This was the first time I
This was the first time I had been here and would love to come back in the summer for what appears to be great outdoor seating. The pizza was excellent, salad fresh and according to all who had them the potato skins were also good. Great place for children due to its laid back atmosphere
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice family restaurant
We were in DC on spring break and wanted something close to the Smithsonian for dinner that would please our kids as well as give us a decent meal. I found Aria was close by - about 10 minutes from the National Museum of American History. I checked OpenTable and we could get a reservation for 30 minutes out which was perfect. We showed up and were immediately seated. The food was very good and I was pleasantly surprised at the reasonable prices. I had the eggplant parm which was only $11. My wife had a similar pasta dish that was similarly priced. Kids had pizza and pasta which they all enjoyed very much. The atmosphere is busy, which is fine. It seems to be a popular after work place which told me it was popular with the locals.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Aria is a great place to dine
Aria is a great place to dine outside with small group for lunch. Their chicken wings are always cooked to perfection and delicious. Aria services is awesome. They are in a great location for tourist to dine and site see.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food, Near Theater
Great for pre-theater food when attending shows at the National Theatre. Not too expensive.
4/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was my first time at
This was my first time at Aria Pizzeria & Bar. I was told it use to be Michael Jordan's Sports Bar years ago. It was recommended to me for our office luncheon, we had a very nice time. I will definitely be back.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
A very nice casual diniing
A very nice casual diniing place. Good variety of simple foods (pizzas, salads, sandwiches, etc.). Service is good and it is not too noisy. Pleasant ambience for a pleasant, friendly lunch. (Also good for happy hour.)
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our first time at Aria's was
Our first time at Aria's was before a Capitol Steps performance on Saturday May 11, 2013. Had read several reviews about Aria's slow service.We experienced EXCELLENT service, although it was not crowded. We left plenty of time for dinner and we finished well ahead of the performance. Food was very good, not pricey and quantity more than enough. My wife had chicken parm and I had the eggplant parm. We were hoping to eat outside but mother nature had other ideas so we eat inside. Great location and if you are attending an event at the Reagan Building Aria's the perfect place to eat if you are looking for good Italian food at a very reasonable price in DC. We will return again next time we are in the area to try some of their other dishes.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
This location is prime because it sits around a lot of Federal offices and businesses. The food is great and the staff is very accommodating. We had a great lunch meeting and all of our attendees really enjoyed the food and the dining experience.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a nice locatiin. Flexible
It was a nice locatiin. Flexible with a growing party and attentive wait staff. However it was a chakkenge hearing my party with the live music.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Service and Good Prices
I had a group of people (13) that ate at Aria before we flew out of DC on a missions trip. The food was good and so was the service. Prices were reasonable for downtown DC. We were able to park in the garage, walk around downtown, and eat all within walking distance. They even brought out cake for one of our team member's birthday. I would definitely go back.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great to meet for business but only
If you're eating al fresco. Indoors it's too cold and too loud. I love the bread that comes with every salad.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Aria is Fresh and Tasty
This is a great place to meet in the heart of downtown DC. The food is always fresh, love the paninis, and the service is always friendly and efficient when on a limited time. Love the outdoor cafe when the weather is good!
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We arrived after walking from
We arrived after walking from the Smithsonian and soaked in a Washington summer downpour. Staff were welcoming, ambiance and menu selection were above average. Waiting staff attentive and food arrived quickly when restaurant nearly full. Food very good though not outstanding. Good selection of food for children as well. Very economical. Recommended.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome in Every Way
We made reservations using Open Table and were seated 30 minutes later. We visited during the unbelievably busy 4th of July holiday. Despite the crazy time, the staff was very friendly, efficient and courteous. The food was awesome too...especially their pizza.
We are definitely coming back soon and love this place.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly and Fun
This is a very casual dining place. The food is good and prices are reasonable. Service is efficient. A nice place for lunch and casual group get-togethers.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Greatly improved over time!
My wife and I have been several times to Aria and passed through the different owners and changes of menu. I must say that recently their food has greatly improved, which makes this restaurant more attractive! Besides, the location makes Aria one of the best options around the National Mall. Highly recommended!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for working lunch
Aria's location and menu are perfect for a working lunch or an informal meeting if you are in downtown DC. Service is good and prompt and the food is good and is on the light side.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall a good place to eat
Only disappointing factor, which is a major irritant for me, was that the entrees came shortly after the appetizers. The server announced the "entrees are here" like he expected we would hold them while we finished our soup since there was no room for them on the table. Please! I asked if he could take them back to the kitchen and bring them back after we finished our appetizers. He did. Soup was excellent, salad was a generous portion. Prices were very reasonable.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I work in the Reagan Building,
I work in the Reagan Building, and Aria's has always been an excellent choice for lunch, dinner and Happy Hour. The service was great and so was the food. I miss the cone-filled bread samples.
As a matter of fact, we will be having a going-away luncheon for one of our colleagues this Wednesday, August 28, 2013.
Thank you again for your continued service and food.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fast Service and Good Food
Aria was crowded but we were seated immediately. Service was efficient and food enjoyable. Would recommend.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good, service was
Food was good, service was good, lovely restaurant, good location, close to work, what more could anyone want? Will be back again!!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
good, cheap food
I was surprised how inexpensive the food was here, given that it's in Downtown Washington. The food is good, nothing that will blow your mind, but solid pizza and wings for a low price. Also, the music in the restaurant was great on a Friday night (though, it's a little loud). I would definitely recommend this place to others!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch at Aria's
Made a reservation for 3 for a business meeting. We arrived a bit early, but they were able to seat us immediately. The server was polite and attentive. The food arrived altogether and well displayed. The salads were very good. The chicken salad wrap came with a balsamic dressing that was very oily and abundant. It was very messy to eat and tasted of oil. It was more than just satisfactory, but not outstanding. The internal decor leaves a lot to be desired. They do have plenty of outdoor seating with wrought iron tables and chairs that are adequate to the function. The tables on the interior need a bit of update. Overall, it was a good experience for an occasional lunch.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is right next to work, so its very convenient. The service is fast and efficient! The food was excellent. Had the margharita pizza and it rocked!! We were celebrating a co workers promotion and waitress did not give us a hard time about splitting the bill! That's a plus.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM