It was an awesome experience. We arrived 15 minutes past our reservation time. I called letting them know we were running late and they were very accommodating. They didn’t know until we arrived that one person was celebrating their birthday. They decorated the table and left a birthday card. We asked to be seated in a particular section and they complied without hesitation. I would definitely return
The food was delicious and the price was middle of the road for Old Town. When we walked into the restaurant, we were concerned that we had walked into a cigar shop as there was a heavy aroma of tobacco smoke in the air. They took us to the upper dining room and the smell disappeared or wasn’t as strong. Overall not bad experience.
Landini Brothers has consistently been a great experience. The food is always fresh, served hot and full of flavor. The service is outstanding- friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. We went here for our first date 25 years ago and come back when we need great Italian comfort food. We have never been disappointed!
Restaurants in Old Town have come and gone, but LD has stood the test of time! Thanks for continuing to be an outstanding restaurant for so many years!
Your food and service were wonderful. We enjoyed returning to your restaurant and the waiter was most helpful suggesting delicious specials
The crab pasta was really exceptional
One of the BEST Italian restaurants we have ever been to, and we had a variety of menu items between the four of us. Highly recommend. Substantial portions, quality food that doesn’t break your piggy bank.
Food Great. The only reason why I am giving less stars to the service is because I have a special occasion and I request in the reservation to have a special table. Not only they gave us a table in middle of the room, also they did not read the request until we were there being impossible to reserve a better table.
It was my Mother’s birthday and they made her feel so special with Happy Birthday Glitter on the table, a special birthday note to her and a yummy birthday dessert. Wonderful evening
Excellent food and great service. Our waiter was very knowledgeable, knew all of the specials and the ingredients and how things were prepared. The Chilean Sea Bass and Veal special were excellent and we tried 4 different desserts and they were all delicious.
This was our 2nd visit to Landini Brothers. The first visit was on a Saturday night. I ordered Linguini with White Clam sauce and it was spectacular. Wonderful full flavor, a slightly creamy texture with a delightful amount of olive oil and fresh baby in-the-shell clams arranged on top of the pasta as well as separately chopped fresh clams mixed into the Linguini (but not taking over the dish) it was just perfect.
Now our 2nd visit was on a Friday night. I ordered the same as above. How disappointing. I ordered a House Salad and requested “light on the dressing” because it was a cream base dressing. The salad was floating in dressing, lettuce was soggy, not very cold and neither was the plate. Next came the Linguini with White Clam sauce. First of all there were no fresh in-the-shell clams on “top” of the pasta; they were buried beneath the linguini. So when I placed my fork and spoon in the pasta I hit a clam shell. Ok, so I moved the pasta aside and pulled out the baby clam shells and ate them, they were delicious. Perfectly cooked. The Linguini was floating in olive oil and what tasted like butter? No flavor and loaded (I mean LOADED) with chopped clams to a point where it was difficult to eat the pasta. I’m not sure who the chef was this time but it was definitely NOT the same as my first visit.
Can I depend on consistency with Landini Brothers? I’m not sure. The service was fabulous and the ambiance is wonderful. Yes, I would definitely go back but order something different.....
Per usual, a fabulous meal with good friends!!
Great! Awesome food.
I have yet to be dissapointed with this establishment. I would highly recommend for any occasion.
Bartender Mitchell was amazing with a great personality and service. The dinner service was not so good. After ordering the appetizers came out in an appropriate time, but then waited about 45 minutes to get our dinner after finishing the appetizers. Waitress never once apologized for the delay. The table behind ours got seated 25 minutes after us and served their dinner right when we got ours. Obviously the kitchen staff forgot our order.
Landini's honored my request for a table on the first floor w easy access to their handicapped rest room stall. Food was excellent as always.
We had a lovely family dinner, celebrating a birthday belatedly without fanfare. Dinner was great and we all had a wonderful time. Unbeknownst to me (the birthday gal), one of the waiters overheard my granddaughter mention the event, and a serving tiramisu appeared with a lit candle! So special!
We had a wonderful Friday evening meal at Landini Brothers, and with the variety of menu choices and the extensive list of daily specials, there was plenty to choose from. In fact, we might just have to go back soon to try some of our other top choices!
All around EXCELLENT. The Chef clearly takes his position seriously.
A must stop in Old Town.
Landini’s is by far the best Italian restaurant in the DC metro area. I’ve been going for over 30 years. Never disappoints.
Wonderful meal and service. However, our reservation was for 8 pm and we weren’t seated until 8:30 pm. Seems odd to have been that busy on a Wednesday evening. We were offered a table in a different dining room, but we would have been the only guests in that room. Great otherwise.
Service was so poor had to ask the waiter what was wrong
Ordered drinks two waiters came by ask f if we wanted a drink. I said we already ordered. Finally one said let me check. 25 min later. Asked him if he could check on our appetizers. He said oh they take awhile He came right out with them. I seriously think no waiter was taking care of us. I should have gone to the kitchen and bar to get our food
Awesome😎 Great dining experience!!
We made reservations just 24 hours in advance -- and you fit us in to help celebrate a special occasion. Your service is spectacular and the food is always delicious. Thank you for making our saturday evening wonderful!
Probably one of the best restaurants in the DC area; and there is substantial competition!
Being seated near the bar was not the experience that I wanted to have. We had a 96 year old with us and she could not hear anything during the whole dinner. The rest of us were yelling to each other the whole dinner. Next time I will say I Don’t want to be seated anywhere near the bar
I’ve been going to Landini for years and they never disappointed. $ well spent.
This place is one of my wife and my favorites and why we chose to take her there for her 30th birthday dinner. They had set up the table with some confetti and a hand written card which was very nice. Aside from the table dressing, this experience was unlike any we had previously. I would normally rate this place overall 5 stars but if this past visit was my first, we would have never return. Our server was terrible. I tipped 15% anyway because I normally tip way above that but he was inattentive and so slow it took over 2 hours for 2 people to have a meal. Our parking had expired!!
We ordered drinks and my sazerac came after about 25 minutes. We ordered soup and scallops appetizer and it came after close to 45 minutes. Our dinner came at the hour and a half mark and we were clearly unhappy by this point. A 3 top table sat down next to us who was also celebrating a birthday and got their appetizer, entrees, and a birthday tiramisu with singers ALL BEFORE WE DID. A different server of course. They even commented on it and offered my wife their dessert. They finally brought hers out but of course it was not our server. It was 3 other people doing his job for him.
Finally, I ordered the special ribeye medium rare. It was heavily charred and cooked medium well. I did not eat much of it. Terrible service and mediocre food this time. If we decide to ever go back to Landini Brothers, we will leave immediately if we’re seated in his section. Very unfortunate this happened on such a special day for my wife...
Loved this place for 30 years. Never disappoints!
Sophisticated service, and a varied and wonderful menu!
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