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Arcuri

4.1
89 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-friendly

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About

Arcuri in Washington, DC is a casual New American and pizza restaurant. Its menu ranges from classic Italian appetizers and pizza to modern takes on classic restaurant fare. The dining room is cozy and casual and the full bar has plenty of cocktails, wines and beers that will complement your meal at Arcuri. You can also order for delivery or take-out.

Some of the standout pizzas at Arcuri include gorgonzola pizza, fig pizza with fresh cut prosciutto, smoky pepperoni pizza and the funghi bianco with hen of the woods mushrooms, goat cheese, chanterelles, mozzarella. Other items include pastas, chicken aioli bacon, arugula, provolone sandwich and meatball sliders.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation


Brunch:

Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm


Lunch:

Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm


Dinner:

Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 827-8745
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Richard Jones
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Private party facilities
Book your private party @Arcuri

Big Bar, 3 TV's and room for 100
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Private party contact
Joe Chapman: (202) 827-8745
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Catering
Catering available

Anything on our menu is available for catering. If you want something different just ask, we are neighborly and Chef likes to cook!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Calvert St. NW
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Parking details
Street parking is available + whole foods parking lot, CVS parking or Pearsons parking
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Metrobus
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Special events & promotions
book your special event
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.2
service
3.7
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3.8
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

My husband and I eat at Arcuri probably once a month/every six-weeks or so. The pizza and pasta is all quite good and they have a great beer selection. The staff is also great, and they often have good specials for food/beer. We don't have kids yet, but there are often families in there and it is very kid-friendly.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2016

Great for a group. Pizzas are good to split along with a pasta or salad. Staff was very friendly.

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1.0Dined on October 8, 2016

There was a pest control issue with cockroaches on the hosting stand. Recommend not dining here.

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2.0Dined on September 25, 2016

The food was good, but (like everything in the DMV) overpriced. The service was abysmal. Our waiter disappeared for 20 minutes before we could order, and for 30 minutes at the end before we could ask for our check. It's not that we couldn't see him, it's just that we could not flag him down. He would walk by us and totally ignore us. He would watch the TV. We saw him being incredibly attentive to his other 4 tables, just not to us. Not sure what we did to earn that treatment, but that's what we got. Never going back here.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2016

Excellent pasta and pizza dishes. Friendly wait staff knowledgeable about menu patiently answered our questions.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2016

Friendly service and great pizza-- chewy crust, well seasoned tomato sauce, good toppings. What more could you ask?!

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2016

Had an early weekday dinner at Arcuri--we were the only customers! I guess it's more of a weekend/bar kind of place. But the food was good and our waitress was very attentive and helpful. We had the arancini, beet salad, and the funghi pizza. The pizza and arancini were good but not outstanding; I was most impressed by the beets, which had an unusual yogurt dressing with a bit of spice to it. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the neighborhood.

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3.0Dined on July 2, 2016

Not very remarkable, pizza was good but I wouldn't go back. The Bloody Mary was not good.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2016

We were a group of 4. Service was excellent and the food was awesome. Lemon ricotta pancakes were divine. The others in my group had the Uovo and the pasta with poached eggs. All of dishes were great. I will be going back as often as possible!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2016

Great pizza and nice beer selection and overall at an affordable price

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3.0Dined on April 30, 2016

Entrees were can fantastic, but the Bloody Mary was awful. Fortunately the waiter let us switch our "endless cocktails" over to the mimosas.

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3.0Dined on April 30, 2016

Food was very good. Service was super slow and the food didn't come out together. There were only 2 other tables at the time we were there and although we were both large tables of 7/8 had there been any other diners the food may have taken forever. The music was also super loud for a Saturday brunch it was closer to Saturday night at midnight level.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2016

Pizza is very good with thin crisp crust.

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2016

Server was very pleasant and patient with our group, and the person she was training w as equally as nice. We had a great time with wonderful food. Pizza was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2016

Stopped here on a brief stay in the Georgetown DC area. Food was fantastic in every respect. Pasta was all home made and very fresh. Extensive beer and wine menu. Fantastic service. Don't miss.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2016

The octopus was incredible! Also the honey bourbon drink. Great food, friendly service - I arrived well before the rest of my party and was seated immediately and felt very welcome. We weren't rushed and the food was served quickly (drinks somewhat slower). Pizzas had a medium crust - thick edges, thinner base. Great flavor. Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2016

They were great! We had a group of 11, and everything was perfect. They recommended great wine, great apps, and were very accommodating to our 4 kids at the table. Food was excellent. The brussel sprouts and broccoli were among the best I have had. and the pizzas were amazing!

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2016

Planning 30th Birthday for my wife, and the count was very volatile. I was 35 minutes late due to traffic and snow storm, and they held my table. I cannot say enough about how amazing things turned out, and how bad it could have been.

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2015

Yummy, interesting apps. Small menu but great quality. Easy to find items for basic to adventurous palettes. Our waiter, Ethan, was informative, attentive, and very helpful. We had one person with significant food allergies.. The kitchen was very accommodating.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2015

My partner and I have been to Arcuri a few times and we made a reservation for my family and us to eat here on the night before Thanksgiving. I like Arcuri because I can always make a reservation here and count on them to be ever so accommodating!! The service was quite friendly, but could have been more responsive, it did seem fairly busy but it seemed like they should have had one more person on hand. Although as I said they are super accommodating and had us try the wine before deciding on it, it was a wonderful meal. We had a fantastic time and we definitely recommend checking this place out.

