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516 South Van Dorn Street, Alexandria, VA 22304 (Landmarks / Van Dorn)
703 212 9651
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Ranked #70 of 639 restaurants in Alexandria
Price range: $30 - $30
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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77% Recommend
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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Renton, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

You must try this restaurant, I gurarantee you will like it. I had the Veal and my grandaughter had the tortalini, she is a picky eater and loved it. The admosphere is quiet and family friendly, The place seemed clean and the menu had a large selection to choose from. It is easy to find on Van Dorn in Alexandria,... More

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Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

It's worthy of 5 stars but I am also a little picky when giving out 5 star reviews. You don't think it'd be much when you see the shopping center it's in but then you walk in and it's a huge place that's stunning visually. It's just a beautiful place with a great ambiance. The service was great, our waitress... More

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