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Sfizi Cafe

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€€ - €€€
Italian, Wine Bar
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800 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046-3142
+1 703-533-1191
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 15:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been regular customers at Sfizi for a few years now. We've come with friends, with family, and just as a couple. The food and atmosphere is perfect for all. Pricing is very reasonable. The ingredients are always so fresh: salads, breads, pastas. The bronzino fish is especially delicious. We've eaten at Michelin 5 stars throughout the world and Sfizi's... More 

Thank Kitty W
Washington DC
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159 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a true Gem, real Italian dishes with fresh ingredients, DELICIOSO. Easy to find, free, ample parking. Beautiful interior. Very personal touch by all staff and owner. Super great dishes, all delicious, ample sizes. Great selections of wine. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Our favorite local eats.

Thank L Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the lamb chops special and they were delicious!!! I topped it off with tiramisu and decaf. My belly is happy!

Thank Gary E
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a nice place with friendly wait staff and good food. We had a nice appetizer and very good pasta. One cautionary note is that service can be slow. I'm told that is because everything is made fresh to order. It's hard to find a good Italian restaurant in No Virginia. This is a keeper.

Thank ps92
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71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We have been to Sfizi twice recently, once as a drop-in and also for a fixed menu event. Both times the food was delicious with sensibly sized portions. House red very good. Wait staff were friendly and helpful. It is European not only gastronomically but in attitude and hands-on approach to diners. Yes one had to wait a bit between... More 

Thank James O
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Every time we visit Sfizi, an unassuming looking restaurant on the main drag in Falls Church, we end up saying, "That's one of the best Italian meals I've ever had!" Their preparation is very special. I love their linguine con vongole, which is served in a delicious, garlicky, somewhat spicy sauce that is unlike any other I've ever seen. Their... More 

1 Thank Gerson S
Falls Church, Virginia
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309 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We have eaten here a few times and have always enjoyed it, I think I even reviewed it before but perhaps not. This time I can't help wonder if they were short handed or had new staff as they seemed stressed and always behind. I had the Fruitti Di Mare Fradiavolo and my wife had the Petto Di Pollo Fiorentino.... More 

1 Thank John S
Falls Church, Virginia
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109 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

My wife and I go to Sfizi regularly--generally once a week. It continues to amaze and gets better and better! The food is brilliant and the wines and trattoria goods unique--the best from Italy in our neighborhood. I give Sfizi my highest recommendation. Consistently great food and wine.

1 Thank dejindc
Falls Church
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

OK...fact is, we and our best friends (who introduced us to Sfizi several years ago), now consider this our preferred Italian restaurant...the owner is fabulous with his suggestions on both food and wine...never misses. Staff is very attentive. Cuisine is excellent...and for you "complainers about just about anything" out there...if there is something not prepared to your complete satisfaction...let them... More 

Thank 740barrym
Falls Church, VA
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325 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Friends persuaded me to go (back) to Sfitzi, something I vowed never to do because of previous poor experiences. This time was not much different. Upon arrival, our party of 4 was asked if we had a reservation. No. Response, well I will try to work you in. (Note: there were several open tables.) So we are seated and after... More 

Thank RussellJW

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
15:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046-3142
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Falls Church
  • Phone Number: +1 703-533-1191

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