Socci at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel

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Italian

Socci is an urban Italian kitchen with a bar. The interior is set up as a modern version of Old World Italy. There is an open kitchen and outdoor seating along with a chef's tasting room.

Socci serves excellent steaks, fresh pastas and has an extensive wine list. The atmosphere is refined yet casual, and casual business wear is recommended. It's quiet and relaxed environment make it an ideal place to relax with friends or colleagues. Socci's prices are a little on the high side as it is a fine dining restaurant, but given the portion sizes it definitely offers value for money.

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Analoo
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent food, quality and taste. Open space and ambiance is best suited for casual meals or group meetings for social hour.

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vipPawPatrol
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My colleagues love this place for a quick lunch.

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vipChristinaC
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks, this restaurant is usually crowd during weekday, but quiet on the weekend. Simple menu, but the food is cooked to perfection.

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viplookingfornewplaces
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Many gluten free options at this restaurant which was wonderful!

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vipSusanH
Fayetteville
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I sat for more than 30 minutes after I was seated. Someone poured water in my class right as I sat down but no one stopped at my table after that. I tried to flag down several servers but no one would stop, finally someone did and they made it appear like throw was a major inconvenience to stop at my table. If I had another option for dinner in the area, I would have left. Not the service I/we are used to at every other Open Table restaurant we try.

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vipBaltimoreDiner
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grear food, excellent cocktails, amd fabulous service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great ambiance.

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TomK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I wasn’t impressed with the food. Ordered calimari, hardly any calimari on the plate, bunch of other stuff, just no calimari. Order seafood linguini, but it was way too spicy. Waitress stated chili pepper was on it. Chili pepper? Honestly could not eat it. Just wasn’t impress.

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WilliamM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great - the portions are large - the prices are fare - the wait-staff (especially Riley) is polite, attentive, efficient, accommodating & professional. Highly recommend!

WM
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JerryT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu had a wide variety and the prices were very reasonable for a restaurant in the lobby of a hotel. Service was quick and the noise level was surprizingly quiet - possibly because there were few walls for the voices to bounce off. The open area, high ceilings, and decor kept the ambiance quite modern and chique!!

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vipUpcomingDCInsider
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server (Victor I think) was absolutely amazing! He was funny, attentive, and helpful. The food was all great, and beautifully presented. The color changing lights are unusual, but the minimalist decor is nice and the atmosphere is relaxing. The cocktails were great - the gin drink with herbs was phenomenal.

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RobertB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Socci and certainly won't be our last! The atmosphere, service, and food were all absolutely wonderful.

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vipseafoodlover63
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My spouse and I both had delicious salads, pasta dinners and wine. Our waiter, Cristian, was outstanding. He was accommodating and attentive, but not overly attentive. He made the dinner especially enjoyable. He remembered our requests and gauged the timing just right on delivering our food. We will definitely return to Socci the next time that we are in the area.

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vipLois
Washington DC
127 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Appreciated staff who tried to find a table for our party away from the noisy happy hour crowd. Even more appreciation for preparing a low sodium pasta dish for my dietary requirement. Everyone enjoyed their choices and we were able to have conversation while consuming fresh and tasty meals!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2015
Overall3food3service5ambience2

too loud - food was good, service was great - music was painful

MD
vipMark4Dining
Orlando
96 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2015
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Arrived with a business associate and was promptly seated. Ordered the Cesar salad and roasted tomato soup. The salad arrived before the soup and at the same time my associates meal arrived. Mix up? Probably more training is needed for the Server.

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ASAPgoer
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2015
Overall3food3service4ambience3

All the staff was very pleasant and attentative. Our server was very friendly and charming and made our dining experience very pleasant.

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vipTobyATL
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2015
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I work in the area and have been there for lunch 3 or 4 times. The food is always delicious...and the service is always terrible. I don't know if it's the kitchen that is slow or the servers that are the problem, but I no longer think it's a fluke. This needs to be fixed.

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vipJustMyPointOfView
Phoenix
101 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2015
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We are over 55...so bear in mind what we think is noisy is not too loud for others. First, the two gals we have had as servers were personable and added to the experience. Calamari, salads, salmon, other dishes friends had, all were excellent. Nutella waffle with cappuccino gelato a great finish.

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Suusanw
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hosted a group of 6 for lunch. We were on a tight schedule and the staff did a great job of expediting our orders. The food was very good and well-resented. Service was attentive but not overbearing. I will definitely visit again when business takes me to this area.

