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Savio's

516 South Van Dorn Street, Alexandria, VA 22304 (Landmarks / Van Dorn)
703 212 9651
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Ranked #110 of 648 Restaurants in Alexandria
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Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
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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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Landmarks / Van Dorn
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English first
Virginia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We arrived at 6:15 on a Saturday night. There were 4 people at the bar and only 2 couples at 2 tables. After 5 minutes a surly girl brought us water. We sat for 10 more minutes and no one came to greet us, take a drink order, nothing. The wait staff sat in the back of the room chatting... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I have been dining here for almost three years now, we even had our wedding reception here. We know most of the wait staff and the owner. We know the food is fresh and that a lot of times the owner cooks, which is even better. Don't let the outside fool you, this place is very unique... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant appeared clean and had a decent Italian esque atmosphere. That's where the good things stop. The servers argued in a foreign language about seating us, the waitress was rude, it took 15 minutes to even get our drink orders & another half an hour or more to get our food.I ordered Fettuccine Alfredo it reminded me of something... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was our first time here but we will definitely be back. This is a truly authentic Italian venue with amazingly fresh ingredients in everything. Service was unquestionable. Pricing is great.

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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
14 helpful votes 14 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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