Floriana
Floriana

Floriana

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://florianarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2026675937
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Scott Perry
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact for information.
  • Private Party Contact: Rachel Tapper 2026675937

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Q Street
  • Public Transit: DC Metro-Red Line-Dupont Circle (Q Street exit)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is a parking garage on P Street between 16th & 17th Streets.
A word from Floriana
Floriana offers authentic Italian recipes with handmade pastas in the most comfortable of environments. Located in DC's Dupont Circle neighborhood, in a historic brick stone row house that has been converted into a cozy restaurant, but hasn't given up the feel of coming over to someones home for dinner. Offering a seasonal menu of fresh and local ingredients Floriana has developed a reputation for consistent, high quality, authentic, feel good dishes at a great value. Our pledge of superior service is matched only by our ability to make every guest feel welcome and comfortable when joining us for a DC dining experience.We pay special attention to every guest that chooses Floriana.
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Floriana reviews from OpenTable diners
233 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (179)great for outdoor dining (131)fit for foodies (129)romantic (122)special occasion (108)notable wine list (70)great for brunch (26)good for groups (19)great for lunch (17)vibrant bar scene (15)hot spot (13)scenic view (8)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (7)Show More
  • Food continues to improve
    LateandGreat
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The menu changes with the season and that's a plus. The only criticism is that the salad dressing for the arugula salad is too sweet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal (Except Desserts)
    Anlalu
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Dined here for the first time last Saturday. Loved the ambiance and service, and my entree (Gnocchi with Lamb) and bread were outstanding. The desserts, however, were a bit amateurish: the doughnuts were heavy and chewy and the tart crust was too thick and not flaky. Also, the Nutella filling could have been a bit more refined/lightened. That said, I would definitely go back, just not for dessert. This time, I'll make sure to plan enough time because the area is crowded and it is hard to park (no valet parking, not much street parking, and parking in garage is time-consuming).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We live down the street, and we are never disappointed with Floriana. Great homemade pasta plus a nice wine list.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfecto......
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We had great service and everything we ordered food/drink wise was delicious! Our server was delightful and very knowledgeable of the menu and history of the different wines and choices. The atmosphere was on the quieter side, but still full life and very relaxing to enjoy your meal with those around you without having to raise your voice. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Night Out!!!!!!!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This is what Italian food is supposed to taste like. While it's a very nice restaurant, the restaurant had a high chair and was very accommodating for my 2-year old daughter - the server mentioned that they can make anything for her that's not on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We went there for our last night visit in DC. They were friendly and we had a very pleasant evening. Our waiter was charming and professional, he gave us the feeling that he really care that you feel at home and that you like what you eat. But also the others and as a matter of fact each of the staff. My husband says that it is one of the best stakes that he had for a long time and I had rhe ravioli lobster that was wonderful. We did not share the desserts as each of us liked his own very much; tiramisu and chocolate tort.
    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, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another very satisfying meal!
    SwissMrs02VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    It has been nearly a year since I was last at Floriana, and it was still as amazing as ever. I was craving their braised short rib raviolis, but my disappointment was short lived after sharing 2 appetizers with my friends (Calamari Fritti and the Black Gnocchi with, Andoille Sausage, Rock Shrimp in a lobster sauce... both a pleasure to consume!) I had the pumpkin papperadelle with a spicy wild boar ragu. My dinner guests had Lasagna, Scallop & Shrimp Risotto and a Goat Cheese Agnolotti (mini raviolis) with Shrimp. We all had to share a bite and brag who had the best! The meal ended on a high note with a Nutella Tart, Pistachio Panna Cotta and Tiramisu. With 1/2 price wine on Sunday we splurged on a sumptuous Barolo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We stopped on a cold windy day for the brunch and we pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and the variety of the menu. The eggs benedict with salmon was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    ZachW
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Wonderful ambiance--in a small house converted to a restaurant. Wonderful food--I went there after just getting back from Florence, and I barely noticed the difference. Great spot in a wonderful location.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Truly excellent meal
    Joey
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We were very pleased this restaurant was recommended to us. Lovely converted townhouse and a superior menu. Best appetizers I've had in a very long time. Will definitely repeat the experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice find
    CCPGC
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A little twist on typical Italian fare. Different dishes with different flavors from the norm. All three dishes were diverse and delicious. Service was professional and unhurried. Good atmosphere both indoors and out. Will definitely return when in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Would definitely go back.
    MojoVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    They have a very nice selection of pastas on the menu, so if you are in a a noodle mood, I would highly recommend. Their gnocchi were some of the best ever. I had the black gnocchi with shrimp as an appetizer and was very pleased. The duck breast for dinner was also very good, although a little salty. The honey ice cream for desert was a winner. Everyone at our table had a great time, with great food and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Inattentive service tasty food
    Sweettooth
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our waiter was constantly at his other tables but rarely at ours, coffee arrived without the ordered dessert which we ended up canceling after waiting 20 minutes. Appetizer calamari was tasty as were the main dishes although our waiter did not describe the dishes accurately
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great food with an outdoor patio, although service was spotty at times, the food and setting more than made up for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Experience!
    PhillytomVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Our party consisted of 3 adults and two young children (6 & 8). Everything was perfect. Al of the staff did a wonderful job, and food exceeded expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Italian cuisine
    LaughingLion
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The autumn menu features a number of brilliantly executed pasta dishes. Everything we had was rich and flavorful without seeming too heavy. The place is a bit crowded, and it's not the cheapest restaurant in town, but it's a culinary treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice neighborhood place
    CairoJos
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everything was very nice for brunch; not much in the way of "extras" with the entrees, but food well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An absolute gem!
    Onthetown
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Tucked away in DuPont Circle this charming find offers absolutely delicious food coupled with friendly, knowledgable wait staff. The lasagna is the best I've ever had and the pumpkin pasta with wild boar sauce is equal to any you'd find in Italy. I ate at many fine restaurants in DC--this was my favorite and one I'd definitely go back to. Be sure to ask for Marco. He was great!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parking Difficult
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The restaurant is physically attractive but parking is very difficult. Food is okay but menu is short on selections. Deserts did not include the traditional Italian favorite cannoli.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Italian food
    ces1
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Located in an old row home in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Outdoor patio is popular but need to reserve ahead to get it. We were seated in a bay window and had a great time. Service was excellent. Food was superb. We had glasses of prosecco to drink. Best lasagna I've ever had. Black gnocchi appetizer was excellent. My wife enjoyed the duck breast and found it perfectly cooked and very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great romantic spot
    Ed1012
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    One of my favorite places for Italian in DC. Great location, excellent service and the food is unbelievable. A Traditional Italian lovers must eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Wait Staff created challenges
    LateandGreat
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I gave only a 'fair' to service. The wait staff was apparently new and a bit overwhelmed, requiring the manager to come onto the floor to assist. While that is forgivable, the few requests we made were never carried through. This is not business as usual for Floriana and we anticipate the challenges will be remedied. The food was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of the best finds in D.C.
    loveeatingout
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    A beautiful 1890's townhome located off the central part of Dupont. Everything from the atmosphere, to the service and especially the food was wonderful. We came in from Philadelphia last Saturday night to take my daughter and her friend out to dinner. Coming from Philadelphia and some notable restaurants with great food, we have come to find the DC restaurants "average." Floridana was WONDERFUL and we have already made recommendations to our friends in DC about this great find. I recommend it HIGHLY. The waiter (from Brooklyn which was a "plus!") was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PhyllisVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Lunch for 4 on a weekday was not as expected. I had lunch here several weeks prior and everything was wonderful, so I suggested this to our monthly lunch group. Service was good; however, 3 of the 4 entrees arrived at the table cold. Spaghetti Carbonara turned out to be egg noodles as did the fettucine w/broccoli. Disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better the second time around
    Djh89
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    This was my second time at Floriana. I got the duck breast, and it was one of the most flavorful duck plates I've had. The appetizers were stellar as well. I personally love this place; nice ambiance with the renovated rowhouse feel, intimate and a nice family or date spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great brunch!
    bullcitycocoVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was a little slow coming out, but really delicious and worth the brief wait. Bottomless mimosas had a good balance of bubbles to juice. Really enjoyed brunch here.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good service
    Jarrod
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Good food, good service and nice location. I came in with my brother for brunch and the place is busy inside and outside. Great Sept weather and we were lucky to get a nice table outside. The location can't be beat with nice looking vibrant people passing by.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Cabotom
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I had scallops and had to return them as they were too salty. The waiter, manager, and chef all tasted them and agreed. They gave me a new plate-same result. They apologized and did not charge me, to their credit. Tortino is a much better choice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding evening!
