We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Italian Cafe

££ - £££
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
7161 Lee Hwy, Falls Church, VA 22046-3744
+1 703-241-1829
11:30 - 15:00
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 16:30 - 22:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 45: English reviews
Arlington, VA
Level Contributor
163 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

We have been going to the Italian Cafe for a number of years and found it to be okay. Not the best Italian food I've ever eaten, but not bad. It seems to cater to a lot of regular repeat customers and the service is not bad. But as I said it's just average in my opinion.

Thank Eckynpat
Tomball, Texas
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Use to visit the Italian Cafe weekly before moving to Texas 13 years ago. A group of friends & I visited last Saturday evening and it was still excellent. Food was great and our service by Tara & Eunice, who oversees operations now, was even better. They were both very accommodating regarding questions and specific requests. Eunice has always ensured... More 

Thank THELegend65
Arlington, Virginia
Level Contributor
73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

I ordered the "Pan-Seared Trout," which was supposed to be coated with herbs, pine nuts and a parmigiana cheese crust. None of that was evident in the taste or appearance and it was just a flattened whole trout (head included, yuk!) that had a slight lemony flavor. The "sauteed spinach" served alongside had a very unpleasant taste, like it had... More 

Thank Leslie1957
Arlington, VA
Level Contributor
30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We've been wanting to find an inexpensive, decent Italian restaurant in the area so when Groupon came for this we thought we'd give it a go after reading good reviews on Yelp. (Which I am relying on less and less when it comes to good food btw.) While the wait staff were very attentive and kind, the food was just... More 

Thank SashaO2
Falls Church, Virginia
Level Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

One of the best Italian family owned restaurants in Virginia. Excellent food, owner most hospitable and visits each table to ensure customer satisfaction. Service is excellent. Moderately priced for quality food and service. Best bet class. Dr. Daniel L. Stabile

Thank DrStabile
Falls Church, Virginia
Level Contributor
55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015

First time visit to this 25+ year old restaurant. Large menu with mainly traditional offerings but pleasantly surprised to see specials. Ordered the Osso Bucco Ravioli off the special menu and spaghetti with Italian Sausage. Had fried calamari and it came with heated marinara sauce. All entrees come with salad (the house oregano vinaigrette was great) and bread, one a... More 

1 Thank CityCoupleLovesParks
Meriden, Connecticut, United States
Level Contributor
81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

Went for dinner and had the most wonderful experience. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The restaurant has a great ambiance. The servers were very helpful and gracious. I recommend it to any one who's in the area and desires a wonderful dining experience.

Thank Carmen R
Vienna, Virginia
Level Contributor
377 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2015

The hostess couldn't have been more welcoming! It's a pretty restaurant and the booths are comfortable with a nice bank of windows. Service was excellent. Prices were good and the entree selections included a nice little salad. The bread they brought to the table was so plentiful and tasty that we took home what we didn't finish. We had the... More 

Thank Dawn M
Vienna, Virginia
Level Contributor
203 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2014

I would have never set foot in this place had we not had a Restaurant.com certificate. I've passed it for many years on Lee Hwy but never given it a second thought. It looked old on the outside and the feel is pretty similar on the inside. We chose to sit at a booth which seemed okay at first however... More 

Thank grapeeape
Level Contributor
56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2014 via mobile

Though it was going to be good, however I've had better at Olive Garden. As we were finishing ordering our drinks, the waiter seen someone he obviously knew walk into the restaurant and just walked away to great her. Gave her a hug and then walked her and her party over to a table. Needless to say he spent most... More 

Thank Wayne G

Travellers who viewed Italian Cafe also viewed


Been to Italian Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7161 Lee Hwy, Falls Church, VA 22046-3744
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Falls Church
  • Phone Number: +1 703-241-1829
Great family restaurant in existence for more than 30 years.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Italian Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?