Fabulous birthday dinner!!
Food was good as usual. And it was great to be able to eat outside on a lovely night and people watch. But the service was very slow and inattentive, thus the four star rating.
Veal Scallopini was humdrum. Should not be so in an Italian r estaurant
Wonderful ambiance: cozy yet lively; prime location in Old Town Alexandria, fairly extensive but not overwhelming menu, plenty of seafood options, mouth-watering rockfish, excellent locally roasted cappuccino
Landini Brothers consistently has excellent food. And normally the service is spot on. However, our waiter who was very knowledgeable and nice did not followup on our order. My daughter's drink never arrived until we reminded him 15 minutes later. We all received our entrees together except for our 14 yr old daughter whose entree they apparently forgot. It took another 10 minutes while we all waited to start eating with her. When her entree finally arrived, it was very hot -- obvious that they just made it in a jiffy -- but she enjoyed it very much. Fortunately all the food was great including a risotto and mushroom special that was delicious. It was a Tuesday night and they were busy but they are always busy so service should not have been subpar, twice. I wouldn't have made such an issue with the service had they at least acknowledged the delays or that they had forgotten. Apologizes go a long way. In this cast there were none.
Our favorite restaurant for special occasions! Alfredo was our waiter and he was awesome!
Old fashioned dining at its best. and by "old fashioned" I don't mean out of step with current menus -- I mean a menu for all tastes, spectacular specials, a professional wait staff and environment where you can talk and hear the conversation.
Always enjoy! Great food, wonderful menu selection, and attentive service. Expensive martini--$17.00!!!
The food and wine is outstanding. Excellent service as well!
Always a great meal and exceptional service. Sam always does a world class job to ensure we have a great dining experience.
Great anniversary dinner!
Our group of 12 enjoyed a delightful retirement lunch. Salads were crisp and the roast salmon was delicious. Others enjoyed lasagna, penne pasta and veal. Lovely service and a beautiful dining room.
The service and food were both outstanding. They made our Anniversary Dinner truly Special.
Nice outside table with excellent service. Just a snack of gazpacho, tuna carpaccio and caprese salad shared at our table. All outstanding.
Delicious food and best of all it arrives hot at your table!!
The food was amazing and the service was fast, awesome prom dinner
Food was superb. Service was quick. Reservation was for 7:30 pm. We arrived 10 minutes early and were seated immediately. Ordered wine, dinner and dessert and were out the door at 8:15. It was packed so a little noisy in the main dining room. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal. I am a sucker for the little red lamp on each table.
They have a cold lobster plate that may not be on the menu but is always available. Delicious! The decorated table for my husband’s birthday plus the card were so thoughtful. Thank you!
I have been going to this restaurant for years, for both lunch and dinner. Service ALWAYS superb! Food ALWAYS delicious! Prices are reasonable. BRAVO!!
Wonderful service! We have a bunch of vegetarians in our family and they were easily able to make us dishes that accommodated our needs. Wonderful!
Worst dining experience of my life. We were seated next to a table of loud, drunk and obnoxious guests. For the price of this meal we deserved a better experience. There were many tables open in the restaurant so we inquired of the manager if we could be moved to another table. He assured us that this would be no problem as they were setting a clean table. He NEVER returned and we were forced to endure the remainder of our meal in this drunk party. I will never return. This kind of service is inexcusable. Don’t promise something and then not deliver. If you want a space to visit and and converse this is NOT the place. You might think this review is an outlier - all I can say is this is my first Open Table review and I’m a frequent diner.
There was a little mix up at the start which was every bit my fault. The management was very gracious throughout the experience and very patient I had a 7:15 reservation and most of the party did not arrive till 8:00. Again management was stand up gracious . The rest of the time was an enjoyable evening with great food and company. Hat off to all at Landini Brothers. You can’t go wrong here.
The food and wine as always were outstanding. Service was impeccable; and our server had a lovely sense of humor. The only issue was the noise level. On the other side of the dining room, there was a table of ladies who were very loud. I really wish people would realize that the rest of the world might not be interested in their conversation.
Perhaps Open Table could offer tips on acceptable dining behavior.
