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Village Bistro

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$$$
American, Italian, Seafood, Contemporary
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1723 Wilson Blvd, Colonial Village, Arlington, VA 22209-2503
703-522-0284
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11:30 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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Intimate but Delicious Italian Restaurant a/k/a Mele Wash DC metro area

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
Lynn Williams P
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Pasadena, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I visited this establishment when it was the Village Bistro and, frankly, don't recall much about it. Since then the owner has change the ambiance and menu ... now providing unusual materials and surfaces in the dining room and ladies washroom (don't know about the gents washroom) along with unsual parings on the menu. Fresh ingredients are a part of... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

It is now named Mele. The atmosphere is nice and service is prompt. The little missteps were things like the salt and pepper shakers not dispensing either salt or pepper. This made the next missteps worse since the lack of good carmelization on my lamb burger and lack of seasoning on lukewarm, limp fries made them seem tasteless. These are... More 

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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161 reviews 161 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The meal begins with an enthusiastic display and discussion by the owner of the freshest fish you will find outside of a place next to a harbor. My son and I enjoyed specials of the day and enjoyed every bite. Everything is fresh and the seasonings sublime. Nice wine selections are available and the atmosphere is comfortable and inviting. Highly... More 

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Arlington VA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I hadn't been to Village bistro since last year, since their renovation and was very pleasantly surprised. Went in for a light dinner early on Sunday with a friend. Sat at the newly made bar which is made of a beautiful wood top with a marble base. The barman was extremely friendly and efficient. Had a fabulous meal of mussels... More 

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Milford, DE
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95 reviews 95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Unfortunately Village/Mele Bistro lacks good service and management. We were seated immediately, only to be ignored for 15 mins. until I finally asked the water person for menus. After another 15 minutes I had to get up and find someone to order drinks. It was the owner who finally took our drink order. Again, another long wait before our drinks... More 

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Fort Polk, Louisiana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

PROs: 1. Food tastes amazing! (I had a unique fish I can't even remember the name of and escargot). 2. Largest selection and quality of fresh fish I've seen in one place. 3. Entrees can be ordered in two sizes. The smaller, regular option was plenty for me with a salad. CONs: 1. Menu can be overwhelming. 2. Food is... 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: American, Italian, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, 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?