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Padella at the Westin Washington Dulles

37 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Great for Lunch (20)
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Fresh, Simple, Italian...Chef Luis Vasquez presents a very approachable style combining local Virginia ingredients and Italian flair. Breakfast features a SuperFoods menu to begin your day in a healthy way, served a la carte or buffet. Lunch promises to be quick or leisurely with a full menu of salads, panini and pastas.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am-11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: Padella Lounge 11:30am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 793-3366
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Luis Vasquez
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Parking details
Valet available through the Westin Washington Dulles. Convenient Complimentary garage self park.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Padella's Private Dining Room provides an intimate space for a special occasion or a quiet business event.

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What 37 People Are Saying
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3.9  based on all time ratings
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Missy (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Very good service and food. No complaints. Bread pudding was excellent!

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on September 19, 2017

Perfect restaurant for a jet-lagged couple just arrived from Europe. Excellent Dry Martinis and a laid back charm. Very tasty food. Now we know where to stay and dine next time.

TheGeneral (Miami)
4.0  Dined on April 7, 2017

Located in the lobby of the Hotel. We have the arancini and margherita flatbread for appetizers. The arancini were crisp and warm. The flatbread was nothing special. I would pass on that for the price to value.

My wife and I split the dinner salad which came with a generous helping of blueberries and raspberries. The goat cheese and vinaigrette were tasty. Would definitely eat again.

My wife ordered the Shrimp Carbonara and I had the Chicken Caciatore. My wife liked her dish quite well, I wasn't as big of a fan. My Caciatore was fantastic, however, you better like brussel sprouts as there are a lot of them.

W84it (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

Nice place to catch up and have a drink and a bit to eat.

vipMCCG (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2017

The make your own salad and pasta is a great idea food is consistently delicious as well as dessert. Lava cake yumyum

vipShare (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

Breakfast buffet was nothing special. Fruits were good. Hussin was excellent server.

vipMikeM (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on May 20, 2016

We went here because of a coupon and it was a huge mistake. The only good thing about the meal were the breadsticks and wine. We had a steak and a shrimp meal and both were edible but not very good. I'm pretty sure the mashed potatoes were from a box.

vipfoodhobbyist (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on May 1, 2015

Had second thoughts after booking considering it was located in a hotel where the proximity of other restaurants requires a drive/taxi. All courses were prepared well and tasty. Mushroom soup was really good. Entrees may not have been cooked to order (too uniform from plate to plate) but were still satisfying. Quite acceptable if staying there.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 28, 2015

Our server Elsa was amazing. We arrived as the kitchen closed, but she promised to take care of us. As a courtesy, my party ordered all food items at once which came out in record speed. Everything was delicious, including cocktails. Very convenient location even though the establishment itself is a bit difficult to reach. Great spot!

ChrisC (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on March 30, 2015

Menu was a little different than what they show on here; bartender said the menus change seasonally and had just changed for spring.

Cocktails were good. They had everything we like , including a rather extensive selection of good bourbons. The local draft beers were also good.

Happy hour pricing was nice. Apparently it's between 3-6pm monday thru Friday for half price apps and cheaper wines. Cut down the cost big time!

They make a lot of things in house which really surprised me! Pastas, smoked salmon, daily soup selection... Don't expect that at a hotel.

They make a mean frothy caramel martini for after dinner and have a few nice port wines to go along with the dessert selections. That and a fresh cappuccino and we were stuffed.

Enjoyed the convo at the bar and the manager was very friendly too. Plan to visit again soon!

Next time we are going to go romantic and sit out on the patio overlooking the gorgeous lake behind the hotel!

vipNetraveler (New England)
4.0  Dined on June 12, 2014

Excellent airport hotel, excellent restaurant, courteous & helpful staff. Very convenient to the airport with a quick & free shuttle. Day rooms are also available at a reasonable rate. I have stayed here several times & have been impressed with the level of service & comfort.

WestinDullesRegular (Atlanta)
1.0  Dined on November 5, 2013

It's hard to even write a review for the restaurant because no one would serve us. We had 7pm reservations and I started trying to get seated at 6:30pm. After 3 trips to the front desk to get someone to help us, no one ever showed up. NO ONE. There was no one walking around the restaurant and no one to help us get a seat. I was there for a 2014 planning session with my employees and can honestly say I will never be back. And instead of being punished through dinner, we grabbed a cab and ate at Morton's instead.

vipMICHETEXAS (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on October 4, 2013

When I arrived the reservation was cancelled though (not sure why) - but the restaurant was not crowed.
The bar was crowded but not the restaurant.
Food was a little expensive but good and very good service.

vipEagle779 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on September 20, 2013

For a suburban hotel restaurant, Padella greatly exceeded our expectations. The bar was lively, we had an outside table in the restaurant with a nice view, the service was very prompt and attentive, and the wine list was good. The rockfish (mislabeled "Branzino") was very nicely sauteed, and the pasta bolognese was well prepared - al dente- and split in half in the kitchen for sharing. Overall, a really good restaurant.

