EST. | 1972
REBORN | 2017
305 S Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
PASSION FOR OUR CULTURE...
My grandparents came to New York City from Sicily at a time when Fiorello La Guardia held mayoral office, Lucky Luciano was beginning a prison term, and the world was just starting to hear the music of Frank Sinatra.
While many Italians were reaching great heights, the average Southern Italian immigrants lived modestly, kept to their own neighborhoods, and raised families built upon whichever traditions from the old country could be maintained in the US.
Most family settings revolved around food...and while not all of the same ingredients were available to them, my family and so many others proudly built a new culture:
The Italian-American culture.
Somewhere in-between European and American personalities, we found this new definition of who we are...a charm that erupts in every Dean Martin song and on every makeshift bocce ball court on the East Coast. An identity that is at times as quaint as sharing a pizza around a vinyl kitchen table, and other times, as grandiose as "Connie's Wedding." But now, almost three generations later, we still cling to what makes us Italian-American.
My hope is that I’ve created a menu, a setting, and a mood that allows you to experience this culture, even if just for one night. If you want to savor a plate of freshly-made pasta, a glass of fine wine, and a few moments of “The Sweet Life,” then we have a place at the table for you.
PASSION FOR GREAT FOOD...
First dates, Sunday dinners, holiday parties...our best memories seem to be surrounded by food. At La Trattoria, our menu is the foundation for your experience. We specialize in rustic, yet elegant cuisine. That means handmade pasta, traditional comfort dishes, and a meal you will remember for a long time.
"The Sweet Life" is about taking your time and savoring each moment. We believe in taking that extra sip, and then having one for the road. We have a variety of Italian wine selections that span all regions and expert levels. Our traditional cocktails, like our famous Negroni, take you to another place and time and encourage you to sit and sip just a little longer. After all, what's the rush?
View our Wine List HERE
FROM JAZZ TO OPERA...A TIME MACHINE OF SOUND.
We believe the sound of our restaurant is just as valuable as the smell and the taste. That is why we place such an importance on creating the perfect soundtrack for your experience here. Our weekends feature a variety of live music, from swing to soul to Sinatra...and of course, our legendary monthly opera nights. Hear for yourself what makes this experience different.
Open Tuesday thru Friday 5pm to 10pm
Saturday and Sunday 4pm to 10pm
Closed on Monday
Reservations strongly recommended
Our dress code is Casual Elegance. Jackets and ties are not required, but we ask that no shorts or open toed shoes (for men) be worn.
703-548-9338 | email@example.com