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Tutto Bene

Italian, Latin
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501 N Randolph St, Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 522-1005
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Today
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Simple and delicious

I have eaten at Tutto Bene for 30 years. Consistently good and they are very tolerant of groups with lots of kids. We went there with other families for a special dinner and had a dozen kids under 10 who loved the experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2014
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Arlington, Virginia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Sadly, this wonderful neighborhood Italian restaurant - with its outstanding Pollo Francese and Cannaloni - is out of business. It will be missed.

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Arlington, Virginia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband and I went there for their Bolivian food. The saltenas were great but the pique and fricase paceno were just average. If you plan to dine there, beware of the mandatory 18% tips regardless of how many people are in your party. They added the tips without any clear notification so do your math to avoid over-tipping.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had the chicken cardinale and the shrimp with pasta. I love the sauce on the chicken cardinal. It's a rich mushroom and brandy sauce. It is my favorite. The shrimp was also very good - the shrimp was cooked perfectly and the sauce is well seasoned with a little hotness to it. Its funny that the place is never... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have eaten at Tutto Bene for 30 years. Consistently good and they are very tolerant of groups with lots of kids. We went there with other families for a special dinner and had a dozen kids under 10 who loved the experience.

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Arlington, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Very authentic dishes comparable to some of the larger Italian restaurant chains. But the price is about half of what you would pay. I would also like to mention the service is excellent.

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Burke, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This restaurant is easy to overlook in Ballston with glitz and neon lights and on the back side of the Ballston Common Mall. Free parking, either in front of the restaurant or validated for the mall. Excellent Minestrone soup accompanied by warmed bread and softened butter pats, was followed by spaghetti, pasta combination, and Pollo Parmegiana (chicken parmesan) arriving in... More 

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New York City, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

On a visit from New York we were advised to go to Tutto Bene for dinner by our hotel concierge as a "real authentic Italian restaurant". WHAT A DISASTER! The fried calamari had absolutely no taste except as that given by the overwhelming heavy tomato sauce accompanying it. The linguine with crabs was overcooked and could not be given some... More 

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Virginia USA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

It had been awhile since we had visited TUTTO BENE, but when my wife and I found ourselves in Arlington on a Sunday evening, we decided to go there for dinner. From the outside the restaurant is uninspiring, but is pleasant and comfortable on the inside. There was a large family and several smaller groups eating, but the dining room... More 

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Leonardtown, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

It was a nice surprise. I found it on TripAdvisor application on my IPad. We were up to a good food but we didn't want to spend over $100 for a meal. Everything in Arlington that I was researching was very expensive. So I read the reviews for Tutto Bene and I wasn't sure. People were all over the place.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

Reserved for a group of 30 and was way overcharged. Gratuity added to everything with the service below average. Food was ok. But we were limited to four items. And with dinner being early. The kitchen should have allowed to order ala carte. Do not recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 N Randolph St, Arlington, VA 22203
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: (703) 522-1005

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Latin
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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