Fiola

4.8
2491 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.

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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for choosing to dine with us! We will be serving exclusively a preset menu for Thanksgiving and is available online at www.fioladc.com/menus. We look forward to hosting you!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for choosing to dine with us! We will be serving exclusively a preset menu for Christmas Eve and is available online at www.fioladc.com/menus. We look forward to hosting you!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 2491 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place. Pricey but worth it.

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family vacation. We have two teenage sons that normally are picky but they both enjoyed the four course meal.

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JR
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I simply found the service a little too overbearing. The food was very good although for the price and the Michelin rating I thought it would be better. The ambience...fine, predictable Italian, nothing notable.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service—Fiola lives up to its reputation.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, from the valet on, was all world. Friendly and personable staff that made us feel special on our anniversary. Food was amazing. Tasting menu allows you to try many great courses, whether you choose your own or allow the restaurant to choose. Wine program is unmatched in DC. Homemade pastas are incredible. Only complaint is that dining room is extremely warm, which forced me to remove my coat halfway through dinner. 5 star experience from start to finish, highly recommended

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MF
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dinner from start to finish. Spectacular service, delicious food, a truly memorable meal!

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Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary! Extraordinary in every way! Thank you, JACOB.

Jacob and the chef did an outstanding job of making our anniversary experience one of the most memorable in a lifetime. Something as simple as the house salad was exquisite, garnished with fresh, perfectly diced/sliced vegetables and salads arranged artistically on a plate. The house breads were so delicious. We both ordered pasta dishes and agreed they each were better pastas than we have had selected in various parts of Italy and/or Tuscany. Everything was timed to perfection including a breathtakingly beautiful dessert, an elegant Sicilian cake with gorgeous decorations and delicate flavors.

The final touch? The sweetest anniversary card from Fabio & Maria Trabocchi and the staff.

Gracious, graceful, and elegant. Unforgettable.

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GL
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time to Fiola although we have been to Fiola Mare numerous times. The restaurant is nicely appointed and classy with a warm ambiance and spacious area around tables. There are lots of attentive wait staff, an incredible wine list and food that thrills every part of your being. We have been to some very nice restaurants and this one rates very near the top. It was a bit amusing when our server asked our daughter how she liked the college she is attending. We all look at each other and realized that they kept notes..... we were at Fiola Mare three years ago celebrating high school graduation. This is a special restaurant that we will return to frequently.

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Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience with the full tasting menu. The tiramisu dessert is especially interesting.

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WR
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fiola provided a once-a-decade dining experience. The cuisine and service exceed every conceivable expectation. A truly wonderful restaurant.

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SC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Michelin restaurant in DC so far.

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NN
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is beautiful and very romantic. The ambiance is romantic with elegant decor. The wine list is extensive. The staff is knowledgeable and attentive. The customer service is impeccable. The food is amazing both with taste and presentation. This Chef creates works of art. Very creative cuisine. We throughly enjoyed the dinning experience. This was a perfect choice for our Anniversary. Its an absolute must to visit.

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Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Absurdly overpriced (you can get food just as good or better for a fraction of the cost elsewhere), the sommelier was unnecessarily pretentious, and one of my dishes was brought out room temperature (it was supposed to be fresh pasta). You're paying for service, setting, and attempts at unique creations, but you're definitely overpaying for them.

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MT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience when we dine here. Creative menu, delicious food and outstanding service as is common to all the Fabio Trabocchi restaurants.

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V
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very good restaurant. Went on a birthday date, and decided on "The Menu", which gave us room to choose and build our own four course menu.

Food was very good, but for a similar price you can get better food at higher rated Michelin star restaurants. Birthday cake and menu gift were a nice touch. All in all, a fantastic night and atmosphere, especially for a couple.

Service was very good, but at points it was slightly awkwardly scripted. Synchronization is all well, but when it is rehearsed :) All waiters were incredibly polite and helpful with everything, and explained the menu and individual items well.

Overall, a fantastic Italian dinner restaurant to go to.

