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Tempo Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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Italian steak tartar.
Salmon Gravlax
Cured Salmon w/ dill.
Calamari Salad
Calamari salad w/ lemon dressing.
Tomato & Mozzarella
Fresh Mozzarella & vine ripened tomatoes, basil.
Prosciutto & Melon
Sliced Parma ham & melon.
Three Fried Cheeses
Fried breaded Mozzarella cheese, anchovies.
Soup Du Jour
Ask your server
Two Beans & Pasta
Black & white beans w/ pasta.
Crab Soup
Our way‏ !
Consome De Volaille
Chicken broth, shiitakes, scallions, pasta.
Mixed House Salad
Caesar Salad
Capelli D’Angelo Napoletana
Very thin egg pasta w/ tomato, garlic, basil.
Cavatelli Amatriciana
Pasta w/ bacon, tomato & parmesan.
Totellini Tricolor
Tri-color cheese‏ tortellini in cream sauce, gratinee.
Conchigliette Tempo
Pasta shells‏ w/ cured salmon & cream.
Linguini Con Broccoli e Granchio
Thin pasta w/ garlic & broccoli rabe, crabmeat.
Linguine Fruti Di Mare
Linguini w/ seafood in a light tomato sauce.
Rigatoni Putanesca
Rigatoni pasta, tomato, capers, olives, anchovies.
Frito Misto
Crisply fried calamari, Sole, Scallops, Shrimp, Zucchini.
Coquilles Anna
Sea scallops‏ w/ ginger, garlic, & spring onions.
Saumon Pomme D’Amour
Poached salmon, tomato, basil, & creamy white wine sauce.
Sanglier De Mer Au Four
Red Snapper w/ shallots & fresh herbs.
Poisson Du Golfe
Mahi-mahi w/ lime juice, garlic & cilantro.
Sole Amandine
Filet of Sole w/ almonds & sun-dried tomatoes.
Truite Sambal
Mountain trout, julienne asparagus,shiitake mushrooms, hot & sour Sambal sauce.
Scaloppine Di Vitello “Rosa”
Veal scaloppini, red peppers, garlic, oregano, tomato.
Scaloppine Di Vitello “Marsala”
Veal scaloppini, mushrooms, Marsala wine sauce.
Scaloppine Di Vitello Rosemary
Veal scaloppini w/ fresh rosemary,cream, Dijon mustard.
Medaillon De Boeuf Au Roquefort
Tenderloin w/ Roquefort cheese, mustard, cream.
Steak Diablo
New York strip steak, black pepper & whole seed mustard.
Pollo Alla Vesuviana
Breast of chicken, eggplant, tomato, & mozzarella.
Chicken Colleene
Breast of chicken stuffed w/ feta, dill, cracked black pepper.
Poulet Printemps
Breast of chicken w/ mushrooms & vegetables.
Cotelette D’Agneau Aux Herbs
Lamb chops, shallots, fresh herbs, wine sauce.
Nestled in the West End, Tempo Restaurant is one of Alexandria's best-kept secrets. This elegant, but unpretentious, neighborhood restaurant is where the locals dine. Tempo's menu displays a blend of northern Italian and French cuisine, featuring fresh seafood.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner here with an equally great surprise Monday and Tuesday prix fixe dinner special—- excellent entree choices with a salad or other appetizer, dessert ( a wide variety of choices) AND a bottle of wine. Really can’t beat that and the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Rhoffmann11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meal and the service was excellent. This has become our go to spot when my counterpart is in town. We requested an au poivre sauce, and they graciously made a wonderful steak au poivre.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank danielnV1813NB
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We keep going back to Tempo and we always enjoy the food and service. It is a cozy place where you can have a nice meal and conversation

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Kathleen E
Reviewed 11 February 2019

This is suggested to me by a person who is a local to the Alexandria area. They gave it a great review and so will I. This is a nice small restaurant with excellent staff. The food was served quickly, fresh, delicious, and reasonably priced....More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank crystrh1
Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

The service, cocktails and FOOD were A++ I wish all restaurants could follow this old school charm! It was a treat from beginning to end ! Kris did an awesome job and made us feel like we were VIP! Thank you and I hope you...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Lmd613
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Don’t let the location deceive you. I was skeptical given the location adjacent to a laundry in a shopping plaza. The interior itself is dated-lots of mirrors, gilded gold and plastic flowers. Service was incredibly friendly yet very proper at But the food...it is amazing....More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Z0siaB
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Met a friend for dinner at 6pm on a Sunday and the restaurant was empty. Service was friendly, and fast. But, then the restaurant filled up, and service slowed to a snail’s pace. Veal with rosemary cream sauce was rich and tasty. Good wine selections....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Our family had lunch at Temp restaurant on thanksgiving day and two guest who ate the exact same thing both were very ill within 2-3 hrs and one hospitalized over night. We called the restaurant the following day and they said it wasn’t their food...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank alexvI5568NU
Reviewed 3 October 2018

All four of us sat down for a nice meal with attentive and friendly service. They were busy for a Tuesday night and tool good care of us. The atmosphere was nice; back round music would be nice. Our food was well presented and tasty....More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank danielnV1813NB
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

I imagine that the tip off was there only two cars in the parking lot. Inside we were met with a surly faced hostess, who tried to give us the impression that it was too busy. And yet there was only one other table of...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank golfngyn
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