Located in Washington, D.C.�s Georgetown, Fiola Mare serves fresh seafood and Italian cuisine in an upscale, elegant setting. Each meal is made with the finest ingredients and advanced cooking techniques. Fiola Mare has an extensive wine selection and a knowledgeable staff who can help pair wine to each entr�e.
Start out your meal at Fiola Mare with an appetizer like the raw oysters or the caviar. Choose from elegant entr�e options like the honey-roasted Rohan duck breast served with butternut squash or the smoked potato gnocchi. Top off your experience with one of the restaurant�s signature cocktails like the Bellagio cocktail or the forbidden cocktail.
This is our first time ever writing a bad review about a restaurant, and we dine out quite a bit and are not negative people. The service is terrible and the food mediocre at best. 1. Required to place a $50 reservation hold and respond to a confirmation several days ahead, our 7:45 table ended up 8:05. 2. While waiting NEXT TO the host station, we received a call on our cell phone letting us know our table was ready. 3. Our table, at this very expensive restaurant, was IN THE BAR. 4. The couple is the bar table behind us commented on the comical lack of space, as bumped seat back to seat back. 5. The menu is written in Italian without translation and the waitress simply asked if we were ready to order with our explanation. (sorry, Italian is not the major language of DC). 6. While eating our appetizers, the waitress appeared and said, " I hope you are done because your entrees are ready!" In short, this is not the type of service I expect from a $$ restaurant. The food is definitely overpriced (and yes, we have experienced the other high end DC places) but it is the service that really provoked this review. Be wary if you are looking for that special place for dinner.
When I saw the review in Washingtonian that compared this restaurant with Le Bernardin, I was surprised and decided to try it for myself. The review was right; we had tuna carpaccio, lobster ravioli, scallops, and dover sole - it was as good as we recall from Le Bernardin. The service was quite good and we were done in plenty of time to make it to the ballet at the Kennedy Center. Elle Kendall, the manager, was very helpful and made the evening most enjoyable.
The food was wonderful, the welcome excellent, impeccable service, great attention to details and very professional staff. Exceptional view of the Potomac, most comfortable and well designed. This is what a great restaurant should be.
Food was just average; definitely didn't live up to the hype or the prices. Originally seated at a table next to a bar and door to the outside. Requested to move and eventually seated at a new table.
It is a beautiful setting with an excellent staff. It is also overpriced and basically a restaurant to be seen at and for people who can afford to pay $34 for a small piece of grilled fish with no accompaniment. We tried it for one time...will not be back.
Fiola Mare is one of our favorite spots in DC and a frequent choice for date night. Any of the crudo choices are great, as well as any of the pasta dishes. The service is superb! You can't go wrong for a night out at Fiola Mare!
While the food was good, in our opinion it didn't live up to the reputation. My husband and I dine out frequently in DC , and found the prices steep in comparison to similar quality restaurants. This is especially true when you consider you have to purchase your sides separately, as most entrees do not come with them. We probably will not go back, there are restaurants equal in food and service, with much better value.
Everything was perfect. Food, service, ambience.
The food was exceptional: unique flavors that we haven't had elsewhere. Our server was very attentive and friendly. The meal cost more that I expected, but it was worth it for a very special occasion.
Tremendously expensive with just barely above average food. We won't be returning.
Fiola Mare is a stunning venue for both business and social events in the heart of Georgetown on the Potomac River. Whether you would like to entertain a select group of family, friends or clients, or host a large reception, we offer several possibilities for unforgettable events and special occasions.View Private Dining Details