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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (71)
Good for a Date (67)
Romantic (51)
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Cozy (48)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
Special Occasion (41)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Notable Wine List (33)
Authentic (26)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Comfort Food (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Casual (13)
Fun (11)
Business Meals (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
People Watching (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Scenic View (5)
Bar Seating (2)
Healthy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined a day ago

We came to get lasagna for my daughters birthday. She said it was the best she’s had. All of our food was great! I especially liked the Brussel sprouts.

Michael, our waiter was incredible!! He talked to the chef and got my picky, cold, overtired son some specially made breaded chicken and was fantastic with the kids through out!

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

The setting was lovely and our server was superb. The chef’s gluten and dairy free risotto was truly amazing. Can’t wait to return. XO!

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was outstanding and the service was prompt, but not rushed. Staff was helpful and accommodating for a special occasion.

Would recommend as a nice date option or a spot for a special occasion. Intimate setting.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing! I was trying to find an authentic Italian place for homemade pastas and this hit the spot! The arancini appetizer was amazing and the caprese used the freshest tomatoes and mozzarella. I got the vegatable risotto (with pesto) and it was incredible! Some of the best risotto. My boyfriend got the tortelloni mignon and loved it. Great date spot with a cozy, romantic atmosphere in an old row house.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 5 days ago

Food was outstanding. We were thrilled to get Restaurant Week pricing. All three courses were delicious. The service was excellent. My only complaint was the stairway leaving up to the 2 nd floor entrance did not have a handrail and was a big precarious, especially on a rainy evening.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Some dishes were great and others were just do so. Hot plates would go a long way towards keeping the food warm lol!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Solid food and excellent service. Consistent too.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was spectacular.... Had a roast duck that was perfectly done, tender on the inside, crispy edges, perfect seasoning. Wine half price on Sundays, a bonus. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Atmosphere nice and relaxing, although tables a bit too close, hard not to hear other conversations. Strongly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The lighting in the restaurant in the evening is dark so you need your iPhone to read the menu. The lamb ragu and Chianti were delicious. Ambience and service were good.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food, great wine, excellent service. Our waiter was a gem; he helped us select a wine we loved, spoke clearly about the menu and even discussed culinary arts more in depth.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our server was delightful and gave us many good tips for food to order. Caesar salad was very good with homemade croutons and flavorful dressing. Caprese salad had fantastic house-made mozzarella but slices of tomato were mushy. Husband adored lamb ragu with potato gnocchi. One friend had the lasagna and declared it wonderful; just like his Mama ( Italian!) used to make. I split shrimp and scallop risotto with my other friend; wonderful flavor to the risotto but scallops were very salty, which was a big disappointment for an otherwise great meal. Definitely recommend the place but one warning-- not accessible for anyone who has trouble navigating stairs as restaurant is located in a 3 floor old home-- lovely and homey setting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Floriana was spectacular. We loved the lasagna and seafood pasta. It was a wonderful place to come together with family and we couldn't have been happier about our experience.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Floriana is one of our favorite restaurants in DC. The ambiance is cozy; the food usually exceptional; the half-priced wines on Wednesdays (and Sundays) a great way to go. This time around, I had to send my food back to the kitchen (main dish) since it was less than hot (it was somewhat rectified). Service was, as usual, outstanding. Brin is simply super. We would like to see "the boss" a little more: he is super knowledgeable but he's been absent the last three occasions...

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The meal was great, and the price was very reasonable.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fun, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

I found Floriana on Yelp and it lived up to my expectations. I went for a business/friendly meal for two on a weeknight. The restaurant was quiet. The service was attentive but relaxed and unobtrusive. And the food was really great across the board. Delicious appetizers (black gnocchi and mussels, autumn salad, rockfish, zuca ravioli). There is also an upstairs dining room that would be great for more private dinners or groups.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The lasagna is the best in town. Wonderful service, intimate atmosphere make it such a lovely place in the neighborhood. One of our favorites.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Had delicious meals. Great offering. Very happy wines were all 50% off can’t beat that. Smart offer on a slow night although it looked busy to us. Would definitely go back

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Yhe dinner was excellent. The stairs to the 2nd floor bath rooms are very dangerious! They would not accept my Open table gift card??
John

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Amazing food. Had the shrimp and scallops risotto and it was one of the best that I have ever had.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great wine list. Many contemporary twists on Italian classics. Only negative was very tight quarters for 4 adults at a tiny four top. Barely enough room for water and wine glasses, no space for the candle, nor the wine bottle. Our tall muscular gentlemen friends felt very uncomfortable.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 20, 2017

4 of us went to dinner at 6:30 pm on Monday night. Salads were all delicious. Main courses were a catastrophe . Risotto with shrimp and scallops tasted okay but was big on the risotto and very short on the seafood. Two of us got salmon and asked for roasted vegetables with it and no cream sauce. They came with cream sauce and the roasted vegetables were all dark brown and inedible. We sent them back and got salmon without the cream sauce and broccoli that was fine. One of us got a tenderloin steak and asked for no sauce and roasted vegetables. It came sitting in a puddle of cream sauce with no vegetables at all! Desserts were good, tiramisu and chocolate mousse.

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Nice menu, good food and service, cozy setting.
We had a lovely evening with friends.
Have also been there with family and it was wonderful as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always a delight to visit Floriana and their professional staff. Excellent food great wine and service with a smile

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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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vip
 (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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 (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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vip
 (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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 (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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