Fiola

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Italian
Fabio's flagship, Fiola, is a fine dining Italian restaurant offering prix fixe tasting menus in the main dining room for dinner. Our menus draw inspiration from regional Italian classics, local seasonal ingredients, and family traditions.

In the Ezio Room, our a la carte menu draws inspiration from regional Italian classics, and features appetizers, classic pastas, simply grilled items, and Fiola signature dishes. To book our Ezio Room at Fiola, please visit Opentable or our website.

Kindly note that Fiola does not allow wine to be brought to the restaurant premises for consumption and corkage is not available. Our sommelier team is delighted to assist you in making a selection from our award-winning wine list.

The restaurant features sophisticated private dining spaces for business and social events, and outdoor dining is available from spring through fall on our patio.
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was amazing!

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Hungry800
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The service was uneven. Sommelier, she pushed a wine that was completely opposite to what we asked her for.

They opened a 30 year bottle without giving us the cork to smell or look at. We had to ask.

The food quality and presentation was not special. Food was tepid in temperature where it should be warmer, and candidly flavors were common. We were disappointed.

One of us sat facing the service door.

For a tab for two over $1000 and built in 10% service charge and we left another $100, so 20% tip, they didn't even bother to open our door when we left. We tipped the coat clerk$10.00 she didn't even come and help is with our coats.

Bar service before we were seated was bordering rude. Drinks were diffident.

Disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and a wonderful fine dining experience. I will definitely be returning.

SM
vipSMP1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! All details were covered and memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each course was better than the one before - we were wowed!

MB
vipMarkB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

We went to Fiola for my birthday celebration. The food and service were amazing but unfortunately the noise level was boarding on intolerable. There was a rather large and loud bar crowd that overwhelmed the dining area. One group of bar patrons starting playing a drinking game. I was having trouble hearing my guests. When I am paying $250 per person for a meal, I expect a much better atmosphere and not have to compete with the folks in the bar.

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vipDarylO
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The pre fix menu was very limited and rather pedestrian. went with steak by default and it was not cooked to order. Pretty disappointing.

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TylerB
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful evening out for a special occasion. Definitely should keep this one in the pocket book as a go-to. The staff and Chef were absolutely amazing and took great care of us throughout the dining adventure.

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BobB
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table had the chef’s choice and at the end of the evening all five people said, BEST MEAL EVER!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best meal I've had in AGES. Wait staff was very polite, efficient, and knowledgeable. My husband and I felt very welcome and respected.

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vipDCDiners
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a relaxing delicious dinner with outstanding, knowledgeable service. What could be better?

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christopher
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

thank you, ryan! we had a lovely evening. please give her a raise.♥️

FJ
vipFJAA
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Taking a special client to dinner

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NAMP
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its truly a once in a lifetime experience. The food is amazing and very creative. Made one feels of being transport to Italy even for a brief of time. The service is excellent, very attentive and friendly. The lobster ravioli is so good, very tasty and full of lobster meat. The Sommelier is excellent as well recommending great wine to pair with the food. The handcrafted cocktail sure completed an unforgettable experience.

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vipTrappistLover
Washington DC
177 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fiola is a brilliant restaurant, perhaps the best in town. If you can deal with the high price, this restaurant is great. The food, drinks, service, ambiance, etc., are all outstanding. This is the flagship of Fabio's restaurant empire, for good reason.

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SamanthaO
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pretty overpriced. The food was excellent but zero flexibility to order individual a la carte items.

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vipScarlin
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a 6:30 p m. reservation, albeit an early dining reservation but we were one of two tables seated around that time yet we were incredibly disturbed by guests in the bar area because they were so loud that it was difficult to hear about the courses we were receiving and the wine pairing with each course at our very expensive grand chef tasting. We understand from the wait staff that the restaurant will be going under a major renovation and close during the months of June July and August. We hope they take this into consideration when putting in sound intenuation throughout the restaurant. Otherwise the interesting conversation with the wait staff, the food and the wine pairing were exemplary!! We can’t wait to join them again after the renovation.

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stan
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

After such a great review in the Wash Post I expected a very good meal.
It was just ok. We have had meals that were more than twice as good and much less than half the price.We will never go there again.

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EricR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

High-end dining. Very expensive, but you know that before you book there. Elaborate and showy food presentation, e.g. liquid nitrogen poured beneath the salad bowl! For me, flavorings were delicate indeed, edging towards bland at times. Menu offerings wander far from Italian to other Mediterranean and American eclectic. Predictably fine wine list. Service was warm and attentive, not intrusive or pushy.

At this price point, main dishes and even the side breads and amuse-bouches should all be bursting with flavor, but weren't. Hence, not a great value, though an elegant dining experience.

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vipUnhappy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food is excellent but the number of choices is smaller and that’s a problem as this limits the number of times that one wants to go.

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YevgT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service. Great place for special occasion and business gathering. Definitely must to visit in DC.

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GLENNH
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Fiola a couple of times now, as well as other Fabio restaurants, and once again we loved it. Of the 3 chef dinner menus to choose from, I had the truffle dinner with each course providing yet another incredible way of incorporating them. I look forward to the next time

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience3

They messed up my allergies and included some prohibited foods in my meal, but when I pointed it out they corrected it and meal was otherwise spectacular. But disappointed when I have to micromanage the kitchen though, especially one of this caliber, and if it had been a non-visual contamination I would’ve been very sick.

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vipMarjorieP
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! One of the most amazing meals of my life.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

We expected a 1 Star Michelin restaurant and that is not what we got. The food was sub par, the wine pairing may have been done ourselves, and everything just overall lacked. Highly disappointed in the meal.

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vipPTJPTJ
San Francisco
435 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a fabulous meal at a fabulous restaurant. The service was impeccable. The waitress was extremely knowledgeable; drinks were refilled promptly; and pacing was excellent. The food itself is simply outstanding. I had burrata, pasta, venison and a "rocher."

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Fiola were superb. Unfortunately they had several tables that were finishing their meals at a leisurely pace which resulted in a 30 minute plus delay from our reservation time before we could be seated. The team was very apologetic and ensured we had some snacks prior to being seated. Throughout the dinner the team was extraordinarily polite and helpful. Even let one of our party try the foie. The meal was excellent!

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vipgotruach
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful, elegant restaurant. The food is exceptional, the wine list extensive and the staff all very attentive. If you want a wonderful restaurant for a special evening this fits the bill.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place to celebrate New Year’s Eve. I couldn’t ask more. The food and the service are all the best. Usually in other places I’ve been to, there are usually some dishes that I like and some dishes I don’t, but in Fiola, I love every dish they serve. Really fantastic. Highly recommended!

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vipTCEats
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere! The presentation of the smoky Manhattan was most memorable!

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vipHank
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fiola is a destination restaurant. Everything great.

MG
vipMacG
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Everything is perfect. Seven fishes course is fabulous.

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vipNoVaDiner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Christmas Eve feast of the seven fishes was hit and miss. The lobster course that was described as "butter poached" came with the tail covered in what tasted like barbecue sauce. The "Rudolph" dessert was a hit. Still a nice holiday meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, such good food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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vipBruce
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive, but worth every penny for a culinary experience of the highest order.

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BAba
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining Italian. Food and service are outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my top 5 dining experiences which include Per Se, One and La Tourangelle. Terrific place!

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noname
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were surprised when we looked at the menu, having no idea that everything was prix fixe. Some of our group were not sure they would find dishes they wanted. As it turns out, accommodations were easily made for dietary preferences and everything was quite delicious. The staff was truly exceptional.

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vipshoemaven
Naples
65 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Before theater dinner - server accommodated our very tight schedule. Came back for drinks and dessert after show.

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