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Fiola Mare

4.8
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2972 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Fiola Mare is open during Phase-2. We do not guarantee any specific seating. Kindly note, outdoor dining is base only on the availability at the arrival time. You cannot make a reservation for outdoor dining guaranteed. To ensure all our guests enjoy our restaurant we have a reservation time limit; Lunch: 45-minutes, Sunset/Brunch: 1-hour and 30-minutes, Dinner: 1-hour and 45-minutes. Our DINING GUIDE provides important information about changes to your dining experience and what you can expect. Learn more at www.fabiotrabocchi.com.

Fiola Mare offers a selection of a la carte dinners as well as, wine, beer, spirits, and cocktail kits – delivered to your door or available for No-Contact Pickup and Home Delivery.

All orders can be placed up to 5PM for same day Pickup or Delivery. Please note that our at Home prepared dinners for 2 take at least 30 minutes to prepare, please keep this in mind when selecting your preferred pick-up time for same day orders.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2972 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MyeshaP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I would not recommend going to Fiola Mare during COVID or after. The first thing I was informed of is the time limit at the table of 1 hr 30 min, which I thought was completely tasteless. I was celebrating a birthday and brought a cake with me to share at the table. I was informed that I could not cut or eat my cake at the table because things from the outside are not allowed. I thought that policy was ludicrous because literally people bring jackets, purses, etc in the restaurant, which are technically from the outside. Nevertheless, we pressed on. Our waitress was fine, she did her job gracefully and was very funny. We all ordered the lobster ravioli, which was $55. The dish tasted great but I think we were all shocked when we received 2 ravioli and 2 pieces of lobster. It was so tiny that it was more like an hor d'oeurve than a dish. It is criminal to me that Fiola Mare thinks it is appropriate to charge that amount for 2 lobster ravioli and 2 small pieces of lobster. I have no problem paying that amount for quality food but that dish was severely overpriced. At that point I did not wish to press on and order anything else. With the time limit on the dinner, I think we were all ready to go at that point. We all left HUNGRY and underwhelmed. It completely put a damper on my birthday celebration. For that, I will not return and would caution any one else to do the same.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant by the water had a great time for my birthday

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vipKaraH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! We were supposed to get married on 9/12 but due to the pandemic we postponed the wedding. We went to Fiola Mare to celebrate the occasion and it couldn't have been better! The service, food, beverage, atmosphere was all fantastic! Thanks for making it such a special night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Tough start but manager made the night. He’s excellent at his job... great turn around.

We know it’s covid and it was raining but we let the restaurant know it was our 20th anniversary before we arrived, however we were seated in a cafeteria style table. We let the manager know it was our anniversary and he moved us.

Once at a better table the service was not happening... this also changed with the manager; he made our night better. What started off rocky became a good learning experience on how to save the meal. Well done to the manager but for this caliber of restaurant it should be treating all patrons well and service is key to going out to dinner.

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vipLauraD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect peaceful lunch on the water. The food and service were both excellent and it was also a very nice experience for my toddler, who loved the pasta with tomato sauce and fresh bread.

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AndreaA
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place! The food and the service are incredible!

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vipMoco
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service as always. Once again, apps shined. Eggplant, hamachi real standouts. Squid ink pasta w octopus and sea bass were delightful entrees. The custard w nectarines and peaches was a great way to end.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Service was very slow. We sat for 15 minutes without any service. The new waiter was not on the ball. She did not know which drinks were included with the champagne brunch.

We got our bread basket after the 1st course which we asked for multiple times.

We had to flag down other waiters and bussers for water, ice etc.

We had to ask another waiter for the check. It was all in all a disappointing meal with a view.

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vipJasonK
London
35 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous in every respect! Thrilled that they have adjusted so well and not compromised on any of their stellar food, service, experience.

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marinI
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was amazing. Be aware that they will tell you when you arrive that you have to be out in 90 minutes-- which was impossible given that they didn't seat us for 20 minute and then didn't take our order for another 30. Masks are required with all interactions with servers-- so be prepared to have to stop your conversation repeatedly to put on masks and let the servers refill your water, etc.

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Lowstagfoodjunkie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall the experience was great. Food was delicious and the service was excellent. Only recommendation is to have some sort of mosquito repellent for the patio/outside seating area because the mosquitoes had a good meal as well. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for dates and special occasions.

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ELVIRAD
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and fantastic view. Perfect for special occasion!

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Alejandros
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

If there is inclement weather in the forecast a reservation is not really valid anymore. If it rains be ready to wait an extra 45mins for your table. The food was great and the service as well, but the hostess adds pressure and makes your meal uncomfortable when you are reminder that you have a limited amount of time for the table as soon as you are seated.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Pouring rain which caused 45 min delay in seating for 7:15 reservation. Ended up sitting outside under leaking roof. I kept dodging water drops and getting splashed . Food was only average. This used to be our best special occasion restaurant for family and out of town guest. We were celebrating a birthday and no acknowledgement. Won’t likely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service but too noisy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding dining experience at the best restaurant in DC. Service, food, ambiance exceptional.

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sporadicdiner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fiola Mare is one our favorite restaurants and where we typically go for most celebrations. Even in the current COVID times, the food is amazing - we always order the seafood tower, and entrees and desserts are outstanding. The staff is usually fabulous too - we had reservations on a very stormy night that also coincided with many blocked streets, so we arrived about 20 minutes late. We called to let them know we were delayed and they were very understanding. Although it did seem like table service suffered a little, however, we still love it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was awesome. Good good.

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vipDavid
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance great. Set up for virus. Great to add restaurant and service ambiance to their great food.

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JordonL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I came in for our anniversary dinner and we really enjoyed ourselves. The service was great, covid restrictions enforced, the food was fresh and delicious and the drinks were perfect. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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vipDCNative2325
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

This place has gone so far down hill. Besides being a miserable experience during Covid, the food was a 5 at best. I had the Halibut with mushrooms and it was so salty I could hardly eat it. It was also cold because I had to wait 20 minutes for the bathroom as they will only let one person in at a time, but they have no problem letting anyone walking by from the waterfront come on in. My friend got the scallops - also a 5/10 and for $50 you would think you would get more than 4 quarter sized scallops with two raw radishes, 3 basil leaves, and a sprinkle of other bits of raw vegetables. It would've been hilarious if we hadn't spent $250 (for 2 people) on a miserable experience. The waiter had to be begged to bring us more water multiple times and served us over the back of our booth TWICE - I'm not kidding! We were seated at a kind of circular table and he brought us bread (had to ask for it) and a dessert over the back of the booth. Insane. This used to be a favorite but after this, I'll never go back.

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Wolfsthurn
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely great. I was a little bit disappointed that the full portion of lobster ravioli seems to have shrunk over time but they still taste outstanding. Our waiter was friendly,attentive and efficient.

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vipDCeater
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful view right on the water. Food was amazing as usual! Service was a little delayed with the limited staffing but everyone we met was very pleasant and friendly! Thank you for the extra precautions with Covid and extra cleaning and sanitation

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YaniM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Fiola Mare was an absolute delight. The service was prompt! We were late for our reservations and they were still able to accommodate us. Food was super fresh, beautifully plated and absolutely delicious! I look forward to dining here again soon.

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vipMimi
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a wonderful experience! To be outside on the Georgetown waterfront on a lovely evening with exceptional food and service in this pandemic was such a treat! The brodetto and the lobster ravioli are musts!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have not dined out much during COVID which is why I chose Fiola Mare as the place to celebrate my new job and birthday. The service and food is still amazing. We even got a delightful greeting by Maria Trabocchi. What I was impressed with the most this time is their high standards for safety during COVID. Not just for the guests but for their own staff. A restaurant that does their part and asks guests to do their’s as a way to protect each other. I would not hesitate to go back again and again.

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JennyO
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food! The chef made a mistake with our order, but gave us an excuse and a compensation we were happy with. Professional!

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MikeK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice outside sitting, service is excellent, but price is way too much for the portion sizes. So value overall ifs only 3 stars.

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gedwards
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite seafood!
Best Tiramisu EVER
Great hospitality from beginning to end!

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NebraskaDC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my girlfriend for her birthday and this place is a ten. Also the best oysters I’ve ever had.

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Yolanda
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined here many times over the years with great enjoyment. This last time was certainly one of the best. And, I must say that I felt very safe and my guest was most comfortable and pleased with the evening. Kudos!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner for a friend’s birthday. They made it feel as ‘normal’ as possible during covid restrictions. Loved the nitrogen-frozen herbs at table with the burrata

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DCSEA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server was excellent. We took his advice on all selections and enjoed it all!

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AndreaS
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place!!!
But the portion maybe could be bigger

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vipM1973
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Portions small. Wine list sparse and egregiously overpriced for quality. Desserts good. Overall not worth price.

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vipHoney
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Suggest a better set up for checking in other than standing in the rain for 10 minutes until hostess was ready for you.

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a jewel. The people were friendly and the waitress was very helpful and not annoying. The food and drinks were amazing! I loved everything from the lobster ravioli down to the delicious slice of chocolate cake. I will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Small portions and food was good but not really exceptional in any way.

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vipAndrewWadsworth
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect lunch - exquisite service from Christos.

MC
vipMCNguyen
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was very nice as usual except for the one-hour time slot allocation. I think even for lunch, 90 mns would be better. Most people come to Fiola Mare for a nice lunch, not an eat and run so 60 mns was just a little rushed to celebrate a 90th birthday

FAQs

Fiola Mare offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 525-1402 ext. 1.

Fiola Mare is rated 4.8 stars by 2972 OpenTable diners.

Fiola Mare does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://fabiotrabocchi.myguestaccount.com/guest/egift.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.