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Ristorante Murali

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1201 S. Joyce Street, C4, Arlington, VA 22201
Metro "Pentagon City Station", Metrobus
703 415 0411
Today
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent atmosphere and food

My husband and I recently dined here with some friends who live in the area. This is one of their favorite restaurants, and we can certainly see why. Reasonably priced, nice atmosphere, good service and excellent food. We started with some calamari, which I must say was not my favorite. A bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Ingrid J
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Newnan, Georgia
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  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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Newnan, Georgia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I recently dined here with some friends who live in the area. This is one of their favorite restaurants, and we can certainly see why. Reasonably priced, nice atmosphere, good service and excellent food. We started with some calamari, which I must say was not my favorite. A bit on the chewy side for my liking, and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I have had grilled calamari in two cities in the last month -Pasadena and Raleigh -both were off the charts-this restaurant didn't do it justice -it was tough and had to be cut with a knife-I would suspect they precooked it and then tried to finish on the grill-the real deal is lightly cooked on the grill and is very... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

I dined here on a cold January night with 3 family members. The dining room has nice large windows with a nice view of the courtyard ice skating rink. The staff were friendly and attentive, and even located a space heater nearer to us when we were slipping our coats over our shoulders. I would classify the food as comfort... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

To me, BREAD is the most important thing at an Italian restaurant! How about you? Well this restaurant had upscale WHITE bread, ugh! A 21st dinner party for my daughter, her pregnant sister and husband and myself. They didn't even comp a slice of cake for her birthday! I would have walked out if it had been any-other day after... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The food was the closest to real Italian food I have found since our trip to Italy last fall. The seafood was good and my wife's dinner was very good. We have been searching for something that even remotely resembles the food we had in Italy but this the best so far.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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182 reviews 182 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We've been here a few times, mostly on the way home from work and as a place to get a quick dinner and escape from the traffic until it clears up a bit. All of the wait staff we've had so far have been very friendly and we haven't encountered any issues there. The bruschetta is actually quite good and... More 

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Dunbarton
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Everything was mediocre. The bean soup only filled half the bowl. It was good, but the portion size was incredibly small. The pasta Bolognese wasn't bad...it just wasn't good. And the server could barely speak English. All things considered, there must be a better choice for Italian food.

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London, Canada
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332 reviews 332 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Food was good. I love thin crust pizza and this place had it. The sauce was good too. Surprised it was not very busy on a Friday night.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Do tell me what's great here?? We arrived before the dinner rush,so the server was attentive to us, but when the rush came, she was nowhere to be found, so we waited at least 30mins before we could get our bill from a buser. Overall, the food was nothing extraordinary...boring.The calamari was nicely cooked, but not much else stood out.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

By far one of my best experiences in DC, so glad we gave it a try. The decor is beautiful, and after just visiting Venice I felt like I was back! Nice murals, Venetian chandeliers, cozy setting. The pumpkin ravoli was one of the tastiest meals I've ever had. The service was impeccable, you can tell they really care about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1201 S. Joyce Street, C4, Arlington, VA 22201
  • Public Transportation: Metro "Pentagon City Station", Metrobus
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703 415 0411

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?