This is a very open ended question so any and all suggestions are welcomed.
My parents graciously and unexpectedly offered to sit our wee one tomorrow night so that my wife and I can get out for a nice dinner.
We'd like very much to stay local, Arlington, Alexandria, or Falls Church. Fairfax would work but nothing in DC; we don't want to deal w/ the evening traffic mess.
Originally we thought of Italian that's good but reasonably priced; however, that seems to be mutually exclusive in this area. We thought of Il Porto in Old Town but put the kibosh on that since I read it's affiliated with The Pines of Rome and anything starting w/ "The Pines of . . . " has always been a wretched experience.
Another place that occurred to me is Taverna Cretekou. Yes, not Italian but we've heard a lot of good things about it.