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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
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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

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Nice selection, large portions & reasonably priced!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
John G
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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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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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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Arlington, Virginia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 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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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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60 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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196 reviews 196 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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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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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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?