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Reviewed December 24, 2021

My friends and i had a great time in there upstairs dining room. The ambiance was very welcoming. Amazing food and service. Staff were extremely knowledgeable and made great recommendations.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 24, 2021 via mobile

I had a great time with my friends in their upstairs dining. Amazing food and service. of course, we’ll definitely come back

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 16, 2021 via mobile

Excellent food! Don’t miss the bread. Went with a group and they got every order right. The service was wonderful. We had several dishes off of the menu and there was nothing that wasn’t perfect. Loved the pesto pasta. Will be back, it will be...worth the 45-minute trip.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Labettola I, General Manager at La Bettola Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2021

we appreciate the feedback. we would love to serve you again.

Reviewed October 8, 2021 via mobile

Great little Italian Place. Intimate, great service great food. Found this on TripAdvisor. Was not disappointed. Love the feel.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Labettola I, General Manager at La Bettola Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2021

we are happy you had a great experience. we look forward to serve you again.

Reviewed August 30, 2021 via mobile

Amazing food and service. Best red sauce and Alfredo ever. Family atmosphere treet u like family. Will come back. Highly recommend

Date of visit: August 2021
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Labettola I, General Manager at La Bettola Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2021

we are happy you had a great experience. we look forward to serve you again.

Reviewed June 27, 2021 via mobile

If you want to feel part of a "family" this is your place. Food, atmosphere,service,prices,are all 5 star. We ate here the last 2 evenings, tonight we brought a party of 9. They handled it with grace and incredible service. Suzanna was our server and...took great care of us Navy Vietnam veterans who were here to bury our squadron mate at Arlington tomorrow. Thanks for making our otherwise sad reunion one we will remember with a smile.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Labettola I, General Manager at La Bettola Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2021

we are happy you had a great experience. we look forward to serve you again.

Reviewed June 16, 2021

We had a great time at this restaurant. Great food and exceptional service. Will definitely return with my family and friends

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 17, 2021 via mobile

Very cute cozy spot but the stuffed mushrooms lacked flavor and the Greek pizza tasted like a frozen one you'd buy at the grocery store. Honestly, I think they took it out of a box and heated it up. They also didn't bring any bread...to the table which is a strike for me at an Italian place. Oh well...moving on.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed July 19, 2020

La Bettola Italiano is better than most places, does has a huge selection of good Italian dishes. the outdoor seating is beautiful, food delicious and fresh, And derive is awesome.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

Perfect late-night pizza with fast delivery! After arriving late in the evening at one of the many hotels clustered near DCA airport, I wanted food. I wanted pizza! The clerk’s recommendation was closed so I found these guys on yelp and gave them a try....Thin crust olive,pineapple, and jalapeño pizza. It was GREAT and even arrived 15 minutes earlier than estimated.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 14, 2019 via mobile

Amazing chicken Alfredo!! I got delivery and it was fresh and on time. I will definitely make this a repeat.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 26, 2019 via mobile

Do not even try to go here. We made our reservation about one month before in order to get a good pasta dinner the night before running the Marine Corps Marathon. When we arrived, no table was ready. Our party of 8 was kept waiting...outside for maybe a full 30 minutes. Finally, we got two tables, but they were separated, and we had to split into two parties of 4. So the evening started off. Service was slow and inattentive. The staff did not get our orders right. And the food was disappointing. Starting with the appetizers, I cannot recommend any of them. The calamari was wan, rubbery and bland. The stuffed mushroom caps were supposed to have crabmeat in them, but the only trace of crab I actually detected was a bit of shell. The caprese was not well put together, with almost awful tomatoes and mediocre mozzarella covered by a pesto. None of them were worth the price. The main dishes were similarly disappointing. The pastas, while saying they were homemade, absolutely were not. Felt like they were boiled from dry. The Pesto Genovese was absolutely pedestrian, having zero pine nuts and just about as much flavor. The red sauces were watery and tasteless. According to another diner in our party, the meatball was dry and bland. Even worse, the kitchen totally forgot to send out my side salad and side meatball. I cannot recommend any of the pastas. Two of our party got veal dishes, and they reported them to be satisfactory. When it came time for the check, the staff tried to charge me for the meatballs and the dinner salad that never made it to the table. I got charged a standard service fee for having received awful service. I don’t want to put any pictures of this place here, because the experience was so incredibly unpleasant. I will never darken this establishment’s door again.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed July 19, 2019 via mobile

Very good Italian restaurant. We had pizza and Fiesta Del Mar (it was the special), a seafood pasta dish that was amazing. The bread that comes with the meal is melt in your mouth delicious. We will definitely visit again. There was a nice variety...of menu options.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 17, 2019

The food was delicious and the service was interested and passionate about his food. The homemade bread was delicious and all 7 of us enjoyed our meal. The menu had plenty of choice and it was good value for money.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 30, 2019

Substandard Italian. You can get better at Olive Garden. Runny, thin, less than flavorful sauces. Was sorry I called them for delivery.

Date of visit: October 2018
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La Bettola Italiano is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5