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Geranio Ristorante

722 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3015 (Old Town)
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Ranked #19 of 627 restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Old Town
Cross street: Columbus Street
Transit: King Street Metro
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83% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Situated in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria, Geranio Ristorante leans more towards the generic Italian expected from a much less expensive restaurant than it does towards the old Italian at its heart. After placing my order for bruschetta, I expected to receive the typical Italian dish of diced tomatoes and olive oil on top of my toast. Instead I... More

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Vienna, Austria
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

A small comfortable restaurant with good service and fine food in which one can talk, relax, and enjoy the dining experience. The night we were there my wife and I ordered a salad of portobello mushroom, argula and parmesan cheese to split. We were delighted when it was delivered already divided for us. The mussels and clams on linguine with... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

We've been vacationing in Alexandria, and decided to try this place based on trip advisor reviews. Glad we did. I usually start out by commenting on the meal, but instead I'd like to start with the service. In a word it was super. Extremely prompt & attentive throughout without feeling like the wait staff was hovering over you. Our meals... More

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Washington, DC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The tuna was overcooked (both dishes! ) and it appeared it was in a bad condition (maybe that's why it was overcooked? ). We end up paying $24 for potatoes with tomato sauce. My kids pasta was OK, but nothing to remember. Servers did not even care to ask how was the food, as they would know the answer. I... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

You'll find the menu on their website displays an enticing and eclectic variety of dishes that lean toward Italian but include many others so variety & choice is not an issue. Our waiter was superb, not too intrusive but not negligent and hard-to-find either. His wine recommendation was excellent as well as the main courses. The mushroonm risotto as an... More

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Northern Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We've been going to Geranio for years but have never taken the time to write review. Chef Clayton bought the already successful restaurant back in 1998 and has done nothing but improve it since then. He has a keen ability to keep the menu fresh while still presenting customer favorites. The service is always impeccable and you are always greeting... More

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fairfax va
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

taking family to dinner as i did on Saturday night was a very pleasant experience at this long time present Alexandria Italian eatery.the food is consistently good a bit creative but mostly slight variations of standard Italian/Mediterranean fare .a reasonable wine list and very attentive service is also appreciated. walking around old town after was a bonus. two downsides i... More

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Southwest VA Mountains
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Comfortable, welcoming cozy atmosphere with good food and fabulous wines. We returned here again for another small family dinner and were happy to find it turning out the quality meals and the excellent service that we always have found to be present. Reservations are a must.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

This is a small restaurant full of charm, serving flavorful dishes. We have never been disappointed. The restaurant is on King street in the heart of old town. A great place to stop after a day of shopping or just a fine dinner with your partner or a small party. Recommend getting a reservation ahead of time, especially between 7... More

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Pennington, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

It is so easy to discover places to eat when you use the trolley down King St in Alexandria, VA. Went there for dinner Monday evening. The food was pretty good, many little rooms, restrooms are up a set of stairs

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