    DBks
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Went to Floriana at 7pm sat night with 3 friends, in town on a trip from NY. We were greeted warmly and seated right away. Our waiter, Ian made our evening special as well. We enjoyed all of our dishes, especially the Arugula and Fennel Salad and the Mussels. I had the Gnocci with lamb ragu, it was fabulous. Atmosphere is cozy-upscale, the building is from the 1890's. I booked this restaurant based on open table reviews and was so glad i did. My friends thanked me for choosing such a great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A DC gem
    DCdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Love this neighborhood restaurant with a great wine list, wonderful pastas and lovely city ambiance. One of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Reviewer
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    When we entered, we found the ambience charming. It went downhill from there. They were understaffed making service very slow and sporadic. The food was C- at best. It was so loud that it was difficult to have a conversation with the person across the table.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent
    Mjamo3
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food is phenomenal. Got the arancini, and the tortelloni mignon, gf got the butternut squash ravioli (zucca, I think they call it) Everything was fantastic. I also love the bread they serve with the little bowl of pesto spread. The prices are reasonable for the quality of food you are getting. The portions are the perfect size, any larger and I would eat more than I should because everything is so tasty I can't leave anything on the plate. No joke, I basically licked my plate clean. The service is solid, very knowledgable and friendly staff, available when you need them, but not coming by the table every 2 minutes to bug you. I think our server's name was Brynn. She was great. This is my go to Italian spot. Love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place
    FranciscoVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    So this was my second time to Floriana's restaurant, and have to admit, the first time was much more enjoyable. It was a busy night, so the service was slow to start with... and then they tried to rush me through the 2nd half of my meal (like it was my fault that it took them over 30 minutes to get my mussels appetizer to me, and then gave me all of 8 minutes to consume it before bringing my entree...). The chef was apparently a little heavy handed with the salt with my risotto too, which made me cringe a few times, although not as much as the patron who wore the whole bottle of after shave that was seated right next to me (which made me regret not asking to be seated outside).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!!
    TasterVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Had a great table outside. The food was fabulous and the service attentive without being intrusive. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistenly good and fresh
    Kat50VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great service, a little slow on the follow-up, but overall really good. The warm bread with the pesto/garlic spread was fantastic. I had the Shrimp/Scallop Risotto - great flavor - risotta could have used more seasoning and maybe cooked 1 more minute but it was good, creamy and fresh. The shrimp and scallops were very good. I also had the beet salad which was one of the better beet salads I had had in a while. The constant confusion about combining the wine deal (half price on Wednesday and Sundays) with any other deals gets very burdensome after hearing it explained several times. Yes! I would absolutely go back and YES! I would recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charming with good food
    Cliffsiders
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We went to Floriana at the recommendation of a former D.C. resident. It is set in the trendy DuPont Circle neighborhood and in a lovely old townhouse. The staff could not have been more welcoming and did their utmost to please us. The food was good, not great. My husband had a very good insalata caprese, with homemade mozzarella and heirloom tomatoes. His entree was their signature duck, which was sent back because it was too rare. The waiter and chef were very apologetic about this. I had the calamari, which were good,however I was not crazy about the sauce. A very large portion of risotto was made with shrimp and scallops and was very good. We drank an excellent Friuli by the glass.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    DouglasVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This restaurant is superb every time - the food, the service and the setting.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What changed?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We are regulars, and were very disappointed with our last experience. Patrons are typically treated like family, and the service we received seemed dismissive and nearly rude. All that being said, the food was still excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum
    Sherry
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Third time to dine at Floriana's and we love it. Wait staff always explains various options and are friendly. Staff timing is perfect, just enough attention but discrete
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Upholding a tradition
    BustersDad
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Floriana's has long been a favorite restaurant. In 10+ years of going there, I've never had a bad meal. It's consistently good, great service, and fairly priced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate