BEST PIZZA IN DC
If you haven't been to Urbana yet and had their pizza - you're missing out!!!! Chef Anthony behind the pizza bar makes his own dough and his own cheese, and the pizza is absolutely PHENOMENAL. BEST PIZZA IN DC - HANDS DOWN. If you didn't find 2 Amy's too amazing, and are still looking for the best pizza in the city - look no further. Chef Anthony spent time in Italy, makes his own dough and his own cheese, and makes the most amazing pizza in DC. Go for Happy Hour and enjoy $8 pizzas. Again, BEST
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8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fav brunch & Bellini spot
Great spot for friends or dates to enjoy brunch & unlimited Bellini drinks. Food is great, good portions and significant enough to share.
Only downside, parking.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid Lunch Spot
Very underrated lunch spot in the Dupont Circle area. I went and had the $22 prefixe option and it was great. My friend had a pizza which was also some of the best that I've tasted in DC. The value was decent, the food was very solid and the service was prompt but not intrusive. If I can find this for lunch it will most certainly be a keeper. I will be back.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I don't know what I liked better about the place, the fantastic cocktails, the great menu, or the pleasant staff. They paid particular attention to my gluten intolerance and really hit a home run for me. I will definitely be back.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great time here with
Had a great time here with some friends that were visiting from out of town. First of all, the bartenders are FANTASTIC- I've only been there once before, but they recognized me and welcomed me back! The food was great too we made ourselves a tasting of everything that came out of the pizza oven- the pizza and the mushrooms were a stand out! Thanks!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stick with the Pizza
Pizzas are very tasty, great Happy Hour Pizzas for $8. The main dishes however are quite small including all fish dishes we tried.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I came here for my birthday
I came here for my birthday and I was pleasantly surprised at how wonderful everything was. From the bread to the surprise birthday dessert, derive was top notch. We did the Tapas style sharing and everything we ordered- even the brussels sprouts were phenomenal. The trendy atmosphere of the restaurant was great! I will definitely be coming back many times.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been going to Urbana over the course of the last several years and have always had great meals and fabulous service. I've come to most enjoy sitting at the Pizza bar, especially when Tony is working. He is very entertaining and spot-on with his pizza-making.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant week dinner
Attentive service, but not the most well-trained I've seen. Great pastas. Good pizzas but maybe not worth the price. Very nice atmosphere.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Urbana was great. Food was excellent. I've been several times for happy hour but this was the first time I had dinner. I would highly suggest checking it out whether you are going in for a full meal or just cocktails. Try the pastas and pizzas all of which seem to be prepared with care and percision.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'VE RUN OUT OF ADJECTIVES!
I HAD ONE OF THE MOST WONDERFUL DINING EXPERIENCES OF MY LIFE ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 20. A DEAR FRIEND AND I HAD DINNER AT THIS INCREDIBLY LOVELY ESTABLISHMENT! THE STAFF, THE CUISINE, THE ATMOSPHERE WAS ALL TREMENDOUS AND GRAND! I SHALL BE RETUNING FOR SURE. I WAS FORTUNATE TO MEET THE MANAGER AND THE CHEF! WHAT JOY! OUR WAITER WAS SO ACCOMMODATING AND GRACIOUS! THANK YOU FOR SUCH AN EXCEPTIONAL PLEASURE!!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Energetic and Posh Spot in the City
Tired of the increasingly Frat-Bro-Culinary-Challenged-Clarendon, we hopped on the metro into DC. Urbana is in a great neighborhood with lots of foot traffic and other restaurants. The bar feels upscale and urban! The bartenders are attentive and fun and the crowd is lively and energetic.
The extensive menu presents many choices! I would like to return to try several other items. It was restaurant week but we opted to go off the standard menu. Either way worked and the food was fantastic! It's served as small plates (with smaller prices to match) which gives you a chance to try a few things and not walk away in a food coma. The Hanger Steak, the Monkfish w/Merguez, the Summer Gazpacho, the Kale/Frissee Salad, all fantastic!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Restaurant Week Experience
My boyfriend and I dined here as part of Restaurant week. Everything was excellent. The menu had options for every type of palette. The service was amazing. Everyone was very friendly, helpful, and attentive.
