Despite the fact that I had never been to the original Cafe Italia in Arlington, VA, I decided to take 12 friends and my wife there for her birthday over the weekend. The restaurant occupies space within a refurbished shopping center that has come a long way over the past few years. It's exactly what this area needed and that was one of the main reasons I was willing to take the risk.
A couple of us had the veal which was very good. My wife had the chicken alfredo and a birthday canolli which she enjoyed a lot. The service was great and the staff was very accommodating, especially since there was a need for gluten-free pasta.