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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Floriana reviews from OpenTable diners
260 reviews since May 18, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (180)great for outdoor dining (137)romantic (132)fit for foodies (127)special occasion (112)notable wine list (79)great for brunch (44)great for lunch (28)good for groups (24)vibrant bar scene (22)scenic view (19)hot spot (18)kid-friendly (17)late-night find (13)Show More
  • Excellent Find
    Alex
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I went to this place because I had a Livingsocial voucher for it. I brought a date and had a great time. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. Really the only complaint I had was the noise level, which was a bit high, but it is a small space and there were many people there on a Friday night at 8pm. My date is hard to please though and she spoke nothing but good things about the place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will Be Going Back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Took my new girlfriend and this was the perfect spot. We had the black gnocchi appetizer, shrimp goat cheese agnolotti, and the fettuccine and Chilean sea bass in lobster cream special. Each dish was excellent, and our waiter was extremely friendly. I give the place 5 stars! I most definitely recommend Floriana to all couples and families alike.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and atmosphere
    TomboVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We love Floriana and have come back often. The food is quite good, with a wide variety of Italian and Mediterranean selections. Not many vegetarian options, though. The staff have always been courteous, professional, and enthusiastic. If you can sit upstairs, try and get a seat looking out the window onto 17th street - or just sit on the patio outside if the weather is nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • European Flair
    HealthyFoodLOverVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    With its ambiance of a French or Italian bistro, Floriana is quite pleasant if you are not noise-averse. The sound level inside makes conversation impossible even at a corner table. At this visit, my companion and I had only appetizers, which were good but not great. At previous visits, we had entrées that were delectable. We'll do that again, outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Check the specials
    Denise
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Went to the same restaurant in July and had a sensational meal. When I went back in August the daily specials were disappointing. Our overall experience was good but there are days when the menu is brilliant Unfortunately this time I was really disappointed. My family loved it. The staff is friendly and very efficient. Still consider it one of the best restaurants at the shore!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Excellent food and service. Very clean. However, a few nats flying around and one support waiter confused on who to deliver the food to with only a few people in the restaurant. Very nice and quiet at the time we were there, around 6:00
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Floriana is one of my favorite restaurants and I had never been to their brunch. It was everything I had hoped for! The pumpkin/jalepeno beignets were out of this world!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Recommended
    deltatango
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I really enjoyed this restaurant. The environment was nice, the food was excellent, and it wasn't overly expensive. We will visit again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the drive in torrential rain!
    FoodieinKensington
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our meal was perfect, tasty and beautifully presented. Large group near our table for two was loud, but was still worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Terrific Neighborhood restaurant
    LovelyVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    They do a wonderful job on all accounts. The food is definitely well done.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun group dinner early friday night
    rahulbrVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Perfect spot for a group dinner friday night, had great food and company, restaurant was friendly and welcoming felt cozy. And desserts were stellar too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great combo of setting food service
    JohnnyJetVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The headline says it all; its just a really nice mix of everything you look for in a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italy in DC
    goodeatsVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Whenever I come to DC this is one of the must go to's for me. I love the variety of Italian Regional dishes. Sunday and Wednesday half off any bottle of wine is a deal you can't beat. Grat location in Dupont.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hit or Miss
    dinnerout
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    In all, the food was good but also expensive. I had the "Shrimp Cocktail" - Do NOT order it. It consisted of four medium/small sized shrimp, hot, over-seasoned, with a little chopped tomato on top. Definitely not worth the price. I also had the seafood Risotto, which was ok but could have used more seafood for what I was paying. Nice wine list and the waiter was good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodluver
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Service and food were certainly B+! We enjoyed the scallops and salmon dishes. I look forward to returning soon for a pasta dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy again!
