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Fiola Details

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


    Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday:5:30-11:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Fabio Trabocchi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Special Events & Promotions: For special events, please contact Maria at maria@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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "Definitely get the burrata and a pasta! Wonderful service as well."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The meal we enoyed here last Saturday night - our first visit - was probably the best single restaurant meal we've enjoyed in Washington in at least a decade. Ahi tuna carpaccio was wonderful - large chunks of tuna served over roasted tomatoes with yuzu sauce and small tart lemon segments that set off the fattiness of the tuna. Lobster ravioli was also memorable, with a flavorful reduction sauce and large pieces of tender claw meat alongside the ravioli purses. Both cod and branzino were moist and flavorful, each served with shellfish garnishes that complimented the fish. There is a well-curated wine list and those wines available by the glass include nice options. Service was outstanding. I look forward to dining at Fiola again soon."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I've had business lunches at Fiola before -- which were excellent -- but this time I took my wife for our anniversary. She loved it. The food, service, and ambiance couldn't have been better. The perfect dinner for a special evening."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We ordered tasting menu without wine pairing. Every dish was very tasty and the waitress explained each dishes very well. Their service was excellent."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Mostly older crowd; food (ahi, lobster, pappardelle) tended to justify the prices, though the drinks were not worth the cost. Probably would not return in the next couple of decades unless taking parents or hosting someone older."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Food rather disappointing. Restaurant very attractive and very attentive service."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We ate in 4 different fine dining establishments in D.C. during our visit. Fiola blew away all the others. True, it was the most expensive, but not prohibitively so. The menu was not the same ole Italian dishes, but some very inventive selections. I had a half of the fennel sausage ravioli--Fiola had a fancier name-- and just a simple grilled branzino that was a nice size portion. We split a salad that had a very nice lemon-oil dressing. The sommelier was young and knowledgeable particularly on the vast number of Italian wines available. He actually persuaded me from a more expensive bottle of Super Tuscan. I also had a glass of Barolo for $23 at the end. Very nicely done bar and dining rooms. Not stuffy. Enjoy this one. We will again!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "The food was very salty. Service was slow and unattentive."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "This was really good food but there seemed to be a battle with the waitstaff over who would be our server. In the end, we got the wrong guy. He would not shut up about the lobster pasta even after we declined several times. He actually acted offended that we did not want to order it and his last comment regarding the dish was simply "I can only suggest. I cannot make you order." And, we did actually order two of his other suggestions. I also thought the steak tartare needed salt and I don't think he liked that I requested some (though I was polite about it)."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Fantastic dining experience, great service, great food! Novel cuisine standard without the fuss!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We were expecting an A+ dining experience but it was only a B. The food was good but not great and it was very expensive. The wine was very good and the service was well above average. But for these prices the food should be outstanding and it just was not."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This is my favorite Italian restaurant in DC. The food is exceptional. I had burrata to start. The cheese itself was superb, but it comes with anchovies and I didn't realize that (I'm sure the menu mentioned it, but I obviously didn't read closely enough) and they colored the dish a bit. The agnolotti and the chocolate mousse dessert were incomparably good. Service is extremely attentive."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My grandfather owned 3 Italian restaurants in NYC and the food here was just as great. Service friendly and unobtrusive. Great romantic dinner."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I thought it was going to be a great night when the waitress was so knowledgable about the menu and the chef sent a free salad but that's all the good things I can say about the restaurant. The food was mediocre especially for the price that we paid. If the cost was half then it would be a great restaurant but for $55 for a steak I should be given a choice on how the steak is cooked and it should not be medium well! While my plate had a generous portion that was flavorful although over cooked, my wife's potatoe wrapped cod dish was sparse and left much to be desired."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Our dining experience was excellent. I had, and recommend, the lobster ravioli - it was one of the better dishes I've experienced in quite awhile. Well balanced, complimentary sauce - enjoyable dish. In addition to the food, I was impressed with the service - the staff was appropriately attentive, informed of the menu and wine selection, and engaging. The ambiance and vibe accommodates the evening business dinner to a couples evening out. Without hesitation, I recommend Fiola's."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "3 Years ago, I took my now Fiance to Fiola for our very first date. We made it a tradition every year since. This last visit was definitely tops. We did the tasting menu, and opted for the 5 course over the 6 course for no discernible reason. The kitchen must have known it was a special occasion, as they sent out the 6th course compliments. Thank you for making me look good. Each course was expertly timed, and delicately crafted to showcase each item. Our server was very attentive. As our initial cocktails drew close to finish, he asked about moving into wine, and presented the wine menu at a perfect interval between courses. For dessert, he sent a complimentary wine pairing and a scotch for Digestive. Phenomenal experience, as always."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Second visit, this time with lady friends for lunch. Everything was once again perfect, service friendly and accommodating, easy to talk, lobster ravioli was outstanding (this from someone who has a policy of never eating lobster outside of Maine, but this is well worth and exception. Go!!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I had lunch here the other day with a friend. The restaurant is very beautiful. Our food was delicious. Even my simple green salad was one of the best salads I have ever had. I ate every Bite of my pasta dish and practically licked the plate. The focaccia they bring to the table While you wait is good- one bite was delicious while the next was a bit salty. Not sure what Happened to our waiter as he disappeared at the end of our meal. He appeared to have many Tables. Finally got our coffees and the check. Luckily, we had the time for a long lunch and the meal Was so yummy we sat happy. However, he disappearance got close to being annoying."