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“Fair Italian Food for Woodbridge” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Travinia Italian Kitchen

Travinia Italian Kitchen
Building 15001, Suite 100, Potomac Town Center, Woodbridge, VA
703-670-6663
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Ranked #21 of 221 Restaurants in Woodbridge
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Fort Meade, Maryland
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“Fair Italian Food for Woodbridge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Because of the convenience of Travinia, we found ourselves dining with friends just after their opening. A few sandwiches, some brioche, wine, and pasta... better than dining at the very fast paced and more "chain" style restaurants in Woodbridge. Service was wonderful. Great suggestion on the wines. Woodbridge is finally getting some fair restaurants worthy of staying close to home than heading into Alexandria or DC. Now, mind you, when we want something in particular, we'll make the drive to farther destinations inside the belt. Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center is now providing a destination for better food closer to the front door. We look forward to trying additional dishes there.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Between Average and Very Good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

My adult daughter and I met at the restaurant after work last night. We ate in the restaurant section, instead of the bar, and the ambience was just what we needed after a long, hectic day. The service was excellent (they gave us our space but knew when to interrupt), and while it wasn’t the best Italian food I’ve ever had, it was very good.

Our waitress suggested before-dinner drinks since they were 50% off on Wednesdays so we ordered martinis, the Limoncello Lemondrop for my daughter and the Granny Smith Apple for me. Both were excellent (mine tasted just like a Granny Smith apple).

Soon after, our waitress brought us some sort of bread. We didn’t know the name, but it was hot and fresh. The only negative to it was that it had not been sliced and the bottom crust was very crusty, so it was difficult to slice ourselves with just a bread knife.

My daughter ordered the cannelloni, which she enjoyed, and I got the veal parmesan. One of the veal tenderloins was a bit overdone, but the rest were delicious. It could have used a bit more sauce, though. The portions were large enough that we’ll be eating the leftovers tonight.

The cost of the meal (around $50 before tip) was comparable to other Italian restaurants in the area. I would definitely visit this restaurant another time.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Italian food in Va”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

The place has been opened for 3 mths and it seemed to have the feeling of being opened for years. The food and the aromas just circling around were just intoxicating.
Service was great and dessert a wonderful ending

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 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, District of Columbia
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Decent, worth a second try.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Nice atmosphere, good service.

Food was okay. Overpriced for what you get. Wine by the glass was fairly priced with a decent selection. Nothing special. Will probably return and give them a second chance as they had only recently opened on our first visit.

Visited February 2013
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Annapolis, Maryland
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“Nice Addition South of the Beltway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We knew Travinia Italian Kitchen was coming to the area and saw that it had opened so we tried it. Very pleased we did! We've been twice and not disappointed at all. I'm writing this after our second trip to eat there.

What makes it a pleasurable eating establishment?
1) Very good food. The appitizers are classics but with a little twist here and there to set them apart from other establishments. The entrees are imaginative and great tasting (and they have small portions if you would like). We've had two different entrees that came with risotto and that, in and of itself was a show stopper. Better than what I make and that says something. (I sure they use something other than arborrio which makes a great difference). And the chicken marsala was more than good.

2) A great wine list. Where else can you get Oregon Pinot Noir, a from-Germany Reisling or a Prosceco?

3) Most importantly, our waitstaff (which were the bartenders) were great. Friendly and knowledgable while keeping a courteous distance. Good people.

A definate stop on the place-to-eat-out rotation.

My only "complaint" would be get rid of the TV's. At least their high enough up that they're not directly in the line of sight.

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