    Julie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Had a great meal outside on a gorgeous night. Ian took great care of us and the food was yummy as usual!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group dinner
    vanessa317
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a group of old grad school buddies - ten people came and we had our own room, with amazing ambiance, service. I picked this restaurant quickly and I feel like I have never been happier with a restaurant for a group setting like that. Food was just delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food is outstanding
    Phyl
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We had the Mussels and then the three course meal and every bite was fabulous. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Italian
    JCS531
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The character of an old DC brick row house, good wine list, great food and friendly, efficient service and up to a casually elegant evening out. Try the Zuca ravioli - delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible service
    Traveling
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I took my girlfriend to this place after it was highly recommended by a friend. Upon arrival we were seated in the middle of the restaurant. Then we waited 10 mins before anyone came to take a drink order. Good was decent. Service was horrible. The guy was more worried about his social status than the guest. I asked several times for a drink refill. After we received our check the waiter dropped dirty dishes down my back and then thought it was funny!!! Never again will I spend 80 dollars for horrible service and to be treated rudely.
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  • Beautiful spot
    outtoomuch
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    What a pleasant surprise. The food at Floriana was as good as the lovely ambiance. The restored townhouse is quaint and cozy, a perfect date night. The food was above standard Italian fare- the arancini (riceballs) were top notch. Would definitely recommend to couples as well as families.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old standby has a new chef
    pragmaticgourmetVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    And a new vibe: host was welcoming and easy going. Our server was low key, self-deprecating, and always smiling. The host (one of the owners) explained that they'd extended restaurant week menu and would even accept our Living Social coupon if we took advantage of the $35 fixed price menu. We did, though I paid extra for the filet mignon (well worth it). The meal was fabulous--everything prepared and presented to perfection. The owner later explained that they'd hired a new chef about 6 months ago, which explained some of the menu changes. We're looking forward to our next dinner here, when we'll be sure to try at least one of the pasta dishes. We got a taste this time: The duck breast was accompanied by sweet potato gnocchi--delish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine Italian
    Judahman79
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    While there may be more notable Italian dining in the DC area, Floriana is one of the finest. The character of the venue sets the mood and the food is fresh and authentic. Wait staff are welcoming and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic evening
    BAeats
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Perfect for Romantic evenings or intimate groups; beautiful setting within a historic DC townhouse. Homemade pasta is just like in Italy. Desserts are only slightly above average.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant evening
    satine416VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had a very pleasant experience at this restaurant from start to finish. We actually managed to get seats outside so I did not see the interior, but the outdoor setup was adorable. Waiter was friendly but very professional. Really took care of us and attended to our needs, making sure the pace of the meal was leisurely rather than rushed so we could enjoy our time together. For food, I enjoyed the roasted cauliflower appetizer, which was complex and divine, and the squash ravioli, which had a nice balance between sweet and savory flavors. Good wines by the glass, as well, and interesting other menu items for the future. Worth a visit, and would gladly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great dinner
    BuckerVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food was fabulous as usual. Service was a bit off, slow actually, which is rarely the case there and I really didn't care for our waiter. He actually seemed to be avoiding us much of the time. Love dining out on the patio.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Yet
    Estragon
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Floriana -- noisy, less than spacious, and difficult to park close to -- lives and dies on the quality of its Italian food. Last Saturday the food was the best yet. Black gnocchi, mussels pomodoro, beet salad, sea scallops, strawberry-basil tart, and a special bottle of Pleiades red wine made for a very special, yet not overly expensive, Restaurant Week dinner. The current chef has been in the kitchen about six months; working with some menu staples and some of his own creations, he is excellent. The wine list has been expanded, although some of the best bottles cry out for expense account dining. The wait staff and manager were mostly new; they did their jobs with efficiency and style. Close-set tables encourage conversations nearby.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Eats
    DCbeachbum
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I always enjoy eating at Floriana and eat there often since I live in the neighborhood. The bread and pesto they serve while perusing the menu is delish. The menu is varied and interesting and they have a decent wine selection and cocktail list. Service is always prompt and attentive, but not invasive. Happy to have it in my neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week and Living Social!
    jseelke
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We initially went here because of a Living Social voucher. We were pleasantly surprised that we could use it with Restaurant Week. Overall the food was good (the corn soup, the caprese salad, two different pastas)...the service was great as well. The one knock on the Floriana that I would say is the price...even with the restaurant week deal and the voucher, we ended up paying $65 with tip. It would have been much more without the RW deal...I think it's a good place, but not sure I would go back without the extra deals...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrendous Service
    HungryEaterVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The food was delicious, but the service was awful. My friend arrived 25 minutes early and was seated. He wasn't offered any water, wine or bread. I arrived at the time of my reservation. I was seated and my friend and I sat at the table for ten minutes before our server came and asked if we wanted something to drink. I watched as the people at the table to my left and my right were served water, had their bread replenished and food served before anyone uttered a word to us. The night only got worse. The waiter was very inattentive and had no clue at how horrible his service was. The executive chef did come to our table to give us his card (so he could email us a recipe). Before we left, my friend told him how horrible the service was.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Why Restaurant Week is a Good Idea
    Omnivorious
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Florina is one of those places I've driven by a million times but never got around to eating at, so took a chance on restaurant week. I'd say the food was good, but not outstanding. A solid performance. The service was quite good, especially since they were packed for restaurant week. I'd certainly go again, and if you're in the neighborhood it's worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Visit
    WldTrvlBill
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Unlike many other DC spots, Floriana has no special pre-fixe menu during Restaurant Week. What a bonus. We got to chose a starter, entree and desert, all from the regular menu. (N.B. The Filet Mignon is extra!) If you like great Italian food, this is the place. The service was great and included visits from the Executive Chef. Wine choices are good and prices are right. While this is a neighborhood place, we traveled from Alexandria, to again sample the great food. We were not disappointed and shall return.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful Dinner at Floriana
    NaptownDiner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here last Friday evening. Although the outdoor seating looked tempting, we chose to eat indoors and had a nice table overlooking 17th Street. My husband ordered the tortolloni mignon and I had the duck breast. Both dishes were very good. Our server, Marco, was warm and attentive and he made great wine suggestions to go with our meals. The crowning touch of the evening was a delicious tiramisu to share and a lovely handwritten card on restaurant stationary, wishing us a happy anniversary. On the way out, the proprietor, Dino, thanked us for coming. We look forward to dining at Floriana again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food!
    acall
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My husband and I thought the food was great! The bread and pesto spread were yummy! The waiter was nice but seemed a little flustered. Tables were too small! But overall the food is what really counts and it was delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian food!
    pmjedwardsVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Went on a Wednesday, bottles of wine are half-priced, as is the case sunday. The food is well executed and nice, not over sized, portions. Service was ok, but all that meant was we had longer to enjoy the wine. Definitely will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday brunch
    JamieVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I went to Floriana this past Sunday to celebrate a friend's Birthday. We dined outside and had a fabulous brunch, as always. The ingredients in each of the dishes we ordered were fresh, and everything tasted delicious. The price points are fantastic, which is why I am a regular. Additionally, our waiter knew it was my friends birthday and treated him to a tiramisu on the house, AND a birthday card at the end of our meal. I've never seen a restaurant give a card with a dessert. My friend was so touched- it really made the whole experience special. Thanks to Floriana for always giving us great service, excellent food and wonderful memories. We will be back, soon and often!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loving night, eating outside
    ghs33ugaVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wife and I had a lovely evening in the outside seating area. It started with us grabbing a glass of wine at the bar downstairs, and then carrying it to our table when the seating was ready. The appetizer of the Arancini balls was plentiful and flavorful. 5 balls was a very substantial and welcome portion. For the meal, I enjoyed the Tortolloni Mignon. The ground tenderloin melted in your mouth, and the tomato cream sauce was the perfect accompaniment. My wife spoke very fondly of the Goat Cheese Agnolotti. The butter sauce for the dish was particularly wonderful according to her. All in all we had a wonderful evening, with tremendous service, at this neighborhood Italian spot. I would highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great place to go. Nice quiet evening outside on the patio made this an excellent birthday dinner. Would go next time in the city to visit.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we found it.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Went on Open Table and found this great restaurant when looking for dinner while visiting family in DC. Price seemed typical, loved the setting, waiter was terrific and food was delicious. What more do you need? Highly recommend you give it a try.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Date Night Eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Great little quaint, romantic, delicious rowhouse turned Italian restaurant in DuPont that is well worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate