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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
My friend and I had dinner at Fiola on a Saturday evening. The food was just ok. My meal was tasty, while my friend's was not. The service started out very good but then went quickly in a downward spiral. The wait staff rushed us throughout our entire meal. It was not enjoyable at all. I noticed another party in the dining room that was there when I arrived and was still there after we left. Not sure what the rush was for our table, but we won't return. We were very disappointed since the posted reviews were pretty good.
The pastas were exquisite! The mixed grills of meat and fish ( billed for two people) were filled with variety and were more food than two people could consume! Our waiter was attentive and thoughtful providing extra touches that we requested and more! We were allowed to linger at table for coversation without feeling rushed! The entire party felt it was a truly special dining experience.
We were told Fiola had a great reputation and wanted to try it out. We didn't make reservations early enough to get a convenient dinner table, so we reserved a table for lunch. We were on vacation and dressed for walking around the Mall in 90 degree heat. Although many customers were in business suits, we felt fully welcome. Service was gracious and well-balanced. We deliberately came after the normal lunch hour to avoid a rush, and the restaurant was comfortably busy, but not crowded. The food was extremely well done. Delicious and beautifully presented. The meal was one of the best we had while in DC.
Good for business lunch, as long as you're a party of 3 or more. As a party of 2, you're seated at a table just inches away from other parties. Two times I have been there, and have asked for a more private table or that they don't sit others immediately next to us (as long as tables were open), the hostess still sat people down next to us.
So, for a businss lunch as a party of two, I'd choose another restaurant.
My girl friend and I we had a great time, the food was amazing, Foie, tuna, oysters, ravioli lobster, branzino and the filet was exelent, the meat a little overcooked but fantastic, we definetly are going to coming back, they brought a candle with dessert for my girl friend birthday nice touch, service was very good, the only problem the tables for two are to close each others.
A wonderful meal to celebrate a birthday. We enjoyed the 5-course tasting menu with wine pairing. Portions were very generous. The ahi tuna appetizer and the turbot were the stars. Our server, Farhat, was energetic and accomodating. And the place was hopping for a Tuesday night!
One of the few places where you can find fresh foie made the right way. Also fish is cooked right, which is difficult to find in DC (I was born on the Spanish side of the Gulf of Biscay, with a long tradition of fishing and Basque cuisine, so I usually can tell when fish is fresh or when it's been overcooked or farmed). The place is relatively pricey, in line with its atmosphere, high standard of service (again, one of the top I have experienced in DC, topping known places such as Bourbon Steak, Rasika, Milano etc) and quality of food. Btw, they have the amazing billecart-salmon champagne, way better than dom perignon (for my taste) at half the price. The bad: Everything was quite rich(we didnt go for the grilled stuff obviously).
This was our 3rd visit to Fiola. Each one is a unique dining experience. The food is amazing, tantalizing and a taste-sensation. We always have the chef select for us. This has never been a disappointment.
We have also had the pleasure of being served by Frank at each visit. His wit, charm, and knowledge of food and wine adds to the pleasure of the evening.
Overall, I found this restaurant to be a huge disappointment.I didn't know what to expect, but we were surprised by how expensive it was and its limited menu.Entrees, such as the simply grilled fish, come with no side dishes! There were only two sides to choose from so we ordered them both. Dinner for three exceeded $260, and we didn't have dessert!Besides cost,limited selections, and barely passable service(we kept having to ask for things),the food itself was mediocre.I've always believed if you charge a lot for food, it really ought to be good.The dishes were undistinguished in every way.Flavor was missing from the pasta dish,the fish had little seasoning to wake it up, the fries were okay, but there was no ketchup as we know it. NOT.
Fiola is great. The reason I rated the service a bit lower, was that the waiter had way too many tables to take care of with top service. He was pleasant, made good recommendations, but had trouble keeping up with timely service. Staffing in general appeared to be a little heavy on the host type, but less emphasis on the wait staff.
