Floriana

4.6
2468 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.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Please join us for brunch between 11:00-2:30 pm for our special mother's day 3-course menu or our full dinner menu beginning at 5:00 pm. Half priced wine all day. Thank you

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the staff was wonderful! Can’t wait to go back

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DC
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and drink. Wish there were more sweet cocktails. Too many were bitter. But the ravioli was superb! As was the tiramisu dessert.

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

No host when I arrived; felt confused. While the recommended lasagna tasted good, it didnt’t go above and beyond my expectations. The service was slow and the overall experience just okay.

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VK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect dining experience

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r
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have wanted to try Floriana for awhile and are happy we finally made it there Saturday evening. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. It was our first alfresco dinner out his spring and it was perfect.

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GW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is good, but it's heavy and there is too much of it. Also, it is very uncomfortable in the restaurant - tables are tight and it was very hot and sweaty the night we were there. As it got more crowded, it got louder and it was hard to talk. It's a pretty restaurant, but maybe a bit too dark, too cramped and too hot.

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NF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal and very quick service. Especially good for special occasion - they brought outa very nice tiramisu with a candle. A foodie place - three kinds of gnocchi! Not so easy for children.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was fantastic, no complaints there. The servers seem to be a little confused and disorganised, as well as unfamiliar with their menu. When asked if the Bloody Mary was good, our server said “I don’t know, I’m sure they’re good because I make them” while he was joking around, it would have only been funny if the drink he brought us was actually drinkable; it was in fact terrible.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gee I like this place!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service. Just a little loud and warm inside.

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JA
Corpus Christi
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is SO wonderful - everyone is so friendly and helpful and accommodating - we SO enjoy Floriana's!!

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DC
Washington DC
184 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our favorite neighborhood as well as just a wonderful place to dine.

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i
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Brunch was fantastic and delicious! My friend had one of the omelettes, and I had the eggs in purgatory. The only hiccup was that the dish originally delivered to me was the wrong one - but it was quickly fixed.

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NV
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Ámazing food! We had the lasagne; squid; and a few "surprise" dishes that the waiter brought to the table because we couldn't decide what to eat. We weren't;t disappointed!!

Excellent service too.

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N
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The only problem for me was that my seat was too close to walking traffic zone and waiters kept hitting me probably 20 or more times. Food was excellent however.

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MF
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chocolate mousse is to die for, rich but not too sweet. The gnocchi are creamy and flavorful. Intimate setting, helpful, attentive staff.

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PE
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome in every respect.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Floriana was outstanding in acknowledging our anniversary dinner with a personal note.

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MH
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My hubby and I traveled to DC for cherry blossoms this year. We were recommended to Floriana by a concierge at JW Marriott. We originally had a reservation at Fiola.

We arrived a few minutes prior to our reservation and was directed to downstairs bar waiting for our table. To our surprise, the bar is located near the kitchen which you can smell the yummy food. We were seated in 10 mins of waiting. We then proceeded to our table. At first, we were seated inside but a bit noisy so we asked for a table outside patio. They accommodated to us right away. The service here is awesome. Everyone is friendly and polite.

We ordered for the appetizer: Fegato (liver mousse), fried Brussels sprout (highly recommended), and Burrata. The mousse is wonderful except the bread was a bit hard. Highly recommended the fried Brussels sprouts. Burrata was okay as it was hard. I was looking for the melt in your mouth kinda Burrata.

For Main course: I had scallops and shrimps risotto. Oh let me tell you, this is the best I’ve ever had. The scallops were melting in my mouth, perfectly seared golden brown and the risotto was perfect consistency. My hubby had Lamb Gnocchi. The gnocchi was super soft & the lamb provided the perfect flavor accompaniment for the gnocchi. The lamb itself was done much the same as the gnocchi - perfect & soft. If I could change anything in the entire main course, it would be perhaps a slightly smaller portion of the risotto, but otherwise it was a great main course.

Add to our experience, we had a wonderful conversation with the restaurant manager and is funny and informative. Whenever we are back to DC, we would definitely be here again. Highly recommended. BTW, they love people from California 🤗❤️

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OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner on the patio. The server was so kind and replaced my wine when something was off without a problem. We split the fried calamari which was terrific. My date had the lobster gnocchi and I the lamb gnocchi. Both were delicious.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. The "Sunday Gravy" pasta was amazing.

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was a great choice for our anniversary! Very romantic, the food was amazing, and excellent service! We will be back!

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MO
New England
23 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a wonderful restaurant with very high quality, authentic food. The wait staff was quite solicitous, but not "in your face." The value was very good. It's a bit noisy, but it seems that is the common thing now.....

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P
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The calamari was great and tortellini mignon quite good but the house salad was slathered in dressing and the seafood risotto had little seafood and the risotto was more like a mushy brick than properly cooked risotto.

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t
Washington DC
128 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Floriana...the food is great, the atmosphere cozy and romantic, and the service is perfect. Our waiter was most accommodating and helpful. We'll keep coming back.

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M
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Small dining space

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My only hesitation is that there is no railing to go up the steps into the restaurant and if you go upstairs it’s quite steep. Else I would give it a five. Wonderful time

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GT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience!! Loved every dish, especially the brussel sprouts!

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AJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was fantastic across the board. Half price wine night means we will definitely be back.

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AS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Three of us went for dinner on a weekday night. Food quality was mixed. Lasagna and arincini very good. Burrata ravioli tastless. Butternut squash ravioli, undercooked - way tougher than al dente. Caprese salad ordinary. Coffee almost undrinkable. Panna cotta very good. Service good. We were so close to the other table we could hear every word of their conversation and they were not talking loudly. Tables were so close we could not easily get up from our table without distributing other guests.

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KK
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The restaurant is a dynamic and charming venue in a converted historic residential building. Intimate and colorful, the space is fun and cozy despite the boisterous noise level. Pasta is made by hand by a team of women on the third floor, and is one of the specialties. Manager very attentive and ensured we enjoyed a wonderful experience.

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DC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, decent service, award bathrooms. But the vibe is so nice and romantic in the heart of Dupont and the food lives up to the hype. They need to do a better job welcoming in guests and explaining specials, how the food is prepared etc. There is no 'STORY' or set up for the meal/evening - just 'hey come in what do you want. ' The food and the ambiance is too good to not have great service!

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JM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lived in dc many years ago and was a semi regular. Returned to visit and even though Floriana is now retired and living large in Mexico the food and service was as good as ever. Our waitress Maria was also terrific. Can’t wait to get back there.

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b
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was a good dining experience in DC. The food was very good and prices were reasonable for the setting. The lamb gnocchi was very good but a pinch of finishing salt would have taken it where it needed to be. The scallop shrimp risotto was very flavorful. Service was good but refilling of drinks might have been better. The downside to this restaurant is the size. Tables are very close together making it impossible to focus exclusively on your table mate. That took away some from the intimacy that we were seeking. That's not a killer, but perhaps a change in expectation.

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BS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Too many tables in too small a space made for a noise level that was too loud. Servers were friendly. Appreciated the manager coming around to chat with us. My food was served luke warm. My wife and friend were fine with theirs. I might go back. But wouldn’t feel comfortable recommending it to a friend. Sorry!

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e
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely dinner: The duck was perfectly done and a generous serving. The Caesar Salad had plenty of Parmesan but lacked any garlic or anchovy taste; dressing was almost nonexistent. Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable. Drinks were well-made and also generous.

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L
Dallas
137 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great outdoor dining venue. Watching the world of DuPont parade by is great entertainment. Food is exceptional. Service is spot on. Whenever we are in DC we try to this place at least once. Highly recommend.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The scallops were cooked to perfection. Our server was attentive and ver personable. Chocolate mousse was not as light and fluffy as I would have like but still delicious.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meals! Loved the lasagna, black gnocchi, lamb gnocchi, mussels and Caesar salad. Highly recommend.

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AM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decadent meal. Loves the appetizers and entees. Good wine selection. Will return

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