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Jun 13, 2009 11:47 AM

Veal Parmesean in NOVA?

I've not had luck finding my go-to Italian restaurant in NOVA. Not looking for gourmet, just a typical lasanga-alfredo-veal parm type menu.

Any recommendations? Tried Vespucci and wasn't too impressed.


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  1. I get my fix from Cafe Monti in Alexandria.

    However, they seemed to be closed during the times I need them the most.

    1. i like listrani's. also check out sette bello. there is a place near my house called il raddichio that i've heard good things about as well.

      1. This is just a guess, but I would look to any of the several "Pines Of ..." restaurants, all acceptable red-sauce Italian places.

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        1. re: wayne keyser

          wayne, i was thinking the same thing.

          i don't think sette bello mentioned above fits the need. but, they do have a couple of veal dishes. i see they've put the veal shanks on the regular menu. quite good!!

          ah, i see tutto bene listed below. that is a good fit.

          pie-tanza has good pastas, though not veal parm (but chicken parm). big portions. good value for money, fresh sauces.

          there is that "italian inn" place at seven corners, too.

          try argia's for some of your pasta fix:

          and, how could i forget "mom's pizza" place at glebe and columbia pike. they have veal parm. i think they are nice folks too.

          1. re: alkapal

            yeah MOMS! hahahah. love that place. the food's not amazing but they are so freakin nice.

        2. There is a place in Fairfax on Lee Hwy just after the intersection with Chain Bridge Road that does this kind of thing well, but I forget the name. Maybe someone knows what I am talking about.

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          1. re: ktmoomau

            I think it's Dolce Vita. Is that the one?

            1. re: weezycom

              Yes that's it. I have never had their veal parmesan but seems like the type of place that would make that really well.

          2. Tutto Bene in Ballston. "Red sauce" italian with a good veal parm.

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            1. re: anchor

              I second Tutto Bene. It's far superior to any of the "Pines of . . ." restaurants.