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Osteria da Nino

4.5
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1042 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

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Happy Hour

Starting Jul 16, 2020 · Sun 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Tue - Thu 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri - Sat 4:00 PM - 10:00 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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1042 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only is it fantastic food, but an overall great dining experience. The owner is welcoming and personable. We will definitely be returning!

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vipColShag
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to eat at Osteria! The food and atmosphere are always amazing!

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BuonaSera
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been frequenting Nino's for many years, and hope we can continue to do so. Nino has done a great job of adding extra patio tables and maintaining the required social distancing. If we lived closer we'd be going more often. Hope he manages to survive through the COVID nightmare

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vipJohnV
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful dinner with my girlfriend. Nino set us up outside and treated us like royalty, as he always does! We started with a 5 part charcuterie board, fried oysters 🦪 and Olives. Main courses were roast beef and grilled chicken. The roast beef melted on the plate! All washed down with Nino’s recommended wines. It was yet another perfect evening with Nino! 🍷 🍷 🍷 🍷

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BettyeD
Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Wonderfully warm staff. Delicious wine. Perfect for a romantic evening or dinner with friends and family.

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Gary
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanks Nino. We had the Seafood saffron risotto, and a salad with Salmon. Dinner was wonderful.

KW
KWG356
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, service, and fantastic COVID precautions

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vipColShag
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Arlington and I would put the food up against Fiola in DC any day or anytime. Nino has the most authentic Italian food you will eat outside of Sicily, Sardinia, or mainland Italy. Make a reservation today! Don't wait!

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vipPGLL2003
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful staff and great atmosphere for dining inside or outside! Always a treat to dine here!!

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OldTownRealtor
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday meal and as usual, it exceeded our expectations. The owners and servers are exceedingly warm and welcoming. The homemade pasta special I had and the seafood risotto my husband ordered were outstanding! Nino's has become our go-to place for evenings and for carry out. Their Sicilian family-style pizza is to die for! We order that during the week and it's enough to feed us for two nights! The other important thing to note is how clean and safe the staff are. They put a high priority on cleanliness, social distancing and wearing masks. We feel very comfortable dining in or ordering out.

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vipJohnV
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nino ALWAYS delivers an amazing experience! He set us up outside near friends. My gf had the beat pasta and I had the fried pork chop. OMG it was so delicious! 🤤 We topped it off with the home made gelato 🍧. La Dolcé Vita!

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Olive
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Felt very safe with inside seating--all staff were taking necessary precautions and plenty of space between tables. Food and wine selections are always very good. One of our favorite local restaurants.

JV
JanVa
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Osteria da Nino is always great. We chose this place to be our “COVID Coming Out” restaurant because we knew we could rely on them being careful. We were lucky to sit on the patio, the service was great, the food delicious and we had a wonderful time. Hoping that things return to normal soon so that we can continue to enjoy this wonderful little neighborhood restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious!!!! Complimentary wine tasting, great choices on the menu, delicious everything, highly recommend.

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vipTheodoreD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful meal. Ask Nino for a wine recommendation.

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vipJamesA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want Italian, and the EU embargo keeps you from Europe, why not try Osteria da Nino. You could go to one of the restaurants downtown—there are several excellent Italian restaurants there—but you’ll likely spend more money, and hassle with parking.

Make Arlington Great Again. Spend your rebate here.

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KWG356
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb Italian food! Superior service! Fantastic Covid-19 precautions .... . In short: Highly recommended!!

PS - Best Italian wines in town!

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ThomasM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Olive fritte and a salmon rissotto. Both very good. Accompanied by a friendly chat with Nino.

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Marriedanitalian
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We are so glad Osteria da Nino is back open. The food was superb and everyone made sure we were safe. Nino is the perfect host and we decided to have our 25th wedding anniversary party there.

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vipColShag
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in Metro DC. Authentic and delicious. Make your reservation today!

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vipStevenR
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit was exceptional. The staff are very attenttive and made us feel welcome.

The house made pasta is great, and all the food was solid.

