Floriana

4.6
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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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OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sized portions. Very friendly and helpful staff. Definitely will recommend.

L
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, and the waiters were extremely helpful and prompt. They gave great recommendations on their food and wine selection, and we were not disappointed. Will definitely be coming back here again.

LM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was soooo good. We went for restaurant week and every serving was amazing.

JH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian meals I've had outside of Italy itself. Fantastic food, good aesthetic, and attentive and knowledgable staff.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!!!

JW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richard provided stellar service to compliment a sumptuous meal. I was thoroughly impressed, as were my guests.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I REALLY want to like Floriana, but after my third visit, sadly I just don’t think the food is that great. I’ve tried to mix it up each time, but i haven’t made a choice yet that’s blown me away. Service can also be a little suspect at times. That being said, Dito’s Bar (in the basement below Floriana) is ALWAYS on point.

K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the service even better!

M
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabolous Italian food , stellar service

E
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a table for five for the New Year's Eve price-fixed menu. We arrived on time and the host suggested we get a drink at the bar while our table was being prepared. The bar has wonderful Greenwich Village-like ambience. The crowd was a lot of fun. The host got us shortly after we had our drinks. The dining room is intimate and very comfortable. The menu was five course with three choices for each course, including a vegetarian option. With the exception of two dishes, everything was wonderful. Two people at my table had the lobster tortellini served in a beef broth. It was just kind of weird. It was tasty, but not wonderful. Two other people had a pear and foie gras dish. That was long on pear and short on foie gras. Otherwise, everything else was really exquisite. My steak was as close to perfection as I think I've ever had and the desserts were terrific.

I also have the highest praise for the service. Our waiter was attentive, friendly and warm without being pushy or "too friendly." He was a consummate professional, as was the bartender and host.

I'm really looking forward to returning to try their regular menu.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

New Years Eve’s Prix Fixed meal was a bit disappointing. Pasta is their specialty but they strayed and nothing stood out. Presentation was disappointing also, especially with the dessert...but we will go back because we love their normal food/service!

T
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Floriana did a fantastic NYE dinner that was five courses of absolutely loveliness! The meal was perfect, the staff was wonderful, and the atmosphere was terrific to launch a night of celebration.

LG
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooo wonderful! Everything was perfect.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Great place!!

KV
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must stop on our annual visit from Boston...delightful!

C
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Floriana is such a gem! Great food, excellent service. Wonderful atmosphere!

CS
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Floriana was fantastic. The Seared Scallops with Pumpkin Purée were outstanding. Service was great. Will definitely come back next time in DC.

B
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely, as always: food was delicious, service was friendly and attentive and ambiance was warm and relaxing.

S
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service and ambiance were superb, although the lobster gnocchi was bland and seemed to only contain to small pieces of lobster meat. The seared scallops, though, were tender and very flavorful. Atmosphere was cozy and comfortable without being cramped. I will definitely recommend to family and friends!

WL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and good wine, the chef is willing to change entree set ups to please guests too which is always a plus.

M
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding
Fabolous food and ambiance, great for family dinner, girls nite out, corporate events
Also notable wine list , our server Marco suggested the perfect bottle to complement our meals

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date. Such a cute restaurant, the bar downstairs is great and the whole ambience is wonderful. Food was delicious and service was excellent.

TS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints.

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AG
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I am so lucky to have Floriana 1/2 a block from my home. Their service is consistently excellent and the food is always well prepared. Love their seasonal risotto. Always a lovely evening out!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time having brunch (instead of dinner). Very pleasantly surprised.

LP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was excellent and the ambiance was pleasant. The waiter was very accommodating.

LD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had a confirmed reservation at 8:30, but were not seated until 9:00pm. Besides that, everything was great.

OT
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding experience at Floriana. The food was truly excellent, the service was friendly and timely, and the atmosphere was quiet and peaceful and lovely. I wish I had know about this restaurant a long time ago!

RT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about this restaurant Half price wine bottles on Wednesday a added plus with the great food.

CF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Loved the ambiance - excellent timing on delivery of appetizer and main course. Lovely touch at end of meal to acknowledge our celebration.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful venue, delicious food, experienced and caring wait staff ( A J was amazing as was Marco) we were seated at a great stable, the atmosphere is quaint, ( very romantic if you’re on a date.)
We were made to feel special and we were catered to in the usual welcoming Italian way, where you become family from the moment you walk into a home....

I picked Floriana because of the great reviews I read. We were very happy and glad we chose that fabulous venue. Thank you Marco and AJ for making the start of our wedding week festivities, memorable. Floriana is a must go to venue if you’re ever in DC. Grazie❣️

PM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We arrived half an hour before our reservation with an additionaly diner to a very busy Floriana. But that did not stop the friendly staff from accommodating us quickly. We settled in with a happy sigh, enjoyed the festive atmospere, great food and impeccable service. Highly recommend!

LH
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Floriana and I loved it! Wonderful ambiance and fabulous food, along with great service is such a quaint setting! I’ll be back soon!!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first trip to Florianas. Mike was stellar. He made great recommendations. And made us feel at home!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Too close seating and noise travels in small space

JS
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a gorgeous evening with amazing food and great service. We unanimously loved the fried brussel sprouts and calamari appetizers, the lamb ragu with pappardelle, and scallop and shrimp risotto. The only dish that fell flat was the pumpkin gnocchi. The ambiance downstairs is so cozy with the red walls and fireplaces going...I was with my older parents and it wasn't too loud for them. Plus, we were delighted to find out that the wine is half priced on Wednesdays! Overall, great value for what felt like a cozy but classy evening!

t
Washington DC
142 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for brunch! Food is good, service is excellent with a very cozy ambiance.

ST
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Only complaint is that they don’t have full menu during lunch time.

NG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

I’m a regular patron here, always telling friends about this great restaurant. I brought my family tonight, and for the first time, I was not satisfied. While the service was good, the food was very bland and certainly not fresh, as it was extremely salty. I will not return.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The wait was far too long.