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About Fiola

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.

601 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Entrance on Indiana Avenue, between 6th and 7th St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 628-2888

Parking Details:
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.

Executive Chef:
Fabio Trabocchi

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

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

Fiola Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Seriously one of the best meals I have ever had at a restaurant, and we eat out a lot. Wait staff is super attentive, and friendly, very comfortable, not stuffy. The wine recommended by the sommelier was perfect. While certainly expensive, well worth it for a special occasion (or two).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Amazing food with surprising value due to the excessive quality (a 6 Oz wagyu Ribeye included as a tasting option? Wow ) Mark was an excellent server and really added to the meal as well. Can't wait to return to Fiola!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 23, 2016

I have loved Fiola since it opened. The food and the service never disappoint. This was the first time I tried the "courses + dessert" menu format. Courses are larger than tasting menu courses but smaller than traditional menu servings. I found 3 courses + dessert to be too much food, but every bite that I was able to eat (first two courses) was superb. I did not hear the waiter's description of the delicious amuse-bouche, but it tasted like vichyssoise with smoke salmon and caviar. The gazpacho with avocado was light and flavorful and the tortellini and sweetbreads were fabulous (and buttery rich). I took course #3, roast pork, home and happily ate it the next day. Cocktails and wine were excellent, too. I was too full for dessert. Next time I will have the 2 courses + dessert menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Portions very small, but quality very good. Staff was very attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 19, 2016

The food was amazing! I would eat at Fiola's again when back in town. Service was also exceptional. Great evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Best food and service that I have had in DC for years.
The food was amazing. Very nice atmosphere, I like it better than fiola mare

Also much smaller than fiola mare. Our waiter
Was perfect. We had a very special evening

A real treat!!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2016

We had a delicious dinner at Fiola, our first time and we were celebrating our anniversary. They acknowledged that when we were seated but that was the only time which surprised me. The food was delish but the service was quite slow and uneven, took forever to get cocktails, had to request a wine list, brought the third course before the second, finished my dessert by the time I got coffee. We were there for 3 hours, which was ridiculous. But to their credit, without us complaining, they acknowledged the errors and charged us for a 2 course tasting menu instead of the 3 we had ordered, AND they comped us the $130 bottle of wine! Which we felt was quite generous. So while we were somewhat disappointed that our "special" night was marred by the service, I give them points for taking care of it. And because of that I'm certain we will go back :)

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2016

To this moment, we are trying to figure out how the tab got to be over $400 for three people. I did not want three courses ($80), so ordered one of the salads and a main. My gents ordered the three courses. Even with a nice bottle of wine, this should not have been so expensive.
One small detail to mention as well...the server who brought the bread literally leaned over two of the diners to place the bread on their plates, rather than walk around to their places. Not well trained.
Perhaps, tourists can afford these prices, but we will not be returning anytme soon.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2016

Outstanding food and service- however I m knocking off a few stars for the broken AC making everyone uncomfortably hot. They should've done more to make guest comfortable.

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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 12, 2016

Good italian refined and sophisticated food, very good service. Warm atmosphere

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Thanks to everyone at Fiola for making my mom's 84th birthday dinner a very special occasion. Fiola bent over backwards to add special touches to the meal. We all appreciated the friendly and attentive staff. The food was innovative and delicious. Thanks again for a perfect evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 11, 2016

My husband and I have dined here many times and each experience is special. The new tasting menu was delightful as were the extra special bites. We love that we are treated like royalty. Kudos to everyone contributing to that ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2016

Food was amazing! The sommilier was great and helped up pick a nice bottle of wine. And, while u server was very nice, she may a few mistakes. I will definitely return.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 10, 2016

We were celebrating a great outcome to a particular project, and the food, wine, ambience were all terrific. The lobster ravioli is fabulous. Our server was attentive, very helpful, and a great presence throughout. Thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 9, 2016

Delicious! This was one of our top three dinners ever. Great flavors, nice sized portions, and good drinks. The only complaint that I have is when we arrived they asked if I wanted a glass of champagne and ended up serving me a $30 glass. That was a little much but still very good and I didn't ask the price so partly my fault. Would absolutely go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 8, 2016

It is hard to describe how delicious the food at Fiola is; magical combinations of flavors and textures and all with a light touch. Service is friendly and very attentive without being overbearing. Although going there is a gourmet experience the atmosphere is somehow relaxed and playful. Prices are reasonable for such a great experience. Go there and treat yourself.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on June 8, 2016

Outstanding food and a fabulous waiter named Mark. Haven't been to this perfect of a restaurant in ages!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on June 7, 2016

Loved our entire experience there. The food was outstanding, and original, full of flavor and came with a beautiful presentation. Will definitely go back and would highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 6, 2016

The food and service were fantastic!!! It's a great place to celebrate special occasions.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 5, 2016

We were in Washington for business and needed a restaurant close to our hotel. I am a frustrated musician, so the idea of a Jazz dinner appealed to me. The music was great and the food even better. We had a 3 course tasting menu. We are used to Manhattan prices, so it seemed very inexpensive to us. My wife didn't care for one of the courses, so the restaurant without prompting brought her another and removed it from the bill. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2016

I'm from New Jersey home of great places like frog and peach and stage left. I have got to say they have left a distinct taste at the tip of my tongue. Truthfully I can't pronounce any of the dishes but they where all so wonderful. Elver was our server and he was spot on. Me and my girlfriend walked out very pleased. Me and my girlfriend split the tasting menu and we where stuffed! Great selection of food but we let the chef decide what to entice our tastebuds with. I personally think he choose to many things with different types of truffles to serve us together. Truffles are delicious but with 2 dishes out of the 5 containing truffle it was a overload. But nonetheless everything was good. Had the lobster pasta and the cod as our last two tastings and that was beautiful. The waygu steak was also very good. Dessert was okay. We will be visiting again, hungry for more.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2016

The food and the experience was excellent. Definitely worth going. Would like to see more wines for $100 and under.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 2, 2016

The service was attentive, informative, and enjoyable. The food was unique and absolutely delicious. The ambiance is classy yet comfortable. We will definitely return.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 2, 2016

Fiola suprised my wife and I with an amazing meal despite already high anticipation. There was champagne to welcome us, fantastic four course meal spaced appropriately and a birthday note from the chef with dessert. Will definitely return and highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 1, 2016

Absolutely masterful service and the food presentation was superb. They are professionals in every sense of the word! Very attentive without being intrusive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 31, 2016

Fiola needs no new praise from me. One particular quality makes it stand out from other outstanding restaurants is the quiet atmosphere. On the terrace there is no piped in music and the tables are so intelligently spaced that is it almost impossible to hear your neighbors' conversation. Would that Fiola Mare would follow suit. The last time I was there the din was so loud that I had to shout my name to make myself heard at the front desk reception. If I were king of Washington I would make every restaurant imitate Fiola's anti-noise policy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2016

everything here exceeded expectations. the food was delicious. every single course was amazing. the drinks were excellent. and the service was outstanding. highly recommended. one DC's best restaurants for sure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2016

True restaurant was sweltering hot and (guessing 75-80 degrees) when I asked to move to a cooler back room they were not particularly responsive (or apologetic). Food was fine but not worth the $150 a head tab. My lobster ravioli was also unevenly heated, with the pieces of lobster still a little frozen (maybe not chilled). Server was very odd.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2016

Fiola lives up to it's billing as a top restaurant in the DC area. The food is excellent and beautiful to look at. The service is great and the ambiance lovely. We sat outside and it was remarkably quiet given that you are on the backside of Pennsylvania Ave. I would consider the food modern Italian, in that it's light and extremely varied. No heavy red sauces here. It was everything we envisioned!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2016

We had the 3-courses + dessert but could barely make it through 3 total. Found that the portion sizes on all 3 courses were larger than one might expect from a tasting menu-type format. 2 with dessert would have been more than enough. All in all, it was a beautifully presented and delicious dinner with great service. Would definitely go there again for a special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 26, 2016

All goo - food very good, wine list extensive, service very good. The spoiler was the short time between courses. This was a special event and we felt rushed

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 26, 2016

Went for lunch and everything was delicious. Even the crudités were great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 21, 2016

The food and service was outstanding! We were celebrating husband's BD and chose the "Decadent" which is five servings; each paired with wine.

If only the noise level was at least tolerable. This was our second visit in two years. While I do appreciate the ceiling sound panels they've installed, other sound insulation devices are also needed.

Based on the noise alone, we may not return to enjoy their delightful, wonderful servings.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Best dining in DC is at Fabio and Maria's restaurants. Service is very attentive.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2016

Great wine selection and outstanding service staff.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2016

A great restaurant for special occasions. It appeared to be sold out on Opentable but in fact had few diners between 5 pm and 7 pm.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 17, 2016

Had my birthday dinner here! Customized my menu with my name and everything! Food was amazing! Service is superb! Will be going back! Be sure to try the lobster ravioli! It's to die for!

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 16, 2016

For what is billed as a top restaurant in the city, the service was well below what I expected. The wine order was botched twice; the servers handling that aspect of the meal did not seem to know what they were doing. We had to ask for bread, and the presentation of the menu was rushed and confusing. The food was outstanding though. Perhaps it was an off night for the service, but I still expect more from a restaurant of this caliber. I would recommend this place to others solely because of the quality of the food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 16, 2016

Great food for our anniversary, but the evening was somewhat marred by the very high noise level - all tables are not far from the bar; also, we were not told there was a private event with a big crowd! The maitre d' and sommelier were very nice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 15, 2016

Outstanding to say the least and the service is unparalleled.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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