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Fiola, Washington, DC

Fiola

4.5
4.5
2515 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Fabio's flagship, Fiola, is a fine dining Italian restaurant offering prix fixe tasting menus in the main dining room for dinner. Our menus draw inspiration from regional Italian classics, local seasonal ingredients, and family traditions.

In the Ezio Room, our a la carte menu draws inspiration from regional Italian classics, and features appetizers, classic pastas, simply grilled items, and Fiola signature dishes. To book our Ezio Room at Fiola, please visit Opentable or our website.

Kindly note that Fiola does not allow wine to be brought to the restaurant premises for consumption and corkage is not available. Our sommelier team is delighted to assist you in making a selection from our award-winning wine list.

The restaurant features sophisticated private dining spaces for business and social events, and outdoor dining is available from spring through fall on our patio.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 525-1402 ext. 2

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Josh Kaplan

  • Catering

    From dinner parties to weddings, bar mitzvahs to baby showers, we bring our best to you for your next special occasion. Our catering team can orchestrate events in your home or in the venue of your choice. We bring you the signature dishes of Chef Fabio Trabocchi and your favorite Fiola dishes. We will work closely with you to tailor your event to your budget. Every event we do is customized to our guests' needs. We consult with our guests to ensure that the appropriate allocations are made for every aspect of the occasion.

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Cross street

    Entrance on Indiana Avenue, between 6th and 7th St

  • Parking details

    Valet is available at Fiola's entrance on Indiana Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets, Monday-Saturday starting at 5pm for $10 per car.

  • Public transit

    Fiola is located one block from the Archives-Navy Memorial Metro, and three blocks from Gallery Place-Chinatown.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,515 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was amazing!
  2. H

    Hungry800

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The service was uneven. Sommelier, she pushed a wine that was completely opposite to what we asked her for. They opened a 30 year bottle without giving us the cork to smell or look at. We had to ask. The food quality and presentation was not special. Food was tepid in temperature where it should be warmer, and candidly flavors were common. We were disappointed. One of us sat facing the service door. For a tab for two over $1000 and built in 10% service charge and we left another $100, so 20% tip, they didn't even bother to open our door when we left. We tipped the coat clerk$10.00 she didn't even come and help is with our coats. Bar service before we were seated was bordering rude. Drinks were diffident. Disappointed.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and a wonderful fine dining experience. I will definitely be returning.
  4. SM

    SMP1

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! All details were covered and memorable.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each course was better than the one before - we were wowed!
  6. MB

    MarkB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    We went to Fiola for my birthday celebration. The food and service were amazing but unfortunately the noise level was boarding on intolerable. There was a rather large and loud bar crowd that overwhelmed the dining area. One group of bar patrons starting playing a drinking game. I was having trouble hearing my guests. When I am paying $250 per person for a meal, I expect a much better atmosphere and not have to compete with the folks in the bar.
  7. DO

    DarylO

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The pre fix menu was very limited and rather pedestrian. went with steak by default and it was not cooked to order. Pretty disappointing.
  8. TB

    TylerB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A wonderful evening out for a special occasion. Definitely should keep this one in the pocket book as a go-to. The staff and Chef were absolutely amazing and took great care of us throughout the dining adventure.
  9. BB

    BobB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our table had the chef’s choice and at the end of the evening all five people said, BEST MEAL EVER!!!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best meal I've had in AGES. Wait staff was very polite, efficient, and knowledgeable. My husband and I felt very welcome and respected.
  11. FM

    FloppyMax

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a relaxing delicious dinner with outstanding, knowledgeable service. What could be better?
  12. c

    christopher

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    thank you, ryan! we had a lovely evening. please give her a raise.♥️
  13. FJ

    FJAA

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Taking a special client to dinner
  14. NA

    NAMP

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Its truly a once in a lifetime experience. The food is amazing and very creative. Made one feels of being transport to Italy even for a brief of time. The service is excellent, very attentive and friendly. The lobster ravioli is so good, very tasty and full of lobster meat. The Sommelier is excellent as well recommending great wine to pair with the food. The handcrafted cocktail sure completed an unforgettable experience.
  15. TL

    TrappistLover

    Washington DC

    178 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    178 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fiola is a brilliant restaurant, perhaps the best in town. If you can deal with the high price, this restaurant is great. The food, drinks, service, ambiance, etc., are all outstanding. This is the flagship of Fabio's restaurant empire, for good reason.
  16. SO

    SamanthaO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Pretty overpriced. The food was excellent but zero flexibility to order individual a la carte items.
  17. S

    Scarlin

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had a 6:30 p m. reservation, albeit an early dining reservation but we were one of two tables seated around that time yet we were incredibly disturbed by guests in the bar area because they were so loud that it was difficult to hear about the courses we were receiving and the wine pairing with each course at our very expensive grand chef tasting. We understand from the wait staff that the restaurant will be going under a major renovation and close during the months of June July and August. We hope they take this into consideration when putting in sound intenuation throughout the restaurant. Otherwise the interesting conversation with the wait staff, the food and the wine pairing were exemplary!! We can’t wait to join them again after the renovation.
  18. s

    stan

    Puerto Vallarta

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    After such a great review in the Wash Post I expected a very good meal. It was just ok. We have had meals that were more than twice as good and much less than half the price.We will never go there again.
  19. ER

