Floriana

4.7
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2739 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.

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Half-priced wines

We are offering 50% off on all of our wines until May 1st 2020.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 26, 2020

Ends: March 27, 2119

Availability: Daily 11:00AM-10:00PM

What 2739 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tallahassee
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint restaurant with great ambiance and delicious food. The tortelloni mignon and tiramisu were heavenly. Great for a date or just a wonderful meal.

NG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Revisited this evening after a while away. The food, service, and management were absolutely impeccable! So happy to return to one of the best restaurants in the district!

LN
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Too cramped and noisy to really enjoy. The quality of the food was not worth being that uncomfortable.

d
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite Italian restaurants in the city

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish excellent food and service

OT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there early for my reservation but the host seated me anyway and waited on me until my guests arrived. Food and service was good.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous experience! Highly recommend!
Not accessible if you have disabilities though.

TS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A busy night, but seating was easy (with a reservation) and the small kitchen performed its usual miracles.

OT
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Floriana! Old world dining with excellent food and good service

M
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

When I first got to our table, I could hear my friend, but, as the restaurant filled, the noise level was deafening. Even though the food was very good and the server and owner were very helpful, I would return only at a time when there would be few other customers. Sorry.

OT
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a cold winter night, stepping in to the ultra warm and cozy environment was perfect.

The service was very very good, Good was wonderful.

We shared a Caesar salad, lobster gnocchi and Bronzino. Each dish was perfectly prepared.

We have dined outside many times, but now we found our winter restaurant as well.

J
New England
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! The food was incredible. Great spot. Thanks for the great service. We'll be back again soon!

M
Washington DC
166 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As usual the dining experience at Floriana was exceptional. Food was mostly excellent, the service exceptional (Marco). And of course Batt the Great manages the whole operation with deftness and calm. This is an excellent restaurant for special or ordinary occasions.

J
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We enjoyed pre-dinner cocktails downstairs in Dito’s bar. Dito is always attentive and he creates a flawless Manhattan.

For our dinner we started with the grilled brussel sprouts and the arancini; both appetizers were delicious. Our entrees were the only disappointment. My husband ordered the Lamb Gnocchi and I ordered the Sunday Gravy. The Lamb Gnocchi arrived, not cold, but not exactly warm either. My Sunday Gravy, which I’ve enjoyed I the past, seemed to have almost no flavor and needed both salt and additional Parmesan to bring it to life.

Overall, we chalked it up to the kitchen simply having an off night, but our entrees were a disappointment from what we have enjoyed on previous visits.

L
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Floriana is my first DC restaurant experience, and they've set the bar extremely high. Jokingly, I requested that they provide a 'Big Cat of some sort, specifically a tiger' in the 'Special Request' option of our reservations, and upon our arrival they placed a stuffed animal on the table. Granted, it was an elephant stuffed animal, but the manager apologized and said it was the closest they could do! They also gave my girlfriend a complimentary box of pink roses. Clearly they care about their customers and their experience. The service was phenomenal, and while it was a little crowded where we were seated, the waiters did an excellent job of giving us plenty of space. Despite the crowd, the noise levels are very low! This definitely did not harm the ambiance or general vibe of the restaurant, as it was very comfortable. The food is very good, and the wait time is very low. Overall, I would highly recommend Floriana to anyone visiting DC looking for a relatively cheaper place where you can still dress up.

p
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delightful

DK
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food here is normally excellent, but when I booked the reservation, I didn’t realize it was a prefixed Valentine’s Day tasting menu. The beet risotto was bright pink and it was under cooked, making the texture kind of grainy. The rest of the meal was kind of bland. And then they charged $80 per person. It was a disappointing visit.

JC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was delicious, however, the portions were severely underwhelming. What we were served versus what was advertised was completely different . Although the experience was decent, for the amount of money that was spent, I would have loved to not have to go and get food afterwards to be fully satisfied.

D
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We went on Valentine's Day, which likely doesn't reflect what this restaurant normally serves. Service and ambience were both outstanding. However, we both found the food not up to par with the restaurant's reputation; they looked good but lacked the kind of flavor you'd expect from a fine restaurant. Also, a couple of the dishes could have been warmer.

SB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite go-to. Our waiter Michael consistently delivers awesome service and the management/ownership is engaging and truly enjoyable to converse with. Not to mention the great food.

RR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portions are way to small. I was still hungry when all the was said and done

JW
Charleston
127 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a GREAT place! It's a converted home that is very authentic with amazing food and service!! The risotto was amazing...best I've ever had. Fish and pasta dishes were amazing! The manager was Chinese-American and very attentive and professional. Place was "packed" which tells you this place has a great reputation with great food, service and value.

AJ
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a Tuesday night to do the 3-course, $40 deal, and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious, and the desserts - the apple pie and chocolate mousse - were to die for! The experience was made special by fantastic, attentive service from our waiter. We’ll definitely be back!

AG
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love Floriana - we live a block away and we are moving further out and we are already discussing how many time a month we can make it back to this lovely place! Dupont circle has few treasures better than this.

JM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Started in the bar which is very fun (and pretty gay. Bonus!). Delicious food - lamb gnocchi and scallop & shrimp risotto. Tables are a bit close together, but you forget about it after some wine.

ML
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As expected, the food was fantastic. If I had anything to question it would be the Pannetone Bread Pudding temperature. I am used to getting bread pudding warm and it was served at room temperature. Don't get me wrong, it was very delicious.

Our waitress was fantastic, our water glasses always full and the food was superb. Thank you!

OT
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Came to this place with my husband and mother, and we enjoyed the experience. However, is not friendly for the elderly, as the only bathroom is upstairs, and many stairs to climb. It's an old building so not much they can do about that. As far as the food, it was decent, some dishes were a hit, like the burrata, that was do die for, but them the risotto was mushy and flavorless. Deserts were also just ok.

UW
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really lovely

DC
Washington DC
199 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was as good as usual with the added touch of only 4 tables occupied--it was Super Bowl Sunday. If you're not sports fans, this is a plus not that Floriana is so loud that you can't hear your conversation.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Most amazing food we've had ! The beet salad and scallops were delicious...my husband had the salmon also the best he ever had. We will be back!!

T
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Wait staff was excellent and very nice. Great martinis. Food was mediocre. The ravioli I had were very heavy and too much dressing on the salad. My husbands scallops were good he said. Dessert wasn’t worth the calories Nice environment but horrifically noisy ( not their fault it here guests were screaming).

C
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Friendly service. Nice clientele
Cozy brownstone

EM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time. The staff was very attentive and the food was delicious.

C
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sublime fare is only matched my ambience and service. And I have spent quite a bit of time in Italy!

OZ
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience is exquisite and the food and service outstanding!!!

WW
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiter was very friendly and very attentive to my questions. And the food is just as good as I remember it from when I lived in the neighborhood ten years ago!

OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

L
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
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 on January 14, 2020
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.