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600 Franklin St, Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314-4127
+1 703-549-6611
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Alexandria, Virginia
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I will shop at Balducci's when we want certain brands or higher end foods for special guests. Balducci's is not for everyday shopping.....unless you have money to throw away. I really like the quality of their fresh seafood, cheeses, and certain breads. The service staff can be a bit snooty.

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Thank Jake S
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great high end grocery store. Great food and groceries. Butcher shop and many prepared foods salads sandwiches and soups. Excellent and well worth the extra cost. Check it out. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank Ken A
Philadelphia, Pa.
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190 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I recently visited Alexandria and in our travels around this wonderful town we came across Balducci's....Wow, what a terrific find. This store has it all. From their own hot prepared foods to a great wine selection along with great fresh breads, cookies and ice cream, we hit the jackpot : ). Before we left town, we stopped... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is a high-end store. Don't go in looking for bargains, but the quality throughout is unsurpassed in Alexandria. I can personally attest to the exceptional bakery, cheese selection, hot food bar and the wines. The staff is available to help in every section of the store.

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Thank mceac2
Alexandria Virginia, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

stay for the wine, sushi, and specialty foods. This is NOT for bargain hunters. But the cheese selection is superb, and the balance of the prepared foods are better than average. The sushi is outstanding. If you need anchoives, a tin of something obscure, or some high quality mixers for cocktails, wander around and you'll find high quality stuff. Since... More 

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Thank stephenhA359SL
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Not only is this the best local Italian specialty store but it's also the best for fresh produce meats and bakery. It never disappoints. Highly recommend. We are in there several times a week. Always a pleasure helpful friendly staff great products.

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Thank Ken A
Alexandria, United States
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The best gourmet shopping in a quaint neighborhood. Always have the best stuff available never overly crowded just perfect! Friendly staff.... easy and great!

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Thank Charles N
Bakersfield, California
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We were staying in an apartment so stocked up on goods at Balducci's. We were able to find some familiar brands and items and became introduced to new items that were available. They have an extensive deli and cooked foods area. One evening, instead of sitting in a restaurant, we took food back to our apartment to enjoy. The workers... More 

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Thank jandago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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158 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a great find and is known mostly by locals. There is seating inside or outdoors assuming the weather permits. Take away is also available. It is a great choice for those who want to grab something delicious for a picnic lunch or to take back to your hotel room after a busy day of exploring Old Town.... More 

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Thank SandySRL
Manassas, VA
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274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

I didn't notice anyplace that people could sit and eat, but there seemed to be something downstairs. I did not venture down though. I happened to wander into Balducci's on a day that they were hosting a cheese tasting and there were many vendors offering samples. They have a great offering of cheeses aside from the samples though. They also... More 

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  • Address: 600 Franklin St, Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314-4127
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-549-6611

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