Landini Brothers

4.7
3186 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Franco and Noe Landini are the proud hosts of Landini Brothers restaurant. Located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, and close to the Potomac River, Landini Brothers is a well-established landmark in Northern Virginia. It has been serving northern Italian food in the traditional Tuscan style since it opened in 1976. Franco's annual visits to his family and friends in Tuscany provide him with ample opportunity to learn about the latest advances in Tuscan cuisine—knowledge he brings home for the dining pleasure of restaurant guests. Come join us for brunch! Sunday at 11:30am to 3:00pm.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3186 People Are Saying
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Ambience
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John
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

wonderful service, amazing food. would recommend to anyone!

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vipJarhead
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Dinner with colleagues Service was spot on. Ambiance great. Appetizers perfect. Pasta course fantastic. Entrees delicious.

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vipKathy
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service are consistently good no matter what day of the week you dine.

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Customer
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Delicious except a couple incorrect dishes received, however was corrected promptly. The noise level in the restaurant made it almost impossible to hear one another, but food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My girlfriend and I traveled to Alexandria from Pennsylvania. I decided on Landini Brothers as our dinner destination the first night and they did not disappoint! The ambiance puts you right in the middle of “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” by Billy Joel. We selected a delicious bottle of red from the extensive wine list and we were both taken away with how well it paired with our meals. We will be coming back in the future and recommend this restaurant to anyone traveling to the DMV. Thank you for a great experience!

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PatrickZ
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Great food! Great ambiance! Server wasn’t as professional as we’ve become accustomed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great bartenders!

Landini Brothers
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for the 5 stars, we hope to see you again. Saluti! Landini Brothers Management

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Tuck
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Was a great experience and will return. My only suggestions is for the server to be aware of removing dirty plates and glasses a little more frequently. The friend I was dining with ended up taking our dirty plates, silverware ad glasses to another table when the people left.

Thanks.

Landini Brothers
Responded 6 days ago

Tuck. Thank you for joining us and leaving this feedback. We are in the midst of training and hiring new team members so we will absolutely address this and use this as a learning experience. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with and hope that you will join us again soon. Saluti! Landini Brothers Management

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VinceK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent.. Service was great. High assortment in wine. A little pricey on the wine though. Mark-up was a little high.

Overall though great experience. Second time there. One time during week during lunch was great too

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StephenZ
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have never had a bad meal at Landini Brothers. Everything from the food to the service is always top notch!

Landini Brothers
Responded 6 days ago

Stephen Z, We thank you so much for your continued support and are looking forward to your next visit. Cheers! Landini Brothers Management

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vipRedWhiteAndChew
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A truly excellent meal, and very attentive and personable service. The food was fresh, of exceptional quality, and some inventive, delicious dishes. A marked improvement over previous very good but not great trips to Landini. But this meal was just fantastic. Best Italian meal we've had in quite some time, and that includes going to places such as RPM Italian, Tosca, and others. Definitely more rustic, southern Italian. Each dish, whether soup, salad, appetizer, or entree, they all hit the bull's eye. Well done, Landini.

Landini Brothers
Responded 6 days ago

RedWhiteandChew, Thank you so much for your kind words and 5 stars, we strive to improve everyday so I am happy to hear that. If you ever feel that you are not 100% satisfied please let us know during your visit so that we can make sure to address it immediately. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your meals and we look forward to seeing you again. Saluti! Landini Brothers Management

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vipAlexandrian
Washington DC
93 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very nice to get in a visit to a favorite in Old Town Alexandria. Food was excellent, especially the filet mignon special which was buttery and melted in your mouth. Thanks for a lovely evening.

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vipDebbieC
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot to celebrate a birthday!

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KenH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a great experience here. The food was expensive but otherwise outstanding. The filet special and veal shank special was “melt in your mouth” delicious. Service was ok. The waitress was great when she was around. We went long periods of time where we would have expected her to be around. We will come back. It’s a great place for special occasions. It’s too expensive for “day to day” dining in Old Town.

Landini Brothers
Responded 6 days ago

Ken, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review with feedback. We appreciate your patience with us as we are in the midst of hiring and training many new staff members. We will treat this as a earning experience and hope that we see you again soon. Saluti! Landini Brothers Management

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LindaR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

What a disappointment! I had eaten lunch here several time & the food was always outstanding. Our appetizer was delicious and from there it was down hill. The Caesar salad had no taste & had obviously been in the refrigerator for quite a while.
My husband however at whenever I have ordered shrimp scampi at other restaurants it came with pasta.
We split at chocolate hazelnut cake for dessert. Definitely not worth the price.

Landini Brothers
Responded on January 12, 2022

Linda R. Thank you for the feedback, I'm sorry you had a disappointing experience. Somethings to note: everything in house is made at time of service, nothing sits in the fridge; and our menu is alla carte, so if you don't like what our entrees come with, you can order what your craving. We hope you give us another chance sometime soon. Saluti! Landini Brothers Management

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vipChrisC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well designed, large (but doesn't feel large) restaurant in the heart of Old Town Alexandria Virginia. The design and decoration lets the history come out but retains a very classy feel. The staff (greeter, waiter, bartender) were all very professional, yet "neighborhood bar" friendly. With a diverse and enticing list of specials, there was no need to look at the menu - and the three specials we ordered did not disappoint! What a great place! Need to go back soon.

Landini Brothers
Responded on January 12, 2022

Chris C. Thank you for the 5 star review and awesome feedback! Maybe we will make a regular patron out of you! We hope you join us again sometime soon. Saluti! Landini Brothers Management

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JohnL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We've been going to Landini Bros for almost 30 years. My family entertained a family from Japan there recently. Food was outstanding, as usual. I've noticed, however, that the service is not quite as good the past few times we've been there. We had an early reservation but still had to wait for our waiter and food sometimes. Never offered to refill our drinks. And the waiter had trouble speaking loudly and clearly enough for all to hear the specials. But service overall l was still very good as was the whole experience.

Landini Brothers
Responded on January 12, 2022

John L. Thank you for the 4 star review and your feedback. We will work to improve our service standards and the clarity of which we speak. We hope you and your family join us again sometime soon. Saluti! Landini Brothers Management

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vipTombo
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal, great service

Landini Brothers
Responded on January 12, 2022

Tombo, Thank you for the 5 star review! We hope you join us again sometime soon. Saluti! Landini Brothers Management

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MatthewL
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular venue with outstanding food and wine. The best Italian food I’ve had in many years.

Landini Brothers
Responded on January 12, 2022

Matthew L. Thank you for the 5 star review! We hope you join us again sometime soon. Saluti! Landini Brothers Management

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience5

The waiter was terrible. The waiter was the stereotypical Hollywood “jerk waiter” and didn’t even hand the menu to my wife until she was there for an hour... at 1pm on a Saturday. It was her 40th birthday, her friends flew in from multiple parts of the US with a winter storm over the weekend and had to move the reservation from Friday night to Saturday day, and he acted like we were interrupting his existence. Everything else was great about this restaurant except the waiter.. which is why we will never recommend this restaurant to anyone and will continually talk it down because no-one should be treated the way this waiter treated us… especially on my wife’s 40th birthday when her friends had travelled across the county to be here.

Landini Brothers
Responded on January 12, 2022

I would like to apologize for the experience your guests received this past Saturday; your review is alarming & honestly, we are just as shocked & upset as you. To my knowledge, the reservation was for 7 people, and only 4 checked in & were seated. My team was under the impression there were more people joining, so we waited. I believe this is where the downward snowball affect began. If you would give us another chance, please email morgan@landinibrothers so we can ensure a perfect experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wedding Anniversary- the restaurant knew it was our anniversary and welcomed us with a nice card and gave us a special dessert.

Landini Brothers
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for joining us on such a special day, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening. We hope to see you again. Saluti! Landini Brothers Management

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ManselT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Repeated visit to a well recommended restaurant.

Not the best waiter, to be fair (a bit grumpy, so @80%), but his peers picked up any slack.

Key points for any prospective dinner: food: superb. Ambiance - great. Service - great, with caveats (above)

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ThomasC
London
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, Landinis was outstanding both from a quality of the food perspective and the service aspect. We had a range of dishes and all were delicious and our service was quick and knowledgeable. Great dinner always at Landinis.

Landini Brothers
Responded on January 6, 2022

Thomas, Thank you for visiting with us and leaving this kind review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Saluti! Landini Brothers Management

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SuzanneM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Landini Brothers is always a treat and last evening was no exception. Wait staff was excellent. I enjoyed the rock fish and my guest had the veal parmigiana. Both were excellent choices.

Landini Brothers
Responded on January 5, 2022

Suzanne M, We are so thankful to have repeat customers like yourself. We hope you had a wonderful holiday and we look forward to the next visit. Saluti! Landini Brothers Management

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vipAngela
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding Sunday brunch/lunch at Landini Brothers, as always. Absolute favorite restaurant. Best quality ingredients & cuisine, best team of professionals.

Happy New Year to the Landinis Team! Best Wishes for a happy and healthy 2020!

Landini Brothers
Responded on January 5, 2022

Angela, We are so thankful for you kind review. We hope to see you again soon. We also wish you a very Happy New Year. Saluti! Landini Brothers Management

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vipbettyp
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

This restaurant is a beautiful old town restaurant, the food is decent … on the expense side. The asparagus soup was delicious. The rest of the meal was ok. The service on the other hand was awful. We waited a good 20 minutes before anyone came to our table for drink orders, specials from one waiter we’re different from another, waiter was actively rude. We were never brought olive oil and drinks that were asked for. I could understand some of this if they were busy or there seemed to be a shortage of wait staff but it was not busy and our waiter was too busy talking to coworkers to make sure anyone in our section was taken care of

Landini Brothers
Responded on January 5, 2022

Ms Betty, First we would like to thank you for celebrating the New Year with us. We are so sorry to hear of your experience with us. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and it seems we missed the mark here entirely. I am sorry that we could not rectify the situation the night of. We hope that you will give us a second chance to give you the proper Landini Brothers service. Apologies, Landini Brothers Staff

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was friendly and the food was amazing.

