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814 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
A lunch gem (hidden)

Lunch in our neighborhood is a bit of mad rush, but I rarely have to wait for Bruscato's freshly made sandwiches and salads. Lunch is civilized again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Shorewood, Wisconsin
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  • Families with children
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Shorewood, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Lunch in our neighborhood is a bit of mad rush, but I rarely have to wait for Bruscato's freshly made sandwiches and salads. Lunch is civilized again.

Thank Nathan1959
Middleburg, Florida
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Average deli fare here. Ordered the tomato, basil and mozzarella appetizer ($6.99) and got 3 servings that consisted of one very thinly sliced tomato cut in half, mozzarella and a basil leaf on a bed of shredded lettuce. Totally not worth it. Subs were okay but small and not much meat on them. Probably won't be back here to eat.

Thank MiddleburgMenagerie
Hollywood, CA
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152 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Visited this place recently for lunch. My colleague and I both had soup and salad. I opted for the Caprese Salad and lentil soup, he opted for the Mediterranean Salad and tomato bisque. The salads were edible, but really offered no real flavor and kind of bland. The tomatoes on the Caprese tasted like water. The lentil soup was okay... More 

Thank Wrldtraveler365
Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The place itself was very simply furnished wit a few tables and chairs. ordinary looking deli interior. But, the food was absolutely delicious at a fair price. I had a cheese-steak sub with fries, came out hot, flavorful, and well portioned. My companions had a chickensteak combo and a pita sub combo and both were very happy with their choices... More 

Thank Dennis S
Los Angeles, CA
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We had Bruscato's cater for a family funeral for 50 crazy picky Italians, there was not much left :) The eggplant was a big hit as well as the Chicken Alfredo The portions were very big and we had plenty to go around.

Thank eamato
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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214 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Cannot deal with a place with posted hours who are not open when they post their hours. They sent out delivery menus and then never delivered. They said open at night, never open at night. I went there walk in for lunch. Waiting in line 20 min to get a miniscule, mediocre tuna sandwich. I don't see what the fuss... More 

Thank LadyAboutTown
London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is not really a restaurant, more of a deli but you can sit at a few places....the sandwiches are made on authentic Italian bread, but why pay $7 for 2 slices of cold cuts on a nice roll? The soups are not too involved, but expensive. And the made-to-order salad -- fuggedabowdit! -- just walk an extra two blocks... More 

Thank mike i
Alexandria, Virginia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2007

This great italian deli offers sandwiches, panini, salads, pizza, and daily specials. You can have a hearty lunch for $10...don't know who wrote the profile and said 20. One of the hole-in-the wall gems amidst Old Town's overpriced white linen restaurants. Terrific food.

Thank ClayNeruda

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 814 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: 703-684-3613

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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