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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 good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (19 reviews)
“salad” (31 reviews)
“spumoni” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
519 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2517
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1 - 10 of 226 reviews

Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Dinner was fairly bland. The garlic bread probably would have been good had there been any garlic on it.

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Stopped for drinks and lunch before going to airport. The waitress was fantastic as we were putting our son on a plane after a visit from Colorado. The appetizers were great. The beer cold and the place friendly. We didn't have any meals as we...More

Thank richlee1975
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Great ambiance, owners are very friendly and care for its customers, very open to suggestion. Great lasagne!!

Thank faithful1681
Reviewed 24 December 2017

It was a good choice among other restaurants along the street. Service was good. The owner was present and always checking tables. I recommend it.

Thank Xessh
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Went there with a group of 6 and we were the first customer for dinner on Tuesday evening. Food was good. I had the veal parmigiana. All plates were empty when we finished. The Tiramisu Martini was excellent.

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

The veal piccata was superb. My husband had veal parmigiana and thought the veal was good but too much red sauce. Would recommend as a nice place. Close to several hotels in the area.

Thank TennesseeFlorence
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We strolled into this restaurant on a hot afternoon, after a full day of sightseeing in DC, looking to find simply a place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine and get out of the sun. The porch-like terrace facing 23rd Street was empty,...More

Thank BookDude
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We were in the mood for Italian food. We stopped in here for dinner. The butternut squash ravioli in sage sauce was very good, but the linguini in clam sauce was amazing. Fresh delicious bread to start, spumoni to finish. Yum.

Thank DrNana1
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We had lunch at this Italian restaurant. Food was good & place was good. Service was great even though the Asian boy was alone he gave a great service

Thank Rejijoseph123
Reviewed 4 October 2017

If you like the feeling of an old-time style Italian restaurant, this one has lots of charm. The table I was seated at had several engraved pieces attached to the wall....with various names and sayings, quaint! As to the food, I wasn't terribly impressed, sad...More

Thank brake4bears
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Jennifer B
27 March 2018|
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Response from BookDude | Reviewed this property |
I assume that it is still in business. There have been reviews from TripAdvisor members recently, including one from just two days ago. Their web site shows the following phone number: 703-521-2565. Is this the number... More
14 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, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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