Fiola Mare

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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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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for joining us for Christmas Eve! We will be service our Chef's tasting menu as well as our a la carte dinner menu for Christmas Eve online at www.fiolamaredc.com/menus! We look forward to hosting you!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 2352 People Are Saying
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s perfect for all occasions

OT
Denver
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure!

SW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Maria Menu is an excellent luncheon value. Seafood was extraordinarily fresh. Desserts okay. Appetizers excellent. Drinks predictably expensive. Valets excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The lobster of the ravioli was undercooked. It made my wife sick.

SL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is great place for celebrating an special occasion! The food was so delicious and very much of the Michelin quality! We were pleased and hope to be back soon.

n
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff were friendly, attentive and very knowledgeable about food and wine. Food was superb - every bite. My wife has extensive experience in the restaurant business so she knows good food and service. Only complain is that the seating hostess took us to the two worst tables in a 3/4 filled restaurant which we refused. There were at least 15 open tables for two. This was our 43 anniversary dinner, so while we are not millennials we are still a vigorous, well off, gray haired couple. A tab over $300 should get you a nice seat to go along with their nice anniversary card. By all means go - but be very firm about getting a good table.

QX
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

the food is a bit overcooked and the seafood isn't of the best quality. I had better experience last time. Please maintain the service you provide/

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The setting is lovely but the food is overpriced for what it is.

s
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We keep coming back! Fiola Mare has it all - elegant ambiance, delicious food, great people-watching if you want it, and exceptional service. They really shine.

F
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress ‘Roxy’ (Roxalana) was top notch: knowledgeable and incredibly amicable .

e
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual this is a top spot in DC. Sometimes noisy and less wonderful at dinner, but the brunch was perfect. Weather helped.
Service was outstanding, and the smaller dishes at brunch were plentiful and delicious.

SS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious, super fresh, gorgeous meal! We had a wonderful evening and highly recommend Fiola Mare.

c
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was very good. The service was not good. It was extremely slow. The Manager apologized and gave us free sides and desserts. But, that didn't overcome the slow service and the effect on our evening. I would not recommend this restaurant to friends.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The overall experience was fantastic. Our waiter was amazing and everything recommended was exactly what we expected. We have tried to get in before and are glad we finally did. Great restaurant!

GA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Many thanks to the Turkish manager Canver Satkialp. Our server was also very good! Spaghetti with prawns was too much “Aldente” for me but its sauce was good. We had salt covered Bronzino de-boned and served at the table side. It was delicious!

L
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fiola Mare...my new FAVORITE restaurant!
Take me back to Fiola Mare! Spent a lovely Friday evening there a week ago, and after fighting rush hour traffic, settled into the oasis of this wonderful restaurant. Our server was wonderful...professional...charming...efficient, and the food was absolutely delicious! First ordered a frozen rum cocktail. It was yummy, but too frozen to drink easily, and tasted like a piña colada. Good, but wouldn't order again due to consistency. Other than that, everything else was fabulous...oysters on half shell, salad, wine, lobster ravioli (pricey for just 3 pieces, but soooo good...I HAD to try it!), and then a wonderful tiramisu! In between these courses, they also served an amazing amuse bouche, and a palette cleanser sorbet. Overall, simply a wonderful evening. Will make this my "special occasion" restaurant! (Also, nice touch that the owner of restaurant greeted us at our table, but I wish she had introduced herself. I only knew that because I saw her in a magazine article.)

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent wedding celebration dinner at the Fiola Mare restaurant, fantastic!!!

MH
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Bad quality of food. Too pricy - which is too bad as the service was outstandingly good.

F
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Fiola Mare were spectacular. They were attentive and knowledgeable with just the right amount of attentiveness. Food was delicious Appreciated the acknowledgement of birthday celebration.

t
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great lunch

PH
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was so nice one of the best waiters we have ever had and food was delicious cannot wait to return.

E
Philadelphia
114 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant. Great service. Had a seat outside a little elevated over looking the water. Very nice. Had a pasta appetizer that I split with my husband and a new fish that I do not remember the name but it was wonderful. Highly recommend the restaurant was very good.

AB
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were outstanding. The decor was amazing.

I feel so much grief typing this next thing. Based on my experience.... This is a place that a number of fat old men bring their young female hired dates for dinner. It was so awkward. It’s been days and I am still upset about it.

I was there celebrating my son’s Birthday. We are from out of town and he is a freshman at a nearby school

I understand that you can’t tell who made a reservation and I don’t fault the restaurant. It seems like it would be a great idea,however, not to seat an obviously middle aged woman with a family in tow In between TWO creepy old white men with obviously close to underage young women of color. I could be judgmental but I haven’t seen in my well traveled live many fat old men wearing extraordinary expensive watches dining with perhaps not 18 year old beautiful women of color wearing blood red boots that went half way up their thighs

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was not as good as it was. Disappointing.

CR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for a wonderful dinner. Had a great meal and wonderful service.

d
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. It was very well paced. We followed the recommendation of a bartender to order the lobster ravioli as an appetizer and split it. It was fantastic. I had the bucatini with prawns as a main course and it was also excellent. The food was phenomenal overall and the price is high. It is well worth it as a special occasion place.

DD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Our preferred tables remained empty throughout our visit. We were not permitted to move to our preferred table.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had to wait for one whole hour for our food to come. They gave us complimentary dessert, but for the price I didn’t expect high end restaurant could missed placing our order to kitchen.

AB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and ambiance. Very pricey, but worth the expense. Had the burrata for an appetizer and the lobster ravioli for my entree. Best meal I have ever had. Dessert (tiramisu) was good, but not wow.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful night to spend for anniversary!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

DK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 30th Anniversary at Fiola Mare for brunch and it couldn’t have been nicer. The food was great, the service excellent and the location perfect. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

H
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience for special out of town guests
Every detail was perfect. Food, service, ambiance - all terrific

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fiola Mare was a dining experience! Aaron our waiter and John our Som were fantastic and made the experience just right. We will definitely be visiting again soon. Well done on all fronts; great food, drinks, wine, service, decor, ambiance and location.

MN
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious and well presented.

C
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had to wait a little bit too long for the food which is pretty unusual at Fiola Mare.
However, our waiter was amazing!

OT
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great View w Attentive Services! Average foods compared to other high end seafoods restaurants! Round up to 4 stars!

S
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely venue
Very pricey for quality of food

OT
Washington DC
220 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service from Ben and Fernando (the best). Sommeliers should have a bit more experience at a place of this stature.

PL
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit celebrating a birthday. We sat outside the n the upper level which worked out great. The service and food was impeccable. The cocktails were creative. We shared a fluke appetizer, a salad and the salt crusted bronzing for two with spinach and asparagus. Everything was prepared to perfection. The valet parking was very easy. We will be back!

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