The food was to die for. I had the tomato gazpacho with lump crab, linguine with mussels and clams, lamp chop, and chocolate hazelnut torte. Everything was just delicious. My boyfriend has the shrimp and calamari salad, spinach pappardelle, duck breast, and peach dessert. I was so jealous, his was even better than mine. He even said he wanted to move to live close to the restaurant so he could come in and eat the duck every night.
The wine list was expansive and the Pinot Noir we had was great.
We will be back and soon!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
An evening in DC – DuPont Circle
We visited Urbana on a Saturday evening for dinner at 7:00. We arrived at the restaurant at 5:30 and used the valet parking. I told them we were going to visit DuPont Circle, an easy walk from the restaurant. Very friendly and helpful valets said no problem. I had commented in the Open Table comments section that we were celebrating our anniversary and Urbana treated us to a complimentary glass of Champagne. It was restaurant week in DC and Urbana had a special 4 course menu with multiple appetizing choices in each course. The food was excellent and the waiter was attentive. The manager checked on us and shared details on the food preparation. We were told that Urbana has a new chef. We would happily recommend Urbana to fellow diners.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing experience at Urbana
My wife and I went there to try the Restaurant Week menu. I have to say the food is really good and every dish was a new experience. The low lighting (but not too dark) and decoration makes it perfect for a romantic dinner. The service was a bit disappointing when the dessert came because They brought it when the dishes from the second course were still on the table and they never brought the cutlery so we had to use the same fork and knife. I still would strongly recommend it.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Becoming one of my favorites...
I've been to Urbana several times in the past month and I love the new chef/new menu additions. Our server was engaged, polite and made thoughtful suggestions. Food came out promptly and all went well. Will be back sooner then later.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
BEST PIZZA IN DC
Don't waste your time at Matchbox or 2 Amys or anywhere else - just head to Urbana. Happy hour can't be beat - 4 to 7 every day. You'll never go anywhere else for pizza!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cool business dinner venue
Enjoyed a relaxing evening with out of town business guests. Menu was intriguing and food was very good. Everyone loved the small plates/tapas style choices for sampling more dishes. Service was friendly and attentive. Will go back, especially when I'm looking more for a place to hold a productive conversation versus a happening scene.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Popped in for a morning meeting
I had a client meeting the other day and decided to go to Urbana. It was reasonably quiet in the morning and the service was fine. With so many restaurants having quirky AM hours it was nice to find a spot that was open, accommodating and has solid food. I've been here a few times recently and it's a solid place for a morning meeting or for a evening bite or cocktail with friends.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very solid, again
Came back again as. I often have business in the Dupont Circle. Staff recognized me and they seemed happy to see me again. I cheated today and had the sausage pizza. I feel guilty now but boy was it worth it. Some of the better pizza I've had recently. My next stop will be the treadmill to work it off! I'll be back again,
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
everything from the crafted cocktails to food to the service staff was fantastic. We will defintiely be back soon!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small Plates Menu Done Right
Urbana's new chef has changed the menu to a small plates menu and it really works. Like some others, I think this style might be over used but here it fits. The food, fun plates and good cocktails all make it a fun experience. The wine list looked great, although after cocktails we only had a glass each. It was our anniversary and the general manager sent us dessert. A small gesture but very much appreciated. It can get a bit loud here when it gets full, but I did some some nice booths that looked a bit more private (note for next time). Anyway, I will be back for brunch (we were told that they do $2 bellinis and mimosas). Can't wait!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, good service.
