Osteria da Nino

4.8
1142 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.

Support Osteria da Nino during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Wine Dinner Sunday March 7

    $99.00 per person

    Mar 7, 2021 only

    Wine Pairing Dinner- Region of “Sicily Mt. Etna” Speaker: Letizia Patane & Roberto W. Kennedy Sunday March 7th, 2021 Connecting Zoom 6.00 pm Dine-In or Via Zoom from your home. Pick Dinner from 4.45 to 5.30 pm curbside $99 Pp / plus tax & gratuity 5 oz wine will accompany each course *Dietary accommodation and vegetarian option are available Telephone :703-820-1128 - Email: Osteridanino@gmail.com www.osteriadaninova.com

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

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

    Enjoy Arlington's finest Italian Happy Hour, with $5 White or Red Italian Wines, $5 Prosecco, Apperol Spritz, Bellini, and any rail drinks. We are also featuring $1 Local MD Oysters during Happy Hour. Summertime is the perfect season to enjoy one of these fine offerings outside on our beautiful patio, safe and socially distanced. Also offered inside. Sit back, relax, and enjoy our special happy hour! Special is from 4:00PM-6:30PM EVERY DAY!

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 1142 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable, wine list extensive and Nino and Mrs. were as personable as ever. Great covid protections as well!

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goodeats123
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible food and service!! One of our all-time favorite places in the area.

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vipDininginOldTown
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s delicious! Just about everything is homemade at the restaurant- soups, focaccia bread, pasta, and desserts. Great beer and wine selection. The owner greets everyone with a warm welcome and the staff is very attentive and courteous.

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vipDavid
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I neighborhood Italian restaurant with excellent food, friendly attentive management, and quiet ambiance. The place to go when you want an excellent Italian meal with a caring staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hospitality was amazing. Nino recommended an incredible wine. Every course if the three course meal was delectable.

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vipDavidS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good, even on Valentine's Day when it is usually difficult to find a good meal in a restaurant.

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Olive
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I had a lovely Valentine's Day dinner here. Wonderful Italian wines to select from, top notch service and excellent food. Arugula salad is one of my favorites, veal dishes were very satisfying and served nice and hot and all the sides were cooked perfectly. Spacing out, partitions, and other covid protocols made us feel safe. Highly recommend Osteria da Nino!

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Lainey
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!

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ZacharyJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our waiter (I believe his name was Holt?) was a gem that gave great wine recommendations and was very attentive. This was fine dining done right and I’m very glad that I took my lady here for Valentine’s Day.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The appetizer, drinks and dessert was great. The main dish was very disappointing for my wife and I. My seafood pasta was extremely dry and flavorless and my wife’s lobster pasta lacked lobster.

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JamieR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We love this place because the food is consistently good.

The Owner who was the Host seemed particularly stressed and was rude to my waiter for talking to us too much. I think he should be more respectful of his wait staff 🤔

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JamesC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As promised Nino is great we had a great time and a great meal. Would definitely go back and we will. Go support local businesses.

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TomS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osteria da Nino is always the best. Great food and always feel welcome by Nino himself!

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vipDininginOldTown
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful- as always!! The owner makes you feel welcomed and sincerely wants to enjoy your meal. My husband declared the spaghetti as ‘the bomb’. I had the eggplant parmesan and it’s delicious. Ample portions, yummy bread, and a great wine selection.

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WillP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, experience. Overall a must go to spot.

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vipTysonS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A go to for Italian in Shirlington. The food is always excellent; the specials are a frequent go-to. Nino knows his wine list and has some gems that are reasonably priced. It is a no miss pick.

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LeoP
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night in a well know authentic Italian restaurant! Thank you to everyone at Osteria da Nino, from the waiter to the owner for making a night out for two parents who bust their butt off and rarely go out simply short of perfect!

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MarcL
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a very vibrant restaurant. Our waiter was excellent and looked after us extremely well. His recommendations exceeded our expectations. The dish I ordered was not to my taste. They offered me something immediately as a replacement. They were devoted to ensuring we had the best possible experience. I look forward to coming o going back.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Nino's food, and the service was outstanding!!

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vipChuckS
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very well presented and tasty. The pistachio creme brûlée is a must.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a nice place. Our server was a lady, and she was very sweet and patient. They bring out bread and pesto, it was nice and fluffy in the inside and not too hard/crunchy on the outside. The pesto was amazing. The calamari was good, could have been fried a little longer but still good. It came with two delicious sauces. As a main, I got the short rib ravioli. I would give it a 6/10. A little too al dente for me but the flavor was there. The chicken Marsala was delicious! It was packed with flavor and it was amazing. Definitely recommend that. We also got a cheese pizza. Yum! The star of the night was their pistachio creme brûlée!!! Wow is all I have to say.

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vipColShag
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food, the best ambiance, and Nino is a splendid host! You are treated like family!

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Anonymous
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The bronzini was thin and old. It was topped with some cilantro (?) and maybe a trace of spinach or swiss chard. I should have brought a magnifying glass so as to identify it. The bread was good, as was the wine, but the fish fell far short of expectations. Nino is a gracious host and the restaurant is spacious and clean, but unfortunately my dinner was a real disappointment.

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vipdashburn
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not many diners do to the pandemic so it was quiet. Appetizers we great grilled octopus with white beans, fried calamari, and mussels in wine broth. Main meal was Osseo Bucco with risotto, grilled sea bass with sautéed spinach, and veal scallopini with pasta. All Italian wines on the wine list. I wish they included some Napa varietals.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal and the family was so friendly!! We chatted for an extra 20-30 mins and they made us feel like family (even sharing a bit of wine!). A must-come-back.

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Twiz
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and very delicious food. We ordered the mussel appetizer (YUM), Salmon with potatoes and brussel sprouts, Caesar salad with Salmon, Marsala chicken, and a pasta bouillabaisse dish. Everyone enjoyed their meals! We will eat here again when we are in town.

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MichelleNJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and Nino is an excellent host! Can't wait to go back!

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vipArlingtonfoodie
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great drinks, excellent service and owner Nino is very personable. During COVID-19 I have not felt too keen about dining in, but this establishment has gone out of its way to ensure patron comfort and follow COVID protocols, including well spaced tables, enforcement of mask policy, well spaced partitions to ensure separation, that is complemented by the restaurant's high ceilings which provides me with a comfort level with respect to aerosol spread. Great happy hour drinks and appetizers also, delicious focaccia bread served with meal, great desserts. Pasta is homemade and dishes are tasty and very fresh. A bit off the path in Shirlington across from the bus terminal, easy to miss if you are not looking for it.

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vipKevinK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great, the short rib special was especially good this night. Nino and his staff are always so nice and knowledgeable, ready to answer any questions you may have and make recommendations. The Perricone that Nino recommended was very good!

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

WE loved our time there, the staff and the management are so nice! food was amazing our female latin server ( sorry i don't remember your name) knew everything my woman wanted amazing wing woman. picked out our wine, made food suggestion.

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vipGregS
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem, so happy we found this place. We loved the food and the atmosphere and will be back for sure!!

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KristenC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went out for a safe, anniversary dinner and we were blown away. They took all precautionary measures for COVID and made us feel very comfortable. Not only was the service fantastic but the food was fantastic. We will definitely be dining here regularly.

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vipRBS2016
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, very extensive wine list and great service.

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WillliamL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great, menu selection great, and there was a good number of specials for being the middle of the week.

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EAnneB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - great staff - wonderful atmosphere. Nice neighborhood place to eat. Delicious.

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vipKeithL
Central Coast
95 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and was expertly prepared. We had the pork chop special and the veal piccata - both were outstanding! Holt, our server, was great - he was knowledgeable, attentive, and very courteous. We will be back soon.

It was also good to see Nino again. Please support this very fine local restaurant during these trying times for all restaurants.

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ClaireC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nino's is a true gem with great food, knowledgeable servers and safely distanced tables. His prices reflect the quality of the ingredients in the food, from homemade pasta to cheeses and wines shipped from Italy.

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vipCara
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a farewell dinner for a friend and Nino and the staff made it perfect! The food was, as always, perfect as was the wine. Every time we eat here, we leave happy and feeling almost like we’re back in Italy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Best Italian food that I’ve had in the DMV area

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Dinnerwasgood
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the service was fantastic the owners are doing it right!! We will be back.

FAQs

Osteria da Nino does offer 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 1142 OpenTable diners.

Osteria da Nino does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.osteriadaninova.com/.

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.