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Ristorante Murali

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1201 S Joyce St Ste C4, Arlington, VA 22202-2084
703 415 0411
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Brownstown Township, Michigan
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348 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

A great choice while in the Pentagon area. The restaurant is located at the Pentagon City Mall. You can park in the garage for a couple bucks. The food in incredible with a very good wine list too. Very good service too.

Thank Scott R
Fairfax, Virginia
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146 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

This was a good Italian pasta meal. Nothing extravagant but typical pasta dishes. I had speghetti bolanesei which was very good with a hometown flair. Under $12 for the dish. Relatives had lasagna and linguini Vongoles (clams). We had left overs for lunch the next day. Not a busy crowd pleasant meal.

Thank Sara C
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Thank you so much!! We are a family of five and we have three children. The server was a really nice man from Morocco. He was extremely helpful, and really nice to the kids.... He brought the food our for them first! And. The kids loved everything! Great job! I had Chicken Marsala and my wife had Salmon Ala font....... More 

Thank Joane E
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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184 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

This quiet Italian Ristorante is a must for locals or tourists It's pleasantly crowded with an excellent diverse menu with superb specials and modest prices The staff is polite and responsive but not intrusive The food is delicious and the yummy bread is perfect to mop up the tasty sauces The pumpkin ravioli is a standard and heavenly

Thank henry k
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

I had researched Italian restaurants in the Pentagon City area of Alexandria, VA and came across Ristorante Murali. LUCKY FOR ME! I sat at the bar and visited with the owner...he tolerated my Italian and was very pleasant. He even offered an additional glass of wine...on the house! I had the Penne with Lamb Sausage - home made lamb sausage... More 

Thank CobraJoe
Jose R, Guest Relations Manager at Ristorante Murali, responded to this review

Mr. Joe, Thank you very much for such a warm review of our restaurant. We very much look forward to serving you again. Jose Mateo More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Food was plentiful and quite tasty. The service was pleasant and above average. We had a group of 11 people. Even with a 24% gratuity and a near empty restaurant, the waiter would not make separate checks. This held us up for more than 30 minutes and then we had to find our waiter. When he came back, he suggested... More 

Thank Russell P
Jose R, Guest Relations Manager at Ristorante Murali, responded to this review

Dear Mr Russell, Thank you very much and I am delighted you enjoyed our food and our service. Rest assured that we will make every effort to ensure that incidents such as the ones you highlighted do not get repeated. We appreciate our customers feedback because we know you care. Once again, thank you and we look forward to serving... More 

Massachusetts, United States
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Walked over to Pentagon Row on my most recent visit to DC. Was looking for something a little more comfort food like for dinner, so I bypassed the excellent looking Thai and Vietnamese offerings for Murali. I was glad that I did. I had great servce from a very friendly waiter. The bread was very good. Had Linguine with Clams... More 

Thank Mark E
Jose R, Guest Relations Manager at Ristorante Murali, responded to this review

Mr. Mark, Thank you for reviewing us on Tripadvisor and for letting us know about your experience at our restaurant. We are very pleased that we did meet your expectations and that we lived up to our own high standards. We want you to know that we value your comments and will take whatever steps are necessary to ensure that... More 

Riverside, California
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908 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

There aren't a lot of good Italian choices in this area, so they get a little bump in the rating. The service is very good. The food is better than average. They can be a bit slow in food prep, so an appetizer and good bread are important. It's also a good place for a business meeting or group, nice... More 

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Jose R, Guest Relations Manager at Ristorante Murali, responded to this review

Thank you, We appreciate you giving us a review and we promise to improve our food preparation timings. We look forward to seing you again soon. More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

I started with a glass of cabernet sauvignon by Josh. From there, I asked for their recommendation on a dish that would go well with the wine. They recommended the Linguine Pescatore which was an incredible pairing. Huge hit! I had their house salad which was another great choice. From the second I walked through the door until I left,... More 

Thank Kirk A
Jose R, Guest Relations Manager at Ristorante Murali, responded to this review

It is always a thrill to get fan mail, particularly when it is as positive as your experience was. We strive every day to ensure our guests have a wonderful meal and a marvelous time at our restaurant and it is extremely encouraging for someone to tell us. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with... More 

Portland, Oregon
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132 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

We always have at least one dinner at Ristorante Murali when we are in Arlington. This is the most consistent restaurant, with GREAT Food, Fun Atmosphere and Outstanding Service. Reasonable prices make it even better.

Thank stevemarilyn2013
Jose R, Guest Relations Manager at Ristorante Murali, responded to this review

Dear Steve, Thank you very much for your vote of confidence, we appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you again soon. Regards, Jose R More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 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
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 S Joyce St Ste C4, Arlington, VA 22202-2084
  • Public Transportation: Metro "Pentagon City Station", Metrobus
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703 415 0411

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