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Savio's - Alexandria

4.5
164 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem (5)
  • Cozy (4)
Welcome to Savio's Italian Restaurant. We are a neighborhood favorite that offers a casual, friendly dining atmosphere that you and your friends are sure to enjoy. Featuring a friendly, professional staff of great people, who will make sure you enjoy your visit and that Savio's Restaurant lives up to our reputation for pleasant dining and superb cuisine. Our menu offers an inspired array of selections that is sure to satisfy everyone in your group, every time. It features a wide variety of items, including pastas, fresh seafood, meats, poultry, bread with Savio's herbed olive oil and home made desserts.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am – 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday: 12:00pm – 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm – 9:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 212-9651
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, View, Wine
What 164 People Are Saying
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4.4
food
4.4
service
4.1
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnneG (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

An unassuming gem in an Alexandria plaza! It may be easy to drive right by this neighborhood gem, but please don't! The food at Savio's absolutely incredible, with a variety of fresh, authentic Italian dishes. The fireplace makes a cozy, inviting atmosphere, and this has become my new "go-to" spot for an outstanding Italian meal at an incredible value.

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vipkathyd (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was okay. Cooked fine, but very bland. The service was fine, as was ambiance, too bad the food was boring.

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toast (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants. Service is always friendly and attentive, food and wine is always delicious!

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Goseedoer (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

I love Savio's. I've been coming here since they opened many years ago. I go here often for the Linquine Agnello, a spicy lamb pasta, and you can't go wrong with a veal dish or rack of lamb, when they have it as a special. lt is the romantic little Italian place you can bring your date, knowing that you will still have money in your budget. Desserts are great, too, but never have room.

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Ceci (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

The food is great. I have eaten here many times over a number of years. The service is very good. It is one of my favorite places for dining on special occasions.

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ElizabethK (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

We had a great meal of stuffed salmon and spinach tortellini with shrimp. The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming of my infant. We will be back.

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vipSamO (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

I hadn't been in about a decade and won't return
There was really nothing redeeming after the bread. The service was slow throughout despite being fairly empty on a Sunday evening
5 of us ordered different dishes. The spaghetti with meat sauce for good reviews. The other 4 of us were disappointed with the taste of the food

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was very good (Italian), nice cozy atmosphere and excellent service.

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AlfLewis (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

The food is excellent and the atmosphere was wonderful as well. This is a neighborhood gem!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

The servers noticed my friend and I were deep in conversation and ergo let us stay significantly after paying the check!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on July 8, 2017

Food was good but not exceptional. Delivery of food was incredibly slow with only three other couples in the restaurant. This was a kitchen problem as the server was good. Not sure why this was so highly rated.

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staciet (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on July 7, 2017

We had a nice time and most of the food was great. Service was very kind and we thought it odd that the place was so empty. Yes, in a shopping center, and although nice inside, I would strongly suggest some attention to the ceiling panel stains. We had the rigatoni and pizza. Both delicious! The bruschetta and bread basket were mediocre. The tiramisu was just wrong. It tasted like a nutmeg cake was used instead of lady fingers which also overpowered any chance of coffee liqueur or cocoa flavor- the reason to get tiramisu! So overall, great entrees... steering clear of the rest.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

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Suee44 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

The outside of the restaurant leaves a lot to be desired. However, once inside, you walk into an overly-decorated, almost old-fashioned, restaurant that is comforting in its dated furnishings. I loved the bar, the small tables, the ambiance. Our reservation was for 5pm so the dining areas were almost empty, but you could imagine the wonderful atmosphere that it would have when full. The service was impeccable, not always the case even when business is slow in the afternoon. The food was very good and came out quickly, but not too fast. The carrot cake was to die for. All in all, would definitely recommend this restaurant as a change to the modern, sterile ones cropping up all over. Enjoy the ambiance and the service - they are a dying art.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on April 28, 2017

This place didn't look like much from the outside, but once you're inside it's quite a shocking difference. Great cozy place with awesome decor. I've been missing having a local Italian place since moving to Alexandria, and now I've found what I've been looking for. The service was outstanding and the food was great. We will definitely be back.

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Mayhem (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on March 8, 2017

Authentic delicious Italian. Hidden gem in the areA!

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Golftally (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

Nothing wrong at visit. Food, service, ambiance, price was all fine. Nothing to write home about. Fine place for Italian food. But since I only get to go out once a month or less, I probably would not return.

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Elfie (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 10, 2016

Nice decor, soups tasty but sauces overpowered entrée

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on November 23, 2016

Spur of the minute dinner with roomate...we both wanted Italian and they did not disappoint. Will be visiting again as it is only a few minutes away. Excellent veal parm with steamed veggies.

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vipFood4Thought (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on October 30, 2016

Very authentic Italian food! This is our second time here and we will be back for more!

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