Rosemarino d’Italia

4.7
169 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service and accommodation!

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JS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite neighborhood gem. Authentic and international mate. Food is great, atmosphere is wonderful, serve is superb! Especially loved the tiramisu treat for my daughter’s birthday.

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WW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty food with a very Italian authenticity. Best Italian in Alexandria!

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M
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A nice cozy place. The food is very tasty, and the staff is great. They took care of everything you could possibly want. Very attentive! Highly recommend you try this place!

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MK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was better than we expected. The quality and taste of it seemed more fitting for a more expensive, fancier Italian joint. The service was excellent too. This was our first time at Rosemarino d’Italia and we will be back for sure!

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OT
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a plea Soto eat at Rosemarino.

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TK
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food at a reasonable price. The service was very good.

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S
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Bruschetta was disgusting...not fresh tomatoes. It as like squeezed dried tomatoes on lousy bread..no flavor. The cannolis were tasteless and just ricotta cheese. The place was empty on a Saturday night. Chardonnay by the glass was disappointing..sweet..not oaky. Would not return!

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Rosemarino d'Italia is a small, cozy and casual restaurant. We really enjoyed our food. The menu is extensive so we plan to go back again to try some of the other dishes.

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SF
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience and the second time there this week. Delicious! Good service and very friendly, polite staff! Highly recommended and as an Italian the authenticity of the food and homemade pasta is comparable.

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. The service is excellent and the food is always delicious. However, this time there was a party of 14, who spoke so loud, we had to shout to be heard in our party of four. Not the restaurant’s fault, but not an especially fun time. We will go back, but will ask to be seated in a less crowded part of the dining room.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite local Italian spot. All the dishes are delicious, service is great and it reminds us of Italian restaurants in New York where we grew up.

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SR
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

An outstanding neighborhood hole-in-the-wall Italian place where everything is a delight. She had the spaghetti and meatballs, I had linguine with sausage and peppers. We were treated like regulars though it was our first meal there. It won't be our last!

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J
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

When i booked the reservation, i asked for a nice table since it was for our anniversary celebration. They paid attention! After our meal, they surprised us with a lovely dessert with the script "Happy Anniversary!" Very nice, personal touch. Great service.

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S
Washington DC
216 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

This restaurant needs a redo of their decor. It would also be nice if they had a liquor license to serve hard liquor.
But the food is yummy old school Italian and worth every penny.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Small place, but great food! Will visit again next time we are here.

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C
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great little restaurant - inside an house with a homey feel. Food is pretty good and a good value. Service could be a bit better, though.

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A
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A Christmas Eve visit to our neighborhood favorite-- delivering as always, good Italian American food. Extra busy on this night, and the service was attentive as usual, plus the prix fixe four course special was lovely!

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G
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Rosmarino has everything this Italian American could want in a neighborhood trattoria. Comfortable, cozy seating; tasteful but restrained decor; relaxed atmosphere; friendly, efficient service; excellent bread; delicious, garlic-rich and obviously house-made soup; plump, tender, tasty mussels in a savory broth. Reasonable price, including for bottles of wine -- try their Nero d'Avola! Overall, my Italian-born mother and two grandmothers -- fine cooks all -- would approve.

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b
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Rosemarino is a really cute neighborhood spot. The food was good, but it wasn't the best Italian food that I've had; that said, I'm very glad that we found this spot. We'll definitely be back when we need a comfortable and cozy evening with staff who make you feel very special.

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and excellent service!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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VA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The sauce in my Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken had the consistency of water. Another individual in our group ordered Linguini with a Pesto sauce because she was having a very difficult time hearing and understanding the host/waiter and this dish also very watery. The Eggplant Parmesan was extremely salty for another person in our group. The others at our table had the Chicken Parmesan and Spaghetti and Meatballs and they were very happy with those dishes. I have notice other reviews mentioning the Alfredo sauce, so I would avoid it and the Pesto.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good atmosphere and great food!

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O
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Have dined here many times and this past visit was one of The tastiest. Amazing portions! The New York strip steak is delicious if you’re not in a pasta mood. Worth a visit on a cold night.

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AW
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was good. Food was not bad at all. Calamari great! Garlic bread very rustic and not overly garlic. All the entrees were good portions and all were satisfied. Not cheap but not expensive. Small little restaurant that is certainly visit again.

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W
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was fine. I had the rockfish and I did not like it, but my husband did. That’s probably just my taste. The lobster bisque was very good and the desserts were fabulous - that tiramisu! The building and ambiance is not much to behold, but it offered a quiet corner for my date night, with good food.

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N
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food, friendly and efficient service. Lots of options for kids. My only recommendation for improvement is to turn down the music when the restaurant is not very crowded. I found it difficult to hear others in my party due to the volume of the music. Overall, great neighborhood Italian

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MR
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and the food delicious! We shared a salad with avocado, tomato and homemade mozzarella with a balsamic vinaigrette that was incredible. Our entrees were equally wonderful! This is one of the few restaurants I have been to in the DC area that is quiet enough to have a conversation. So refreshing! And parking was a breeze! Love Rosemarino d'Italia!

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MK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down one of my favorite places in Alexandria. Service is wonderful and food is consistently delicious, authentic, and perfectly portioned.

As a couple with no children we sometimes get annoyed by all the kids yelling and whining. Not the restaurant's fault at all. Just something to keep in mind if you are looking for a quiet dinner date. Parents should take better care.

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JC
Boise
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

It was OK, and not worth the price. I had the seafood risotto which was too rich and creamy, and not enough flavor. Kids had $6 noodles with butter that were overpriced.

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S
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great, we will be back.

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r
Columbus
41 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The group I was with mostly agreed that food was outstanding - the salad, the wedding soup, clams, pasta, fish, the dessert, even the spaghetti side dish! However, a colleague ordered a Cabernet and it was stale and terrible. I suggested he order the Chianti next, and he did, and it was (Thank God!) excellent.

One issue was that this was this was a business dinner with 12 folks, and we absolutely needed separate checks or we wouldn't get reimbursed, and it was touch and go before the manager agreed to do it. I see where he was coming from, of course, but if he hadn't finally seen it our way, not sure what we would have done. He promised to accommodate us the next time, so I hope to take folks there again.

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TM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A charming neighborhood restaurant and a hidden jewel in Alexandra, VA. Consistently sublime.

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BM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very friendly and helpful staff and management. Del Ray had a power outage the night we went, but they kept he kitchen going rather than cancel our booking. Enjoyed it very much. My husbands carbonara was especially favourably commented upon.

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f
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were wonderful.

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JA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We’ve not had a bad experience yet! Great food and service.

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e
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Neighborhood gem.

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n
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

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

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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