Floriana
Floriana

Floriana

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://florianarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2026675937
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Scott Perry
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact for information.
  • Private Party Contact: Rachel Tapper 2026675937

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Q Street
  • Public Transit: DC Metro-Red Line-Dupont Circle (Q Street exit)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is a parking garage on P Street between 16th & 17th Streets.
A word from Floriana
Floriana offers authentic Italian recipes with handmade pastas in the most comfortable of environments. Located in DC's Dupont Circle neighborhood, in a historic brick stone row house that has been converted into a cozy restaurant, but hasn't given up the feel of coming over to someones home for dinner. Offering a seasonal menu of fresh and local ingredients Floriana has developed a reputation for consistent, high quality, authentic, feel good dishes at a great value. Our pledge of superior service is matched only by our ability to make every guest feel welcome and comfortable when joining us for a DC dining experience.We pay special attention to every guest that chooses Floriana.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Floriana reviews from OpenTable diners
268 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (189)great for outdoor dining (142)romantic (134)fit for foodies (132)special occasion (114)notable wine list (79)great for brunch (43)great for lunch (28)good for groups (25)vibrant bar scene (22)scenic view (19)kid-friendly (17)hot spot (17)late-night find (13)Show More
  • Our food was really good and
    SaraVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2010
    Our food was really good and our server was great. Only problem was that the tables are so close together we felt like we were eating with two other couples.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We absolutely loved our experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/23/2010
    We absolutely loved our experience at Floriana. The food was great -- I had the Chicken Parmigiana and it was the best I've ever had; my girlfriend had the Butternut Squash Ravioli and it was equally delicious. Our server was the perfect mix of attentive, talkative and informative about the menu and his favorite menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service was amazing, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/23/2010
    The service was amazing, the food was fantastic and the atmosphere is awesome! Right down the street from my house, I'm so glad I found this place!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outdoor dining in DuPont Circle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/22/2010
    Outdoor dining in DuPont Circle was fun. Although there were a few mosquitos, staff was prepared and shared "Off" repellant with guests. Service was great and very friendly. The food was good, fresh and straightforward. (Salad presentation was little sloppy.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I really enjoyed the restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/19/2010
    I really enjoyed the restaurant. Nice neighborhood, great ambiance, etc. The apps were superb, as was my wife's entree (Seafood Risotto w/ white truffle oil). I had the Duo of Duck which was just so/so, a bit bland actually. The only issue my wife had was that she thought the shrimp might have been overcooked. Not a perfect meal but very close. We'll be going back to sample more of what they have to offer.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tip Rip-off
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/18/2010
    The food and service were good, but when I reviewed my credit card statement I found a horrible error. I had left a $20 tip on a $90 meal, which I thought was decent, but due to an extra glass of wine, when I added, I wrote down $130 instead of $110. Instead of properly adding the meal and tip, they went ahead and bumped the tip to $40 to match my drunken math. This is unethical and disgusting. I have make many tipsy adding mistakes and the restaurant always just adds the tip to the other costs and does the math honestly. I have not contacted the management yet, but expect to get a full refund if they are more honest than the person adding numbers on their computer.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a reservation for 9
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/17/2010
    We had a reservation for 9 p.m., we arrived a few minutes early, and indicated we wanted to be seated inside. We were told the table wasn't quite ready, so we went downstairs into the bar to wait. About 15 minutes later, I checked on our table, still not ready. 20 minutes later, still not ready. After 10 p.m., we were told our table was ready and were seated outside. We asked to be inside and were told it would be just a few minutes. Five minutes later, the host came out and said the table he thought was finishing up was in fact just getting their entrees. Two of my friends were cold, so I went home and got sweaters for them. Food was good, waiter excellent, but being seated over an hour late was inexcusable.