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Marty
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the blackened salmon with avocado salad special. Friend eagerly devoured the pork chop. Waitstaff wore masks and tables were spaced far apart. Very friendly service.

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Dawn
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate at an outdoor table which accounts for the quiet noise rating. Love the Aperol Spritzer. Great Eggplant app too. Beat salad just so so.

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vipAnne
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During this very difficult time I was very impressed with the sanitary steps they took to make us feel we were safe in their restaurant.

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MichaelP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience had personal touches from Nino, his family, and his staff, who seem like his extended family. Outstanding!

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TerriP
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. The ambiance was also perfect.

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Sus3
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food was okay. Service was good at first, but when we asked for the check, we waited for 30 minutes. No check. One of us had to chase down waitress to get check. I would not go back

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vipLoveNYC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

loved the Frutti Di Mare with the squid ink homemade pasta!!

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vipALT1
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed our evening and food! The only issue was that as the restaurant became more crowded, the service fell off- we wanted to order coffee and dessert but after 10-15 minutes gave up just got our check. I think another server is needed, because ours was good just became too busy.

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murphnd
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osteria da Nino is a hidden gem. The service is friendly and efficient, and the owner Nino is a great host. The food is excellent -- their squid ink pastas are the best I've ever had in the DC area (highly recommend the regular seafood dish on the menu, but sometimes they have specials made with it also). They have a good wine list with several Italian varietals and appellations that are not easy to find locally, and Nino is very knowledgeable about wine (and appreciative of others who demonstrate an interest in Italian wine). They also have great happy hour oyster specials!

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KerT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious and authentic Italian food! Homemade pasta, tender veal, freshly filled cannoli with crisp shells.

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Jess
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Prices are a little high for what you get, but it tastes great!

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vipMichaelS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We really enjoyed our meal at Osteria da Nino despite several missteps. We had passed by this place a 100, but always had out go-to place for Italian. One the 101th, we decided to give it a try and are glad we did. They were busy on our visit, but it was almost 15 mins before someone took our drink order after we sat down and then another 15 mins or so to take our appetizer & meal order. Once it emptied out a little the service got much better and was very pleasant. The calamari app and my cavietelli pasta w/lamb ragu were fantastistic, however my wife's veal was overdone and very dry. But the sauce and side that came with it were great and almost saved the dish. Overall we will absolutly try it again as the prices were reasonable and there were a lot of choices on the menu that we wanted to try

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was delicious and fairly priced. The service was so-so. Glad we weren’t in a rush because it took a while to order etc. On the flip side, definitely didn’t feel like we were being rushed out and we enjoyed a longer dinner.

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vipMeem
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everything great, but service can be slow. Seems like there is lots of turnover of wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ODN was delightful as always. The best service and hospitality in town!!!

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celebrating
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect place for a girls evening to catch up. Delicious food in a quiet space so we could actually hear each other. The pace was great, allowing us time to visit and serving great pasta and seafood.
We'll be back.

LM
vipLanaM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The home made fettuccini looked like Asian noodles. The salmon was very dry even though I asked for medium rare.
Salad was swimming in dressing. I would not come back.

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Happytoeatout
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have eaten here once before. We enjoyed that there was easy parking across the street. We arrived early, around 5:30 PM with a reservation for 6 PM. There was no problem in getting seated and served. The waitress was very nice in taking our orders and explaining the menu and specials for the night.
The food was served nicely and tasted very fine including the fish.
Since we were there early, the noise level was low and did increase when a group came to the bar while waiting for their table, but otherwise we could speak at a comfortable level.
It was a fun night.

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GinaL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2/15/2020- Outstanding meal - everything was spot on for this meal. Fresh, fresh, and delicious. Service was outstanding. I had the scallops they were so sweet and tasted like fresh ocean air! Calamari was perfect, not to heavily breaded, perfectly crisp and prepared. This was so good.

FAQs

Osteria da Nino does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Osteria da Nino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 820-1128.

Osteria da Nino is rated 4.5 stars by 1042 OpenTable diners.

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

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.