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516 South Van Dorn Street, Alexandria, VA 22304 (Landmarks / Van Dorn)
703 212 9651
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Ranked #100 of 654 Restaurants in Alexandria
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
Neighborhood: Landmarks / Van Dorn
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Alexandria, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Had to wait a long time for our waitress; I actually got up and went to the bar and asked if we had a waitress. She came and said she didn't know we were there. Since she had walked past us several times, that is hard to believe. The manager came over and apologized telling us our food would be... More 

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Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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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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Additional Information about Savio's

Address: 516 South Van Dorn Street, Alexandria, VA 22304
Phone Number: 703 212 9651
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Landmarks / Van Dorn
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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