Fiola
Fiola

Fiola

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.fioladc.com/
  • Phone: (202) 628-2888
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday- Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday 5:30-11:30pm, Saturday 5:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Fabio Trabocchi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: For special events, please contact Siobhan at siobhan@fioladc.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Entrance on Indiana Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is available at Fiola's entrance on Indiana Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets every evening Monday-Friday starting at 5:30 pm and Saturday starting at 5:00 pm for $8.
A word from Fiola
Fiola, Fabio Trabocchi's modern Italian Trattoria, features Italian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients from our farms and markets. The menu will change constantly focusing on seasonal ingredients.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Fiola reviews from OpenTable diners
334 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (239)special occasion (227)notable wine list (140)romantic (125)great for outdoor dining (81)great for lunch (61)hot spot (58)neighborhood gem (57)good for groups (46)vibrant bar scene (23)great for brunch (10)late-night find (9)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Viva Italiano
    stapelzVIP
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    Our first time in one of Fabio's concepts and we weren't disappointed. The oysters are in my top 2 all time as they were impeccable. The salad my girlfriend got is still being talked about today. The scallop risotto is addictive. The desserts weren't the best in town but still creative and tasty. Drinks were tasty and perfect pours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was amazing, and the service impeccable.
    PeeKay
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    We decided on Fiola to celebrate my husband's birthday. He lives Italian food and is a real foodie. We had an incredible meal and it was a wonderful experience. He loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    rsubs33
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    I ordered the Maria Menu, which was absolutely delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MilanoVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Impressive but extremely expensive - just be aware
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    Mark
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Fiola was one of the best (and most expensive) dinner's I've ever had. The food was top notch. I ordered the 6 course pre-fixed dinner menu and it didn't disappoint. My wife ordered of the a la carte and it was equally fantastic. Ambiance is a little lacking in my opinion--its a little stuffy--but the service and food make up for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Frequentdiner1VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Tried Fiola for the first time. I read the reviews and they were split. We were a party of four and we all had a wonderful meal. It is pricey but very good. Three in the party ordered a first course, I didn't, so of course I was tasting my husbands salad ( very good). The server brought me a complimentary size salad so I wouldn't have to reach over. Very nice gesture. Some of the reviews complained about the size of the lobster ravioli, one of our party ordered it. It may not have looked as substantial as some of the other selections but was very rich with two large pieces of lobster claw meat was a very nice dinner. I had the whole Dover sole. Delicious. The fish stew was also delicious. The party member that ordered the steak thought it was one of the best steaks he had ever had. The two desserts that were ordered were a bit small but tasty. The complimentary madeleines and small puffs were delicious and just enough for those of us that didn't want to order dessert. The wine list is expensive. We ordered one of the least expensive wines which was very good and not lacking in quality because of the it's place at the bottom end of the wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evening on Capitol Hill
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We had the 6 course tasting menu with wine pairing. The evening started off with a complimentary 7th course; butternut squash soup. OUTSTANDING!!!!!!! Ended up being the best course of the night. Overall we gave a grade of A- because a few of the courses flavor profile were a little off. However, the wine pairings were right on!!!! Will come back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • solid and pricey
    AnnEats
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I had thought this was my first time in the restaurant, but recognized it when I walked in because of the lovely chandeliers. It's very expensive, so we avoided the multiple course menus, but with some careful choosing we created a delicious meal for a high but not outrageous price. Everything we ate we liked - two wonderful pastas, two wonderful fish entrees, and an unusual and yummy brioche dessert. I'd highly recommend Fiola for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful lunch
    dc2014
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    The wait staff are very attentive and helpful with selections. We enjoyed the lunch and the extraordinary service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time dinner in Fiola
    2StarsBraboVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    It was very cold that night and I did not see any soup on the menu. I asked and they made me a delicious seafood soup. I asked for more broth and my request was honored. I had the lobster ravioli which I previously had at Fiola Mare. It is delicious. A few more pieces of ravioli would be appreciated to balance the lobster meat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive but worth it
    eatsaround
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    My mom and I went to Fiola's for a special lunch get-together and we were both very impressed. From being greeted at the door (and offered tea - that was VERY welcome on a cold day) to kindness of the staff, we have a fantastic experience all around. Another thing I really liked is people were not 'grouped' together; if someone else came in, they were seated elsewhere rather than right by us. I really appreciate that as I hate it how some restaurants try to keep everyone together, thus ensuring it gets loud and crowded in no time flat. The food was great and the wine list was huge. The staff were quick to assist and refill our glasses. The tab was hefty - hence, this is definitely for a special occasion - but I would absolutely recommend Fiola and I will be back myself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Celebrated a special birthday with a dear friend. Service and food were both excellent! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Phenomenal
    AllesKlarGRAFVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The food is great. The staff was great. The wine was amazing (a little pricey, though). Good for late night dining and special occasions. There was a group there that evening and they seemed to have great service and a happy experience...maybe a good spot for a group birthday dinner. Awesome. Definitely recommend Fiola. And the branzino...wow!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High-End Eats
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Wonderful food, excellent service. I never felt that I was part of a theatrical performance as is sometimes the case with high-end restaurants; our waiter was warm, helpful, and knowledgeable. His recommendations were terrific--we described what sort of wine we wanted, and he hit it on the nail. The superlative food--particularly the prosciutto-wrapped veal shank with truffle-mushroom pot pie--was presented beautifully, but unfussily. Plating of the extraordinary apple dessert (served to the table next to us, alas) was terrific. Smooth. Worth it for a big night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My wife and I went to Fiola for a special date night. We knew it was going to be expensive so we went all out. Our food was very good through the entire meal. The only downside being that the scallops they served my wife were borderline cold on the inside. However, the manager more than made up for it by comping our desert and giving me a complimentary splash of red wine to go along with my steak. Speaking of the steak, it was delicious but I kind of wish I would've tried something different. Overall, we were very happy with our decision. The food was great and the service was excellent. We will consider going again, but only for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    FoodCritico
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Overall our visit to Fiola was nice. Ordered a couple of appetizers, pasta dish, and entrees. All very tasty. Great wine selection too. Our only gripe was service being really slow. The larger groups at the restaurant seemed to be getting most of the attention. We were planning on having dessert but got tired of waiting for the waitress. So when she finally showed up, we just ordered the check.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Tables are very close together and make it hard to speak privately and get into the booths
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pricey but worth it
    RichmondFoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The food was absolutely terrific, everything from the salad to the pasta with veal ragu. The food is really worth the money, but I would have appreciated more wine options under $100/bottle - even with restaurant markup there's plenty of outstanding wines in the $50 range.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fannie
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The food was delicious. The service was wonderful. The restaurant is very good looking. When we arrived at 6:30 pm the noise level was fine. As the restaurant filled up it became more and more difficult for us to hear one another.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quite an Experience
    Mayoless
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We dined here last night, and since it was the first go-around, we each went with the tasting menu. The dishes were spectacularly presented and flavorful. And the service was first rate. Our favorite dish was the pheasant tortellini, but there was nothing served to us that was short of phenomenal. Wine pairings were also very thoughtful. Only complaint is the layout of the dining area. If you are a party of two, you will likely be packed into one of two very compact rows. Unfortunately, you can hear everything but the inner thoughts of those sitting next to you. It would be much better if the management would simply remove a table in each of the rows to give diners a little more space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hungryfox1
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Outstanding food, service and staff assistance. A most enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classy with good food
    Cica
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    sonetimes you go to a restaurant because of the ambience and the food dissapoints. Other times you just want nice food and forfeit the modern, classy, sleek look. In Fiola you do neither. The attention to detail in the simple and ellegant decor was just as appreciated as the beautifully presented mouth-watering pasta dish I had. My husband had fish and he said it was good as well. It isn't on the cheep side - dinner for four with a shared appetizer and two shared deserts cost around $80 per person. However i would definately recommend and go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Outstanding service and food. I can't recommend this establishment enough!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Italian
    CathJMoynVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great wine list, good service, lovely bar, delicious food. Just wish there was more range in the cocktail list - love to experiment with "signature" cocktails, but many (most?) choices were too sweet. We'll go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Perfect Lunch
    OT4youVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Fiola is fabulous!! Terrific house made pasta was delicious. Wonderful wine selection and amazing service. My new favorite!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • impressed by the friendly staff
    wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    we knew the food would be very good; however, we were also impressed by the very friendly and helpful staff, giving excellent advice and making the evening very enjoyable;
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I tried the six course dinner from the Chef's creations, and a nice bottle of red wine. Each one of the dishes was delicious and well presented, with a delicate balance of flavors, texture, and portion size. While the restaurant is definitely pricey, it is definitely worth it and one I will surely visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This is not your traditional red sauce Italian restaurant. The menu choices are all so enticing that it's hard to make a choice. All of our group chose the prix-fixe menu, with somewhat different choices, but none of us were disappointed. Wine list has some interesting values. As with many other restaurants, the noise level is a real impediment to conversation, and detracts from the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Culinary Home Run
    ArlingtonianVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Ambitious, creative, well-executed and beautiful plates. This is classic fine dining. The tasting menu presented one superb course after another, many with luxury products such as shave black truffles and foie gras. The cocktails are impeccably mixed and garnished and the wine list is impressive. Our server was knowledgable and patient and the pacing of the meal was perfect. All this is priced accordingly. This is a one-a-year splurge at most.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Would improve wine list but otherwise great place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fiola before Newseum
    GrahamaVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had after hour access to the Newseum and wanted a nearby spot to dine so we tried Fiola and found the food was excellent, the libations first rate, and the service attentive. Unfortunately it cost 3 times as much as comparable dining experiences so we cannot enthusiastically endorse it
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Great
    PWDCVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Every time I visit Fiola the service is terrific and the food, delicious.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food & service
    DCRuby
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great food and wonderful service. Nice menu variety and excellent quality. The lobster ravioli had a generous amount of lobster - delicious!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    RedBaronVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I've been to this restaurant a number of times for lunch and I've never been disappointed. The menu is creative without being unapproachable. The food is always quite beautifully presented and equally tasty. They usually have a prix fixe menu at lunch that is quite reasonable and often worth the try just to get a full sampling of every course from appetizer to dessert. The service is also quite attentive without being obsequious. Although only one of our party of four ordered the prix fixe menu, the waiter showed up with desserts for the rest of the table so that they wouldn't feel left out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • B-Day lunch for a friend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Brought a good friend for her birthday lunch last week; she has gluten and other food allergies and the staff/chef accommodated her dietary issues with ease and grace. My fish dish was the second best I've ever eaten; first was at Emeril's at NOLA. The lunch was absolutely delicious and my friend was thrilled to have been treated to such a wonderful lunch for her b-day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    It was a milestone birthday for my wife and we had a fabulous dinner. The food is great, service attentive, but not overbearing. We had a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upscale Italian Gem
    j0815VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Saturday was my first time dining at Fiola. We were celebrating my boyfriend's 31st birthday and I definitely walked away feeling like I'd picked the perfect restaurant for the occasion. Closest thing to authentic Italian food I've found in DC. Some highlights from the meal were the strip loin tartare, duck and donuts. I'm eager to try the lobster ravioli next time I dine there. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superlative in every way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Went for our 16th wedding anniversary and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. We both had the 6 course tasting menu and there wasn't a weak dish in the bunch. Especially phenomenal was the hamachi crudo, the tilefish and the veal ravioli. The service was excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Terp79VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Fiola was a 1st for us and definitely worthy of a repeat. We were running late after a show and the hostess referred our request for late seating to the owner/Chef who said it was not a problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fiesta Italiana
    Juanlo
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We went with friends and had an italian feast! We shared most of what we ordered, like being in Italy. The Amatriciana was "fantastica"!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.