Mazaro

4.6
107 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
A new Modern Italian Restaurant that will offer classic Italian cuisine and Neapolitan pizza baked in specialized, Wood-fired oven imported from Italy
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4.4
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4.5
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vipmegancramer16
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot! Their avocado bruschetta and carbonara are my favs.

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SamanthaS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

I went to Mazaro a few weeks ago and had a delicious wine. When I got there this time and asked for the same wine, the waitress snapped at me and said “we don’t serve that.” Very rude. Our reservation was at 7pm and we were seated by 7:02 which was great, but our food didn’t come out until 8:30. Our waitress never checked on us. We asked for bread when we ordered at 7:15 and she didn’t even bring it until we asked again after our food was out. To make up for it, the manager gave us cheap shots of rubbing alcohol. I will never go back. Worst service I’ve ever had.

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vipCameron
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alto Fumo no more, no worries! Dinner was fantastic. Salmon was fresh and cooked perfectly. Lasagna was loaded with yummy filling. Butternut squash and cheese raviolis were prepared perfectly. The table by the bar is the best seat in the house! We will be back! The new look is upscale and fun!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Mazaro with a few friends last night and had a delicious meal snd a wonderful experience!! Two of us had the Norcini and I am craving it today! It was delicious. The black truffle oil snd parmigiano reggiano was amazing. It made for a creaminess without being overly heavy! I highly recommend it. My friends had the Amatriciana and devoured every bit of it. Another had the veal chop Milanese which was huge!! But it was pounded down which made it look real big. She loved every bite!

The only glitch we had was that one meal did not come out right away. We just sat and chatted while we waited for the last meal. I guess the manager or owner noticed we weren’t eating and asked if everything was ok snd we explained we were missing a meal. He was very apologetic and said he would look into it. We continued chatting snd after more time had passed I went to talk to a different manager (of owner). He immediately cane to the table apologized again and said my friends meal was in the house. After that they checked on us constantly. I understand mistakes can happen in the kitchen especially given the current staffing situations. But their attentiveness and ability to rectify the situation without hesitation made up for any slight inconvenience and added to an already enjoyable dining experience!

I am definitely going back snd I highly recommend!

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vipET200
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was disappointed with the cappuccino. Other than that, everything was exceptional. I'll definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great, it was one of the more enjoyable restaurant experiences I’ve had in awhile. I’m anxious to go back a try other dishes.

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alial
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

said was our server, very pleasant and professional, his recommendations are excellent. great place

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DestinyE
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was immaculate ! Also the food was amazing !

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Domouknow
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great date or intimate social environment. The food was amazing and the different wine options , really allows you match your meal right. I would definitely consider going back.

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Mai78
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went back after a first time experience which was fantastic. This time around it was good, but a few things left us wanting They did not offer two of the appetizers we ordered, one of the main dishes came out luke warm, and the pumping ravioli were really oily (kitchen needs to counter act the pork meats' fat release better). The taste of the food overall was still really good though and the waiters were very helpful. We went early in the evening so it was still pretty quite, too. We would go back again.

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MeenaE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was fine but food missed the mark. Calamari was rubbery and the lamb chops had no flavor. Lobster ravioli was good.

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vipLouMonika
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice newer Italian restaurant butternut ravioli and crusting were exceptional. Seafood pasta could have stood for more seafood but was good. Street side cafe atmosphere very nice. Hands on manager visited our table with a free glass of wine when an extra to go dinner was delayed after we finished our meals. Nice place. Would go back. Limited free parking and pay lot in back. Nice

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vipF8pamela
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! A really energetic, lively vibe in the heart of Clarendon. We’ve been a few times, each time I order something different on the menu and each time it’s been beyond delicious. They offer generous portion sizes. I can’t wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we walked in to the restaurant everyone was attentive to our needs. Very friendly staff, the art work is beautiful and the food fresh and delicious.

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Christine
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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JeffP
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitress from Morocco and a sweetie.Delicious sophisticated food presented well./

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vipGwennP
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed our first meal here!! Our server was attentive and the dining selections were varied.

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vipBeth
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We enjoyed our evening out. Good fettechini and some sparkling wine!

