Fiola Mare
Fiola Mare

Fiola Mare

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.fiolamaredc.com/
  • Phone: 202-628-0065x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Fabio Trabocchi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: Please contact clarice@fioladc.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 31st Street and K Street NW, Entrance on 31st and the Waterfront
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking available Monday through Sunday from 5pm to midnight and Sunday from 11am to 2:30pm at our main entrance on 31st and the waterfront. $15.
A word from Fiola Mare
Fiola Mare offers world-class dining and hospitality complete with an enchanting view of the Potomac River. Evoking the seaside dining experience found along the coasts of Italy and the Mediterranean, Fiola Mare specializes in the freshest, most pristine seafood prepared with elegant simplicity through delicate and subtle additions of color, flavor and texture. Fiola Mare is a place to enjoy the highest quality fish and shellfish, paired with the finest hospitality and service in the city in a picturesque environment.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Fiola Mare reviews from OpenTable diners
572 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (422)special occasion (413)fit for foodies (387)great for outdoor dining (362)romantic (247)hot spot (220)notable wine list (212)great for lunch (123)vibrant bar scene (123)great for brunch (105)neighborhood gem (105)good for groups (75)late-night find (33)kid-friendly (18)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our waiter Antoine was amazing! Attentive without being overbearing. Loved his enthusiastic descriptions of the dishes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Fabulous
    PenmanshipVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    New carbonara pasta dish on the menu which is fabulous. Wonderfull tuna tartare and branzino. Grreat wait staff and the view remains the best restaurant view in the City.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the anniversary brunch expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Fiola Mare did not live up to my expectations when I had booked through Open Table. I had mentioned that it was our 39th wedding anniversary and would appreciate a water view. Nothing was set aside for us and with all of their help, we never even got a "happy anniversary" from anyone. There were lots of "servers" but we didn't feel the service was special. The food was expensive and the small portions tasty, but not a place I would choose again. They are located near the Potomac River in Georgetown, if you are lucky to enjoy the view, but there are other restaurants too.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive, but A+ for service
    epicurious47
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our server, Anton, couldn't have been more helpful, without going over the top. His recommendations were spot on. The food was very good and we'd go again for a special occasion but given the cost, not more often than that.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Seafood Restaurant in DC
    2StarsBraboVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I love this restaurant since it opened in Georgetown. The freshest seafood with the most exquisite cuisine. I treated my sister who was visiting from out of town to lunch and I chose a delicious, light (low calories) 3-course lunch menu which consisted of a green and beet salad, a poached char fish, and a light yogurt and fig dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and service!!!
    Vivg
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We had Chef's sampler with wine pairing and loved it!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as expected
    lyngirl
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    My husband had the pasta with pork belly and egg. The pork belly was all fat. We should have sent it back to the kitchen. I had the lobster roll. The side salad was very nice. The lobster roll was small and nothing special. The waiter was very good, but staff in charge of providing bread, a piece at time, and delivering the entrees to the right person, were not good. The deserts were very good and beautifully presented. All in all, $100 lunch with little to eat. Parking was a nightmare.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luncheon treat
    closeneighbor
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    My daughter and I had a marvelous experience for lunch. Everything was special and perfect. It was one of the best eating experiences we've had in DC. A bit expensive but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fast (Rushed) Food!
    FoodenthusiastVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Te food was really good, but courses were served so quickly that our hopes for a leisurely dinner found us departing 50 minutes after we were seated -- not what we expected in a fine restaurant. I understand that restaurant economics is all about turning tables, but this really detracted from the quality of the food and the dining experience. On the food, the olive poached cod was excellent. The scallops served atop pancakes were well prepared but less compelling. The Tuna carpaccio had great tuna but its subtle flavor was overwhelmed by the San Marzano tomatoes. Service was, as mentioned, rushed -- albeit efficient and attentive.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Soo Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    My husband and I celebrated out anniversary at Fiola Mare. The food was amazing! The oysters were excellent. I had the lobster ravioli, and now I'm afraid I won't be able to order lobster ravioli anywhere else, because this entree had chunks of lobster in the ravioli and part of the claw and tail on the side. I definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabio does it again!
    BacciVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Wonderful meal. My first time at Fiola Mare but a regular at Casa Luca and Fiola. I guess you can now refer to us as Fabio groupies. Chef Fabio's newest edition will certainly hit the Washingtonian Top 100 restaurant list. The menu provides a good selection for seafood lovers. The wait staff are very knowledgable. I ordered the smoke salmon...very generous portion for an appetizer. I enjoyed the Bronzino as my main and the Bon Bon for dessert was a perfect finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful and delicious
    1toughcritic
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Let's start with our one gripe, which is a compliment in disguise: The food is incredibly rich; we felt rolled in butter for a day-and-a-half. The spaghetti with clams was superb--plenty of plump, flavorful clams in perfectly cooked pasta with a perfectly balanced sauce, creamy yet sparked with a touch of acid from fresh tomatoes. The seafood grill, which arrives in a stunning copper gratin pan, was exquisite. From branzino to langoustines, each type of seafood was moist and succulent. The butter sauce was not to be denied. The deserts were imaginative and sinfully rich. Despite our late arrival, we received a warm welcome. The wait staff were expert--knowledgeable and accommodating without hovering. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ON THE NW WATERFRONT ...
    benjaminzz
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    FIOLA MARE - I REALLY LOVE THEE! FIOLA MARE is my new go-to spot. The decor reminds me of a place I used to visit in NY while I was in my late 20's (won't mention the name). It's such a relaxing yet top notch spot! The service is AMAZING. Food was stellar (had sea urchin for the first time in my life). The menu is AMAZING! Will definitely be returning very soon!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful evening
    RedxfanVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Ate here with 3 out of town friends and had a marvelous evening. The food was excellent, service was outstanding, and the wine list was very impressive. Valet parking and a great view too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Veggie
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Our $65 prix fix brunch on Sunday, 12 Oct was truly outstanding until we received the bill -- I was charged $5 extra for coffee. This was a very offensive finish to an otherwise enjoyable meal. You should not charge nondrinkers extra money for making responsible choices -- especially when coffee/tea is likely cheaper than bottomless alcohol-based drinks. I'd rather return to the $75 Four Seasons brunch which provides a larger variety of meal offerings and includes coffee, tea and fresh squeezed juices in addition to alcoholic beverages.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good choice
    AldoVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We really loved the food, service and ambiance. A memorable evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfection.
    LoloVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I have eaten at Fiola Mare several times now. The food and service has always been impeccable and it just seems to be getting better and better! I can't imagine a more perfect place to spend an evening in DC! Can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian Good - Seafood Terrible
    SeekingQualityVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My wife & I ate a late lunch at Fiola Mare, hoping to find a decent seafood restaurant in the DC area. Fiola Mare failed miserably. The Goat Cheese Tortellini was quite good but the Adriatic Seafood Brodetto was horrible. Mussels were dry and stringy; lobster & prawns were chewy & tasteless; sauce was bitter and failed to complement the seafood. The view was great and the wine - selected from a very limited half bottle & by-the-glass list - was good but very expensive. The DC restaurant reviewer praised the seafood and rated the restaurant as one of his "Top 10" - they must know him by sight and feed him different food from that served to other diners. We won't try Fiola Mare again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply the best
    GPVDinnerVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Just three words ... Love Fiola Mare. I can't simply imagine a better place in DC
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth every dollar for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I treat my friend every year for her birthday dinner. This time she suggested Fiola Mare, more high-end than my usual budget. The solution was lunch - fabulous. Amuse-bouche of squash soup; generous salad, wonderful bucatini (what she called a fantasy mac and cheese), tuna tartare, poached cod with quinoa and two raw (yes!) oysters, greek yoghurt with honey and marcona almonds, cappuccino, and a complimentary saturated grape sorbet. Glass of wine and mocktail. With generous tip, $115.00; a bargain. Professional, smooth and cordial service. Go there! One of the best lunches I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Impeccable
    stmay
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We could not have found a more artful and gracious food and service. Thank you so much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Setting the standard in DC
    BroadbrookVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Washington is characterized by many very good restaurants but few that are truly world class. Fiola Mare turns out exceptional Italian food, centered around delicious fish, from start to finish. Add to that a truly beautiful and peaceful location on the banks of the Potomac and you are a winning combination.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special night ruined
    Newyork2014VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The food was good but the service was unacceptable for a restaurant with such ambitions. I had called to request a window table as this was a special occasion but was left on hold for 15 minutes as the receptionist forgot about me. When we arrived, we did not get a good table. A window table opened up and we were told we could have it but another hostess walked by and claimed it. A third hostess snapped at us to go to our designated table. We were rushed through our meal. After appetizers, we had pasta courses and fish courses -- everything came out at the same time inexplicably. Wine glasses were left empty. Restaurants at this price point normally try to make an effort on service. This restaurant tried hard to show us we were not welcome.
