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Aria Pizzeria & Bar
Aria Pizzeria & Bar

Aria Pizzeria & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ariapizzeria.com
  • Phone: (202) 312-1250
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:30AM - 9:00PM

    Friday: 11:30AM - 10:00PM

    Saturday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Pizzeria, American, Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View
  • Catering: Main Dining Room – 110 seated/200 standing
    Piazza Room -- 35 seated/50 standing
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please contact Dennis Burns (202) 391-8080 or burnsd@itcdc.com for all groups of 15 or more guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 13th & Pennsylvania Ave, NW
  • Public Transit: Metro: Federal Triangle
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in the Ronald Reagan Building/International Trade Center Garage. Parking is free after 5 PM.
A word from Aria Pizzeria & Bar
Join us at Aria Pizzeria & Bar, where we’re dishing-up all your favorites: handmade pizzas, panini, salads, wraps and baked pasta dishes. These crowd pleasers may be small on attitude, but they’re definitely big on flavor.

Complete with hi-def TVs, daily drink specials, live entertainment, and a laid-back atmosphere, Aria is a little slice of happiness in the heart of DC.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Food quality (except for pizza) was below national chains."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Convenient downtown restaurant with delicious sandwiches and salads. Pasta dishes are also good. portions small."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The food was delicious but the service was slow. While our adult entrees came oUT first, our children waited an additional 10 minutes for their food."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Your service was terrible. Waitresses were slow/rude. Kitchen got our order wrong (forgot chicken on salad) and then we were charged for the chicken on the bill anyway and offered no free dessert or anything. Took 10 minutes for them to resolve bill."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "The pizzas were good, although limited for a pizza place- there were about 6 options. The service was lousy. The waitress came to the tAble to take the order, drop off the food and get the bill. The pizza even slid from the metal stand to the floor because it was an old lopsided stand."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Lunch was good, though not exceptional, and the service was friendly. All in all, a great place for lunch."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I arrived at Aria at 6 PM on a Wednesday to find an almost empty interior restaurant, but pretty full outdoor seating. I was seated alone as my friend was meeting me at the restaurant. It took about 15 minutes before I got a glass of water (long enough for the hostess and another waitress to inquire if I'd been served at all yet), the food was lack luster Italian, and the food runner came to our table at least three times with food that was not ours. While the location and outdoor seating is great, as long as you aren't on the Happy Hour side, they can't overcome my poor service, or eating experience."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I have nothing bad to say about Aria, but I don't have anything good to say either. The food was ok, the service was ok, it was just ok. I won't go back because there are too many other better restaurant in the area."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Companion complained of noise inside so we sat outside, and it was hot and v noisy too due to loud music nearby. Also told by guy when I arrived they didn't have room inside for us, though I told him I booked. He seemed quizzical about my booking. Waitress was not attentive and I had to go inside chasing the bill."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Grab a seat outside (the patio is very well shaded in the afternoon / early evening), get a drink from the bar and enjoy the shaded outdoors with live music. That is Aria in a nutshell. The pizza is good. When they have the grill outside going, they have a more expanded menu. But this is a place to enjoy the outdoors. The bartender is always friendly and the atmosphere is always inviting."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We go regularly for lunch and it is pretty good. The menu gives you good choices and it has a good atmosphere. I believe the base time to go is at lunch time. Never been for dinner."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Horrible service is an understatement. Not welcoming from minute one. We had four different waiters, one wasn't assigned. Yellow lettuce and cold pizza. I didn't listen to the bad reviews, but you should!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This place wins the award for poor service. No one was friendly. No one was helpful. And, if you got someone to take your order, you wouldn't see them again for a long time. Sad because the food was really good."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "When we arrived, the hostess led us to a table that was being moved because a family of 6 didn't have quite enough room with the three tables (that could seat 4) they were currently using. We had to stand there and listen to the hostess, family, and server argue. There were plenty if other tables we could have sat in! By the time we got seated, we were both so grossed out by the situation we ordered drinks and then left."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This restaraunt while I didn't think it met my expectations, I would go back for another try. Location, ambience were great. Good place to relax after touring DC all morning. Service was less than desireable that day and food was good."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The staff was having a difficult time taking care of customers inside and on outdoor terrace. There were many bugs including flies on outdoor dining patio. The order came out incorrectly but the food was good quality. The garlic knots served with salad were not a good bread selection for them to be giving to customers. I would not go back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Sloppy service - main course arrived just after we'd started our starters then dirty dishes left on our table too long...men's loo was untidy."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Aria had great service when I visited & it was incredibly quick with bringing out our orders. Even after I had made an additional order once our food was delivered, they were to able to bring it out within 5 minutes. I was impressed with their speed. Also ample patio seating available."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Once again, we had a very nice lunch in the veranda; food was very good, service fast and not too noisy. This is really one of the best options around the National Mall. If you want to avoid the Smithsonian cafeterias or the McDonald at the Air&Space museum, have a nice lunch at Aria!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Still one of the best places close to the Smithsonian museum, in a very nice patio!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "we had theater tickets and about 30 minutes to eat. The server took our order and got our drinks and plates out quickly (mixture of sandwiches and entrees) Good feed for the portions and $."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I visited after work on a Wednesday, prior to going to the theatre and had the chance to take advantage of the $10 all you can eat Happy Hour special. Great deal!