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516 South Van Dorn Street, Alexandria, VA 22304 (Landmarks / Van Dorn)
703 212 9651
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Ranked #45 of 648 restaurants in Alexandria
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Landmarks / Van Dorn
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47 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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English first
Falls Church, Virginia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We have been going to Savio's for 3-4 years already. I should have written this review before, but now is the best time. I have savored their crunchy fresh-from-the-oven bread; their great old fashioned Minestrone; their well cooked pastas; their veal (in several dishes) just outstanding; and the lovely desserts. Decorated as a cute Italian Trattoria this place is a... More

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Hamilton, Ohio
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is in a strip mall, but don't let appearances fool you. They have excellent food here. I think of pasta or pizza when I think Italian. That doesn't get me excited. But Savios goes beyond pasta. I had the sea bass and it was excellent. My husband got the lasagna and it was a bit burned. My granddaughters and... More

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We were staying overnight in Alexandria and gave this place a try. We were not sure what to expect but were blown away by the food. It's in a little strip mall, but the food was excellent, and not too pricey.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We celebrated Mother's Day at Savio's. The food was authentic Italian fare. The portion sizes were perfect. My daughters ordered individual pizzas and I had to just try a slice. It was delicious. The crust was tasty! The pasta dishes were wonderful. Our server was friendly and informative. She offered Shirley Temple drinks to the girls. The atmosphere was pleasant.... More

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La Plata, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Took the family out for a nice dinner and was so happy I picked this restaurant. My Patron margarita was excellent and so was our food! I made my reservation online and requested a table by the fireplace and it was all ready when we arrived! Our server, Paula was wonderful and made our visit very enjoyable. The service was... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I have driven by Savio's numerous times even though I had heard that they had great food. After receiving a $10 off coupon from restaurants.com, I decided to check it out and I was not disappointed! As a matter of fact, i wish I had gone by and tried it much sooner. Despite being at the end of a 'strip... More

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Ellicott City, MD
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We dined at Savio's during a recent visit to Alexandria. It had been some while since we'd had a memorable Italian meal; so the 10% discount card offered by our hotel made this Northern and Southern Italian place a must-try. The food was the best part of the experience. Since the menu is a la carte and the prices are... More

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Schenectady, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is by far the worst restaurant I have ever had dinner in. Both my wife and I had a chichen parmesan dinner that couldn't have been anything but out of the freezer. I will say the kids pizza was edible but not by much. I have never taken the time to post a restaurant review until now, but this... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This is a quiet, local restaurant with excellent regional Italian food. If we lived in the area this would be one of our regular stops.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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171 reviews 171 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

My wife and I ate linner here on July 20, 2013. This restaurant has been in existence since 1989, we moved to Alexandria in 1996, but today was our first visit. Shame on us. It won't be our last visit. The cuisine is Italian, our server was Russian, the owner and chef are Tunisian, and the piped-in music was Mexican... More

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