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Aria Pizzeria & Bar

3.3
3.3
648 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria

Join us at Aria Pizzeria & Bar, where we’re dishing-up all your favorites: handmade pizzas, panini, salads, wraps and baked pasta dishes. These crowd pleasers may be small on attitude, but they’re definitely big on flavor.

Complete with hi-def TVs, daily drink specials, live entertainment, and a laid-back atmosphere, Aria is a little slice of happiness in the heart of DC.

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What 648 people are saying

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3.3
3.3 based on all time ratings
  • 3.4Food
  • 3.3Service
  • 3.3Ambience

NoiseModerate

72% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. O

    Ohioian

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2014

    overall1food2service2ambience2

    I hosted an event here and little did I know it was their last night in business. I was very disappointed because #1 I didn't know and #2 they had NOTHING left! They had no bottled beer, no white wine and SMALL selection of draft and red wine. They did what they could and I understand it was their last night but it really ruined my event by having no selection what-so-ever. People left so they could get a drink of something they wanted.

  2. MR

    MouseRat

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2014

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    For some reason they let me make a reservation at 8:30 and then waited until 7:15 to call me and tell me they closed at 8. Instead of saying they were sorry, they just hung up the phone as I was asking questions. I called back to speak with a manager but she was no help as well. She even stated that it was my fault as my dinner reservation was past normal dinner hours. All this happened as I was going to pick up a client at the airport (who the dinner was for) so I was unable to make another reservation.

  3. n

    nesrobin4

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My previous visit to Aria was a disaster, however Aria redeemed itself receiving an outstanding ovation my from group. We received our delectable pizzas and tasty sangrias in a timely manner. The weather was great and the atmosphere was lively. Aria is a great restaurant in the federal triangle area.

  4. BL

    BusinessLunch

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2014

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Aria is a decent place to grab a sandwich, salad, or a pizza. However, the place seems tired, but that is likely because it is closing. According to the website, on September 30, Aria will be closing its doors. Hence the reason I checked "would not recommend to a friend".

  5. HB

    HBam

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Went out for a work lunch and the food was good and we finished within an hour.

  6. RW

    ReneeW

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place, had the spaghetti and meatballs for the entree and the cannolis for dessert. The service was excellent as well as the atmosphere!!!

  7. e

    eatinitup

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2014

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The food was good and service was good, despite what previous reviews say about the service being slow. What I enjoyed most was the music playing while you enjoy your meal is best! 70's, 80's blend with a touch of 90s at least that how it was when I was there. Loved it!

  8. FO

    FamOf5

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2014

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Food quality (except for pizza) was below national chains.

  9. C

    Candy

    Washington DC

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2014

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Convenient downtown restaurant with delicious sandwiches and salads. Pasta dishes are also good. portions small.

  10. m

    mamaelle88

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2014

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The food was delicious but the service was slow. While our adult entrees came oUT first, our children waited an additional 10 minutes for their food.

  11. a

    acdiner626

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2014

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    Your service was terrible. Waitresses were slow/rude. Kitchen got our order wrong (forgot chicken on salad) and then we were charged for the chicken on the bill anyway and offered no free dessert or anything. Took 10 minutes for them to resolve bill.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2014

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    The pizzas were good, although limited for a pizza place- there were about 6 options. The service was lousy. The waitress came to the tAble to take the order, drop off the food and get the bill. The pizza even slid from the metal stand to the floor because it was an old lopsided stand.

  13. FD

    FlyingDutchman

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2014

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Lunch was good, though not exceptional, and the service was friendly. All in all, a great place for lunch.

  14. MO

    MamaO

    Washington DC

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    I hadn't been to Aria for quite some time, even though I work right next door. I was so pleasantly surprised to discover that Aria's patio dining area serves the same great salads Aria serves indoors. I highly recommend any of the salads with grilled chicken. Tasty!

  15. CD

    ChefsDaughter

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2014

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    I arrived at Aria at 6 PM on a Wednesday to find an almost empty interior restaurant, but pretty full outdoor seating. I was seated alone as my friend was meeting me at the restaurant. It took about 15 minutes before I got a glass of water (long enough for the hostess and another waitress to inquire if I'd been served at all yet), the food was lack luster Italian, and the food runner came to our table at least three times with food that was not ours. While the location and outdoor seating is great, as long as you aren't on the Happy Hour side, they can't overcome my poor service, or eating experience.

  16. k

    kak244

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2014

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    I have nothing bad to say about Aria, but I don't have anything good to say either. The food was ok, the service was ok, it was just ok. I won't go back because there are too many other better restaurant in the area.

  17. V

    Visitor

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2014

    overall2food3service2ambience1

    Companion complained of noise inside so we sat outside, and it was hot and v noisy too due to loud music nearby. Also told by guy when I arrived they didn't have room inside for us, though I told him I booked. He seemed quizzical about my booking. Waitress was not attentive and I had to go inside chasing the bill.

  18. I

    Intelqubed

    Washington DC

    119 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Grab a seat outside (the patio is very well shaded in the afternoon / early evening), get a drink from the bar and enjoy the shaded outdoors with live music. That is Aria in a nutshell. The pizza is good. When they have the grill outside going, they have a more expanded menu. But this is a place to enjoy the outdoors. The bartender is always friendly and the atmosphere is always inviting.

  19. j

    junior

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2014

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    We go regularly for lunch and it is pretty good. The menu gives you good choices and it has a good atmosphere. I believe the base time to go is at lunch time. Never been for dinner.

  20. KS

    KathyS

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2014

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    Horrible service is an understatement. Not welcoming from minute one. We had four different waiters, one wasn't assigned. Yellow lettuce and cold pizza. I didn't listen to the bad reviews, but you should!

