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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.
Washington, DC 20009
Italian, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is a parking garage on P Street between 16th & 17th Streets.
DC Metro-Red Line-Dupont Circle (Q Street exit)
Private Party Facilities:
Please contact for information.
Private Party Contact:
Rachel Tapper: (202) 667-5937
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
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