|★★★ Good food, decent portion size at a reasonable price. However, the customer service could be better. I would go there again for the food (try their sajji chicken sandwich). One thing I am concerned about is where do they get their cheese, as most cheeses aren't halal (contains animal driven enzymes). Because their vanilla ice cream is store bought (not made in the restaurant) and that may not always be halal.|
Update 2/6/14: Customer service needs major improvement. I pointed out human hair on my sandwich more than 3 occasions and first twice they tried to blame it on me (I have long hair and wear hijab. But the hair were short manly hair). One time they forgot to give me drink that I paid for. They usually take the blaming route first before accepting their fault.
Don't think i will be going there again. Lost my trust after many years of being a loyal customer.
|★★★★ THEIR FOOD IS AMAZING|
I love their Chicken Alfredo and Swiss Burger..
My husband`s favorites are their Baked Chicken Wings, Grilled Chicken Sandwich/Sub and Spicy Fries.. the place is clean and the staff is good BUT the interior is a little not that classy(thats why I gave them 4 stars instead of 5)
I was asking my Husband right now to order a Swiss burger for take away thats why I had to right this review.
|★★★★★ Best subs I ever had in doc area, their entire menu is halal zabihah , best costumer service I have been coming to this place for last eight years. |
I just found them on zabihah.com
So here is my review. a++++
|★★★★★ I love this place! The food here is delicious.its the only place close to authentic Italian food.everything is so flavorful and their portion size is pretty good.the service is great. |
I love there fried buffalo chicken wings
|★★★★★ The restaurant is v v good service and food , sajji spicy chicken and swiss burger are v tasty but the best sub there is sajji spicy chicken u have not to go there without try it that's what i advice u to order. The service is really nice|
|★★★★★ Food is really delicious. You should try Chicken Wings and Sajji. |
Don't try Baklawa as it was not fresh. I asked number of times to make sure if it is Fresh or not. The brother on counter told me at least three times that it is fresh. But it wasn't. It was at least two days old or so.
|★★★★ Salaam. I have been here quite a few times actually. I love coming here. The Sajji sub and Lil Italian Café special pizza is awesome.|
The only two issues I have ever had here was that the tandoori chicken pizza WAS NOT SPICY. And that buffalo wings and sauce come separately.
Other than that, I love this place.
|★★★★★ Had the Philly cheesesteak and it was wonderful. The burger and chicken tenders were great as well. Portion sizes were good for the price. Very friendly staff and very clean. Overall wonderful experience at the restaurant.|
|★★★★★ This place serves Real Authentic Cheese Steak! Unlike other places which taste bland. Trust me the food the here is delicious mouth watering delicious and I am sure you want to be here again and bring your friends.|
|★★★★★ grilled chicken sandwich p is the best....bunch of my friends enjoy the philly cheese steak|
|★★★★★ Excellent place for halal Bacon Cheese Burgers and pepperoni pizzas. Good service and friendly people|
|★★★★★ Special Sajji Chicken is good so is the gyro go there all the time..Good American food worth every penny|
|★★★★★ real italian food|
|★★★★★ Salam o Alikum|
very Good Burgers
|★★★★★ love there Grilled Chicken salad|
|★★★★★ great Chicken tender ,my kids loved it, and i have greek salad, my wife had Pestpasta with Spicy Grilled Chicken, |
service was little slow because it was friday night the place was packed
will come back next weekend :)
|★ I came here with my family and I didn't feel like it was anything special. The food tasted bland just like their personalities. The atmosphere was quiet since there were no other customers when I went. I do not know if I will return.|
|★★★★★ best italian food in virginia, there is swiss burger is awesome with fried chicken wings|
|★★★★ Friendly staff, good seating, and very good Italian/ American food.|
|★★★★★ Nice environment|
|★★★★★ This place is a gem. The servers are really good and the food is amazing. Love their wings, sandwiches, hmmmm everything|
|★★★★ I really like this place. Good food, great place to go with toddlers as it is quite casual and the staff is very friendly. I have also done a lot of take-out from this place and had them cater food for an event once as well. I like the Cheese Steak sandwich and the fried Zucchini a lot!|
|★★★★ Just had a late breakfast with kids. Personal chicken pizza was very fresh with lots of stringy cheese and bar-b-q chicken. My 5 and 8 year olds loved it. Spaghetti with meatballs had a genuine Italian flavor. Service was very personal and courteous. They have and elaborate menu with lots of Italian goodies to choose from. Will definitely come again, inshallah.|
|★★★★ Good Food ....|
|★★★★★ Me and my friends had an amazing experience at the restaurant. The food, service and atmosphere was top class and I would most definitely recommend everyone to visit this Cafe. Your experience will be most memorable and you would leave the place wanting to come again. I have never in my life tasted such amazing food in the 12 years that I have lived in the states. I will look forward to coming again and re-living this experience....Many thanks to all workers for making my event such a success..|
|★★★★★ I ordered the Pesto Pasta with Grilled Chicken. It was incredibly good and tasted like authentic Italian food. They have a large menu with a good amount of variety. I would go back there again.|
|★★★★★ My fiance is part Italian and always raves about Italian food. Since I eat Zabihah, I never really had a chance to eat Italian until visiting this cafe. Though they can't add alcohol or pork to their food (most real Italian food has it), my fiance thought their food was great! The prices are good and the service was excellent!|
|★★★★★ Updated Review: I went here again last night and this was better than ever. This time I had the Pastrami sub with french fries along with the Buffalo Wings. All were cooked well and tasted delicious. Especially the Pastrami Sub which was out of this world !!! Brother Wasim was also very hospitable as he so kindly took care of us right before they were about to close and allowed us to stay past closing time. |
September 1st 2009: We had the meat lovers pizza along with the chocolate and strawberry milkshakes are they were great !!! Great food, nice setting and terrific service !
|★★★★★ salam alkum i totally disagree with (maqanq)|
i am the driver, who deliver the food to double tree,
nothing happened that day, he is totally lieing, and he is also lieing about the arabic menu and the english menu any one can come and loook at the prices, on arabic menu kabob chicken is only 7.99 and on our english menu it is 9.95 this is ever 2 dollars less , he is saying otherwise, and also we have the same phone nubmer with same address on both of the menu, how is it scam?
and he wrote a comment , even though he didn't tried our food, tried our services, and what so ever,he is just blaming to tarnish our image,
our comments on zabihah.com tells it selves every thing
|★★ I have never ever wrote any reviews in my life but suddenly i felt that I have to. I just need to understand how a HALAL place serve bacon and ham ... ? based on their menu in their website. |
This is not my main point though. I was staying at Doubletree Dulles Airport and the driver came with some orders for some MUSLIM residents who were mainly new SAUDIS students who don't speak English very well. The driver was shouting at one of them for being late (the buyer was saying sorry i was in the restroom !!) those people are afraid and just came to the US for the first time, so they know nothing. The main disaster here is that the driver came to me and said this is our menu if you want to eat 100% zabihah food. I took the menu and checked the name of the restaurant which was BAYT ALKABOB (menu written in Arabic specifically for those new students who their GOV bring them here) i noticed the prices were high. I looked the address in Google and I found that they were cheating and fooling those "MASKEEN" people and the name is lil italian cafe and guess what ... THE PRICES IN THEIR WEBSITE OR IF YOU CALL AND SHOW THAT YOU KNOW THIS PLACE IS LIL ITALIAN NOT BAYT ALKABOB (AS WHAT I DID) THE PRICES ARE LESS BY ALMOST 2$ FOR EACH SANDWICH and also THEY CHARGE 3$ FOR DELIVERY (TO THOSE STUDENTS) AND FREE IF YOU ORDER FROM LIL ITALIAN CAFE !!!!!!!! WHAT A SCAMMER ...
Lil Italian CafÃ© responds: salam alkum brother, we serve no ham or bacon and if you read on our menu, it says beef bacon, and turkey ham we get this from the company name(al deen) this is muslim company they make them from beef and turkey, and brother if the driver was yelling at him, there was not right, i will tell the driver to be patient and have respect for them, you should have call me and ask form manager (thanks for letting me know
we make a Arabic menu for them cuz they don't speak English,and we name Bayt alkabob instead of italian cafe, and we make a kabob from them and the price are less on Arabic menu $7.99 for sandwich fries, and on our English menu it is $8.20 you come to our restaurant and look at it you self, not even one penny extra, thank you for false statement , we know the people who recruit them to usa, and they approve the prices and the menu, there name is mr, Turky, and Mr Mohammd,
double tree hotel is 7.4 miles away from our loc
we still deliver there even for min ten dollar, so our driver have to go and come back tottal of 14.8 miles, and make only $3 dollar unless there are two deliverys
and gas is $3.20 a gallon
double tree hotel address
(21611 Atlantic Boulevard
Sterling, VA 20166
3065 centerville rd,
herndon, va 20171
we have free dlivey as it says on our menu 3miles radius
|★★★★★ I just went here on thrusday and the food was amazinggg. I have no complaints with this place at all. Its clean, foods good, and all the food that I wanted to try in a halal version is alll here and it was good. I think this place is perfect for anybody with friends family alone or whatever. And also the food is hot as well!! We tried the chicken tenders with a honey mustard dip, chicken wings, chicken corden bleu and chipotle chicken both things came with a side of french fries and it was alllll good. I was craving a perfect crispy chicken burger and that's exactly what I got!! Also people who didn't like it give it another try and it will go better this time, hopefully. These people are gonna be seeing me a lot!!! Oh and reallllyyyy good customer service as well! |
|★★★★★ I really liked their burgers. I only tried cheese and swiss burgers so far. The customer service is good as well. I would love to try other dishes as well.|
|★★★★ Have eaten here several times via sit-down and carryout. Italian fod I ordered once (eggplant parmesean) was average. American fod I ordered multiple times (Swiss cheeseburger) is awesome. Service is pretty good, though not spectacular. Pretty clean restaurant.|
|★★★★★ When I go visit my Dad we come here to get food to-go. I love their burgers, and rave about them in Houston. The pizza and baklava is also very tasty! I am coming to see my Dad in 2 weeks and I will definately make sure to stop by and order my burger!|
|★ I was in a visit to DC when I made an order from this restaurant. The customer service was very poor. I called few minuets after placing my order to cancel the drink. The employee get angry and told me why would you do that ?!! no need to cancel it if you do not want to pay take it for free and he closed the phone in my face !!! An hour later they brought the food and charged me more than what he told me in the first time. I gave the driver the drink and told him I do not want it (even though I paid for it). He took it and charged me for it. I noticed them that I will complaint for the way they dealing with me. The driver start laughing and told me feel free to complaint. I called the restaurant back but they did not care for my complaint and the employee ended the call with close the phone in my face. I ended paying $17 for 2 single burgers !!!|
|★★★ Great halal food place...|
|★★★★★ We love this restaurant and ever since we have found this pizza joint out, no more veggie delight pizza. We go all out with the meat lovers pizza, which by the way is cheaper than the veggie at other american pizza places. Also, I get a kick taking my guests there and ordering Pepperoni topping and seeing puzzled look on their face... hahaha!|
|★★★★★ Great Halal food with good selection at a reasonable price.|
|★★★★★ aslam alikum |
it's cheap, the double cheeseburgers is really good, the wings with hot sauce are always good.
i disagree with NMA92017 the servers are very friendly
|★★★★★ Alhamdu lillah.The food was fantastic, so delicious,Home delivery was on time, food was nice & hot, the hot wings was soooooooo good|
|★ I am very disappointed with the service my husband and I received at the restaurant today! My husband ordered a sandwich which he hadnt had there before, and he did not like it. He told the server that he didn't like it and couldnt eat it, and requested a pizza instead. The server left the sandwich there and walked away. |
The pizza he ordered came back just as bad. I order the pizza there (for lunch) almost 2 times a week and ordered it today-- its a DEEP-dish pizza and that is how mine came out. However, is was very obvious they were upset about my husband not liking the sandwich based on the appearance of the pizza he ordered. It was basically a thin-crust pizza which was not even on a crust but more of a gyro-bread type of base. I was shocked...Ive never seen it look like that before, completely flat. When we went to pay, the server refused to remove the sandwich, which was literally untouched, from our bill. He offered to "microwave" the sandwich... how disgusting! I liked the food for the most part but the service we received is deplorable and I will never order from there again! Off to find a new halal place for lunch!
Lil Italian CafÃ© responds: Salam o Alikum we are very sorry to hear this, and i appreciate your comment so we can improve our business, i talked to the server and he was very sorry the reason he got you the pizza on pitta bread because pizza usally take 10 min to cook he didn't want you to wait again for that long.
you will get a free lunch or dinner when you visit us back just let the manager know we got free offer on zabihah.com
ask for Sajjid or Tahir
|★★★★★ I was here on friday night, with my family the food was really really delicious especially the Gyro and chicken wings are mouth watering.|
i would make another trip soon TO SUPPORT A MUSLIM BROTHER
FULLY HALAL MENU
|★★★★★ Came to this restaurant as it was in brochure during Pearls of the Quran retreat and I am so glad I did. The chipotle chicken sandwich was excellent. Highly reccomended.|
|★★★★★ Alhamdullilah, the food is great.. I went with a group of six people and each of us had a different meal, every one was heappy . My husband and I will definitely come again|
very good sajji chiken with ff
|★★★★★ Alhamdullilah, the food is great ,,I went with my my husband, and Mashallah, we were so impressed! I especially love the SAJJID CHICKEN AND CHEES, and CHICKEN WINGS, SWISS BURGER, AND BEEF GYRO, if u love ur dinner a little on the spicy side, just ask them to make it spicy, overall, its a great place to eat.|
|★★★★★ Asalaualaikum, moved from detroit, found this place. Owners are practicing muslims and have the best FOOD. Philly cheesestakes, swiss mushroom burger, and chicken burger, shrimp pasta with white sauce, chilli, meatballs, pizza everything is zabihah halal and it is realllllly delicious. I am not making this up. I went to so many places in VA and this by far was one of the best. They have authentic HALAL gyros too and the owners were so nice that I Would ask them to make me a GYRO sub and they would even tho its not on the menu. Usually comes in a pita and thats good too. Their chicekn steak and cheese was amazing as well. The prices are really good compared to everything else espeically b/c they are Halal. Also, the carrot cake is good. They make good mango milkshakes. I mean I love them, they are clean, no alcohol, they give discounts if you ask for one and they deliver. The pizzas are really good and calzones. Definitly support them! The owner will pray with you as well if its time to pray just ask they have prayer mats and everything.|
|★★★★★ This place is very good. We tried the Pizza and the mushroom swiss cheeseburger. Very tasty. They even have free refills on sodas! The owner is extremely friendly and nice. The place itself is extremely clean. next time I am in the area, I will definitely return.|
|★★★★★ I had lunch here recently, I was pretty impressed. It's a small cafe, but they have a wide variety of food available. I enjoyed the sandwich I ordered, which looked and tasted great.|
|★★★ We had lunch here recently, I didn’t find this place too exciting, I had Philly cheese stake sandwich it was good but not great, took out a chicken pizza, it was also good, but I found it to be little expensive.|
|★★★★★ I was visiting Va and wanted to eat something halal and I searched Zabihah.com and found lilitaliancafe and when i went there It was way beyond what I could have imagined. it was amazing and truly the best in halal cuisine. and the world renowned gyro pizza|
|★★★★★ SALAM GUYS....Great Food... yes the food is halal coz the staff showed us invoices of their meat purchase. The service and the authenticity of the food is excellent. Best in VA. Highly recommended.|
|★★★★★ The steak and cheese was great. Great service and clean place.|
|★★★★★ Excellent Food! The restaurant, tables, bathroom were all sparkling clean. I spoke with the owner - they are very nice people. They prepare all their meats and vegetables fresh. It's not sitting around premade. The food was excellent|
|★★★★★ The best steak and chees i have had in a very very long time, this is the excelent place where my family love's to come and enjoy the entire the halal menu,spinach and chicken filled pie (roll) and next best thing to steak cheeese |
|★★★★★ The Best Halal Fast Food and Pizza Place in area.Now they have HALAL Cheese Steaks,Chicken Cheese steaks. The price is very very cheap compared with other competitors who do not sell Halal Food.The best thing is that they deliver food within 3 miles radius free of charge which is fantastic.|
|★★★★★ Salaam to all. Just ate here. great food. Great ambience.. great owner.. We enjoyed everything we tried. my personal favorite was the grilll ck parm dinner sizzling... yummy. will be back again when in Cinti. highly recommend it!|
|★★★★★ Friendly staff. Food is above average to excellent (the items I tried). We ordered Philly Steak and gyros cheese burger and we enjoyed it a lot! Will go again and recommend others.|
|★★★★★ I was at this place couple weeks ago. I talked to the owner to check details of his meat product and found him very open, honest and careful about what he serves. I found everything Halal and food was great. I am a sub lover by all means and this would be my place for future. take out were so good even hours after. You have to try it yourself.|
|★★★★★ My family eats at this restaurant at least 2-3 times a month. The food is wonderful and the owner is so friendly and outgoing. The restaurant is always clean and orderly. Everything on the menu is delicious. My favorite is the speghatti with meat sauce. Almost any item on the menu can be made spicy :) Great place to go with the family.|
|★★ Although the potential is there. Sadly the food tasted bland and generic. cheesy garlic bread is nothing more than bread with a slice of cheese on top. I wanted to like this place, I really did. Maybe when they stop warming up chicken patties with sliced cheese I will.|
Lil Italian CafÃ© responds: Salam Alikum
we Have improved our gralic bread just because of your comment we appreciate it.
we and try again our gralic bread for free
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