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The 15 Best Italian Restaurants Near Arlington

Updated: August 22, 2022

Anything better than pasta doused in parmesan? No! That's why you should visit Arlington’s best Italian restaurants. After analyzing millions of reviews from the best sites we present the ultimate Italian venues in Arlington. No matter which of these Italian gems you choose, good pasta and great pinot grigio are on the cards.

Find the perfect Italian restaurant

Pines of Florence

Italian, $$, ArlingtonItalian, $$Arlington, Cherrydale
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Mazaro Italian Restaurant

Italian, $$, ArlingtonItalian, $$Arlington, Lyon Village
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Mele Bistro

Italian, $$, ArlingtonItalian, $$Arlington, Colonial Village
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Osteria da Nino

Italian, $$, ArlingtonItalian, $$Arlington, Fairlington-Shirlington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Fire Works Pizza

Pizza, $$, ArlingtonPizza, $$Arlington, Clarendon-Courthouse
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Top pizza choices in Arlington for takeout and dining in

    Hoodline, 2019

Sfoglina Rosslyn

Italian, $$$, ArlingtonItalian, $$$Arlington, Radnor-Ft Myer Heights
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

The Portofino Restaurant

Italian, $$, ArlingtonItalian, $$Arlington, Aurora Highlands
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Federico Ristorante Italiano

Italian, $$, ArlingtonItalian, $$Arlington, Aurora Highlands
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

La Bettola Italiano

Italian, $$, ArlingtonItalian, $$Arlington, Aurora Highlands
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Rustico Restaurant & Bar

Pizza, $$, ArlingtonPizza, $$Arlington, Ballston-Virginia Square
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Filomena Ristorante

Italian, $$$, WashingtonItalian, $$$Washington, Georgetown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best Italian Restaurants in Washington

    USA Today
  • Thrillist, 2021

    The Best Italian Restaurants in DC Right Now

    Thrillist, 2021

il Canale

Italian, $$, WashingtonItalian, $$Washington, Georgetown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Female Foodie

    14 Best Italian Restaurants in DC

    Female Foodie
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best Italian Restaurants in Washington, DC

    Three Best Rated

The Red Hen

Italian, $$, WashingtonItalian, $$Washington, Bloomingdale
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best Italian Restaurants in Washington

    USA Today
  • Thrillist, 2021

    The Best Italian Restaurants in DC Right Now

    Thrillist, 2021

Rose's Luxury

American, $$$, WashingtonAmerican, $$$Washington, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • USA Today

    Best Restaurants in Washington

    USA Today
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Are these trending Washington restaurants on your radar?

    Hoodline, 2020

Masseria

Italian, $$$$, WashingtonItalian, $$$$Washington, Gallaudet
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Indulge in Italian fare at these top Washington eateries

    Hoodline, 2020
  • Thrillist, 2021

    The Best Italian Restaurants in DC Right Now

    Thrillist, 2021

How did we curate these results?

Picking the right Italian restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 16302 Arlington restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 518 top lists and articles from the likes of Hoodline, USA Today and Female Foodie. The restaurants you see have been featured in Hoodline - Are these trending Washington restaurants on your radar?, USA Today - Best Restaurants in Washington and Female Foodie - 14 Best Italian Restaurants in DC. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Frequently asked questions

Mele Bistro, Osteria da Nino, and Il Radicchio are vegetarian-friendly Italian restaurants in Arlington.

Pines of Florence, Mazaro Italian Restaurant, and A Modo Mio are the highest-rated Italian restaurants that serve breakfast in Arlington.

Pines of Florence, Mazaro Italian Restaurant, and A Modo Mio are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for a quick lunch in Arlington.

The highest-rated Italian restaurants for delivery in Arlington are Pines of Florence, Mazaro Italian Restaurant, and A Modo Mio.

Troys Italian Kitchen, Bozzelli's, and &pizza - Ballston are the highest-rated vegan-friendly Italian restaurants in Arlington.

Drink pairing tips

  • Take rabbit with sausage to the next level

    Experts suggest pairing a rabbit with sausage with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, a popular red wine.


  • Pinot Grigio with your tagliatelle pasta

    A white wine and some nice, tasty tagliatelle pasta - specifically a Pinot Grigio - go really well together. This drink will help bring out the most of the creamy in your food, trust us!

Interesting facts

  • February = Italian festival

    Why don’t you try something new this year and head to the Battle of the Oranges Festival in Italy? Take part in the food fight with oranges competition or just enjoy the festival as a whole. We recommend it!

  • The most lavish lasagna

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $100 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, lasagna?

  • The go-to pairing

    If you’re gonna be eating pasta, then we’d advise washing it down with a nice sparkling water.

Parking information

Parking in Arlington can be notoriously tough. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Italian spot.

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