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Cafe Italia I

519 23RD St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2517
+1 703-521-2565
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
519 23RD St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2517
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1 - 10 of 216 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

My sister found this place near Arlington Cemetery. We needed a restaurant where we could meet after the funeral and this management here went out of their way to accommodate us and our guests. Javier, our waiter, did a great job of taking care of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I dropped my daughter at the airport and didn't want to go too far away while waiting for her to depart. I parked on 23rd knowing there are several establishments to choose from. The sign out front advertised a good lunch special so I...More

Thank catccsue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great neighborhood restaurant. We visit the DC area several times a year and we like to stay in Crystal City. We always go to Cafe Italia during our stay. It is an easy walk from the hotels. The service is always friendly....More

Thank Mary Ann J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at the Embassy Suites Crystal City. Looked at a brochure of local restaurants and noted a lot on 23rd St. So we took a walk, went buy every one and decided to go with Café Italia. Chicken Parm, Veal Marsala and a...More

Thank Steve Q
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

If staying in Crystal City area by Reagan National, Cafe Italia a nice option for lunch or dinner. They have a 3 course lunch option that is very satisfying. Salads were fresh and pastas well prepared and seasoned The dinner menu has enough options to...More

Thank iradeannas
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This will be short because wife & I just stopped in for a mid-afternoon snack & wine. Service was prompt, friendly. Sat in porch-like area, right next to the street, & that was nice. Couple glasses of chianti, also nice. Ordered the antipasto plate -...More

Thank lastpricehillian818
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

I came here with my family for a big promotion celebration and it was absolutely wonderful! We were a pretty large group, 7 of us, including my handicapped uncle. They were very accommodating; we asked to be seated in the patio area. The atmosphere was...More

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

In the midst of many places to eat is this gem. Great service, food and wine. We had a meat lovers calzone and the FBI. Would come here again.

Thank Traveler10531558
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I have dined here many times. The staff are always accommodating and the prices are reasonable. The food is good run-of-the-mill Italian staples, but satisfying.

Thank mgilbert_twa
Reviewed 28 June 2017

It was Father’s Day and my husband and I had just checked into a Crystal City hotel. We were headed to another restaurant when we passed this cute place and decided to go here instead and we’re happy we did. At first, we thought we’d...More

Thank jiggerb
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13 May 2016|
Response from KailuaGal | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Embassy Suites off of S Eads St so we just walked there, but there is metered public parking behind the restaurant on 22nd St. Don't forget to bring quarters!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 519 23RD St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2517
    (Jeferson Davis Hwy)
  • Public Transportation: ART-ARLINGTON TRANSIT The ART of getting around Arlington. ART operates within Arlington County, providing access to Metrorail and supplementing Metrobus with smaller, neighborhood-friendly vehicles. CommuterDirect.com.FAIRFAX CONNECTOR The Fairfax Connector bus system runs seven days a week.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-521-2565
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