Fiola Mare

4.7
2035 reviews
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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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Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Thank you for joining us for Father's Day! We will be serving a preset menu for our Father's Day Brunch for $75 per person and our a la carte brunch. For dinner we will be serving our a la carte menu. Our Father's day menus online at www.fiolamaredc.com/menus. We look forward to hosting you!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What 2035 People Are Saying
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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Great food. Crowded. Waiters was too busy.

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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food,service,and ambiance!

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

One word: awesome!

The experience was exactly what I expected and the ambience surprised me. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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KL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sitting outside is like being on vacation. Lovely atmosphere and food. Worth the splurge.

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BR
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time. The table and the view of the POTOMAC was perfect! The food delicious, the staff professional, we couldn’t have picked a better restaurant to celebrate our daughter’s post graduation! Thank you.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was outstanding as was the service. I made a reservation for a birthday celebration, and the restaurant was very accommodating.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I couldn’t have gone to a better restaurant for my PhD celebration!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve heard so much about Fiola Mare that we wanted to try it for a special occasion. The food was excellent and service was superb! Was all the hype a little overrated? Probably a little, but it was still one of the most enjoyable dining experiences we’ve ever had! Little things like an amuse bouche and a card for our special day really set their service apart. Some could be nit picky about the food too, but we found it well executed and well balanced. The buratta dish was especially good!

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

Another fabulous dining experience. My dinner guest was blown away by the exceptional food, location, and service. We had a lot of fun! Thank you so much.

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V
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for our anniversary lunch and sat outside. Service was great. The food was wonderful. And lots of people watching.

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CH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the nautical décor - everything was beautiful, food was delicioso - and what really impressed me was the card they gave me congratulating me on my 20th anniversary at work! That was very much appreciated and outstanding!!

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RK
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The restaurant is beautiful and the food is excellent. The only problem was as it got busy the service got slow. Long wait between lunch and offer for dessert.

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OT
Washington DC
175 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outside dining for lunch on a beautiful day!! The soft shell crab is delicious. If cocktails are not your thing in the mIddle of the day, try one of their healthy blends.

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JA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for my birthday and was truly treated like a queen! The champagne and lobster ravioli was amazing. My waitress Marian was very attentive and enthusiastic =)

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ML
Raleigh
76 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always a pleasure to the palate! On this day I was with a gluten sensitive diner, and I feel our waitress understood this PERFECTLY. I hate I didn't write her name down, she was exceptional! We started with the mussels and sashimi, both were delicious. We shared the Adriatic mixed grill, wow! We were both thrilled! My son ordered the cavatelli and was just as happy with his choice. Our sweet waitress surprised us with a complimentary gluten free cake that was AMAZING! (This was a congrats for the recent college grads in our group). The whole experience was wonderful!

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KL
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiance and I came here for dinner to celebrate our recent engagement and his graduation. The staff were so sweet and brought us free champagne and a dessert at the end of the meal!!! The service was exceptional and while she was very attentive, we never felt rushed and were really able to enjoy our meals. Every dish we got was absolutely delicious!! While it is a little pricey, it was definitely worth it!

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u
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was vibrant and welcoming. The John Dory with morels was amazing! A most attentive wait staff made our experience memorable.

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F
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The restaurant is overpriced. The valet parking is $16. Appetizers were $20 +. For our main course, we were served a Dover sole dish for $65. We were told it was sufficient for two people. We were delivered two small filets each. The fish was only lukewarm. Amazingly, there was nothing else on the plate other than the fish. When did we reach the point that we need to buy a side dish (for $10 +) in order to complete a serving. There was no rice or quinoa to complement the fish. Luckily, we ordered the (overpriced) asparagus. We were admonished by the wait staff that we did not return the fish when we discovered that the fish was too cold. However, we were famished and therefore could not wait for the problem to be rectified. Even the Chenin Blanc that we ordered was overpriced. I will say that the restaurant attempted to rectify the fish faux-pas by offering us dessert gratis. However, for the amount of money we spent on this meal (there were four of us), we expected so much more (think of Inn at Little Washington). I would surely recommend that Tom Sietsma of the Washington Post re-evaluate his recommendation for this restaurant.

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TS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We Fiola Mare. It's expensive but definitely worth it as a special occasion dining experience.

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SM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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LB
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unbelievable food and service. One must really pay Fiola Mare a visit on not only special occasions but whenever one has the chance. Truly exceptional!

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JW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We were excited to bring out of town guests to your restaurant on Saturday. Unfortunately, our table was located in the corner next to the wine room (which meant there was a lot of foot traffic by our table). The whole room felt very secondary. Though the service was prompt, it was in fact too quick with the server asking for our dinner orders only moments after receiving our cocktails. The entire meal felt rushed. I then ordered the seafood brodetto (I may be spelling this incorrectly, but I can't find the menu item I had on your website). It tasted like seafood covered in bourguignon sauce. The sauce was heavy and felt mis-paired with the seafood.

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d
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delightful experience, wonderful creative food, excellent service, and a great ambiance.

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JU
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special and outstanding in every way! Warm, efficient wait staff. Varied menu beautiful setting.

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M
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were excellent. We like good wine but are not oenophiles, so a few more moderately priced wines on the wine list would have been helpful; as it was, the wine cost about one-third of the total cost, not inconsequential, of the meal.

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T
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I had a great time with my wife, baby and co-worker. Great place for business and family gatherings.

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ML
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We were celebrating our 20th Anniversary and the staff went out of their way to include extra special details! We had a delicious meal and the ambiance was exactly what we were looking for! We would would definitely recommend it, as well as visit this beautiful restaurant again!

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OC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked a table for my husbands birthday. I put a note when I booked of the special occasion as we have never been to DC. We got seated close to the waterfront and when he opens his menu it said “Happy Birthday”. The waiter we had was amazing and did great recommendations. At the end of our dinner we ordered desert which is when they brought out a small desert for my husband with a Birthday card. Really made the overall experience and celebration special.

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C
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lobster ravioli was a little fishy. Wage beef was outstanding.

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J
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice time for my wife’s birthday. Miguel was fantastic as was the entire meal. We’re headed to Italy in a couple of weeks and this was a terrific way to begin our voyage.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and great food

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JN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The food looks good, the service is OK. Love to eat outside in this season, comfortable and beautiful.

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GG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Overall wonderful experience

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B
Las Vegas
162 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite DC restaurant and we come here whenever visiting the city. Fabulous food, service.
and vibrant atmosphere every time!!

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a
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place ! Excellent service and the food was delicious.

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WT
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exc lent service and food. Expect a very high price point but the quality and service are worth it.

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DK
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My lobster ravioli were lukewarm. We requested an outdoor table (plenty were available) and they said no then seated others outdoors. Limited menu for non-fish eaters

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience Aaron and megumi these two made out wedding anniversary special and the sea robin tasted super delicious

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A
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This was our second and probably last visit. The restaurant is very pretty with wonderful waterside setting. The staff is helpful but isn't necessarily warm. Both times the food varies from bad to just OK, never any GREAT food, and at these prices, that just doesn't cut it. For example, at brunch, the crab benedict just has a crab sauce on top of the now incredibly soggy english muffin, no real crab meat on the dish at all. And, again, at that price, just bad business.

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