Extremely disappointed with the service - primarily starting with the hostesses. Coming from Chevy Chase, we rushed to make it in time for our 830p reservation - only to find that we would not be seated until 9p - even though the bar was wide open and there were a number of open tables in the dining room. We both felt it was common practice for them to intentionally seat people in the bar to ring up a bar bill in advance of dinner. Ordered the full tasting menu with wine pairing - spending an excessive amount of money anyway - the drink before hand felt chintzy. The tasting menu was good - though the entire meal seemed grossly over priced for 2 considering the quality - especially where the wine pairings were concerned. Wobbly table as well
I was shocked by the experience at Fiola's on Saturday evening. In the past the service has been fantastic -- as good as the food. On Saturday, July 7th, the service was dreadful -- it took forever to place our order and then longer to receive it. Mistakes were made so that members of our party did not get what they ordered. It was almost impossible to get anyone's attention to resolve problems. This was the kind of treatment I would find disappointing at a down-scale chain restaurant but at Fiola's it was unacceptable.
We celebrated good friend's 39th weeping anniversary. The evening was perfect without a flaw. The waiter was very accommodating particularly helping us deal with food preferences and restrictions. I highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to returning soon.
Had the 5 course tasting menu. Food was absolutely delicious and decadent. From the bread-a rich, flaky, crossant-like roll, to each of the courses. Beware, the food is really rich, I wish there had been some more lighter elements to balance it out. Favorites were the fish: oil-poached halibut; and the pasta: ravioli-like pockets filled with salted cod and topped with lobster and calamari. Both were very memorable. The dessert was fine, but nothing special - sorbet and a chocolate concoction. Decor is nice, stylish, very open, modern, but the room is a bit noisy and was a little warm. Service was attentive but perhaps could have been a bit more polished. Overall we really enjoyed it and would recommend for a special night out.
Fiola was excellent. My wife and I went there for a special occasion, and I requested (through Open Table) a romantic table. The hostess welcomed us warmly and took us to the perfect table. The wait staff were charming adn knowledgeable, and recommended a terrific bottle of wine from the region in Italy where we got married. The food was fantastic, and the only problem was there was too much of it. I ordered a half-pasta dish (fettucine with black truffles) as a starter - it was mouth-watering, but it filled me up so much I couldn't finish my equally good Artic Char main course. This is definitely a place where you could get by with two appetizers. We were hoping for a great evening and Fiola exceeded our expectations.
This was my second visit to Fiola. During the first dinner experience, our waiter strongly promoted the lunch service. On this second visit, a friend and I went for lunch. I had an idea of what to expect, but it was my friend's first visit. Unlike dinner, the noise was level was considerably lower, but still slightly noisy. Regardless, the food was, as expected, outstanding. Presentations were artistic, flavors were spot on, pasta was first class, and portions were just right. Sadly, the menu is EXTENSIVE, and deciding was a little daunting. However, we opted for the "power lunch", which narrowed the focus and the decision was then easy.
I've already booked again for lunch next week!
The food was memorable,delicious without the "tricks" many of the other restaurants resort to when trying to be "cutting edge", i.e. sous vide, foam, etc.
The scallop, white anchovies and avocado cream appetizer was excellent. The risotto with pesto and a fricassee of snails to die for. Service was helpful and friendly...BUT
the meal felt rushed...as if they wanted to turn the tables over quickly. The minute our folks were down from the first course, the second course was placed in front of us. The wine was topped off every few minutes. The front desk was very welcoming and helpful. With the power outages; I needed to charge my phone which they did, taking my phone away and charging it!!!
A wonderful birthday celebration for my husband. Our first visit to Fiola. We did the 5 course menu and it was creative, delicious, fresh and a real "meal." Not the overly artistic tiny plates of some restaurants. Our waiter Arturo was a true professional. A very elegant space. My new favorite restaurant in DC.
Excellent food and outstanding service. It's a great place for a celebration (in this case it was my birthday). The waiter was careful enough to bring some treats due to be a special occasion. We had the 5 course tasting menu, which is plenty of food for a large appetite as me, keeping the quality at the highest standards. We had a great time and I really recommend Fiola!
I went on a Monday this time and felt it was not the same as the previous times. Although, I will always give Fabio the benefit of the doubt. They gave us a table for 3 people that could only fit 2, then moved us to the lounge and finally all of the sudden a table big enough for 3 was available. A restaurant of this category should not let this happen and treat returning customer better. Too bad Maria was not present and that's probably the reason why this happened.
5 course chef tasting menu was good. Brunello di Montalcino, Aragona 2004 wine was glorious. Although, I felt I ate a lot better three weeks ago at lunch.
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