Black Gnocchi's Fantastic!!Great Food, Great Service. Ask for JB's table.
I had the Gnocchi and will come back every time I am in DC. It was fantastic. Others with me loved the lasagna (house specialty) too.
JB was great, humorous and attentive.
If I had a critique it would be the deserts, they need more range.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was, as usual, excellentThe food was, as usual, excellent - especially the fettucini and the pork steak. Our server, Stephanie, was a delight.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server, Marco, was veryOur server, Marco, was very knowledgable about the food and its history - which greatly added to the experience.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWOW - WOW - WOWSo - someone recommended me to try Floriana...and I ended up eating here twice in one week. The first visit I had the Braised Lamb Risotto (OMG - Life changing!) and the second time I had the Lasagne. Both times the food was phenominal, atmosphere was energetic, and the service is spot on. I'll be coming back here...a LOT!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMEach bite is deliciousThis has quickly become one of my favorite restaurants in dc. Every dish is spectacular and it's not a bunch of over priced small plates. Delicious!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFloriana was fabulous!Fabulous meal at Floriana Restaurant. With friends, we enjoyed the bar, mussels bruschetta, calamari, and our entrees were all great! Veal Canneloni, farfalle with asparagus cream, shrimp and tomatoes, and salmon served over tossed microgreens. And the cannolis were delicious and crisp.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food!This was our third time at Floriana and it never disappoints. The food was excellent, the service was great- we will go back the next time we go through DC.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThoughtful serviceWe had such a great time at Floriana, the atmosphere is very laid back while the food was excellent. A sweet candle in the birthday boy's dessert and thoughtful card went a long way. Our server was sweet and attentive and we never lacked for anything. We will definitely come back!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently outstandingFourth time here and always a winner. What is a wonderful surprise is how consistently excellent the service is. Each time we have had a different server and each has been exceptional. There are two new summer items on the menu. The new salmon is superb. My choice of the farfalle was a real disappointment (the pancetta must make the dish extremely salty); it's not a healthy choice only comfort food. The half-price wine option on Wednesday is a can't lose proposition!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Brunch!Excellent brunch with strong Bloody Marys and Mimosas. Great patio service, too!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMReliably very good food & ambianceFloriana is a very good restaurant and reliable in every sense: quality of food, service and ambiance. There is a reason it isn't easy to get a reservation! Kudos to owners and staff for maintaining high standards over time, not an easy feat.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious and charmingWe sat outside on the small, scenic patio that offers a view of an attractive, active - but not too loud - street. Had terrific, attentive service, even when the place got busy later in the evening. Home-made pasta is one of the specialties, so we shared a well seasoned house salad, and ordered the veal cannelloni and the lasagna. Cannelloni was tender and nicely flavored. The lasagna, however, was the star. It's in a class by itself - almost unrelated to the typical American/Italian lasagna. Subtle, tender, rich - amazing! Also note that Wednesdays and Sundays are half-price bottled wine nights. What a deal!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceThis was probably my best trip to Floriana. We got there early for a pre-theatre dinner, so the restaurant was not crowded and it was very quiet. Service was attentive without being overbearing, and the food was excellent as always.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful experienceWe enjoyed a delicious dinner at Floriana the other night. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming with a romantic feel. The service was thoroughly professional which is something we especially appreciate. The menu offered some options not frequently found and the food was very good. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinners!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently GoodAgain Floriana's food and Dito's drinks leave me satisfied. The restaurant is adding specials which is about time. The new menu items are so good. I really loved the cannelloni with veal, and the calamari is always great. Tuna tartare is hit or miss, but always above average. Great wine list!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMcharming and intimateWe took my mother here for her 80th birthday, I wanted a restaurant that would not be too noisy. We had a very sweet waitress who introduced us to the menu and the wine list. The food was excellent. It was a very nice time, and I love the indoor dining room, very intimate, great for a romantic dinner5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSat outside on a beautifulSat outside on a beautiful evening. Wine and food both good as well as service5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently good; a few glitchesThis was our third trip to Floriana. My food was exceptional this time around (bruschetta mussels and sausage-chicken). Our waitress was sweet and efficient, though her English was a bit of a challenge. Things got off to a bit of a rocky start. Although we had requested, a week prior to the engagement, a table at the window, the tables were already taken; we had requested a particular server and it, too, was not granted, with no explanation given. It took about 15-20 minutes for any kind of rhythm to kick in (we sat with water but no bread/tapanade for that whole time). The salmon special - tasty - for my friend was paltry in size, giving the wrong impression. It was nice to see a special available - keep it up and add a few more!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAn unexpected find near DupontI found this restaurant online at Open Table and it was so delightful, we returned two days later for another fabulous dinner. It is charming and ideal for outdoor dining in the warm months. The manager and staff are extremely friendly; the cocktails and wine are wonderfully interesting; the food was superb; but without a high price tag! Can't wait to return.5/15/2013 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 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 AMThe food here was absolutelyThe food here was absolutely amazing. It was our first time in DC and we were celebrating my husband's birthday. They gave us a birthday dessert to share even though we were stuffed after the amazing entrees we had. I had the swordfish while my husband had the shrimp and scallop risotto. Both were delicious as was the Caprese salad we started with... The service was a little slow for a Thursday night, but the ambiance and food was so good, it made up for it!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, excellentExcellent food, excellent service: this was a nice experience. The wine list is a little small, given the prices (but this is compensated by Wednesday and Friday half-price days on the wine). The interior looks a little worn and the vaunted patio is sandwiched onto the sidewalk, looking less than appealing. But we would definitely go back!4/11/2013 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