Mia's Italian Kitchen

4.6
738 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Mia’s Italian Kitchen, located at the riverside end of King Street in Old Town Alexandria, has a menu filled with homestyle traditional Italian recipes sourced from owner Dave Nicholas’ Sicilian grandmother. Dine downstairs and watch the signature Sicilian-style rectangular pizzas cook in the 800-degree brick oven, or upstairs to view the energetic open kitchen. Mia’s is open for lunch and dinner, plus bottomless weekend brunch.

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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
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 738 people are saying
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vipCCDog
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MIA's was wonderful. I went there for the first time 2 weeks ago after a long walk on the GW Trail. The next weekend, I brought my family back (for the walk and the meal!). The people were really terrific and the food was outstanding. The pasta was delicious and who doesn't love a GIANT MEATBALL!! Nice selection of wine and beer and really make the effort to socially distance the tables. They have inside and outside seating options. A surefire winner and I will be back!

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a kind review! We are so pleased to read about your dining experiences with us. We are so happy you and your family enjoyed your time with us and we are looking forward to your next dine with us!

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vipLikesEatingOut
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food is very good. We has pasta, pizza, and salads. Very good. Service was a little slow and disorganized. But we enjoyed it.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your food. We apologize about the disorganized service and we will share your words with our management team so we may work to improve. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon!

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Djmehs17
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Such a disappointment. We discovered Mias about a month ago and I have not stop raving! Since our first time, I have been in at least 3 other occasions, and all excellent. Tonight however was the COMPLETE opposite.

The evening started off great with the hostess seating us and she was super friendly, despite being 20 minutes early for the reservation. After that it went down hill- FAST. Our waitress never introduced herself nor did she say much at all. She was unlike the friendly wait staff we had before.

We moved past that and ordered a few drinks and grabbed some of their usually amazing bread. The bread came out cold and hard without any of the usual marinara. SUCH A DISAPPOINTMENT. NOTHING like the other times we have had it! It’s usually piping hot with the cheese gooey.

After literally 45+ minutes I thought to myself “wow this is taking a long time for our food to come out” and it dawned on me that our waitress hasn’t come back to check on us or even order our entrees yet!!! It wasn’t until I started to look for my mask and a manager that she came back to take our order. We were very annoyed at this point.

Our food came out quick, which is always nice, especially since we had waited so long to get the order placed. But again something was missing tonight in the dish. I got my usual al funghi fettuccini and she had the eggplant parm.

The restaurant was not busy, and there were plenty of staff on hand. It’s sad to me that my friend experienced such a lack luster dinner, especially when I know how great it could have been.

Tonight was an all around miss!

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on January 7, 2021

Thank you for the honest review. We are deeply disappointed that we were unable to satisfy your time with us. We take pride in the quality of our service and food and we deeply apologize that this fell short during your recent dine. We have shared your feedback with our culinary and management team to ensure this does not happen again and we hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.

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AllyH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere even during covid. Pizza is amazing and burrata is a must get!

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on January 7, 2021

Thank you so much for the great review, Ally! We are so happy you enjoyed the food and atmosphere and we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary. Found this place. Food was delicious, service was great. We got the brunch menu and it was worth getting it.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We loved being part of your celebration. We are so happy you enjoyed the brunch, from the service to the food, and we hope to see you again soon.

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Tobeinerin
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our New Year’s Eve dinner! Food and service were EXCELLENT!

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy you enjoyed your New Years Eve meal and we hope to see you again soon.

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Dinner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and the food was absolutely great!!

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind review! We are so happy you enjoyed your night with us and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipMARIO
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. The grilled shrimp salad was a real stand out. Can’t go wrong here. One of the best on lower Kingstreet

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you so much for the five-star review, MARIO! We are so happy you enjoyed the Grilled Shrimp Salad and we hope to see you again soon.

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vipMARIO
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent excellent experience. Jason Yates is the man of Rosemont Somehow he really knows how to run a restaurant. The garlic bread was outstanding which is usually a rather Monday and thing. Really great, go and you won’t be disappointed at all

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words, Mario! We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience with us. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining even during covid. Delicious food!!

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 29, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed the food and we hope to see you again soon.

