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Tempo Restaurant

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4231 Duke St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22304-2485 (North Gordon)
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Burnsville, North Carolina
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I tried this place because it got great reviews. It is a great place for couples to have that quiet candle lit dinner. The wait staff was excellent in being attentive to us and most of all the food was outstanding I had the grouper and it was wonderful. My husband got a house salad and the... More 

1 Thank Shanna W
Alexandria, Virginia
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bottom line: I would return to this restaurant which is the ultimate test in my humble opinion I went to this restaurant based on Open Table email saying it was a place locals frequented. The restaurant was also described as specializing in seafood which is my preferred meal. Initially I was concerned on my arrival as there were not a... More 

1 Thank Larry B
Kiev, Ukraine
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373 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very good restaurant with excellent menu of soups, salads, entrees of steaks, chicken, fish, and pastas as well. My wife and I shared a mahi-mahi with scallops for the lunch special. We also had a gazpacho soup before the meal. Everything was very well prepared and tasty. Even my wife liked the food and she is difficult... More 

1 Thank Glen W
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Very acceptable dinner but crammed next to strangers on a Saturday night. I felt funny talking about anything the people at the next table shouldn't know about. It took forever to get the bill.

Thank dpennes
Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

This is one of my favorite go-to restaurants in Alexandria. The food is excellent and so is the service. The fresh asparagus appetizer with a light garlic dressing drizzled over it is awesome! I recommend getting the calamari. It is lightly breaded and delicious. And the final appetizer is the prosciutto and melon. The combination of the saltiness from the... More 

1 Thank jimmyscores
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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859 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 758 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

The French chef, who is the owner and master of a very creative Mediterranean menu, has produced a masterpiece of cuisine and service at affordable prices. Four of us each had separate first courses and entrees, and each was divine. And then the pastry cart came. Once again, we each chose a separate dessert, and each was luscious. We used... More 

1 Thank Anthony-Susan
Alexandria VA
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Had seafood for lunch. Several hours later felt very sick. Realized I had food poisoning. Called the manager the next day. I thought they would want to know they had a problem. Wrong. He informed me it could not be food poisoning since it would take 24 hours for it to occur. What he said is inconsistent with scientific information.... More 

Thank GardenerDave
Alexandria, Virginia
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224 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

The seafood was excellently prepared, the service was very good and everyone in our party enjoyed their food.

1 Thank Travelwestport
Alexandria, Virginia
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

A Saturday night so crowded, but not an excuse for the inattentive, slow service; room crowded. noisy - food was good, but lacked any attempt at style, presentation - a "pile" of (good) pasta - but too much, plating left a lot to be desired; vegetables apparently an afterthought;calamari salad - don't; however, liver was cooked nicely to requested doneness... More 

Thank thecommissioner41
Burke, Virginia
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

The food was fine, noise level high, service slow-they need more staff. We arrived right behind a woman who had called during the week to reserve the only round 8 top and was assured she would get it...oops, no there was note on the reservation and the table was in use.

Thank DayleD

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$23 - $23
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4231 Duke St, Ste C, Alexandria, VA 22304-2485
    (North Gordon)
  • Public Transportation: Nearest Metro Station: King Street Metro is 2.2 miles away within walking distance if you are in good shape otherwise take a cab.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: 703-370-7900
Nestled in the West End, Tempo Restaurant is one of Alexandria's best-kept secrets. This elegant, but unpretentious, neighborhood restaurant is where the locals dine. Tempo's menu displays a blend of northern Italian and French cuisine, featuring fresh seafood.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?