Mia's Italian Kitchen

4.7
1161 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Mia’s Italian Kitchen, located at the riverside end of King Street in Old Town Alexandria, has a menu filled with homestyle traditional Italian recipes sourced from owner Dave Nicholas’ Sicilian grandmother. Dine downstairs and watch the signature Sicilian-style rectangular pizzas cook in the 800-degree brick oven, or upstairs to view the energetic open kitchen. Mia’s is open for lunch and dinner, plus bottomless weekend brunch.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1161 People Are Saying
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4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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TwoCoasts
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous brunch at Mia's this weekend. The bottomless brunch is a great way to try several menu items. Our hands down favorite is the fettucine al funghi. But everything we tried was wonderful. I 'm an Italian food snob and would order everything again. And ending the meal with the apple ricotta donuts was perfect--warm, sweet and crispy. We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing birthday meal but very loud so we could barely hear without shouting at each other

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CarolynB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious brunch menu. Nice atmosphere and great service.

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ShannonN
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Mia’s for brunch and it was AMAZING. I’m still dreaming about the food. Our server was awesome, and the drinks were delicious too! I really want to come back for dinner one night! The price for the bottomless brunch is very reasonable! I will definitely be back!

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Burns717
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent. Server as well. Loved the space.

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JeffreyF
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent as always! great food and attentive staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience5

Horrible service! Amazing food!

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VinceK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Been there many times…. Always a positive experience

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vipSharpandSound
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

The food is always superb and this was no different. The ambiance was that great because it was colder inside of the restaurant than it felt outside. We had on our coats during dinner and so did most of the other patrons. I asked about switching tables away from the door which the hostess obliged but it was still cold (we were on the first floor). The initial table we sat at and the table we moved to were both dirty and we asked our server to clean the table once we sat down. I usually have an amazing experience so I will return but I was a little surprised at the chilly atmosphere and table cleanliness.

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ShilaF
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Pizza crust was not crispy like it usually is…it was a very soft and doughy crust, which was not nearly as good as my previous visits! Customer service also sucked this time, as our waitress messed up our orders and kept forgetting things we requested. Very disappointed!

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TanyaG
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is authentic Italian and meant to be enjoyed with good friends and conversation. Beautiful ambiance and plenty of food for the value.

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JAYTEE
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great table

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John
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best brunch in Old Town

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KarenZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Our dinner was good, but the noise level was deafening and the restaurant was only partially full.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

The atmosphere was excellent. I found it strange they paired chicken picatta with a spicy red sauce pasta. The two items didn't go well together. The chicken was very good though. The cheesy bread appetizer was not very good. The individual pizzas looked like they were from pizza hut. The service was lacking. I would go again but not order certain things.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good was absolutely incredible! Picked this place on a whim and wasn’t disappointed in the slightest.

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KateE
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious, A+ meal. I got the Bucatini Cacio e Pepe. Best fresh bucatini I've had outside of Italy. I asked for a side of their broccolini because I thought it would pair well, and while it's not on the menu as an option, they obliged and it was an awesome combination. We also got the Chicken Parmigiana, which was one of the best I've had at a restaurant. Quantities are not ridiculous, definitely a quality over quantity meal, but we 100% left full, just not stuffed, with leftovers to spare like some Italian spots. The pizzas also got rave reviews from others at the table. Just do it. As a bonus, go on a Wednesday and you'll get 50% off any bottle of wine < $100!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience5

Pasta was undercooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

The waitress was friendly, on point, and assertive to my needs. The overall atmosphere I have to rate 3/5 because the tables was close together, mask wasn’t required at the tables during seating, and it wasn’t 6ft spacing.

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David
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Severs and food were outstanding. Definitely will return and recommend to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bottomless brunch - AMAZING! Food is delicious, comes out pretty quick (must be an efficient kitchen!), and the drinks as awesome. Our server Alex) was perfect - made great recommendations and took excellent care of us. We will surely return when with guests from out of town so they can experience the best of Alexandria!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a fantastic Christmas dinner. Michael was a great server and the food was delicious! I am already making a reservation to come back.

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JEFFREYL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely Christmas day brunch. Food was fantastic and service spot on.
Hope to make it back someday.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Overrated and very salty and spicy food!
We were visiting for Christmas with the family and made reservations based on the great reviews they had. Unfortunately our Christmas Eve dinner was ruined! We send one of the meals back and the replacement was as salty and spicy as the first one. They need to have their chef retrained on how to prepare Italian cuisine. This was completely unacceptable!

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MamaG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

This was our second visit to Mia's and as with our prior visit we were generally satisfied. The service was very good, with a skilled waitress and staff and timely service from start to finish. We ordered off the special X-mas eve 3 course menu which we thought was reasonably priced. The entrees were good, but not exceptional. I would say the biggest complaint that I had was that the portions were just way to large. My pasta dish should have been about half the size and still been more than enough. The dessert - cannoli - were two LARGE cannoli - easily enough for two. Restaurants may feel they are doing us a favor with these big entrees, but I would much rather have a reasonable portion - especially when you are doing a 3 course dinner.

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PaulSeymour
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my very favorite restaurants in Old Town we go often it’s always fantastic

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Rahrahbomb
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and service was on point. Also lovely holiday ambiance. Very enjoyable experience.

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Bgal
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed our meal at Mia’s. The service was very good and the decore was really nice. The pizza we ordered was good but the dough was way too thick in my opinion. The mussels and the other pasta we ordered was drowned in red sauce which was just ok. Overall it was a good meal but not sure we would go back.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on 26 December 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We apologize we were unable to create a five-star experience. We have shared your feedback with the management team and hope you will give us another opportunity to impress you.

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vipWestEndFamily
Richmond
45 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very diverse menu with quality and tasty offerings.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on 25 December 2021

Thank you for the great review, Mia's

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Kingfish501
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing lunch and the guest next to us we also thrilled with the food

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TSF4
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had such a lovely night with my best friend. The restaurant upstairs was decorated for Christmas with little white lights and trees in each window. Our dinner was delicious, highly recommend the Shrimp Diavolo! Our waitress was very helpful with our wine selection. The red blend that she recommended was really scrumptious and went so well with my entree. Thank you so much for a very special Christmas celebration at Mia’s Kitchen!!

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on 25 December 2021

Thank you for the great review, Mia's

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent restaurant.. warm and excellent food .

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LDH1
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Pork chop meal - chops had great flavor and were juicy; came with roasted sweet potatoes and sautéed greens. Plenty of food and everything had great flavor
Salmon meal - good but smaller portion; came with greens and lentils
Crème Brûlée was excellent

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WilliamS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food; Service / Excellent

Noise high.

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BrendaM
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mia’s Italian Kitchen provided great service before our arrival. I called to inform them we would be late. The young hostess assured me our reservation and request had not changed. I requested a table indoors next to a window. We arrived and received a professional warm welcome and promptly seated to the window table

James our server welcomed us to Mia’s our first visit. James explained the menu the use of two kitchens preparing different food items. I ordered the Carbonara handmade fresh pasta my husband ordered the Chicken Piccata. Delicious meals. James checked constantly to make sure we were enjoying our meal. James made us feel like we were his only customers.

We will visit for another meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s was graduation celebration. The staff was very accommodating and prompt. We were also seated early from the original reservation time.

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viplilley
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

James was a fantastic server for a birthday lunch for a friend. The food delish, we ate outside and were warmed by a nearby heater.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband, daughter and I had dinner to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Since I made the reservation ahead of time, we were seated quickly. The food was delicious. My husband ordered the stuffed king peppers. He thought the peppers were too hot, but they were just right to me. My daughter enjoyed the bread with mozzarella appetizer. The short rib lasagna was very good. My husband and daughter both had the chicken parmigiana. They both enjoyed their choice. The portions were good for left overs. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My girlfriend and I ordered happy hour drinks and food as well as our dinner. Our server was quick and checked up on us often. The cacio e pepe and the Fettuccine ai Funghi were both phenomenal!!

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ErnieL
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The bottomless brunch is available on weekends until 3PM and it is amazing.

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You can order delivery directly from Mia's Italian Kitchen using the Order Online button. Mia's Italian Kitchen also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Mia's Italian Kitchen also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 997-5300.

Mia's Italian Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1161 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.