Oh and try the Limoncello Frosty, awesome.

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4.0Dined on November 6, 2015

We have eaten here quite a few times since a friend ordered pizza from them. Our last dinner we took a friend from out of town and ordered the pasta. Service was slow. Brussels sprouts were too hard to eat so we sent them back, never to be returned. Bread we requested never showed up either. Hopefully just an off night for the chef but definitely a negative experience overall.

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2.0Dined on November 1, 2015

The food was very average, and thus overpriced. The waiter forgot our appetizers because he didn't write our order down, which turned out to be fine because we probably wouldn't have enjoyed it much anyway.

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4.0Dined on October 24, 2015

We've been to Arcuri a 3 or 4 times in the past few months (having recently moved to the neighborhood) and each time has been great! They have a wonderful rotating beer selection and generous portions.

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3.0Dined on October 17, 2015

The second-time-around was a disappointment. About a year ago, I ate pizza there and I thought it was quite good; not so when I ate there this past Saturday. The sauce was excessively runny and not a lot of cheese. The service was mediocre at best. The waiter did not bring bread, as we requested and seemed in a rush. However, he was friendly. The ambiance is great. Could be a great restaurant. What is needed is better pizza and more attentive service. Offer more specials; there were none on the menu.

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4.0Dined on October 16, 2015

Delicious and adventurous food. Gorgonzola pizza with prosciutto, papardelle with Bolognese, trophie with pesto. All perfectly cooked and presented.

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5.0Dined on September 12, 2015

Great food, drink ambiance and service! I had the eggs with polenta. Outstanding food and service. The never ending Mimosas and Bloody Maries were awesome!

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4.0Dined on August 30, 2015

The restaurant was completely dead for a Sunday brunch. Sat outside which was nice, the mimosas were really good and filled generously. The food/presentation was very average.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2015

Service and food was absolutely wonderful. Got caught up in the city, called and there was a bubbly person that was sincerely ok with us being 20 minutes late. He ended up being our server and just couldn't be nicer.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2015

We went for a pizza (the Smokey is very good!) and a Roman cheese and pepper preparation with bucatini that was on the on-line menu. I was told that the pasta dish was no longer on the menu, but they'd check with the chef. No bucatini (no problem, it can be harder to eat!), but they'd prepare spaghetti with it. Not the best I've had, but pretty good. The best part, though, was their willingness make the special effort to satisfy a customer.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2015

Delicious pasta, extraordinary gazpacho and perfect grilled octopus were the highlights of our meal at Arcuri. Each dish was well prepared and tasty. DNoisy if you sit outside, but worth it to people watch. The service was great.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2015

WE used a travel zoo coupon for brunch for 4. But, as this is our neighborhood restaurant, we go there often. The food is very good - even if many menu items seem a little esoteric. All four of us really enjoyed our brunch entrees. Bloody marys were nicely spicy and substantial - but we all thought lacked a little depth (not enough "tomato" flavor?) . Place was relatively quiet because not many people were there. Service was friendly and knowledgeable.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2015

We went to Arcuri after a work function at the Escape Room. We had a group of 13 people and Arcuri was accommodating to our large group. The service was good and the food was delicious. I didn't give 5 stars for food because I would have liked more group friendly appetizers. I had the gnocchi (sp?) and it was sooooo good! Overall delicious and a great experience.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2015

The staff was very accommodating of a large group with 2 small children (total of 15 people). They gave us the back corner which was nicely tucked away and had 2 long tables. The staff was very friendly and the food was delicious! I would highly recommend Arcuri for anyone with a larger group trying to enjoy a nice dinner.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2015

Delicious house salad, super fresh and very large. Gluten free crust excellent. I had cuatro fromaggi with extra cheese, which was delicious but way overpriced. Excellent service.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2015

Arcuri and there staff were wonderful in hosting a birthday party with 20 guests. They seated us promptly (we had a reservation) at two sets of tables next to each other, printed out extra menus to ensure there was enough for our party, and brought water to us. The service continued to be very good, and the food was wonderful. They went above and beyond in my opinion by 1) splitting checks by couples/individuals as needed and allowing us to supply a homemade birthday cake and candles which they brought out as surprise. I would highly recommend this location and would gladly come again.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2015

The food was great — it's hard to mess up pizza but about as hard to improve on it — and the service was exceptional. (Our server was so fast that I barely got his name.) Thanks for capping a great night.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2015

we had a group of 20 people for brunch on a Saturday and it was perfect! We had out own little area off to the side so we didn't feel like we were bothering other people and could still socialize between the two tables. We didn't feel rushed or overly cramped which happens with a lot of brunch places in DC. The server was great, the owner Bryce, was there helping the server and he was awesome as well. The Gorgonzola pizza is to die for, french toast and lemon ricotta pancakes are a must! I liked having some different options besides normal breakfast food. I would definitely go back!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2015

Endless mimosas for two, plus 2 pizzas, was $35 with a Travelzoo couple. It was quite a steal. I wouldn't be back for full price as it's out of my way, but it was tasty.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2015

The food was great and the staff was extremely accommodating for our large group.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2015

In the over-priced restaurant world of Washington, Acuri is a welcome contrast featuring homemade and delicious pasta dishes, great service, and an easy-on-the-wallet price point.

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