We have visited often over the years, the food is always consistent and very good. A one go to when in DC. We brought someone new along and were disappointed with the service. We really appreciate a relaxed not rushed service but there was a more than usual timeframe between receiving salads and entree. Shame on us, Never knew they do not have beer or ales on tap ? Then not one Italian beer? We were in between menus 4p on a Friday and there were no specials determined. Okay can deal with that.
Overall expectations - not met
Might be an off day, we hope so!
Service was excellent, food was great, reasonably priced for DC
As usual, Landini Bros was totally pleasant with excellent service. Food generally excellent except that my vitello was oversauced and I had to pay extra to substitute pasta for the roasted potatoes on offer. My favorite dessert, flute al limoncello, is the perfect rich but refreshing dessert after a big meal. The only big negative was the noise. We asked for a quiet table, and they tried to accommodate, but still the noise level just from conversations (well there were a coule of guys with booming voices!) was overwhelming and made conversation at our table difficult. Finally when the crowd cleared out, it became pleasant. This was on a Monday night...
Food well prepared and well presented. Waiter was attentive but no clingy.
Mother’s Day dinner chosen before the dinner rush to get a more intimate experience. Food was pretty good. However, for the price point and advertising as a higher end choice, the service was poor. It’s all about the dining experience at this price point. Saw our sever 2x. 1x greet, 1x order and then never again. Different people delivered wine and food. Never an offer for another glass of wine, no water refill offer, no dessert offer, had to go to the greeter stand to request our bill. Someone else brought our bill. Probably not there again as there are several other Italian choices close with a better combination of food and experience.
We didn't receive the meals that we ordered. The eggs benedict was supposed to come with roasted potatoes but instead came with mashed potatoes with brown gravy. We ordered two with lobster and one with ham but all three were served with lobster. We ordered fettuccini alfredo which was awful. In addition to this the food was served barely warm. Our appetizer and salads were more in keeping with the quality I have come to expect from Landini Brothers.
Spent mother’s day with table of 9. Food was average, and service was poor. Disappointing experience.
Had a reservation for 7:15 pm. Arrived at 7 pm and hostess looked at are by bar and said our table wasn’t ready which was fine as we arrived early. At 7:30 I approached the hostess and she quickly said our table was ready- she took us to the back dining area where there were numerous tables open. The daily specials weren’t listed anywhere in writing and we recited by the waiter whom had a thick accent and hard to understand. We ordered our and 45 minutes later I asked the waiter where our food was - mind you three tables who ordered after us we already eating. Manager came out to apologize for the delay. Food was not worth the price. Veal parmigiana was very salty, the lobster linguine was very bland and must have been sitting because it was Luke warm. Manager didn’t even offer any type of compensation. Experience was not worth $116!
The positives - the food was pretty good.
The negatives - the service was ehh okayyy. They weren’t rude or anything but our interactions with the waiter were few and very quick. Felt kind of like we were wasting the waiters time and even the lady who dropped off the bread. The prices are to be expected but I dont think the value was there. And the ambiance was kind of cool but way too dark and quiet. I wasn’t very impressed with the pasta options considering it’s an Italian restaurant there were very few... but the did accommodate my craving that day and make a chicken parm even though it wasn’t on the menu.
Our experience was outstanding! We had a group of 11 for a small family reunion and Landini Brothers restaurant was absolutely perfect spot for our luncheon. We had a long table in the bar area. Service was prompt, friendly and efficient. The food was delicious! We couldn’t have asked for anything more. Highly recommended this restaurant!
Great overall experience. Did the valet service, $5 why not!!! Love brick walls and paintings, reminded my wife and me of our honeymoon in Venice. When I reserved I mentioned it was our anniversary and they did a little something special on the table, thank you. My wife ordered the ravioli and I ordered the rack of lamb, both delicious. I wasn't big fan of the sauce that came with my lamb but everything else was great. Great personalized treatment, loved it. Will definitely be back!!!
love the place but you have to make sure they check you in or you receive an email from open table.
Excellent food and quaint atmosphere! The homemade pasta is delicious.
I have been coming here for years great place for that business lunch or that special occasion dinner
Landini Brothers offers a good value and terrific food and service. The traditional Italian dishes are delicious.