  21. O

    Opjack

    Kansas City

    48 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2014

    overall2food4service1ambience1

    This place wins the award for poor service. No one was friendly. No one was helpful. And, if you got someone to take your order, you wouldn't see them again for a long time. Sad because the food was really good.

  22. b

    bostondiner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2014

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    When we arrived, the hostess led us to a table that was being moved because a family of 6 didn't have quite enough room with the three tables (that could seat 4) they were currently using. We had to stand there and listen to the hostess, family, and server argue. There were plenty if other tables we could have sat in! By the time we got seated, we were both so grossed out by the situation we ordered drinks and then left.

  23. KP

    KathiPete

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2014

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    This restaraunt while I didn't think it met my expectations, I would go back for another try. Location, ambience were great. Good place to relax after touring DC all morning. Service was less than desireable that day and food was good.

  24. C

    Chicagogurl

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2014

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    The staff was having a difficult time taking care of customers inside and on outdoor terrace. There were many bugs including flies on outdoor dining patio. The order came out incorrectly but the food was good quality. The garlic knots served with salad were not a good bread selection for them to be giving to customers. I would not go back.

  25. R

    Rodinbda

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2014

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Sloppy service - main course arrived just after we'd started our starters then dirty dishes left on our table too long...men's loo was untidy.

  26. A

    Adiner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2014

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Aria had great service when I visited & it was incredibly quick with bringing out our orders. Even after I had made an additional order once our food was delivered, they were to able to bring it out within 5 minutes. I was impressed with their speed. Also ample patio seating available.

  27. A

    Alain

    Washington DC

    94 reviews

    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Once again, we had a very nice lunch in the veranda; food was very good, service fast and not too noisy. This is really one of the best options around the National Mall. If you want to avoid the Smithsonian cafeterias or the McDonald at the Air&Space museum, have a nice lunch at Aria!

  28. A

    Alain

    Washington DC

    94 reviews

    3.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2014

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Still one of the best places close to the Smithsonian museum, in a very nice patio!

  29. p

    pointqueen

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2014

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    we had theater tickets and about 30 minutes to eat. The server took our order and got our drinks and plates out quickly (mixture of sandwiches and entrees) Good feed for the portions and $.

  30. C

    Cheyenne

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2014

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    I visited after work on a Wednesday, prior to going to the theatre and had the chance to take advantage of the $10 all you can eat Happy Hour special. Great deal!

  31. TM

    TriMills

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2014

    overall2food3service3ambience1

    Pros: In Reagan Center, they validate your parking, food was good Cons: Music up way to loud for people to talk with each other, limited menu, outdoor seating area was closed on the most perfect Spring day of the year, staff was more interested in closing early. This is our 2nd time prior to a Capitol Steps show. Staff performance consistent: OK service, OK pleasantries, makes excuses for issues as mngrs/kitchen fault. Menu seems limited for price point this venue is shooting for in terms of variety, quality, and presentation. I may be spending $13 on parking next time to patron one of the places across the street and not get validated. This place is probably great for lunch, but not for dinner on a special night out before a show.

  32. KM

    KMSS

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2014

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Was busy and very loud at the bar. Alot of roudy people I guess from an after work crowd was there. Service was slow but staff was nice. Food was average nothing spectacular. Due to happy hour they ran out of better beers. I wouldn't bring children there at happy hour, even though there is a restaurant area, stiil have noise kids don't neef to hear. If you want bar scene with average food this is your place...just get there at start of happt hour if you want decent beer.

  33. M

    Momsincharge

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2014

    overall3food3service1ambience2

    We were seated immediately for our reservation which was great. However, we waiting over 10 minutes just to be greeted by our waitress. Then, it was another 10 minutes for her to return to get our drink order. By then we were ready to order our meal as well. Our drinks took another 15 minutes to arrive, the meals we ordered took 40. The waitress checked on us only one time during that 40 minutes. Our plates were empty for a substantial amount of time and we had to seek out the waitress for our bill. Thankfully we had enough cash to settle up so we didn't have to wait any longer. 2 hours for a couple of panini's and chips is ridiculous!

  34. BC

    BCHam76

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2014

    overall2food4service2ambience4

    I made a reservation for a group of 10 people. It was supposed to be a lunch for my team. Your wait staff rushed us out of the restaurant and basically stood over our table making us feel uncomfortable and as if we had to rush and finish our meal. Your restaurant was not filled to capacity and people were not waiting to be seating. I often treat my staff to lunch and, in the future, your restaurant will not be our place of choice because of the poor service we received.

  35. t

    theatergoer

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2014

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Used to eat here several years ago and was disappointed with the changes. Much less attractive--more like the food court but on the plaza. still good pizza, though and thoughtful staff.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    2.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2014

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    For such a limited menu, Aria could do a better job on what it sends out of the kitchen. It's a convenient place if you're at Federal Triangle and don't want a full meal. Service at this venue (Aria and its predecessors) has never been good. It's adequate, if tardy; not particularly knowledgeable; amiable but not particularly friendly or welcoming. There is so much potential, particularly for happy hour and service. Oh well. I'll come back because it's right there.

  37. j

    junior

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2014

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Great place for lunch. Good service and good food.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2014

    overall3food2service2ambience2

    They could do better much better

  39. RC

    RockvilleCustomer

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We are vegans, so we were not expecting "great food" of that type at a pizza place. We were wonderfully surprised. The waitress was very attentive and the food was so good that we will definitely be going back.

  40. SJ

    SandJ

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2014

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    I go there because my office is in the building and the food is OK, but the music is always blasting. Every time we ask for it to be turned down, it doesn't happen.

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Aria Pizzeria & Bar is rated 3.3 stars by 648 OpenTable diners

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