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About Socci at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel

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.

2800 S Potomac Ave
Arlington, VA 22202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Hours:
Monday - Friday: 6:30am to 11:00am
Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am to 12:00am
Lunch Hours:
Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Happy Hour:
Monday - Friday 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Dinner Hours:
Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Lounge:
Daily 10:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Crystal Dr

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 413-1300

Website:
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/waspy-renaissance-arlington-capital-view-hotel/

Parking Details:
Free Hotel Parking.

Executive Chef:
David Creamer

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Socci at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

3.8

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (39)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Vibrant Bar Scene (34)
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Good for Groups (33)
Hot Spot (22)
Special Occasion (22)
Great for Lunch (19)
Great for Brunch (17)
Romantic (12)
Notable Wine List (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2015

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2015

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 27, 2015

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 26, 2015

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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 16, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 2, 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on March 21, 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 7, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2015

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2014

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 9, 2014

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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 20, 2014

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

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 27, 2014

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2014

The best service I've had in years.

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2014

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 27, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 13, 2013

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2013

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 23, 2013

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 4, 2013

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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2013

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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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 1, 2013

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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 (Portland)·Dined on February 18, 2013

Overall a very good dinner, excellent food and attentive service

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2013

We loved it. The food and the service was great

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2013

Accepted a late reservation and also put the group into a private room which was ideal for birthday dinner. Excellent food and excellent service. Thank you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 2, 2012

I had been looking forward to trying this restaurant based on a review/feature segment done on Channel 4 last year. Maybe I set my expectations too high but I was just not impressed. The ambiance was nice though.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2012

The restaurant food was wonderful, portions were great with allowing for full or half portions, however, VERY understaffed and very slow unhelpful help. My boyfriend accidentally spilled his drink while talking right after the waitress gave it to him and it took a waiter/waitress 15 minutes to realize it happened and bring us napkins and did not offer for another drink or a refill. Very disappointed with the hostess and staff. Staff appeared angry and overworked. VERY busy restaurant with TWO waiters, one of which was also working the bar.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2012

Food was good--loved the Italian cheese! Only complaint was the room was too cold--turn the air conditioner down!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2012

Salad was good, but entree was mediocre, and the prices were a little higher than what the quality would justify. Not many people there at around 7 pm on a Monday night, but since the restaurant is located in the same general area as the hotel lobby, it wasn't the most quiet environment. If you're staying nearby and want a quick bite to eat without having to walk all the way down to the Crystal City shops by the metro, this isn't a bad place to go.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 10, 2012

Met a firend there who wanted to check it out. I arrived 10 minutes earlier and ordered a beer (server didn't know what IPA was). Was exptecting a restaurant rather than a lobby cafe. When my guest arrived she ordered a Sidecar(waitress had no clue). Waited another 10 minutes and still no drinks. Didn't see waitress and bartender was "busy" chatting with customers. Waitress finally came out and was just standing around. We finally just left. The server didn't know how to engage us. She said few words that were mumbled. Overall service was unacceptable.

I didn't get a feel for Italian other than a few ingredients in typical American fare; chicken, ribs, steak, and fish. As a local, there's no attraction to go back.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 8, 2012

The lunch menu was very limited and very different from the dinner menu: not really "Italian" food and mostly just sandwiches or pizza, so it was a disappointment from the start. It was too noisy to really have a conversation. And it took about 35 minutes from when we ordered food until it arrived, which meant we had to rush to finish eating.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 6, 2012

great sausage !! excellent restaurant in the Renaisssance Hotel!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2012

Though I usually don't eat at hotel restaurants, I thought I'd give this one a try. When we arrived, we were greeted by a very nice hostess who showed us to our table. The restaurant wasn't busy at all, the restaurant became busy all at once, but it appeared that that there were more than enough wait staff. Our waiter, though very cordial, wasn't very engaged. The manager brought our food out and I asked about a refill on my ice tea (never came). I even asked my waiter, whom it took forever to get (not sure if he went to china to get it). Overall experience, food was very good (I had the Burrata appetizer), restaurant was very hip (decorated), service was hit or miss. Good Place for Happy Hour/meeting friends for drinks but the noise

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2012

Strange mix of modern art-deco decor. Good lunch food.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2012

I loved beautiful interior and chic yet cozy ambiance. The hotel was lovely and I felt that it would be good place for after-work bite/drink. Food was excellent in quality and quantity. I would definitely go back there to try more dishes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2011

Don't be put off by the decor. The service and food were excellent.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2011

The decor and ambiance was fantastic. The food was good but not the best that I've had. My pasta was room temperature and the meat balls were dry. The bruschetta and the cannolis were fantastic. I think that I'd return to try other dishes on the menu, but was disappointed after the wonderful reading the reviews that brought me there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 24, 2011

We spent three nights at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View i and found dining at Socci a very positive experience, in fact, it offered some of the best food that we have encountered in a hotel restaurant. So much so that we ate all dinners (including Thanksgiving) on site. The selection was wide, offering something for all taste buds and even their children's menu was above many. In fact, they even offered hand held electronic games to the children to keep them amused. The service was outstanding and it was a pleasure to dine there. Wine and beer list also had a varied selection. So often when traveling we hesitate to dine at a hotel dining establishment and this one certainly provided all we could ask for!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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