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516 South Van Dorn Street, Alexandria, VA 22304
+1 703-212-9651
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Alexandria, Virginia
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140 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband really liked his Rigotini Carbonara...my son thought the fettuccine Alfredo was excellent, but the lasagna was just so-so. The service was pretty good.

Thank Jennifer M
McLean, Virginia
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We had a delicious birthday lunch at Savio's. LOCATION & AMBIANCE: In a strip mall right on Van Dorn Street, the restaurant is delightfully pretty inside. It was quiet so we had attentive personalized attention. FOOD: Both of us had a fish entree -- one broiled trout with almonds and butter sauce; the other was broiled trout stuffed with shrimp... More 

Thank Marilyn F
Annandale, Virginia, United States
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295 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We enjoy the Savio week night special - dinner for two with a bottle of wine for $30! Hard to beat that. While the menu is limited for the special, they are willing to customize what is on the menu. As an example, I wanted a different type of pasta with my dish ... No problem! Service is friendly if... More 

Thank Barbara A
Ocean View, Delaware
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We arrived at 8pm on a Wednesday evening to find we were one of three tables; eight people in total. Not to be detered, we ordered the Pepperoni/sausage pizza and the Scampi a la O'ligo (shrimp and mushrooms baked in a pesto tomato sauce). My husband liked his pizza well enough. I thought my Scampi was delicious. It was accompanied... More 

1 Thank Maryrose410
Saginaw, Michigan
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Went looking for a place for dinner and found Savio's in Van Dorn Station. A charming place with very good food and attentive service. I had the spinach ravioli primavera and found it worth the trip. The garlic bread and salads were also very good. Note that the bread and salad don't come with the meal and are extra. Definitely... More 

1 Thank Robert H
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016

The Italian food was average, the salad was not remarkable and the wine was average. for some reason the place did not seem to have many customers. Maybe we were there on a bad day.

Thank Hugo V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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197 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

First trip to Savio's with friends. No one else in the restaurant. Service was so-so. Food was so-so. Server hit me with bread basket more than once and spilled food in my lap. No effort to make amends. Never going back. Hope your visit will be better than mine.

Thank RetiredMilitary
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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203 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

We ate at this restaurant on a Saturday night. It is located in a shopping center, and the parking spaces are a little on the tight side. They have wines by the bottle and wines by the glass, but the wines by the glass are different than their bottle selections, so you need to ask them to bring out the... More 

Thank Steve R
Alexandria, Virginia
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2015

My wife and I recently moved to the Landmark neighborhood and were in a bind when it came to food. Having transplanted out of Del Ray, we needed to jump out of our comfort zone and try something local. Having won rock, paper, scissors; I chose Savio's. Walking in to Savio's makes you feel like you're walking into a Mario... More 

Thank Joseph M
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2015

I want to rate the food separately from the service. The food was very good, tasted hand made and was reasonably priced if you split an entree. We did and it was plenty of food for the two of us. The young lady that was our server was prompt in seating us and bringing a menu and water. But when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 South Van Dorn Street, Alexandria, VA 22304
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Landmarks / Van Dorn
  • Neighborhood: Landmarks / Van Dorn
  • Phone Number: +1 703-212-9651

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