Their pasta that's made in-house
Their pasta that's made in-house was great and they even had gluten free homemade pasta which was great!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious Italian Food
Food was very authentic Italian, creative and absolutely delicious! Main course portions should be a bit bigger. Overall, enjoyed our dining experience.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabio Beggiato is, in my opinion,
Fabio Beggiato is, in my opinion, the leading restauranteur in Washington, DC. He has consistently excellent food, served in a great environment, and he treats his customers like gold.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Another great Darlington House Eve
We had another great dinner at Darlington House. The Branzino was very nicely prepared. The service was as friendly and attentive as ever. Ask for Renberto to be your waiter, and enjoy the view of DuPont Circle.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
The restaurant was very accommodati
The restaurant was very accommodating to our group of 20 however we had to be divided into two seating locations to make it work (16+4). Overall space in the restaurant is tight in general but manageable. Brunch menu was great and had a wide selection to accommodate our group of meat eaters and vegietarians. The service was exceptional and overall wait time for the food order was on par with other locations that have large group orders. Very conveniet, especially during march madness, that there is a bar downstairs that can be accessed from the main dinning floor
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Superb dinner and very attentive,
Superb dinner and very attentive, friendly service.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabio Beggiato is the premier
Fabio Beggiato is the premier restaunteur in Washington, DC...bar none! Amy Bradywine is an exceptional chef and my meal was superb. Thank you!
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
I went here with friends for
I went here with friends for Easter Brunch. The service was friendly and most of the food was good. My friend had an issue with the rareness of her hamburger, but the staff quickly addressed the issue an brought her a correctly cooked burger. Perfect neighborhood spot for brunch.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lovely Easter Brunch!
I went with a group of three friends on Easter Sunday for brunch. It was cold and I was traveling home that day, but the staff was able to check my coat and baggage during the meal. The french toast was fabulous! The only thing I wish was that there were bottomless mimosas! Would definitely come back here the next time I'm in town!
3/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding evening with wonderful
Outstanding evening with wonderful food and great service...Fabio Beggiato is the best restraunteur in Waswhington, DC.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a large group for brunch
We had a large group for brunch on Sunday. Everyone in the group had a good time. The food was very good and the staff was very accommodating. Wouldn't hesitate to go back.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
First and foremost the food
First and foremost the food was outstanding. My daughter who lived in Rome for three years said it was the best Italian food she has had in the two years since she has been back. We sat outside and the front of the tanning place next door was a stopping place for smokers Also, the waiter was not attentive and had to be asked twice for a refill of water and iced tea, neither served cold when finally delivered leading to third request. The food made up for all though, especially the homemade pasta served al dente, not mushy!
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I always feel welcome and
I always feel welcome and well taken care of at Darlington House. The vibe is so different from the dark, yet enjoyable pub in the basement. More sophisticated, but still relaxed. The menu is big enough to appeal to almost anyone, but not overwhelming.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
They were hosting a wedding
They were hosting a wedding upstairs, so in was incredibly load. I thought the cealing was going to cave in. However, I have been before for brunch and its usually very quite.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our party of 7 (including
Our party of 7 (including 3 kids) went to Darlington House for brunch. Ambiance was very cute, service was fine and the food was great. I ordered the farmers market omelet and thought it was excellent.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my boyfriend here for his birthday last night. We arrived for our 6:00 reservation and were seated right away. The atmosphere is nice and not overwhelming. The service was quick and attentive. I would go back if I were a bigger fan of Italian food.
4/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food & Service
My fiancé and I recently dined here with out-of-town guests. All were pleasantly satisfied. I ordered the gnocchi, which was vibrant and flavorful. My fiancé ordered the shrimp linguine with lobster, a special. Our server, who I believe is the manager, was attentive and friendly. We are members of the WAMU membership program, which offers dining rewards at many local restaurants. The manager honored our two-for-one entreé discount without issue. I recommend Darlington House for special occasions, as it is a wonderful place to bring out-of-town guests to enjoy a flavorful Italian meal.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have celebrated many a
We have celebrated many a number of Mother's Day and Father's Day celebrations at this restaurant.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Italian in Dupont
A great find where the old Childe Harold was, I would recommend this to anyone looking for great house-made pasta and good simple Italian fare. The freshness and quality of the ingredients is this restaurant's outstanding food feature. The ambience is quiet and understated, a good place for a romantic meal.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best in Washington
The food is consistently superb and the service is top notch. This is the place to go when you want to show off the best of DC to your friends.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wedding going on upstairs.
Wedding going on upstairs. Thought the floor was going to cave in. Made experience a little uncomfortable.
Other than that would recommend.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabio Beggiato's Darlington
Fabio Beggiato's Darlington House is outstanding. The food, the service and the atmosphere are sensational
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Met up with an old friend at Darlington House, upstairs in the dining room. It was my first time there since the place was Pizzeria Paradiso. The waitstaff were friendly and patient (we gabbed a lot). We weren't crazy boisterous, but were probably the loudest pair there. The food was wonderful. Mr friend got pasta with a spicy red sauce & was impressed. I had the burrata & a side of amazing garlic spinach. We both finished up with the donuts, which were out of this world. (I'm not typically a donut person, but wow.) The wine was pretty darn delicious, too. I'd go back time and again.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I recently went to Darlington
I recently went to Darlington House for a work related lunch. Not only was the venue adorable, the service was great and the food was amazing. They make their own olive oil and it is absolutely delicious. The restaurant was busy, but I don't know if a reservation would be required. Even with a good amount of people, the noise level was low. Their homemade pasta was delicious and they were generous with the vegetables and salmon. I will definately be going back and recommend it to all!
