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“Excellent food with warm and friendly service”
Review of Cantina D'Italia

Cantina D'Italia
Ranked #106 of 433 Restaurants in Fairfax
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Don't let the strip mall around it keep you away!

This is a quiet Italian restaurant with comfortable booths, friendly service and delicious food. An excellent place for a family or friends dinner or date night where you want to be able to carry on pleasant conversation without distractions.

We have been going for years and our favorite dinner is chicken voldostana but substitute the pink cream sauce instead of the marinara. The pink sauce is just a great combination with the prosciutto and mozzarella on the chicken.

It seems like a lot of regulars go here and I have seen people choose it for special group dinners like retirements, birthdays, etc.

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Thank VirgniaBiztrvlr
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

We have driven by this unassuming restaurant a million times without going in. Recently, we decided to remedy that and were pleasantly surprised. I expected it to be a small restaurant, but it's surprisingly big inside. There are plenty of booths. I had the lasagna, which was quite good. My husband had the salmon pasta dish and he said the salmon was perfectly cooked. The salad left a bit to be desired, since they use mostly iceberg lettuce.

We don't appreciate the current trend of super-noisy restaurants, so we enjoyed the quieter atmosphere. We'll definitely go again.

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Thank Snorkelaholic
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

The food at Cantina D'Italia is always fresh and unique. It is hard to believe people line up out the door at the chain Italian place across the parking lot, and do not appreciate the food being served nearby. The bread is soft and fresh and the ingredients in all the dishes all feel like they were made in some grandmothers kitchen, with time and attention given to each component, not churned out from an overly busy kitchen. This is the upper scale Italian you are looking for that the whole family can enjoy and not feel like they are spending a lot of money.

Thank GoodFood88
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

Had garlic bread, calamari, salad, pasta and dessert. The food was good, not amazing but definitely better than the chain Italian restaurant in the same shopping center. The servers did stay on top of the drinks and clear the table in a reasonable amount of time. The deserts were the only disappointment.

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Thank scherzva
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Reviewed July 5, 2012 via mobile

I love this place. Their meatball sub available during lunch is the best ever. Sunshine pasta is one of the best veggie pasta ever..whoever I have taken to this place has loved it and kept going back again and again and again! Love this place..ambience is the added advantage of this place!

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Thank Pragyan
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