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In Washington D.C., Fiola is a Michelin starred restaurant providing the community with a dining standard of elegance and luxury inspired by Italy. The wine program at Fiola is nationally recognized. Centrally located on Capitol Hill, the restaurant serves the likes of diplomats, politicians and other sophisticated diners with great ambiance and great food.
The bar and patio seating at Fiola offers guests a number of a la carte menu items to enjoy with a fine beverage. The dining room menu provides multiple courses that change daily to suit seasonal ingredients and to ensure a new experience on every visit. Happy hour specials are available every day.
Washington, DC 20004
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Entrance on Indiana Avenue, between 6th and 7th St
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet is available at Fiola's entrance on Indiana Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets every evening Monday-Friday starting at 5:30 pm and Saturday starting at 5:00 pm for $8.
Private Party Facilities:
Fiola is a unique location for both business and social events. We offer various private dining options for your special occasion.
Private Party Contact:
Sarah Bengtson: (844) 519-9637
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Fiola Ratings and Reviews
I was part of a group of 8, and we were most disappointed. For such an expensive meal, one would expect the service and overall dining experience to be exceptional and exquisite.
Our waiter was dismissive and unattentive. I've eaten at restaurants a fraction of this price and received far superior service. The food was good, but not enough to make up for the blasé service.
If you can afford Fiola, then you have a plethora of other high-end D.C. restaurants from which to choose. I would go elsewhere. We would not return.
What has happened to this place? This is NOT fine dining. From the service level, to the preparation to the presentation, Fiola is a far cry from it once was. With a prix fixe at $150 plus $125 for a wine pairing, you would think that food would be served warm, plates and glasses would not sit empty and God forbid the Captain (waitress more apt) would ask you how your food is or if you would like another drink. After 30 minutes, we had to ask the manager for a piece of bread on a Monday night when the place was 3/4 empty.
Maybe its sister restaurant Fiola Mare has cannibalized the excellent production that use to be Fiola. Or Perhaps Chef Trabocchi's empire has grown to a point where quality control is suffering. There were too many misses for this to be attributed to simply a bad night.
This is the most disappointing fine dining I ever experienced in a Michelin star restaurant. We went here for our anniversary and spent around $350, including 20% tip.
We were given a limited menu so my partner asked the server for a full menu. The server said that we must be just used to American-Italian food and emphasized that this was authentic Italian. Little did he know that my partner lived in Italy for one year and we just returned from Italy three months before hand: he was condescending in the manner he imparted this information. After she revealed her background, he quickly said that he didn’t meant to be ‘pedantic’—which was his way of apologizing, but it missed the mark. He further advised us that the chef and majority of people in the kitchen were Italian. We don’t care what nationalities are represented in the kitchen so long as they prepare a dish worthy of a fine dining meal.
I'm not a food critic but I do cook at home a lot and dine out internationally (we traveled to 9 countries just this year). The food is 1 out of 5 stars (we felt suspicious that what we had was frozen and not fresh). I suspect they only cook fresh when they feel someone could be a Michelin star representative.
The first two dishes served were the Alaskan King Crab Salad and the Yellowfin Tuna Carpaccio. The crab salad had mismatched flavors and the crab was chewy. The yellowfin tuna was bland. They served us 1 tiny piece of bread each with insufficient olive oil poured in our bowl. Two dips and the bread absorbed all the olive oil. Jesus broke a bigger piece of bread than what was on our place.
The beef cheek tortellini was a disaster. The tortellini tasted chewy, doughy and frozen.
The Soppressata Veiled Monk Fish had no flavor and tasted frozen. The Squab Saltimbocca was tough, chewy, dry and tasted like a rubber Michelin tire. If Gordon were to visit this place, he would immediately shut it down. The dinner was a complete nightmare. I recommend against going here.
