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Cantina D'Italia

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13015 Fairlakes Shopping Center, Fairfax, VA 22033-5179
+1 703-631-2752
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2015

We were in town recently for a wedding, and drove over to see if this place was still there. We haven't lived here for 15 years. We'd visited this place a good handful of times when we did, and always liked it. We had a dinner here, and it was as good as we remember. Reasonable prices, generous portions, good... More 

Thank LoveFoodCT
Fairfax County, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Service is attentive but not intrusive, very good selection of menu options, tasty food and reasonable prices. Pretty decent wine list it looks like but after my time in Italy I usually just go with vino de casa. Have been a number of times and not been disappointed.

Thank VermontVagabond47
Landstuhl, Germany
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279 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

I had lunch here with a few friends today and both the food and service were excellent. We were seated immediately and my glass of water never made it to empty. The lunch menu was very extensive and the cost were very reasonable. Plenty of seating great service and good food. The only thing I would like better is if... More 

1 Thank ColoradoTraveler2go
Fairfax, Virginia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2015

This fantastic restaurant is in the same shopping center as The Olive Garden...only the food is 100 times better, costs less and there usually isn't a wait. The service is great too. Bonus: You can always find a coupon online for this restaurant.

1 Thank Michael L
Fairfax, Virginia
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2015

From the outside, it looks small and nothing fancy, once we get in, you see that it's a casual setting and the walls have wine bottles around..the place is a bit dated but clean. they have tables, booth or bar seating. You are greeted by an Italian guy...not sure if he is the owner but my impression is that this... More 

1 Thank Liza C
Centreville, Virginia, USA
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Cantina D'Italia is a very authentic Italian restaurant. Great food, great service. The only place we go for Italian food. This from an Italian born and raised in New York. All dishes I have had were great, from the straight spaghetti to the veal dishes and the seafood. Excellent

Thank Tom B
Roanoke, Virginia
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118 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2015

This restaurant was favored by the locals we visited in Fairfax, VA. For appetizers we enjoyed their fried zucchini and calamari. Entrees included Fettuccine Chicken Alfredo and Chicken Marsala. The appetizers and entree's were quite good. We found the house salad unremarkable. The service was very good, and the atmosphere informal and quiet. This is a nice, informal place you... More 

Thank robert p
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Went here for a rehearsal dinner for my cousin's wedding. Even with our large family the servers stayed on top of all of our needs. The calamari was easily my favorite appetizer, cooked to perfection. We also got to sample the mussles, fried Zucchini, bruchetta, and bread. For the main course I had tortellini tricolore. It was quite delicious. For... More 

Thank Heather P
Front Royal, Virginia
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254 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2015

When I dine with friends and family, I like some place where we can visit and enjoy each other's company. Far too often restaurants nowadays are so noisy you can't hear yourself think, much less have a conversation with those with you. This restaurant is delightful because it is well-designed for ambiance and visiting with friends and family. The lunch... More 

Thank momE1
Frederick, Maryland
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221 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

This is a fine place to go for Italian food. Everything we ordered was satisfactory, although we really, really enjoyed the clams caprese! The white sauce was sopped up happily with their bread. Really liked this dish. Wish the bread was warm though. Our entrees were also good. Spaghetti with marinara sauce, spaghetti putanesca, side of meatballs. Good size portions.... 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
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 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: 13015 Fairlakes Shopping Center, Fairfax, VA 22033-5179
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-631-2752

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