Mia's Italian Kitchen

4.6
1100 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

Featured special offers

Select a special offer by choosing a date, time and party size

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2021

Mia’s three course holiday menu is bursting with classic Italian flavors. Choose from appetizers like Fig & Onion Tortellini, entrées like Pan Seared Sea Bass, and desserts like Tuscan Christmas Cake or our crowd-favorite Cannoli. $49/person. Available Dec. 24 & 25.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2021

Mia’s three course holiday menu is bursting with classic Italian flavors. Choose from appetizers like Fig & Onion Tortellini, entrées like Pan Seared Sea Bass, and desserts like Tuscan Christmas Cake or our crowd-favorite Cannoli. $49/person. Available Dec. 24 & 25.

What 1100 People Are Saying
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Luiza
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Mia’s is always great! All the food I’ve tasted has been outstanding, the service is great, and the drinks are delicious! It’s my favorite place to go to. Try the short rib lasagna!!

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CarolineC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Family dinner after thanksgiving. Good energy. Good decor. Meal presentation a bit sloppy that’s all

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carriet
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an awesome place! My go to for Italian food! Will definitely be back!

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EvelynG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised about our visit for a Thanksgiving dinner. The restaurant was packed, which was to be expected but things ran very smoothly. The food was delicious and very well prepared (we selected from the special Thanksgiving menu), reasonably priced. We had a nice table upstairs. Our server was friendly and attentive without being in our face or rushing us. Enjoyable all around.

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Kingfish501
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly the best food on King street 5 star all the way and Nadia the server was amazing.

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SharanC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Thanksgiving specials were delicious. Our server and the ambience were spectacular. We really enjoyed ourselves!

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vipTinaG
Charlotte
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had great happy hour drink and food specials until 7:00!!!
Highly recommend their Nona’s gravy pasta dish!

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CarlaM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, very good food. Beautifully decorated for holidays. No social distancing, tables were extremely close together.

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vipStephanieK
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food - you must get the garlic bread to start! Great atmosphere and top notch servive.

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AnnaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place exceeded all of my expectations. Great location, great food, great service. Brunch is amazing.

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vipJackson
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Excellent service! We did the bottomless brunch and it was worth the $26 per person!! Thank you for a fun atmosphere.

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vipKknitz
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing brunch! What a deal and wonderful food!

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DougC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Good was solid. Not spectacular but solid

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Becca
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Made a reservation to celebrate my birthday for 7:30p. Although we weren’t able to be sat until after 8p, we were able to find space to stand and get drinks at the bar. Out server made suggestions on favorite dishes and wine. Appetizers were great and the manager brought out extra bread. There was a minor glitch in getting a couple of our dishes, but the food was exceptional and my friend ended up with added shrimp and I received a salad while waiting for my pasta. Our server threw in Tiramisu to celebrate after dinner. Another wonderful experience at Mia’s!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were able to accommodate us for extra guess.

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vipDTMT
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We love this restaurant, but our latest experience had us scratching our heads. We were seated at our reservation time, but 15 minutes later, we still had not been greeted by our server. We approached the host and explained the issue—he asked, “What do you want me to do?” We requested a server. Another server standing by took pity on us and took our drink order. Another 15 minutes passed, still no server. The server who was taking care of our section took care of another party that came in after us—honestly, this experience was so weird. I have no idea why we weren’t helped. The alternate server eventually put in our order using the original server’s handheld device. We eventually got the food. But we won’t be back.

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GG011
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly and quick. Food was delicious.

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TiffanyH
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and fabulous food. Great cocktails, superb service. A little loud and noisy (loud music) for an intimate dinner. But overall 5 stars.

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vipKelly
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We sat at a table right next to the entrance, and next to a window. The male hostess’s would continually stand next to our table looking out the window at the customers outside. It was loud and cold. The door remained opened. The food was like something you’d get at the Olive Garden. Nothing special and I wouldn’t recommend it. Go to I ll Porto down the street!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bottomless brunch was definitely the right choice. My party was able to order all the food we wanted, which allowed us to try more items on the menu we haven’t tried before. Nick was an excellent waiter and very fun to chat with .

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AshleyB
8 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this restaurant! The food was outstanding!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving was delicious and filling!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Food very good but menu somewhat limited. Would like to see more breakfast items for brunch and healthy choices.

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vipJarretKuhfahl
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

$26 brunch def worth it. Good bar seating, plenty of indoor seating, excellent outdoor seating and dog friendly outside. We bring Moose quite often. Enjoy!

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vipStephanieG
Tucson
32 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The pasta was all slathered in the same tomato sauce even though we all ordered different pasta. The bolognese sauce was the same as the normal tomato sauce and lacked flavor. Not sure I’ll go again, will probably go down the street to I’ll Porto for real Italian food next time!

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vipSharon
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The service was good. Bread not offered without asking for it. The mushroom lasagna was ok except that it had a lot of cheese drowning out the mushroom flavor. I’d come back and try something else.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my parents here while they were visiting me. They enjoyed everything! Dad said the sangria was great probably 10 times

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Verypicky
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I’m very disappointed in the service. I went there to celebrate a friend’s birthday and requested a slice of birthday cake when I made the reservation. I then called the morning of the reservation and was told the birthday celebration was listed in the notes and I was all set. When I got to the restaurant, I also mentioned it to the hostess. In the end, birthday cake was not brought out. Very disappointing service.

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sld5
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service and food! Would definitely go back.

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SteveF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service to a family with little ones.

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JennM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated upstairs for a party of 5. We had a great meal & fantastic service

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing date place with great food and wine

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Anniversary

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Zay1013
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fabulous. Our waiter was personable and friendly. Would definitely recommend Mia's Italian Kitchen and I can't wait to go again

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MD2021
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love Mia’s! Food is VERY good! The prices are a little on the higher side but fair overall. Will definitely go back!

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JulianneG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A little loud and odd that we were sat next to the open doors but not asked if that was ok since it was a bit breezy. Food and service were great!

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RichG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Music was a little too loud to hold a conversation and the chairs somewhat uncomfortable but the food and service was great. One of the best Italian sauces I have ever tasted next to my mother's and grandmother's

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

My experience was less than satisfying. I greeted the host nearly three times saying hello, only for her to not say hello back but rather “are you picking up food”. I greeted her yet again and let her know the customary response would be to say hello back and that I had a reservation for two. My server never introduced herself or checked on whether we enjoyed our appetizers. I ended up ordering an entree “to go” because it was not a good vibe whatsoever. The only positive part of my dining experience was the food. 10/10 would recommend the giant meatball.

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vipGianni
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Mia's is an excellent choice for outdoor dining -- even on a chilly November evening, due to their gas-fired heaters. God menu choices -- the Branzino entree is outstanding -- well-served by attentive wait staff.

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 1100 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 bookings at the moment.