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“Good but could be better....”
Review of Pines of Florence

Pines of Florence
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Ranked #98 of 757 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Westchester County, New York
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82 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good but could be better....”
Reviewed 26 September 2013

I tried this southern Italian food restaurant during its grand opening while I was staying at the Embassy Suites in VA. I tried the Shrimp and Scallops with a white sauce of garlic, butter and Italian herbs for $16.95. The delivery was timely (minimum of $15.), the pasta of linguini was well cooked, the portion was small (compared to the portion size of the same item I get in NY) and although I thought the size and amount of shrimp was ok, the size and amount of the scallops was a bit of a let down. The taste of the dish was very tasty although a bit oily and the Italian herbs could not be detected by me. This is a dish that I would order again from this restaurant if I knew they used another type of scallop besides sea scallops or they can add more sea scallops to the dish. I would certainly try this restaurant again.

This restaurant serves everything form salads to veal to tiramisu and everything on the menu is reasonably priced, and only lunch and dinner are served.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Very Enjoyable”
Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

We tried this restaurant during our stay in Alexandria. It is a short walk from the Hilton and Hampton Inn. Our family had pizza, minestrone soup, and wings, as well as tiramisu and cheesecake. It was all very tasty. I loved the soup. We will certainly go back again. The decor is a little dated but that really isn't as important to us as the taste & quality of the food.

  • Visited August 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A little gem”
Reviewed 9 August 2013

One of our favorite local restaurants, where we dine regularly. The service has always been good, the portion sizes generous, the food authentically Italian and tasty, and the prices reasonable; and this is one of the few locations in downtown Alexandria where you can park free for two hours on the street outside! The pizzas in particular are the best we have found in this area.

  • Visited July 2013
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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Its an OK restaurant”
Reviewed 15 July 2013 via mobile

The lobster bisque is actually a soup. Service spotty. Pesto was bland. Average food. Dessert nothing to write about. coffee not bad.

  • Visited July 2013
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Big Portions, Disappointing Food, Decent Service and Price”
Reviewed 3 July 2013

Our group tried a wide variety of dishes and each of us were disappointed. The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't tasty either. There was no home made taste to either the marinara nor the pasta. Of the six different dishes at the table, the Chicken Marsala was preferred.

Skip this place and try something else.

  • Visited July 2013
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