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Village Bistro

$$$
Italian, American, Seafood, Contemporary
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1723 Wilson Blvd, Colonial Village, Arlington, VA 22209-2503
703-522-0284
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5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Stumbled upon a gem !!!

While staying just down the hill in Arlington we stumbled upon the Mele Bistro. This place is an absolute gem, wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the food is out of this world. We ate here 2 of the 4 nights that we were in town and if I had my choice it would have been 4 out of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
jimbo5659
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Kingston, N.Y.
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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Kingston, N.Y.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

While staying just down the hill in Arlington we stumbled upon the Mele Bistro. This place is an absolute gem, wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the food is out of this world. We ate here 2 of the 4 nights that we were in town and if I had my choice it would have been 4 out of... More 

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Nebraska USA
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109 reviews 109 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We wanted to share a nice Italian dinner in the Arlington area and this was a great spot only a few blocks from our hotel. We staff was welcoming and the food was amazing. Chianti was perfect. We felt the bread was too crusty and dry for our taste but the food was amazing. Service was slow with regard to... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My wife and I were spending the weekend in the DC area after a conference, we wanted some Italian for dinner and after walking out of Georgetown and seeing traffic we decided to try and find a spot in Arlington. Found the Village (Mele) bistro on line and it was great. From the minute we entered the staff were very... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I would have not known about Mele's had it not been for me asking my boss for a good place to have a client meeting. This is top notch in my book! Delivery of the food, the time it takes and pricing are truly consistent and 100% appropriate! This is a place to take your loved ones out for a... More 

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St Davids, Bermuda
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

After a flight cancellation, then a reroute through Miami instead of NY to get to D.C., what a nice treat to enter this lovely establishment and be welcomed by the manager as if we were family. We were seated at the perfect table, quiet yet not far removed and both seats having a view instead of one seat looking at... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Tried to make a reservation for 20 people. Communication from the restaurant is terrible at best and for the most part non-existent. I would never have confidence in the level of service there. Apparently they do not want the business.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This restaurant is nestled in the Roslyn area - just a very short walk from the Rosslyn Metro Station. Although in the typical old Arlington style of neighborhood "strips," Mele (its new name about 1 yr ago) is a mainstay of this area. It received very high ratings from Yelp and Trip Advisor and the Best Italian in Arlington reviews,... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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86 reviews 86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I stumbled across this restaurant as it was conveniently located near a place I needed to visit. Parking was not a problem. I was surprised that entering at noon we were the only diners for lunch. The decor was pleasant and rustic; a mixture between NY loft and French country inn. You realize soon that this is a different place:... More 

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Amelia Island, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Mele Bistro, formerly Corner Bistro, has truly excellent food with emphasis on fresh and organic ingredients. My first meal there was so impressive that I went back two nights later. The owner is gracious and welcoming and the staff is enthusiastic and friendly but needs training. More later. The Greek salad was well done and the portion large. The bread... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Stopped by as it was lunch time. Located through Trip Advisor. Nice, relaxed atmosphere. I had a light lunch. The restaurant had a very good menu including "small plates" which I think is a good idea. I ordered from that and had baby bluefish. It was quite good and the right amount for a light lunch. Creme burlee for dessert,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1723 Wilson Blvd, Colonial Village, Arlington, VA 22209-2503
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703-522-0284

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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