Pines of Florence-D.C.
2100 Connecticut Ave
Washington, DC 20008Neighborhood:
ItalianPrice: $30 and under
Pines of Florence-D.C.
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.pinesofflorencedc.com/
- Phone: 2023328233
- Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Italian
- Dress Code: Business Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine
A word from Pines of Florence-D.C.
Pines of Florence folds 17 years of Italian cooking into every dish, piling plates full of fresh pizza, hearty veal and seafood dishes, and house-made pastas. Diners begin with appetizers such as the mozzarella caprese, where slices of tomato, mozzarella, and basil compile a red, white, and green flavor combination that curbs hunger as it simultaneously screens for color-blindness. Patrons can share savory slices from a 10-inch to 16-inch pizza or twist forks into handcrafted pastas such as fettuccini alfredo with chicken or potato gnocchi with herbed marinara. Ossobuco veal shank satisfies cravings for both protein and produce by simmering the tender shank in tomato sauce and garlic, and sprinkling it with green peppers, onions, and mushrooms, and the steamed shrimp fra diavolo tickles taste buds with italian spices, fresh marinara, and a spot-on impersonation of Danny DeVito.Continued
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Pines of Florence-D.C. reviews from OpenTable diners
- An OK experienceJohnEODined on 6/2/2013This was an OK experience. There was only one server for 4 tables, albeit one with 8 people. We ordered the full carafe of CHianti, which was Ok. Started with the eggplant parmigiana , which was a very large appetiser. Too much really. We followed with a very nice mixed seafood linguine with white sauce, recommended by the server. My wife's entree was les good. It was supposed to be veal Marsala (a sweet white, right? But, this version was loaded with chilli and almost inedible. Pines is an Ok local restaurant, but not great, compared with other local restaurants in the area. Service was Ok and friendly
- The food was wonderful butOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 5/3/2013The food was wonderful but they did not have our reservation when we arrived and there was a mix up with our order so only 4 of our 7 entrees came out initially. We waited another 25 minutes for the remaining dishes to be served.
- Great Food, Poor AmbianceRichardDined on 4/19/2013Great food and service, but they sure need to redecorate. The ambiance is uninspiring and the decor outdated.Special Features:
- A very nice restaurant withOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 11/14/2012A very nice restaurant with congenial service and excellent food. I will likely go back again when I have occasion to be in that neighborhood.Special Features:
- Food looked like it was microwavablOpenTable Diner Since 2011VIPDined on 10/19/2012Food looked like it was microwavable and nothing was fresh. We ordered garlic bread and received Texas Toast bread. I could have bought our order in the frozen section of the grocery store.
- Return visit as good as first oneSoCalPatriotDined on 9/13/2012Since my friends and I had enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant in 2011 when we attended a conference at the nearby (approx 1 mile) Omni Shoreham Hotel, we unanimously decided to return. Although it may seem a bit odd that this restaurant is not owned by Italians, the food is very good. I had steamed clams, one friend had calamari, & the other had penne. The service was first-rate and we did not have to contend with noise. On top of this, the prices are very reasonable. We noticed that this restaurant has quite a bit of take-out and delivery business. It is currently undergoing renovations to the decor and has recently added a breakfast menu. We plan to return when we are in DC for the next conference.Special Features:
- certainly not up to par asamymVIPDined on 6/18/2012certainly not up to par as far as OpenTable referrals goes - the lights were blinking, the TV was on, the food was not good. Serving a full pound of pasta on each plate does not compensate for bizarre flavor combinations and tasteless tomato sauce. It added an inside joke to our vacation but otherwise was forgettable.
- Consistent, friendly, good valueOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 5/16/2012Pines of Florence has been serving-up pasta for decades and the prices haven't changed all that much. It's the same hard-working chef, I'm told, which is the key to their success: consistently good food. Not spectacular, but humble. You don't go to Pines for the ambience. It's a wreck. And the service is inexperienced and very young. But, they have no attitude and they are eager to please which is why it is such a great place for groups and/or families. I'm grateful to their landlord for making it possible for an eccentric, independent, family-owned restaurant to continue to hold on to their lease. It's a bit like Fawlty Towers (John Cleese tv series) but without the "spectacularly rude" part. Just a little chaotic and comical.Special Features:
- Not bad but not good eitherOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 4/6/2012Food was ok, not bad not good! Sauce was chunky not Saucy. We were the only ones in Restaurant around 8pm on A Friday night (good Fri) service was not great but did the Job. Prices were a bit high for the quality. Wouldn't Recommend any of the 3 dishes we ordered. Location was good. In a quaint neighborhood. Strange setting... On the bottom floor Of an apartment building.