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Fiorella Italian Kitchen
Fiorella Italian Kitchen

Fiorella Italian Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fiorellapizzeria.com
  • Phone: (301) 839-1811
  • Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday: 11:30am – 10:00pm, Friday: 11:30am – 11:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am – 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am – 10:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Fiorella Italian Kitchen
Fiorella's appeal lies in our delicious food, natural warmth and effortless Italian charm. During spring and summer, the outdoor dining area creates a delightful al fresco experience; in the winter, the restaurant is a cozy retreat. And all year long we have wonderful views of the Potomac!
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Diner Reviews
  • "Ordered the chicken Fettucine Alfredo. Portion was a decent size, but it totally lacked flavor. The chicken tasted like plain boiled chicken with no seasoning at all. Cream sauce was also bland. Husband ordered the spaghetti and meatballs. He said it was average. We split a glass of sangria and that was actually delicious and was pleasantly surprised that it was not watered down. Did not try the pizza but it looked good. Seemed to be a popular choice. I would go back to try it. The prices seemed high, but everything at National Harbor to me is over priced for what you get. Don't mind paying for pricey food, but I expect it to be better than good to eat. Waiter was prompt and courteous. This was the second time eating there."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I guess what you are paying for at Fiorellas is the location, on the waterfront at National Harbor. The food is nice enough, but $10 for a three meatball appetizer and $22 for a personal Pizza is - frankly - overpriced, and don't get me started on the price of the drinks!!!!. Our server was a gem , very helpful and nice, but she couldn't even begin to compensate for the feeling that the value for the money was just horrible. My wife and I are retired and eat out a lot, especially at Italian restaurants, and so we have ample comparisons (e.g. one comparison would be Ozzie's the Great American restaurant at Fairfax corner). I don't mind paying more when the food is exceptional - but sadly this was not the case here."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The pizza is cooked in an oven built in Rome. So excellent. None this good since I was in Rome. Thin crust and cooked quickly. Yummy! Service a little spotty but the food well worth it. Open faced lasagne? Never heard of such but it was incredible. Can't wait to return next year."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We will probably not return to Fiorella. To begin, there was no silverware on our table and did not receive any until our food arrived and we had to ask for it. We did not get any bread for the table, and had to ask for that too (it was extremely delicious bread, so that was great!). They were out of all of the basic Italian dishes such as chicken parm and baked ziti. Two of our friends had to re-order twice because the restaurant was out of so many menu items. The pizza was very underwhelming and very expensive for what you got: it had sparse, lopsided toppings and had little flavor. Overall, we were disappointed and probably will not return to Fiorella given the large amount of dining options that are now available at the National Harbor."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "This place was way too expensive for the quality. I wouldn't go back. Might be one of the cheapest in the harbor, but the decor is cheap, food is mediocre, and prices are ridiculous."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This place has potential. The service was good. The food has potential but for the price paid it failed. The dough on my food was burned in some spots and under cooked in others. The interior of the restaurant was slightly dirty for 6pm. For example I shouldn't have to wipe crumbs off the seats before I sit down. Attention to details and more QC in the kitchen are needed."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "The Margherita pizza was just Ok, not really great. The Caesar salad was tasty and crisp. Our server had no clue about the wines offered and while she was pleasant, I did not get much of a vibe that she was excited about any of the food offerings. Kind of an odd atmosphere, trying to be homey like an Italian kitchen, but missed the mark."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Went with a friend and because of the rain in was quiet. A plus. The waiter took our orders delivered our food and we did not see him again until check time. The food was good but not GREAT. If your're hungry, it would satisfy. I had baked chicken alfredo, the chicken was bland but the sauce and homemade pasta made up for it. My friend had the open faced lasagne. It had 3 large meetballs, it was good. Over all not bad. I did not like the booths with the park like benches and seat cushions. and the table had the wrought iron legs and braces so I could not put my legs on my friend. LOL"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We went to have lunch before, when there were just three tables with people eating and we liked it. That is why we came back But this time, with a full restaurant the experience was diferent The music plus the bad acustic for all the people talking it made it so nosy that it was impossible to carry a conversation My daughter got burn in her arm with a plate that was extremelly hot The food was ok but not great The service slow"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great pizza! Fun to sit outside and watch the tourist. You can hear the music from the outdoor stadium and see the ferris wheel. The décor is nice and the place is very energetic. Portions are huge!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Thought this would be a nice place for dinner in National Harbor. Prices were high ($28 for lasagna? side salads no less than $10?), but we sucked it up and went anyway. The food tasted fine, but for that kind of money, you'd think you'd at least be getting a generous portion of food. Hardly! This place needs to rethink its customer service strategy: either lower prices or bulk up entrees."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food is absolutely incredible here. But the place is so busy that trying to dine there is a nightmare. 20+ minutes of begging at the bar, but the lone (and rude) female bartender refused to serve us. This was not a crowded bar scene - there were only 8 people, but the bartender was too overwhelmed with drink orders for tables to serve anyone actually seated at the bar. Our waiter later explained that is just how it goes when she is working. Once seated at our table, we had to get our own highchair, despite numerous requests to the hostess. We also had to get our own water because the waitstaff was too overwhelmed to bring us any. Management needs to hire more staff and fire the bartender."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I took my husband to Fiorella for his birthday. I recommended that he have the lasagna because it is so different from what we are used to and very good. I had the proscuitto calzone which was also very good. I also like the fact that they bring the tea in a carafe so you don't have to keep asking for refills."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Fiorella's at National Harbor offers a really nice alternative to the number of steak and fish (heavy, fancy and expensive) restaurants in the Nat. Harbor complex, and to the handful of fast-food choices. This is a nice middle ground. Caesar salad is excellent; the large bowl is more than enough for two to share. And the pizzas are awesome. We never had eggplant on a pizza before; very unique and good. Also their fennel sausage is just right. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Pasta dish was drowning in a cream source. Could not taste anything at all."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "My wife and I dined at Fiorella on Saturday, 17 May. Service was OK...our server was not very knowledgeable about the menu, to include descriptions of some of the more popular menu items. The food was OK...nothing special. We probably will not return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Pretty good food in the National Harbor area of DC. I thoroughly enjoy their unique take on Lasagna every time I go there. It's big enough to split with 2 people. Also try the fried mozzarella balls. Those are quite tasty. OVerall, kinda pricey - but other options in the neighborhood are higher priced."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I received service fit for royalty. We ate outside for my son Prynce 3rd birthday. Our server was Great!! I can't wait to come back. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Small restaurant ... limited seating. Definitely make a reservation if dining on the weekend. Menu isn't extensive but they cover all the basics. There were three in our party and everyone ordered a dish that included meatballs. The meatballs were fantastic ... a must-have if you make it to Fiorella! "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Ate here with the family, on a sunny Sunday evening, had a table inside with the family. Hard to give a review here as the experience was so mixed. The restaurant is a bit of canteen, noisy, although it wasn't full. The service was charming, friendly to the kids - but brought the wrong wine and it took 3 attempts for the server to get my wife's order down, with the server finally asking me what my wife wanted. The menu is a bit limited, no kids menu (a surprise given it's a pretty informal spot). We had calamari, which was excellent, the pizza seems to be the speciality and my wife enjoyed hers. There is a lot of food on the pasta plates, kids enjoyed sharing a chicken alfredo and my steak and pasta was fine."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The service and food here were excellent. The chef visited our table and was very accommodating to our needs. Thumbs up. It is worth your time to dine here if you visit the National Harbor."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I was at a conference located at National Harbor with friends and we were looking for restaurant options for lunch and dinner. Dinner at this restaurant was fun, relaxing, and tasty! We all had something different (Mahi Mahi special, Chicken Alfredo, and Margareta Pizza) and all of us were very happy with the quality and portions of food. Also, our waiter was very friendly and provided great service. We will definitely eat here again."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Limited menu. Nice selection of late read pizza, always a hit. Limited selections for the health conscious patron, and fish is overpriced and often under-cooked. In the heart of a tourist area, so it is often busy to the point of chaotic. Be sure to make your open table reservation. The staff has improved over time and is eager to please!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I went on a week night and sat at the bar and had friendly service. The menu is very limited and mostly it seems to be a pizza place. I ordered the spaghetti with meatballs and it was good, but not special. If you plan on being "online" or use a smart phone, forget it. The wifi must be in the office in the back as it flat out won't work. You also can't get any 4G/3G signal as the building is concrete or something. I don't mean slow signal/service. I mean NO service."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Overall fine. Food was good, not great. Ambiance was fine, a bit cramped and a bit noisy. Table was wobbly and there was no attempt at hiding the multiple wood screws drilled through the side of the table to hold the legs together. Service was fine. Really not worth the price, but not a lot of good options at the National Harbor. For conference attendees and folks staying at the hotels there, this is a fine option."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Love Fiorella Italian Kitchen! Our latest discovery is to sit by the oven & watch the masters at work! It is a well oiled machine when the food prep and cooking come together. They have everything timed so that it comes out together and is perfectly prepared. I tried the salmon and veggies and it was spectacular. My hubby had our regular Eggplant Parm pizza and it was wonderful as always. The other thing we tried for the first time was the cheesecake with cherries - it was the best cheesecake I have ever had and just melted in my mouth. Can't wait for summer so we can sit outside and watch the sunset...but then we will miss the food show. Hmmm...that will be a tough choice but we will always go to Fiorella's when we eat at National Harbor!