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viptablefor2
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2015
Overall5food4service3ambience5

High quality brunch buffet. Standard fare: scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, 2 types of sausage, bacon, grits, oatmeal bar, baked goods, fruit, smoked salmon, yogurt, and made-to-order omelets. Good food, but the selection seemed rather limited. Not crowded at all for a Saturday morning.

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DCVisitor
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Surrounded by chain restaurants it was great to find freshly prepared Italian food in a sleek modern setting with great espresso. The menu offered a good range of dishes with the option of small serving sizes. The food was freshly prepared in the galley kitchen and the service was efficient.

I was visiting from out of town and will definitely dine here again on my next visit to Crystal City.

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vipSontra
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was right on cue with an impressive selection of wine and you must try the Italian meatballs delicious ! Will come again.

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vipSpryisle
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2014
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great atmosphere however I truly did not enjoy my meal.
Service was awesome. Restaurant was neat. Not sure how the meat in the pasta and meatballs dish was a little over cooked (burnt).

The supervisor was great and provided a refund.

I would visit once more. Things happen.

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AKnott
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2014
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The wine list was expensive for the type of venue and the pizza was horrible - really bland. The service was pretty slow and there was hardly anyone in the restaurant. Don't waste your time here - too many better restaurants to enjoy in the area.

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BubbaZ
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2014
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was all very tasty. A little noisy. We will go again. Good place to take out of town visitors.

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vipIntelqubed
Washington DC
119 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went here for lunch while in the area. Within a new hotel so it is a very spacious open design where you can see the lobby, outside, as well as the kitchen. Service was pretty good and the server was attentive. The food was excellent. I ordered the rockfish sandwich and it was probably one of the best fish sandwiches I have ever had. Fish perfectly seasoned and cooked. It came with house made chips which were very good. Will definitely be back.

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Timber
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The best service I've had in years.

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vipAka1981
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, great service, modern, eclectic and full of energy. Great for a quick bite or a fun evening .

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DocElleRo
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! I had the steamed mussels and they are the BEST I've ever had. Also had the fresh bur rata and couldn't have been more pleased. Did I mention that the drinks were also amazingly tasty! The prices were average and the service was great too! I will DEFINITELY return.

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viphtl823
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We just happened to buy a Gilt City deal for Socci, but we weren't expecting too much from it - just a regular night out. Khai was a knowledgable and nice server who gave us some great recommendations. The shrimp & polenta and the lobster lasagna were really good! I'd go back.

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bigeater
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone in our party ordered the Rockfish sandwich- Delicious! Socci is very flexible and let us substitute a substantial side salad or fries for the potato chips. Socci has very enticing elegant modern interior design. The waitress as very responsive and brought a lavish piece of cake for our honored Birthday guest with toppings.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2013
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Eat twice during a conference, - first time food was good - restaurant quiet. Second time busy with conference goers, service slow, very noisy. Food not as good when kitchen busy.

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CindyM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2013
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything we ordered was delicious. .. will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've visited Socci before, and we absolutely LOVE the venue. The food and service are always top notch.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2013
Overall2food3service2ambience2

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here. I would not recommend going here to celebrate a special occasion. The server we had was not very knowledgeable about the menu and did not seem to have the tact to take care of guests celebrating a special occasion. The manager, who it seemed almost sensing that the server was not being helpful, came over to the table and did extend a warm greeting. When the manager was over at the table, the service was great. When the server was over, it was fair at best.

The food was very mixed. Besides taking forever for anything to actually be in front of me to eat or drink, some of the food was very good, but there was some misses. I wanted to like this place more.

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vipSoup
Washington DC
115 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2013
Overall4food4service3ambience2

We were pleasantly surprised at the high quality of the food at Socci, as frankly, this is just one of dozens of hotels in Crystal City. We asked for, and received, a table in a corner so that we could have a leisurely meal and chat without shouting. Our server was enthusiastic, but not very experienced with timing things. She interrupted our conversation at least three times to ask if we liked the food. Had we been seated in the main area of the restaurant, it is unlikely we would have been able to have a conversation; part of that is because the restaurant is in the lobby, and part of it is because the bar is right there, too. Would I eat here again. Yes! But only if I were staying in that hotel.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2013
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Socci is a very nice hotel restaurant. The menu had a number of interesting options, including local (Chesapeake Bay) options.The food is better than what I'd expect for a hotel like the Renaissance Arlington Capital View, and there are few, if any, better options that are within walking distance and open in the evening. It is not cheap, but its also not at the high end of restaurant dining. The pricing seems appropriate to the quality of the food.

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Stone
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2013
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall a very good dinner, excellent food and attentive service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. The food and the service was great

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Socci at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 413-1300.

Socci at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 79 OpenTable diners.

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