Floriana

4.8
3032 Reviews
$30 and under
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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visited Floriana when we were in Wilmington, NC for spring break. We requested a dish with a Pomodoro sauce (which is not specifically on the menu) and it was fantastic. Butternut squash ravioli and squid-ink pasta was also a hit. The food and ambiance were incredible, so we were thrilled to hear they happened to have a location in DC (our hometown).

Went to the DC location to celebrate Father’s Day and it was a complete success! Everyone loved the location, ambiance, food and wine (bottles are half-off on Wednesdays and Sundays). The host and waiter were extremely helpful and gave us amazing wine recommendations. And we were able to get the same, off-menu Pomodoro sauce with the pasta.

Thanks for making our Father’s Day so wonderful. Can’t wait to visit again!

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vipMyra
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant Great salad Great calamari GREAT STEAK Great dessert Will return soon

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ChristineF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous service and food. Love this place!

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vipTomH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always

MZ
MatevzZ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place - a local gem. Food is delicious and well priced.

They only have a brunch menu during Sat and Sun lunch time, but even that one is delicious (lasagna, duck hash).

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juneteenth Day

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vipChefT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reviews on this place were right - amazing! Service was good, never intrusive and food was delicious! Hidden gem and will be back.

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darethw
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience at Floriana. Staff was knowledgeable and the entrees suggested were exceptional. The scallop and shrimp risotto was a big hit. They even gave us a free dessert for my BF birthday.

KM
vipKevinM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A fantastic dining experience in the heart of Dupont.

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vipCarlos
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food, nice setting and amicable service.

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MeganR
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My lamb gnocchi dish for lunch was absolutely delicious and the wait staff was so friendly and engaging. Highly recommend

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Wthom
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall experience was great and the food was delicious. Only down side was that there was a car alarm across the street going off for a solid 20 minutes. This was simply an external factor that made the noise level a little louder than usual. Times between the waiter checking on us were also a little long, but otherwise it was a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food, drink, sat outside which was nice given the temperature. Service was a little slow but it was a Saturday evening. Love this place and I’m so happy they survived Covid.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really appreciate the service and the flexibility as we were a little late!

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vipDebbiedoesdctoo
Washington DC
117 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely from start to finish. Attentive staff but they didn’t rush us. Amazing food. Great wine by the glass list.

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vipTwoGuysDC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, the food here is top notch! Hard to rate the ambiance as we ate outdoors in a temporary tent due to COVID-19. As far as these things go it was nice.

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Taney
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Delightful and delicious..outdoor seating was comfortable and service excellent. We enjoyed speaking with the manager who visited and enhanced our experience by providing history of the restaurant and information about how it allowed employees to stay on the payroll throughout the pandemic....seems that the restaurant prioritizes its employees, which is another plus. I recommend this place highly and plan to return often.

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LarryD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and welcoming staff, and always professional. The server was quite knowledgeable with both food and wine, and not afraid to give an honest opinion when asked. Service and food were impeccable. An incredibly enjoyable evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the good was excellent and presentation attractive. Great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food - delicious wine, thank you!

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was wonderful returning to Floriana. Has always been one of our favorite restaurants and it didn’t disappoint

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KristiV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alweays great food and service! Had the mussels, duck, and scallop risotto - all were perfect.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience at Floriana. Went on a Wednesday and was so excited to find out all wine bottles were half off! The lasagna was our favorite out of the 4 pasta dishes we ordered, but all were top tier.

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HarryS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at Floriana and the food was excellent, the service excellent. We ate outside, the tent seating was very comfortable

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vipMichelle
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on the patio just outside the restaurant. It was a lovely Wednesday evening so we had a half price bottle of wine! The cauliflower appetizer was amazing. Who knew a root veggie could be so yummy!!! Our entrees were equally wonderful. I had the scallop and shrimp risotto and my boyfriend had the tortellini mignon. On previous visits we've had the pappardelle, gnocchi and chicken dishes. You can't go wrong. Service was fantastic and we had a nice conversation with the manager who remembered us from a previous visit. Whether you sit inside or out it will be a great experience!!

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TomL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful takes on Italian cuisine. The waiter was very good and helped with explaining the restaurant's individualistic presentations.

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LFfromFairfax
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Curated menu choices expertly crafted, outstanding food, wine and cocktails, attentive yet unobtrusive service, welcoming and cozy ambiance, overall a delightful meal and celebration!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lasagna is absolutely fantastic! I would absolutely order that dish again.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and the food never disappoints!!!!

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vip1612Q
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The table was a little too small for 2 people. we had to ask for an extra shair to put our stuff. Plus, we like to order a lot of dished to try. We asked for a 4 people table, but got refused. We understand that those are for 3-4 folks, but like we've mentioned, we love to order extra dishes to try, but we couldn't. :-)

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Rachel
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal at Floriana was outstanding! Romantic ambiance, delicious Italian food that rivals some of the best Italian restaurants in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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elizabethj
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for date night it was fabulous. Really good food loved it!

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Mara
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I think we caught Floriana on a bad night...but we did not have a good meal here. We were surprised given the high amount of good reviews, but we couldn't eat our pasta it was so overcooked and flavorless! Everyone was perfectly nice, but would not recommend right now.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing spot for a date. I had sooo much fun and the food was great, service was good, and we were seated fairly quickly given the patio was full! This was my first time here and I will most deff come back. I loved the French toast and so did my date haha! He had the duck and it looked phenomenal. I will deff come back here.

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vipImpresario
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I took a date to Floriana for Saturday brunch. We enjoyed mushroom omelettes and bottomless bloody Mary’s. We sat outdoors under a tent and watched the world go by as we enjoyed our food. A perfect destination for people watching, with very good food at moderate prices. Highly recommend it!

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vipRobertD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab brunch as always

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MeganS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true gem in the neighborhood. Food and service is consistently wonderful and they have created a nice outdoor space for customers to enjoy and feel safe during the pandemic. Can't wait until the basement bar re-opens!

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AndrewH
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous meal outside and the waiter, “Q” was delightful and engaging. From the moment we arrived we felt very welcomed.

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JeffA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious home-made pasta is a must. Quentin was our server extraordinaire. He made some great recommendations, particularly the Super Tuscan that made for a fabulous pairing with Tortellini Mignon and Wild Boar Gnocchi. To top it all of, we thoroughly enjoyed the Tiramisu.

FAQs

Floriana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 667-5937.

Floriana is rated 4.8 stars by 3032 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.