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really, really good Italian
Darlington House (upstairs) is simply wonderful. These days it is almost impossible to find a place with excellent food where easy conversation is possible. At Darlington House you will. It is not cheap, but it is worth every penny. Ask for a table in the front, looking out on Connecticut Ave., and you will dine on excellent food in a quiet refuge from the fascinating young busyness outside.
We've been twice in small groups and everything everyone has ordered has been special and work paying attention to.
7/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tried Darlington House during DC restaurant week. Good menu/food. Staff was very friendly.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A classy alternative
Darlington House is a classy alternative to standard Dupont Circle restaurants. I appreciate that they prticipated in the extension of restaurant week, and the pasta entree was delicious.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
DH is a fine establishment, and what brings me back again and again are their chef prepared pastas. Any of us who have had the pleasure of being in Italy know real pasta when we taste it. DH does a great job with this---and they always have 2 or 3 good suggestions about wines--most of which you can taste before ordering.
The main upstairs dining room is truly beautiful and welcoming.
9/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
A great place for bloody mary's
A great place for bloody mary's & fantastic outdoor brunch!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian Food in DC
We travel constantly,NYC,Miami,Boston,San Francisco ...the food here is outstanding!
It is our go to place when clients are in town or just for a romantic dinner for me and my wife.
Francesco, Ernesto and Marlin make you feel like you are their family.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was just a wonderful
This was just a wonderful brunch experience -- really attentive server, food was delicious and prompt. The donuts are a really delicious start to brunch, so don't miss out on those.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
very good food, good atmosphere, service is perfect, friendly staff
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We arrived Late in the evening- really at closing for the upstairs dining room -- and the staff could not have been nicer. We had a wonderful dinner and truly enjoyed ourselves.
Will definitely go again!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent homemade pasta
Great for vegetarians and pescetarians! The crab/shrimp panzerotti and butternut squash tortelloni were excellent! Special requests were glady noted!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
So many restaurants in town toot their pasta. DH makes almost all of their own from scratch, and it is easy to tell--just right, clearly fresh and always sauced sensibly. One of my guests ordered lasagne of all things, and even it was something to crow about. Fabio and his staff do an excellent job, and you can feel the signature of Italy in the soul of the kitchen.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Ambience was comfortable with moderate to low lighting and low to moderate noise level (suitable for conversation). Service was professional, friendly, and prompt but non-intrusive. Hot food was served hot. The Caprese Salad could have used more basil. Food was as described on the menu and by the waiter. The pastas we tried were wonderful as well as al dente. Portions were satisfying. A very pleasant experience overall. I will definitely return.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved this place
Delicious brunch/lunch. Friendliest staff. Beautiful room and then downstairs is a big bar and lots of comfortable tables with a lot of TVs and a sign reading every game every Sunday. Wish I lived in DC. What a great idea
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really enjoyed the atmosphere. Such a great way to end a week. The staff was so helpful and courteous.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great place for dinner
Great Dupont Circle location. Excellent service. The home made pasta is delicious.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dependable DuPont Darling
The Italian restaurant, that carries the unlikely name of Darlington House, is dependable for very good food (e.g. pastas are made in house) at reasonable prices with very good service. We have eaten there before, and it has become a dependable place for us. The menu has adequate variety, and it is more than just a pasta place, and the wine list, while limited, has several excellent choices at reasonable prices (e.g. an '08 Montepulciano at $45 that was excellent). Service is prompt and friendly without being intrusive or cute.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife had the Stracotto
My wife had the Stracotto Della Zia, which she said was the best beef she has ever had but the polenta was bland. I had the salmon and it was amazing. Highly recommend this restaurant. We would love to return to this restaurant and enjoy other dishes.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Every experience at Darlington House seems to outshine the previous. Fabio Beggiato is one of the finest restauranteurs in Washington, DC, and his Osso Bucco with saffron risotto is the best in the world.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a Wonder Meal and Service!
The food is amazing every time I go to Darlington House, whether its dinner or brunch. But equally great are the manager and the waiters - They make you feel so welcome and offer wonderful suggestions. I had a long talk about Sicily with the manager the last time I was there - loved it!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food but call ahead to ensure there are no loud weddings upstairs the night you go. Service was very good.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
perfect thanks giving dinner
We had a delicious thanksgiving dinner at darlington house. Everything was perfect! Would definitely recommend it!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't let the name fool you
Darlington House serves top notch Italian food at very competitive prices. My party dined on housemate spinach spaghetti with salmon, veal scallopini in white wine sauce and a braised boleto style beef. All were excellent. The atmosphere is old world as well with lots of glass and wood and quiet music.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM