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Savio's

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516 South Van Dorn Street, Alexandria, VA 22304
703 212 9651
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    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
Consistently good food.

Food is consistently good, portions are generous and service is friendly. They have an extensive menu with choices for almost everyone. House wines are acceptable and reasonable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Food is consistently good, portions are generous and service is friendly. They have an extensive menu with choices for almost everyone. House wines are acceptable and reasonable.

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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We ordered two pizzas and my wife ordered a pasta dish. Pizzas are personal size. Also ordered a cheese bread for appetizer. The food was good nothing spectacular..

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My family and I have been dining at Savios's for a generation. It has been so much a part of our life that it is not unlike having the proverbial Sunday dinner at Grandma's. And since I am now Grandma, it's even better because I don't have to cook. The food is delicious, and the staff every bit as wonderful... More 

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

First, I'd like to recommend the minestrone. It's an amazing soup laden with chicken and vegetables, and if you go to Savio's you should definitely try it. As for the restaurant itself, it has an old-style Italian restaurant vibe, with lots of reds and "old country" art. Seating is plentiful. Beyond the minestrone, the food is worth a visit. Complementary... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A largely empty restaurant with attempt at good food. The panzarotti is a great appetizer, the pizzas are good as are the sandwiches.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

2 in our group ordered the spicy lamb dish. It came as a large portion of spicy lamb ragout without any pasta or vegetables. My veal dish was tasty but the fourth entree was strange. Gnocchi with meat and then with cured salmon on top.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Other reviews have been very good for this strip mall restaurant, so I was disappointed in the lack of flavor. My mushrooms stuffed with snails was billed as in a garlic sauce, but there was relatively little flavor in them other than straight-forward mushrooms, and definitely little garlic. The Linguini Agnello, a house specialty, was billed as marinated in garlic,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had our company holiday dinner here and it was quite good. The food was set up buffet style and we had a cocktail hour. The food was incredibly good. The buffet included 3-4 kinds of salad, ravioli, Chicken Marsala, pasta penne, a potato dish, and several other options. The food was very good and we will be visiting again... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We've dined at Savios several times over the last two years and it is truly one of our favorites. Although the strip mall location is not inspiring, the restaurant has a very nice ambiance inside and features some of the most authentic Italian food in the area. The gorgonzola bread is absolutely addictive and you can never go wrong with... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We love Savios. It was our neighborhood restaurant we went to probably once a week. Food is always great, good value, decent wine list, wonderful staff. We have moved to another part of town but brought our family there recently and everyone had a great meal and a great time. One of the best things is the food always arrives... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 516 South Van Dorn Street, Alexandria, VA 22304
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Landmarks / Van Dorn
  • Neighborhood: Landmarks / Van Dorn
  • Phone Number: 703 212 9651

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?