Robiolina

4.7
140 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Robiolina Italian Cuisine is a true hidden gem located in Stafford, Virginia. We take pride in our homemade Italian cuisine and our happy customers can taste the difference! Our pasta is made fresh in-house, as are our extravagant Italian dishes. Served to you in a welcoming atmosphere by a team of people who genuinely care about their patrons.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.7
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AJreview
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Great service and reasonable prices.

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RichardH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our favorite spot in Stafford. Delicious food, great service and a friendly and professional wait staff.

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vipCindy
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is amazing! Service is fantastic!

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vipTippy
Las Vegas
60 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an excellent experience! Our server, and the rest of the wait staff, were fabulous! The food was delicious and so refreshing to see a menu very different than traditional Italian fare. Crab Ravioli, Lamb Ravioli, Monkfish with Artichokes!! If you’re looking for a great place to dine in Stafford you must go!! Grazie and Merry Christmas!!

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vipPFunk
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Great restaurant. It doesn’t look like much from the outside but it’s a hidden gem. Food is superior and it’s a solid value.

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vipNavyBlue65
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I stopped in Stafford VA to pickup a package from our son at his in-laws. We were famished from our long drive in from Raleigh NC and wanted to grab lunch before we headed home to Alexandria. OpenTable recommended Robiolina as the closest place, and we set out to find it, which wasn't easy since it's tucked into a small strip center, located in a larger strip center of brand type restaurants. Pulling up, it looked like a neighborhood pizza joint, so we were floored when we went inside and found this elegant, white table cloth upscale Italian restaurant with socially distanced booth seating. The food was spectacular and the service was attentive. We got there during their Sunday brunch and ordered one of the entrée items to split as a starter (poached eggs with fresh burrata in a spicy tomato sauce) and then moved on the two items from their regular menu. The food presentation was high end, to say the least, and the flavors were amazing. The bread was hot, the olive oil was combined with freshly grated cheese and we finished with 2 of their desserts. The prices were very reasonable. All in all, it was an unexpected wonderful meal and we will be traveling down from Alexandria to enjoy their food again!! Highly recommended for sure.

JH
JulieH
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A true gem in Stafford county. I’ve eaten here about a dozen times and have always greatly enjoyed the experience. Five stars!!!

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vipTabethaW
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can’t say enough good things about Robiolina. This restaurant serves authentic freshly made Italian dishes that are simply fantastic. I love their Risotto of the day and I usually always get it but their pasta special with lamb sounded good and I don’t regret getting it. My husband has had basically everything on the menu and loved it all but his favorites are the Lamb Shank and the grilled Duck Breast. Our favorite appetizers are the Beef Carpaccio, the Pan Seared Scallops and the Grilled Lamb Sausage. We always find a fabulous red wine to accompany our dinner and the servers are very attentive and make us feel very welcome. We loved that they just celebrated their 2 year Anniversary since opening and we pray they remain in Stafford so we can continue to enjoy their hospitality and wonderful food.

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DaveW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was great and the staff was exceptional. Very attentive and friendly.

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DawnS
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Staff was very accommodating and the food and service were great! We will definitely go back when we are in the area!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite spot for amazing food. The new brunch menu did not disappoint. I can’t recommend this place enough!

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Kathryn
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience4

Not our best experience at Robiolina. Clearly they were understaffed. Our waitress was covering 6 to 8 tables. She tried but that is a lot to manage. The food was slow to come to the table. Bread arrived 30 minutes after we sat down. Appetizers 20 minutes later. They were fine. When the entrees finally arrived the halibut and duck breast were way overcooked. However the risotto and pasta were good. Sadly we invited another couple to join us hoping to introduce them to what in the past had been a fantastic dining experience. We arrived on time for a 6:30 reservation and left at 8:30. The extended time was due to slow service. We will give Robiolina another try on the future. Hoping this was a one time bad experience.

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Michelle
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite local restaurants in North Stafford. Always excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was very kind, considerate, and informative. He promptly refilled our drinks and listened to what we said and made appropriate suggestions. The food is bound amazingly delicious. A first visit and one we will go to often even though it was a drive. My daughter left her purse behind, they called us to let us know. They kindly held onto it until the next day and they remembered her when she walked in the door. You know it is very good when dining room is busy on a Monday evening. I appreciate their awareness of social distancing. What they don’t know is my husband had been ill for 6 weeks and this was our first outing. After his stroke, we were nervous about where we would sit and we were placed out of the way of traffic which immediately relaxed us. I wish them more years of dining customers who appreciate their hospitality and great food!

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Foodie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing!!. Will come back and I will tell everyone I know to eat here..

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LynnR
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing! We loved the appetizer special with smoked salmon. This is one of our favorite restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This lovely little place was such a pleasant, wonderful experience. The service was exceptional from start to finish and the food omg.....the food was so incredible and we made sure to let them know! I couldn’t be more impressed and I can’t wait to go back and try more things on the menu. If you’re in north Stafford, you must try this place. You will not be disappointed.

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MargaretD
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was amazing! I wanted to take my family to another authentic Italian restaurant in Fredericksbug that we've been to before, but they didn't have a table for five available. The reviews stated that Robiolina is Stafford's best kept secret, but I believe they are fairly new. Either way, they are unique and delicious! Gnocchi, veal, duck, prosciutto, or whatever you choose will be the best you've ever had outside of Italy! You won't be disappointed!

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vipSouthernFoodie
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and impeccable service. A hidden gem in Stafford.

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vipJenniferL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

SUCH A HIDDEN GEM! Love this place and we tell everyone about it!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is delicious. Everything I’ve tried, I would get again. We like it so much that we’ve gone 3 weeks in a row and typically I don’t have that kind of craving for Italian. It’s not your typical Italian restaurant, it’s so much more! It a great addition to Stafford!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. We were not rushed and had an enjoyable meal including everything from appetizer through dessert. The staff is terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply awesome. Dennis our waiter was awesome. Can’t say enough and will be going back this weekend

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LMAS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary with a 2:00 lunch at Robiolina. This was our first time out dining since the pandemic closures in March... We had a delightful two hours at the restaurant...excellent service...great atmosphere...delicious food! The restaurant is set up for social distancing...we had no one around us at all...beautiful music playing in the background. Enjoyed our before dinner drinks...our main meal of osso bucco and dessert as well...All of it delicious! We truly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to get out for a delicious meal ....in a safe and clean environment!

JP
JohnP
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and great food. I would definitely recommend to all of my family and friends.

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vipThad
Richmond
75 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was outstanding, but the young man who waited on our table was pleasant and willing but he needed more training -- we had to ask for lots of stuff like cheese, better silverware, more water, etc. Still, this is a favorite spot for high end Italian cuisine.

TJ
vipTJanney
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal; great service! This is one of our favorite restaurants.

DM
DavidM
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the food was outstanding and the atmosphere was quiet and relaxed. Good service as well.

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dvita
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Robiolina provided an outstanding dining experience. My wife and I were there to celebrate Father's Day. The service was friendly and efficient, the menu was engaging and our food was phenomenal. The menu had an impressive balance of choices. For an appetizer, we ordered Prosciutto w/Robiola cheese. My wife found an excellent red wine choice and was very pleased with it's taste. We each ordered a salad. Mine had small rings of delicately fried calamari, with micro-greens, red onion, candied pine nuts and citrus dressing. My wife had had the tri-colored salad w/goat cheese, sundried tomatoes, and arugula. They were both fresh & succulent with a very pleasing presentation. For main courses, my wife ordered pan-seared duck breast w/blueberry reduction sauce, fresh mixed vegetables, and garlic mash potatoes. I begged for a taste, it was amazing!
I am a traditionalist. I ordered the Fettuccine Bolognese. A proper Bolognese sauce is much more than cooked meat tossed into tomato sauce and Robiolina's did not disappoint! The sauce and fresh fettuccine was "yumtastic." Both my wife and I don't usually consume all of the appetizer, all of our salad, and all of our main course. Everything, including the relaxed atmosphere, was so wonderful, we ate every bite. For good measure, we shared a Creme Brulee, which was beautifully presented and a great finale to our meal.
Robiolina's is a true gem. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent and the food delicious! We will definitely dine with them again!

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MikoM
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

He and I went once many months ago and enjoyed it so much that we wanted to bring the whole family. So, we celebrated my husband's birthday & Father's Day, which fell on the same day this year. The food did not disappoint. We shared the appetizers and each other's entree. And we loved them all!
We also love that it's not corporate owned but a small business.

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vipTabethaW
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My family has dined here numerous times and it never disappoints. The food is amazing and the weekly specials are always terrific. This is by far the best Italian Restaurant in the Stafford/Fredericksburg area.

CM
CathieM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, Robiolia's food and service were outstanding. LOVE being able to support a non-chain restaurant in Stafford.

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Stafford
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Freshly prepared entree was hot, and very tasty. The menu was extensive and diverse. Dessert was fabulous.

NV
vipNewtoVA
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food, wonderful service - and they allowed us to take our time with no rush.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

In Stafford? Eat here! We missed Robiolina last time we were in town - big mistake! Rigatoni, calamari, grilled Caesar salad, di Mare, ricotta cheese cake are all must haves.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food was delicious and good portions for the money. The staff was great and worked very well together. Our server was very attentive, polite and quick. Overall our experience was excellent.

KD
vipKevinD
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Service and food was not up to par for this visit.

MA
MeganA
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was amazing! We had our wedding party join us for dinner after our small ceremony and it was awesome. Great food and great service! Thank you!

DK
DariusK
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Food was good and at a good value but don't believe the restaurant was staffed to support the crowd that it received. Too bad, I enjoy coming here but valentines day was the busiest I have seen the restaurant and the wait on the food was very excessive.

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Robiolina is rated 4.7 stars by 140 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.