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Lovely atmosphere, sparkling clean, friendly hostess, professional and helpful waiter- he was very helpful when I wanted to eliminate the pork from my pasta. Service was well paced. The food was absolutely delicious. We will definitely return when we visit DC."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We randomly picked Fiola on a recent trip to Washington DC. We were pleasantly surprised with wonderful food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The food was nice. But it was pretty expensive and the serving sizes were not particularly large. The meals came with nothing... I thought it was a bit overpriced for what you got."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The menu teases with combinations that look wonderful which is why the tasting menu may be the way to go. The fruitte de mare and bordetto, preceded by the multicolor salad were simply amazing. Every bite was delicious. The wine list is extensive and pricey. Well, it's all pricey, but this is not a red tomato sauce and pasta ala Maggianno's experience. For a special occasion, this is a great choice."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Loved the lobster ravoli, and i don't even like lobster in particular"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I rarely eat Italian out (especially since D'Acqua closed), and this truly is an innovative Italian restaurant with a very creative menu and fresh products and tastes. In addition, a fantastic selection of Italian wines (even by the glass). Truly, a date, client meeting, any given occasion could be celebrated at Fiola...it is a welcomed addition to the D.C.-area..."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We are experienced diners and have been to Italy more than once, so what an insulting experience it was to be treated like amateurs by the waiter! He felt the need to explain every dish as if we didn't know the difference between spaghetti and pappardelle pasta. He even had the nerve to explain that their Italian Rosé wasn't sweet (as if we only drank White Zinfandel)! The food was good, but our table by the bar was too noisy be heard. That and an insulting waiter means we won't be back any time soon!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "So accomodating for birthday celebrations and large parties! We loved our time there and will be back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My husband and I are accustomed to having to make do in order to find vegetarian options at many restaurants. We've not had great success in asking for meat to be left of of dishes. Imagine our joy at being told that the kitchen at Fiola would prepare a vegetarian tasting menu for us. It was wonderful!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Fiola never disappoints. Our wait staff was energetic and knowledgeable and helped my guests make terrific choices including (of course) the lobster ravioli and steak tartare and tuna appetizers. Everyone raved throughout the meal, which was of no surprise to me, but important since one guest dines out constantly and has a discerning palate. We had an excellent meal and memorable evening."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We took our son to celebrate his match for a surgical residency. He is a foodie but had never been (med students don't have a lot of money). The food and service were outstanding, they did everything possible to make sure it was a special day for him. The food is simply wonderful, inventive but not far out. The service was attentive but stayed in the background. You really, really want to go to this restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This was my second time dining at Fiola and the experience exceeded my first visit (which was great.) Our server was attentive, engaging, and discreet. The food was top-notch. We started with oysters and prosciutto wrapped dates, both were outstanding. My wife thought the oysters with their limoncello dressing were the stars of the evening. Our mains were both cooked perfectly, the spaghetti and Spanish branzino. My favorite part of the meal was dessert, the bombolino with espresso gelato. I could have easily eaten three more orders. I can't wait to return."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Personal attention through entire dining experience. Unparalleled lobster ravioli. Every member of the group was carefully attended to including special requests. Exceptional dining overall."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Fiola is a no-fail, great food, great service, relaxing ambience restaurant for a client dinner, girl's night out or a romantic date. Fiola makes you feel special from the minute you walk in the door and they take your coat to the final moments of your unhurried meal. We had a mix of servers but Arturo was our main man and he has a big smile and knows the menu backward and forward. The plates are as lovely to look at as the food was to eat. During our meal, we saw a couple of groups head to a room in the back that looked like it could handle larger groups privately. Good to know for future office outings, client dinners or birthday celebrations."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We were fortunate to know that you can call ahead a few days to ask them to have lasagna, which we did. It is fantastic!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I had a wonderful time at Fiola. Terrific service, extensive wine menu, delicious food and wonderful service. Fiola is a great dining experience."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Fiola is perfect if you want to make sure the food and service are impeccable for a working lunch with clients or colleagues. Food is delicious and the service is prompt but not intrusive so conversation is not interrupted."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I recently went to Fiola to celebrate my engagement to my fiance. The staff was so great. They gave us a nice, quiet area to sit and the service could not have been better. They were incredibly generous and nice to us, giving us complimentary champagne and some dessert as a result of our special night. The food was outstanding - just the right amount, not too much, but plenty of food. I would recommend Fiola to anyone who is looking for quality service and great food."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Had my 1 yr anniversary dinner here, and it was wonderful. I requested a nice table for our special occasion, and they accommodated us, so we were very happy from the beginning of the evening. The service was impeccable, and the waiter explained the dishes very well. The food was very fresh and delicious… everything from our salad to desert. The lobster ravioli was devine!!! Definitely a place that we will return to again!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The ambiance and service was spot on -but the food is over priced for what you get. I had their lobster ravioli and thought it was way too buttery and did not care for it. The garden love salad was wonderful - not dressed too heavily - but again for $18 it is just over priced. Nice fancy restaurant - but food is overpriced for what you get. And - we come from San Francisco and Seattle - as a disclaimer."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We shared the ahi tuna tartar; luckily we did. The full serving was entire plate. The citrus flavor sauce was perfect on sashimi grade tune. My wife had the seafood brodetto and I had duo of veal ribeye and cheek. The veal was very good, but it came with heavy sauce. The seafood brodetto was better overall. We had the pistachio for dessert - excellent, do not skip. Overall good restaurant. I would come here again, but only on special occasion."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "From wine recommendations to dessert, everything about this meal was fun. The service was excellent. Very fresh seafood and delicious cheese, too!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014