I recently went to DarlingtonI recently went to Darlington House for a work related lunch. Not only was the venue adorable, the service was great and the food was amazing. They make their own olive oil and it is absolutely delicious. The restaurant was busy, but I don't know if a reservation would be required. Even with a good amount of people, the noise level was low. Their homemade pasta was delicious and they were generous with the vegetables and salmon. I will definately be going back and recommend it to all!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSwell dinnerMet up with an old friend at Darlington House, upstairs in the dining room. It was my first time there since the place was Pizzeria Paradiso. The waitstaff were friendly and patient (we gabbed a lot). We weren't crazy boisterous, but were probably the loudest pair there. The food was wonderful. Mr friend got pasta with a spicy red sauce & was impressed. I had the burrata & a side of amazing garlic spinach. We both finished up with the donuts, which were out of this world. (I'm not typically a donut person, but wow.) The wine was pretty darn delicious, too. I'd go back time and again.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFabio Beggiato's DarlingtonFabio Beggiato's Darlington House is outstanding. The food, the service and the atmosphere are sensational6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWedding going on upstairs.Wedding going on upstairs. Thought the floor was going to cave in. Made experience a little uncomfortable.
Other than that would recommend.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best in WashingtonThe food is consistently superb and the service is top notch. This is the place to go when you want to show off the best of DC to your friends.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Italian in DupontA great find where the old Childe Harold was, I would recommend this to anyone looking for great house-made pasta and good simple Italian fare. The freshness and quality of the ingredients is this restaurant's outstanding food feature. The ambience is quiet and understated, a good place for a romantic meal.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have celebrated many aWe have celebrated many a number of Mother's Day and Father's Day celebrations at this restaurant.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food & ServiceMy fiancé and I recently dined here with out-of-town guests. All were pleasantly satisfied. I ordered the gnocchi, which was vibrant and flavorful. My fiancé ordered the shrimp linguine with lobster, a special. Our server, who I believe is the manager, was attentive and friendly. We are members of the WAMU membership program, which offers dining rewards at many local restaurants. The manager honored our two-for-one entreé discount without issue. I recommend Darlington House for special occasions, as it is a wonderful place to bring out-of-town guests to enjoy a flavorful Italian meal.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNice placeI took my boyfriend here for his birthday last night. We arrived for our 6:00 reservation and were seated right away. The atmosphere is nice and not overwhelming. The service was quick and attentive. I would go back if I were a bigger fan of Italian food.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOur party of 7 (includingOur party of 7 (including 3 kids) went to Darlington House for brunch. Ambiance was very cute, service was fine and the food was great. I ordered the farmers market omelet and thought it was excellent.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThey were hosting a weddingThey were hosting a wedding upstairs, so in was incredibly load. I thought the cealing was going to cave in. However, I have been before for brunch and its usually very quite.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI always feel welcome andI always feel welcome and well taken care of at Darlington House. The vibe is so different from the dark, yet enjoyable pub in the basement. More sophisticated, but still relaxed. The menu is big enough to appeal to almost anyone, but not overwhelming.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst and foremost the foodFirst and foremost the food was outstanding. My daughter who lived in Rome for three years said it was the best Italian food she has had in the two years since she has been back. We sat outside and the front of the tanning place next door was a stopping place for smokers Also, the waiter was not attentive and had to be asked twice for a refill of water and iced tea, neither served cold when finally delivered leading to third request. The food made up for all though, especially the homemade pasta served al dente, not mushy!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a large group for brunchWe had a large group for brunch on Sunday. Everyone in the group had a good time. The food was very good and the staff was very accommodating. Wouldn't hesitate to go back.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding evening with wonderfulOutstanding evening with wonderful food and great service...Fabio Beggiato is the best restraunteur in Waswhington, DC.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI went here with friends forI went here with friends for Easter Brunch. The service was friendly and most of the food was good. My friend had an issue with the rareness of her hamburger, but the staff quickly addressed the issue an brought her a correctly cooked burger. Perfect neighborhood spot for brunch.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely Easter Brunch!I went with a group of three friends on Easter Sunday for brunch. It was cold and I was traveling home that day, but the staff was able to check my coat and baggage during the meal. The french toast was fabulous! The only thing I wish was that there were bottomless mimosas! Would definitely come back here the next time I'm in town!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFabio Beggiato is the premierFabio Beggiato is the premier restaunteur in Washington, DC...bar none! Amy Bradywine is an exceptional chef and my meal was superb. Thank you!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb dinner and very attentive,Superb dinner and very attentive, friendly service.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant was very accommodatiThe restaurant was very accommodating to our group of 20 however we had to be divided into two seating locations to make it work (16+4). Overall space in the restaurant is tight in general but manageable. Brunch menu was great and had a wide selection to accommodate our group of meat eaters and vegietarians. The service was exceptional and overall wait time for the food order was on par with other locations that have large group orders. Very conveniet, especially during march madness, that there is a bar downstairs that can be accessed from the main dinning floor3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great Darlington House EveWe had another great dinner at Darlington House. The Branzino was very nicely prepared. The service was as friendly and attentive as ever. Ask for Renberto to be your waiter, and enjoy the view of DuPont Circle.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFabio Beggiato is, in my opinion,Fabio Beggiato is, in my opinion, the leading restauranteur in Washington, DC. He has consistently excellent food, served in a great environment, and he treats his customers like gold.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Italian FoodFood was very authentic Italian, creative and absolutely delicious! Main course portions should be a bit bigger. Overall, enjoyed our dining experience.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTheir pasta that's made in-houseTheir pasta that's made in-house was great and they even had gluten free homemade pasta which was great!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best of D.C.This restaurant is truly a gem. Service was impeccable, and the atmosphere is warm and inviting,like a cozy inn. Best of all, the food was divine, easily the best I have had in D.C., and I'm tough to please having lived in San Francisco and NYC. The chef is amazing and more than willing to accommodate individual preferences or diets. I'm vegan and it's tough eating out, but the wonderful side dishes -- sauteed spinach, lentils, sauteed mushrooms, roasted potatoes, and more -- made an entire meal for me. Another time she actually came upstairs to discuss pasta dishes, since I didn't see any vegan options. She made a special dish for me -- pasta w/ chard and tomato sauce, yum! I really can't say enough good things about this place!1/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFabio Beggiato is the realFabio Beggiato is the real deal. He is one of the finest chef's in the world.1/9/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent italian food andexcellent italian food and good wine list in a cozy setting. Parking is a challenge in this area of Dupont Circle but they offer valet parking.12/20/2012 12:00:00 AM