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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

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (59)
Good for a Date (53)
Cozy (50)
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Romantic (47)
Special Occasion (46)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Notable Wine List (28)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Authentic (23)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Comfort Food (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Business Meals (15)
Casual (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fun (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Seasonal (7)
People Watching (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

Calamari was best we've had in awhile. Not overdue. Entrees were very good. Same for the desserts. A bit on the noisy side for easy coversation.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

As always this place has great food with great mood and awesome service!

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentines Day dinner, great menu for occasion. 4 course meal with desert, variety to choose. Very Romantic, and the service was awesome. The meal was pricey though.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great service,great food!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Regular diner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The waitress was very attentive and funny. I really enjoyed it for brunch

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Overall food was pretty good, salami and cheese board was the only major flaw, butternut squash ravioli was excellent and the tortelloni mignon was quite good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

good but not great! only saw our waiter about every 30 minutes, even before we ordered and asked him to come back in a minute as we reviewed the wine menu

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Had a wonderful meal--no one was unhappy with their meal. Great service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Floriana was recommended to us and we are glad to have taken the time to be there.
I had the squash soup with pumpkin seeds...it was good. The seeds were a bit over cooked but the soup was still good flavor. I also had a homemade ravioli with spinach and mushrooms...very good. My spouse had the lasagna. He LOVED it. We were there on a Wednesday evening and the special was half off all bottles of wine. We like that too.
The service was excellent. Michael was our server. He was very attentive, as was the young woman helping him. I accidently left my CC and Michael called me to let me know. Very nice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Floriana is without a doubt our favorite Italian restaurant in DC! We try to visit on Wednesday or Sunday when wine is half off, but it's worth it regardless! The tortelloni mignon is one of my favorite pasta dishes of all time, as well as the lobster taglierini, and you can't miss the calamari - it's done perfectly every time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The wine and food were delicious, the service was attentive and discerning. The seafood risotto was a MUST HAVE.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Such a beautiful and intimate restaurant. Sundays are half price bottle of wine. No restrictions. Food was phenomenonel. Unique dishes you would not find on a typical Italian restaurant menu.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Floriana has been a date night "go-to" for us, going on a few years now. Food is great. Service is usually great, with the occasional hiccups, to be expected anywhere. The staff are friendly and accommodating. They value great customer service in additional to serving excellent Italian cuisine.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was very good, specifically the appetizers and bread were excellent. It was a great experience and the only thing that brought the rating down was the very long time between the appetizers and the main course.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We would definitely recommend the restaurant!!! Amazing food and service!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Casual, Seasonal, Cozy, Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Ate at Floriana in November and really enjoyed this neighborhood restaurant. Came again for the truffle oil risotto with shrimp and scallops. Two of us ordered this. We had to send the dish back. It contained no truffle taste, was “flat”,with no taste and not very hot. The waiter was very professional and took the plates back to kitchen. The plates came back tasting as wonderful as the dish is. The waiter was very apologetic and gave us complementary desserts. He told us not to order the chocolate moose: the table next to us sent it back to the kirchen it was so bad. We ordered the pear ginger cloufount: it was the very worse dessert we ever had: gummy flour taste. The carrot cake was not much better: hard and without flavor. How these culinary disasters could be served is beyond our imagination.
I did tell the waiter our disappointment as we left. If this is the quality for this restaurant, it will not survive. Too bad, as November it was wonderful.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The waiter was very helpful with our wine choice and service was good. We came hungry having been touring for hours. The bread and pesto was not at all special, but we looked forward to experiencing the food based on wonderful reviews. The Fried Brussels Sprouts appetizer and wine (at 1/2 price on Sunday) were the highlights. My dining companions also enjoyed the Mushroom Crespelle appetizer. The Caesar Salad, even with our added anchovies was average. Two of us had the duck; the meat was wonderful but served with very bland Gnocchi. The third in our party had a pasta with somewhat more interesting gnocchi. The chocolate mousse was quite good but the tiramisu unremarkable. It was fine for the price, but we would happily have paid more for a more memorable dining experience.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Floriana still has the best lasagna. The restaurant also has a fantastic Sunday brunch.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

An old reliable that always features quality food and great service. It's longevity in the same location is a testament to its enduring quality.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My husband and I are NY natives, new to the area. We've been to our share of Italian restaurants however, this restaurant is easily top 5. Authentic italian homemade pastas and sauces with some of the best staff around. This quaint, lovely restaurant will not disappoint your appetite, or wallet. Great job everyone

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were underwhelmed in general by this establishment. The food just didn't live up to the great reviews we had read. Service was quite good, very attentive. Cocktails were not impressive. Appetizers were okay, nothing exceptional. As for the entree menu, we would have liked more "traditional" pasta choices in addition to the rich, cream laden offerings. One entree dish was not cooked to the specific request of one of our party.

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 (London)·Dined on January 26, 2018

When we first arrived, we were greeted by the owner Jamie, who showed us to our table. He was very inviting and genuinely happy we were there. We sat down in the dining area which was an antique in itself! Elegant and cozy. For dinner, we had the calamari for appetizer, short rib agnolotti and butternut squash ravioli for entree, and chocolate mousse for dessert. Oh. My. Gosh. One of the best Italian meals I’ve ever had! Fresh pasta is my weakness... The dishes were flavorful, filling, and beautiful to look at. Compliments to the chef! I would recommend Floriana to everyone! The atmosphere is perfect for a nice date night or just a get together with friends. Thank you for making us feel welcome and for the delicious food!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We loved this restaurant - everything was amazing. I and my husband went there for the restaurant week for dinner, and could choose from almost everything on their main menu (only filet mignon was for an extra charge). We ordered black gnocchi and mushroom crepes as appetizers, the portions were not too big but they were delicious. For the main course we had grilled duck breast and seafood risotto. I personally would have preferred to have seafood minced in the risotto, but still grilled scallops were really good (fresh and big), and I cut them on my own. Duck came with super tasty sweet potato gnocchi - a great combination overall. These portions were generous enough - though we were able to finish them, we could not manage to eat full deserts and brought them home. It's also worth mentioning the parsley pesto served with the welcome bread - so fresh and delicious! We even asked for ingredients to try to duplicate it at home. Finally, service and atmosphere were outstanding: warm and friendly, but still fancy and stylish.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

True in-house and home made pasta is worth the trip here.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The restaurant was warm and welcoming, the food was very good, but the highpoint of the evening was our outstanding server, Bryn. She was fantastic!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Restaurant week. Great food. Service was awesome. They were not overbearing, but were always attentive. Highly recommend.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

A DC staple. The food never disappoints and the fish is ALWAYS always on point. One of the best dining experience in DC.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food, excellent atmosphere. Would have been a quieter place, but tables were spaced so close such that we could hear others' conversations 2 tables over

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The atmosphere was elegant and warm, the service friendly and prompt, the food was delicious and great value.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The food is great, and so was the wine. We had a great time. The only thing that didn't impress me was the desert, but I'd come back for the food for sure!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We wanted and needed a quiet evening out for dinner. Thursday night before restaurant week proved to be a winner. Tables are close together so if you have a person whom speaks loudly, you will definitely know their conversation. It was relatively quiet. Service was excellent and the wine choices were very reasonable. The harvest butternut squash soup was delicious. For dinner I had scallops, which were well cooked. But the hit of the night was the shrimp/scallop risotto. Dessert menu was limited and we decided not to over indulge. Overall a nice time

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The service and food at Floriana is always excellent. We come here often for anniversaries and birthdays. It's wonderful.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Really excellent food. A little noisy in there, but not unmanageable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Absolutely spectacular. Our waitress was attentive but not overly present. The food as always was superb. We were celebrating a birthday and this was the perfect place to do so!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Superb authentic Italian. Excellent service. Sunday gravy is outstanding.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Really great restaurant - exceeded my expectations. Came in with a party of seven for my birthday. Our waitress Stephanie was amazing - attentive and knowledgeable. The waitstaff was kind and was always filling up our waters and clearing our table. The food was delicious, better than I expected. The price is between 20-30 per plate, which is not bad for something in DuPont. The hits of the night were the Shrimp and Scallop risotto and the signature Lasagna. The duck was also amazing, although not really a pasta dish. The only complaint is the prices on a bottle of wine are ridiculous. On Wednesdays they have half off bottles, which puts them back into the normal ~$25-$50 range for fine dining. Enjoy your dining experience here!

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Never disappoints, neighborhood gem!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Perfect setting next to their fireplace. Recommended lazagna was well worth it. Very pleasant experience on all counts.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We dined at Floriana to celebrate an engagement and had a fabulous time. The restaurant was cozy and elegant, the service was great, and the food fantastic.

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