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Tempo Restaurant

4231 Duke St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22304-2485
+1 703-370-7900
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“veal” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4231 Duke St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22304-2485
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

We hadn't been to Tempo's for 15 years but decided to go there for our anniversary dinner. Service was excellent, water and tea glasses kept full. Food was very good and cooked perfect. The deserts were amazing.

1  Thank mbabill
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Tempo offers a very tasty lunch with a limited menu for Restaurant Week. We searched Tripadvisor for a French restaurant and while most of the prix fixe items were Italian, we enjoyed the Gorgonzola salad and split pea soup, the farfale Alfredo and veal scaloppini...More

2  Thank Peter R
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We have eaten here with friends several times before attending a concert. The staff has a hard time keeping up with a group of 6 or 8, but they are unfailingly pleasant. The food is basically acceptable. The veal scallopini "Normande" with julienne apples and...More

Thank trackervienna
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I think that the restaurant is a converted gas station. Really. BUT.... The food was gourmet, prepared to order, paired with amazing wines, and the service was amazing. The atmosphere was quiet and dignified. I travel and dine out frequently. This was fine dining at...More

3  Thank TravelerAround23666
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My husband and I and all my friends love this place. Discovered it via a friend of a friend and have been there many times for dinner and for lunch. White linen tablecloths, great wait service, and the food is delicious and beautifully presented. Prices...More

3  Thank will026
Reviewed 1 January 2017

You wouldn't think to find a place like Tempo off Duke Street, which is mainly strip malls and fast food joints. But Tempo is a small, elegant Italian place amidst the bustle. Crisp white linen tablecloths, quiet, and attentive service from charming older men. The...More

2  Thank Ralph B
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We have been going to Tempo for years and years. The food is always so fresh and well prepared. They really know how to cook fish perfectly. Meat too, for that matter.

2  Thank Diane R
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The cuisine is Northern Italian/French and nicely presented. There is a nice choice of appetisers and main dishes. The menu changes monthly. The cake tray is most appealing and choosing is difficult.

2  Thank BillandKathy27
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We have been to Tempo many times, usually with family or friends. The food is reliably delicious, and the manager and staff are friendly and helpful. The decor is modern, bright and without excess noise. Since Tempo is out of the tourist area of Old...More

2  Thank John W. C
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Tempo Restaurant continues to serve very good French and Italian dishes, and still boasts a respectable and respectably priced wine list. The "short leg of the stool" is service; while the service staff does a very good job of delivering and clearing the plates, the...More

Thank PSUDanO23
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4231 Duke St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22304-2485
    (North Gordon)
  • Public Transportation: Nearest Metro Station: King Street Metro is 2.2 miles away within walking distance if you are in good shape otherwise take a cab.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-370-7900
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Nestled in the West End, Tempo Restaurant is one of Alexandria's best-kept secrets. This elegant, but unpretentious, neighborhood restaurant is where the locals dine. Tempo's menu displays a blend of northern Italian and French cuisine, featuring fresh seafood.
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