Since 1976
Cafe Italia

Let us prepare something special for you!

Dinner Menu



Almond Cake6.95

A two layers sponge cake soaked in amaretto syrup, layered with mascarpone cream and topped with Italian amarettini cookies and roasted almonds


Crispy shell baked and stuffed with Ricotta cheese, chocolate chips and lightly dusted with powdered sugar

Chocolate Fudge Cake7.95

A moist dark chocolate cake with a fudgy filling, covered with chocolate ganache frosting, topped with vanilla ice cream and Amaretto liqueur

Chocolate Mousse Cake6.95

Cream Caramel5.95

Smooth and velvety custard baked with anise and Brandy liqueur with a layer of brown sugar caramel on top

Creamy Cheese Cake6.95

Rich and delicious New York Style cheesecake with a graham cracker crust and topped with strawberry sauce

Dessert of the Day6.15

Special Dessert6.25


Artisan made, Italian tricolor ice cream with maraschino, pistachios and chocolate flavors


Rich and creamy home made dessert layered with mascarpone cheese, espresso, and rum flavored ladyfingers

Vanilla Ice Cream4.25



Antipasto Plate9.95

Classic Italian meat, artichokes, roasted red pepper, and mozzarella cheese. Served with garlic bread

Baked Clam Casino8.95

Clam meat, bacon and bread crumbs. Served with fresh lettuce and lemon wedge

Cherry Bruschetta7.25

Garlic bread baked with cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese and fresh basil

Fried Calamari8.95

Calamari, marinara sauce and lemon wedge

Garlic Toast - Basket3.95

Toasted bread with roasted garlic and Italian herbs

Garlic Toast - Side1.95

Toasted bread with roasted garlic and Italian herbs

House Salad3.75

Mozzarella Bella Napoli7.95

Breaded and fried, and drizzled with a white wine lemon butter sauce

Mozzarella Capri7.95

Home made fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, fresh basil and a reduce balsamic vinegar

New Mexico Chile Stew8.95

Roasted Broccoli5.95

Broccoli florets, anchovies, bread crumbs and parmesan

Spinach and Raisins6.95

Fresh spinach sauteed in a garlic olive oil and garnished with walnuts and raisins and served with garlic bread.

Stuffed Green Chile8.95


Caesar Salad4.95

Crispy Romaine tossed with Caesar dressing and topped with croutons and pecorino Romano cheese

Calamary Caesar Salad15.95

Romaine, garlicky croutons and pecorino Romano topped with your choice

Chicken Caesar Salad15.95

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad10.95

Romaine, garlicky croutons and pecorino Romano topped with your choice

Pear Salad8.95

Mesclun mix, fresh sliced pear, gorgonzola cheese and reduce balsamic vinegar and raisins

Salmon Caesar Salad15.95

Salmon Salad16.95

Freshly cooked salmon with lettuce and a side of other veggies.


Clam Casino8.95

Frito Misto8.95

Lobster Bisque Soup6.95

Creamy lobster consommè, smoothed with cognac

Minestrone Soup4.25

Traditional Italian soup, thick and fresh vegetable soup



Kids Margherita6.95

Kids Pepperoni7.95


Kids Chicken Caesar5.95

Kids Garden Salad2.95


Kids Cheese Ravioli5.95

Kids Cheese Tortellini8.95

Kids Chicken Fettuccine7.25

Kids Fettucine Alfredo5.95

Kids Spaghetti Meatball7.25

Kids Spaghetti Tomato5.55


Kids Spumoni2.75

Kids Vanilla Gellato2.55


Chocolate or White Milk2.5


Root Beer3.5

Soft Drinks2.5


Kids Chicken Fingers6.95

Kids Meatball Sub6.95

Kids The Italian Sub7.95



Meat Lovers Calzone12.95

Sausage, salami, pepperoni, ricotta, mozzarella cheeses

Primavera Calzone12.95

Spinach, artichokes, sun dried tomatoes, olive, ricotta, and mozzarella cheeses

Seafood Calzone14.95

Scallops, shrimp, calamari, ricotta, and mozzarella cheeses


Ham and Cheese Omellete8


Don Angelo8

Nina Nona8


Chicken Caesar Cibatta8.95

Chicken Parmigiana Sandwich8.95

Grilled Salmon Ciabatta10.95

Meatball Sub7.95

Sausage and Peppers Sandwich7.95



Cappellini Al Aglio13.95

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo15.95

Tossed in a rich cheese cream sauce Topped with Grilled Chicken

Eggplant Parmigiana14.95

Battered and fried eggplant, ricotta cheese, and mozzarella cheese and topped with tomato sauce

Fettuccine Alfredo13.95

Tossed in a rich cheese cream sauce

Gnocchi Al Pomodoro14.95

Homemade potato pillows, fresh basil, sun dried tomatoes and black olives in a light garlic tomato sauce

Gnocchi Tuscan13.95

Jumbo Shells16.95

Stuffed with seasoned three cheese mixture and baked with Italian sausage in a pink sauce

Manicotti Florentine14.95

Pasta crepes stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese, and baked in a pink tomato sauce

Meat Lasagna15

Primavera Lasagna14.95

Layered with eggplant, zucchini, mozzarella and ricotta cheese then baked in a homemade tomato sauce

Ravioli Rossi16.95

Cheese filled ravioli, Meat ball, Italian sausage, and mozzarella cheese baked in a tomato sauce

Sausage and Peppers13.95

Italian sausage, green peppers and spaghetti in a tomato sauce

Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo18.95

Tossed in a rich cheese cream sauce Topped with Jumbo Shrimp

Spaghetti Bolognese13.95

Meat sauce, and your choice of: meat ball or Italian sausage Add another meat 1.75

Spaghetti Carbonara13.95

Parmesan cream sauce, Italian bacon and onions

Spaghetti Marinara11.95

Meat sauce, and your choice of: meat ball or Italian sausage Add another meat 1.75

The F.B.I16.95

Meat lasagna, meat ball, Italian sausage, and mozzarella cheese in a tomato sauce. Or have just the Meat Lasagna 14.95

Tri-Colored Tortellini14.95

Tomato, Spinach and White three cheese filled tortellini cooked in a pink cream sauce

Veggie Fettuccine Alfredo14

Tossed in a rich cheese cream sauce Topped with Vegetables



Butternut Squash Raviolis17.95

Gnocchi Al Gorgonzola16.95

Potato pillows cooked in a gorgonzola sage Alfredo sauce

Meat Lover's Spaghetti17.95

Italian sausage and meatball sauteed with a pink marinara sauce, herbs, capers, and tossed over spaghetti

Penne Al' Puttanesca13.95

Penne pasta sauteed with black olives and artichockes in a fresh marinara sauce

Pollo Caccioartore15.95

Chicken breast filet sauteed with onions, garlic, green and red peppers in a fresh marinara sauce

Pollo Cardinale16.95

Chicken breast culet sauteed with mushroom in a creamy sherry wine sauce, and tossed over spaghetti

Salmon Alfredo18.95

Scallops Florentine19.95

Shrimp and Scallops19.95

Shrimp and scallops sauteed with onions, garlic and capers and tossed over spaghetti dressed with a pink vodka sauce

Spiedino Di Mare19.95

Scallop and Jumbo Shrimp sauteed with onions, green peppers in a garlicky olive oil and tossed over spaghetti

Steak Alla Marsala22.95


Veal Marsala17.95

Veal Parmigiana17.95

Veal cutlet home breaded topped with mozzarella cheese and baked in our tomato sauce

Veal Piccata18

Scaloppine sautéed with capers, artichokes, and mushrooms in a white wine lemon butter sauce


Chicken Cacciatore16.95

Chicken breast, red and grees peppers,onios and marinate sauce

Chicken Isabella16.95

Chicken breast sautéed with sun dried tomatoes, spinach and artichokes in a Pesto cream sauce

Chicken Marsala16

Chicken breast sautéed with mushrooms in a sweet Marsala wine sauce

Chicken Parmigiana16

Chicken cutlet home breaded, topped with mozzarella cheese, and baked in our homemade tomato sauce

Chicken Piccata16.95

Chicken breast, artichokes hearts, capers and mushrooms, in a white wine lemon butter sauce




Linguine Clam Red15

Linguine cooked with clam meat in red clam sauce

Linguine Clam White15

Linguine cooked with clam meat in white clam sauce

Salmon Al Griglia19

Filet of Salmon baked grilled and served with fresh sautéed vegetable and lemon

Shrimp Scampi19

Jumbo shrimp sautéed with fresh basil and linguine in garlicky olive oil sauce

Zuppa Di Pesce21.95

A medley of shrimp, clams, mussels, calamari and scallops cooked in a rich tomato sauce and tossed over pasta


Butternut Squash Ravioli18.95

Pasta pockets stuffed with roasted butternut squash and three cheese mixture and cooked in a creamy sage sauce and topped with shared carrots and Jumbo shrimp

Lobster Ravioli20

Pasta pockets stuffed with seasoned Lobster meat and cooked in a pink vodka sauce, and served with fresh sautéed baby spinach and Jumbo Shrimp

Portabella Raviollo16

Portabello Ravioli16.95

Pasta pockets stuffed with Portabella mushrooms and Fontina cheese and cooked in brown sauce and topped with sun dried tomato and shared carrots

Contact Info


+1 (703) 521-2565


Our Location

519 S. 23rd St. Arlington VA 22202, USA

Restaurant Hours

Sunday 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mon-Thu 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM (Lunch) | 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Dinner)

Friday 11:00 AM - 9:45 PM

Saturday 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM