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Mia's Italian Kitchen

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636 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 636 People Are Saying
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TriciaMae
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We were seated at a table that was NOT 6 feet away from the next table and did not feel as safe as I would have liked or expected because of Covid-19 concerns, but since my husband had his back to the wall and I was back to back with the people at the next table, we decided to stay.
We were greeted fairly soon by the waiter, but when our appetizer came we had no plates, no silverware and no napkins. Had to ask three people including a manager and our waiter before getting them.
Even though this is an Italian restaurant (where we normally would get some kind of bread brought to us), they do not serve bread for the table. You have to buy it. Very disappointing.
Our entrees took forever (over 40 minutes) and when they came the presentation wasn't the best because they slathered polenta over almost the whole plate and put the meat and vegetables on top. I would have preferred the polenta to be off to the side with the broccolini sitting right next to it and the chicken piccata by itself where my sauce could be tasted as I ate the chicken and I could choose to dip the polenta into the sauce and not have the sauce totally absorbed by the polenta. The tops of the broccolini were very tasty, but the stems were as hard as a rock - even the smaller ones. Wanted to get an extra plate to put the stems on, but never could get the waiter's attention to ask for one. Very disappointed in the service.
On the positive side, we had an outside table and this restaurant is right on the corner of King Street and Union so we had fun people watching. Also the chicken piccata was tender and still tasty even without my being able to dip it in the sauce. My husband said his beef dish was good, but not wow. He felt it was overpriced for the type beef it was and again, the polenta was everywhere. We will probably not go back. There are too many other restaurants to choose from.

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vipTheresaL
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for dining among the streets of Old Town Alexandria.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Mia’s kitchen !! I’m from NY and I have to say that Mia’s is the best in the area! I love your food and service .. keep up the goodness! Thanks so much for being part of our community ♥️

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Took waiter 3 tries to get my pizza order right. My wife ordered a decaf coffee at the beginning of our order and never received it, as well as had very bad body odor

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MaureenB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Mia's. The food was great, the service was great except for Wilson having to repeat himself because of his mask. Overall, a great time.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on 25 June 2020

Hi Maureen, thank you for sharing your positive review. We hope to see you soon.

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KingOMayo
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Sat outdoors with pretty good water view. Friendly waiter and great pasta dishes. Only complaint was the wait to be served. Otherwise plan to go back again.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on 25 June 2020

Thank you for your review and feedback. We hope to see you soon!

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MarcyF
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always satisfied with the food ad the price. Staff are always attentive and agreeable so whats not to like?

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on 25 June 2020

Hi Marcy, we are so glad you enjoyed your time. Thank you for sharing your positive review.

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vipRestaurantBird
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Overall, food was excellent!

Beverages: tasty sangria, Italian Merlot so-so
Starter: 3-cheese board came with tasty spreads, flatbread, and nuts.
Salads: Spinach salad--delicious; Sunday salad--like the vinegary taste but zesty Italian dressing was too spicy.
Entrees: Eggplant parmigiana--best I have ever had. Spouse loved chicken parmigiana--came with side of thick spaghetti--really nice.

Now the sad part. None of the servers, although attentive, were following any sanitary practices, especially with the CDC warnings about the corona virus. I've written directly to Mia's and listed the problems, but no response. These included no hand sanitizing between serving different tables, touching tops of straws to place them in the glasses, thumbs in bowls/plates being served, reusing menus without cleaning them, same servers removing dirty dishes and then serving food from different tables.

We would love to go back, but the wait staff needs training.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on 18 March 2020

Hello - Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Though we are temporarily closed for service as of today, we did train all service staff based on the recommendations of the CDC. We are sorry to hear that we fell short during your visit and have let the management team know about your experience. We plan to retrain all staff upon reopening and hope you'll give us another opportunity to impress you.

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bogartc
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Everything was ok, nothing amazing or that I would crave to go back.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on 16 March 2020

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.

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vipKPFSU
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience4

Food was WAY TOO SALTY. Even the spinach salad had to much salt.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on 17 March 2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We take pride in the quality and the preparation of our dishes and we’re sorry to hear we fell short during your recent visit. We have shared this feedback with our management team and we do hope you will give us another try to impress you.

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vipKKabe
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mia’s is one of my favorite restaurants in Old Town. The food, atmosphere, and servers never disappoint. It’s always such a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food, authentically Italian although very noisy

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on 10 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review!

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Grantv
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Only complaint was the noise level. A very loud place at the bar. Otherwise excellent!

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on 10 March 2020

Thank you for the review, Grant! We hope to see you again soon.

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Lucy
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing staff and an amazing ambience!

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on 10 March 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us the kind words! We look forward to hosting you agin soon.

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TLynnC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This was our second visit to Mia's and, like last time, we found the food to still be too salty. Our server was great; he was very welcoming. The noise level is a touch too high... certianly too loud to have any kind of conversation with one's companions. In my last review, I stated that we would be back. Well, we came back. And now we know that we do not feel the need to return again.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on 11 March 2020

Thank you for the taking the time to share your feedback. We pride ourselves on both the level of service we offer and the quality of our dishes. While we’re happy to hear that our service exceeded your expectations, we’re disappointed that our dishes did not. We would like another opportunity to impress you and ask that you email tom@alexrestpart.co.m so we may continue the conversation. Thank you again.

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jbrash
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

All four of us thought that the food was too salty. Service was good.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on 4 March 2020

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We appreciate all feedback and will be sharing this information with the team. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon.

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Capt
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit. Very pleased. Great atmosphere. Perfect for old town.
Great bar, friendly bar tenders.
The food was excellent

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on 3 March 2020

Thank you for the lovely review! We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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ReneeS
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Food was delicious and staff was, for the most part, gracious, BUT we were seated 45 minutes after our reservation time. Noticed that many other groups with reservations were also asked to wait a significant amount of time. With the understanding of the constraints of a Saturday night, 45 minutes is still a long time to wait when a reservation had been made.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on 9 March 2020

Hi Renee, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We always strive to provide our guests with the best dining experience possible, and it seems we fell short of this when you had to a long wait time. We will be sharing this with the team and we do hope you will give us another try.

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vipPerfection
Washington DC
95 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our first visit to Mia's, which did not disappoint! Vibrant atmosphere, wonderful aromas, great food choices, excellent service, beautiful space! One slight challenge for 'gluten free me' that was addressed by our server and management: limited full GF meal options. GF crackers or pizza dough would be outstanding to see in the future, as well as one dessert (it was too cold for sorbet!) ! We will definitely be back!

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on 3 March 2020

Wow, thank you for taking the time to leave us the awesome review! We are thrilled to know you enjoyed our atmosphere and service as well as our dishes. We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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Mermer
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening with good friends enjoying amazing food.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on 2 March 2020

Thank you for the kind review! We hope to see you again soon.

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BrianCatesdrawandstrike
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined twice at Mia's during my recent stay in Maryland for a conference.

I picked the restaurant out of a list on Open Table after reading some of the reviews. I was not disappointed.

Very friendly staff, and the food was excellent.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on 3 March 2020

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave us the lovely review! We are delighted to know we met and then exceeded your expectations during your time with us and look forward to your next visit to town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Poconos
9 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for unlimited brunch. It is amazing! If you haven’t tried it...you must! Food is delicious. Service is fantastic. Ambiance couldn’t be better...especially upstairs. Trust me... give it a try!

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on 26 February 2020

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave us the awesome review! We are delighted to know you enjoyed our brunch offerings and service as we will be sure to pass along the kind sentiments to the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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GinaS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this place is amazing. Old town was very vibrant and alive today because the sun was out and it wasn't too cold. The best part was so is this restaurant. We walked in the door and the hostesses were so friendly and so attentive. We didn't walked upstairs to our table and Wahlid was fabulous! today we are celebrating my sister's birthday and he was just so thoughtful and paid attention to everything that he could to make it seamless to sneak a cake out even though we had a little mix-up one whose birthday it was which was priceless! The food was so good and even with my niece and all of her allergies we all found something not only that we liked but that we kept talking about afterwards. please go by and check out this place as the food is to die for in the staff is thoughtful and just such a nice breath of fresh air compared to some places we've been lately. We made plans to come back!

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on 24 February 2020

Wow Gina, thank you for taking the time to leave us the lovely words! We are thrilled to know everyone had a great time during your sister's birthday, enjoying our services and dishes. We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael at the bar was an amazing addition to our evening! His knowledge of spirits was great! Highly recommended stopping by to see Michael!

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on 24 February 2020

Thank you for the kind words! We are thrilled to know you enjoyed your service with Michael, as we will be sure to pass along the kind sentiments with the team. We hope you see you again soon.

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vipanitafromdc
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Always have a great meal in a wonderful spot. I had the Caesar salad and the chicken piccata and would recommend both.

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on 25 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us the kind review, Anita! We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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KarenF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was a group of us that did the Bottomless Brunch and it was FABULOUS! Because we could order any of the menu items, it was easy to accommodate vegetarian and carnivore diners. I will be back for Brunch and every other meal that that offer!

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on 24 February 2020

Hi Karen, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are delighted to know you and your party enjoyed our Bottomless Dining option for brunch. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipAbbeyJ
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

We love the sausage and peppers pizza. Also got the pan al formaggio appetizer this time and it was very good. Loud atmosphere but one of our favorite places in Old Town!

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on 24 February 2020

Hi Abbey, thank you for taking then time to leave us a review! We are thrilled to know you enjoyed our atmosphere and dishes. We hope to see you again soon.

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John
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Ate there with my girlfriend on Friday night. She had gotten me a bottle of Caymus Cab Sav for Valentine’s Day. Thought it would be nice to drink it while having a meal here. Unfortunately our waitress knocked the bottle of the table shortly into our meal. I don’t fault her at all, she was very apologetic and working in food service myself for some time I know that mistakes like these are made. However I didn’t think the “service recovery” was particularly great. I was offered another bottle of wine which I accepted but it was no where near the quality of Caymus. I also asked the waitress if I could speak to the manager. She said he would be over at some point but he never came by. The meal was good but I don’t think it would be worth returning. Thought the recovery could have been a lot better and was disappointed that my girlfriend spent the money she did on that bottle for it to be wasted.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, execellent food, awesome atmosphere. We will be back!

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on 24 February 2020

Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to hosting you again.

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vipSpencers
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had my daughter’s 12th birthday dinner at Mia’s with eight of her friends. The waitstaff and the manager went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we needed! The girls had a blast and the food was delicious!

Mia's Italian Kitchen
Responded on 28 February 2020

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave us the review! We are thrilled to know your daughter enjoyed her birthday with us and our team was so accommodating. We hope to see you again soon.

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