Osteria da Nino

4.8
1195 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
We are a locally owned restaurant that believes in the power of Italian Hospitality, Wine and Cooking to express our love of Italian Traditions and Culture. We make our own fresh pastas on a daily basis, and all of our ingredients are the freshest locally sourced around. We take great pride in our hand crafted menu inspired from all regions of Italy. Come join us for a bottle of Italian wine, and the most authentic Italian cuisine in the DMV.

Experiences

  • Barboursville Wine Dinner

    $95.00 per person

    Jun 27, 2021 only

    Join us Sunday, June 27 @ 6pm as we welcome Luca Paschina from Barboursville Wine Dinner to ODN! To view this wine dinner's menu please visit our website and select the "events" tab. www.osteriadaninova.com $95 Pp ++ Six Wines & Five Courses To RSVP Please Email: Osteriadanino@gmail.com

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Tue - Sat 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    Enjoy Arlington's finest Italian Happy Hour @ our BAR with $5 White or Red Italian Wines, $5 Prosecco, Aperol Spritz, Bellini, and any rail drinks. We are also featuring $1 raw local MD Oysters during Happy Hour. Sit back, relax, and enjoy our special happy hour! Special is from 4:00PM-6:30PM EVERY DAY AT THE BAR ONLY!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1195 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the BEST restaurant in the area! Fantastic food and service.

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CarolynC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service and excellent food. Our large group had a wonderful time.

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vipDininginOldTown
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Osteria da Nino has turned into one of our go-to's for a great meal. Most recently we went for a birthday celebration and everyone enjoyed their meal (to include house made desserts that were a great bday treat!). Be sure you meet the owner, Nino. He'll treat you like family.

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viplifeisacabernet
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food short menu true Italian traditional dishes. Surprising varied Italian and Sicilian emphasized some list. Nino does it all Worth a visit. Will return soon

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Schyler
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great pasta, wonderful affordable wines, ample parking

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Paul
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy Osteria da Nino every time we visit. Nino personally greeted us and provided complimentary dessert for a birthday.

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JonD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. We will definitely be back again!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally delicious and great service. Charming and helpful staff. Recommended an amazing wine. Good value for food too. I had the carbonara and it was yummmm

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JohnM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Nice neighborhood spot with pleasant and unhurried atmosphere

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ClaudineW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Osteria da Nino is a local gem. The food is good and Nino is the consummate host. Ambiance is good with relative quiet...can easily have a conversation.

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NMyk
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

From the moment Nino greeted us at the door until we left, full and happy, Osterio da Nino was an absolute delight! We celebrated our mother's 80th birthday with an intimate family dinner there. The staff was attentive, stopping by to wish her well throughout the meal and finishing with a beautifully decorated dessert plate, lit candle and song. The food was outstanding, the menu expansive with options to please everyone, and the wine list was excellent without being overwhelming. Nino even spent time sharing stories of his own mother's recent birthday celebration. We'll definitely go back.

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vipJBurella
Washington DC
146 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had thought we'd visit an Italian restaurant in DC...but it was closed. Looked this up and WOAH, new favorite authentic Italian place! <3 Get the gazpacho - it's unbelievably creamy. Also get the carbonara.

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CharlesS
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The regular menu has something for everyone, and the daily specials only broaden your choices. We have our favorite dishes (tuna tartare, grilled octopus, pasta with sausage and grilled fish) and always save room for the olive oil cake with a generous amount of lemon curd. Don't miss the wine dinners!

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christianah
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! Nino is very attentive and the waiters were very nice and assisted us on what to order

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PeterC
Poconos
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is amazing, Owner, Staff, Food and Ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day
Fantastic food
Attentive but not overbearing staff, overall experience is great,

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KevinK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nino’s is always great. Great food and good service, especially for an occasion like Mother’s Day, you know it will be good. Thank you.

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vipDandR
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress (Wendy) and wonderful host Nino and wife Jinder are terrific and hard-working people. And what fantastic food!

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OurFav
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food and best service! Osteria da Nino's never disappoints

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vipEricF
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of our favorite (Sicilian) Italian restaurants and a hidden gem "around the corner" in Shirlington!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service started out fine, but waitress disappeared once food arrived. Food was mediocre at best. Eggplant parmigiana lacked flavor. Sauce was bland. Tagliatelle Bolognese was better, but not great. Mussels were average. Wine was good. Won’t be back, unfortunately, as we’d had high hopes for this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We went on a weekday evening. Service was very slow (only two servers inside and outside of the restaurant) and we were ignored after dinner, so we never ordered dessert or a nightcap. We had to put our jackets on and hold the car keys just to get acknowledged to check out.

Appetizers of arancini and calamari lacked flavor. Arancini had a sticky consistency. My spouse ordered a chicken piccata entree that was so salty it was inedible to me and I ordered the Vongole, which was a disappointingly small portion.

Not planning a return visit. There are lots of better priced options for Italian in the area with much better food, like Lena’s.

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vipNoVAnotquiteafoodie
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a surprisingly wonderful restaurant. Their menu is more Italian-Italian then Italian-American. The charcuterie board is a great value at $20 for 5 meats or cheeses. The wine list works for both casual sippers and for someone looking for a properly aged Barolo. Very accommodating of families. We arrived without a reservation (not recommended) and they brought out a table for us. The menu thoughtfully indicates which pastas a freshly made in hour.

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GayleR
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have always liked Osteria da Nino, even though it had been awhile since we were there. The food is excellent, but it was a bit on the noisy side. We asked to be moved away from a very large group into the main dining room, which was a lot better.

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vipLeslieL
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is an owner run restaurant and he does a wonderful job. Authentic Italian food

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great date night at Osteria da Nino! The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating - Nino in particular makes you feel right at home! The food was delicious (especially the focaccia bread.. we could have happily eaten just that!) We can’t wait to come back.

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Yankeehoya
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding once again. Chicken Parmigiana was not on the menu, but they kindly made it for me anyway. Nino's has become one of my "go to" restaurants.

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vipJesus
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a wonderful dinner at Osteria da Nino! The food is fantastic, service is top notch, and their wines are amazing. We always appreciate the great wine recommendations and Nino stopping by to talk with us. He and the rest of the staff make you feel like home. Hands down our favorite Italian restaurant.

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NatalieO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food, their pesto dipping sauce for bread is unique and delicious, chianti is delicious

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MarthaS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We've been to this restaurant numerous times. Unfortunately, on this particular Saturday night they seemed to be overwhelmed. We waited almost an hour for our food. The trout I ordered was not available. I switched to veal. Then we were told that my husband's veal and my chicken were almost ready. I said I ordered veal. Oops. Back to the kitchen. It was almost another half hour before our dishes appeared. I had asked Nino to check on our food. There was a bit of an apology late in the game, but no offer to make good in any way (i.e., remove the veal from the check, offer a free dessert, etc.)

We will go back, but hopefully this will not be repeated.

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Yankeehoya
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tried the beef carpaccio and the bucatini Amertriciano For the first time. Both are excellent.

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vipDaleC
Memphis/West TN
110 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining here. The owner always manages to stop by at least once during our time there. The noise is rated as moderate only because we are outside this time and there is noise from the nearby highway. Inside is usually quiet. The food and service are always great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely magnificent food and service. The best dining experience!

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LindaL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Wonderful atmosphere and truly professional management and ownership. A great event for our large family.

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HolidayLuncher
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Italian food. We ate outdoors for Easter Brunch and it felt like we were at an Osteria on a Piazza in Rome.

We’ll be back.

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OldTownRealtor
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For authentic homemade pasta, a creative menu and outstanding wine selection, ODN is for you. We love this place so much that we try to go on a weekly basis. The owners are incredibly personable and professional. With Nino being from Sicily the ambiance is refined, Italian and at the same time warm and personal. You will feel like you are one of the family!

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vipToddV
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saffron Risotto was amazing and the wine recommendation was perfect!

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Amazing
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance and the food was amazing!!

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vipMarilyn
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service, thank you!

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vipRandi
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and ambiance. Will definitely return with more friends.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Osteria da Nino using the Order Online button. Osteria da Nino also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Osteria da Nino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 820-1128.

Osteria da Nino is rated 4.8 stars by 1195 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.