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very slow service on a slow night. Pasta tasted old. Very subpar.

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Neighbor
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great date night dinner: excellent food & setting. The only reason I gave service a "4," is that the server was assigned too many tables - not his fault. He was moving as quickly and professionally as possible. It was also a bit too noisy for us. We had a great experience overall' and plan to try again on a week night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Clarendon desperately needed a good Italian restaurant and one finally arrived!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great establishment with great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to Mike for a very warm and accommodating experience. We had a great time! This was honestly the best food my wife and I have had in awhile.

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GregM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very friendly service and the chef came over to speak to us before dinner. Food was high quality and tasted excellent. We highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was a great surprise. The menu is different from most Italian restaurants; the flavor and presentation of the dishes were outstanding. Will return!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for dinner Thursday evening with a large group and we were blown away by the outstanding service and delicious food- so we came back for lunch!

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vipSabroso
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice interior and patio Very quiet as well Plenty of authentic Italian dishes Please give them a try !

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Mai78
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was one of the best Italian restaurants I have been to in the US.
Except for the Tiramisu and Cannoli (too sweet - not many other flavors), the dishes were fantastic. We had three different Antipasti (Sautéed Calamari , Meatballs “Polpette”, Avocado Bruschetta), the Insalata Watermelon, and I ordered the Butternut Squash Ravioli. Everything was super yummy - no leftovers. We were 7 people and everyone was happy. It's a bit on the pricy side, but I rather spend a little bit more and be really happy rather than less and it's only "meh". I am not going out for dinner often, so it needs to be really good when I do!

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LucasC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was a little slow but then again, this seems to be the case everywhere these days due to covid and staff shortages. I do recommend this place for the food, ambiance and friendly staff though.

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vipMichaelL
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mazaro is a great restaurant with delicious food and a beautiful outdoor patio with an awning for raining days. We had the Branzino, watermelon salad and the Rustico pizza. Nothing was a disappointment. They have an authentic Italian pizza oven and you could taste the authentic flavors. One of the best pizza's in my humble opinion in the dc metro area. This was my second time in two weeks. I will definitely be returning.

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Dakota
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff were both amazing! It was one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in a while.

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Mary
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was not great - too much tomato sauce everywhere. Too expensive for quality and not at all authentic.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect place! Quality meals with quality ingredients. The owner came over and greeted our table, super friendly. The service was quick and the drinks were amazing!
We were celebrating a birthday and they brought over a slice of cheesecake which was SUPERB!!! So make sure you save room for dessert!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu is fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We both really enjoyed the food.

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Tasteseeker
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a great dinner here! It was a bit dark when we first walked in so we had to ask them to make the lights brighter. It was a bit hard to hear the waiters initially - but overall service was good and we had a delicious meal. The menu is northern Italian and done very well, authentic - nice selection of pastas, risottos, protein forward entrees and pizzas. Nice decor. Good selection of wine with tasting notes which I appreciated. Will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. No one rushed us, plenty of people came over to check on us and deliver our food. We were able to have a relaxing dinner after a long workday. Abe was a phenomenal waiter and very patient with our big group and made excellent recommendations. The next time we are in town, we will definitely have a meal or two here.

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Hakeem
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was very peaceful and since there wasn't a lot of people it was the best place for a quiet time. I tried the lobster ravioli and it was delicious, we had some wine and cocktails and they were great.

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viplionshead
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food ranged from good to exceptional. The mushroom crostini would be a standout dish at any restaurant in Washington. Desert -- berry pie, chosen from four selections -- was far better than anticipated. The pasta main courses were also quite good. Service was gracious. I do note that the restaurant was *completely empty* at 7 PM on a Tuesday, which made for a strange vibe -- but this is not their fault: People should go there, because it is some of the best-prepared food in Arlington.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The ambience is great and the service is good, but the pasta carbonara was lackluster. Was eager to try it after a great meal there a couple of weeks ago, but the sauce was clumpy and cold. Disappointing.

FAQs

Mazaro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Mazaro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 276-3099.

Mazaro is rated 4.6 stars by 107 OpenTable diners.

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.