Arcuri

4.1
89 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Reviewed on February 23, 2018
Overall4foodserviceambience

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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vipAlyssaR
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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vipMego410
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2016
Overall2food3service1ambience2

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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jimbo
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipKateInDC
Washington DC
194 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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vipEllenP
Richmond
36 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience2

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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vipSofia
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience1

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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DGFood
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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FoodieTendencies
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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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Birthdaygirl
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2016
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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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vipsharjohn
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pizza is very good with thin crisp crust.

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vipSaucey
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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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vipJt33
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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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msmwc
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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RobP
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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vipScooter22
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2015
Overall4food2service2ambience4

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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Gtowndiner
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2015
Overall2food2service1ambience1

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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RachelH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2015
Overall3food2service2ambience4

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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vipPattyP
New England
77 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipccfoodz
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Brana
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2015
Overall4food3service3ambience3

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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Rhonda
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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DCB1
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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vipPattyP
New England
77 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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vipglover
Washington DC
90 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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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chiquitajudy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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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DCgrad2015
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Cardiogirl
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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vipsrussell3
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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aush
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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LaurenB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipUvajillybean
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2015
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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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vipSeanO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipvalueseekinggeorgetowner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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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Arcuri offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 827-8745.

Arcuri is rated 4.1 stars by 89 OpenTable diners.

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