Thompson Italian in Old Town could be getting new third-floor expansion

Bucatini Carbonara at Thompson Italian (image via Thompson Italian/Facebook)

If you’ve had trouble getting a spot at Thompson Italian in Old Town, you could be in luck soon.

The acclaimed Italian restaurant could be getting a new third-floor expansion pending approval of a special use permit.

Thompson Italian, a Falls Church restaurant, expanded into the former Hank’s Oyster Bar location at 1024 King Street back in 2022.

A new special use permit filed with the City of Alexandria asks to expand the seating in the restaurant to the third floor. The new arrangement would add 62 seats to the third floor, along with some interior renovations on the floor to open up the new seating area.

With 89 current seats in the restaurant, the new expansion would nearly double the restaurant’s capacity.

The restaurant is open Monday-Thursday from 5-9 p.m., on Friday and Saturday from 4:30-10 p.m. and Sunday from 4:30-9 p.m.

Image via Thompson Italian/Facebook