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Trattoria da Franco

305 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3627
+1 703-548-9338
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible22%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (7 reviews)
“linguine” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
305 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3627
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Reviewed today

While staying in Crystal City, my boyfriend and I were looking for a local Italian restaurant nearby in Old Town Alexandria. We decided on Trattoria and were so glad we did. The atmosphere was quaint and romantic, the food was delicious; we ordered cocktails and...More

Reviewed March 14, 2018

Cheeky, homey , authentic Italian cooking, Only draw back is the bread .. Chianti is a staple with dinner .. or lunch

Thank Ralph P
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

I ate dinner there on a Friday evening with my husband and two children. Menu was authentic Italian. My husband was excited to see Spritz Aperols listed on their drink menu! I ordered the Linguini alla Vongole and my husband had the Lobster Ravioli. Both...More

Thank Terrim323
Reviewed March 2, 2018

I always enjoy going to an Italian restaurant owned by an Italian. Maybe it gives me the feeling of being authentic. Apparently, this restaurant is popular amongst politicians around the DC area. It is obvious that a lot of thought went to creating the menu....More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed February 7, 2018

I know Italian food. I am Italian so I almost don't want to go to Italian restaurants because in my house we eat some really good Italian meals. My husband loves Italian restaurants so I have been to them all over the world and this...More

Thank stylematters
Reviewed January 7, 2018

Visited on New Years Eve for the first time. The early dinner was good, The small room needed more ventilation... friendly staff... Was surprised that they did not have mint for drinks. Recent upgrades to restaurant by new owner.

Thank joegearth1
Reviewed September 27, 2017

Talked to a local for dinner suggestion and this was it. A couple blocks off the beaten path but oh so worth it. We dined outside on a lovely evening. The service was great and the food delicious. The garlic bread was "the best". The...More

Thank camp219
Reviewed August 19, 2017

Stopped here after a funeral service. The place was warm and welcoming. Great garlic bread used to soak up the delicious sauce from Sophia's chicken linguini. Charming, inviting and moderately priced. Nice service as well.

Thank Craig R
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Authentic Italian entrees. Small, cozy place. They have opera night (I think once a month?). Friendly and attentive staff. Outdoor seating. Worth a visit off the beaten path of Old Town Alexandria. Great date night venue.

Thank mimansfeld
Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

Trattoria da Franco has been a family favorite for many years. I love the food and the authentic Italian experience. I have lived for over 5 years in Italy, and it is just like the experience you get at local Italian restaurants in Rome. The...More

Thank Kara W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3627
    (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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