Fiola

4.8
2453 reviews
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Fabio and Maria Trabocchi’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.

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

The level of food and service has risen considerably since I last dinned at Fiola. It has become considerably more sophisticated. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience .

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H
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

No one noticed despite the fact that I included in the reservation.

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JG
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal with family to celebrate a graduation! Everything was delicious, service outstanding, and the staff made the whole family feel special! I would recommend to anyone celebrating a special event!

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

Charming, sophisticated, and elegant, Fiola is a perfect setting for a special occasion or just a serious foodie. While at first I was concerned about being seated near the back of the restaurant, it turned out to be much more private and romantic. The various menus provide a plethora of options, the wine and drink lists are extensive, and the service is truly stellar. Every single course I had was simply fantastic. My only complaint is that it is on the pricier end for even a Michelin-starred restaurant, but if you can afford it, it’s a no-brainer.

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S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food. Fantastic!

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l
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the loveliest restaurants I have ever dined at! Each course was magnificent and delicious. It’s very expensive but worthwhile for a special evening. The service is impeccable

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r
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter John thoroughly explained not only the components of the meal, but also the history behind each.

The service was excellent. All presented in a choreographed manner that was spot on.

Staff was courteous and polite.

Food was superb. There were three of us and we all ordered differently so that we could share. Everyone enjoyed each other’s meal as much as their own.

Very pleasurable experience.

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Miami
109 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

My expectations for a Michelin Star rated restaurant were extremely high and left disappointed. Although the service was superb, the food was only OK. We chose the 4 course menu and the dishes were beautifully presented but did not wow me at all. I was looking forward to the Rosemary-smoked Mishima Wagyu Beef and was shocked that the meat was tough. The best part of the meal was the dessert, The Fiola Rocher was absolutely amazing! Unfortunately, for the price tag, don't think I would recommend.

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VB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was good except arctic char had a bone in it.

Service was slow for fairly empty dining room

Sat at the bar area and bartender forgot to return the bill and credit card.

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FR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fiola very much deserves its Michelin star. Everything from the food, the service, the ambiance, even the menu's are excellent. I honestly can't think of a single thing that I didn't enjoy about my dining experience there.

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J
Jacksonville
56 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thought it was a DC dining destination and it was! Food and drink superb. Service was spot on. Not overwhelming but neither did I have to ask for a thing.

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KM
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! The service and food were spectacular!

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OT
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Most excellent cuisine. The use of morel mushrooms and other local and well sourced ingredients make Fiola an absolute standout. The lobster ravioli is exquisite, but so is everything else. Well done!

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LS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection- start to finish. What a beautiful experience.

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KH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal service and the food was outstanding. A bit expensive but well worth it.

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NF
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fiola is one of my favorite restaurants in DC. If I could describe it in three words it would be “consistent, quality dining.”

The food, ambiance, service, and overall environment is outstanding, and I’m always pleasantly surprised by how excellent everything turns out, even when going in when high expectations. If you want to treat yourself to fine dining, this is the place to go.

I especially love the lunch three course prix fixe meals (at $28 it’s a steal). The dishes are always perfectly sized and presentation is lovely. You can tell that there was a lot of care put not just into cooking the food, but also a lot of thought into the ingredients and techniques used. They’re always perfectly balanced and seasoned. Drink wise, there’s a good selection of cocktails and wines, but I actually really enjoy the mocktails that are available. I find them delicious and fun.

The service from Fiola staff is always impeccable. They’re attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable of the menu. The decor is always tasteful. There’s great lighting in the restaurant (not terribly dark nor bright) and the sound level is quite nice for having a conversation.

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s
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really delicious food. Lovely ambience. Great service.

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KA
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was amazing and I will definitely go back there.

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

First Michelin experience and absolutely lived up to my expectations. Dinner was the best I have ever had and the service was impeccable.

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NI
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The tables are very close.

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KW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We've celebrated our anniversary here two years in a row. The service is always excellent and the food is amazing. I highly recommend for any special occasion!

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F
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant as usual. Food, wine, service and ambience all up to Fiola's usual standard.

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RL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding, the food was best I’ve ever had (although I don’t get to this level of dining too often). And the price was probably in the correct range for location and quality (again outstanding. Frois gras was decadent, Agnello alsodone just right. Loved the experience!

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AP
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a pretty high-end [cost] dining experience, but the dining experience is extraordinary. Exquisite food, prepared and presented brilliantly, and a staff that is outstanding in their attentiveness and genuine friendliness.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service at Fiola are always outstanding. It is my #1 choice for business dinners or special occasions.

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e
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Fiola is my favorite restaurante in DC, has the best food. continue keeping the quality

Enrique

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LC
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here and really got to experience the ambiance of the restaurant and staff. We went with Fabio’s Grand Tasting Menu and it did not disappoint. Great flavors, excellent plating and it got us stuffed! With wine pairings and bottle it can get a little pricey. But the food was worth it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very unique experience, amazing food. We celebrated my boyfriends’s birthday here and did the four course tasting menu. It gave us the chance to try a lot of different dishes. It is a more expensive place to dine but it’s worth it, especially for something unique/different. Service was also impeccable.

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OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Nice restaurant and setting, service without being professional was kind of impersonal . Easter week end make it to be quiet . Food exceptional

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staffs are all kind and friendly. The presentation of dishes are fantastic. Lobster Ravioli is the best I have ever had. Fantastic!

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RF
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall the service...the ambiance and food was absolutely outstanding...we are looking forward to going back.

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MK
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best in DC. - really

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TW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The restaurant was very empty (it was lunch time). I walked in with two of my colleagues and asked to be seated, and the “hostess” took one look at us (dressed in our business attire) and said the restaurant was booked and that they could not seat us without a reservation. We walked out, I stopped at the door, made a reservation on Open Table and walked back in. There was a different host at the stand when we re-entered who seated us WITHOUT even referencing our reservation. Miraculously, they had plenty of seats.

It was very clear to me and my colleagues why the young lady did not want us there and quite frankly it is shameful that in 2019, on Pennsylvania Ave., in DC that the color of one’s skin still gets you booted out of a restaurant. I shared this interaction with the manager, who was more interested in explaining the inter workings of the Open Table app as opposed to apologizing for this woman’s, his employee’s, horrific conduct.

I will NEVER patronize this restaurant!

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c
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Would recommend for only a special event. The restaurant is extremely expensive. The food was good, but only two items were exceptional. The rest was just good. Questionable whether the restaurant is worth the money

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BB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Yes except it is extremely expensive even for D.C. expensive restaurants.

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r
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I've had at the Fiola family of restaurants; great options and I loved all my choices. Our server, Ann, and the staff were outstanding. I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful evening. I'll definitely be back.

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ES
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was unparalleled. The service impeccable. Everything from start to finish was perfect. Very expensive but worth every penny!

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E
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Inattentive service. Tough flavorless veal. Cold foie gras. Cold atmosphere. Noisy. Expensive and underwhelming.

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KS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No particular occasion, just wanted a nice lunch with my daughter to catch up and to pamper ourselves. Fiola does that beautifully. Wait staff is unobtrusive and efficient. Our Server was so knowledgeable about the wines and how they paired with what we ordered eat. She was spot on with her recommendations and we had a delicious and pleasant experience. Everything, from the first course to the cappuccinos, was made with utmost care to both taste and appearance. A wonderful meal.

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A
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent for specual occasions. Both the food and the service were outstanding.

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