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Rosemarino d’Italia

4.5
131 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
Rosemarino D' Italia offers a range of delicious and affordable italian dishes (appetizers, salads, homemade pasta, seafoods and kids menu) Family and kids friendly restaurant located at Mt. Vernon Ave. Alexandria Virginia
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation


Dinner:

Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 299-8906
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
off the menu selection (full or half pan)
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
E. Bellefonte Ave.
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Parking details
at Salvation Army parking lot (Bellefonte Ave.) Street parking available as well
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Public transit
Bus Stop across the restaurant 10A 10B
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 131 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.1
ambience
4.4
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Beautiful night to eat outside! Family portions are perfect for 2 couples.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The picatta with Shrimp was not what I expected. Jumbo shrimp was used.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great neighborhood spot away from the crowds.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Overall great experience! Off the main drag, not too difficult finding parking. Service was excellent! Good food. I would have given another star but I felt the pasta was a bit over cooked. But overall enjoyed our meal very much!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Special Congregation event

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

It was a birthday dinner and they brought out a piece of cake with a candle as a surprise.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Authentic delicious italian! Generous portions - fresh! And great service!

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2018

The best thing I can say about this place is "mediocre".

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The food was delicious and the service pretty good. Love trying new menu items!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Love this place and the food is delicious. Chicken Francese. Salmon. All excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Amazing food and great spot for a date night. Many couples there enjoying the ambiance. Steak was cooked to my boyfriend's liking and my rissotto was outstanding! Bf says that mushrooms with steak were not very flavorful. Cream of asparagus soup was delightful. Would definitely go back!

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

First time. Large portions at very good price. Very pleased, and will go back!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a family dinner on Sunday. Service was warm and efficient and the food fantastic. Love this place!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was delicious! Great find! The portions are large and the service was great.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The eggplant parmesan is fantastic and the Bolognese sauce alone is worth the trip. One of our favorite restaurants...

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Decent Italian food for a good price. The wine list isn't extensive but it also ins't over-priced. A good place for an everyday night out when it's not a special occasion. The ingredients are fresh and the pasta isn't overcooked. The restaurant is small enough that the noise stays at a manageable level. The wait staff are attentive an friendly.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

As always, this place is wonderful. You cannot beat freshly made pasta. They got a bit overwhelmed with guests while we were there. Not a bad problem to have!

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The food is always delicious, and their handmade pastas are cooked very well. It’s not a fancy restaurant, by any means, but you will get some delicious Italian comfort food.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

The service was amazing! They constantly made sure that everything was perfect and the food is sooo good I crave it all the time! 10/10 would recommend to a friend!

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3.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Cute place. Good service. Food was solid but nothing special. For what it was, it was overpriced

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Out of all the Italian places I have visited, this is by far my favorite. The staff is friendly and courteous. I love trying different items on the menu bit sometime the old favorites are the best. Looking forward to my next visit.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

We have really enjoyed several meals at Rosemarino. Always OUTSTANDING!

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

This is a wonderful place with excellent dishes at reasonable prices. The folks who run it are very welcoming and provide good service. This combination has me returning time and again.

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3.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Used to be our favorite Italian spot but no longer as delicious as it had been.

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4.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Dinner with Friends!

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2017

Great eggplant parm. One waiter for the whole night so service was slow.

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2.0Dined on September 30, 2017

The service was adequate, though getting the waiter's attention to pay our bill speedily was an ordeal. The food was a major disappointment. Two of us had one of the restaurant's "signature dishes", pasta with peppers and sausage. The sausage was decidedly burned, and it did not taste as though it would be delicious, even if perfectly cooked. The remainder of the sauce was just a glutinous mess, IMHO. The pasta, however, was good and excellently cooked. Coffee at the end was bland, about what you would expect your tea-loving great aunt to serve you if she only has an old jar of instant Nescafe on hand. Nothing else in any of our dishes -- starters, mains, or dessert -- was particularly memorable, one way or the other.

This was formerly a charming, enjoyable, though not great restaurant. Now I'm afraid it's charmless and unenjoyable, and certainly a long way from "great".

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

This is a family favorite. Consistently great Italian food and friendly staff.

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3.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Rosemarino d'Italia is in our neighborhood, so we've eaten dinner there several times. The food is very good - but the facility isn't great. There is no storm door, so freezing air comes rushing in whenever someone opens the door in winter. And, we've found the service to be good sometimes but really slow other times (even when the restaurant doesn't seem to be busy).

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2.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Heard so much about this restaurant...very disappointed..... There are too many good restaurants around to waste my time with this one again.

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4.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent homemade pasta and cute place. You can tell there is some authenticity to the food.

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4.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Overall, the food was good. Ambiance was more of an authentic neighbor/family feeling. Service wasn't bad. Just didn't seem like there was organozation or communication between waiter amd busboys. Were asked about dessert 3x from all three of them. Would definitely go back though.

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2.0Dined on August 19, 2017

This restaurant is not a good value for what you are paying. Wait staff tried hard but appeared to lack basic training with respect to wine service, etc. Entrées were good. However, 6.00 USD for 6 small pieces of lukewarm garlic bread was a major disappointment. Our other appetizers were, in contrast, quite good. Overall, this restaurant is inconsistent and not able to compete with similar restaurants in this price range.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Delicious! Will definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2017

This is a great place overall. The ambiance is very casual and the food is very nostalgic Italian with amazing handmade pasta. They seemed to be short-staffed tonight: about 25 tables and only 2 servers. While they were doing their best, it's unfortunate that the owners don't invest in more servers. We were a party of 7 and after at least 15 minutes we had to flag one of the servers down to get drinks and appetizers ordered. After we had eaten our appetizers, and we were visiting for a while I realized all the other tables had bread except for ours, my guests' water glasses were empty (they weren't drinking wine) and we still hadn't placed our dinner order. I had to get a little vocal with the servers and then they started to pay more attention to us, but that's frustrating when you're just trying to go out for a nice evening and have so many other restaurants to choose from. They brought some wine to the table to try to compensate for the bad service. I think these guys did the best they could but the owners shouldn't forget that great food is one thing but if people walk away feeling like the service was slow that's going to be what we remember. Would I go again? I will give it one more try because the food was that good.

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2017

Best bread ever. Entrees were flavorful and filling. Service was prompt and friendly. Ambiance was cozy and welcoming. The only annoying thing was all the Grub Hub drivers walking loudly through the middle of the dining area to pick up their deliveries.

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2017

Large portion excellent food. Only beer and wine.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Very good food and nice staff. Asked about a pasta dish online but not on current menu, they said they would be happy to make it. They did, it was excellent, and our compadre was thrilled. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2017

Good food, good neighborhood.

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