The service and food were both absolutely outstanding and provided us with a relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable dining experience. Highly recommended but make reservations.
We always enjoy landini bros. Good mix of locals and tourists and everyone is always happy to be there. Our waiter was great. We sat it the bar because the back is too noisy for us. One complaint the negronis were excellent but $18 for a drink is ridiculous. We complained but got no recourse. We will come back but stick to martinis.
They made it a truly special evening for our anniversary. Everything was superb !
Always a reliable choice for Alexandria...we esepcially like the veal dishes. I debated between the melon & prosciutto or the caprese and am glad I went for the melon, which was beautifully ripe (definitely share this dish!). Only food flaw was VERY undercooked broccolini that was unable to be cut with a knife. (I would have put this in a private note, but the site wouldn't let me: I thought it was a lovely touch to sprinkle the table with glitter and leave us an anniversary note...however, I really didn't care for the table that had been set up for us and so felt a bit trapped into taking it, when it wasn't at all the cozy, alone, quiet table we had requested. Maybe bring the note/glitter after the guest has settled in??)
The food, service and ambiance at Landini Brothers were very disappointing. It took 20m to receive menus, and another 45m before we received our meals. Meanwhile we were spectators to waiters bickering on the floor. In the end the food was not worth the wait either — the gazpacho has a metallic taste, pasta was over cooked and the lobster was rubbery. I had expected to find more than a tourist food trap.
Another terrific meal in a neighborhood favorite.
My favorite place to hav3 a great meal with wonderful customer service.
Landini Brothers exceeded our expectations!! The dining room is charming and quiet, which allows for a relaxed conversation. Our servers were friendly, helpful and polite and the food was delicious. We each had a different dish and everyone was pleased with their meal. A delightful dining experience!!
Our prior two times at Lindini's was superb. This time they admitted that they were short staffed, but it was very difficult to get good service. Had to call a waiter over to get a glass of wine, a cup of coffee, a steak knife for the veal chop. This is not typical, but caused a little frustration. Food was still very good. However, ordered the caprese salad with the buffalo mozzarella that was listed as a special as I've had that before and highly recommended it to my friends, and instead received the regular capresi. Told the assistant waiter, but nothing was done about it, so we just ate it. Disappointed about that. Hope next time we have a more typical experience.
Excellent! Our waiter Sam is a true professional. He was not only attentive, he helped us figure out what we wanted
Service was typical DC spotty. Was very impressed with management when I sent back over cooked steak. Second time was perfect! The cap rede was excellent as well. Overall a good experience. Very impressed with having a Morelino de Scansano as a house red.
Lived near Old Town Alexandria for years and I’m disappointed in myself for never trying Landini Brothers before :(.....I would highly recommend to everyone! Food was great, service was phenomenal, couldn’t ask for a better first time! Will definitely return soon!
Old school Italian. Awesome. Great food. Great wine list. Excellent service. Absolutely do not hesitate. Go!
Good gluten free knowledge and choices
It was a special occasion. Herman, our server, and other staff made sure it was, indeed, special. Every menu item ordered was praise worthy - exactly as described, perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. The rockfish and blackened salmon were moist and flavorful, and the pasta dishes perfectly al dente. The grilled squid was truly a highlight. Service was perfecto. Herman was there to check and available when needed, but not overbearing or frustratingly absent from the scene. After years away, Landini Brothers has recently become our "go to" restaurant in Old Town.
great people and great food in a very nice environment
Great service. Nice wine list. Veal chop was good, but slightly over cooked. The seafood linguini was not great. Seemed like they just used cheap frozen shellfish.
We love Landini’s! We always bring out of town guest there because we know that the food will be great, the service will be exceptional and it the experience will be enjoyed by all
Reunion with friends!
Food was superb. Waiter was a bit gruff, and the wait staff could use some lessons in serving. I really don't want to be handed my dinner plate at these prices. But the food was quite good, and even with a mistake in one dining companion's meal (which the waiter did notice immediately, and offered to replace, but that's inconvenient when all others have their meal), we had a nice evening.
Wonderful ambience, helpful servers, delicious food.
First time coming here. Service and food were exceptional. The bread was fabulous, could eat loaves of it! Will definitely be coming back.
Outstanding dining experience, food was wonderful and service great. Great wine selections. Will return.
New job celebration
I have been going to Landini Brothers for years and always order the Tortellini em Brodo and the Veal Chop when they are on the menu and have always been delighted to the point of raving about my meal. This time, not so much....the broth of the tortellini was seriously lacking the flavor of past dishes and the veal chop, while extremely flavorful as always, was 50% gristle and fat - very disappointing birthday experience.
Excellent choice restaurant for any occasion. Staff and kitchen do everything to please a guest.
The restaurant called ahead to alert us that our favourite waiter was not working but would honour another request if we had one.
Food was outstanding as was the service. Our only complaint was the high noise volume as they were very busy.
Great food and service. We went for anniversary and they even wrote a nice letter on the table welcoming us!
The food and service was outstanding! Our waiter, Eric was proactive, knowledgeable and full of personality. We will come back again!
Father’s Day dinner
Wonderful place. We always come. Try the liver and onions!
Great dining experience all around. Food is delicious, service excellent and ambience great.
We visited the restaurant on Saturday evening to celebrate Father's Day. Our family loves Italian food and we were very excited about the menu. The food was very good, but the overall experience at the restaurant was disappointing because of the poor service. When we arrived we were taken to our table upstairs. We were given a wine menu and immediately asked if we would like to order drinks. We said we weren't ready to order drinks yet. We waited at the table for about 10 minutes with no food menus - we eventually asked a busboy to bring us menus which he did reluctantly. In the meantime, our waiter came back and said "decided on drinks yet?" Since we hadn't seen a food menu we had not decided on wine and we had to ask what soft drinks were available for children. We also had to ask if there were any specials, as well as what the soup of the day was. We don't expect to have to ask for this information and feel like we are bothering the server. We waited for a long time between courses and my husband's order was incorrect when it arrived. The taste of the food was good, but I doubt we will be back because of the poor service.
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.