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Had dinner at Fiorella with my family one weeknight. The service was good - the server was pretty knowledgeable of the food selection and pretty attentive to our needs. The food was great! Very flavorful and cooked well. I would say, if you do not eat pork (we don't), avoid anything with the meat sauce as that is made with both beef and pork. Overall, I think it was a good dinner, good atmosphere, and even with a pretty full area, it wasn't too loud."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Fiorella Italian Kitchen is a cute neighborhood restaurant which appeared to be a local favorite. I came early, but the restaurant quickly filled up. It had an energetic atmosphere with several large groups. My server, Shay, was knowledgeable and did a great job offering service and recommendations on the menu. I ordered their special combination pizza. It came on a cracker crust and instead of having all of the toppings mixed together, it had separate sections for each topping (e.g. peperoni, Italian sausage, etc.). The pizza was good but a bit dry. I would ask for extra sauce next time. The bread pudding I had for dessert was also unique and quite tasty. The check came with a fresh baked chocolate chip cookie which was a nice touch."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant a few times in the past and I do like it. Their service is good but it's not spectacular. However, their food is relatively good. Its great in the summer when you can sit outside."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great restaurant, very attentive staff, fun people and good food.. While National Harbor is out of the way for us, we wanted a good Italian place that had atmosphere and good food. While earlier reviews are somewhat negative, I noticed that more recent are very positive. I am not sure what has changed but we loved it, and will be going back. At the table we had the lasagna, chicken with pasta, and Pasta Florentine. While we all swore that we would be taking some home, based on the serving size, most of it disappeared at the table, it was just that good. The place does have some big tables, so if you have a group this could be a great place to go. On another note, it is all on a single floor, with no steps, so easily handicap accessible."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We went to Fiorella with my wife for Valentine, food was outstanding. The Margarita pizza is probably the best I've ever had, you should also try the calzone. The only downside is that they prepare their meat sauce with pork meat so we could not try the lasagna which is one of their specialty. There are a lot of people that don't eat pork meat for different reasons so the restaurant should give people the option of beef only sauce."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "From the time we walked in the door we were greeted with smiles and it continued with everyone we encountered. Everyone was friendly and on top of our every need. Our waitress was very personable and engaging. The LASAGNA is amaizing!!! Great Date Night place!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I read mixed reviews of this restaurant but was pleasantly surprised. It was very crowded due to large dance/cheer competition but food came out fast, manager/server were very nice, loved the free chocolate chip cookies they brought around. I thought prices were in line with other restaurants in the area. Would go back!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This is a great place with great service and great food. I wa so happy I found this place while visiting the area."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Expensive for the quality of food. Crowded, noisy and our server was also the bartender so service slow. The drink refill slow and his recommendations on portion size was not honest so he could incur a higher tip. For example the salad to share and the size of the pizza. The shrimp scampi & spaghetti and meatballs were just average. The bill was $175 no achohol & very disappointed. Wanted to go to Rosa Mexicano but it was booked should have known that this restaurant had availability for a reason..."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "After reading some of the reviews, I was hesitant to go here. I was very happy with our experience. The service was excellent, food was very good, we had salad bowl, lasagna and chicken alfredo. Nice bottle of wine and desert. Price was very reasonable. I would definitley recommend. Make sure you have reservation, this area is very busy on weekends. Without reservation wait can be 2 hours."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Met at the door by someone who evidently thoroughly enjoyed looking down on people and telling them there would be at least a 90 minute wait (make a reservation). We made a reservation for the next night, got in right away. The restaurant was LOUD and any type of ambiance was lost. Food arrived relatively quickly and was average, nothing out of the ordinary."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "They were out of a couple of items early in the evening. The server gave the incorrect info a couple of times. When questioned and pointed out his error by showing him the menu,he said he would check with the chef (like I was incorrect). He came back and said the chef apologized and offered to get me something else. At that point everyone else was finished eating. He did remove the item from the bill. Would recommend he get more/better training. Would not return."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "The food was good, and the restaurant ambience is nice. The service wasn't very good (just slow), but to be fair, it was Christmas Day and maybe they were short staffed. The food was very good."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "The average wait time for the restaurants at National Harbor was an hour. I logged onto Open Table and was able to slip into a reservation that was opening up in 15 mins. We got there within 5 mins of booking it from my phone app and our reservation was already there with the hostess! The table wasn't ready but we grabbed a drink from the bar and were sat shortly after (much less time than the avg hour wait going on). The server was prompt, friendly and efficient, great start! While waiting for our food the manager came over and said that they were on our orders in the kitchen and that a round of drinks was on them and dessert! I hadn't even realized yet that the food was late. I was impressed and the food was awesome and plentiful."
    Dined on 12/21/2013