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  • One of DC's Best
    WGL1VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Went for a special occassion and they did not disappoint - virtually perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Great food, service and ambiance. Maria the hostess and chef's wife was absolutely delightful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new gem
    FIOLAFAN
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The Trabocchi's new baby is a spacious, airy and beautiful restaurant, on the Georgetown waterfront, with a wonderful variety of seafood and many favorites from Fiola. The buccatani with prawns received rave reviews along with their trademark home made pistachio gelato i came to love at Fiola. Service was well timed: ready to help with questions, but not overbearing or pushy. The noise level is amazing, given the size of the restaurant: you can actually have a normal conversation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfection!
    FancyNancyVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and heard so many wonderful things about Fiola Mare, so we said"sounds like we cannot go wrong!" From the moment we walked in to the moment we got into the cab we were so taken care of, we felt like royals. The oyster's and Burrata were perfect. Oyster's were flavorful and creamy and the Burrata was a slice of heaven. I had the Lobster Ravioli-over the top fantastic! The pasta was so light and chunks of lobster were inside, on top of the pasta was half a lobster covered in the chive sauce, OMG! My husband had grilled Tuna and parsnips-loved it. Dessert was an olive oil cake topped with creme' Brûlée-amazing! We were treated to champagne by the restaurant-totally love this place! Will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My New Favorite Restaurant
    scoop
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Everything-- the food, the view, and the service -- was terrific, and we left feeling well-fed and well cared for. The Frutti di Mare tower was the highlight of a fabulous meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fiola mare was a disappointment
    cynthia
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We requested a quiet table which we got but we sacrificed ambience. They had one New Zealand Savignon blanc and it was $70 and was 2012 vintage which is too old and twice the price it should have been. the menu was very expensive and didn't have a lot on it that appealed to us (and we eat out every night). The maitre de was charming and tried to make it up to us but we won't be back.
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  • just wonderful
    HS61
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My 4th visit to Fiola Mare. Love this place. Food, service, locale, all great My favorite part this time was the dessert. Yoghurt panna cotta with fig/fall fruit compote and crunchy praline. Yumm!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't beat Fabio!
    McleanVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Too good to be true! Bravo Fabio for another excellent restaurant...Excellent service as usual. Every dish is an unusual delicious sauce and lovely decor...Love the bucatini prawn, seared scallop appetizer...lobster ravioli...excellent choice of fish! Raw oyster sooo good!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I do enjoy eating at very fine restaurants and the quality of your food is exceptional and the presentation great...I do however think the prices are excessive. I have eaten at Fialo Mare 3 times already and will contiue to come but only on special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner 3 Oct 14
    James
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Dinner Reservation was for my Fiancé and I to celebrate her birthday. The service and overall experience we had was definitely special and one that will be easily remembered. The mozzarella Salad, Lobster Ravioli, and Raspberry Lime cake were amazing. The wait staff were attentive and very enthusiastic about what they recommended when asked. Very classy and sophisticated without being stuffy. We very much look forward to visiting again every time we are in the DC area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner at fiola mare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We went with friends for a special occasion we were rewarded on every level,food,service were all first class it was pricey but worth it
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    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sublime dining!
    MarthaCritiqueVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Fiola Mare is my all-time favorite DC restaurant. The wine list and sommelier were superb on both counts. The food was extraordinary as was the service! Please go - you'll love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Dinner was excellent. Fiola Mare has quickly become one of the top restaurants in the Capitol region.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I had lunch with a friend of mine that I have not seen in years, so it took us forever to even look at the menu. There was never a point that we got rushed, even when they were obviously setting up for dinner already. Five star service! Amazing food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Sunflower
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    They did a wonderful job with gluten-free, and the food was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food, prices, and expectations.
    tjuana
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    When you're spending this kind of money for dining out, there are several requirements you would expect: 1) for the food to be superb - interesting and fresh ingredients that are perfectly prepared; 2) the servers should be not overly friendly nor snobby, but fully knowledgeable about the menu items and should help diners to choose the most appropriate dishes based on their tastes; and 3) the ambience should live up to the experience by conveying luxury and refinement. Fiola Mare met the first expectation easily. The food was excellent. But the other two requirements were not met. The servers were not well trained, not communicative and way too casual about their ordering mistakes. The ambience also was too casual for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous birthday lunch
    DcGeorgiaGalVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I was recently at Fiola Mare for a birthday lunch. the whole meal could not have been better - perfect weather, sitting outside on Patio, amazing and attentive service, great tuna carpaccio and crab salad. The birthday treat of concord grape gelato was incredible. Cant wait to return. A perfect experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate