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“Empty Promise”
Review of Extra Virgin - CLOSED

Extra Virgin
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Quincy St.
Transit: Served by Metro Bus connecting to nearby Pentagon City and Crystal City metro stations. Bicyclists can get in and out of Shirlington via the W&OD Trail, the Mt. Vernon Trail, and the Four Mile Run Trail, and use on-street trails and bike lanes within the neighborhood. Taxis - Blue Top Cab, Red Top Cab.
Description: Extra Virgin specializes in modern Italian cuisine, encompassing characteristics of various regions of Italy and enhanced by the artistry and imaginative creativity of Executive Chef Scott Jenkins. Extra Virgin brings a touch of casual elegance to Shirlington Village, with sophisticated contemporary decor complimented by an energetic, comfortable ambiance. New Lunch Specials $8 - $12, Monday-Friday from 11:30am - 2pm. Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 3-7pm in our lounge or bar. Great bar menu items for $5 during Happy Hour! Special drink prices: $2.50 (Miller Lite & Yuengling), $3.50 (Sam Season, Sierra Nevada, Blue Moon), and $3.50 for Rail Drinks. House Red, Sangria or White Wine for $5.00 per glass.Check out our 1/2 price Monday night wine list. Dinner 7 days a week! Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Late Night Dining, Banquet, Private Rooms, Catering. Extra Virgin Restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine with a modern flare! Imagine Mama's home cooked meal!
Reviewed October 31, 2012

I'd love to love this restaurant, but the service is just not there, nor is the food. It needs some work at all levels to deliver on its promises, but Shirlington is a great venue.

Thank Tenfish
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

I held the rehearsal dinner at Extra Virgin as it is my son and his fiance,s favorite. I'm from out of town now, so negotiated with them over the phone over a period of two months. My best hopes were exceeded! The food was wonderful, and the service excellent. They even managed to keep up with the kids who seemed to change chairs between each course. The cannolis I had for dessert were the best I've had outside of Catania, Italy. The espresso was no Americanized, as so many Italian restaurant's do. At the end, when they presented the check, I was shocked to discover that it was far less than I had expected. Mange bene!

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Thank RobRoy47
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

This is my local "go to" place for italian food. You have to try the Lasagna! It is huge and so good! Took 2 people to finish. they have a great happy hour too with a good selection of wines and appetizers to try.

Thank Sandra L
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Extra Virgin is a local restaurant in the Shirlington Village. The food is delicious, the staff friendly and profesional and it has a very nice, moderately priced wine menu. Depending on the musicians, the musical entertainemnt can be a bit loud, but on other occasions we found the entertainment fit the atmosphere quite well. Well worth a visit if you're in the Arlington, Pentagon City or West End of Alexandria.

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Thank ray027
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Visited several times, including New Year's eve. Nice live music and atmosphere. Had lunch there with mother's seniors group and they all enjoyed the food and location in Shirlington.

Thank BFJ211
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