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Monroe's - CLOSED

1603 Commonwealth Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1903
+1 703-548-5792
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Nov 17, 2015
Oct 26, 2015
“Neighborhood gem”
Restaurant Hours
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Italian, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1603 Commonwealth Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1903
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51 - 60 of 69 reviews

Reviewed July 10, 2011

Wonderful, authentic Italian food; creative appetizers, meals and desserts prepared with a light touch. A chilled asparagus appetizer is always one of my choices. The vegetable primavera is another of my favorites. I chose this restaurant for my birthday dinner this year - my top...More

Thank eaglekg
Reviewed July 8, 2011

We love this place. It is our favorite Italian restaurant. The atmosphere is wonderful because of the small, neighborhood feel. We have been several times on our own and have taken numerous out of town visitors; no one has had a bad meal. The food...More

Thank DCAnonymous
Reviewed November 9, 2010

Unfortuantely my trips to Monroe's has been a bit of a rollercoaster. Sometimes the food and service are great, others the food is so-so and service is meh, almost uninterested in being there. I can't say I have had two meals in a row which...More

Thank GoodFood88
Reviewed October 10, 2010

Planned a small family outing for a quiet dinner. This evening the food was sub-par to what we are normally used to - burned scallops, cold pasta, and crunching beans in the minestrone. Service was almost non-existence - restaurant wasn't busy - wait staff just...More

Thank boopstr
Reviewed August 17, 2010

Great place to take out-of-town guests or just enjoy it yourself. No pretense, family run, comfortable place to have a good time with friends. Don't want meat or shellfish, no problem. Many vegetarian or fish dishes to choose from, all excellently prepared. Try the Monroe's...More

Thank MADber
Reviewed November 12, 2009

The food at this neighborhood restaurant varies from good to an unexpected great, but it completely depends o the day. The restaurant is not consistent at all! We have gone into Monroe's American Trattoria a few times likely only because we live a short walk...More

Thank KVR5885
Reviewed July 25, 2009

We arrived close to closing and they were gracious providing attentive service beyond closing. The seafood pasta dishes were excellent and plentiful, salads and deserts as well, all reasonably priced.

Thank catravlerChico_ca
Reviewed July 24, 2009

Reading the menu online, I thought this was going to be a great Italian place. But after getting our food, everyone in our party couldn't put enough salt on their dishes. We all got something different but none of them had any flavor. Will not...More

Thank Baidey
Reviewed May 5, 2009

We were introduced to Monroe's by locals who eat there regularly -- and were very happy indeed. At dinner we found a nice variety of starters, pastas, and entrees. Caesar salad was done in the traditional manner and turned out nicely. Pasta was al dente...More

Thank Morris F
Reviewed December 13, 2008

Been there many times and it is one of my favorite restaurants Food and wine great. Friendly atmosphere. Locals and visitors stop in after after a black tie event or after a baseball/football game. They are all welcomed by owners and staff.

Thank NoPayneNoGain
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$30 - $30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1603 Commonwealth Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1903
    (Monroe Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: We are a 10 minute walk from both King St. and Braddock Rd. Metro stops.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-548-5792
  • E-mail
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