Floriana

4.6
2410 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Floriana offers authentic Italian recipes with handmade pastas in the most comfortable of environments. Located in DC's Dupont Circle neighborhood, in a historic brick stone row house that has been converted into a cozy restaurant, but hasn't given up the feel of coming over to someones home for dinner. Offering a seasonal menu of fresh and local ingredients Floriana has developed a reputation for consistent, high quality, authentic, feel good dishes at a great value. Our pledge of superior service is matched only by our ability to make every guest feel welcome and comfortable when joining us for a DC dining experience.We pay special attention to every guest that chooses Floriana.
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M
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great place for Italian! Delicious flavors and perfect portions for amazing food. All the pasta is made in house and the sauces are fantastic. Highly recommend!

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A
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service! The food tasted amazing. Highly recommend.

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Pittsburgh
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Valentines pre-fix menu. Food choices were good. Description was inventive and presentation was good. The Todd taste leaned toward bland. Not bad but not memorable either.

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B
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to Floriana and loved it! Meal proportion sizes were perfect and food was amazing. Quiet atmosphere to have good dinner conversation. Great for a small group for dinner.

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S
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go-to restaurant for special occasions. The food is always delicious. The ambiance is perfect for "date night" and the service is over the top. What more could you ask for? Again, we were very pleased.

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GC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING. One of the best places we've eaten in D.C.! Everything was perfect, from the food to the service to the ambiance. Can't wait to come back!

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MH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic brunch experience at Floriana. Food is great and well-priced, and service is excellent! Sunday’s and Wednesday’s they have half-priced bottles of wine.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place was wonderful. I would like to give a shoutout to our waiter who helped guide us through the menu and recommends that apple Tart which was amazing. Defitnlet coming back for more

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AB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you're looking for a "New-York" style restaurant, this is a great spot. Food is excellent, service is great. Can be a bit loud and crowded on the weekends, but a great spot during the week without the crowd. Suggestion: Go early and spend time in the downstairs bar while you wait for your table!

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T
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated an award winning teacher, and our server made her feel extra special. The food was wonderful. The lasagna was perfect.

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L
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing experience

Black gnocchi and aransini apps recommended by our server were both delicious

Seafood risotto enriched with truffle oil was to die for, my friend ‘s pappardelle was also outstanding

We wanted to share a bottle of red and our server Marco suggested the perfect wine

Homemade tiramisu’ and panna cotta were both moist and delicious

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DC
Washington DC
182 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is definitely one of our favorite restaurants in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. They have wonderful food especially their signature lasagna. I had the arancini appetizer as my entree and it was plenty for an entree and absolutely great. They have half-priced wines by the bottle on Sundays and Wednesday which makes it even more enticing. It is warm, cozy with a dedicated staff. You must go!

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DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. I took a friend here for her birthday dinner. They were very accommodating with the table seating, my special requests and provided a cute birthday treat and card for my date!

The Mussels were amazing and the broth was so good that I wanted to get more bread to soak it up!

Our main dishes were tasty and served in a timely fashion.

I will definitely be back!

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

So delicious! Our server was wonderful and attentive. Wine was priced fairly, the pasta was so SO good, and the tiramisu was a lovely way to end the meal. Only qualm- I noted in the reservation that it was for a birthday, and yet two tables around us got birthday candles and cake but we didn’t! Other than that it was a great experience.

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MD
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Sunday dinner for two; a velvety potato and fennel soup; sautéed salmon and a filet mignon, both accurately cooked, attractive to look at and so tasty; and an expresso chocolate mousse with real whipped cream. Couple that with a supple Dolcetto by Pio Caesare at half price(for all wines on Sundays) and you have yourself a quality meal and a real D.C. value. My partner and I are regulars after we go to an Arena Theatre matinee. Even our co patrons are generally fun at that early seating, but that may just be luck. The food and service are not by dint of good fortune but skill, always very good and consistent. Have never had a bad meal there and that is counting on both my fingers and toes.

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M
Washington DC
225 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our best experience at this resto! Been many times and we walked away impressed

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LU
Washington DC
115 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a lovely neighborhood restaurant. We went there on a very cold night for my husband's birthday. The appetizer of liver mousse was very good and a very large portion.m the black gnocchi with sausage and seafood is always excellent. For my main dish, I tried the porcini ribeye. It was tasty and cooked to the correct temperature though it was a little tough. My husband's pasta with Sunday gravy was full of meat. There was enough for us to take home and share for dinner the next day. Our waitress brought a complimentary dessert (our choice) with a candle and, thankfully, no singing. The service was excellent.

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MM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our lunch was so relaxing and 1/2 price wine was an extra bonus . Our waiter was very nice and professional and not over baring and give us great recommendations.
Will recommend to my friends ... We will be back !!!

