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“Good Italian food in Bentonville” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar

Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
Ranked #35 of 211 Restaurants in Leesburg
Price range: $8 - $32
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary, Pizza, Seafood, Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Handmade Contemporary American Italian Cuisine. Fresh chicken, seafood, pasta, pizza, steaks, veal and desserts. Full service catering, private dining. Extensive wine list and gluten free menu. Open for lunch and dinner.
Washington, DC
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good Italian food in Bentonville”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Finally a good place to go for Italian food. The service is attentive without being annoying. Great food. Good ambiance. It shows they care that you enjoyed your meal and your experience.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Alexandria, Virginia
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106 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Wonderful lunch!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Another delicious lunch at Travinia in Leesburg! This place is predictably great. From the moment you walk in, you know you are in a friendly place. Although the music was very loud, when asked, they turned the volume down. There were five of us and each of us ordered something different. I always get a pasta (this time lasagna) True to form, all of our meals were served hot and were cooked to perfection. (Some of the things ordered were crab cakes, chicken marsala, veal ravioli, pasta bolognese, and my lasagna). Service was efficient and friendly. Even though Travinia is a chain, it never seems like it. It is a cross between a family friendly restaurant and a fine Italian restaurant. You will NEVER be disappointed. Hats off to the management in Leesburg, the wait staff, and the chefs!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leesburg, Virginia
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Simply Excellent Italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

We've never been to Italy, but we've traveled around. We can tell the difference between destinations that are simply "places to eat", and those that offer "a dining experience". We enjoy tasty and innovative food done well, accompanied by good (sometimes great) service, with good bar offerings. Travinia has delivered every time.

Last night for example, we grazed over a luxuriously simple opening salad of lightly dressed arugula, very interestingly served with long strips of lean, lightly crisped proscuitto de Parma and beautifully "walled in" with wafer-thin "slabs" of parmesan reggiano. Great salad presentation!

Their square of delicious hot bread came fresh out of the oven, and our server poured a dipping plate of deeply green, intensely fruity olive oil. Very, very good.

For entrees, my Husband enjoyed their special of four 2oz lamb rib chops (trimmed, and the long bones were Frenched) done in a luscious marsala demi-glace with cremini mushrooms, sprinkled with fontina and scallions. Since he isn't a big onion fan, he requested his without scallions - and it came that way. Garlic mashed on the side.

I was not as hungry, so ordered from the "small plates" menu, and the sides offerings. This is one of my favorite things about this particular restaurant. Many of their main entrees are also available as "small plates" (my thinking, almost tapas style). Between the small plates, the generous and affordable "side dishes", and the bounty of soups, salads, and appetizers, anyone should be able to find any combination to suit their fancy.
So I ordered their "small plate" single crabcake, which is served with a large scoop of their oven-roasted tomato, spinach, and pine-nut orzo. I also ordered from their "side dishes" of the mixed grilled vegetables. Last night, as most every time I've ordered, this has been a base of yellow squash and zucchini batons...last night there were also carrots - all tossed in a little garlic butter then grilled on their hickory wood grill - delicious!!!

We did not go during prime dinner time on a busy night - we were later, on a Thursday. Our server was prompt, obviously very busy, yet took the time to be friendly and as chatty & personable as we wanted to be. She kept tabs on our progress with drinks and salad without being intrusive, and matched the entree service to our slower paced progress beautifully.

We've been going here occasionally for two years. The food is simply terrific, and the atmosphere is warm and vibrant, classy-trendy, and clean. While we've had one rare faux-pas, it was quickly rectified. It's nice enough for celebratory dining, but casual enough for a weeknight dinner. We've seen large groups (take care if you are visiting during prom season!!). We highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Maryland
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“So Happy We Tried!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

My husband, daughter and I went here for my birthday dinner. Our daughter had been previously and really enjoyed it. We were going to sit at the bar for just a drink then head to the dining room for dinner. However, Rebecca and Eric behind the bar were so nice and so attentive that we decided to stay sat there. We were near the outside patio and there was a lovely breeze, so we had perfect seats. Eric did some special drinks (per our daughter's requests) that she loved. When we decided to order food, we were most happy that they also have Gluten-Free pasta, and are going to soon have freshly-baked Gluten-Free breads. When she took our orders, Rebecca was VERY attentive and made sure that everything was perfect as daughter has both gluten and dairy sensitivities, and I have some dietary issues that need to be addressed. Quincy, the Manager also came over to check on our needs so the food was done perfectly. He also presented me with a Birthday Champagne! Thanks Quincy!! Our food was really delicious and we ate more than we normally do, but couldn't seem to stop. This is now one of our favorite restaurants in the Leesburg area.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very Poor Service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Just wanted to share our experience at this restaurant. We were on holidays with another couple and upon the advice of our hotel, we traveled to this place for supper. The food was fine but the service was the worst we have ever had. We travel three to four times a year and this was unacceptable. We had to wait for about half an hour for service then another half an hour for our drinks (only three showed up). The other one only showed up when we went to the manager. The meal was exactly the same. I am not just a complainer as when I am done here I am going to complement anther place.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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