Osteria da Nino

4.8
1319 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
We are a locally owned restaurant that believes in the power of Italian Hospitality, Wine and Cooking to express our love of Italian Traditions and Culture. We make our own fresh pastas on a daily basis, and all of our ingredients are the freshest locally sourced around. We take great pride in our hand crafted menu inspired from all regions of Italy. Come join us for a bottle of Italian wine, and the most authentic Italian cuisine in the DMV.

Experiences

  • California Wine Dinner

    $90.00 per person

    Jan 30, 2022 only

    Join us for our California wine dinner on Sunday January 30th! The menu can be found on this link below: https://www.osteriadaninova.com/event/130-napa-valley-ca-wine-dinner/ Please note you must RSVP via email at osteriadanino@gmail.com to book your reservation for this event! Our event will start promptly @ 6pm!
  • Valentine's Day

    $75.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Join us on Monday, January 14th for a 3-course prix-fixe menu! Menu & pricing will be released shortly! We will not be serving our regular dinner menu this evening.
  • Winter Restaurant Week

    $40.00 per person

    Jan 25 - Jan 29, 2022

    We extended restaurant week to go through Saturday, Jan 29! Please visit our website to see our menu! This is the only menu we will be offering until Sat, Jan 29!

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Tue - Sat 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    Enjoy Arlington's finest Italian Happy Hour @ our BAR with... $5 White or Red Italian Wines, $5 Prosecco, Aperol Spritz, Bellini, and any rail drinks. We are also featuring $1 raw local MD Oysters during Happy Hour. Sit back, relax, and enjoy our special happy hour! Special is from 4:00PM-6:30PM EVERY DAY AT THE BAR ONLY!
  • Complimentary Wine Tasting

    Multiple dates available

    Tue - Thu 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Join us every 1st Wednesday of each month from 5-7pm for our complimentary wine tasting! We usually offer about 5-7 wines per event for you to taste & then you are welcome to purchase bottles at a discounted price.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1319 people are saying
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MartyK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our “go to” restaurant! Nino and his staff go above and beyond to make you feel like family. The food is amazing and the wine selection is excellent!

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vipMissMary
Philadelphia
141 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I invited a friend to experience Restaurant Week (his first time!). I had never been to Osteria da Nino, so we tried it out. I enjoyed the broccoli soup (tastes like how I make it!), we both had the Salmone, and he liked the tiramisu.

However, what we were both really looking forward to on the menu was the Pistachio creme brulee (pistachios are literally his favourite!), but they were already out (we ordered it pretty early on; it was only 6:30 p.m.)? *Very disappointing.* Overall though, we still enjoyed our meal, but as an avid RW goer and promoter, this was a dessert faux pas.

Note: when I initially was waiting for my guest to arrive for the 6 p.m. reservation, as other patrons walked in, it sounded like the restaurant has some regular goers, so that was a good positive I'd like to share.

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LCLS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I decided to try this restaurant during during Restaurant Week. I had never been there before so I wanted to try some place new. All I can say is WOW. I now have a new favorite Italian place. The food was outstanding with generous serving sizes and obviously super fresh ingredients. The owner and wait personnel were super friendly, knowledgable, and helpful. We were a family of 4 and all of us tried different items from their menu. We all sampled each others selections and ALL items were awesome. I will say that they go very light on salt which we really appreciated because a member of our party has high blood pressure and is always concerned about consuming high levels of salt. BTW we did NOT ask them to go light on the salt. I would much prefer to add salt to our taste at the table. I would highly recommend this place and we personally intend to become one of their regular customers. Well Done Osteria da Nino!

MM
MichelleM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation to celebrate my daughter’s 21st birthday. Everything was fantastic. Plus it was Restaurant week so we were able to get 3 courses very affordably. They sent out my daughter’a cannoli dessert with happy birthday written on the plate in sauce. That was so nice! The owner even came to take pictures with my daughter. We will come back every time we are in town

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naviedw
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant manage was extremely rude and disrespectful.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The Winter Week menu was great! I got the Rigatoni Carbonara it was really good. Our waiter did a great job considering he seemed to be the only one taking orders. I’m so glad that I got to participate in DC’s Winter Restaraunt week!

JW
JonaW
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant week menu was delicious, and the service excellent

CM
CrystalM
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great, service slightly slow, but the staff was very friendly :) Will be back to check out happy hour!

MP
MarianneP
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely setting, kind and attentive staff.

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vipFoodie4Life
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delightful family owned restaurant with great sense of humor. Restaurant week special was a great deal and food was delicious.

JE
JEU123
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service could use a little improvement. Thank you!

RM
RobM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prix fixe in Restaurant Week: good choices, great service.

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Lynn
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always one of our favorite places for a nice dinner. Our server this time must have been new, thorough but slower than we are used to. But we were in no hurry so we didn't care. Hey, everybody has a learning curve when they first start, right?

The owner/host, Nino, was his usual cheerful, bustling self. How he manages to recognize people with masks on amazes me.

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vipThomasB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Excellent wine selection with an extremely knowledgeable waiter who knew everything about wine.

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MarcelL
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service ( Joanna) and nicely Covid-safe spaced tables. Delicious steamed mussels, home made pasta and cannoli. Biscotti served w Santo vino like Florence. A wonderful evening!

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vipNoetto
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a casual, weeknight dinner with two friends who are recently married, and me. We frequent Nino's on a regular basis and enjoy this neighborhood treasure! Service was friendly and professional and the food was good.

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KimW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never been disappointed when I eat at Osteria da Nino.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and food!

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Islelly
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service spectacular!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, extensive menu, great wine selection, attentive and personal service in a refined yet relaxed environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at ODN, and we will definitely be coming back. They brought water and fresh focaccia with pesto immediately. They have a fully stocked bar and tons of wine, beer, and cocktails option. The food was amazing. We had the fried artichoke special as an appetizer and then got the Rigatoni Carbonara and the Orecchiette con Salsiccia. It all tasted great. I’ve been to a lot of Italian restaurants in the DMV area and this is now my new favorite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best and most authentic Italian food I’ve had stateside. We love it so much that we are regulars. Nino and his family along with the rest of the staff treat us like VIPs every time. Highly recommend if you are in the area. Guarantee you won’t be disappointed!!

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RandyH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner and wait staff couldn’t have been more attentive and pleasant to our family. The food was terrific and the drinks and wine were perfect and very reasonably priced. We will be dining here again and again.

NM
NicoleM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for wine tasting and dinner and was not disappointed! The wines for tasting were amazing, the food was amazing and as always the service was amazing.

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JohnZ
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening out for dinner. Service was solid, food was exceptional and the staff is great !

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mememe
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a wonderful time and wonderful food at Nino’s!

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OurFav
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of the best for Italian in Northern Virginia!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect way to spend Christmas Eve. Thank you for a lovely dining experience.

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vipYankeehoya
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My sister was in town, so I took her to my favorite Italian restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm, wonderful and inviting! Nino and his staff put on an exquisite holiday meal :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining.

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vipLutherI
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our first date here. We have been coming regularly for the last 4 years. The atmosphere , food, service, value , quality are all outstanding . We attend wine dinners, have all our special occasions abs date nights here. We recommend it to all our friends and family . Enough said. Come and experience it for yourself. You’ll agree.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very bad service and food was mediocre

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! From the food to the service, it is excellent every time!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nino and staff are absolutely amazing! We enjoyed a quiet dinner. Nino came to check on us and took the time to sit and have a pleasant conversation about the ristorante and a little about himself. Our server was very patient and kind allowing us to have a very enjoyable experience. We will be back!

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CurmuRae
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner, Nino, is warm and charming. He makes each guest feel special. My mom who loves wine, really enjoys discussing wine pairings with him but he is just as convivial with my 17-year-old. The food and service is consistently excellent and the atmosphere is welcoming - what more could you want from your neighborhood restaurant?

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KenB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with family and close friends. Service excellent. Food wonderful. Ambiance very nice.
Even a surprise birthday dessert that was not ordered by anyone at the table - along with singing!

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PeterS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got one of the specials (veal chop) and was shocked when I got the bill and saw it cost twice what most other entrees do. It was excellent and I enjoyed it, but I wish the server had mentioned the price before I ordered. Lesson learned.

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JulieP
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything perfect for a great evening with friends!

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PatriciaO
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up with long time friends. Fabulous meal! Nino was a great host! Cannot wait to come back!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Osteria da Nino using the Order Online button. Osteria da Nino also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Osteria da Nino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 820-1128.

Osteria da Nino is rated 4.8 stars by 1319 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.