Listrani’s Italian bar is a great and reasonably priced place between Clarendon and Courthouse. Its a really different place that I have always walked by but had not gone in until recently. Listrani’s lies in an area where there are tons of restaurants and Listranis is in a freestanding building. In between all of them. It is actually pretty big inside as when you walk in there is a counter for takeout and to the left is the seating and the bar area. There is some amazing outdoor seating that runs parallel to Wilson Blvd. This allows for some nice entertainment while eating. You can see this in the picture to the right which summarizes the view. There is a lot of seating outside so there is plenty of room for everyone. They also have a comedy show on some nights which I have not got a chance to see, but I will eventually.
So on to the food! The food is relatively cheap here which makes Listrani’s a great place to eat in this area. I ended up getting the Grilled Chicken Arrabiata which was pretty good and really good if you considered it was only 8.99. It consisted of Chunks of marinated grilled chicken, fresh cilantro, roasted red peppers and spicy tomato sauce topped with lots of mozzarella cheese. It was good and hearty than the modern pizza you get at Cafe Pizzaiolo or Piola.
I think Listrani’s is a nice addition to the other restaurants in Clarendon or Courthouse. It provides some homey Italian cuisine that will surprise you. The outdoor patio is amazing in summer and is a great addition to this place. Next time you are in the mood for some cheap good food in this area check out Listrani’s for your Italian desires.
2317 Wilson Blvd
Arlington VA, 22201