Sat outside on a beautifulSat outside on a beautiful evening. Wine and food both good as well as service5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMVery pleasant...attentiveVery pleasant...attentive service from bartender, waiter, and maitre d/manager(?). Not stuffy...relaxed but respectful.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMgood menu, good foodAll the food until the desert was very good. We tried the tiramisu, cheese cake, and chocolate mousse, and none of them was as good as the food we had.
I would also prefer Adriano Celentano or Paolo Conti as music and more selection of Italian wines.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSome of the best italian in DCIt's been around for a decade plus, but Floriana can still compete with the high-end Italian restaurants in the city. My wife and I recently ate dinner at Fiola and then were able to come to Floriana for the first time not much later. With the advantage of short time in between to compare, Floriana was much better. The pasta was better cooked and the sauces more flavorful. We didn't eat any of the non-pasta entrees, but just comparing the pastas Floriana wins hands down. Combine that with the incredibly pesto for the bread and Floriana is simply a incredibly well-executed fine Italian dining establishment. We will be back time and time again!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was mostly very good.Food was mostly very good. Love the ambiance when the place isn't too crowded and loud inside.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific place, excellent serviceThis was the second time we were at Floriana's. But this time we took advantage of the Wednesday half-price wines promotion. Great deal and wonderful wines! The food was again really excellent (although the tuna, while ample and succulent, needs a better more tasty accompaniment: it is like tuna sitting in grass). A real highlight was our server (Barrett) who was charming, unintrusive, savvy and made very good suggestions. He's a winner! Suggestion: after two visits, and having chosen the things most attractive on the menu, it might be wise, to continue to attract us, to have a series of specials for returnees like us. This way, we might not run out of things to taste and enjoy. Great place.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMour second visit, were notour second visit, were not disappointed, the food is supurb! Great wine list, the servers our were very helpful, we sat outside, a great patio area. Would highly recommend this place.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely food, Outstanding serviceI chose Floriana because of the menu, and I'll return again and again for the outstanding and personable service. The meal was lovely and delicious from the welcoming Prosseco to dessert. Our server offered excellent recommendations, and was attentive without being intrusive. I'll very gladly add Floriana to my personal recommendations list! Thank you for a wonderful evening!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter two yrs in dc finally triedExcellent birthday dinner! Will be coming back many times in the near future.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic neighbourhood joint.Fantastic neighbourhood joint.
I go often, the service is great, I just wish the menu were changed more often, I would go more.
But if I want gnocchi, this is where I go.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy!!Delicious!! Lasagna is melt in your mouth amazing!! The new bartender Barrett is a great addition to this notable neighborhood gem ; )4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Italian Food in DC!Best Italian food in DC! Everything is delicious and the service is amazing. Everything is also very reasonably priced.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently outstanding serviceConsistently outstanding service and delicious food, always a lovely place to enjoy a meal by a fire in a cozy atmosphere. And, they just added a number of new vegetarian dishes for spring!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFloriana is reliably outstanding.Floriana is reliably outstanding. The menu doesn't change much, which is good, because everything is rich and delicious and worthy of being enjoyed again and again. The service is always professional -- attentive and understated. On this particular special occasion (a birthday), not only was a complimentary dessert brought to the table, but also a handwritten birthday card from the restaurant -- a very nice, and classy, personal touch. On a block of restaurants that, at best, are just okay, Floriana always shines as a "special date" good dining experience!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend had come to visitMy friend had come to visit DC for a week after a long time. I had heard about Floriana from several friends but I hadn't had the chance of going there yet. It was a great choice. The food was delicious. The service was top class, and paid special attention to my friend's needs, making her feel special. We had a great time and stayed there for almost 3 hours. I'm definitely coming back4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe sea food dishes were superb,The sea food dishes were superb, the lamb was mediocre. The service was charming, the space is lovely3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place is greatGreat food. Extensive wine list but only a few choices that are affordable (38 is lowestnl price for bottle of wine). Really cute ambiance. Some tables are very close together though. I went at 8:45 for dinner so once the couple next to us got up it was fine. We were the last ones there. He cheesecake was delicious. The White Russian was delicious. The lasagna was delicious. The bread and pesto was delicious. The muscles were
Okay. The the tenderloin tortellini was pretty good. The waiter was very attentive while not overbearing. I would def go back for a special occasion.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was great. TheThe service was great. The food is always excellent. I had the risotto with lamb and it was very meaty and tasty. My husband's corn soup was a little too sweet but his black gnocchi was very good.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good resturant with excellentVery good resturant with excellent service. The food was very good with a good price point. Definately will go back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for some ItalianGreat place for some Italian food. Portions are generous. As it is an old row house it feels like sitting in somebody's living room. Very cosy.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMy significant other and IMy significant other and I came here for our anniversary. The food was fantastic and the service was pleasant. My only complaint was that some of the tables seemed unnecessarily close to the others. We would definitely come back!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food and wonderfulWonderful food and wonderful service. Great ambience with it's location in an old row home. Will definitely go back!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a delight to eat at FlorianaIt is always a delight to eat at this neighborhood restaurant. Very attentive and friendly staff.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat place before a showThis was my first time dining at the Floriana which is in a beautiful old row house. Our table was on the second floor in a lovely small dining room beautifully decorated for the holidays. The wait staff were attentive and knowledgable. The food was delicious, I had the butternut squash ravioli and was tempted to lick my plate. My husband had a chicken dish that was equally impressive. After dinner, it was just a short walk to Studio Theater. Perfect DC evening.12/19/2012 12:00:00 AM