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Cantina D'Italia

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13015 Fairlakes Shopping Center, Fairfax, VA 22033-5179
+1 703-631-2752
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Scarsdale, New York
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128 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice "neighborhood" Italian place located in the FairLakes Shopping Plaza. It has a nice selection of Pasta dishes - including a gluten free pasta choice for those who can't deal with wheat products. Along with this wide array of pasta, there are the usual chicken and veal dishes. I had the linguine in oil and garlic... More 

Thank Mark B
Centreville, Virginia
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The menu for the restaurant covers a wide variety of Italian dishes with most familiar options available. The inclusion of bread and salad makes for a complete dinner even without dessert. My wife and I often order the eggplant parmigiana which is a healty portion of eggplant with a side of pasta. I have also ordered the shrimp fradiavolo which... More 

Thank vagolferbob
Supply, North Carolina
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This little restaurant is many folks' favorite place to dine when they are looking for Italian cuisine, including mine, when visiting the Northern Virginia area. Any menu item you chose is done to perfection as someone must be quite the connoisseur in the kitchen. Before moving to NC, my wife and I could probably have been considered "regulars" and have... More 

Thank johneI1458BY
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414 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Cafe d'Italia serves good Italian food at reasonable prices. Don't expect gourmet Italian; it's not that kind of a place, but the food is serviceable, and the prices moderate. They have an extensive menu, with many varieties of pasta and veal, with a few varieties of pizza. The wine list is workmanlike, mostly Italian varietals, with nothing really expensive or... More 

Thank RebelVirginia
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I love eating here. The ambiance is always quiet so we can talk without shouting over other diners. The food is always good, and the service prompt. We usually see the owner on the premises, so he makes sure everything is running smoothly.

Thank umassmom
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

We've been coming here for years. Bur we have noticed the last few times that the service and food has changed for the worse. But tonight set a new record for bad service....Imagine the worst service you ever experienced This was ten times worse than that..Waiter came over with bad attitude the minute we sat down and wanted to know... More 

Thank valdc
Fairfax County, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2016

My wife and I have eaten here more times than I can count... whether with friends, family, or just ourselves the experience is always great. The food is consistently good!

Thank Chuck B
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

We always return to Cantina D'Italia when we return to Fairfax, VA where we lived for 22 years before we removed to SC back in 2010. The spaghetti puttanesca is simply fabulous! Unequalled in our travels and experience. The service is always attentive, the atmosphere warm and intimate, and of course the food fabulous. I highly recommend this restaurant when... More 

Thank Robert R
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Went for my son's birthday dinner. Excellent chicken parm, lasagna, stuffed shells, mussels. Pretty happening early on Friday evening which lent good atmosphere belying the strip center locale. Good service and gratis tiramisu for the birthday boy!

Thank sweitzma
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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439 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

It has been a couple of years since I have been here. So when some friends were looking for a place to meet up, I suggested this. It is a cute, comfortable place. The food is excellent as is the wine. Service was also good.

Thank Dinah Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic
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
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13015 Fairlakes Shopping Center, Fairfax, VA 22033-5179
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-631-2752

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