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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 good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“veal” (18 reviews)
“spumoni” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
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519 23RD St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2517
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Don't let the entrance fool you...it needs updating but inside is a hidden gem. Friendly neighborhood restaurant with amazing food and prices.

Thank Ariel0320
Reviewed 19 September 2017

My sister found this place near Arlington Cemetery. We needed a restaurant where we could meet after the funeral and this management here went out of their way to accommodate us and our guests. Javier, our waiter, did a great job of taking care of...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

So I dropped my daughter at the airport and didn't want to go too far away while waiting for her to depart. I parked on 23rd knowing there are several establishments to choose from. The sign out front advertised a good lunch special so I...More

Thank catccsue
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a great neighborhood restaurant. We visit the DC area several times a year and we like to stay in Crystal City. We always go to Cafe Italia during our stay. It is an easy walk from the hotels. The service is always friendly....More

Thank Mary Ann J
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We were staying at the Embassy Suites Crystal City. Looked at a brochure of local restaurants and noted a lot on 23rd St. So we took a walk, went buy every one and decided to go with Café Italia. Chicken Parm, Veal Marsala and a...More

Thank Steve Q
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13 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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