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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
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Good Menu, Fair Prices

The restaurant has a nicely balanced menu with options to satisfy a broad range of tastes. The meals are consistently good. We went with a group of 8, no 2 ordered the same thing, and each person had a good experience. The restaurant is easy to get to in Pentagon Row, and the staff is friendly and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
livefun
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KY
via mobile
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KY
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has a nicely balanced menu with options to satisfy a broad range of tastes. The meals are consistently good. We went with a group of 8, no 2 ordered the same thing, and each person had a good experience. The restaurant is easy to get to in Pentagon Row, and the staff is friendly and helpful. When leaving,... More 

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Thank livefun
Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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253 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Just arrived at our hotel nearby, and did not wish to travel into DC for dinner. Tried the Murali and were very pleasantly surprised. Very good Italian, coupled with excellent service, in a nice, relaxed atmosphere. The manager and his staff were friendly, helpful, with good timing, Nice menu and wine list too. If you're in the Pentagon or Pentagon... More 

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Thank JerseyBeachcomber
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Enjoyed dinner here with daughter and second cousin. The pace of service was excellent allowing for a full visit and conversation. The food was good for both vegetarians and the meat eaters at our table. We were able to walk to the location.

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Thank Jeffrey V
Clive, Iowa
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We went to this restaurant twice during out visit to the DC area. It is conveniently located in Pentagon Row Mall, which is easily accessible from the Pentagon City Metro station. We had spaghetti marinara both times. Whole wheat pasta is available. They serve bread with the meal. Our server was Cveta both times. She did a good job of... More 

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Thank Bmc1116
Wilmington
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Ate here twice and enjoyed my different food choices on both days. The pasta vingole was excellent. Would recommend.

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Thank Chris F
Arlington, Virginia
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395 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Ristorante Murali is located on Pentagon Row. It's a rather small Italian restaurant. The interior seemed nice, but was empty, and we sat outside on a nice evening. The wine list is not that extensive, but it has at least one of everything - pinot, cabernet, merlot, etc. I had a glass of Malbec and it was just $7 for... More 

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Thank Brendan S
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Ceasar salad was good. Although there was a big chunk of the end of romaine on my plate. There was enough lettuce for me not to eat it. Had the gnocchi. It came with a meat sauce, but I asked for a spicy tomato mixed with alfredo. It was very good, but came out with mushrooms that were not listed... More 

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Thank Nicole O
Woodinville, Washington
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I've been there for both dinner and lunch. The restaurant is done in tasteful decor and is equally as nice for lunch as dinner. I have had their butternut squash ravioli and have taken business guests who have enjoyed the food. Since I am Italian, my critiques are hard on good Italian restaurants so I give this a 4. The... More 

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Thank Lynn Williams P
southeast us
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118 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

out of our party of 4--two ordered off the list of specials & 2 off the menu. the specials were much better than the menu items. chicken milanese & seafood pasta were good, just not very memorable. steamed mussels & goat stew were quite good though (off the specials).

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Thank tarheelUS
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

We must have hit this one on an off night. They were out of several entrees and the staff seemed sometimes at odds with each other. Well located in Pentagon City, but I would say they have untapped potential. Large portions could be replaced with smaller but more quality offerings.

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