Hank's Pasta Bar

4.5
392 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
Hank's Pasta Bar is a rustic Italian restaurant located at 600 Montgomery Street in North Old Town Alexandria. The Pasta Bar features hand-made fresh pasta, fresh seafood, cheese & charcuterie, fine wines, craft cocktails and local draught beers.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
M-Th 11:30a–10p
Fri 11:30a–11p
Sa 11a-11p
Su 11a–9p

Happy Hour
M-Fri 4p-7p
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Phone number
(571) 312-4117
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jamie Leeds
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
ST. Asaph
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Parking details
We do not offer valet service. There is street parking in front of the restaurant based on availability. There is a garage located directly across from the restaurant operated by the Sheraton Hotel and parking rates apply.
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Public transit
Short walk from the Braddock metro station.
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Entertainment
Please go to our website to see our upcoming events.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Hank's Pasta Bar is a rustic, seasonally driven Italian restaurant. We have a semi-private lounge and a private dining space we call the Joy Room.

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What 392 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.1
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

So delicious, great service, and kid friendly. We got the family style pasta with the antipasto platter, highly recommend!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Hank's pasta bar is our go to neighborhood restaurant. The food is always tasty and the portions are decent sizes. Servers are super friendly. Love the cocktails. They have the best flourless chocolate cake.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Excellent service, assisted with every question we had. Enjoyed the food. Will definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

My partner and I go to Hank's once a month or so. We tend to split a handful of things. The service is always good. The food is always predictably delicious and we feel like it's a great price for the quality. And the pasta?...so good every single time. Perfectly al dente!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

They lost one of our parties meal orders

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Came for an early Sunday dinner with my wife and 3 kids and it was terrific from the first step into the restaurant. Great welcome, food, service and ambience. If we didn’t live up in the NYC area, would dine here regularly!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Yummy 😋 and great service

Incredible service we loved it

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3.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Appetizer was great! Dinner was mediocre. Dessert was terrible! We got the key lime pie to share having had the same thing many times at Hank's Oyster Bar. It was really dry, cracked on top with the crust separated and laying separate from the filling. If I was having friends over for dinner I would never serve something that looked like this did. I could have gotten over how bad it looked if it had tasted good but the taste was a HUGE disappointment. Whoever made it went super heavy on the lime juice as that's all we could taste. I had one bite and pushed the rest away. Just not worth it...

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Loud and difficult to understand waitstaff. Food was great, just not sure what we ordered or if we received what we ordered. However, the family loved the food.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Everything was great! The staff even had a gluten free dessert ready for my friends birthday. Will be coming back for sure.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Some of the best pastas I have ever had! Service was as good as the food. It does get a little loud as it gets crowded, and walk ins will have to wait some time (wait at the bar for excellent drinks), but it's worth it.

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2.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Had such high expectations for this place and sadly was let down. The food is expensive and just not worth it.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

I’m surprised that even though reservations can be made for this restaurant using Open Table, no points are earned. That is disappointing. The food and service were very good, but the dining area is pretty noisy.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Never, ever fails when guests are in town or for a pre-race bonanza.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

We were there for their jazz Sunday brunch. I had fettuccine bolognese, the Tuscan Omlette, and a side of fennel sausage gravy that was surprisingly good. Our waitress was Tammy who also is the bartender there. She is is always attentive, friendly, and makes great drinks! Hanks’s is always a good experience.

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The Key Lime pie I had for dessert was made with regular lime, not Key limes. Pasta was very fresh and cooked just right

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Staff was amazing, food was terrific, and just an overall terrific experience. Highly recommend for any night out small or large group!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Everything was very good. A little noisy, but never interfered with our conversation or meal.

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3.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Waiter didn't know the menu; nor did waiter or chef know what an heritage tomato really is, and didn't serve them dispute menu description.