vipPonn (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on March 15, 2013

Food is on par with Macaroni Grill or Carrabas, but priced at least 50% higher. Ambiance is bland and corporate, and not intimate or special enough for the prices. Service is inconsistent and not well coordinated. We had one good waiter, and three that were poorly trained (and two did not speak English well).
If you are staying in the hotel and don't want to get out, then Padella will likely satisfy you - especially if you are on an expense account. I don't see the average quality and lack of value satisfying local customers.

vipDowntownJon (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on October 25, 2012

Wonderful space, inventive menu, but the food was bland and disappointing. The soup of the day was french onion. It was served in a regular soup bowl with melted cheese floating on top of a panache of caramelized onions. My guess is that the soup is not oven proof so the cheese was not melted (and thus no light charring) at the right temperature. The cauliflower soup was much better. The seared tuna salad was okay. The red vinegar dressing was emulsified so it was more like an aioli. It was okay. I usually eat at the Vinifera at the Westin in Reston but decided to give this place a try since it is much closer to my office. Lesson learned.

vipLaGourmande (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on September 14, 2012

There are not many restaurants in this area. We chose it to celebrate an office mate's birthday. We enjoyed the build-your-own salad as an alternative to a Salad Bar because we could stay at the table and socialize for our short time limit. There were only 2 other tables in our section. We had to stop waiters to place our order, to get our check, to refill our water. So I would have to recommend it because there's not much else close by, but not because of the food or service.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on June 18, 2012

just ok, nothing special about food

thriftydiner (Portland)
3.0  Dined on May 11, 2012

Better than average and more economical than average for an airport hotel restaurant.

Loud (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 25, 2012

My wife and I stayed at this Westin for a layover on our way to a winter getaway. We met friends from DC at Padella for a late dinner. We were quite impressed by the cuisine and the excellent wine list. Airport area hotels rarely boast anything like this. While we waited at bar, the bartender offered us tastes of some of the fine wines. All were excellent. Although I'm not big on fried foods in general, the fried oyster appetizer was outstanding - very light and tender. The Linguini with Clam Sauce was equally memorable - perfectly prepared with just a touch of spicy heat. Service was cordial and snappy. Highly recommended!

FoodieFromAldie (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2012

It was Velentine's day and I was glad to get a reservation for two
at very short notice, the place was huge, and it was of course a busy
night so I can understand if the service was a little slow. I ordered
the Oso Bucco which came out as advertised. My wife enjoued her pasta
dish and the portion was more than enough. I recommend the place but
it is too big to ba a romantic setting, it's a hotel restaurant so it
probably is better suited for business lunches and dinners. There is
a spacious bar. The food is good, the bread basket especially, which came
with a nice garlic-olive oil-cheese dipping sauce. It is a bit too pricey
though, $30 for the Oso Bucco. Moderately priced wine list.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2012

Went on Feb 14th, so I know they where much more busy than usual. But service (basically our primary server) was terrible. Example, of just a couple of about 5 things I could point out. We didn't get our bread until our main course came even after asking about it twice first when our drink order was taken, and then again when our soup appetizer arrived(which was pretty good except it had obviously been sitting for a while and really cooled down). We saw many other tables had their bread served before their appetizers arrived.

geril (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2012

what a great find in an out of the way location! Everything we ordered was wonderful....soup, salad and entree's. Great service. Pleasant atmosphere. Looking forward to going back.

vipPillowandfork (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2012

Elsa was suburb and the food was good for this tucked away location

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2012

Padella is a very unique restaurant in that you can make your own salad or pasta! It is a great place to have meetings! I am very happy I found it and will continue to go there.

Buck (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 4, 2012

This is a "tucked away" hotel restaurant in a "tucked away" location -- i.e., a corporate office park. That being said, it is a great "neighborhood restaurant" for locals. Free parking, quiet ambiance -- and the food is great! New menu coming next week. Nice selection of entrees and apps, and a good wine list, fairly priced. Our server was very attentive and helpful. Tables are large and well-spaced, allowing for private conversations. Atmosphere of the decor was modern and sleek.

vipJohn (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on November 8, 2011

The food and service were excellent. I would have ranked it higher, but the final bill was comparable to that of a 4 star restaurant, whereas the overall experience was not quite to that level.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 8, 2011

Though we were the only ones there when we arrived, the restaurant looked amazing and the food was fabulous! We were so excited to see the place and have it all to ourselves for our Mother's Day brunch.

We loved the ambiance and the service, and have already noted that we would like to schedule another meal there in the near future... we highly recommend it!

vipLisaL (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on March 4, 2011

Food is delicious - service and atmosphere remind you that you are in a hotel - they should make another wall between the bar or something. Again, food is fantastic - chef superb. Would gladly eat there again though!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2011

Horrible service! Worst dining experience this year. 4 in party, we were seated for 17 minutes while wait staff walked by staring at us like zoo animals. Finally one in our party walked up front and asked if we had a server. Yambi the server abandoned us through out the mediocre meal to "service" hug, kiss & climb all over two old white haired men taking picture laughing having fun. We never got to see a wine list, I asked her twice so they made no money on drinks off of us. One ordered Iced tea and never received anything to sweeten it after asking three times. The food was ok. After we finished our meal we waited 20 minutes before I walked up front and asked for a check. Yambi ruined my day. Yambi was not worth the lousy 10% tip