Osteria da Nino

4.7
1257 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.

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Experiences

  • Speri Wine Dinner

    $110.00 per person

    Oct 24, 2021 only

    Join us for our Speri Wine Dinner. To View more info visit: https://www.osteriadaninova.com/event/1024-speri-wine-dinner/ RSVP required via email. Please email us at osteriadanino@gmail.com with your name, phone number, number of attendees, event attending & if you have any known allergies from the menu below.

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!

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 1257 people are saying
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vipDavidH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and wine. Owner is a delight!

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ncsuian
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first date experience! Nino is the best!

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AmaronC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's something for everyone at Osteria! The owner was kind enough to stop by our table and make recommendations, the atmosphere is charming and everything we ordered was delish! We had our 4mnth old with us for a 5pm reservation for a birthday dinner, and ownership was very gracious and welcoming which was appreciated. Our new favorite restaurant in Shirlington. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osteria da Nino was amazing. Nino greets you from the jump and then the experience begins. The pasta is freshly made and the servers understand the importance of articulating the specials and their go-tos. This place is now in the rotatio. For authentic Italian cuisine.

We started with the arancini which was an amazing combination of their Ragu meats, peas, and risotto fried just right sprinkled w cheese on a tasty sauce. Additionally we couldn’t turn down the crunchy shrimp special. Our dishes were simple squid ink pasta and spaghetti with meatballs (extra sauce). Every bite was a taste of home and the dishes remained hot throughout the meal.

For dessert I chose an adffogato and my wife had the Almonda olive oil cake which comes out like a cupcake and warm with whipped cream on the side and a lemon sherbet Esq scoop on the other side. Both were amazing and a great way to finish the meal while chatting from time to time with Nino and his wife. Osteria da Nino for the win.

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vipHankL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice experience. The venue is very pleasant and so is the staff. The food is traditionally Italian and delicious. The wine list is very nice too.

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vipRebeccaA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is absolutely amazing! Best Italian food in northern Virginia.

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AnneS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Nino and his staff delivered a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Had a great time. Although service was slower than expected, we appreciated not feeling rushed and enjoyed being able to stay at the restaurant for a few hours. The food was fantastic and our server was great. Ambiance was also very nice.

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vipnr1234
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was okay - butternut squash soup was ok. My husband enjoyed his bolognese. I got the ricotta w/ burrata - bland.

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Yankeehoya
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had Austrian and German friends with me. When Nino found this out he brought out a prosciutto-like meat called "Speck" (Smoked Pork Belly) in Germany. I had never heard of it, but my European friends were almost crying tears of joy after tasting it. After dining and talking with Nino, they all now want to travel to Sicily.

Try the Barbera D' Alba wine. Superb taste and Value.

JV
vipJohnV
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took my Father and Brother there for there shared Birthday. As always, Nino delivered a fantastic experience. Try the Grappa!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Food was good but somewhat salty overall. Our waiter was amazing though!

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Cre8tivexpat
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food all around. I forget about this great restaurant that is right off the main street of Shirlington.

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vipColShag
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always incredible food at Nino’s. The lasagne melted in my mouth. Thin pasta with a delectable meat sauce. Secret recipe I know! Can’t wait to go back 🥂🍾😎🍽

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liv2roam
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent quality. Nino, family & staff always welcoming and accommodating. Great happy hour too.

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vipSuzie
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From start to finish everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, amazing service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An evening at Nino's is always a pleasure ~ exquisite food, superb service...and Nino's warm personal hospitality always feels like home!

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BetinaM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

the staff was very friendly and the food was excellent.

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JennEDC
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food here is amazing. They had gazpacho as the special appetizer. Do not miss it! It was SO good. This is a very local place-- the owner Nino and his wife Jindra take your experience very personally. They want you to have good food and great wine and leave wanting to come back. They were a bit short staffed during our visit, but they all pitched in to still make it a great experience. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food & services

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vipCaltag
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at Nino's, but have never had the Tagliatelle Bolognese. It was perfect. Fresh pasta, a superb beef and pork ragu, and just the right amount of Parmesan. Of course, everything else was excellent as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a totally wonderful meal last night: great food, great wine affordably priced, and quiet enough to talk. Everything was perfect.

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BrendanN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service, great food. Will definitely return

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Debi
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good! Fun to try new dishes offered during restaurant week.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was soectacular

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GwendolynSarah
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Their Restaurant Week offerings were very generous. The food was fine. I especially liked the fried artichoke appetizer and the pasta in the chicken piccata. I was surprised that servers did not wear masks, the bar staff was wearing masks. I will return to try other entrees.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love it!

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vipRestaurantBird
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

This is a tough review because we have always enjoyed Osteria da Nino. Don't know whether it was because the menu was Restaurant Week, the chef was having an "off" night, or we selected items with different expectations. First, the great: warm greeting by Nino, lots of items to select from on the 3-course menu, lovely cocktails, wonderful unhurried service, pleasant ambiance. Now, the disappointments. 1st course: Calamari Fritti (more fried batter than calamari, a little oily, lots of calamari but insufficient dipping sauces); Caprese (tasty burrata cheese and heirloom tomato slices, but the piece of cheese was very, very small). 2nd course: Orecchiette con Salsiccia (the pasta, sausage, etc. were well prepared, but it was as if they were each made individually and put together as they were plated--little seasoning, no sauce to bind); Filetto di Branzino (nicely prepared fish but overpowered by the fennel--too much anise taste over this gentle tasting sea bass--as well as two other strong flavors of spinach and olives. Just too many moving parts). 3rd course: Chocolate Mousse (lovely!); Tiramisu (unremarkable, much better elsewhere).

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time , good food , good service , will be back !

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vipJafflez
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner, who is a true Sicilian and greets you as you walk in, is an incredible man and very kind. The service was phenomenal. Food was great. Food runners/bussers were experts and professional. Solid place and I will definitely be returning.

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Arlingtonian
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Highly recommend for amazing food, wine selection, service and ambiance.

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vipLutherI
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osteria da Nino is always our go to place for date night and all family special occasions. We also enjoy their wine tasting dinners.

Try it and you’ll see!!

JV
vipJohnV
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nino recommended the perfect Sicilian wine to compliment our meals! Always an amazing evening at Nino’s.

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JonD
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always outstanding! This is are new favorite Italian restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service, delicious food, great wine! Very reasonable prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nino's never disappoints, always amazing food, great service, and an outstanding experience! Thanks to everyone for making my son's birthday dinner so enjoyable!

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DennisD
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant offers great food and hospitality. Owner Nino greets you comes to the table and chats with you, the waiter is completely on top if things. The atmosphere is low key, noise levels low, there is no background music, it is a great place for conversation.

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DrTed
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food is very good. Waited 90 min for main dish to come with our server MIA. very aggravating.

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 4.7 stars by 1257 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.