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  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    May 17, 2014
  • Last Review
    May 28, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.8
 
 
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a la Lucia is a neighborhood restaurant in Old Town Alexandria. We specialize in homemade traditional Italian Fare and Italian Wines. Owner Michael Nayeri has been in the Washington Restaurant Business for over 20 years. We offer Brick oven Pizzas, Patio Seating, and Kids Menus. Our Private Wine Room is available for all types of parties up to 40 guests. We have a Full bar, specializing in Wine, where we broadcast all major sporting and news events. <BR><BR> Save 25% off any bottle of Wine when you dine in for Dinner on Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday! Every Week!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Quite a surprise
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This is a really nice local restaurant, not touristy at all. Very reasonable prices (for the area). Service was excellent. Staff from managers to busboys was excellent. I plan to put this place in the regular rotation."
Dined on 5/23/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Chef Martin Lackovic, formerly of Galileo, I Matti and The Caucus Room, opens Siroc Restaurant on McPherson Square with brothers Keram and Mehdi Dris, who run the front of the house. Siroc's seasonal menu features cooking inspired by Italy and the Mediterranean with housemade pastas, charcuterie, salads and entrées. The new restaurant takes its name from a wind that blows from northern Africa to Italy and the Mediterranean.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Re-visit and old fave
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I had not been to Siroc in quite some time- I was pleased to see that they had put in a bar sometime in the past year. As usual the food was very good (fresh black bass special) although the sweetbreads prep was odd (they should have been trimmed better). I was pleased to see that the waitstaff was stable, service from hostess to waitress to buss(person) was great; the entire experience was excellent. we ate outside on the sidewalk on a beautiful night overlooking the Square and the server knew that we wanted a leisurely meal so she timed her visits well.
Excellent value on food, drinks, wine by the glass. You can have Café Milano, I will take Siroc!"
Dined on 5/25/2014
 2007
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Vermilion features Chef William Morris' menu of Contemporary American cuisine. Complimenting Chef Morris' menu is Vermilion's wine list, named one of the top wine lists in the country by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine. Combining a charming location in Old town Alexandria with stylized design and atmosphere, Vermilion represents a bit of downtown sophistication: from the exposed brick in the upstairs dining room to the overstuffed pillows in the lounge downstairs, Vermilion holds something for all tastes.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
I wanted to love it...
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I have been here several times and find the menu to be terrific- I have a hard time choosing because everything sounds great. The sauces and combinations are excellent (I had the lamb loin). Service was good, and the place has a nice buzz to it.
Oddly, the food arrived cooked to order (as specified) but was barely warm. As we were dining at a leisurely pace (over 2 hours) I was starving and did not want to send it back.
I should have complained and will not hold it against them. Definitely worth a visit."
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Recently voted Best Dining Atmosphere, Family Entertainment, Bartender, Live Music and Night Spot by West Hawaii Today. Our fresh, festive food features global, coastal flavors and offers the freshest of ingredients, from locally caught fish to produce from our own organic farm. We proudly offer vegetarian, vegan, and/or gluten free options as well as just enough meat and the freshest of seafood! Our young and talented chef team sincerely loves to create the most amazing dishes with the finest local and seasonal products available. We feature live music nightly (when we are open for dinner Thursdays through Sundays) and offer the best talent and a wide array of musical styles. If the music moves you, get up and dance right under the stars as our dining area has no roof!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Local Flavor
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I love the Blue Dragon- food is good to really good (fresh ono was outstanding) service is usually excellent. Great sitting outside in the breeze and choosing to dance or just listen to live music.
This is the real "room without a roof"-"
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2007
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Please note that Tosca does not participate in "DC Restaurant Week"<br /><br />Tosca will be closed for renovations from 8/18/14 to 9/1/14 and will reopen on 9/2/14 with a fresh new look.<br /><br />Ristorante Tosca offers the finest in contemporary northern Italian cuisine by executive Chef Massimo Fabbri. He interprets Italian cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients, using a creative approach that respects the great traditions of Tuscan gastronomy. Tosca combines modern style and elegance to create an intimate and comfortable setting.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
One of the best
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/03/2014
 2007
Dined on 4/03/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"But most expensive, Italian restaurants in town. This time I splurged on the $48 veal chop- it was outstanding. Be careful of wine by the glass- prices creep up into the $20 per glass range. Excellent old school service."
Dined on 4/03/2014
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
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