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Trattoria da Franco

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305 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Duke street)
+1 703-548-9338
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Arlington, Virginia
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147 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a repeat visit for our family as we had enjoyed last dinner there. Small but comfortable dining experience. Service is nicely paced and the service persons are so nice. We had the salmon appetizer with home style garlic bread and enjoyed as also with our entrees.

Thank William D
Downers Grove, IL
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Our family had a great meal. Two kids had the chicken piccata - outstanding, one daughter had the chicken alfredo - excellent, my wife had the cheese ravioli - excellent, and I had the veal piccata - again superb. Old school atmosphere in quaint Italian joint.

Thank budzy1
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I came In Trattoria da franco with some friends from work.I had heard great things about the food before from people that live around here and i love it.We started off by ordering appetizers i ordered calamari and it was amazing! Then we all decided to share a margarita pizza mmm it was soo good. The crust was skinny and... More 

Thank Katherine D
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I feel like I'm eating in my grandma's dining room. My favorite spot in Old Town. Love the veal and the homemade pasta.

Thank Dena B
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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169 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We'd been driving by the Trattoria for ... well, over a decade, saying "we should go there someday". Maybe the parking seemed iffy, being right on the main drag. Now we did get around to it, and we'll be back. It's homey-type decor with Italian memorabilia on the walls and simple light-wood tables and chairs. You enter to the aroma... More 

Thank Douglas B
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We ate dinner at this restaurant the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The food was excellent! However, when we asked the waitress for the check, I showed her a restaurant.com certificate on my cell phone for $25 off. She didn't seem too happy and gave it to the owner for the total bill. He took quite a while to write it and... More 

Thank sassylab
Washington, DC
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 November 2016

DO NOT, under any circumstances, leave this place without double- and triple checking your bill AND insuring that your credit card is charged for the correct amount. Better still, there are hundreds of restaurants within 5 miles, with the same or better quality, service and ambiance, which are not run by CON ARTISTS. See Yelp, other TripAdvisor, Zomato and other... More 

Thank ldoff
Gainesville, Florida
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped at this restaurant after visiting Arlington Cemetery today. We were told upon entering their credit card machine was down. There were six of us for lunch. The total bill came to $120, which included the tip. What??? We had water to drink, 3 sandwiches, 2 salads and soups, and spaghetti. We pulled up the reviews on Trip Advisor... More 

1 Thank flgatorsgal
Huntington Beach, California
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Our biggest mistake was not checking TripAdvisor before we went inside. We found this place by just being in the area and there very few restaurants. From the outside the place appears to be in need of major repair and refreshing. Once inside the need for repairs and updating continued. If they were going for an authentic WW2 Italian eatery,... More 

2 Thank SoCalScotts
Morris, Connecticut
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

My family and I had the misfortune to stumble upon this establishment that could give Bernie Madoff a run for his money. We were greeted warmly by Franco the owner, now fondly called Franco the Swindler, who clearly thought we had stupid stamped on our foreheads. The decor was early dungeon. The restroom old and creepy. The biggest surprise came... More 

1 Thank Hikemom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
    (Duke street)
  • Public Transportation: In the same block. Both directions. Washington st. and Duke st.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-548-9338

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