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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good value Italian.

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Chris F
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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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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 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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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

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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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Great selection of Italian dishes, including some not often found like pumpkin ravioli - highly recommend! Servings were large. Was a nice dinner outside on a pleasant evening - great way to top off a day after playing tourist!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Good reliable Italian food at reasonable prices with decent service too. Try anything on the menu that is genuinely homemade, like their lamb sausage, or homemade ravioli, great flavors and large portions at reasonable prices.

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Newnan, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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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
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?