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Pros: In Reagan Center, they validate your parking, food was good Cons: Music up way to loud for people to talk with each other, limited menu, outdoor seating area was closed on the most perfect Spring day of the year, staff was more interested in closing early. This is our 2nd time prior to a Capitol Steps show. Staff performance consistent: OK service, OK pleasantries, makes excuses for issues as mngrs/kitchen fault. Menu seems limited for price point this venue is shooting for in terms of variety, quality, and presentation. I may be spending $13 on parking next time to patron one of the places across the street and not get validated. This place is probably great for lunch, but not for dinner on a special night out before a show."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Was busy and very loud at the bar. Alot of roudy people I guess from an after work crowd was there. Service was slow but staff was nice. Food was average nothing spectacular. Due to happy hour they ran out of better beers. I wouldn't bring children there at happy hour, even though there is a restaurant area, stiil have noise kids don't neef to hear. If you want bar scene with average food this is your place...just get there at start of happt hour if you want decent beer."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We were seated immediately for our reservation which was great. However, we waiting over 10 minutes just to be greeted by our waitress. Then, it was another 10 minutes for her to return to get our drink order. By then we were ready to order our meal as well. Our drinks took another 15 minutes to arrive, the meals we ordered took 40. The waitress checked on us only one time during that 40 minutes. Our plates were empty for a substantial amount of time and we had to seek out the waitress for our bill. Thankfully we had enough cash to settle up so we didn't have to wait any longer. 2 hours for a couple of panini's and chips is ridiculous!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I made a reservation for a group of 10 people. It was supposed to be a lunch for my team. Your wait staff rushed us out of the restaurant and basically stood over our table making us feel uncomfortable and as if we had to rush and finish our meal. Your restaurant was not filled to capacity and people were not waiting to be seating. I often treat my staff to lunch and, in the future, your restaurant will not be our place of choice because of the poor service we received."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Used to eat here several years ago and was disappointed with the changes. Much less attractive--more like the food court but on the plaza. still good pizza, though and thoughtful staff."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "For such a limited menu, Aria could do a better job on what it sends out of the kitchen. It's a convenient place if you're at Federal Triangle and don't want a full meal. Service at this venue (Aria and its predecessors) has never been good. It's adequate, if tardy; not particularly knowledgeable; amiable but not particularly friendly or welcoming. There is so much potential, particularly for happy hour and service. Oh well. I'll come back because it's right there."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Great place for lunch. Good service and good food."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We are vegans, so we were not expecting "great food" of that type at a pizza place. We were wonderfully surprised. The waitress was very attentive and the food was so good that we will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I go there because my office is in the building and the food is OK, but the music is always blasting. Every time we ask for it to be turned down, it doesn't happen."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I've been wanting to go to Aria for a while. My daughter, who shares a name with the restaurant, asked that we take her to Aria for her 10th birthday dinner. We got the the restaurant around 7pm. It was virtually empty. As previous reviewers commented the music was WAY TO LOUD! AND ANNOYING. it was impossible to maintain a conversation. Music was tired R&B. The service was awful - waited 20 minutes for a waiter only to be told to move to another section in the empty restaurant as our waiter went home. Food was mediocre at best. I would rather to Olive Garden or Sbarro. Do not go to Aria. I give it a couple of years before it's made into a McDonalds. It can't happen soon enough."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "This place should probably be considered more of a tourist place than anything else. The food was sub-par; the personal pizzas looked appetizing though all toppings slid off when people tried to eat a slice. The majority of people in my group had paninis. The paninis were comparable to microwaveable Hot Pockets. My biggest complaint, however, about the place was the service. The waitstaff was polite enough but it seriously took 35 minutes for us to get drinks and the waitstaff barely came over to our table. If a place was slammed, I could understand this but the place was very empty with only a few families around."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "This place enjoys one of the best locations in DC (largest patio, close to everything, feels European) but unfortunately food and service are mediocre at best. Inside place is dark and has so many TVs you can hardly enjoy time with family / friends. Once in the past my reservation was canceled without prior warning and I returned simple because of the location. What a mistake."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We've been to Aria before but sat outside - this was the first time eating indoors and the first thing we noticed was how loud the music was - which was fine because they were playing great 80s dance music! The food was good - our group ordered the pesto chicken Panini, chicken alfredo, meatball sandwich and a soup and salad combo - a little bit of everything. No complaints! We will likely come back because this restaurant is our go-to for pre-concert dinners. The restaurants around the Verizon Center are always packed and many don't take reservations. This is a nice gem away from the concert crowds if you don't mind walking a few blocks."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "All about location -- this is a perfect spot for tourists without high expectations. It was a score for us because we had ten people!"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "This is right next to work, so its very convenient. The service is fast and efficient! The food was excellent. Had the margharita pizza and it rocked!! We were celebrating a co workers promotion and waitress did not give us a hard time about splitting the bill! That's a plus."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "Wouldn't call this place fit for foodies but was a convenient place to grab a drink and bite before seeing the Capitol Steps in the same building. The weather was great, so we sat outside. Nice setting. Best of all, they validated parking, so the $13 fee became zero - score!!!"
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "The place was dead when we arrived for an early dinner on our way home from work and to meet friends from out-of town. It was a lovely evening to sit on the patio and watch people walk by. The food was good. We had sandwiches and paninis. Everyone was satisfied. The homemade potato chips appetizer were a highlight. Sprinkled with parmesan cheese, they were a delectable! We were even more pleased to have another mound served with our sandwiches."
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "Made a reservation for 3 for a business meeting. We arrived a bit early, but they were able to seat us immediately. The server was polite and attentive. The food arrived altogether and well displayed. The salads were very good. The chicken salad wrap came with a balsamic dressing that was very oily and abundant. It was very messy to eat and tasted of oil. It was more than just satisfactory, but not outstanding. The internal decor leaves a lot to be desired. They do have plenty of outdoor seating with wrought iron tables and chairs that are adequate to the function. The tables on the interior need a bit of update. Overall, it was a good experience for an occasional lunch."
    Dined on 9/25/2013