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Fiola
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Fiola Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • 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, 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 WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Overall, a great experience. Good and wine were excellent. Service was friendly and couteous but we were left too long after finishing the main course. We intended to order dessert but decided we should take the bill when we finally got the chance. If not for this relatively minor issue, I would have rated 5 across the board."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Great food. Wonderful service. Quiet outside dining. When they found out it was our anniversary, they sent us home with an order of ricotta donuts as a gift. We were treated exceptionally even though it was restaurant week."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Went for restaurant week. Menu was amazing. Had a nice mozzarella starter then beef tenderloin for mains and shared a fruits cake and chocolate sorbet with my bf. It was refreshing to see nice size portions. I'm not used to the large sized portions here in america, they really put me off my food. So this was a nice size well prepared and very tasty. Waiter was great too."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This was our second time to the restaurant and again we had a wonderful meal, this time using the restaurant week menu but there was no sense that we were "second class" for doing that. Our watier was attentive and helpful, impeccable service and the food, char for my husband, risotto for me, was out of this world (we really love the lobster ravioli) A terrific evening all the way around."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Friday night 7 PM, it was noisy. Excellent service, great food, extensive wine list. Our server made great recommendations, we enjoyed everything."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Dined during a restaurant week Friday evening, so some of my comments could be biased. The food was outstanding and the portions were not very small. The burrata was great and the beef tenderloin was tender and juicy (I ordered it medium and it was perfect). I wasn't really impressed by my friend's Arctic char, but she ordered it well done (that is not really the best). We took also a nice Sauvignon Blanc from the special list. However, the service was not on par. It seemed a bit rushed and they brought the bill even before we asked for it. I have also to agree with katers722 (we are also in our late 20s and we were too dressed more professionally than the average), since our server seemed to speak condescendingly to us sometimes."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Lunch at Fiola was great! The food was excellent, and the staff was very accommodating towards my special dietary needs. The outdoor dining patio is a beautiful spot in the heart of the city."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Ate lunch here for restaurant week. A+ experience, and I don't say that much in the DC area at all. Hostess was super friendly. I asked for an outdoor table and we got it. The one we sat at seats 6, but they happily let us have it. Our service was great too. Seems like a place where you'll know you'll be taken care of. Like they forgot to bring out a drink and comped it. Food was excellent, especially for restaurant week. It was my first time there for a meal, had been for happy hour, but I'll probably go back at least once for the extended RW. We tried all the dishes on the RW menu and loved everything. Everything was cooked right, flavors were right, and just such a good deal for RW."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "After hearing so much about the merits of this restaurant, we decided to visit Fiola on Restaurant Week and were not disappointed at all! The food was delicious, the ambiance was elegant but understated and the service was the best I can recall in years! A real pleasure to be there."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Everything at Fiola is outstanding. We had the RW lunch menu. Although there were only two choices for each course, it was creative and delicious. There is attention to every detail."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "It was a wonderful experience and I had the best pasta I have ever had. I highly recommend the Fiola"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "One of Fabio T.'s restaurants. Expect the best experience. Our waiter was excellent. The Restaurant week lunch menu was very limited but everything we had was done very well."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Outstanding RW lunch. Best gaspacho I ever had. Fish and sorbet were both outstanding."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "It was my first of hopefully many experiences at Fiola. The waitstaff was attentive and the delicious food was perfectly paced to get me back to work within the hour. I don't recommend the rosemary lemonade, however."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We had a very nice experience during the restaurant week there. The three course menu was quite nice, except of the dessert (that's why 4 stars). Also, the service was excellent. We enjoyed it!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Having been unable to get a regular reservation during the high season, we were happy to get one at the last minute during Restaurant Week. Their RW menu was fine ... a good introduction to the kitchen. But now I want to go back and try everything else on the menu. RW is often hectic and staff get burned out but we had great service. Only problem was the noise ... just a bit too loud for my taste."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I booked a reservation for fiola during restaurant week and overall felt a little disappointed in both the menu and definitely in service. Everything felt a little half assed. The food was delicious, don't get me wrong. My date and I really enjoyed it. It just wasn't exciting and didn't seem to come from their main menu at all, which I look forward to at restaurant week. Most unfortunately though, our service wasn't great, and I suspect bc we were restaurant week diners. Our waiter didn't check in with us for about 10-15 minutes after we sat. He was quick, flustered, and rushed in every interaction. Overall, fiola prepares delicious, detailed, awesome food. But my restaurant week experience was disappointing"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Every item I ordered was absolutely delicious and the waiter was attentive and knowledgeable about the entire menu. WIll Definitely recommend and go back soon!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the dinner there during restaurant week. Food was outstanding as well as really creative drinks. Our service was outstanding and we never wanted for anything. Would return on regular nights to eat really creative food."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Four of us ate early , outdoors and had a great evening. The food was good and the service outstanding."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We had a table for 7 for a special occasion, and our server was truly accommodating--including billing us separately! Waiting until we all were there--making adjustments in our orders--letting us take our time leaving--AND the food was superb! Highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Attentive hostess, however the server was not. Service was slow. We went for restaurant week and had a 1pm lunch reservation for two. We did not get seated until 1:15 and our first course did not come out until 1:45pm. We planned to be back to work by 2:15pm but were late."