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The pasta was delicious. We had four different dishes and they were all good. The peach and ricotta crostini was good, but for one piece the price was steep.
We drove around for quite a while looking for parking. So give yourself extra time.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

I went for brunch on Saturday after going to the farmers market in Alexandria and I loved it!!

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Pasta and salad entrees were 1st rate and would return for them. Our mussels appetizer was underwhelming - would to get them again. Nobody came by to ask how either the appetizer or entrees were.

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2018

The food was great, the staff was great, but it was too warm in the restaurant. Granted, it’s the hundred-degree heat wave, and it wasn’t bad enough that it made us sweat. But better havc would make it more enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Brandon was awesome! You should promote him to management some day! Gay-Z is a wonderful server and i hope he replaces Brandon after the promotion!
I always order the grilled octopus and it is absolutely delicious--perfectly grilled and seasoned every time! Thank you for the surprise birthday dessert--that was a really nice touch. We'll be back!

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

This place is a great neighborhood gem. The homemade pastas are all amazing and I've never had anything but great service. This restaurant can be good for a more fancy meal (since the price point would support that) but also supports a casual atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The heirloom tomato salad was delicious. The pasta dish with pork was also very good and lighter than traditional pasta dishes which was nice on a hot day. The volume in the room was loud and made it difficult to have a conversation. The acoustics in the restaurant are bad. There was a large table next to us and the noise made everyone else's experience not so great.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

After having incredible food at Hank's Oyster Bar we decided to give Hank's Pasta Bar a try, and we are so glad that we did. What an incredible meal! We shared four different pasta dishes and each one had a unique taste. The meatballs were tender and loaded with flavor, the fettuccini with clams was incredible, and the mafalda pasta was an absolute treat!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Our fourth visit to Hanks Pasta Bar. Far more crowded than usual, so noise level was high. But food was the usual high standard. Noteworthy was a special gelato desert.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Rainy nights call for great pasta and cocktails. So we decided to go to Hank’s Pasta Bar and enjoyed the For The Love of pasta that included an Antipasti Board to start and 3 delicious pastas; Fettuccine & Clams, Lasagna and Mafalde ( Fennel Sausage, Parmesan Cheese, Spinach & Cream). The food was delicious, the service was great and we will definitely be returning!”

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

This was my second time there and I was thoroughly impressed. We did the three pastas deal and it was great! The portions were huge and we had leftovers the next day that were just as good!! We will be going back there again.

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4.0Dined on June 20, 2018

I love, love, love Hank's!!! The staff and the cuisine are exceptional. I do find it noisier than I would like, but honestly, that's my only gripe. I'm delighted that Hank's is back open for lunch!

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

This was my first visit to Hank's Pasta Bar. Both my friend and I enjoyed it. Our meals were delicious (meatball sandwich, Tuscan omelet) and the service was terrific. Loved the Italian sodas! A definite repeat.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Everything we ordered was delicious. The special Fathers' Day cocktail was a bit strong,
but I'm sure it would be a hit with some people.My 8 year old grandson is very picky about his food, but he was well satisfied with his lunch and proclaimed it "scrumptious".
Kudos to the staff who did everything they could to address our needs in a timely fashion.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

extremely noisy. excellent food and very good service.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Fun staff, great food and drinks

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Food was absolutely delicious; wait staff was a little brusque.

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3.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Not what it was, unfortunately.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

We love Hank's Pasta Bar! This was our most recent visit, and it didn't disappoint. Food and drinks were excellent and the service was outstanding. Looking forward to our next visit!

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Food over priced and included too rich (too much oil and grease), even mussels served with crispy bread vs soft bread.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The food was spot-on and superb. The spring risotto was the best I've had in the States, as was the Burrata salad. Ingredients were super fresh and we'll be going back for more.

Also, we brought are 1-yr-old with us. He is relatively well-behaved but a little squawky. It was loud enough in the restaurant that he blended right in. And they have a changing table in one of the restrooms. So it's delicious, higher-end food AND family friendly which is hard to find.

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