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L'Italia Restaurant And Bar

815 East Market Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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Ranked #24 of 194 restaurants in Harrisonburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $19
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: We hope your experience will be memorable. Please sit back, relax and allow us to serve you a sampling of innovative, authentic Italian cuisine.
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82% Recommend
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English first
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Found this spot right off the highway (I 81) while traveling. Good spot with lunch specials. Not overly priced and good service. Beats stopping at a fast food joint!

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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Ok--Italian food in the 'Burg?? I get it! At least the bread was cooked, unlike Olive Garden, but had no flavor. Order a chianti by the glass that was pretty good. Dinner was Shrimp Risotto with absolutely NO flavor. Brought home leftovers to which I added SALT, butter, cream, garlic, and asparagus. Now that's risotto I'm used to. $33 with... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

The interior of this restaurant is very elegant with a wine bottle on every table. Service/hostess was very nice. Didn't really care for the bruschetta or my fettuccine Alfredo ( a bit watery) but my husbands chicken Parmesan was outstanding! Our salads lacked any imagination but were fresh and tasty. Will definitely go back for the chicken parm alone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is the best Italian resturant in harrisonburg I grew up here and have seen many of other Italian places come and go but L'italia has been going strong since 1985, every time I've ever been there the owner comes out from the kitchen and asks how's the meal and talks to you for a minute whether he knows you... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

My take home order was not complete and when calling to get order corrected the hostess fell short of communication with the waiter "too "busy" and became condescending.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Some of the best Italian food I have ever tasted. Our server, Lindsey, did a terrific job of recommending dishes and serving in a most professional manner. Don't visit the area without stopping at this restaurant.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

We dined at the L'Itialai prior to JMU graduation. All restaurants were over filled. The management and stiff made the evening memorable under stressful conditions. The food was great and service was attentive. The star on their chart during this evening was the fact that the took and honored our reservation for 8 and seated us on time. Very rare... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We went (based on the reviews) early last Saturday evening. Server was excellent. Food was not very good. I had the minestrone soup to start which was awful. So bland. Tasted like water. We both had the lamb shank which was okay. This came with a side of pasta with sauce. The sauce was terrible. Tasted as if they used... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We recently decided to have a visit to this restaurant, to try some "local" place to eat italian food. We decided to go in. The exterior and the interior are cozy, and quite comfortable. We were able to seat a group of 8 with no problem and quite fast. The food had a very good taste, and everyone enjoyed the... More

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Staten Island, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

To keep this short and sweet, This restaurant was very inviting. The staff was wonderful. They knew the menu and was able to answer all of questions about the food. The service was professional and swift. The food was presented very nicely, and the taste was spot-on. You will not regret dining here.

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