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vipCraig
Washington DC
752 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Service was great. Food would have been better if I could have actually seen what I was eating. Likely the poorest lighting I’ve ever encountered. If they address that, my rating would be higher.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 28, 2020

Hi, Craig. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We deeply apologize for the lighting. We understand how frustrating this can be and we will share your experience with our management staff. We hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.

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Gennah
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner menu was delicious! Very well worth the money!

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed the Christmas Dinner and we hope to see you again soon.

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KatyM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

The Christmas specials were very good and a good value. Bottle of Wine was little pricey but very good. Ambience and Service Awful. It was pretty cold inside and at our table and very dark and no Seasonal music- just rock. Nothing festive or light about the Holiday experience.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 29, 2020

Thank you so much for your honest review. We take great pride in having a well-trained staff and we apologize that our service fell short during your recent dine. We have shared your feedback with the management team to ensure quality service to all of our guests. We hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.

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AdamM
London
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I ate the prix-fixed meal on Christmas Day - and I left raving about it!

Starter- fried artichoke
Main- leek and potato gnocchi with prime beef red sauce
Desert- pistachio cannoli
Wine- Puglian red
Coffee- Americano (the house filter coffee was weak and tasteless so the server recommended an americano instead. I hope they rectify this!)

All in all, I would easily eat this exact meal again. I can’t understand how they kept the meal under $30, but it was and it was fantastic.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 28, 2020

Hi, Adam. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed our Christmas Day meal. It was truly a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon.

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JennyR
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere were awesome! Everything we ordered was great! I highly recommend this restaurant!!

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 28, 2020

Hi, Jenny. Thank you so much for the kind review! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us, from the food to the atmosphere. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipSheff
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Very disappointed. Chicken parmesan was dry in a bland tomato sauce. Fried zucchini was excellent. Third time at Mia's and I am always disappointed in the food.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 28, 2020

Hi, Sheff. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We take great pride in the quality and flavor of our food and we apologize that this fell through. We will share your feedback with our culinary team and hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.

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WeekendTraveler
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

My spaghetti carbonara was way too salty and loaded with cream which made it less than authentic. I have had it at Mias previously and it was excellent.

The wait staff was very attentive, friendly, and professional.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 18, 2020

Thank you for your honest feedback. We take great pride in the quality of all our dishes and are sorry to hear that we fell short during your recent dine. We have shared this feedback directly with our culinary team and do hope you’ll give us another opportunity to impress you.

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vipGogrady
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The music was a bit loud and if we had been in a group I think talking might have been an issue. Our server was great but I found my food to be only so-so. However, my husband LOVED his and they were accommodating in preparing his food without garlic (he has issues). Mine had too much garlic and I didnt think that was possible. We might go back.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 15, 2020

Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We greatly appreciate your honesty and we apologize that we weren't able to fully satisfy your time with us. We have shared your feedback with our culinary and management staff and we hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food all around. Best place to enjoy brunch in Old Town

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 15, 2020

Hi, thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us. It was a pleasure serving you and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, atmosphere was good!

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thank you for the great review! We hope to see you again soon.

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Jess
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place to eat and the food was awesome.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 7, 2020

Hi, Jess. Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was pleasant. Staff did great using safety precautions. The food was delicious. I definitely plan to return. Thank you!

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 2, 2020

Hi. thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was mediocre, service was great, ambiance was nice as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, ambience, and service! Raphael was amazing and everything was flawless from start to finish. Have been to this place 10 times at least and have never had a bad experience. Very happy that they are open during this time and cannot wait to get back soonest.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you have enjoyed your experiences with us. We will share your kind words with Raphael and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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JayB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Mia’s! Be sure to try their Pepperoni Pizza! Amazing!

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 2, 2020

Hi, Jay. Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed the Pepperoni Pizza and we can't wait to see you again soon.

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BarbW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

For the price it’s great Italian food. But the Cacio se Pepe was a bit bland and the bologna seemed to be more of a regular red sauce. Outdoor made it very appealing. Wine great.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on November 24, 2020

Hi, Barb. Thank you so much for your honest feedback! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and we will share your thoughts with our culinary team. We hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you!

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Djmehs17
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Fantastic. Such great service and legit homemade food. The bucatini and fettuccini were to die for! The portions and fast service made it memorable. The waitress was fantastic and very helpful. They did a great job during covid and kept everyone distanced and tables clean.

It was my husbands birthday. They gave him a sorbet on the house. The drinks were fantastic. Our bill for a three course meal was $100. Worth EVERY penny. We will most def be returning. Wonderful experience!

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on November 20, 2020

Hi, thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your husband's birthday with us, along with all of the food. We hope to see you again soon!

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JamesD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating at Mia's. I had the braised short rib lasagne and it was excellent. I will definitely be back.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on November 19, 2020

Hi James, thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and we can't wait to see you again soon.

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MyraM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and great service as always! will definitely be going back.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on November 17, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review, Myra! We are so happy you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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LaurenL
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we tasted on the brunch menu was AMAZING. The rigatoni bolognese was our favorite dish!

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on November 17, 2020

Hi, Lauren. Thank you so much for the five-star review! We love reading what dishes our guests enjoyed the most and we are thrilled you loved the Rigatoni Bolognese. We hope to see you again soon!

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KenH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We had a nice table inside. Fortunately it was warm outside so all the doors were open. It seemed like we were outside, which was nice. The food was ok, nothing awesome. Caprese salad was mediocre. They claim their pasta is homemade but my ravioli was chewy, tasted old, and lacked flavor. On the other hand, my wife got the seared scollops which were fantastic. Service was good. All in all, I’m not sure I’d go back, considering so many other good options in Old Town.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on November 16, 2020

Thank you for your honest feedback. We take great pride in the quality of all our dishes and are sorry to hear that we fell short during your recent dine. We have shared this feedback directly with our culinary team and do hope you’ll give us another opportunity to impress you.

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TinaF
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t wait to go back to Mia’s. Portions were huge...enough for 2 meals. Sooo good. And the location in old town Alexandria along the Potomac was fabulous. Must make reservations, even for a 4:30 meal. The place is very popular!

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on November 10, 2020

Hi, Tina. Thank you so much for the great review! We are so thrilled you enjoyed your meal and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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GretchenR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for brunch after a bike ride on the Mt. Vernon Trail. Bottomless brunch was fantastic! Love the option of being able to try everything on the brunch menu for such a reasonable price.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on November 10, 2020

Hi, Gretchen. Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so thrilled you enjoyed the bottomless brunch and we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our last few experiences here have been “just ok.” This time in particular, the food was alright. We both ordered the veal Marsala, but both dishes hardly had any Marsala sauce and were plated pretty poorly. It was tasty, nonetheless, but missing out on the sauce definitely effected the flavor.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on November 13, 2020

Thank you for your honest feedback. We take great pride in the quality of all our dishes and are sorry to hear that we fell short during your recent dine. We have shared this feedback directly with our culinary team and do hope you’ll give us another opportunity to impress you.

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Josh
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Awesome service. Will continue to go here!

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review, Josh! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipBLACK
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service and Food was delicious. Atmosphere is lively.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on November 6, 2020

Thank you for the great review, BLACK! We are so happy you enjoyed the food and service, along with the atmosphere. We hope to see you again soon!

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GretchenR
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to catch up with friends over a cocktail or glass of wine. Food is delicious, especially the giant meatball appetizer and pizza.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on November 6, 2020

Hi, Gretchen. Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed the pizza and the giant meatball appetizer! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipMicheleM
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service Excellent! Great location in Alexandria, close to the waterfront and shopping!

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on November 3, 2020

Hi Michele, thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and amazing food! Loved all the pasta we tried

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on November 3, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed the pasta as well as the service! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipfoodielove
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mia's is always a good, romantic date night dinner spot. The food was great, and the service, too.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on November 3, 2020

Hi, thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so happy you enjoyed the food as well as the service and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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You can order delivery directly from Mia's Italian Kitchen using the Order Online button. Mia's Italian Kitchen also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Mia's Italian Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 997-5300.

Mia's Italian Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 738 OpenTable diners.

Mia's Italian Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.alexandriarestaurantpartners.com/gift-cards.

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.