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!
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.
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!
Great service. Wonderful food. Loved eating outside.
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.
It was lovely! Amazing food and service. Scallop and shrimp dish, Bruschetta and duck were awesome.
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!
Wonderful food, ambience and service. Perfect place for a Saturday brunch if you like a quieter place around Dupont.
Great good and table service. Bar service in downstairs area was the only weak link in an otherwise impeccable evening meal. Thank you
Wonderful neighborhood gem. Delicious food, great service. Sit outside!
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.
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.
Amazing neighborhood gem. Impeccable and friendly service. Homemade pasta. Wonderful wine list. Great outdoor patio and also a charming interior.
Everything was delicious and fabulous. The restaruant week menu is an excellent value.
We ate outside and it was wonderful. The lasagna was superb and the service was excellent. Will be going back often
Spectacular from start to finish.
You need to do something about the mosquitoes on the patio. Invest the money and have it sprayed.
It was awesome!
Nice ambience, good food, but felt rushed through
Warm setting, lively vibe, great service and food.
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.
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!
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.
The place was fine but not what we were expecting. The food was average to mediocre.
Great food and service. 1/2 price wine nights are great value.
Excellent pasta dishes and appetizers. My branzino was over cooked. Decent service but could have certainly been more attentive.
Authentic Italian food well prepared and nicely served
Food was excellent. Pasta was fresh. Quiet restaurant. We would recommend and return again.
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.)
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.
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.
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 $20 is the best deal I've had in a very long time. The servings are full servings, no skimping whatsoever on the portions. The server was always available when he was needed, but not hovering. We ate outside and it was gorgeous and fun. Anyone looking for a business lunch or just a lovely, delicious meal so definitely make plans to go to Floriana--soon!
We often go to Floriana's and always have a fun time, good food and wine and very friendly service. We know we are going to have a nice evening when we go there.
The food here is absolutely amazing. I will keep coming back. Thus far, the scallop and shrimp risotto is my favorite. They have a nice rosé, as well.
Our waiter Michael is a fabulous addition to the good food and he makes great wine recommendations. Definitely a good value and worth the trip! Love Folorianas
Great location, variety of menu, wait staff and great wine choices!
Very nice ambiance, not too terribly loud, very, very good food, but a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for. Took my girlfriend on a date here, and it was outstanding, but be prepared to have ~100$ to spend on it. We ordered the more expensive stuff as well, so the price can be below that. Either way, an outstanding place.
Excellent food and service. We dined outside on their awesome terrace. Linguine Melanzane was just perfect. Amazing restaurant.
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!
The pasta was fresh and excellent. The scallops were perfect. The Brussels sprouts appetizer was really Smokey and tasty.