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Geranio Ristorante

Old Town
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722 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3015 (Columbus Street)
King Street Metro
703-548-0088
Today
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Italian food without any fanfare

A colleague made reservations for an early dinner at Geranio, so when we arrived, the place was empty. It wasn't long before the main dining room began to fill with what appeared to be a mix of visitors and locals. The ambiance was classic Tuscan enough- white table cloths, wicker chairs, accents... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
Steve R
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

A colleague made reservations for an early dinner at Geranio, so when we arrived, the place was empty. It wasn't long before the main dining room began to fill with what appeared to be a mix of visitors and locals. The ambiance was classic Tuscan enough- white table cloths, wicker chairs, accents of wood buffet furniture, and clay tile floors.... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Geranio seems to be one of those undiscovered gems in Old Town. While it has only been in recent years that dining excellence has come to Alexandria, Geranio can claim a history of superb cuisine. Italian themed, this is a prime lunchtime venue right in the heart of Old Town just off Washington at King. Today I had pasta with... More 

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Vienna, VA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I've eaten here numerous times over nearly 30 years and it never disappoints. On our most recent visit I had the pork loin with polenta, and field green salad with a light, tasty dressing. My wife and one son had a mussels special and Caesar salad. My other son, a vegetarian, ordered the mushroom risotto without the pancetta. I guess... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Growing up in an Italian Family From Northern Italy I feel I can definitely rate a decent Italian Meal . We had the calamari and Mozzarella bread to start , For the price it was definitely not worth it ; I ordered the shrimp scampi linguine which was good but the grated cheese they offer was very low end ,... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I loved this restaurant. It's intimate, romantic and the food was delicious. I had the lobster risotto and it was delicious. The wait staff is excellent. They were very friendly and attentive. I recommend this place for couples or adult gatherings. I would not take small children here.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,524 reviews 1,524 reviews
677 restaurant reviews
403 helpful votes 403 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I truly enjoyed this place. My husband took me here before the Christmas Candlelight Walking Tour, and it was lovely. Definitely for a special occasion. Our food was delicious (I had the seafood risotto--amazing!), and the waitstaff were attentive and accommodating. I will definitely go back and I recommend it to you as well!

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Walking by this restaurant and looking in the window and seeing the interior made me think this was a very expensive restaurant. However when we studied the menu, we found that their prices were very reasonable for this upscale area. The menu offered lots of mouth watering descriptions of Italian food and lots of appetizers and vegetable side dishes too.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I was expecting fantastic since many restaurants in Old Town are superb. We arrived for an early dinner taking advantage of their 10% off deal when ordering before 7:00. Bread was very good and salads OK but nothing special. Felt rushed although the restaurant wasn't busy at all and wasn't happy when our entrees arrived quickly and before finishing our... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Need I say more? Mushrooms, truffle oil, lobster. Every salad on the menu, amazing. The atmosphere is lovely, the service is quiet, attentive, professional. A table near the fireplace in mid-winter, a bottle of delicious wine, their warm crusty bread and a plate of risotto is ultimate comfort.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Visited this restaurant while in Old Town. I was excited to have some authentic Italian food. I ordered a salad and penne with chicken. My food was okay…not what I had hoped for. My friend ordered the swordfish and it was a little dry. We each had two glasses of wine..mine complete with some cork. Wish we would've went to... More 

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Additional Information about Geranio Ristorante

Address: 722 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3015
Phone Number: 703-548-0088
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 722 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3015
    (Columbus Street)
  • Public Transportation: King Street Metro
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 703-548-0088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?