Ristorante La Perla of Washington
The name says it allI passed by La Perla completely by chance with a few friends and ended up going with my dad. He absolutely loved it (as did I). Everyone is very friendly, including the chef. The pastas are all freshly made and the bread is phenomenal. I have been there more than once now and I would recommend it to my friends.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Anniversary Dinner for 7The reservation staff adjusted twice on short notice for our group of 7, Owner/Chef couldn't have been more accommodating including an off-the-menu entre selection, wait staff were helpful and timely, food was excellent, hard-to-find quality on the Gibson Martinis, surprise on the house lemoncellos and anniversary dessert.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThey never miss a beat!The owner stops and talks with everyone, having just come from preparing or overseeing the preparation of your amazing meal!!!
The food is MARVELOUS. Fresh, flavorful, unique. Even the desserts are made in house.
The room is packed yet you do not feel claustrophobic. You have your own space. You can hear to talk with your party...the noise is not prohibitive.
The ambience is great...many priceless treasures throughout including the chandeliers that were brought back from Italy.
We don't go often enough.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat choice for a special occasionAlways a great choice for a birthday or anniversary. Food is wonderful, ambiance perfect, and you never know who you will be sitting next to - a Senator, Congressman, Diplomat. Great restaurant.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was perfect. TheyEverything was perfect. They even greeted me by name when I entered. There were so many wonderful choices it was hard to decide. Fresh, fabulous, delicious. They even gave my friend a bday desert with candle without me reminding them. Oh, did I mention the pasta.Go.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Caesar salad ,vealWonderful Caesar salad ,veal marsala, and cantada dessert.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely outstanding mealAbsolutely outstanding meal and evening. We had reserved a table for four at 7 PM. Seated promptly. Tables nicely spaced. The four of us had gnocchi, cannelloni, trout with crabmeat. and a daily special langoustine and pasta as our main courses. Delicious. Service was gentle and non-rushed and appropriately in the background instead of in your face. Kiss of Naples desert (ice cream covered in chocolate and chocolate sauce) makes my all-time list of great deserts. Ambiance was superb. Noise letter was perfect--- nice hum and hubbub of indistinguishable conversations giving the room a warm glow, yet we were all able to converse without leaning in or raisin our voice. One of the nicest evenings out for dinner I have had in a very long time.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is "old school" ItalianThis is "old school" Italian for sure, right down to the "elder statesmen" serving as waiters. You'll find all of the traditional Italian fare here, ranging from Veal Marsala to Spaghetti Carbonara, all done very well and served direct from the kitchen.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was helpful atThe service was helpful at the beginning and then became not helpful at all. He got very rude towards the end. The food was excellent. The chef came out and talked to us. This place has a great location and is a really relaxing venue.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMTry it you will be very happy!The waiter offered a great Moscato. The food was GREAT, prepared to everyones liking, and the service was excellent. There were 7 of us and everyone had the feeling we chose a great restaurant. We had a wonderful time.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best italian food in WDC.The best italian food in WDC. Salads were our starters. dinner for us was fish, chicken and pastas. All good flavors and cooked perfect!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI've dined here often. AndI've dined here often. And have never been disappointed.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMService was very prompt andService was very prompt and polite, the food was outstanding with the exception of the calamari which we ordered as an appetizer. It was not bad but not as unique or of the caliber of the rest of the meal. Excellent wine selection, ambiance was nice not too loud to have a conversation. I would definitely go back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA thoroughly enjoyable experience.A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Attentive service without hovering. Precisely the kind of great Italian restaurant I was seeking. The chef/owner, Vitorrio was gracious and added to our dining experience. We had a terrific table!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent! Love the troutExcellent!
Love the trout with spinach and crabmeat!2/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI had the trout stuffed withI had the trout stuffed with spinach and crabmeat and it was fantastic!1/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Italian find near Georgetown.Great Italian food and wonderful service. Highly recommend. Reasonable for a quality Resturant.12/30/2012 12:00:00 AM