Although we would have liked more options, all the choices on Fiola's restaurant week menu were good: gazpacho surrounding an island of quinoa, burrata with corn, arctic char with eggplant, steak. Desserts were also winners: a kind of deconstructed tiramisu and a dark chocolate and fruit confection. Our waiter couldn't have been more personable and helpful. If you're looking for a (very) high concept cocktail with a lot going on, drink the gin tonic fiore rosa (the aged negroni was also a big hit at the table). Restaurant week is a cheap date by Fiola's standards, but we got first-class treatment. That's why we'll be back for the regular menu.
I know Restaurant Week selections are few and the portions small, but this was bad. The portions were miniscule, the selections limited to two on the appetizer and dessert, and (altough this is not the fault of the restaurant) to make things worse their A/C was broken.
My wife and I went to Fiola to celebrate her birthday, and we had an excellent time. The service was top-notch, and the food was absolutely incredible. I really cannot say enough about the dining experience overall. I would recommend Fiola to anyone. It truly is one of D.C.'s great restaurants.
Fiola has to be one of the best restaurants in DC and in the nation. I went with a friend and we had the four-course dinner. Unlike many other restaurants, Fiola's portions are pretty large. We really should have done the three-course dinner instead. We were both too full to eat dessert. The service was excellent too. Thumbs up.
Absolutely incredible food and service. We'd go there again if we lived in the area, but unfortunately we were only visiting.
The staff was friendly and helpful; we really enjoyed speaking with our waiter. The sommelier came by to give us some great wine recommendations, which we took and were very happy with. The manager also came over a few times to check how our food was and we enjoyed speaking with him. Everyone was very friendly and wonderful. All this added a nice personal touch that made us feel so welcomed and at home.
The food was outstanding: perfectly cooked, beautifully presented, and perfectly portioned. We were pleasantly full and very satisfied by the time we finished our meal. Our waiter had some great recommendations on what to try and she was absolutely right about how good it all was.
We went on a Sunday evening, which had live jazz and that created such a nice atmosphere. We stayed for a few hours to enjoy the music and some wine, and never felt rushed. It was lovely.
I should also note that Fiola is located very conveniently. It's only a short, two-minute walk from a green line train station (archives/navy memorial), and also includes valet parking (though, we took the metro because it was easy for us).
If you get the chance, this restaurant is a must.
Best dining experience we have had in DC. The tasting menu was creative and incorporated many different surprises in every dish. The regular menu was just as exciting. Outstanding selection of wines for pairing. This was our first time eating at Fiola and a special occasion. We were treated like we dined there every night. Our server anticipated our every need and he contributed to making this a dining experience we will never forget.
Food was great and tastes were wonderful but, well simply stated, for $400 for 2 (drinks included) and a phenomenal reputation preceding we felt that something was just off. Wish we could place our finger on exactly was off or what 'coulda - shoulda' been there to warrant a more memorable special 40th anniversary dinner...just felt like the kitchen and staff were sleepwalking and going through the motion(s). Pity.
We ordered wine by the glass. Although we never requested a wine menu the cost per glass was over $40. In hindsight we will request the wine menu prior to purchase. Also we ordered the 2 and 3 course menus but were charged incorrectly for two course items. We did not review the bill until the next day when we also discovered we had also left our credit card at the restaurant. The manager had locked the card in the safe. When we went to retrieve our card the manager corrected the additional charge and reduced the bill substantially. We will return. The food of course was outstanding.
I had the Maria Menu for lunch which was 3 courses and an extraordinary value. The chef offered an amuse bouche of seasonal baby vegetable crudites with a tonnato sauce that was refreshing bonus to a perfect meal. The service was proud and attentive but discreet. I would definitely return.
Top-notch cuisine with nice ambiance to match but pricey, of course. Had the 4 course prix fixe option and was more than satisfied with the amount of food plus the chef added in an extra surprise courses at the beginning which was a very nice touch. Nice wine list, too, but even cheapest half bottle of red is over $50.
Fiola is a very special restaurant. It is very upscale. The food is presented beautifully and is absolutely delicious. Don't forget to save room for the amazing desserts!
The servers were always there when you needed them. All were extremely knowledgeable and friendly.
I was delighted that I chose Fiola for my birthday!
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