Excellent appetizer and pizza! Crust is light and airy. Yum
Our 2nd time at Graffiato's and it didn't disappoint! Will definitely be back again! The brussel sprouts are to die for!!! Their handcrafted cocktails are amazing as well!!
This was so disappointing because we’ve been to Mike Isabella restaurants downtown. 2 of 3 dishes were not good. Crispy wing were virtually tasteless— too much breading to get flavor. Gnocchi was delicious but shrimp fra diavolo was disappointing. Too few shrimp, tasteless sauce. Hot peppers overpowered any other flavors. Service was ATROCIOUS. Server did not listen to us. Late in delivering drinks. Overall an underwhelming experience. Woman who runs the House was great and extremely professional. But there are too many other restaurants to try. We won’t be back.
This has been the 4th time we dined here and the food was great. We love the dining hall because of the variety of food we can order.
We eat at all the Isabella's restaurants and we have tried The eatery 3 times and the quality and the set up is not like same at the others!!!
We love the other restaurants by Isabella.
Service was very good. We shared two plates, Brussels sprouts were delicious. The pasta dish (spinach with sausage) had too much butter(?). It was swimming in it. Didn’t finish either dish. Would try the pizza next time.
Our dining experience was fantastic!!! Violetta was an exceptional server and the food was delicious!!!! I can hardly wait to go back and try the other properties!!!!
Our second dinner at Graffiato in Tysons Galleria was not as nice as the first. The first was on a weeknight, and the second on a very busy Saturday, so that might have accounted for some of the difference. Overall service was helpful and courteous, except that the pacing of the items we ordered was off. We ordered an antipasti, but it arrived well after the other three dishes we ordered had come and gone--and only after we asked about it. No explanation from the server. Worse, the absolutely wonderful deep dish pizza that was on the menu when we visited three weeks ago is no longer available. (Despite the fact that it is still prominently pictured on the restaurant's website and listed in the online menu.) Instead, there is a MUCH smaller thin crust pizza. Ours had barely any topping. This is a major disappointment, and enough to make us go elsewhere when we want pizza as part of an Italian dinner. The gnochi was fine. The radiatore cacio e pepe was too spicy--although I suppose that's what you get when you order a dish with "pepper" in the title. The meatballs were very good.
Very casual family friendly place. Definitely not for anything special or date night.
This is just another overpriced restaurant with mediocre food. Unfortunately my entire Isabella eatery experience has been mediocre so far. It’s a shame, because it’s such an elegant setting.
We ordered a few appetizers and trout. Everything was overcooked and not worth the price.
The wine we ordered couldn’t be found after about 20 minutes. The manager resolved the issue by giving us a different bottle at the price of the first wine we wanted. I’ve never been to an Italian restaurant that runs out of a dish - no cannelloni, nor were we told upon being seated. Overall, the food was good.
We celebrated a birthday in the new beautiful space in Tyson’s Galleria. The service was amazing and friendly.
The Brussels sprouts and cauliflowers dishes were the best!! We also loved the trout and the huge bruschetta.
The focaccia Pizza was a little too bready. Thin crust would have been preferable. We loved the amazing chocolate ice cream!
We were at first put off a little because of the wide open nature of the dining experience. It is definitely loud Sunday at lunch time! But the service was smooth and attentive and the food was wonderful! It may seem non-foodie but they serve one of the best Caesar salads I’ve had in my life. As a table we shared a couple pastas, a pizza, and some bruschetta. It was all delicious! Definitely recommend this place as a great get together spot for friends and family. Maybe not so much for a romantic evening but that’s not why you go to a mall to eat, right? Wonderful execution of an interesting concept.
We have wanting to try Graffiato's at Tyson's since they opened. We went there for a Valentine's Day date 13 February, the day before. It still served a rather large crowd but the service was wonderful, the atmosphere warm and the food outstanding!
The food is outstanding...as is the case for the other restaurants we've tried in Michael Isabella's Eatery at Tysons II. We had the deep dish pizza. Extraordinary! We will definitely return. I downrated the restaurant for ambiance because it occupies a passageway. The space is too open. Not that people are brushing by your table, by any means. It's just that you cannot forget that you are in an open section of a shopping mall (albeit a very nice one). Not great for intimate dining, but perfectly fine for everything else. Again, we will return.
Great meal. Very large party seated quite close to us, but no noise problem.
Slighty overpriced given it ultimately in a mall food court.
We enjoyed our Sunday brunch at Graffiato. I simply love the ambiance of Isabella's Eatery overall!
We enjoyed brunch after an overnight stay at the Ritz. Bloody Mary’s were excellent, while the mimosas were overly juiced (I prefer to feel the bubbly in mine). The food choices were great, and I loved the hearty slice of spinach/red pepper quiche. We choose the Brussels sprouts for our starter which were perfectly seasoned and zingy. The server brought us a plate of 4 toasted Crostinis when we asked for some bread to dip in the saucy, which made us laugh as we were a table of 6 (It is a little detail that goes a long way). Overall a great new option for Galleria dining and I look forward to a return visit.
What a disappointment. We had high hopes, but sadly this place just isn't good. The open air, airport, foodcourt feel was really off putting. And the food was really just not good. I had a gluten free pasta dish and it was presented like they had no idea how to serve/prepare it. I ordered the cacio e pepe - when it arrived at the table it was a bowl of noodles with peppered oil in the bottom of the bowl. On the side was about a tablespoon of finely grated cheese. It was not good at all. Unfortunately I cannot recommend, nor would I go back. The server was nice.
I didn't eat at the italian restaurant, I did eat at Yona. The poke dish was OK at $14, tea $5, =$25 for a bit of chopped up fish: not a value but this isn't my main point. It looks like a food court with different stations. Requin, the Oyster Bar serves burgers and fries (a secret?) The floor looks chaotic and while eating Asian food seated at the counter, I'm really close to different counter stools, beautiful seats at Requin - so confusing! When I made the reservation, I didn't know that two of the stations take reservations and the other eating areas are first come basis, no reservations.
This is my second time there. The first time the food was much better and they had just opened, there were a lot of people there (even on a Thursday night). The first time our server had an attitude but the Manager was more than apologetic and was gracious about the issue. The second time I went was this week and it was overpriced, nasty, and there was hardly anyone there. We ordered Burrata, Crispy Chicken, Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Avocado Bruschetta, and a few other items. The only thing that saved me from starving was the Brussel Sprouts & Avocado Bruschetta. I will definitely never go back - and the prices are way too high for the quality of food. I think they need to reconsider the kitchen asap or else they'll be pretty empty soon.
Food and service good but Mall ambiance unpleasant. Will not rush back
Always excellent food and service. A great value for that location and superior alternative to pre-existing options!
I like the concept of having a food hall where you can eat at several different Isabella eateries, but Graffiato at Tysons is no where near as good as the one in downtown DC. Pizza is served on Foccacia bread, and like some other reviewers have noted, is undercooked and chewy. Service was good and the wait staff very friendly, but I would not rush back for the food.
The acoustics were terrible where we sat.
Interesting concept....the eatery...Food was EXCEPTIONAL. Small plates, so order and share. Price seems high for the quantity, but the quality delivers.
Good option in Tysons, but pricey.
Food good, comfort bad. We had to shout to hear each other and thereby drown out the patrons on either side. The table legs made it impossible to find a comfortable position. They are too high and too close together. It's so bad our feet would get stuck between the legs. With so many other good choices for Italian food, we're not going back.
Fun! Halal steak
fun, good food, great service.would return for more of everything.
We went to Graffiato at Galleria in Tyson’s last night. The food was excellent....every dish was delicious. The wait staff was wonderful and attentive and made several excellent recommendations. Wonderful food and great time!
So happy that there are so many choices with Mike Isabella Eatery. Took my nieces tonight and they loved Graffiato. The meatballs were so good. Drinks are always great and handcrafted. What is really good is the service. Must ask for Sway. He is awesome! So friendly. I request him.
Went here for a business lunch and expected it to be a great venue for good eats and to connect with my client who I was meeting for the 1st time. Graffiato didn't disappoint as the food was delish and the family style in which it was served created a nice atmosphere to relax & converse during my "meeting" : ) The design of the place was also pleasing to the eye having cool artwork throughout the eatery and clean / interesting lines architecturally + the open style makes it fun to people watch and explore all the lovely details that are everywhere.
Burrata --> Super Yummy
Gnocchi A La Vodka (we added meatballs just because...) --> Sooo Good
Tagliatelle Fra Diavlo --> Tasty
Affogato --> Made me happy / giggle ( :
Chocolate Chip Canoles --> Came out in a portion of 4 and quickly disappeared!
All in all I would come again for business & plan to bring my wife here to enjoy what I just summarized above! Also would like to take this opportunity to give a shout out to "Top Chef" Isabella...Congrats on a Job Well Done Sir : )
Though Graffiatto has only been open for 5 weeks according to the waiter this may seem overly harsh. We thought the service was under trained. Server had limited knowledge of the very short menu. For the hype surrounding Isabella Eatery the menu was poor and confusing. Ordered a Charcuterie Board for $30 which came with a teaspoon of pickled mustard seeds, a table spoon of mostarda, a few spiced almonds, no olives and no crostini. To add any substance to the coarse we had to choose from a list of items costing another $28. Very poor. We ordered the Gnocchi a la Vodka. It was a warm and tasty but small portion. The Manhattan and the coffee were good. Not likely to return.
I didn't love the options I had from the menu. The spaghetti dish with shrimp I had was just okay, not worth the $18 price tag.
I had a slice of the pizza during another visit and it was amazing. I would recommend the walk up pizza bar to everyone.
I will be back to grab a slice but will not be back to the overall sit down restaurant.
I wish I had taken the reviews for this restaurant more seriously. I have dined at a few establishments owned by Mike Isabella and always love the food and ambience. I have to honestly say that this restaurant needs some work. I had made a reservation for a Sunday evening dinner at 7:30, when we arrived at the restaurant we were told that it is closing at 8 PM. I wish I would have not made the reservation or known the time the restaurant was closing. We had to order both apps, dinner, and dessert together because the kitchen was closing. If I had known that I would only have had a half an hour to order. The food was okay and the best dish was the gnocchi. The restaurant was accommodating to my vegetarian needs. Also we did not appreciate being politely pushed out by the staff but it was also Sunday. In the future I doubt I will be visiting this restaurant.
Food was horrible & service was even worse! Don’t waist your money going to this place.
Pasta was terrible. Pizza crust was not fully cooked. The dc location is one of our favorites. Not sure how these two restaurants are even related. After three months the kinks are still not worked out.
We've been Mike Isabella fans since having our first chicken parm sub and house made chips at G on 14th Street what seems like years ago. And living only a couple blocks from Pepita/Yona/Kapnos Taverna, we appreciate Mike Isabella Concepts' investment in Ballston. So we eagerly awaited the opening of Isabella Eatery.
We've visited Graffiato twice already -- primarily because we developed an instant addiction to the crispy wings with black pepper honey glaze and fried rosemary after our first visit. We also really enjoyed the crispy brussel sprouts. And though the cacio e pepe is not even close to what you'd find in Rome, it's flavorful and nicely peppery.
We walked the few steps to Retro Creamery for dessert. While $7 might seem like a bit for two scoops of ice cream (yes, ice cream, not gelato), the service size is increbily generous. (Tip: though chocolate salted caramel sounds appealing, try another flavor.)
Though the service at Graffiato and Retro Creamery needs to be fine-tuned just a bit, it was fairly smooth for a new and ambitious endeavor.