Pasta and Pizza Paradise Await At These Top Alexandria, Va. Italian Restaurants

When it comes to getting a bit to eat in the northern Virginia area, many residents and visitors will head to Washington, D.C. Of course the district has oodles of choices when it comes to cuisines but when you add in traffic and wait times, the voyage just might not be worth it. Thankfully Alexandria, Va. has a bevy of choices when it comes to cuisine especially Italian food.   

There is a surprising amount to chose from that recreate food from the different regions of Italy but fear not because 10Best has you covered.

If you are looking for upscale, head to il Porto Ristorante where staff make every meal from scratch or Osteria Marzone which features a more modern sleek décor.

Italian food usually means big dishes with hearty portions, but guests will be relieved at Hank's Pasta Bar. Featuring small dishes, the portions just give you more room for dessert.

Whether you are craving pasta, pizza or other Italian cuisine staples, you and yours are bound to find delicious offerings at these top Alexandria Italian restaurants.    




Aldo's Italian Kitchen
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Dedicated to providing the highest quality and freshest products made from the best ingredients, locals and tourists love coming to this Alexandria Italian spot for a bite that won't break the bank. Stop in for breakfast served from 7 to 10 a.m....  Read More

Fratelli - Fine Northern Italian Cuisine
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With fresh ingredients grown locally and dishes prepared with traditional techniques, guests are in for a treat at this Italian cuisine focused restaurant. Start off your meal with an appetizer like prosciutto melone or baked crab meat. Pasta...  Read More

Vaso's Mediterranean Bistro
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As it's name states, the food theme from this restaurant is Mediterranean but you will find some great pasta dishes on their menu like spaghetti carbonara and linguini alle vongole. Guests will find a bevy of appetizer, salad and meat offerings...  Read More

Osteria Marzano
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Whether a dish is a pasta, pizza or bread, Chef Carmine Marzano uses only the best seasonal, local and organic produce paired with authentic Italian ingredients. The dinner menu features a wide selection of salads, cold cuts, cheese, soups,...  Read More

Faccia Luna Trattoria – Alexandria


A neighborhood favorite for more than two decades, Faccia Luna offers a casual atmosphere paired with dishes made from top quality ingredients. Many come for the wood-fired pizzas including via Toscana with prosciutto and smoked gouda, genoa...  Read More

Il Porto Ristorante
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Bringing classic Italian fare to Alexandria, Va. since 1973, il Porto makes every dish from scratch on site including their pasta. Guests will find traditional Italian dishes with hints of modern techniques on the lunch and dinner menus with a...  Read More

Hank's Pasta Bar
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When it comes to pasta dishes, most restaurants feel that huge heaping helpings are best. Personal trainers and your waistband may think differently. Thankfully for pasta lovers, we have this Old Town Alexandria destination offering homemade...  Read More

A La Lucia
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Owner Michael Nayeri, known for his work at Galileo, brought this cozy neighborhood Italian restaurant to north Old Town more than a decade ago. Known for its southern Italian cuisine, the menu focuses on simple dishes with fresh ingredients....  Read More

Landini Brothers
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An Old Town Alexandria, Va. staple, this venue has welcomed regulars, locals, tourists and business travelers since 1979. Preparing meals in the traditional Tuscan style, guests may take their pick of anitipasti, salads, pastas and various...  Read More

Mia's Italian Kitchen
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Partner Dave Nicholas, along with corporate executive chef Graham Duncan, were inspired to create this Old Town-based restaurant because of his great grandmother's cooking. Immigrating from Naples to the United States at the age of 20, she...  Read More


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