Mia's Italian Kitchen

4.5
915 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 915 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NeilG
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the ambiance, and the service were all excellent. Honestly the best Italian food we as a family have ever eaten.

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vipGenienotinabottle
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The sausage stuffed calamari is a fabulous unique dish. Even thoroughly enjoyed by a friend who does not generally eat sausage.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, delicious food and drinks for a night out with my loved one. Perfect.

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DeeB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, good vibes, good people. I’ll be sure to return.

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RandyV
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Duck pizza was OUTSTANDING! Nice portions to split! Building is super charming!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food great customer service.. Great date night live

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vipMh21
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything!! The food was delicious, our out of town guests really enjoyed themselves. I don’t recall our servers name unfortunately, but she was young from Poland I believe. Very efficient and friendly. Also, Thank you Daddy Pablo for always making sure the food is delicious. So. GOOD. #pullmyhair. 🥰

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KerriV
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food was SO SALTY! We had to return two of the meals.

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vipKingfisher752
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Mia's has a very nice physical location-nicely decorated and comfortable. Their choice of music is unfortunate-70's pop at very loud levels. They would benefit from cutting back the volume and considering more of a mix of music.
The service was very good, and our family can definitely recommend the pizza.
This is a good place to bring kids.

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CathyS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent.
Food outstanding. We shared 3 entrées, giant meatball and pizza.
Each one was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is delicious! We’ll be back!

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DanaW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Zucchini fritters have heavy batter…. Deep dish pizza is yum-o.

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iAteThis
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious! The staff was very attentive.

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vipShar
Washington DC
117 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza! Lots of tasty pasta and Italian dishes. Fun cocktails too. Try the Wallop. Really good! Excellent location in Old town Alexandria.

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Judyl
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, fun to sit outside and staff was friendly and attentive. Food wasn’t so good though.

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Webby
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was overall great! The zucchini fries were a little
Too heavy as an app but the personal pizza is super yummy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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LadaN
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The food wasn’t very good.Pizza:the dough is Very thick,carbonara:THICK noodles,burnt pieces of bacon.The butter+cheese pasta from the children’s menu was good.The calamari stuffed with spicy sausage……..We didn’t understand this thing.
The servers were very sweet though and nice cocktails!

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SharonG
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bottomless Brunch is fantastic, but make sure you’re hungry when you go! The food is excellent and the portions substantial.

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AJM13
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

yummy yummy!! love this place so much will always come back. great menu, food and ambiance

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ReisL
Poconos
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and location are excellent. The server was great but it looks like they are short some staff which adds a little time to the event- not a bad thing but if speed is your need- be advised and prepared to enjoy your meal. Super drink options including N/A versions

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Tami
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We go ones at month to enjoy the good food for very good price that the brunch offer! the only bad thing is that they dont bring a bill were you can see how much you will pay. i will recommend to use the normal sistem or find a better way to do it, so we can tip the service and also understand what we pay. But I highly recommend this place!!

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vipDavidC
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Very loud and noisy restaurant (ceilings and walls reverbrate the noise which causes guests to talk louder and louder to hear themselves). Great food with an excellent wine list, and the decor is simple yet pleasing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I went with a friend to celebrate our new jobs and upcoming moves. It was loud inside and the tables were very close to each other. However, it still felt intimate and private when we were eating. The food was -ok-. The Bronzino I ordered was delicious but the pasta my friend ordered was *just* a little too Al dente. It could have used another couple minutes. The food was a touch salty as well. The waitress did a great job recommending a wine and I found a new favorite wine. Overall, I enjoyed the experience and would probably go back.

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CPowell
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was very delicious and fresh and our server (Michael) was very outgoing and was able to answer the many questions we had about the menu. I would recommend this restaurant to others.

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MelPowell19
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Friends that live nearby introduced me to this place 2 years ago. Now it is a can't miss when I'm in the D.C. area- so happy to be able to introduce more of my family & friends to this place!!! Amazing food!!!!!!!