Great food, good service. A great place for a nice event to be held.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The space is nice and the
The space is nice and the feel is upscale and trendy without being pretentious. Went with a girlfriend and we don't like to eat super heavy. We often get the vibe from servers that they are peeved when we don't order heaping portions of food. Not here. Service was friendly and welcoming. The server explained that their new chef's menu was a small plates menu that was designed for sharing which was perfect for us. We ordered 3 plates and snacked on them over some wine. Again, server was pleasant and not helpful. A while later we split a pizza (and had some more wine of course). Apparently they just starting doing $2 bellinis which will most definitely bring me back (good spot for our next girls brunch). Overall a great time!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorite restaurants
One of my favorite restaurants in the Dupont Circle area. It is one of the few with a reasonable noise level where it is possible to have a conversation; and the food is very good.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
For a change, I tried the pizza at Urbana. I'd always heard positive reports but I'd not given it a try. I was very pleased! It was superior to the very good pizza I'd had earlier in the week at Pizzaria Paradiso (up the street from Urbana). The salad I had was delicious as well. Service was prompt and efficient. The place gets a bit noisy for conversation, and talking with an old friend was not easy. But, once again, the food was first rate. I've yet to have a bad experience at Urbana, and the food is always wonderful.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a find.....! For a weary traveler used to drab hotel and sterile impetsonal bar scenes, I had not expected much from yet another concierge's promise, "we have am amazing new chef, you will love our spot." But when I stepped into Urbana, I felt like I came home to my fav spot. The pizza bar with its 739° oven is a foodie delight. I got to warm myself, AND watch my wild mushroom pizza crisp, pop, steam and come out for its sprinkle of fresh thyme and truffle oil dribble....all in about seven minutes!! The raw bar was deliciously simple...freshest oysters, coddled in champagne mignonette that is not like others that are so acidic they serve too clean out your sinuses . Finally..... the small plates.....heavenly, fresh, balanced.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great breakfast yesterday. Becoming one of my go to spots for AM meetings in DC. Quiet, quick and easy with good food. A bit expensive but it's in a hotel and let's face it, not a lot of places do breakfast in DC. Thanks Urbana!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
small plates are delicious
We enjoyed our meal, our wine, the service and the ambiance.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I brought my friend here for
I brought my friend here for brunch while she was visiting the city. The food was fantastic, although pricy. I brought my dog and sat on the front patio. It was a little uncomfortable but doable. I guess the usual patio was closed, maybe it is a little cozier. We enjoyed ourselves and the $2 bellinis!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
High Quality Pizza in DC
For those people who say great pizza doesn't exist in DC, I say check out Urbana. These guys make everything in house and it shows. Our server told us about the house made mozzarella cheese, house made sausage and how they have a unique dough recipe. Server took an interest in myself and my guest and guided us though the menu and what was new and made great suggestions. I'm excited to come in for happy hour.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Date night with Wine
I specifically chose Urbana for the Food and Wine, and was well rewarded. My date and I had a great Merlot with assorted cheese, parmesan flatbread and our entrees. We had a cozy booth in the back and great service and recommendations from the staff.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a great time at Urbana. In the past I always considered it more of a lounge/cocktail bar but their food is great. Pizzas and pastas were excellent. I also had a great beet salad. Apparently, they have a new chef who started a few months back. I will definitely be back again whether its for happy hour or a full meal.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, but limited lunch menu
Business lunch, party of 6. Everything we ordered was good and well presented, but we would have appreciated a more extensive menu. It was mainly salads, sandwiches and pizzas. Have eaten dinner here where the menu is much more extensive and eclectic.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
good food, slow service
The food was solid and the price was great. Only complaint is that the service was on the slow side.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Spot for a Solo Lunch
Was planning on meeting an associate for lunch (who bailed on me last minute). I decided to stay and have lunch any way. It's fairly quiet at lunch which was great. I had some good food, got a bit of work done and even took a quick phone call. I'd say that this is overall one of the better working lunch spots in town.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gem In Dupont!
