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About Floriana

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.

1602 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Q Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 667-5937

Website:
http://florianarestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
There is a parking garage on P Street between 16th & 17th Streets.

Public Transit:
DC Metro-Red Line-Dupont Circle (Q Street exit)

Executive Chef:
Scott Perry

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact for information.

Private Party Contact:
Rachel Tapper: (202) 667-5937

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Floriana Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (69)
Good for a Date (65)
Romantic (50)
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Good for Anniversaries (49)
Special Occasion (46)
Cozy (45)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Notable Wine List (31)
Great for Outdoor Dining (29)
Authentic (26)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Casual (14)
Comfort Food (13)
People Watching (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Fun (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Business Meals (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Seasonal (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Scenic View (5)
Healthy (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Spicy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

A group of work friends had dinner here and it was exceptional. The food, drinks, and service were exceptional. Lovely place to dine.

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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

Floriana is a convenient Dupont Circle area place with excellent Italian food, good service and on the night we were there (Sunday) 1/2 price bottles of wine from the very good wine list. Server was good, entrees were ample and tasty. Wine choice recommended turned out to be great and a great value at 1/2 off. Next time we go might want to try one of the upper floors to see how they differ from the main floor.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

The service was professional and unobtrusive, and the first floor dining room was comfortable and inviting. The food was a disappointment. Each of the four of us had different first and main courses. None were bad, but they were consistently flat. The soup was under flavored, the pate was almost runny, the salad's greens were good, but the dressing again flat. With prices $10-18 for firsts, and $25-40 for mains, the value wasn't there.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

Floriana is and has been a hidden gem. I love this place, it feels like coming home. They change their menu fairly often. I have been probably about 5 times when I lived in the neighborhood a few years ago. I just moved back to DC and went back for the first time--it did not disappoint. Highly recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Floriana is a favorite. They never disappoint. The lamb gnocchi is delicious comfort food. I couldn't eat it all and it was even better the next day.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Seasonal, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

great low key place! it's like your eating dinner in someones house, small and cozy, dimly lit. food was delicious and not pricey. wine selection was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Several vegetarian options - not just one token alternative. Excellent home made pasta.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was excellent!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I frequent Floriana semi-regularly as the situation calls for and in the past the food has been top notch but this most recent visit, not so much. As usual the service was stellar but the food was lacking. My friend and I didn't eat a LOT but we both had the prosciutto benedict, which seemed like it would be an interesting twist on a classic. It was not. First off, there was egg shell in my benedict and the bastardized hollandaise sauce simple wasn't very good. Also, the choice to use HARD slices of French baguette instead of a soft English muffin was not exactly inspired.
It was very disappointing considering the great meals I'd had there in the past. Will probably take a break from Floriana for a while.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food and atmosphere were delightful....., a joy. Only disappointment was that the floor manager (a 2 months employee) came to our table after we had finished paying and were sitting talking to ask us to leave as others were waiting for our table. Felt like a huge negative to what had been up to that point a very fun evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I highly recommend this restaurant, particularly for special occasions. BUT the prices are so reasonable that it is a totally justifiable as a casual date night spot as well, or a place to take someone new to DC to. My girlfriend and I went here for our anniversary (which I had indicated on open table) and the hostess congratulated us on the occasion immediately as we walked in. As a converted house to restaurant, the ambiance was very cozy and comfortable. Food was incredible. 5 Stars!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

My boyfriend and I came for our anniversary and the food was incredible but the service was what blew us away. Very attentive and knowledgeable staff working who made the experience one that we have not stopped talking about to our friends and family. We will be returning to the city just for this restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We ate inside on the second floor in the back by a fireplace. It was quiet and romantic. Our server was excellent and each step of the meal was great. Portions are large. We had an appetizer and a salad, split both. We had individual entrees and could easily have split one.

We sat outside on our prior visits. It is nice and fun, but a very different vibe compared to our dinner last night. They are both good, but very different. Last night was an anniversary dinner so we appreciated the quieter, indoor atmosphere.

