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Trattoria Villagio brings the feeling and atmosphere of a Roman Trattoria, creating the bustling enjoyment of Italy for both lunch and dinner. Featuring hand-crafted pasta dishes combined with a lengthy wine list, Trattoria Villagio continues to set itself apart from the rest of the noise in the Washington, D.C. community. One key virtue is creating both innovative and classic Itallian dishes. Another is crafting an original experience catered to each new person who walks through the door.
A considerate and thorough front of the house staff is waiting to serve you. A creative kitchen staff will dazzle you. Pair rich, hearty delicacies with robust and flavorful wine from all over the world. Guests both young and old can enjoy the lively ambience, as well as the extensive offerings on the menu. Enjoy good company in a place that feels like your own dining room. At Trattoria Villagio, everyone is a VIP.
Been going there since the opening in spring 2014 (live in Clifton)
The menu never changes and is boring
The special are not original and usually very overpriced for the entree
Service is fair...pseudo professional. Don't expect the bread and drinks to be refilled unless you ask.
Food is fair overall.
My wife and I went here on a Saturday afternoon for the first time after seeing it listed as the top Italian restaurant in VA on an internet list. It did not disappoint. The ambience is nice and friendly. It is not a white table cloth joint, but what I would call upscale casual. It clearly caters to the well off set in the surrounding Clifton area. A small bar, raw bar, two indoor dining areas and a dining courtyard out back makes it bigger than it seems when you first come in.
Service was very good. It isn't Inn at Little Washington level, but nicely paced (I'd say perfectly paced), friendly, and professional. We were promptly seated and served even though we showed up an hour before our reservation.
Nice selection of cocktails, beer and wine (not a huge list). Wine list includes some from the local winery. I had a local Viognier I thought pretty good.
The food was delicious, with a good selection of dishes. (This isn't a Mom and Pop Italian place that has everything with marinara sauce.) The house made pasta was perfectly cooked and deliciously tender. I had a carbonara dish that was excellent. My wife had a house special with crab and shrimp in a white wine sauce that she loved. We also had a nice cheese plate and date salad as appetizers - also very good. The only thing not first rate was my cannoli. The filling was so-so, but I'm a born New Yorker and a bit of a snob when it comes to good Italian pastries.
Definitely recommend - we will be going back.