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  • A wonderful setting for dates
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2010
    A wonderful setting for dates - only flaw is that tables are rather close to one another, but otherwise the townhouse ambiance is warm. Food was very good, and I thought the waitstaff knew when we needed them, and knew when to leave us to the food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I visited Floriana on my one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/10/2010
    I visited Floriana on my one year anniversary and I enjoyed the time. My server Chad was excellent and is highly recommended. I will be going back. The food was great and the candle light made for a very romantic evening. The only way this restaurant could be better would be valet parking :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If I lived in the neighborhood,
    HealthyFoodLOverVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2010
    If I lived in the neighborhood, I'd eat at Floriana's very often. The food and service are so unusually excellent. And I learned by accident of dining there on a Monday evening, that they discount the pastas to half price on Mondays and Tuesdays. How amazing is that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was excellent, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2010
    Food was excellent, service was excellent, ambience was excellent - great romantic spot, especially on a nice night to sit outside. Met with a friendly smile by the owner, and the waiters were fantastic. Definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a great Italian meal!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I hadn't been to Floriana
    MattfromLAVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2010
    I hadn't been to Floriana in two years, but needed to find a restaurant that was open later for a friend and me. Floriana did not disappoint. The lasagne was the same as I remembered when I lived in DC. Good thing some things don't change. Chad, our waiter, was top notch too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Floriana served up terrific
    LadyEttaVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2010
    Floriana served up terrific food to our party of 9 AND graciously and easily provided individual bills. The white table cloths and elegant rooms made it a very special place to celebrate. The meals of note were the hand-made ravioli, the chicken picatta and the risotto. Two of the group also had desserts and they were beautiful -- especially the orange gelato.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was amazing and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2010
    The food was amazing and the food incredible. If you are eating inside, I do not recommend a group larger than 4... it is a small converted row-house and space is tight and limited.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was very good though
    AdequateVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2010
    Food was very good though service was lacking; somewhat rushed and inattentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was excellent,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/14/2010
    The service was excellent, but the food was inconsistent. I'm hoping this was just an off night, because although I haven't been in good long while, the food used to be excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food. Great service.
    EDdc
    Dined on 8/13/2010
    Great food. Great service. Add the lobster tail to your entree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Floriana's continues to improve.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2010
    Floriana's continues to improve. Visit them soon, while you can still get a reservation. I see great things for the new owner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upscale for the neighborhood.
    joyceVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2010
    Upscale for the neighborhood. Reasonable prices. Good menu selection. Very attentive service. We were pleasantly surprised. We considered it a real find. Nice sized portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dined at Floriana for years
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/1/2010
    Dined at Floriana for years - it's a keep-you-going-back kind of dining experience. The excellent, friendly service and the patio dining on vibrant 17th Street make for a pleasant evening. Cocktails are generous and well-made and the food has take-you-home (to Italy) flavors. Highly recommend this restaurant for casual or special occasions.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow! We have never been to
    katemallVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2010
    Wow! We have never been to this little gem before! LOVED it. Food was excellent. Service terrific. Will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • this was about our third time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/18/2010
    this was about our third time in the last six months. Just a very pleasant tasty dining experience. In that neighborhood it is our choice. And if the weather permits sitting outside, then people watching is as good as the food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had the lamb chops and they
    Christopher
    Dined on 7/16/2010
    I had the lamb chops and they where good. My dates shrimp where overcooked but the dish still tasted good. Very loud and crowded inside. Pricey for what you get. We will not be returning anytime soon.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing place to eat and have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/13/2010
    Amazing place to eat and have fantastic wine !!!!!! service was excellent and the food couldn't have been better!! My partner and i hadn't been in a while.... maybe a couple of months or so... but, have come to find that, The new Menu, is fantastic!!!! THE DUO OF DUCK, (ground duck and pate served over pasta is delicious !! ) and the Vongole ...as well as the tuna seared rare over arugula with wasabi sauce is divine !!!!! mignon and zuca are classics.. FABULOUS !!!!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I amazed by the improvements
    GraceBobVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2010
    I amazed by the improvements & innovations I encounter on each visit to Floriana. What was my neighborhood joint, is quickly becoming one of my favorite restaurants in Washington. We last went on a hot summer night to find a happy energetic staff and a new menu perfectly suited for the warmer weather. Still featuring the classic Italian food I have come to love, with subtle changes in ingredients & preparation that really illustrates the high quality of the food. We were greeted (by name) and seated inside (taking advantage of the a/c) immediately. We started with the paté & the grand marnier scallops- both very good, and generously portioned. A "duck duo" of duck & pate bolognese was the highlight of the night. Best Martinis in DC!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We finally got to go to Floriana.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/7/2010
    We finally got to go to Floriana. We went with my sister and her family and it was excellent all around. We truly enjoyed it. My husband and I will totally go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorites in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/28/2010
    One of my favorites in the neighborhood. The food is fantastic and the staff is kind and provide excellent service. Sitting outside is a little more casual than inside. Inside is cozy and feels like you are eating at an upscale home. Highly recommended for dates, romantic occasions, and for special events/meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Let me start by saying the
    grazerVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2010
    Let me start by saying the food was excellent and therefore I would return in a heartbeat. One thing that was a bit annoying. Two parties seated after mine received their entrees before us even though our order had been placed well ahead of them. Our entrees did arrive about 5 minutes later, but it did prolong our time in the restaurant a bit more than we had planned.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I visited Floriana with a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2010
    I visited Floriana with a couple of friends for their 1/2 price pasta specials on Monday and Tuesday evenings. This is an incredible deal, since all of their pasta is freshly made. They were accommodating to adapt a dish for a vegetarian. Waiter was helpful in choosing entrees and wine pairings. They have a lovely outdoor seating area, though it was too warm (and too many smokers) to sit outside. The bread that was served prior to the meal was subpar, but was accompanied by a wonderful pesto dipping sauce. All of our dishes were excellent. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wanted this to be better.
    TougsVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2010
    Wanted this to be better. Went for father's day and the food was terrible. The pre-package frozen meals in the supper market taste better. The service was very good, of course, we ate at 5:15 so we were the only people in the restaurant. Our server must know the food was awful because she never asked if everything was okay. I could go into detail about each dish but it would take too long. Keep looking.
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  • Floriana is one of my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/18/2010
    Floriana is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in DC. I've never had a bad meal and the pasta is amazing. I studied aboard in Rome and so I am very picky about my Italian food and Floriana's definitely passes the test. This place is perfect for a meal with friends or a date night. It has great outdoor seating as well!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our waiter was very nice and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/18/2010
    Our waiter was very nice and attentive. Service was wonderful (for a party of 7 people) the food was delicious! The butternut squash ravoli is fabulous. My only constructive feedback is the food was not served hot; if it was I would give the food more stars. This is a great neighborhood place, but unfortunately I don't live in the neighborhood! If I did, I would certainly go back and try again to see if the food can be served hot (& not luke warm) for a party of 2.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We come to Floriana's 4 or
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2010
    We come to Floriana's 4 or 5 times a year and have never been disappointed. We shall return again. Soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Italian food at a reasonable
    SCD2VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2010
    Good Italian food at a reasonable price is hard to find in DC. I know because I've been searching for years. Floriana is probably my favorite so far, but I have to say the quality of the food and service can be a little uneven, and I wish the menu changed more often with more seasonal ingredients. Still, the people there are very friendly and the atmosphere is warm (and wine is half price on Sundays!). I'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for pre-theatre. Service
    HealthyFoodLOverVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2010
    Great for pre-theatre. Service was exemplary, particularly special because my 3 companions and I asked to share entrées, which are quite generous. The plates were divided before being brought to the table and the waiter was as courteous as if we had ordered 5-course dinners. We tipped as if we had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great. Service
    DCdinerVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2010
    The food was great. Service wasn't great - it took forever to get our drinks, and we never received bread, even though we asked for it twice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent place!!! Pastas
    Luv2doWIneVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2010
    Excellent place!!! Pastas were homemade and delicious. Would definitely return when visiting Washington, DC. Half price wine on Sunday was GREAT!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had an early reservation,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/23/2010
    We had an early reservation, 5:00pm, on a Sunday because of theatre tickets later. Therefore, we were the only couple seated inside. Intimate feeling inside, and nicely deocrated. Found the music to be very romantic, complementing the interior. The service was excellent and the waiter very atuned to reading body language,etc. Never felt rushed, nor neglected. The stuffed calamari was good, though not very distinctive. I wouldn't order it again. We both had the tortellini mignon, which had a yummy tomtoe base soup. Very flavorful. Bottle of wine was half price on Sundays, if you wanted. All in all,a very pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Had been here once before
    t8teVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2010
    Had been here once before but honestly forgot about it. The bread service is amazing. We shared spaghetti/meatballs and the tortelloni mignon - best spaghetti I've ever had, and the tortelloni is to die for! Outdoor seating is well served for those who enjoy, but the quiet dining room was more my style. Had the best evening ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Seafood risotto with truffle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2010
    Seafood risotto with truffle oil was to die for! Some of the best I've ever had. Service was great too. Only problem was the seating - some of the setups put you in awkwardly close proximity to other parties at nearby tables.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate