Gregorio's Trattoria - Reston

3.9
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$30 and under
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Italian
Gregorio's Trattoria (trat•to•RI•a, an informal restaurant or tavern serving simple Italian dishes) is a local, family-owned restaurant where we want you to feel right at home, like you're eating at our house. Our goal is to create a comfortable, warm atmosphere with consistently fresh, delicious food and amazing service. Owner Greg Kahn and staff will do everything possible to make your visit a pleasure from the moment you walk in the door. We're not a franchise restaurant, and serve only the freshest food made with locally grown ingredients whenever possible.
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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Really poor experience overall. No one at host stand to check in on arrival, out of bread (garlic knots) by 8pm (second seating for dinner? and you are making pizzas, so there is dough, right?) Also out of short ribs, “a specialty” according to menu, again, pretty early on a Friday night.

Each ordered salads and only one came out, and waiter didn’t return for 10+minutes to be able to flag it, then still took time to receive. Marsala sauce was watery and broth-like, and frankly was unappetizing overall. However the veal piccataa was nice, light and flavorful.

While we had decided to try luck with dessert, as the waiter cleared plates, we weren’t asked if we’d like anything, and he left the check so we took the hint and called it a night.

BG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Noodles were a little over cooked, sausage & meatballs were great, overall a good dinner.

EA
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Even for a busy Valentine's Day, our experience was abominable. We asked three times for our waters and soda order and received them after 30 minutes. One of our three appetizers never arrived. No one checked on our meal after we received it, and there was something additional we needed - bread. We finally asked for bread, which we should have gotten after being seated. The food was delivered by "auction" method, asking who got what. The only item that arrived soon after we asked for it was the check.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The service was awful. First more garlic knots needed to be made after they offered them to us which was fine, but didn't come until I asked for them when our food came. Our appetizer that our little one was going to eat as her meal never came. We weren't checked on at all. Had to flag down the waiter for refills. He passed us a few more times after we flagged him down, but still didn't bring our drinks. He eventually, when I was done eating, came to grab our glasses for refills because they ran out.

MC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

The pasta was overcooked, sauces weren't very good, the tiramisu didn't have any espresso or any other liquid - the ladyfingers were crunchy. The coffee was undrinkable.

T
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I’ll be back, I just think they had too big of a party to deal with. The food was good and it was perfectly set up for my son to hang with us for a meal. We never got water and I sat with an empty glass for at least 30 minutes. But they did comp a wine bottle and apologized. I typically judge based on food and mine was delicious and the portions were ample.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good place for a casual dinner - I think there a couple better Italian places in Northern VA where you can get more food for the price is the only reason I gave them a 4. Half price bottles of wine night is the time to go!!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food wasn’t anything special and ended up getting sick but the atmosphere experience was nice.

HD
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was very good

J
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

I have visited Gregorio's many times and I'm almost always seated at the worst table in the house. I don't know why! It's the one located between the men's room, the server station and the kitchen. While the rest of the restaurant is usually moderately busy, there are always plenty of empty tables they could use instead. That table shouldn't be used unless there are no other tables left and even then - no thanks. I hate that table. On the night in question I had a direct view into the men's room. I can describe the floor and walls of the bathroom in detail. Looking slightly to my left was the kitchen and along the hallway leading from the main area to the kitchen, was an unappetizing array of junk that included 2 brooms with dust bins, an old dirty vacuum cleaner and a bunch of discarded cardboard boxes stacked on top of each other. Don't you have a closet? Next to those was the area where the bills are put into the system and where the wait staff place their serving trays and used napkins. It was gross - makes you feel like the health dept is going to storm the place any minute. This table also boasts the fun of being strategically located in such a way as to capture both the waiter traffic between kitchen and patrons... and the restroom traffic. Everyone had to squeeze by us.

Then the food came out and everyone at our table had overcooked pasta. :( No self-respecting Italian chef should have let that pasta be served. None of us could eat it and no one asked for a box to take the food home. As much as I love Italian food, I don't think I'm coming back. Usually the food is very good but I can't stand that table anymore. I'm not sitting there again! :(

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was decent but service lacking as were seemingly understaffed. At that price point, I feel there are better options out there.

MK
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

What a disappointment. First, I didn't need a reservation which is not a major concern but they don't even use a hostess - seat yourself. That's still not a problem but after seating myself, I got the feeling I was interrupting something. I never felt welcome and seemed urged to leave as soon as possible. The cheese sticks were tasteless, the marinara was like water, the pasta carbonara was not thoroughly cooked and the tea was like pool water. Don't go. The Mall Friday's for lunch the next day was 100 times better.

7
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very handicap and family friendly. The lasagna is great. Sis & BiL loved their salmons. Nephew enjoyed his personal pizza. I enjoyed my Fettucini Alfredo. Reasonable prices are a bonus.

IV
Washington DC
96 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We avoided this place since it looked like a chain restaurant. It isn't but the food and service are just like one. Prices are higher than a chain though. Salads are good. Good drink selection. Food is varied. But the execution is just not good. Flavorless. Have you heard of spices other than salt? We won't be back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful and such a great family spot!

SC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gregorio's is my husband's and my absolute favorite place to dine. The food is always fresh, delicious and exceptional.

HD
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another great experience. Food was delicious. The only thing is they brought adult size drinks for our kids and I sent them back for kid sized.

R
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Only 2 servers. Service was pleasant but very slow

MW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters has very kind, food was delicious. It was not noisy, we loved the pizza too.

HD
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience at this restaurant. It was a lot smaller than I thought it would be BUT the food was amazing. Everything was sooo good. We left with full bellies even my 9 year old who is always hungry. If it wasn't 30 minutes away from our house, we would be visiting it a lot more. We were surprised at the bill though. The side salad wasn't included with the meal and that was not told to us beforehand. The waiter just asked if we wanted a side salad. Even though we were only a family of 4 a 20% gratuity was automatically included. This will not stop us from going back. We will keep all of this in mind.

k
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

it was okay. service was good, food was alright. not sure if it was worth the price or the drive

JB
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This is our second time visiting Gregorio's. The food is good -- the appetizers were great (muscles and calamari). The muscles in marinara on both occasions were some of the best around. Saturday is also half price bottle of wine night -- unheard of for a weekend so thanks for that! The portions are huge -- too much for almost anyone to eat in one seating so plan for leftovers. The place is kind of big and seems more like a post-soccer game hangout, but it is good for a Saturday night dinner with friends too. The servers are all working hard, but there's something wrong there -- not enough of them or they are overstretched so that items come slowly and requests for more water, etc. happen regularly. Grated parm was never offered (same for coffee and dessert -- not that we had room, but it would have been nice to be asked). It's symptomatic of a pizza post-soccer place that they're under staffed. We will go again though so as long as you are aware, enjoy!

D
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have recommended Gregorio's Trattoria to family and friends, and will continue to do so. The staff is friendly and efficient, and the food is terrific! Gregorio's is one of my favorite places.

LS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Should not be missed. Real Northern Italian food that will satisfy beyond words. My favorite is the Veal Piccata . My husbands is the Bolagnese. We also love the meat tray appetizer. One of these days (5 years later) I will make it to dessert.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Although e arrived last for reservation we were seated promptly amid a mostly full restaurant. The doors came timely and we delicious. We would try this establishment again.

l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We had the Valentine Special. The waiter could not explain the choices.

we were charged extra for our choices. We had to ask for plates twice and water twice.
Waiter was in a hurry most of the time and never asked how we were doing. When we needed sometime, we had to flag him down.

M
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great little place, with wonderful people. Great for a casual dinning. The veal was great as well as all the appetizers that we had. The only knock, we wish they had a better wine list.

r
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food, as always, was good - and our server was particularly attentive, friendly, and courteous. It has a neighborhood feel and it is easy to unwind there after a tough day. This remains our local "go to" place for casual Italian comfort food.

JB
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We've been looking for a neighborhood Italian restaurant that is friendly, decent food, professional servers at a reasonable price that is not in RTC. Gregorio's fits the bill nicely. A group of 5 of us went on a recent Saturday night after some other reservations fell through. Seated promptly -- dining room is a bit bright and loud but nicely decorated. We tried several seafood appetizers (fresh and not overcooked), pasta dishes and pizza as well as a white and red wine selection. All of it was good -- nothing great, but all worth a trip back. We will try it out again; might become our new local favorite!

c
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food and a very healthy wine pour! Great service and value!

T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor service. Bread was hard the first time. Then they brought bread which was hard and cold. Main entree was ok.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice surprise. Pleasant location, good food for moderate price. Service was good; waiter was professional and friendly.

L
New England
36 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

a True hidden gem. we were on Vacation and wanted Italian Food. From the outside it is very unassuming, but the inside is well decorated. The Staff is very friendly and good. The food was excellent, true Italian Cuisine and executed wiht perfection.

NS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious - I had spaghetti and meatballs and the marinara sauce was great! The service was also good. Great value - huge portions.

M
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Sauces on pasta and salad dressings were both too sweet.

d
Jacksonville
128 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience4

This is the se one time we have been here with our grand kids - six and eight. The food is AMAZING, however the service really sucks!!! We put in the kids orders and one pizza came out in twenty minutes and the other took 45 minutes!! Drinks took forever. The restaurant was not full. Seems they do a big carry out business and maybe the kitchen can’t keep both running smoothly.

SM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Temperature was a little chilly but otherwise a very nice experience. Will definitely return.

LD
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time around didn’t disappoint. Celebrated my birthday a month ago and returned to enjoy another delicious meal with friends as we celebrated my husbands birthday. The meal starts with a bread basket that is out of this world with dipping sauce that is great. Next the four of us shared a generous portion of calamari which was cooked perfect. For our main course my husband and I had the pork chop which will have again and again and our friends ordered a shrimp dish and chicken marsala which they loved too. The night was complete with a slice of Tiramisu. We all agree this is the best Tiramisu we’ve ever had so be sure to check it out the next time you go 😋. Thanks Adrienne for welcoming us with open arms.

LD
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonight my husband and I together with our friends and their daughter celebrated my birthday. From the bread basket through the dessert everything was delicious. It was our first time, but not our last. I loved my salmon and my husbands pork chop was awesome. Our friends had veal parm, lasagna and another salmon option. Looking forward to going again soon.