Osteria da Nino

4.8
1174 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

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 1174 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service started out fine, but waitress disappeared once food arrived. Food was mediocre at best. Eggplant parmigiana lacked flavor. Sauce was bland. Tagliatelle Bolognese was better, but not great. Mussels were average. Wine was good. Won’t be back, unfortunately, as we’d had high hopes for this place.

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vipNoVAnotquiteafoodie
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a surprisingly wonderful restaurant. Their menu is more Italian-Italian then Italian-American. The charcuterie board is a great value at $20 for 5 meats or cheeses. The wine list works for both casual sippers and for someone looking for a properly aged Barolo. Very accommodating of families. We arrived without a reservation (not recommended) and they brought out a table for us. The menu thoughtfully indicates which pastas a freshly made in hour.

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GayleR
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have always liked Osteria da Nino, even though it had been awhile since we were there. The food is excellent, but it was a bit on the noisy side. We asked to be moved away from a very large group into the main dining room, which was a lot better.

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vipLeslieL
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is an owner run restaurant and he does a wonderful job. Authentic Italian food

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great date night at Osteria da Nino! The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating - Nino in particular makes you feel right at home! The food was delicious (especially the focaccia bread.. we could have happily eaten just that!) We can’t wait to come back.

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Yankeehoya
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding once again. Chicken Parmigiana was not on the menu, but they kindly made it for me anyway. Nino's has become one of my "go to" restaurants.

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vipJesus
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a wonderful dinner at Osteria da Nino! The food is fantastic, service is top notch, and their wines are amazing. We always appreciate the great wine recommendations and Nino stopping by to talk with us. He and the rest of the staff make you feel like home. Hands down our favorite Italian restaurant.

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NatalieO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food, their pesto dipping sauce for bread is unique and delicious, chianti is delicious

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MarthaS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We've been to this restaurant numerous times. Unfortunately, on this particular Saturday night they seemed to be overwhelmed. We waited almost an hour for our food. The trout I ordered was not available. I switched to veal. Then we were told that my husband's veal and my chicken were almost ready. I said I ordered veal. Oops. Back to the kitchen. It was almost another half hour before our dishes appeared. I had asked Nino to check on our food. There was a bit of an apology late in the game, but no offer to make good in any way (i.e., remove the veal from the check, offer a free dessert, etc.)

We will go back, but hopefully this will not be repeated.

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Yankeehoya
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tried the beef carpaccio and the bucatini Amertriciano For the first time. Both are excellent.

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vipDaleC
Memphis/West TN
110 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining here. The owner always manages to stop by at least once during our time there. The noise is rated as moderate only because we are outside this time and there is noise from the nearby highway. Inside is usually quiet. The food and service are always great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely magnificent food and service. The best dining experience!

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LindaL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Wonderful atmosphere and truly professional management and ownership. A great event for our large family.

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HolidayLuncher
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Italian food. We ate outdoors for Easter Brunch and it felt like we were at an Osteria on a Piazza in Rome.

We’ll be back.

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OldTownRealtor
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For authentic homemade pasta, a creative menu and outstanding wine selection, ODN is for you. We love this place so much that we try to go on a weekly basis. The owners are incredibly personable and professional. With Nino being from Sicily the ambiance is refined, Italian and at the same time warm and personal. You will feel like you are one of the family!

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vipToddV
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saffron Risotto was amazing and the wine recommendation was perfect!

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Amazing
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance and the food was amazing!!

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vipNoname
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service, thank you!

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vipRanda
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and ambiance. Will definitely return with more friends.

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vipwillpet
Cleveland
38 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great host. Great night. Multiple pasta and salmon dishes were well done. Wine list has many good reasonabl priced options. Will be back.

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almapan
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating, delicious food. Friendly owner and helpful staff!

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StuartB
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with amazing food and service. Will definitely go on my list as a regular go-to for dinner in Arlington.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect ambiance — Osteria da Nino’s warm, welcoming style & the amazing food, wines and service, always have me coming back — bravo Nino!

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vipBWRuss
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine list. Service is very good.

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vipSteveW
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a magnificent evening. The owner, Nino, jumped in to assist wait staff as a few folks failed to show for work. Nino was very engaging and attentive throughout the meal. His recommendation on an Italian wine was outstanding. Very convenient parking, outstanding family like service, and awesome food. What’s more to ask for in a fine Italian dinner experience? Oh, and did I mention at a VERY reasonable price point? Make your reservation now. Can’t thank Nino enough for such an outstanding evening for my adult son and me. Top notch experience.

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Yankeehoya
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had a marvelous meal at Nino's last September and had planned to return frequently until the virus spiked in the area. My long delayed 2nd visit was just as good as the first. The artichoke appetizer really reminded me of Rome. I hope they become a standard menu item. However, our waiter said Nino imports the Artichokes from Italy, so there may be an issue with obtaining a steady supply. The Osso Bucco was also excellent. My buddy loved his fish, but I do not recall what he ordered.

This restaurant is very friendly and unpretentious. I wore a suit, just because was meeting a friend from the Pentagon and I was tired of wearing flannel shirts and jeans, however casual attire is fine.

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and the specials were i credibly good.

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NicoleP
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The meals are delicious and the pistachio creme brulee is out of this world!

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vipGreggE
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Osterioa da Nino — very good and very good service. Will be back!

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vipFCROB
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
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 on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipDininginOldTown
Washington DC
55 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
3 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.

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 1174 OpenTable diners.

Osteria da Nino does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/osteria-da-nino-2900-s-quincy-st/giftcards.

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.