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600 Franklin St, Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314-4127
+1 703-549-6611
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Not only is this the best local Italian specialty store but it's also the best for fresh produce meats and bakery. It never disappoints. Highly recommend. We are in there several times a week. Always a pleasure helpful friendly staff great products.

Thank Ken A
Alexandria, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The best gourmet shopping in a quaint neighborhood. Always have the best stuff available never overly crowded just perfect! Friendly staff.... easy and great!

Thank Charles N
Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We were staying in an apartment so stocked up on goods at Balducci's. We were able to find some familiar brands and items and became introduced to new items that were available. They have an extensive deli and cooked foods area. One evening, instead of sitting in a restaurant, we took food back to our apartment to enjoy. The workers... More 

Thank jandago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a great find and is known mostly by locals. There is seating inside or outdoors assuming the weather permits. Take away is also available. It is a great choice for those who want to grab something delicious for a picnic lunch or to take back to your hotel room after a busy day of exploring Old Town.... More 

Thank SandySRL
Manassas, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

I didn't notice anyplace that people could sit and eat, but there seemed to be something downstairs. I did not venture down though. I happened to wander into Balducci's on a day that they were hosting a cheese tasting and there were many vendors offering samples. They have a great offering of cheeses aside from the samples though. They also... More 

Thank TravelerTP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Maybe for the rustics around here this counts as high end, but where I come from this place wouldn't last 6 months. The prepared food is really Noah. Society Fair does this way bettah

Thank Alzor S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

This place is ridiculously expensive, but they have items you can't get other places. The bakery is excellent and their cheese department is fabulous. They carry hard to find meat items like rabbit and other foods you would find on French menus. They carry pure broths and consume's, various pates', have a good wine selection (prices higher than other places),... More 

Thank LadyAboutTown
United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

this is a delic a la new york style but the salads and sandwiches are very good. it has a wide variety of wine as well.

Thank drudol
Alexandria, Virginia
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84 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Balducci's is a gourmet grocery store and take-out food market. For travelers, this is a good place to get a variety of picnic items. Holiday meals may also be ordered to go. I have been coming to this location for over 15 years. The quality of food has somewhat declined over the years, perhaps to keep a certain price point.... More 

Thank KittyKatOBX
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015 via mobile

It's your basic fast Italian. Good for families with kids, but if you're on a date or want good Italian food, skip it. The soup I had was ok, but everything else was a little sloppily put together.

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Restaurant Details

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Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 Franklin St, Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314-4127
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-549-6611

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