    EricR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2020

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    High-end dining. Very expensive, but you know that before you book there. Elaborate and showy food presentation, e.g. liquid nitrogen poured beneath the salad bowl! For me, flavorings were delicate indeed, edging towards bland at times. Menu offerings wander far from Italian to other Mediterranean and American eclectic. Predictably fine wine list. Service was warm and attentive, not intrusive or pushy. At this price point, main dishes and even the side breads and amuse-bouches should all be bursting with flavor, but weren't. Hence, not a great value, though an elegant dining experience.
  20. U

    Unhappy

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food is excellent but the number of choices is smaller and that’s a problem as this limits the number of times that one wants to go.
  21. YT

    YevgT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and service. Great place for special occasion and business gathering. Definitely must to visit in DC.
  22. GL

    GLENNH

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Fiola a couple of times now, as well as other Fabio restaurants, and once again we loved it. Of the 3 chef dinner menus to choose from, I had the truffle dinner with each course providing yet another incredible way of incorporating them. I look forward to the next time
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall5food5service1ambience3
    They messed up my allergies and included some prohibited foods in my meal, but when I pointed it out they corrected it and meal was otherwise spectacular. But disappointed when I have to micromanage the kitchen though, especially one of this caliber, and if it had been a non-visual contamination I would’ve been very sick.
  24. MP

    MarjorieP

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! One of the most amazing meals of my life.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    We expected a 1 Star Michelin restaurant and that is not what we got. The food was sub par, the wine pairing may have been done ourselves, and everything just overall lacked. Highly disappointed in the meal.
  26. PT

    PTJPTJ

    San Francisco

    478 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    478 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a fabulous meal at a fabulous restaurant. The service was impeccable. The waitress was extremely knowledgeable; drinks were refilled promptly; and pacing was excellent. The food itself is simply outstanding. I had burrata, pasta, venison and a "rocher."
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff at Fiola were superb. Unfortunately they had several tables that were finishing their meals at a leisurely pace which resulted in a 30 minute plus delay from our reservation time before we could be seated. The team was very apologetic and ensured we had some snacks prior to being seated. Throughout the dinner the team was extraordinarily polite and helpful. Even let one of our party try the foie. The meal was excellent!
  28. g

    gotruach

    Washington DC

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a wonderful, elegant restaurant. The food is exceptional, the wine list extensive and the staff all very attentive. If you want a wonderful restaurant for a special evening this fits the bill.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful place to celebrate New Year’s Eve. I couldn’t ask more. The food and the service are all the best. Usually in other places I’ve been to, there are usually some dishes that I like and some dishes I don’t, but in Fiola, I love every dish they serve. Really fantastic. Highly recommended!
  30. TC

    TCEats

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and atmosphere! The presentation of the smoky Manhattan was most memorable!
  31. H

    Hank

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fiola is a destination restaurant. Everything great.
  32. MG

    MacG

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always. Everything is perfect. Seven fishes course is fabulous.
  33. NV

    NoVaDiner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Christmas Eve feast of the seven fishes was hit and miss. The lobster course that was described as "butter poached" came with the tail covered in what tasted like barbecue sauce. The "Rudolph" dessert was a hit. Still a nice holiday meal.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, such good food
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!
  36. B

    Bruce

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Expensive, but worth every penny for a culinary experience of the highest order.
  37. BA

    BAba

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fine dining Italian. Food and service are outstanding.
  38. JH

    JeffH

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my top 5 dining experiences which include Per Se, One and La Tourangelle. Terrific place!
  39. n

    noname

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were surprised when we looked at the menu, having no idea that everything was prix fixe. Some of our group were not sure they would find dishes they wanted. As it turns out, accommodations were easily made for dietary preferences and everything was quite delicious. The staff was truly exceptional.
  40. s

    shoemaven

    Naples

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Before theater dinner - server accommodated our very tight schedule. Came back for drinks and dessert after show.

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Fiola is rated 4.5 stars by 2515 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Entrance on Indiana Avenue, between 6th and 7th St

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet is available at Fiola's entrance on Indiana Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets, Monday-Saturday starting at 5pm for $10 per car.

  • Public transit

    Fiola is located one block from the Archives-Navy Memorial Metro, and three blocks from Gallery Place-Chinatown.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Josh Kaplan

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 525-1402 ext. 2

  • Catering

    From dinner parties to weddings, bar mitzvahs to baby showers, we bring our best to you for your next special occasion. Our catering team can orchestrate events in your home or in the venue of your choice. We bring you the signature dishes of Chef Fabio Trabocchi and your favorite Fiola dishes. We will work closely with you to tailor your event to your budget. Every event we do is customized to our guests' needs. We consult with our guests to ensure that the appropriate allocations are made for every aspect of the occasion.

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