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Five star Italian in Washington! Fiola never fails to please at the very highest level. With fabulous food and European style wait staff Fiola is one of Washington's top three dining spots. Just delicious with a buzz!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I went with a group of friends for dinner and we enjoyed it so much we decided to make reservations for the following week as well. Everyone's cocktails and wine was wonderful and everyone loved everything we ordered -- there was nothing left on our plates! The staff didn't try to rush us either. Great place!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We went to Fiola for Restaurant week. If you only have one place to go this would be the restaurant I would make this your choice. The portions tend to be bigger than you except for an appetizer. All three of us had different appetizer, my burrrata was delicious and fresh I do not know if they make it in house or have it shipped in from Italy. Watermelon salad with tuna was really unique and so was the soup. I had the arctic Char and the rest of my table had the Tenderloin. Everything was so well prepared that . The Chef is amazing putting all these different flavors that were so interesting. I would strongly suggest this restaurant even if it not Restaurant week for that special meal"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "This restaurant had been recommended for its quality of food. We went for lunch during Washington Restaurant Week and we enjoyed everything about Fiola. The menu was excellent, with reasonable sized portions, unlike other restaurants during Washington Restaurant Week that offer you a cheaper menu. Service was excellent and the atmosphere was great. We will definitely come back!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I had a wonderful lunch with friends during Restaurant Week (August 2014). We all ordered off the Restaurant Week menu and the food was delicious and beautifully presented. Our server was very helpful and friendly, but not intrusive. My friend ordered a gin and tonic and it was the most gorgeous cocktail I have ever seen with citrus peels, pink peppercorns, a rosemary sprig and a cucumber ice cube that melted as the gin was pour over it. And it tasted divine! We sat outside on their sidewalk patio and it was perfect. This was my first time at Fiola, but my friends had been there before. We will definitely go again."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Fiola charmed us. We went for lunch during restaurant week prepared to be underwhelmed. We were very pleasantly surprised and delighted. Although there were only limited choices on the special menu we enjoyed each of our selections."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Went there for restaurant week and had a very energetic, nice waiter. My favorite thing I ate was not on the restaurant week menu- our waiter brought us something that was an "accident" - the dish with squid ink noodles and seafood. It was SO GOOD. If I come back, I'm getting that. My friend's icelandic char was pretty great, too. We chose outdoor seating because it was a nice day and I really like their outdoor tables- large wooden tables with no lack of space/elbow room and comfortable chairs. I can't speak too much for the inside, but it seemed nice and modern."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Disappointing - crowded table. Not the service of a fine establishment."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We loved everything - had the buffalo mozzarella, pasta, and the cantaloupe sorbet and the chocolate dessert. Perhaps our favorite Restaurant Week meal - EVER!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We went for restaurant week so maybe they did not serve their best dishes. The Burrata of Buffalo Mozzarella had a weird texture and I would not order it again. Beef tenderloin was delicious and I recommend ordering it medium and not medium well (dry). The Cioccolato was delicious but not out of this world. I would return to try their regular menu."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Restaurant week menu is very limited. But still a good deal for the excellent food and good service."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "FIOla's restaurant week menu is phenomenal: generous, diverse, delicious and not a bait and switch. Some restaurants have a restaurant week menu that is so narrow and unappealing that you order from the main menu--and feel you came under false pretenses. That is not the case with Fiola. Their menu was filled with food fit for foodies. They also had wonderful wines at special prices to accompany the dinners."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Visited during restaurant week. Menu selection was nice and I enjoyed the food and the service."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Waiter was either unhappy to be working restaurant week or unhappy to serve under-30s (though all professionals in business attire). Manager stopped by to congratulate us for drinking wine on a Monday over lunch--he was personable and made up slightly for the behavior of his waiter. Burrata was the only outstanding dish. Arctic char was delicate and moist but the garlic oily lemon flavor did not have much depth. My colleagues said the same about the pasta dish. Slushy canteloupe dessert was flavorful but needed something extra. Overall, fun to try one of DC's best restaurants but may need to come back for the non-restaurant week menu and dining experience."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "The restaurant is close to my office. Now I know, I will visit more often. Great Food."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "The two foreign speaking, among themselves, receptionists seated us in the bar area. Complained to the maitre d' who tried to explain that soon the bar area will be full. In truth there were 3 other guests seated before we finished. Ordered the Restaurant Week specials. The appetizer and desert were excellent. The preparation of the arctic char was not to our taste. My wife and I had trouble finishing the fish itself, the supplements we did not touch. Even if we were great fans of Maestro & Fiola Mare, this was our last visit to Fiola."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Our food was spectacular - amazingly fresh tuna carpaccio to start, lobster ravioli and steak for mains. The tuna was not only very fresh but the texture and cut were so well done that it integrated seamlessly with the summer tomatoes. We could easily have consumed several more portions. The lobster ravioli was mostly lobster in a savory broth, with the lobster perfectly cooked. Ribeye was done exactly as ordered and came with a side of cipollini onions and cherry tomatoes that was an excellent complement. The service was highly profesional and friendy, and the sommelier was very helpful and engaging. One of our favorites in DC for our "date nights"."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We were visiting DC, and this restaurant was recommended to us. The interior and decor are quite eclectic, but it all works. There are windows into the kitchen, but we weren't close enough to see any creating happening. I don't eat pork or shellfish, and the menu is full of both, so I asked our server if I could have some pasta with garlic and olive oil. He said "sure", and brought out pappardelle with garlic and oil. This dish was very tasty, as was the crusty bread with olive oil. We 4 ordered two bottles of wine to go along with our entrees. We were brought champagne to start our dinner, some gazpacho was served in between courses, and some cheese stuffed ravioli. Service was very attentive, and we had a memorable experience!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014