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T
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I was quite disappointed with their reservations process. I left a note stating that the meal was a gift to friends and requested that they charge the bill to my credit card. I called to confirm this, and the person had no awareness. Furthermore, the reservationist was downright unfriendly and brusque, and kept asking for the same information that I had already offered. This was very disappointing and frustrating coming from an establishment such as Fiola. While my friends, the gift receivers, indicated that the meal was lovely, the reservations process unfortunately left a bad taste in my mouth.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for an anniversary dinner. We had nice selections from the 4 and 5 dish tasting menu in addition to cocktails and wine. The food and service were exceptional and the special anniversary notes we received were a nice touch.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've experienced the best dessert of my life.
Also, it's extremely quiet.

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LL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Truly superb dining experience. Outstanding wait staff and we particularly enjoyed their genuine and friendly interaction with us. The food was everything we anticipated right down to the last cup of coffee. Expensive of course but worth every penny for a periodic fine dining experience. Highly recommend.

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KB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't say enough about our experience at Fiola. The service was remarkable and timely, we received education along the way about our wines and the food, and we liked the range of options available. The recommendations provided by the lead waiter were suited me to a "t"! We were on a tight timeline because we wanted to catch a show at the Kennedy Center and they managed to help us stick to that timeline. In hindsight, I would recommend lingering longer at dinner and avoiding the show. I didn't want to leave! :)

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BS
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a great restaurant, but expensive with wine markups at 4 times retail and it is a tasting menu only which limits choices. Probably best if you are on an expense account. Food is excellent but many items on the tasting menu have add on costs. Even though the server spilled a glass of water on my lap the service overall was great. I have dined there before but do not remember it being so expensive.

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SH
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of six for dinner at Fiola and experienced a most pleasant evening. We were seated at a lovely round table which was easy for everyone to visit. Anne took exceptional care of our group making sure to ask about any dietary restrictions that we had. The sommelier helped with the selection of wine and both the red and white were lovely choices. Our group ordered different items and it was fun to see the presentation of each course. Overall, our group enjoyed their food including soups, appetizers, desserts and overall ambiance of Fiola. We have since recommended this to friends and family who live near Washington D.C. and hope to return for a new culinary experience in the future.

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MP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and service - loved the entire experience. Will certainly be going back!

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were disappointed in the special gin and tonics. SHOULD HAVE HAD JUST THE REGULAR.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating and knowledgeable service. Clearly designed to make the guests comfortable.

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Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were given a gift card as a wedding gift to Fiola so we were excited to try it. It is very, very high end. We did the 4 course price fixe menu. The food was very good. Very elevated flavors. But as good as it was, it was the service that really made it exceptional. They were attentive and helpful while never being intrusive. Overall, very good but be prepared, it is very pricey.

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MD
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was incredibly kind, helpful, and attentive. Drink suggestions were perfectly made and catered to our specific tastes. Only comment would be that the tables on all sides of us were full and it did get quite noisy - a small price to pay for such incredible Italian cuisine!

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OT
Las Vegas
35 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience

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MM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Re-encounter my friend

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RA
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very special place. Food not quite up to the Michelin star level, but the place is lovely and the people are fabulous.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They took great care of two birthdays autographed copies of the menu. Highly recommend the Agnello and the Rabbit

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LD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

What an amazing experience! Everyone was so nice even though they knew we hadn't been to Fiola before. Everyone was so fun and gracious! You can get a copy of the menu to remember the experience as well.

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MP
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Although very good, I found the restaurant very pricey, especially mixed drinks and wine.

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PO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is amazing, the staff is amazing, everything is amazing! Fabio’s Grand Tasting is the go-to choice but if you don’t go for that, you MUST order the lobster ravioli. Also the Bee Keeper drink is pretty great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The. Food was phenomenal as was the service. John, the Captain, was incredible in the knowledge that he imparted to us regarding the food and wine that we chose for our meal.

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Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic overall

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Denver
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an exceptional evening of dining. Service extremely knowledgeable but not pretentious.

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Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
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 on May 20, 2019
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 on May 18, 2019
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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