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“Good food, great service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Travinia Italian Kitchen

Travinia Italian Kitchen
1605 Village Market Blvd SE, Ste 104, Leesburg, VA 20175-4688
+1 703-777-6511
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Ranked #42 of 160 Restaurants in Leesburg
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Handmade Contemporary American Italian Cuisine. Fresh chicken, seafood, pasta, pizza, steaks, veal and desserts. Full service catering, private dining. Extensive wine list and gluten free menu. Open for lunch and dinner.
Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good food, great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We go here regularly before we go to the nearby Cobb Movie theater. They have call ahead seating now, and if you give them you're mobile, they'll text you when your seat is ready. Friday night called ahead at 6pm, and our table was ready at 6:30pm. The food here is always good. I've never had a bad meal. They have a great wine selection, and our kids usually split a plate from the adult menu. Our kids have allergies, and they take very special care to avoid cross contamination if you let them know before you order. Apparently the owner actually has a number of food allergies, or so i've been told.

Service is always great, whether you're sitting at the bar, or at a real table. The only downside is that it can be a bit loud in the restaurant. It's a very popular place and everybody is having a great time, so I guess that makes sense. Also, in the winter, try not to get a table near the front. They don't have a revolving door, and the cold air hits the first few tables like a wall of ice. They would seriously benefit from a revolving door.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sterling, Virginia, United States
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“wonderful restaurant. great music. great food. great staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Excellent restaurant. We go there often. Mothers day and new years. Wine and martinis are great. one of my favorite restaurants near home in sterling. They even have reading glasses at the hostess station if you forgot yours

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
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2 reviews
“Good Italian food in Bentonville”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Finally a good place to go for Italian food. The service is attentive without being annoying. Great food. Good ambiance. It shows they care that you enjoyed your meal and your experience.

Visited June 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Wonderful lunch!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Another delicious lunch at Travinia in Leesburg! This place is predictably great. From the moment you walk in, you know you are in a friendly place. Although the music was very loud, when asked, they turned the volume down. There were five of us and each of us ordered something different. I always get a pasta (this time lasagna) True to form, all of our meals were served hot and were cooked to perfection. (Some of the things ordered were crab cakes, chicken marsala, veal ravioli, pasta bolognese, and my lasagna). Service was efficient and friendly. Even though Travinia is a chain, it never seems like it. It is a cross between a family friendly restaurant and a fine Italian restaurant. You will NEVER be disappointed. Hats off to the management in Leesburg, the wait staff, and the chefs!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leesburg, Virginia
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Simply Excellent Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We've never been to Italy, but we've traveled around. We can tell the difference between destinations that are simply "places to eat", and those that offer "a dining experience". We enjoy tasty and innovative food done well, accompanied by good (sometimes great) service, with good bar offerings. Travinia has delivered every time.

Last night for example, we grazed over a luxuriously simple opening salad of lightly dressed arugula, very interestingly served with long strips of lean, lightly crisped proscuitto de Parma and beautifully "walled in" with wafer-thin "slabs" of parmesan reggiano. Great salad presentation!

Their square of delicious hot bread came fresh out of the oven, and our server poured a dipping plate of deeply green, intensely fruity olive oil. Very, very good.

For entrees, my Husband enjoyed their special of four 2oz lamb rib chops (trimmed, and the long bones were Frenched) done in a luscious marsala demi-glace with cremini mushrooms, sprinkled with fontina and scallions. Since he isn't a big onion fan, he requested his without scallions - and it came that way. Garlic mashed on the side.

I was not as hungry, so ordered from the "small plates" menu, and the sides offerings. This is one of my favorite things about this particular restaurant. Many of their main entrees are also available as "small plates" (my thinking, almost tapas style). Between the small plates, the generous and affordable "side dishes", and the bounty of soups, salads, and appetizers, anyone should be able to find any combination to suit their fancy.
So I ordered their "small plate" single crabcake, which is served with a large scoop of their oven-roasted tomato, spinach, and pine-nut orzo. I also ordered from their "side dishes" of the mixed grilled vegetables. Last night, as most every time I've ordered, this has been a base of yellow squash and zucchini batons...last night there were also carrots - all tossed in a little garlic butter then grilled on their hickory wood grill - delicious!!!

We did not go during prime dinner time on a busy night - we were later, on a Thursday. Our server was prompt, obviously very busy, yet took the time to be friendly and as chatty & personable as we wanted to be. She kept tabs on our progress with drinks and salad without being intrusive, and matched the entree service to our slower paced progress beautifully.

We've been going here occasionally for two years. The food is simply terrific, and the atmosphere is warm and vibrant, classy-trendy, and clean. While we've had one rare faux-pas, it was quickly rectified. It's nice enough for celebratory dining, but casual enough for a weeknight dinner. We've seen large groups (take care if you are visiting during prom season!!). We highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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