Wonderful gem. Took a friend to dinner, who is vegetarian (I am not) and the choices were great. The wine selection was superb! Not too noisy and the server was very attentive. We had shared several appetizers, salad and the pizza. All were great.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
"Surprisingly posh intimate
"Surprisingly posh intimate decor! Very attentive friendly service! I highly recommend this restaurant for lunch..what a big bang for your buck!"
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect date spot, but pricey
Although the servings were extremely small and pretty expensive, overall, the place was definitely worth it. The food was delicious. Menu has excellent variety. Servers were helpful. Drinks were fantastic. Ambiance was lively and energetic. I'm going back for sure once I've saved a little cash.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
More hits than misses
The mussels were exceptional. Not only were they plump, but the sauce had a wonderful flavor that had just the right amount of garlic and butter. The squash soup and lamb piandine were very good, but the pappardelle was so bland that we did not finish it. The wine mark-up was excessive--almost 4.5 times what we pay when we purchase by the case. While the service was not polished, it was very accommodating.
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pizza that Rivals New York
Just got back from a trip to NY and had pizza twice there, the pizza at Urbana is right up there. It's thin crust pizza and the dough is delicious. Try the one with the house made sausage. Serivce was friendly, although a bit slower than I've had recently. In fairness, I was in a rush so maybe it was me. Try the piadine sandwiches as well. The one with lamb was to die for.
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chose this restaurant based on location and previously only been there for Sunday brunch and for happy hour. This was a business lunch and it was not crowded and were able to converse at a normal level. The food was amazing, we each ordered a starter: soup and calamari. The calamari was tender and lightly fried, hot and the dipping sauce was light and delicious. We both had the pasta which was creamy and had the right amount of bite and the portion was generous. Dessert was unbelievable in presentation, I ordered the orange blossom panna cotta with honeyed pistachios. The wait staff was friendly and very helpful in suggesting items.
12/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
I noted in my reservation that we were celebrating a milestone birthday. The two hostesses and the waiter all wished me a happy birthday and they provided free champagne at the end of the meal. It was a very nice place to celebrate and we appreciated their effort.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and the service were excellent during our Saturday night meal at Urbana as well as our Sunday brunch. We will happily return the next time in DC.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Service and a great vibe
The evening started with drinks at the bar. The wait staff at the bar and in the lounge were friendly and eager to please. The drinks were delicious and creative. We stayed in the lounge past our reservation time and the staff was more than accommodating pushing our dinner time forward. Our dinner was excellent. Our server was very professional and kept our drinks flowing. He made good recommendations and picked up on our needs as a group very well. The food was fantastic. We had a few appetizers and the swordfish which was amazing. I highly recommend this place for groups or a date. Prices were reasonable.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great find in Dupont Circle
Great find in Dupont Circle area -- service excellent and great ambiance and mix of younger and older folks!
great small plates !
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great pizza & drinks
The sausage pizza and the regular margherita pizza were both great. Sausage just a little spicy and the crust on the pizza was perfect. I've read online that it was good and it lived up to the hype. Also had a couple of smaller plates which were good. The beets and carrots salad comes to mind. Try the Bel Fiore cocktail as well. There seemed to be some large groups there which is good to know as sometimes it can be hard to find space for a birthday or group dinner.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun meal with an old friend
Went for lunch to catch up with an old friend. The two course lunch was very reasonably priced and a good portion. I'd suggest the squash soup and a pizza. My friend had the salmon salad and enjoyed it. It wasn't packed and the staff was friendly. A nice leisurely lunch that I would give my stamp of approval to. Excited to try brunch.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a gem! We so enjoyed the food! Everything was cook to perfection!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had an enjoyable evening out at Urbana. We chose Urbana over Firefly because there were more vegetarian options. We do wish, however there were even more. One pasta that was truly vegetarian didn't seem enough. What we did have, however, was terrific. And, the biggest highlight of the evening was our waiter, Manuel. He knew his stuff and was just fantastic. We'd return just to have him wait on us again. We didn't love being stuck out in the open of a very large restaurant, would have preferred a more intimate booth (which were all full when we arrived.) But, all in all, we'd return.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM