Finemondo
Finemondo

Finemondo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.finemondo.com/
  • Phone: 2027373100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Consuelo Molina
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The dining room has a cozy atmosphere with dark wood and glass panels. The restaurant seating is divided into four sections, offering private seating for large parties. The maximum seating in the main dining room is 120. A large private room accommodates 56 and a small private room seat 16. The bar lounge is very large and can seat 70, but can hold up to 130 standing.
  • Private Party Facilities: Finemondo is a restaurant with 4 distinct areas available for private dining and/or receptions. We have dining areas able to accommodate seated groups from as few as 4 to 130 and receptions up to 300 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Najib Khaldi 8886514805
  • Entertainment: Saturday Night Special - Every bottle on our wine list 25%OFF (select wines 50% OFF)
    Happy Hour Food and Drink Specials Monday - Friday, 5pm-7pm
    $5.00 Black Cherry Cosmo/Apple Cider Martini
    $3.50 Beer and Wines by the glass
  • Special Events: Finemondo's offers beautifuly decorated private and semi-private dining areas in an intimate and comfortable setting with a well equipped staff that is perfectly suited for all your event needs!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: F st between 13th St & 14th St N.W
  • Public Transit: Half block from Metro Center station(Exit 13st & Gst)
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Parking start at 5:00 p.m. $8.00 Dinner Only
A word from Finemondo
Finemondo features Italian Country Kitchen dining in a comfortable environment.Chef Savino Recine has "returned back to basics", with Italian flavors and a refined touch; dishes such as OssoBuco are among the results. Make sure not to miss homemade desserts, with selections such as il tiramisu and frutti di bosco.
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Finemondo reviews from OpenTable diners
2 reviews since June 4, 2014
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  • out of business
    leftieVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    you missed the fact that this restaurant closed, instead of notifying me
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  • It's NOT There!
    washungry
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Despite a confirmation email from OpenTable the day before our reservation,the restaurant WAS NOT THERE! Based of the construction going on, it had not been there for quite a while. Moreover, a week later, OpenTable still doesn't know that it's gone, despite me sending them a note telling them so.
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  • CLOSED - PLEASE REMOVE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED - YOU SHOULD REMOVE IT FROM YOUR RESERVATIONS SYSTEM!!!!
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  • Surprise!
    scotty
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Walked up to the restaurant to discover it has gone out of business!
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Restaurant was closed for renovations when we got there - hand printed sign in the window said "reopening soon"
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  • Great food Great Service
    Enzyme
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We came here after having the Harrington not be able to take a party of 8 with one being an 18 month old. It was a great choice. Our server was great and very knowledgeable. He gave great recommendations. The food was amazing. The wine was good. Overall this was a great place to eat and on another trip to DC I am very likely going to go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Dependable dining spot
    Skyprince
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The one thing about Finemondo, is that you know what to expect when you dine there. From the wait staff, to the quality of the food and the service, it is very dependable and you do not have to worry if it is your first lunch with a new boss or friend, or a group lunch for an important event. You cannot go wrong dining at Finemondo.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • arunVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    they were very acommadating and let us split the dish between to veggie options to make a complete entree.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upscale Italian
    Lynn
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I wanted typical red-sauce Italian food, you know, lasagna, ravioli, chicken parm, so when I read Finemondo's menu, it looked perfect. When the waiter took my order, I asked for the lasagna. We started with calamari, had a mixed-green salad and then the lasagna came. Hmmm... it didn't look like any lasagna I'd ever had. Where were the layers of pasta and cheese, with sauce in between. This was rather flat, like layers of crepes. Anyway, it was tasty, but not what I was expecting. A little too greasy. If you go there, know what you'll be getting - what I would call upscale Italian. P.S. my husband had the lamb shank and LOVED it.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good standby
    discriminating
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Finemondo serves consistently good food and has a wide selection of entrees. The service is attentive without being intrusive and the noise level is such that you can carry on a conversation with your dining companions without having to shout. This is a good spot for a business lunch.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Bad Service, Good Entrées
    Pugop
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My wife and I thought we'd give this place a chance even with the bad reviews. Unfortunately we had the same horrible service as described by many others. Huge delays and the server never came by. Food dropped off was not what we ordered so we had to send it back. Bread was cold and stale. I finished my beer in a few minutes and not once was I ever asked if I wanted another. The entrées were actually pretty good but everything else including the desert, appetizers were sub-par.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    It was a quick meal! We are in and out of there in less than 30 minutes. The staff was literally running through the restaurant (don't try to go to the bathroom, you may get run over). We never received any bread and had to ask for the bill. We sat, finished eating for about 10 minutes. The food was very average - nothing special.
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  • A Great Find
    PabloFanque
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The concierge at our hotel several blocks away sent us here, and we were so impressed the first time we came back again a week later. Food was exceptional both times, and the service was outstanding.
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    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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  • Finemondo is fine!
    kmcglohn
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We ate here recently before a theater show (the restaurant is within walking distance of both The Warner Theater and The National Theater) and enjoyed the food and wine. The only problem was our waiter who didn't listen carefully to my order and brought out Veal Parmesan rather than Veal Picatta and we didn't have time to re-order. We will definitely eat there again when in town.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    AriMVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I love this restaurant for its fresh and delicious dishes. The servers seem to take turns with tables and need to be more observant for diners on a time crunch during lunch.
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    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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  • The Good and the Bad
    IntelqubedVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    I love this place for lunch. I also hate this place for lunch. I will state that I come here because the food is really good. Regardless of what you order, the preparation is usually pretty good as it was on this visit. However, I do not believe that they have a system in place for ordering, waiting table, food delivery, etc. So we order two glasses of wine, an appetizer and lunch entrees. Well, our wine never arrived. Our appetizer did and was good. The original server never came back to check on us and the time between our appetizer and our entree was a little long to say the least. When he did finally come back to our table I mentioned that we never got our wine. He did apologize and was sincere. Of course, good entrees...
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    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I was very happy with the overall experience at Finemondo the food and service were great and the staff were very friendly.
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    Good for Groups, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ridiculously expensive!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    The restaurant is understaffed and the quality of the food is poor.
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  • Not leasurely
    Jeff
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    If you are in a rush, this is the place for you. If you are looking to enjoy a meal and convesation - this isn't for you. When we were seated, a waiter came by - - his first question was: "are you ready to order?" We had to ask about specials - we didn't even have our tap water yet. I ordered an appetizer just to give us a few minutes to look over the menu. No joke - the calamari came out in less than 2 minutes - that doesn't sound like "cooked-to-order". We then ordered our pasta dishes and again, in less than 5 minutes I had my pasta in front of me. Doesn't pasta take 12-15 minutes to cook? Too rushed for me. Food was good enough, but luke warm. If you are off to a show, and rushed, go here. if not, look elsewhere.
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  • Just ok but wouldn't go back...
    DConFoot
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We booked this restaurant because it was 3pm on a Saturday and couldn't get in anywhere else. The restaurant was quite busy and the surroundings were dated but not offensive. The service at the start was pretty good, they took our drink order right away and brought water. However, we had to ask for bread and then ask for butter which was too hard to spred. The food was pretty basic and bland -- what you might find at any strip mall italian restaurant. The servers were almost running around the restaurant from table to table which either says things are in chaos or they're trying to turn over the tables quickly. We did not stay for dessert or coffee as we just wanted to get out of there. Would not go back and wouldn't recommend.
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  • Disappointed
    Tastebud
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We spent two hours at Finemondo. Most of that time was spent being unserved and ignored. We could not understand why our needs were constantly overlooked. The menu included unique Italian food choices. The bread was "cool" and the dipping oil "bland". The entree was good. Others were also having concerns with the service. The people at the table behind us asked to speak with the manager. We should have seen the red flag when we noticed it was not busy on a Saturday night during the very popular Cherry Blossom Festival season. Unfortunately, we could see the large clock outside the entrance from our table - we watched the minutes tick by as we sat helpless & in-helped.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Lousy service; mostly decent food
    notbad
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Six of us anticipated a lovely evening meal on Saturday at Finemondo. While there were many occupied tables during our visit, there were also many empty tables, so I don't understand why the service was so abysmal. Perhaps it was because we were a group aged 50-80? They forgot my sister's wine. They brought my brother-in-law the wrong salad. My husband's meat was ice cold. They brought me the wrong meal and I waited 15 minutes for the correct one. They forgot one diner's dessert. It took our table doing the wave to even get the check. I mean, c'mon!, what was the deal?
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  • Best that we have discovered
    CarlVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    My wife and I have been visiting Finemondo for three years. We wandered in after hanging out at the cigar bar next door, and have made it our DC monthly date night restaurant. I have never tasted lasagna that comes noteworthingly close to Finemondo's spinach pasta lasagna. The mussels in marinara with Italian sausage is a pefect appetizer. We're already looking forward to next month's date night.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Dinner was fine, not outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Dinner was fine, not outstanding. If I found myself in the area frequently I might go once in awhile. However, I don't and there are so many places to experience, I will not make a special effort to go again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for location, but not great
    StuartNm
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We hadn't eaten at Finemondo for years. The location was convenient for our later show. The food was ok, but nothing to rave about. Great service, reasonable noise level.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Because of its high ranking on Open Table, I had expected to really enjoy this restaurant. What a disappointment!. The service was terrible After ordering drinks, my guest and I waited forever to be asked for our order. We both had the caprese which had so much pepper on it as to be barely edible. Both of our pasta dishes were cold and not particularly good. In fact, we both left half our meals on the plate. The restaurant itself was noisy and lacking in atmosphere. Needless to say, I will not return!!
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  • The tuna tartare appetizer
    SwitzerlandVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    The tuna tartare appetizer was one of the most outstanding dishes my wife and I have ever enjoyed. The salmon and mahi mahi entrees were both delicious and perfectly prepared. The service from Alexis was superb - the perfect degree of attentiveness without being intrusive. We had a fabulous dining experience!
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    JoeK
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner here prior to a show at the Warner Theatre, which is less than a block away. The food at Finemondo was unique and absolutely spectacular. The service was also top-notch. If we are ever in the area again we will certainly go again.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was delicious. The
    Mary
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The food was delicious. The service was good. However is was noisy.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot for theater goers
    AnnaR
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Good food, very convenient location, moderate prices. If you want to be able to carry on a convrrsation, you'll appreciate the reasonable noise levels, something hard to fing these days. They even gave a pre fixe , pre-theater special.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Innovative Italian cuisine
    Shri420
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    We found Finemondo's menu to offer a varied, and interesting range of Italian dishes, often with innovative twists that, we found, enhanced flavors and gave a fresh experience of '"old friends."We were there on a quiet ;mid-week evening, so comments on noise and service might need modification on a crowded night, but for us, it was an outstanding restaurant experience.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good selection
    LynnVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    This restaurant was a last minute find based on location. Went with client for lunch. Delicious! the pasta dishes were very good and great portion. The fish dish was also a great recommendation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • NRAFoodie
    NRAFoodie
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    My wife and I liked the atmosphere (romantic) the place was quite, even on a Sat eve it was only half full. The waIter was a little pretencious and tried to get a wine we liked could not get it right. Finally go the meal, INCREDABLE resoto!! Will take years to forget the great taste. They actually mix it in front of you IN a GIANT WHEEL of Parasian Riginiano cheese. Yes you read that right. IN THE WHEEL OF CHEESE. They scrape the cheese into the risoto....wow! If you like soft italian wine and great risoto, this is your place.
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    good for groups, romantic
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  • Fair Dining Experience
    kk5pennies
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The food was just okay. It was a huge restaurant and we went on a Friday night at 8:00PM and it was not even close to full or buzzing. We didn't think too much of it but then it took forever for our waiter to come to our table. They did give us free champagne because we had mentioned it was our anniversary so that was nice. None of our waiters spoke great English either so it was hard for them to describe the food we asked about. Overall it was just okay. Wouldn't go back if we visit DC again or recommend to people visiting there.
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  • Dining Experience
    GoodEats
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The Finemondo was a great dining experience. The service, food and ambience was superb. I look forward to dining there again.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Closed with No Notice or Update
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    We made a reservation and the restaurant accepted it. This was only 30 minutes prior to the time. We go over there and it was closed. I am sure it was for weather but they should have updated the website so we didn't go all the way over there to have to find this out. A rating had to be provided even though we were unable to eat there in order to submit this review, so one was selected.
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  • Lunch
    MandyMVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I had lunch here with a friend and ordered the grilled vegetable panino - which was excellent.
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    great for lunch
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  • Our Third visit to Finemondo
    maryo
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    When in Washington DC we have stayed close to this restaurant and have eaten there three times now. Each time the service has been wonderful, the food delicious and the atmosphere quite nice. Give it a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    AriMVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The flavors never cease to amaze me and I was glad to return. The back dining room allows you to forget you are in the bustle of DC. The food is clearly home made.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Resturant confirmed reservation
    Myself7
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Nice that you asked. Yes I made a reservation for Finemondo's in January and felt great when I received my confirmation on line. However, as myself and my two companions arrived for dinner at approximately 7:00 p.m. what were met with a Closed restaurant. It was President's day so I'm guessing that was the reason. So we went down to Old Ebbetts Grill, which was open. I guess I would have appreciated something coming back to me letting me know that Finemondos would be closed. So that was my experience.
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    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.