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Via Veneto

$$ - $$$
Old Town
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1309 Shenandoah Rd, Alexandria, VA 22308-1117
+1 703-765-6661
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Stayed here on a whim with friends and got an upgrade to a suite for our group. Great atmosphere, restaurants, casinos and plenty to do! Staff was wonderful and already planning our next trip.

Thank vacagirl2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Having grown up in an Italian family, I am super picky with what I consider to be authentic Italian cuisine. When I moved to the area and Via Veneto was recommended to me, I wasn't sure what to expect... I have been nothing but EXTREMELY STOKED from the first taste to each visit since. If you are in seek of... More 

Thank CesiraLu
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The food is incredibly fresh and delicious. We've had fish, veal, calamari, stuffed sausage and fried mozzarella as well as fresh caprese salad and it was all wonderful. Cozy place and friendly people.

Thank wanderlustiest
Alexandria, VA
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This is a small, family-run Italian restaurant that's off the beaten path. The food is usually very good, but when the place gets crowded (on weekends), service can be a bit lacking. Our server recently incorrectly described a few menu items. I've had chicken cordon bleu before, but it was described as having Italian sausage in it (instead of the... More 

Thank Faputzed
The Villages, Florida
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620 reviews
447 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

If you like good Northern Italian food at reasonable price, come here especially at lunch time. It's not crowded at lunchtime. Run by two Italian sisters from the Marche region, I feel like I returned to Italy. Love their Fettuccine Alfredo, Tortellini a la Crema. Their sole is good at lunch. My friend swears by their carbonara and others say... More 

Thank Yori O
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

If you think the dining room's decor is tired, just wait till you visit the run-down restroom. Then smell the cigarette smoke coming from the back of the restaurant and you know you've flashbacked to the 70s. I won't rate it terrible because the pasta was al dente and the servers, while outstretched, were nice. On the way out I... More 

Thank famtraveler3
The Villages, Florida
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620 reviews
447 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

If you want to have good Italian food on the cheap, come here during Lunch time. The place is not crowded unlike dinner time and enjoy with a glass of house wine. I know it's a sin to have cappuccino after breakfast but I have it at lunch. So good.

Thank Yori O
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Via Veneto is a lon-standing fixture in it's neighborhood. it is very small, so seating is tight, but is usually packed. The food is very good and is reasonably priced.

Thank Valjul
Alexandria, Virginia
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139 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Had not been here for a while. Was not busy on a Friday night. The "hommade" Italian bread was probablymthe worst I ever tasted. Good bread is easy to fnd but not here. i ordered eggplant parm. The cheese was good butmthe eggplant was lackluster, the spaghetti dry and the sauce just ok. My DH had manicotti and said it... More 

Thank Jo0547
Alexandria, Virginia
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59 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

I have been to this restaurent many times and the food is outstanding. It is owned and operated by two Atalian sisters and because of the atmosphier, you feel as you just crossed the Atlantic Ocean and landed in Itally. All food is hand made.

Thank wheeder

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1309 Shenandoah Rd, Alexandria, VA 22308-1117
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-765-6661

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?