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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for joining us for Thanksgiving at Fiola Mare! We will be service our 4 course Chef's tasting menu, $115 per person, $50 for kids, as well as our a la carte dinner menu for Thanksgiving. Our Thanksgiving menu is available online at www.fiolamaredc.com/menus! We look forward to hosting you!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for celebrating Christmas Eve at Fiola Mare! We will be service our Feast of the 7 Fishes, $165 per person, 5 course tasting menu, and our a la carte dinner menu for Christmas Eve. Our Christmas Eve menu is available online at www.fiolamaredc.com/menus! We look forward to hosting you!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for celebrating New Year's Eve at Fiola Mare! We are serving our 5 course tasting menus, $185 for 1st seating & $225 for 2nd seating, and our a la carte dinner menu for New Year's Eve. Our New Year's Eve menu is available online at www.fiolamaredc.com/menus! We look forward to hosting you!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 2497 People Are Saying
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LM
New England
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal for flavor presentation and service! We counted 8 different members of staff that had something to do with serving our dinner. We wished we lived nearby. The dining experience rates in the top five and we have eaten around the world in five star establishments.

DC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We asked to speak with the Sommelier after waiting 30 minutes we selected a wine without her/his help which we did not like. The Sommelier never came to apologize. The food was fine but we did not find the experience a good value; we love fine dining and don’t mind paying for excellence, but this experience was just good and when accounting for price, the value was poor.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic again!

GB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, the food and the service absolutely fantastic

s
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. Outstanding food. Salads are astonishing, unusual and delicious. The “Maria” lunch, 3 courses for $28 is a fabulous deal.

M
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While this was the most expensive restaurant I have ever been to, it might have also been the best. The food was AMAZING! We celebrated my wife's birthday there. The service was impeccable and the atmosphere was awesome. It was expensive, but worth it for a special occasion.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Undercooked gloppy fish- hard pass

Scallops were served thinly sliced- raw with raw mushrooms on top- wtf is that?
Very low quality ingredients for what they charge. The mussels were also raw and old and chewy
The halibut was slimy and wet
The clams were bitter and the noodles not al dente by any stretch

Skip the hype this place is only good to be seen ; not to enjoy a night out with your wife

LP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for my husband’s 60 th birthday. It was perfect. The level of service from our waiter, Alex, and Stefania, the director of customer experience, was nothing short of outstanding. We’ll back sooner rather than later. My husband loves that you have Kerner on the wine list.

Y
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service! Servers and management were extremely attentive. Came by every now and then to see how things were. I didn’t like the sauce on my halibut but didn’t have the heart to tell them. . They gave us some nice sweets as a bonus since we didn’t order dessert! Nice bonus!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Molto buono. Personale gentilissimo. Bellissima vista

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GG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with a friend. My first time. It was excellent. The food, the service, everything!

B
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, and wonderful atmosphere. While the menu is very seafood heavy, there are plenty of tasty options for vegetarians. Would definitely recommend for special occasions and will be back!

EH
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

United States Marine Corps 244th Birthday!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Birthday with terrible service and food. Ice cold.
Our waiter Aaron was great and felt terrible and acknowledged the poor quality of food and seevice

KA
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no more of a Michelin star deserving restaurant in Washington DC than Fiola Mare. We dined here this Saturday night past and were beyond impressed by the excellent overall delivery we received here. The white truffle risotto is to die for. Exceptional wine list and impeccable service. A must visit. Can’t wait to return

ME
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this restaurant, the food has never disappointed. Enjoy the view of the Potomac. Generally come for some special reason, although the Maria lunch menu with its modest price suggests I should come just to enjoy. Nice, attentive service, although you have to ask for bread with your starter.

CW
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous venue. Can’t wait to try it again on Saturday night

V
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in an unparalleled setting.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was fantastic.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular as usual!!

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AL
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night, great food. Excellent service.

NB
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food at Fiola Mare was excellent, with a creative, appealing menu and tasty food throughout. Wine selection was very good. Desserts were attractive although a desirable one was not available when we ordered, midway through the evening. The only complaint I had was that the service was a bit over-powering --- too many people hovering over the table and too much intrusion by the server. We generally enjoyed.

K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

While we really love the restaurant, and have dined there on multiple occasions, we really did not like our seating on that night. We were in the dining room behind the bar near the front of the establishment, and it was simply too cramped.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Over priced, poor quality, flavorless Italian. Do not dine here

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb food (unique, beautifully seasoned) and service is over the top but not at all stuffy. I so appreciated, not only the friendly interaction between the server and myself, but that two of the managers / owners came over in a very friendly and non-intrusive way to inquire how everything was. I was there by myself so this was a welcome interaction. My only suggestions to achieve perfection would be a different music track that was less annoying and maybe seating people in jeans and track shoes (who would blend in at any fast food establishment) in a different area of this spacious restaurant.

KK
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes, great food, great service. Highly recommended!~

C
Oklahoma City
15 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and wine list. Good location as well; would highly recommend to anyone looking for excellent seafood served with a modern twist. Portion sizes are large; two of us shared the sea robin which I believed said it served 3 to 4 (we did not finish) and a half order of the lobster ravioli and were stuffed.

VP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place! Food too expensive when compared to the size of meat you get on your plate... but outside that this place is perfection!

RK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunion with Professor

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Fantastic seafood, great service, and beautiful atmosphere.

B
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our experience at Fiola Mare. Carlos was great. We brought family from out of town, and they loved it.

J
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing - food, service and location. Will definitely be back on next visit to Washington DC !

M
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary. The service was spectacular. We even received a nice note plus a nice visit from the owners wife. This was an amazing experience. Thank you for having us.

LS
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is fantastic! The food is superb – amazing wine list – amazing servers !

DE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was lovely - though nothing particularly surprising or innovative. The service was also generally excellent, but if I’m paying $50+ for an entree I find it off putting at best that the door to the patio directly by our table is repeatedly shot so hard it makes me jump, or feels like it is intended to rattle my bones. Let’s just say it was very nice, but I expect more from a restaurant that once claimed to be Washington’s best.

SB
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came to celebrate my husband's birthday almost a month late! We had been away and then very busy with work and just life in general! He LOVES the grilled calamari at Fiola Mare and I knew that's where he wanted to celebrate!
We loved our table by the window looking at the water. It was cozy and quieter than in the middle of everything! He was very ancy about ordering our food and I told him to just take a breath and enjoy our time together and our delicious prosecco! He realized we are always rushing here and there and everywhere. We had the best bday lunch ever! The service was impeccable and they gave us the space we needed but were there when we did need anything! It was simply perfect! Thank you Fiola Mare!

MG
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Remarkable, early birthday celebration. Utterly delicious food. Will be our ‘go to’ place when back in D.C.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of our favorites, FM was at their best this evening.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Technique was spot on. Well thought out menu with fresh ingredients and attention to detail. Very enjoyable.