Landini Brothers
Responded on January 4, 2022

Thank you for the 5 star review, we hope to see you again soon. Saluti! Landini Brothers Management

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

We had a reservation here for NYE and received and received terrible service, the server was very dismissive and spent most of her time talking to other severs while we waited long periods of time to get water refills, drinks and our food, she was not very accommodating. The food took forever, and it was cold, my dish in particular was very plain for the price. It was a terrible experience and I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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vipBiancaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience3

While the food was amazing the service however, was not. We were seated and waited roughly 30 mins before someone came to take our order. After our order was taken, we waited another 25+ minutes before we inquired about our appetizer, only to find out that it was just being prepared “fresh.” A bottle of wine was ordered while the second bottle along with dessert was ordered with another server because we were informed our service was on break.

Landini Brothers
Responded on January 4, 2022

We want to thank you for dining with us and taking the time to leave us this feedback. Since all of our dishes are prepared fresh it does take a tad longer to receive them, however waiting 25 minutes for an appetizer is a little excessive. We do ask that if this ever happens that you would be so willing got tell us during the visit so we can coach in the moment so this never happens again. Saluti! Landini Brothers Management

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ArthurG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Crab cakes were all crab with no filler. Love the inside of LB as it is my go-to place when people visit from out of town. The best representation of Old Town in Old Town. Thx for another great dining experience.

Landini Brothers
Responded on January 4, 2022

Arthur G, We are so happy to har you enjoyed your visit with us over the holiday. We hope to see you again. Saluti! Landini Brothers Management

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Family gathering

Landini Brothers
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you for the 5 star review, we hope to see you again soon. Saluti! Landini Brothers Management

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vipROBERTD
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good time. Great food. Consistency is the key at this place. Never had a bad meal or bad service.

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stacy
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down my most favorite restaurant. Been going there for 30+ years and it never disappoints. Simply the best

Landini Brothers
Responded on January 4, 2022

Stacy, We cannot thank you enough for your continued support. We look forward to your next visit. Saluti! Landini Brothers Management

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MikeH
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Excellent food as always, service was sub-par on this visit.

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vipdebbie
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food friendly service

Landini Brothers
Responded on January 4, 2022

Debbie, Thank you for the 5 star review, we hope to see you again soon. Saluti! Landini Brothers Management

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MaryW
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and atmosphere were perfect loved everything about this restaurant

Landini Brothers
Responded on January 4, 2022

Mary, We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, we hope to see you soon. Saluti! Landini Brothers Management

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vipAmandaM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve been going to Landini’s for years and it never disappoints. Great food, great service and such a wonderful atmosphere. One of our favorites in Old Town!

Landini Brothers
Responded on January 4, 2022

Amanda, Thank you so much for the continued support. We could not have made it through these last two years without patrons like yourself. We look forward to your next visit. Saluti! Landini Brothers Management

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Momma
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We ordered the $52 sea bass. It was cooked to perfection and a good size. However the accompanying broccoli and miniature potatoes were bland and uninteresting. Every entree at our table (whether fish or meat) came with the same broccoli and potatoes. For these prices we expected the vegetable accompaniment to be specific to the dish and to taste good.

Landini Brothers
Responded on January 4, 2022

Momma, Thank you for visiting with us and taking the time to leave us this feedback. We have been serving the broccolini and roasted potatoes with almost every main dish since our opening in 1979. We are sorry to hear you were not satisfied with them. If you ever are not 100% satisfied with something, we always ask that you let us know during the visit so we can make sue you get something you do like. Saluti! Landini Brothers Management

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2Food4Service5Ambience2

Our table was placed next to a table for 8-we people and the other side a table of 4 that were so loud I could not speak with my wife. Our table of two was placed between these tables which is wrong. The table with 8 had the nerve to allow their children. To play o. Their IPads further distracting and annoying our one night of holiday dinner. No way would we come back unless this place stops stacking tables on each other and has a rule about electronic devices.
I would appreciate an apology from the restaurant and if not we will never attend as well as our friends who like me are military retired.
Thank you,
Steve Scalise

Landini Brothers
Responded on January 4, 2022

Mr Scalise, Thank you for choosing to dine with us and taking the tome to share with us your most recent experience. While we do apologize that your dining experience was interrupted by children; we would like to preface with the fact that we have been a family friendly restaurant for the last 42 years and will continue to be. We will gladly update your OpenTable profile so that we can always try and accommodate your seating preferences. We wish you and your family a happy New Year.

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AlexisW
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend enjoyed his birthday there. Service was great

Landini Brothers
Responded on January 4, 2022

Alexis, Thank you for choosing to celebrate your boyfriend's birthday with us. We hope to see you both again soon. Saluti! Landini Brothers Management

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FAQs

Landini Brothers offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 836-8404.

Landini Brothers is rated 4.7 stars by 3186 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.