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DL
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent!

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JA
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Floriana's is a neighborhood gem! The staff are super attentive, food is delicious, and atmosphere is cozy. We made a reservation on Open Table and then needed to modify due to one of the guest's late plane arrival. Open table showed no options but when I called, they were extremely accommodating!

This is one of our two favorite places in the neighborhood! and in DC!!

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Fargo
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with my parents who were in town visiting.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great anniversary night here. My boyfriend and I came here to celebrate and we were very pleased with everything throughout the evening. The only negative was getting our table a half hour after our reservation time, but that was a small inconvenience and after we were seated we understood that it was busy for a reason. We started out at Dito's bar downstairs while we waited for the table and it was packed probably due to the impecable service and friendly atmosphere. When we got to our table, again we were not disappointed. The atmosphere is very cozy and warm and the other patrons seemed just as enthused to be there as we were. The server was attentive but not obnoxiously so and his help selecting a bottle of wine was spot on. The appetizers were delicious and the calamari was perfect and fresh, not greasy like it can be. We both loved our entrees, and the deserts were an excellent end to the whole meal. We couldn't have asked for much more.

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NW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best calamari I’ve ever had! Excellent service, cute, DC-original vibe.

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DC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food and service

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MM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came here for a lovely restaurant week experience!

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MD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I went for restaurant week and had a wonderful experience. I highly recommend the tortellini mignon - filling, delicious, and a dish I never would have imagined working together. Our server was so attentive and kind and gave us great advice on entree preferences.

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FL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love their food! Their staff is very friendly and the restaurant is cute and romantic. Definitely recommend this place.

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New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I was happy with the meal overall except for the dessert. I had a peach and cherry tart. The peach pieces were kind of chewy and I imagine that this was prepared and baked either the day before and day of and reheated. Otherwise I enjoyed the restaurant and whenever I come to DC I make it a point to have a meal at Floriana on one of the nights that the wines are half price. The fact that I was here during Restaurant Week was coincidental coincidental a d a pleasant surprise.

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JS
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Yes if they want a slightly dingy, well worn eatery. The pluses: good neighborhood place, friendly staff

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C
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Mediocre, pricey Italian food with little to no personality. Cute location though.

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p
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Bad service, and even worse food. Floriana has really declined over the years. Our 3 brunch dishes were simply uneatable, and given the service we had it didn't even seem worth it to ask for a manager. What a shame.

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l
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Entrees were great. Salads were mediocre. Still a good restaurant, just don’t get a salad. Three people in our group and that was the only negative. Lasagna and fish dishes were excellent.

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P
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for Restaurant Week, Location is in a Brown stone with dining rooms on different levels. The menu has a variety of dish we had Scallops on Risotto, the gnocchi, and lasagna, all were very good. Service was good even though it was very busy. Only negative is no parking and it is not easy to find street parking in this area. I would go again.

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R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Frankly, I was thoroughly disappointed by this meal. We went for brunch and paid a fortune for some very mediocre food that took forever to be prepared. We paid $13 for the bread plate, since they do not provide bread with brunch, and what we got was a collection of a half-dozen pastries cut in half. The omelettes were a bit cold when they were served, though the taste was fine, but the salad was wilted on my plate. One of our party was served slices of fat instead of meat, but the waiter brought an alternative meat for her. The service was fine, just slow. I imagine it's better for dinner, but I don't think I'd go back.

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MR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was excellent. Good sense of humor. The food was delicious. The steak had a good flavor and melted in your mouth

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KH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I love this place! Been here many times and always a good experience. The food is delicious and the service is the best I've ever received in DC. The location is in a beautiful townhouse and has two floors of dining space. Very "shabby chic" and inviting with the large windows, fireplace, and hardwood floors. The basement bar (Dito's) is not to be missed. Dito is a pleasure! He's always welcoming and makes the small and intimate bar area feel like an insider's secret retreat. The best part is the Nancy Pelosi Christmas tree out front!

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D
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Noise level in upstairs dining room was very high; had hard time hearing the waiter. The Hubbard Pappardelle with a boar ragu was very good! The arancini was a bit disappointing -- thought it would have more flavor.
We couldn't eat either of the two desserts offered during restaurant week -- the tiramisu contained alcohol and the espresso chocolate dessert contained caffeine. However, the waiter kindly offered an alternative, a pear and cherry tart, which was very good. So I would give Floriana a thumbs up!

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DK
Phoenix
103 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The pasta kind of dish is very good, the meat and seafood dish is less perfect. I recommend to have all the pasta related dishes. We tried many kind, they are all good, but avoid the meat and seafood dish.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress, Marie, was fantastic. Our drinks were full, recommendations were on point, and orders were perfect. The food was outstanding as well so I’m definitely looking forward to coming back again. 10/10.

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M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant week!

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