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AmandaR
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Food was mediocre compared to other upscale Italian restaurants my husband and I have been to. Wasn’t bad, but wasn’t outstanding either.
My husbands tea was not sweet, which was a surprise.
The restaurant was very loud but we expected some noise on a Friday night.
Our sever only came to our table 2-3 times, and we waited for over 20 minutes for her to return to our table with our card. We are typically in and out of nice sit down restaurants without an hour-75 minutes, but we were there for a little over 2 hours.

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vipNancyH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I always love the food at Mia's! This was my first time for brunch and the food was still amazing. The drink specials definitely weren't worth the price. You're better off buying a bottle of prosecco. Once you pick your first drink for $8, you have to stick with that the rest of the time to take advantage of the refill pricing. We found all three of their brunch cocktails to be entirely too sweet/sugary. Service was a little bit wonky, we chalked it up to being at the tail end of brunch and the staff was tired and generally "over brunch." We ordered a sangria after the first round of drinks came out and it took over 20 minutes to arrive.

This place books up fast!! I tried to schedule a morning time almost a week in advance and all they had was 2 pm. I'd recommend going earlier if possible.

All this being said, I really do love their food and usually, their service is incredible. I think the timing was the biggest factor in our experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hosted my sister’s bridal shower brunch here! They were so accommodating and everyone raved about the food!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great ambiance!

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ClaudetteC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at this restaurant, we enjoyed everything from the food, the service and the ambiance.

The weather was perfect to be able to sit outdoors. The music was just a bit loud but everything else was great.

We will definitely return again.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizzas were delicious!

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Amber
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Host was wonderful, he had great suggestions when he found out it was our first time at the restaurant. Our waitress was subpar she filled our glasses was warm water and never refilled when they were empty. The restaurant had a nice feel to it but I’ll try other restaurants before coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Everything was good- except the food. The pasta wasn’t that great to the point I would bring someone to try it. The sangria was literally juice (barely any alcohol), but a good juice lol. The pizza’s were tiny from what I saw. The ambiance is nice, and the service was good. I would come back if I was desperate for Italian but it wouldn’t be my first choice

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on June 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback. We take great pride in the quality and flavor of our food and we are disappointed we missed our mark. We hope you will give us another chance to impress you.

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EricaP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had a very nice time, the food was delicious!

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vipFoodFan
Washington DC
155 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had a group of 7 to celebrate a few birthday’s and we had to wait for seating when the previous customer lingered longer than expected. This would not have been an issue if the restaurant did not bypass the opportunity to seat us earlier at a different table that was adequate for our party size to instead seat a party if 3.

The food was ok, but a bit pricy. The appetizer mozzarella bread was dry and should have been accompanied by olive oil and was definitely not worth the cost. My lasagna was not lasagna, but rather a bowl of mushrooms, tomatoes, noodle, and sauce covered in cheese and baked until the cheese was a hard crust. The pastas and personal pizzas were good. This was an ok visit, but the staff seemed to be overwhelmed and the food quality suffered as a result.

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MelissaR
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was wonderful! Went two nights in a row for dinner. First night we ate outside and had excellent service. Second night ate inside and service was not as good. Our waitress was not friendly and was lazy.

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AyashaA
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is reliably very good, both the pastas and pizzas. One remark is that the restaurant can only seat large (5+) groups upstairs, but there is no elevator. So for those patrons who are elderly or have restricted mobility, it's an issue.

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JRParr
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta dishes were delicious. Definitely going back 2 try the rest of the menu.

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Foodie
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food crusted menus, dirty table, dirty glassware (had to ask for a new wine glass twice because of crusted food that scraped off), slow service, missing silverware, witnessed the table next to us ask for a wine glass instead of a cup and be told “that’s not how Italians drink their wine.” The food was good but the cleanliness and service issues ruined the experience, we just wanted to finish our meal and leave.

FAQs

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 4.5 stars by 915 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.