Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.15mi
  2. Distance: 0.15mi
  3. Distance: 0.16mi
  4. Distance: 0.16mi
  1. Distance: 0.15mi
  2. Distance: 0.15mi
  3. Distance: 0.16mi
  4. Distance: 0.16mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.15mi
  2. Distance: 0.15mi
  3. Distance: 0.16mi
  4. Distance: 0.16mi
  1. Distance: 0.15mi
  2. Distance: 0.15mi
  3. Distance: 0.16mi
  4. Distance: 0.16mi

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
View Larger Map

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

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

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

Good for a Date (60)
Neighborhood Gem (58)
Cozy (47)
See All
Romantic (45)
Special Occasion (44)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Notable Wine List (32)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Authentic (24)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Comfort Food (16)
Business Meals (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Casual (11)
Fun (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Good for Groups (8)
People Watching (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Seasonal (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Sort by
S
2013 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

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!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Never disappoints, neighborhood gem!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 29, 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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on December 28, 2017

It was freezing inside because it is such an old building with old windows. The sever was in such a hurry that she created an environment of nervous energy. The food was just okay not good enough to go back.

Tags: Late-night Find
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We took my niece to Floriana before seeing a show at the Keegan Theater. Fabulous meal - every bite!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Healthy, Authentic, Fun, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 27, 2017

Floriana is a special Home style restaurant in one of Washington’s best neighborhoods. The food was excellent and the service was even better. We started with appetizers to be shared, beet salad, calamari, mussels and black pasta. Large portions and the bread was warm and so good. It was served with a green pesto and garlic and olive oil dip. We all had pasta for our mains and once again everything was excellent. We finished the meal with a tiramisu and cappuccino and mint tea.

Tags: Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Floriana is a lovely restaurant in Dupont. I am typically not a fan of Italian food but I always enjoy our visits here! There is a good amount of vegetarian options, the service is very good, and the wine is great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Floriana is one of our favorite restaurants. We have been coming here for years and it is consistently excellent. Our waiter Marco gave us good advice on wine and food selection and was so attentive throughout the evening. He went out of his way to make sure we had a special evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Love for any special occasion or just a cozy Sunday night!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Floriana is a date night favorite for my spouse and I. It's a converted row house that calls forth a European dining experience - dim lighting, intimate seating, fireplace, cocktails, and good food. Delightful.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Different for someone not familiar with the "restaurant in a house" concept, but my god. The best. Food. I've. Ever. Had. I will be back EVERY time I come to town.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Overall a great experience! Staff was great and managed to get me a table after I goofed up my reservation and modified it to a different day by accident. Food was delicious - fresh Italian bread (with pesto!), delicious sweet potato appetizer, my date had the scallop and shrimp risotto and I had the squash and Gorgonzola ravioli. Everything was well seasoned and nicely arranged. Some good Italian varietals I had not sampled before on the wine list - try the dolcetto if you haven't had one before! View from the second floor was nice, and the setting is charming. Two minor notes - noise level was moderate as the room filled up, and be CAREFUL on the staircase. It can be a bit treacherous. Overall, though, 5/5, will dine again!

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food was good but was served pretty late and it took forever for them to bring the check to us

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Went before a local play on wife's birthday. Nice location and great service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We had been there once before, and were not disappointed the second time. Two of us had the Sunday Gravy and it was one of the best things I've had in a while. Although I probably gained five pounds. This is just a very enjoyable and relaxing place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Another wonderful meal at Floriana. Come on Sundays for half priced wine bottles!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Floriana is always a great time! This time we were upstairs next to a larger group. That wasn't the greatest showing for Floriana, I prefer the downstairs, but the food is super good, and everybody appreciates 1/2-price wine night on Sunday!

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 10, 2017

our server was terrific, I forget her name but she was so attentive and professional

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 5, 2017

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Solid food and excellent service. Consistent too.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4
value3

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.