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Floriana Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://florianarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (202) 667-5937
  • 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 (202) 667-5937

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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Once again, delicious food at Floriana. Great mussels and the scallops were delicious. Great hazelnut torte for dessert -- though the tiramisu did not hit the spot. Service was excellent and attentive. It was a bit warm upon our arrival and the owner and staff did all in their power to make us more comfortable -- successfully so."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The restaurant was perfect for a birthday dinner. Although another table was next to us, my date and I felt that we could talk. The service was good and the wine list was reasonable. I went on a night when the wine list was half price off. I highly recommend it that you go on this night (Wednesday). My friend got a note from the restaurant when the server found out it was her birthday...Nice touch. The food was good. Recommend the calamari."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My wife and I went here for dinner. The restaurant is set in a converted house so it is an intimate atmosphere with tables on two floors. We sat on the ground floor which was very quiet (with some soft piano music in the background) but became gradually louder as more guests showed up. The service was good, but slow. I think our server was fairly new so I expect things will be a bit smoother and prompter next time. Still, he knew the menu, including the wine list, and was very polite. There are several vegetarian options but few vegan ones. I ended up getting a vegan version of the Mushroom Risotto, which was good but not great. My salad was the same. My wife got mussels and a beef lasagna, which she thought were above average."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Floriana recently opened for lunch. Had a salad and lasagne for 15 bucks. Both were great!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Floriana provided the perfect atmosphere and dining experience for my birthday dinner last night. The ambiance is ideal for celebrations of all kinds, the food deliciously fresh and the servers attentive. If you dine in the lower level of the restaurant during spring or summer, prepare to be warm! The air tends to get a bit stuffy. Other than this the night was perfect."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Decent ambience. Waitress not very knowledgeable on Italian food, limited menu choices."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We recently moved to the area and finally decided to try Floriana. What a great experience! The wine list is amazing and has some excellent Super Tuscans. The calamari is fresh, the salad dressings are great and the lasagna is life altering good! Big portions, so come hungry! I can't wait to try everything on the menu because there are no mediocre options...everything is superb! The super cool chef even came out to talk! I can't wait to go again! As soon as I shake my hangover.... :o)"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Love getting there shortly after they open, easy to get a table! Love the freshness of the food. Love the calamari and the lasagna. All is great, attentive service."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Very decent brunch\lunch for a Sunday. The added bonus is that wine is 1/2 off for all bottles. I had the NY Strip and doughnuts and both were very good. My dining partner had eggs benedict and she enjoyed. The server, Maria, was very attentive and kept careful watch over us as we ate."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Another great experience at Floriana! The food, this time, was exceptional (pork and filet mignon). And the wine was perfect - thanks to the sage advice of Jamie who is primo in our book. Our last few times here were unexceptional, even slightly disappointing. This one revived our chances of returning yet again."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Hi , had a fab meal , my twin girls Where totally looked after , in every way possible .. Waiter was really great with kids ... I would defo recommand to anyone who wants to experience top food with or without kid .., TOP MARKS"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I should have been prepared but I wasn't expecting brunch. The brunch menu was interesting but I was disappointed not to find the regular menu. I chose this restaurant for my birthday lunch. We both had the argula salad and grilled cheese sandwich. The bread and the cheeses were delicious but the pieces of bread were quite thick, very crunchy, and therefore hard to eat. The service was excellent. We will definitely return again - in the evening!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food is great, service is superb, love sitting outside overlooking a great neighborhood. Great wines."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Get the lasagna it's great. The food is high quality and the bartender downstairs is great too."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "was a big hit with all. The fettucine with asparagus was an all time high for me. Service was perfect, the ambiance romantic."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Floriana has a great brunch! The salmon eggs benedict were delicious! The mimosas were plentiful and very refreshing, and the overall ambience was great. Definitely a must try!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have eaten here before but never checked out the basement bar before, we were delighted. The food as usual was great. The bar has a different vibe, very friendly, relaxed. We had a delicious meal, salmon was outstanding and the kale salad was delicious. If it is too warm to sit outside and you want a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, check out the bar!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food here is consistently and uniformly excellent!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Definitely our favorite neighborhood restaurant but you don't need to live in the neighborhood to enjoy it. It has a great patio from which to view the world go by while enjoying wonderful food and service."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "They accommodated the time change & guest #. We were a party of 6 there about 2 hours and are tab topped $300. Service was great, staff helpful and attentive. The Manager came by to ask if everything was satisfactory. We asked if that was his way to get us out the door - he laughed and said no, he would say "blah, blah" we laughed. However, as we were leaving one of our group overheard the manager say "I finally got them out". As we were the only party exiting - it's safe to say he was referring to us. It seemed an unnecessary comment as there were open tables & no one waiting. If going to comment, make sure the party has left. I wish I had been informed of a seating time limit before I arrived."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Have never dine here before. My husband is a frequent business visitor to DC and found this restaurant by accident as a Living Social deal. We had such a good meal the first time we returned on our last night in DC for a second tasting."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We ate outside on a glorious evening...so nice. Perfect for before theater. Food is good, not great."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The ambience and service were good but the food was lackluster from beginning to end. Bread and pesto: dull, tasteless. Appetizers: Eatable, that's all. Entree: Flavorless. We went here because it's close to Theatre J and got a Zagat rating of 24 for food. It was a mistake and we won't be going back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Floriana is clearly stepping up its game. From fantastic squid-ink gnocchi to sublime tiramisu, something has definitely changed for the better. The lasagne, in particular, is worth returning for. The cocktail list has also had a makeover."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Just moved into Logan circle. Love Floriana definitely a new favorite place to dine in the neighborhood. Roasted cauliflower, salmon, salad. All delicious!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We just enjoyed our second dinner at Floriana and it was as great this time as it was the first. The moment you walk in the door, you are greeted like a frequent and honored customer, even if it's your first visit. If you like a drink before dinner, the bar in the basement is comfortable and serves a wonderful variety of house specialty cocktails along with the standards and a great selection of wines by the glass. There isn't plenty of room between the tables, so you just have to go with it. Service is impeccable and generously staffed. The waiters know the menu and the (excellent) wine list, so don't hesitate to take their suggestions for ordering. Try ordering a couple of antipasti, pastas, and entrees and share around the table."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The emphasis is on classic Italian, not Italo-American, no heavy tomatoe sauces. A wonderfully manageable menu of well prepared dishes using seasonal goodies, fresh fish and fresh veggies. Ideal for foodies like us. An outstanding selection of wines with a good range of prices to suit any pocket and pallette. The service is exceptional, the maitre (Tommaso) makes sure everything is running smoothly with no glitches. Portions are very generous, not the recent pseudo-Asian bite sized portions; desserts are super."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our service was lovely but SLOW. Annoying because we made a point of telling our waitress that we had to be at THEATER J for a 7:30 curtain. Not sure if this was a kitchen or server issue but, we ended up cutting it a little close."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Enjoyed a great Sunday brunch sitting outside in the beautiful weather, admiring the good looking people walking by."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I made reservations here after researching numerous restaurants. My fiancé wanted a " real " italian meal. With some tweaks to the the traditional fare, this place did not disappoint . The food was excellent. We had the rice balls, aka, arancini,( amazing)calamari(great) lasagne and butternut squash ravioli(both wonderful). The patio was a nice place to sit except feeling at times looking for our waiter or help for a refill,etc. All in all, when the wait staff was around, they were attentive. The wine list was superb(and the 1/2 price on Sundays is a plus!) We did bring our fidgety preschooler who was uncomfortable on the outside dining chairs. Next visit( and there will be another) will probably be sans child. Good date spot!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We have been to Floriana many times and never had an issue until now. The main problem was the waitress. She was disengaged from the beginning. I could elaborate but it wouldn't matter. Suffice it to say that she didn't care. The assistant waiter was fantastic. Wished they switched rolls. The food was hit and miss. The arugula salad and bread were fantastic along with the mushroom risotto. A long time favorite, Tortolloni Mignon, was way off. It was cold, too saucy and the meat was flavorless. We plan to give them one more try and we hope they can turn around to be more consistent."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great food, nice presentation, excellent wine list, attentive service and a great neighborhood find."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food was wonderful and unique! I loved the wine, great selection! The staff were so incredibly kind and conversational. We had a sweet little table outside. We will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Having been very impressed with my first visit to Floriana, I brought a friend and was looking forward to dinner. From the moment we entered the restaurant, I was disappointed with the service. The server, who could best be described as unenthusiastic, was delayed in getting to the table. He showed little interest in interacting with us and when he gaffed the first beverage order, he acted as though it wasn't his responsibility. The restaurant ran out of pesto for the bread, and served it alone without suggesting other options. The food, when it arrived was good, but the poor service made this a disappointing experience."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Delicious food and half price wine nights. Always a fun evening."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "As always, our favorite neighborhood restaurant, but would qualify as anyone's favorite whether they lived close by or not. Great food with an Italian bent and wonderful service from knowledgeable but friendly wait staff. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The food and service were awesome. This goes to the top of my list for Italian restaurants in DC. The server even gave me his business card. Move over Filomena lol"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "My date and I dined on the patio and really enjoyed the ambiance. Inside was not as special, so I would recommend trying to get a table outside. The gnocchi appetizer was delightful, and the drink menu had some really interesting offerings (get the Gay Marriage for sure). The entrees were tasty and interesting. Overall a nice experience."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I was very delighted in having such an elegant dining experience prior to going to the theatre. A lot of pre-theatre meals feel rushed but not at Floriana. The menu selections were exceptional and were a gourmand's paradise. The staff were very attentive and worked well with each other in making sure that each detail was meticulously taken care of. I am eagerly anticipating another evening there. You can't go wrong with choosing Floriana for an evening out and for any reason from business, special occasion, pre-theatre or romance."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "As out of towners we really had no idea where to go, but found Floriana on Opentable. We were looking for a down-to-earth, good food kinda place and that's what we got at Floriana. Felt Italian when we walked in, food was great and service was perfect. Just what we were looking for. The neighborhood is a little 'different' but worth the trip. If you can catch a taxi there its better. We walked from metro and it took a good 5 minutes. Definitely recommend!!!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014