Arcuri
Arcuri

Arcuri

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://arcuridc.com/
  • Phone: (202) 827-8745
  • Hours of Operation:


    Brunch:

    Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm


    Lunch:

    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm


    Dinner:

    Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

    Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Richard Jones
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Catering available

    Anything on our menu is available for catering. If you want something different just ask, we are neighborly and Chef likes to cook!
  • Private Party Facilities: Book your private party @Arcuri

    Big Bar, 3 TV's and room for 100
  • Private Party Contact: Joe Chapman 2028278745x
  • Special Events: book your special event

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Calvert St. NW
  • Public Transit: Metrobus
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available + whole foods parking lot, CVS parking or Pearsons parking
A word from Arcuri
A casual, convivial neighborhood joint serving up American-Italian fare in the heart of Washington, DC's Glover Park.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Arcuri reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (14)good for groups (10)fit for foodies (8)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (6)great for outdoor dining (5)great for lunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (2)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Out of the advertised special at 6!
    gloverVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    6 of us had dinner at Arcuri last Saturday eve. We had all eaten in the same location over the years as the space evolved from Faccia Luna to Kavanaughs and now to Arcuri. The menu at Arcuri is small, but in all of our experience the food has been quite good. Roasted brussel sprouts and also meatballs were big favs in our group. The Arcuri salad - which is huge - is great also. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. However, all our salads and entrees arrived at virtually the same time. Not a huge deal, but rather inconvenient. Our big complaint though was that, when I ordered the delicious sounding sole special of the eve: lamb osso buco, the server reported back that they had no more - at 6pm! not good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • marioVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The soft scramble is something i would definitely order again and return to Arcuri to have! The beet salad was also delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful wait staff, great pizza
    UnchainedAdventuresVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Very cool vibe in the restaurant! It's tucked away with a 'patio' entry below the road level. Downstairs entry. The good selection is good but we opted for pizza. It was cheesy and delicious. Our waiter was attentive and helpful. We would go back when we're in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising character
    Krd64
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Really enjoyed the evening. I was worried at first because it's very unpretentious inside so looked ordinary, but the food was creative and very good, and our waiter was outstanding. I would go again for sure.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy Pizza
    KateInDCVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We're not good reviewers of Arcuri's menu because after falling for the pizza it's what we order whenever we go there. Good crust, good sauce and customized toppings make it one of our favorites for pizza, along with a bottle of wine>
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PastaBeaVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The Meat antipasto was delicious and very generous portion. Pasta dishes were very good. Gnocchi was light and sauced just right. We were surprised with the restaurant and will certainly be back .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great food. Our server, Maria, was incredibly helpful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Really good brunch. Excellent French toast and great service. Also very good value for the price!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arcuri for brunch
    marocmimi
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My friend and I ordered a specialty "D.O.C." pizza and shared a Meatball Grinder (a gourmet version of a meatball sub). We didn't wait too long and our waiter was nice but nothing extraordinary. Our food was great as usual. I love Arcuri!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprise
    ApexVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    It was our first visit to the neighborhood for a Whooley party next door. The food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 34 reviews are from the Arcuri reviews archive.
  • Good brunch spot.
    jmag90
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Came for the brunch deal through TravelZoo. Mimosas were plenty strong and pizzas were great especially for the price. Service was good as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spacious and Delicious!
    Courtstar8
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The restaurant was surprisingly spacious inside; we had made a reservation, but it was definitely not necessary. The patio looked lovely, but unfortunately it was too hot to sit outside! The food was perfectly cooked, proportioned, and seasoned. I had the ricotta gnocchi, and my boyfriend had the pasta bolognese. I would recommend both - I love gnocchi, but usually don't care for the ricotta variety as much as the potato kind -- but I could have eaten two plates! Also, try the special 1 yr anniversary lemoncello for a kick at the end of the meal! The only minus was a semi-strange smell that permiated the space -- a slight whiff of sewage. But it wasn't so strong as to dampen our appetities, and we quickly stopped noticing it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stick with the Pizza...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I have been to Arcuri a few times since it replaced Kavanagh's, and recently, my family went to dine out there, including my 10 month old niece. This spot is great for kids (there were many tables with children for dinner that night), but I would recommend sticking to ordering their pizza,which is very good. My mother ordered the basil risotto and it was not flavored with just a hint of basil but smothered in it, and my brother-in-law ordered the gnocchi which was good but a very small portion size. The pizza is 3 out of 4 stars, so I would go for pizza and not pasta. The swirl lemon berry limoncello was also tasty. Lastly, try the prosciutto pizza and ask them to go easy on the arugula. It is the best pizza I've had there to-date.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy Pizza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Went with my in-laws who were visiting from out of town. My mother-in-law recent broke her femur and uses a walker and wheelchair. The manager working was very helpful and accomodating to make sure she was comfortable. Meat plate was delicious and the pizzas were great (Quattro Formaggi, Italian Bacon, and Squash Blossom). I'm still thinking about them 2 days later. Friendly atmosphere with the World Cup games on. Will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Arcuri is the best!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We went for brunch. The staff is amazing! Everyone is so nice. They seem to know all of the customers and if someone new comes in, they get to know them. Very comfortable, relaxing and the food is great! Order a pizza with just about anything you could ask for or go for an entree. Prices are reasonable, staff worth it's weight in gold and a wonderful hidden gem in Glover Park.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian brunch
    Dinaholic
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    It seemed that their menu options were as vast, but they made up for it in service. The restaurant is definitely casual. Thank God I avoided my wedges sandals when I went because everyone was in t shirts. I thought it would be nicer but it is a good place for casual brunches. My partner and I tried bottomless mimosas with the 10'' Rozzo and D.O.C style pizza. The D.O.C seemed a little wet, which I did not really like, but it was tasty. Overall great service from John and will come back again if in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch experience
    MargieVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I had a TravelZoo offer for brunch at Acuri for $39 for two with our choice of entree & side or pizza plus unlimited bloody mary or mimosas. This was a great value. I'm not sure it would be at regular price unless you were really going to drink and then walk home, since we each just had two drinks. The food was great - Italian takes on breakfast such as scrambled eggs with polenta - was wonderfully creamy and flavorful and ricotta and lemon pancakes with blueberries. I've had the pizza on other visits and it is a good artisan pizza.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limoncello and Pizza!
    AmyBVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Nothing overly fancy...just a great spot, really delicious and fun. Innovative food options, plus traditional pizza, which can please everyone in your group. Kids too! The staff was great as well. We tried traditional limoncello, jalapeno limoncello and a frozen variety. All different, all house made and all yummy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pasta, pizza and limoncello!
    Winegirl512VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We enjoying eating here because the food is very approachable and For the chef and owners, this restaurant appears to be a labor of love. They are constantly fine tuning their handmade limoncello and menu items. We had a variety of items - pepperoni pizza, fried artichokes; the olive oil poached swordfish which was amazing and the spring pasta with bacon and peas. All very delicious and well priced. Their beer list is well honed and their wine list is moderately priced and contains many good picks - especially the Italian wines. This is great for families with young children (we saw many strollers parked out front), and later in the evening is a great bar for the twenty-thirty crowd with very friendly bar service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Evening
    wehadfun
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great place to go with kids. Pizza and spaghetti were very good. Service attentive but not over-done.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but could be better
    Hottie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Found arcuri on open table. Service and customer service was great. We had reservations and got seated right away. We went with brunch Buffett but disappointed that most of the food was cold not hot all all. They had the pizza next to the open door so that didn't taste so good. Overall the food tasted good but would like a little bit more variety. I would go again to give them another chance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Love this little gem in Glover Park. Great place to have some delicious pizza, a glass of wine, a nice cocktail or a pint of good beer. Very casual and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sseatsVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Tasty if a bit greasy pizza. Good lunch special includes pizza and salad. In-house-made limoncello is good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So.. So
    PennoulaVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We ordered the Cesar salad as an appetizer & when we got the salad and started eating, I noticed that the lettuce had started going bad. I pointed it to the waiter & he seemed indifferent about my comment and didn't offer to replace the salad with a fresh one. I had a couple of bites from the salad and more then half of it was not eaten. We were seated on a two top table & in the beginning everything was fine but half way through the meal, the servers started moving the tables behind me and setting them up to accommodate a large group of people. When they started seating people I kept getting pushed either my the patrons & the waiters. I am pregnant & all the pushing made me feel uncomfortable. We decided to leave without finishing our meal
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Visited with a small group from out of state. We were very pleased with decor and the ability to carry on a conversation through out the evening. Food was very good and served at the right time and temperature. We were very pleased with the experience.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • KateInDCVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We went for wine and pizza and the pizza crust was first rate -- puffy, light, wood fire flavor. We'll try some additional types of pie and different toppings on future visits. Server was knowledgeable about the menu.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A disappointment
    Johnny
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    After two excellent experiences at Arcuri, our last visit was really a letdown. Our pancakes were served cold (three diners), and service was very slow to all of us (table of 6). The waiters responded to the cold pancakes not by preparing new pancakes but by warming the old ones! In addition, the wait staff were barely cordial, hardly the response to their or the kitchen's failure. As the organizer of the event, I was very embarrassed by my praise of the restaurant beforehand compared to our actual experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun place with great food
    Johnny
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We've dined at Arcuri twice, first introduced during restaurant week. Both trips have been very satisfying. The food is excellent and fairly priced. The brunch menu is imaginative and wide-ranging. The service is friendly and attentive. A real find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    FilmmakertoWatchVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Hyped up by some glowing reviews given by friends, I popped over to this restaurant. The menu appeared to have changed from what had been originally described at this restaurant's opening. The service was good but the food was seriously meh....
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  • Fantastic pizza
    LoveItalian
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Arcuri is a great place for casual dining. We were a party of 6, ages 24-84, and there was something for everyone. Ordered pizza and meat board for appetizers. Delicious! The pasta entrees are great. I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 45 minutes late on seating, food ok
    ame123
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We weren't seated until 45 minutes after our reservation. 2 orders were incorrect. The food was just ok. nothing special. I will probably try it again, perhaps they were just really busy. But, I wasn't impressed. The bartender was great though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My friend was late showing
    SeanVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    My friend was late showing up for dinner, but the Arcuri staff were nice enough to seat me anyway. The server was also very understanding, since I'm sure he would have liked to turn the table quickly on a Friday night. The pizza was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lack of Consistency in Quality
    Pen2paper
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I treated my cousin to dinner at Acuri recently for several reasons: 1) Her birthday, 2) Acuri was close to both our homes & it was icy cold outside, 3) neither of us had tried Acuri yet & the reviews I read were decent. My roast chicken entree: tasty, attractively presented. However, my side dish, polenta, was barely warm, & too 'soupy.' My cousin's main dish, a pasta with duck was disappointing: very, very sparse, did not look appetizing, & was just okay. She was not thrilled with her dessert choice, either (mine was very good). On making the reservation I stated that the occasion was my cousin's birthday. No acknowledgement of that was ever made. Also, Acuri was extremely noisy, but I know that wouldn't bother everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for the neighborhood
    homerandflanders
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went here last-minute for Valentines Day. Our car was buried in snow, and buses were on snow routes, so we could only go places within walking distance. The service was great, with a very good waiter. The food was pretty good, we each had a pasta dish. Probably a little too pricy, but that's just par for the course I guess. Only problem was the ambience. They try to fit too many people, so it is very close quarters. I was constantly being accidentally bumped. Also makes it loud. The best thing about this place is its location. Very convenient for anyone living in Glover Park. It is probably not worth it for someone to trek across town for, but if you live nearby, then its a nice neighborhood option.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Neighborhood Place
    GoodFood
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We have a young child, so it is a nice place in the neighborhood that is very family friendly if you go for an early dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Pizza
    LinNYCVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Delicious pizza - especially loved the Gorgonzola. Also have a pretty good craft beer selection. Definitely a nice addition to the GP neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very yummy pizza, good salad.
    sseatsVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Very yummy pizza, good salad. Bread is recycled and dried out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great addition to the neighborhood
    porchnapperVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    I dined here with a party of 9 the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It was perfect. Those interested in football kept abreast of the games on the bar TVs; the rest of us were able to enjoy our meal without too much noise. The food was delicious and the service very nice and helpful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Bday dinner!
    GPdiner
    Dined on 11/18/2013
    Had a group of 8 for a birthday dinner on a Monday night. The service and food were great! And everyone was really nice. Great addition to Glover Park dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent Italian Food
    UKFoodiesVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Ate at Acuri with a friend for a last-minute Sunday supper. We arrived for an early table and the place was pretty dead, other than a family with small children at one table. However, as the evening progressed, the restaurant filled up more. We both shared a starter of meatballs and garlic bread, which were very good, although the sauce on the meatballs lacked seasoning. We then each had a bowl of pasta with chicken. The dishes were cooked well, but the cream sauce was very very heavy. I'd say this place is a decent enough Italian restaurant. Good for solid, sauce-heavy pastas and pizzas.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic