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Trattoria da Franco

305 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
+1 703-548-9338
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible22%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (7 reviews)
“linguine” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
305 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 7 January 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 27 September 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 20 August 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 17 August 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 18 July 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
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I end up headed to Trattoria da Franco for date night a few times a year. It's where we decided on our honeymoon location, and where we keep coming back to relive the amazing food we ate there. In all honesty, the...More

Thank Zerah J
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I have driven many times past this Italian restaurant in Old Town area of Alexandria but never dined there before, so last evening I decided to stop in and give it a try. I arrived at 6:50 pm and was the very first guest and...More

1  Thank ssmosley
Management response:Responded 25 August 2017

We are sorry to hear your visit was not a good one! We would love for you to give us another chance. I have lived in Italy for a long time previously and can tell you that Italian food varies greatly by region, therefore, one...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

This was a repeat visit for our family as we had enjoyed last dinner there. Small but comfortable dining experience. Service is nicely paced and the service persons are so nice. We had the salmon appetizer with home style garlic bread and enjoyed as also...More

Thank William D
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Our family had a great meal. Two kids had the chicken piccata - outstanding, one daughter had the chicken alfredo - excellent, my wife had the cheese ravioli - excellent, and I had the veal piccata - again superb. Old school atmosphere in quaint Italian...More

Thank budzy1
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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
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
    (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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