We had a very nice time and gave a five star review.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We always eat at Floriana when we visit DC. Love the food, service and atmosphere.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 2, 2017

An unusual place but very fun. It is on three different levels of an old house plus the bar is in the lower level with the kitchen. We had great service, good wine, good menu and the food was great. Real waiters.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Very nice restaurant in a residential, older home setting—multiple levels, creaky wooden staircase, etc. Friendly, attentive staff. The mussels were excellent as was the lamb gnocchi. The tables were close together so that private conversation is difficult. The noise level was very high as well. Needed my iPhone flashlight to read the menu. Overall a very enjoyable meal and a good value.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Delicious lunch. Gnocchi with lamp rags was superb. Beet salad was delicious. Colleague raved over lasagna and took 1/2 for dinner. Would’ve had wine but it was midday business meeting.
Would’ve given 5stars but the room was freezing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Been here many times, and never disappointed. Tonight was no exception. Be sure to ask for the bread and pesto if they don't automatically bring it to your table. Delicious! The lasagna is a favorite, and the servers are all excellent!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

My review is: DELICIOUS!! The site requires that I fill it up with more words to meet the REQUIREMENT!! of 50 words in length. Up to this point I thought the restaurant was terrific.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 30, 2017

This was a lovely spot for a special date. The Sunday Gravy pasta was to die for and had generous portions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

D.C. Neighborhood dining at its best! Intimate restaurant with delicious food, warm atmosphere, and friendly service.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

food and service were excellent. became a bit noisy when tables filled up, ambiance in a converted town house is very nice in part because t he room (s) are relatively small.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great little restaurant. Their food is amazing and their prices are very reasonable!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a party of 6 and we all loved our meals -- the lamb gnocchi, tenderloin ravioli, and the pesto were all big hits! Loved the ambiance of the historic building; it felt like fine dining, with a relaxed atmosphere. We had a 7:15 reservation, and when we first started our meal, the noise level was low, but got louder as the evening went on. Best of all, we didn't break the bank -- even with 6 people and a couple of bottles of wine. Great value! I would definitely go back, and would love to try the outdoor seating next time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a wonderful anniversary celebration. The roasted brussel sprouts, snapper and lasagne were scrumptious. The wine we requested was not available, so the steward suggested another that was delicious. The waitstaff was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Our favorite restaurant for quiet celebrations was sold two years ago. Floriana has become our new go-to celebration restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I'm ñot normally a fan of "townhouse dining" but Floriana is making me rethink that. The service (Marco was our waiter) was phenomenal and we really enjoyed our meal. The roasted brussel sprouts are so good we ordered a second serving and we enjoyed our meals immensely! I will return!

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Thanks so much for a great night and wonderful service!

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Lovely Washington location with comfortable indoor and outdoor seating. The decor was casual and comfortable - a renovated home.

We are very early and the service was excellent and casual. The food was well prepared, well portioned, but served a bit quickly. (But in fairness we were early birds).

I would highly recommend.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

we had to wait 40 minutes for our table with the reservation. Very noisy but staff was nice and the food was good

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

No sooner than we walked in did we start thinking about when we could come back! What a jewel of a dining room, and what friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive staff. The food is delicious and well-priced (the lamb gnocchi were a knockout!) and the wine list is carefully curated with interesting choices in all price points. We will return OFTEN!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always perfect. I love this place and take everyone I care about here!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My husband and I brought our four sons, ages 7, 10, 13 & 16, to the District for a long weekend. Our meal at Floriana was exceptional. Each of our meals was wonderful from the lasagna to the gnocchi to the risotto. The service was very friendly and knowledgeable. We look forward to returning when in town again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

From the moment we walked in we were impressed with Floriana's. We went before theater, not knowing anything about it. Our server was outstanding, she took the time to describe the dishes and made some fabulous recommendations. Our food was presented beautifully, tasted delicious and there was enough on the plate. Highly recommend. I think this is our new go to restaurant before theater.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Everything was great. Very high markup on the Amarone I ordered. Retail price was $32 and their price was 140. On website menu it was $100. Thought the markup was a little much.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great service. A bit expensive. We were the reason for the noise! Bet other guests were glad when we left. 😂

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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great ambience. Have been several times as I love the old row house and charm. Food is sometimes quite good, though varies. Service is also generally quite good and would recommend highly for its ambience.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Food!!!!!!!

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food was really good. Nice size portions. Different menu, definitely not your typical Italian restaurant but delicious. Only problem for us was entering the restaurant with an elderly parent who had trouble with the stairs. No banister is a detriment. The host said that it was due to the historic nature of the building, not allowed to alter stairways.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food and service. Our only slight would be that the tables by the windows were awkwardly close to each other for a place as quiet as Floriana. Having less than two feet between tables at an intimate restaurant defeats the purpose of the quiet setting. However, it's not enough to keep us from coming back.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Perfect as always. My party of 4 started with an order to share two of the fruit salads. The waiter warned us it was large portioned and recommended we start with one to share as an appetizer. This was great advice and everyone got plenty and loved it. We then had one of each the Lobster Hash, Duck Hash, and Salmon Hash as well as the filet and eggs. Everyone cleaned their plate and finished with dessert. A great family get together!

Tags: Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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