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Italian, Wine Bar, Tuscan, Central-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed May 17, 2020

Sfizi Café in Falls Church, VA has the best Italian cuisine and dining experience in the area.We are seasoned Sfizi patrons who love so many favorite dishes that it’s hard to say any one favorite. This unique Cafe exposes a wine cellar full of Italian...wine and that makes you feel like you in Italy. Just ask the owner or staff about a perfect pairing for your meal and it won’t disappoint. We have enjoyed both in café dining and take out. They have curb-side pickup which has been very helpful these past few months. Many times, we order meals that can be refrigerated or frozen, and the meals are equally great the second time around! Thank you to Sfizi’s owner, Lino, and his dedicated, hard-working staff for their resilience and perseverance during the pandemic. A meal from Sfizi has warmed our hearts and stomachsMore

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed May 16, 2020

Ordered take out from there last week. The food was hot, fresh and delicious. We ordered the ravioli, scallops with pasta and veal. Added the crostini and antipasti appetizers. There was nothing left on our plates. The pickup was easy.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed March 2, 2020 via mobile

This Italian restaurant atmosphere, is awesome!! We started off with the grilled calamari, it was so much better than the fried calamari, that most restaurants serve. My wife had Lasagna and I had seafood dish, with clams, scallops, shrimp and squid, served over pasta, with...a spicy red sauce. Both were excellent, along with the service! I would highly recommend visiting SfiziMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020

We met a friend there coming from across the River in a Maryland. First time here. The waiter was excellent and funny and spot on in his recommendations. The dishes are just so authentic and delicious. The portions were excellent. The appetizers were very delicious....The wine off the shelf with a small corkage fee was total worth it. Recommend a reservation, it fills up fast. We ate, talked and lingered and were never rushed. A delightful dining evening with a friend! Enjoy a dessert too, well worth it! Parking is available right out the back door and is covered too!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 4, 2020

While the wait staff was very friendly, they seemed to be new at their jobs. Little things like desert menus brought before we ordered our meal, two orders of bread delivered, entire table cleared after salad ..... they were always available to help us, but...it was a little strange. That being said, this is not the first time we have been there and will not be the last. It is a great local, friendly place.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 2, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful Authentic Italian Restsurant Truly one all around best Italian of the hundreds I have dined at in my 59 years in the Restsurant Industry. Excellent, well priced wine program, Fresh homemade pasta and sauces that sparkle in your mouth. The aromas,colors, flavors and mouth...feel of old Europe. On spot service and charming atmosphere. Kudos !!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 29, 2020

We were stopping in Falls Church on our drive home to Maine from Florida, and it was nearby our Hilton Garden Inn hotel, so we stopped in. We were very impressed by this restaurant in so many ways. The wine selection was unique in that...we could select from many many actual bottles of wine that were displayed in the dining room. They made a lovely backdrop that made us feel we were almost in a real wine cellar. In addition, the menu was varied yet all based on traditional dishes that we have had in Italy. The biggest surprise was the "Cacio e pepe" special which we have never seen in a restaurant in the US, and which we had only eaten in Rome. It was delicious! Prices were reasonable, ambiance was cozy and we had a wonderful time when we expected to dine on a so-so pizza! We can't wait to return!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 12, 2019 via mobile

Great local spot for amazing Italian food. Local owners truly care about providing amazing menu, over the top customer service. Quaint spot, great ambiance, great wine selection to drink here or take home. Bar service and menu is great too.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 22, 2019

We've eaten at this restaurant a couple of times. Both times the food has been good but way too expensive for the quantity and quality of the dishes. On the other hand, the service has been very good. The wines not so much - again,...they seem to be overpriced for the quality offered. Overall, we prefer the Italian Cafe, which is nearby and offers better value.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 16, 2019 via mobile

Both the food and the service were superb at our recent dinner for seven. Everyone chose a different entree, so we tested a good part of the menu, and everything was delicious. Our servers were very attentive. John, who I believe is the manager, was...particularly helpful in making suggestions for wine and appetizers when I first inquired about making the reservation. This was a new restaurant for all of the people in our group. They all agreed they would be back frequently.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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