Fiola Mare

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$50 and over
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Seafood
Evoking the seaside dining experience found along the coasts of Italy and the Mediterranean, Fiola Mare specializes in the freshest, most pristine seafood prepared with elegant simplicity through delicate and subtle additions of color, flavor and texture. Fiola Mare is a place to enjoy the highest quality seafood and wines paired with the finest hospitality and service in the city.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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S
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch! Their special three course lunch had several options to choose from, and each course was wonderful. The view from the dining room is beautiful. We will definitely go back.

j
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful location with a great view of the river. nice and open, professional wait staff. The food was beyond reproach. Had one of their mocktails, did not care for the carrot juice concoction, but it had qualities that I am sure many would enjoy. Their was a problem with the bread delivery, and the meal really demanded a little bread on the side, otherwise, quite the perfect meal.

RC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Great service.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiters and one of my favorite places to go for business events. The booths by the window are my favorite.

c
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Our server Roxy was wonderful. Champagne Brunch was lovely and we were thrilled!

B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had problems once again with a gift certificate we tried to use. So much confusion trying to straighten out the mess.

MG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a bit of slow due to peak time and some favorites were not available — sea scallops, branzino... need to stock up a bit more!

MM
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was very expensive for the category, I believe it is a little pretentious

HD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the Pre-theater menu. We got to the restaurant around 15 minutes late, but our waitress made sure we had our food in a timely manner allowing us to make it to our show on time. Everything we ordered was delicious and our waitress, Roxy, provided great service.

R
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

I did not like the sitting. I am a regular customer in all the Fabio’s restaurants including the one in Coral Gables. There were several open tables with no reserved sign that I wanted that were better than the two I was given.

FR
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice restaurant, good food; fair value ; would recommend to friend

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully prepared dishes, with seafood specialities. The burrata with persimmon was outstanding as was the lump crab cake.

WW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, wine... Lovely place on a sunny day, with views of the Potomac River. Superb.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service. This is one of the best restaurants in the DMV. Good for all celebrations.

JM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience all around! One of the best restaurants in DC.

MM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun ambiance! Incredibly attentive service. Glorious creative food. The Dover Sole was exactly as it should be prepared. Yum! We will return.

PM
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Simply way over priced for the quality and preparation of the food. The sole was cold. The lobster ravioli was overcooked to a hard rubber consistency. If you can’t cook lobster you have no claim to be a fine seafood restaurant. The staff were excellent.

GY
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very special place. Excellent in every regard. Not cheap
But a super choice for a special treat

FP
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and every service aspect of the restaurant was amazing and I highly recommend.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here before once for dinner . We thought that if would be nice to go bs k for lunch during the holidays

We didn’t expect that because it was Sunday that they would have a brunch -. And that limited the selections we were interested in

We had the oysters which were perfect !!

Then decided to try the Adriatic mixed grill , wilted spinach and hay smoked potatoes

Everything was perfect !! We , however , would prefer a little more fish and less calamari — and we would swap the half lobster for more langoustine !! But cooked and seasoned exactly the same !!

Staff are perfect — as is the overall decor and ambiance !!

Definitely will be back !!

DM
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived, we loved this spot. The bar and entire restaurant was beautifully and simply decorated. The service was outstanding! The food was well worth the cost but would definitely make this a once in a while/special occasion spot. We will certainly be back!

D
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service and location. Brunch was solid. It might be a better dinner spot than brunch.

AL
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome. Always amazing. Staff is fantastic, top quality.

W
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Viola Mare gets my vote for best restaurant in DC. The combination of tastefully appointed dining room, outstanding service, spectacular foo and lovely views. Today’s meal exceed our expectations, driven in part by our server

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite, as always.

SR
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third time eating here and the best. The ambiance is very classy, and the food was exraordinary. My wife and I shared the robinfish as an appetizer and it may be the best starter I've ever tasted. Then we got the pasta with white truffle grated on it. Stunning! Main course were two fish dishes, both very good. Excellent unibtrusive service, but never needed to ask for anything. Not cheap, but so special.

SS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always

T
Pittsburgh
100 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve was delightful ! Food , service and surroundings were wonderful !!

O
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit here on New Year’s Eve. The food, recommendations and service were outstanding. We went early prior to a show at The Kennedy Center and they were respectful of the time.

S
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambience are always superb!

AK
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent services by a nice lady who was very knowledgeable and told us everything we wanted to know about white truffles. Will definitely go back next time we are in DC

S
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

impressive restaurant with very good food and good overall ambiance but great ambiance if you sit by the windows on the right side. The staff tries very hard to give you a super high end restaurant experience. The mussels and Table side branzino were delicious. I’m not a dessert person but the donut dessert with the crème sauce for dipping was absolutely delicious. Great place for a special occasion.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was phenomenal and the service understated but first class

TW
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was fantastic. Miriam our server was the best!

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!

OP
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and the ambiance was unmatched. The forbidden rice risotto is an absolute must.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We went to Fiola Mare for the second time to celebrate our engagement. Coincidentally, we were sat in the exact same booth as the first time we went a year before. The food was not as great as we had remembered but I also feel we were steered the wrong way by our waiter, Alex. He was very condescending to us and set an overall negative tone for our evening. The staff also seemed to want to rush us along even though they knew we were celebrating a very special occasion. We will think twice before returning and if we do, will specifically ask for Roxy, our waitress from our first visit, who had made a normal dinner exceptional for us.

OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome birthday dinner.

S
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, from the moment we arrived until we got into the car to leave. The service, the food, the ambiance...everything was just lovely! Our waiter was extremely attentive without being intrusive or overbearing...very, very helpful. The food was delicious...I'd return in a heart-beat.

MJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. Sofie was on point!!!