Thursday, July 25, 2013

Alexandria: Trattoria Da Franco

A few weeks ago my friend and I decided to have a progressive dinner in Old Town Alexandria. We drove around and decided upon Trattoria Da Franco because they had an adorable patio.
We started our meal off with antipasti (appetizer) of Bruschetta. This was pretty bland, basically chopped onions, tomatoes and capers on some bread.
Side of garlic bread. Basic bread, would pair nicely with a saucy pasta dish but bland on its own.
Special of the night, Asparagus with Cheese. Not bad, just asparagus covered in mozzarella  But oh wait, guess how much this side of asparagus $15.
Because we only tried the appetizers I can't really form an opinion on how the overall quality of the restaurants food is but there are a few things that will not make me come back. When we ordered our bruschetta the server asked us if we wanted garlic bread $8 (little pricey for garlic bread in general) so we said sure, turns out we had to pay for it, which would have been find had the server told us.

Another big thing was the $15 price tag attached to the asparagus side dish. $15 is completely unreasonable to pay for something that is in season. This is not some high class steak house that charges an arm and a leg for sides, this is an Italian restaurant whose dinners cost $15.

I recommend taking your business to another restaurant in Old Town.

305 South Washington Street
Alexandria, VA
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  1. The Cooking ActressJuly 25, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    That restaurant is pretty but the prices are crazy!

  2. Ramona WJuly 27, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    Wow... what a disappointing restaurant... sorry they totally overcharged you.