Osteria da Nino

4.6
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$30 and under
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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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L
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went for dinner prior to attending an event at Signature Theater. We told the waitress when we arrived that we needed to leave no later than 7:15. I had caprese salad which was good. Then I had the lamb ragu which also tasted good but was about a cup of pasta for $18. My friend had raw oysters which she said were good. We ordered dessert which took 20 minutes to arrive and after repeated prompts. When it came, we had less than 5 minutes to gulp it down and pay to get to the theater on time. Considering that we allowed 1 hour and 30 minutes for dinner and warned the waitress on arrival, this is unacceptable. The restaurant reduced the bill by $15, but that didn't even cover the cost of our dessert which we did not enjoy. I would not go again.

CB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Nino is amazing. A great spot for before the theater.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best Italian food I’ve have in the DC area. I lived in Italy for 3 years, and this restaurant is as authentic as it gets. Highly recommend !

OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was so authentic and Nino took the time to stop and speak with us twice! Portions were Perfect and the wine pairing was spot on! Lovely setting and felt like family.

CF
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my bestfriend out to celebrate her birthday. Everything was amazing. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

S
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food reasonable prices.
Waiter tried to have us select pricier choice.

RG
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great experience at Osteria da Nino, the restaurant was buys and short staffed so teh owner stepped in and helped take care of us. Albeit busy, service was still fast and efficient. Food was absolutely delicious and the prices are very reasonable. Highly recommend!

FC
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. If you find yourself in Shirlington definitely give Nino’s a try. You will not be disappointed.

H
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious Southern Italian dishes and always something new on the menu or in the kitchen. Friday nights, even with reservations, there can be a wait (ours was 12 minutes over reservation time) but the food is worth the wait. We go there about once a month and it is always delightful. You may want to try it during the week when it's not so crowded if waiting is an issue for you.

KB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even though a large number of unexpected patrons showed up, our reservation was honored expeditiously, we were served promptly and the food was, as usual, very good

RS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Not sure if I’m being fair, but our experience was overall negative. We showed up on time for our reservation and noticed several others waiting. No host on duty. After several minutes the other patrons informed us the restaurant was short staffed and Manager was trying to seat people. Noticed several tables looking around for someone to take their orders. Manager finally told us we would have to wait 15-20 mins for a table. We left. Probably just a really bad night Friday and 3 staff called in sick we we told. We’ll try again some other time...maybe.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a 6:30 reservation. Took 15 minutes to be seated (without menus) and then didn’t see a waiter for another 20 minutes so we left with never being acknowledged by ANY of the staff. Had a great meal/service next door at Carlyle!

L
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

While the food was, as always, excellent, service suffered from the number of customers at the restaurant. The servers were hard-pressed to deal with all of the tables, so things were slower than usual. Fortunately Nino was aware of parties going to Signature Theater and was able to move service along to make certain no one was late for the show!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, the service was very quick because they knew we were going to the theater, and they offer a discount to theater patrons! Great first experience and will definitely go back!

GG
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific evening!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance and delicious food

J
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

80th birthday celebration that went very well

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nothing bad, nothing wow

RP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing, our server knew everything and anything about items on the menu. The food was great and the manager was very friendly and welcoming

CP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We always enjoy our dining experiences at Osteria da Nino. I was happy to introduce others to this restaurant. They will be back!

DB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great time here with family for dinner. Service was great, the wine and food were delicious, would highly recommend.

j
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant with excellent food. They have a full menu with lots of options. The veal dishes were prepared perfectly and the ravioli was really good too. We had the tiramisu and chocolate soufflé for dessert and they were both outstanding. Maria, out waitress, was friendly and attentive. We had a great evening!

t
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem in Shirlington. Nino makes you feel at home every visit.

CL
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Restaurant inviting but noisy--had to raise my voice to converse with partner. The caulifower soufflé's ordered was very good as was the dessert--canaloni. The main course of chicken was not tender and vegetables tasted like they had been cooked yesterday and reheated.

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Running the Marine Corps Marathon and was looking for an affordable Italian dinner to carb up. This place is amazing. I will definitely be coming back next year.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday ! Great eve

C
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with some friends for my mom’s birthday. This is one of my favorite places and was as good as always. Great food, great wine, great service. It was a wonderful night!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

The waiter need to be properly train on service to customers

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The food was awful and overpriced, I should have sent mine back. I ordered chicken piccata thinking it would be a sautéd cutlet. It turned out to be a roasted quarter chicken that was totally overcooked and dry as a bone. I’ve had frozen Lean Cuisine with more flavor. Our appetizer was over seasoned. My date couldn’t get the drink she wanted. But the bill was five star.

SK
Washington DC
105 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were a party o 5 with 3 birthday celebrations and we enjoyed every bit of it.

g
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the meal. Service was just right - friendly and attentive but not bothersome. We will visit again.

z
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food OUTSTANDING! Nino, keep on doing the fabulous job! :)

c
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been 5 time in Washington DC as tourist and I always go back to this restaurant.

DP
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is a restaurant that we frequent. It's always comfortable and welcoming.

SG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Friendly, attentive wait staff. Food was delicious. Fresh and tasty. Nino stopped by to check on us and was very customer-focused. Highly recommend.

ST
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Nino is a wonderful host. My steak was cooked perfectly and the pastas were al dente and well sauced.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at this restaurant is delicious no matter what you are in the mood for. From the appetizers to the main course to their desserts, everything is great! I would highly recommend this restaurant. You will not be disappointed!

WT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had another wonderful dinner and thank Nino and his staff for everything.

DL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful restaurant that is so authentic. Recently traveled to Italy and this restaurant was as good as any I visited on my trip.

a
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our dinners were wonderful! Service a bit slow, but it was Saturday night.