Floriana

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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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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've not been to Floriana in quite some time, however, my recent visit reminded me of this "gem" on 17th Street. I was pleasantly greeted at the door, offered the table at the window, and most importantly - was catered to (for nearly two hours) by my well-trained waiter, who was keenly knowledgeable of the menu, wines, etc. Fantastic food and service. I will be back!

S
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was AWESOME! Everything from the food to the service, the seating and ambiance was stellar. We even received a nice personal note and free dessert for our anniversary. A nice visit from the manager along with a nice short conversation regarding our meals and how they are prepared. Do yourself a favor and eat here; sit outside.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous! The good was incredible, presentation beautiful and the service beyond. Tim was a grand server for our evening. The only negative was the table seated next to us with loud voices and rudely using their phone flashlights to read the menu and flash into our eyes...they were not young and certainly should know better! I highly recommend the experience!

S
San Diego
120 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Wonderful food. Loved eating outside.

W
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

EXTREMELY disappointed! Remembered this place as being REALLY good - and LOVE THE BAR!!! - but have to say food grossly underwhelming and, for the money, a complete waste. Would rather have gone to Dupont Italian Kitchen - can't imagine food would have been any worse and am sure we'd have spent FAR less! Really great décor and decent service, but all 3 of us very disappointed with quality of food.

A
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was lovely! Amazing food and service. Scallop and shrimp dish, Bruschetta and duck were awesome.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service. We sat outside on the patio and the meal was just spectacular. Try the salads, black gnocchi is amazing and the lasagna was a hit. The server was very attentive and accommodating. We will be back soon!

EA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, ambience and service. Perfect place for a Saturday brunch if you like a quieter place around Dupont.

JH
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great good and table service. Bar service in downstairs area was the only weak link in an otherwise impeccable evening meal. Thank you

SG
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful neighborhood gem. Delicious food, great service. Sit outside!

PD
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined on the patio and we’re seated immediately. The beautiful late summer evening was matched by the service and dinner. Our waiter helped with menu item selection to our great satisfaction.

n
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

we ate outside, and while the critters were biting, the staff gave us some of their insect repellent to use. food was quite tasty, service was extremely good, and the cocktails well made. we enjoy Floriana and go there every few months. it never disappoints.

S
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing neighborhood gem. Impeccable and friendly service. Homemade pasta. Wonderful wine list. Great outdoor patio and also a charming interior.

BH
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and fabulous. The restaruant week menu is an excellent value.

NA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate outside and it was wonderful. The lasagna was superb and the service was excellent. Will be going back often

S
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular from start to finish.

b
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

You need to do something about the mosquitoes on the patio. Invest the money and have it sprayed.

C
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome!

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

Nice ambience, good food, but felt rushed through

S
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm setting, lively vibe, great service and food.

PT
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service. The calamari was delicious as was the crab ravioli. My friends liked their tuna and lamb dishes as well. The upstairs dining room provided a quiet and intimate dining experience.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal. We love eating here! The service is excellent and the quality of the ingredients are amazing.

This is a must try restaurant whether it’s your first time visiting DC or if you’re a local looking for a great Italian meal.

The shrimp and black gnocchi appetizer and the lasagna are two of my favorites!

DC
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Hadn't been to Floriana in a few years, and it was even better than I'd remembered. The Ahi Tuna was exceptional. Everyone in our party really enjoyed their appetizers: Burrata, Chilled Melon Soup, and the Black Gnocchi. Honestly, can't think of a single dish we ordered that didn't wow us.

Only issue was that the space is a bit loud, and also can get quite hot inside (they claimed that the AC was on, and the fans were going, but it was still pretty uncomfortable).

Would definitely go back in the future.

m
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The place was fine but not what we were expecting. The food was average to mediocre.

PB
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. 1/2 price wine nights are great value.

c
Shreveport
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent pasta dishes and appetizers. My branzino was over cooked. Decent service but could have certainly been more attentive.

PW
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian food well prepared and nicely served

SC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Pasta was fresh. Quiet restaurant. We would recommend and return again.

KL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 1

Haven't been to Floriana in years and decided to check it out again. Overall the food was ok. The Caesar salad was very small for $11. We had the Maryland Crab Ravioli and the Duck Carbonara both of which were good but nothing outstanding.

Wine was half off bottles, regular Sunday night special which was nice.

I would highly recommend not sitting outside as we got eaten alive by mosquitoes. They have a nice patio but really need to do something and treat for mosquitoes. They had a can of spray so they clearly know it's an issue and they even brought a candle but it did nothing (not sure it was even citronella.)

FM
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

1. Beware of the check. I didn’t look carefully at it. Later I realized that they had grossly overcharged me. Too late to fix that. It is possible that they, as some other restaurants in DC, have the practice of adding an 18% charge for service. As I overlooked the details of the check I automatically added another 15%.
2. It is likely that they changed chef. The shrimp and scallop Rissotto was bad, but my wife did not want to spoil the moment returning it to the kitchen. The calamari were also poorly done and my ravioli were not al dente but rather overlooked.
We are truly disappointed.

SM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed lasagne however it was too hot to eat for at least 5 minutes. Sunday gravy dish was good with a spicy finish. Pesto & bread were delicious. Wait staff were helpful and attentive.

L
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've had many dinners at Floriana, but have never had lunch...which was a mistake. The lunch deal, where you get both an appetizer and an entree for $20 is the best deal I've had in a very long time. The servings are full servings, no skimping whatsoever on the portions. The server was always available when he was needed, but not hovering. We ate outside and it was gorgeous and fun. Anyone looking for a business lunch or just a lovely, delicious meal so definitely make plans to go to Floriana--soon!

DA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We often go to Floriana's and always have a fun time, good food and wine and very friendly service. We know we are going to have a nice evening when we go there.

M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is absolutely amazing. I will keep coming back. Thus far, the scallop and shrimp risotto is my favorite. They have a nice rosé, as well.

JD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Michael is a fabulous addition to the good food and he makes great wine recommendations. Definitely a good value and worth the trip! Love Folorianas

DC
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great location, variety of menu, wait staff and great wine choices!

MC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambiance, not too terribly loud, very, very good food, but a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for. Took my girlfriend on a date here, and it was outstanding, but be prepared to have ~100$ to spend on it. We ordered the more expensive stuff as well, so the price can be below that. Either way, an outstanding place.

MO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We dined outside on their awesome terrace. Linguine Melanzane was just perfect. Amazing restaurant.

L
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We discovered Floriana's a few years ago and have been back numerous times! Service is always attentive! The food never disappoints! We usually visit in nice weather and sit outside and it is lovely! They run some pretty amazing discounts at times. Like this time there was a festival on 17th Street so they sold gift cards to be valued at twice what you pay! And, you could use them that night!!! What a nice surprise! They have half price bottles of wine on Sundays and Mondays. Anyway, most important, the lasagna is amazing! We've had it so many times and just keep ordering it. Scallops and shrimp risotto are delicious too. Montpelier Manhattan was quite yummy!! Desserts are all good. Can't remember all we've had over the years but I do remember everything was quite good! Definitely give it a try!

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasta was fresh and excellent. The scallops were perfect. The Brussels sprouts appetizer was really Smokey and tasty.

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