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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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Join us for a 5 course tasting menu and ring in the new year with elegance and the best Italian food in the city!

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

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (66)
Good for a Date (65)
Cozy (47)
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Romantic (46)
Special Occasion (44)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Notable Wine List (35)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Authentic (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Business Meals (14)
Casual (13)
Fun (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
People Watching (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Scenic View (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 9, 2013

I love this restaurant and, personally, have never been disappointed by the food or the friendly service. This time out I ordered the exquisite beef short ribs (someone at another table also ordered this dish and happily said, "This is like cake.") Floriana deserves 5 stars and only receives 4 this time around since but my wife thought the short ribs ravioli - which I had before - tasted more like the tortolloni mignon, or not as flavorful as the short ribs ravioli, and seemed to be missing the flavor of "shaved truffles."

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2013

Every thing on the menu looked so good that we all had difficulty choosing. Regardless none were disappointed. Often when we go out, several of us end up ordering the same thing due to similar tastes and a comparatively limited menu.
Food was excellent, reasonably priced with an extensive wine list. Salads and desert were equally excellent. The location in Dupont Circle area on 17th is great and we had a table near the window so watching the street scene was entertaining although the first floor dining room had such a nice ambiance that we really didn't need to and since the noise level was low to moderate we had no problem with dinner conversation.
Service was excellent and the server was well informed and helpful with menu selections.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2013

The food was delicious, as always, but the service was slow. Our water glasses were not refilled regularly, and we were never asked if we wanted another bottle of wine. The waiter took our credit cards for the bill and then came back 10 min later to inform us the credit card machine was down and that they were working on the issue...20 min later, they still hadn't charged our cards, or asked if we'd prefer to pay in cash. They did send a complimentary dessert to the table, though we would have preferred wine! Overall we understand that issues sometimes arise and we still love Floriana and will be back, but service could have been better.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2013

I went to Floriana with my GF on Friday (was a last minute decision and managed to get a reservation) and I was very pleasantly surprised about this place. It seems that Floriana extends over three floors (bottom is the Bar, 1st the restaurant and 2nd seems to be part the restaurant as well, but there was a private party) and it has a very nice interior. The service was very attentive and the food was absolutely great (some of the best Italian I had for quite a while). I was very pleasantly surprised with the Lasagna, because I have not seen a Lasagna being made in the US with a Bechamel Sauce in the 20 years that I have lived here. Bit on the pricey site, but absolutely worth it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 7, 2013

Located in an old, two story row house, Floriana provided a great selection of appetizers and entrees, including vegetarian. Everything was excellent. Noise did become a bit of a problem when all of the tables were filled, but still worth a trip here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2013

Tortolloni mignon is a must have..also a must have is a drink from Dito's Bar downstairs. Amazing place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2013

We have been thinking to try this restaurant for some time, after reading good reviews and others not so good, the latter mostly complaining that the food was bland. In fact, although our entries were good, the whole experience was exactly bland...Good Italian food, but nothing unforgettable. The list of desserts includes 4 or 5 options...but only 2 were available! I am not sure I would return, considering all the offers in DC.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2013

I was not familiar with Floriana until this visit, but it certainly lived up to it's reputation. Cozy and casual, we had a small party there for dinner Sunday night. We were seated promptly (even before our scheduled reservation time!) and the service was impeccable. We had a couple of appetizers (the calamari was scrumptous) and 5 different entrees, all of which were delicious. The tortellini was excellent, as were the beef and wild mushroom ravioli. We also split a bottle of malbec, had some coffee, and my daughter had dessert- I recommend the Nutella cheesecake. It is not a big venue, but they have a bar downstairs if you have to wait. We were unhurried, and enjoyed lingering for a bit. We felt very much welcome and will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2013

This is a good, reliable restaurant. Ambience is lovely, food is very good quality and nicely presented, wait staff always pleasant and friendly. Been coming for years. Quiet so can enjoy conversation with friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 31, 2013

Yummy 3 course meal. Will go back soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2013

The food is always great at Floriana. The biggest complaint that I've had for years is that you wait seemingly forever to get it. Hire another chef please -- your food is great, but we don't have 60 minutes to wait!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2013

This was my first visit to Floriana. The food itself was great, with good portion sizes, a variety of dishes, and excellent quality of everything we ordered. However, our service was very slow to start--it took almost 30 minutes from the time we sat down at our exact reservation time until the time our server finally delivered the bottle of wine we had initially chosen and we were able to order our meal. He blamed it on a large group he was serving, but it seemed like every other table around us had no issue with their service despite the busy atmosphere. After that initial hiccup, the service was smooth with no delay. Despite the initial hiccup in service, I would definitely visit Floriana again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2013

Great service
Great ambiance
Disappointing food with bland flavors and my scallops and shrimp tosspot was served with 4 tiny pieces of shrimp thst did not even taste fresh!
Mom's duck risotto very bland
Son's ravioli very good

Tags: Notable Wine List, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2013

First the food is fantastic. Treat the table to the tortellini mingon as an appetizer and then go for one of the main courses for dinner. Second, the atmosphere outside on 17th street in Dupont is fantastic. Many ot the other restaraunts on that strip are bars first. Floriana is the opposite - a great restauraunt that happens to have a bar.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2013

Kudos to the hostess Sarah and Marco the waiter for exceptional service. They both made my experience a pleasant one.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2013

After a less than stellar performance last week in the kitchen, Floriana restored our confidence in exceptional cuisine and superb wines (at half price on Sundays and Wednesdays). Steered to a California cabernet (Stonestreet), we could not have been more pleased. The filet mignon was done to perfection (first time selected). Short ribs ravioli was nice but did not have enough of the ribs taste to make it substantial. Salmon tartare was a bit unusual (in a martini glass) and tasty only if one scooped to the base to pick up the guacamole... Soupe was exceptional. Just a wonderful evening at a wonderful place.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2013

Creative dishes that either lacked seasoning or floated in sauces

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2013

This is a great restaurant with service better than most. On the night we went the food was very slow to come out. My friends had eaten there before and said that the meals normally were served quite fast. We needed to catch up so that was ok. Food was served hot and tasted great. The bread and pesto garlic sauce was outstanding and the food was hot when it arrived. It was a good experience and I'll be back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2013

Flavorful pasta dishes with more than ample amounts of sauce and toppings. Not exactly Italian in character, but quite tasty and generous.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 17, 2013

We had a nice meal but not notable.The service was lacking but I would not hesitate to go back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2013

The service was brisk and inatentive. The food was bland. The bread was dry. Not a very good experience.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2013

Lovely spot- have now been several times. Service, however, is consistently sketchy!!
But, everyone is pleasantl

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2013

Floriana was a lovely place for fine Northern Italian dining. Portions were generous, and the food quite good, although one of my friends complained her dish was bland. The bar was small and intimate, and Sunday night was a good choice with all wine selections at half price. I would (and did) recommend it to friends.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 13, 2013

The restaurant is quaint. It is located in an older home in the DuPont Circle area.

Food was good. Lasagna portion size was huge. Sea Scallops were seared to perfection and served over a creamy mixture of corn and spicy sausage.

The Cesar Salad was not worth the $9.00 charge. Bottled wine was half price on Sunday. A good value.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2013

We chose Floriana's because it was close to our hotel and it turned out to be a real gem. It is a small restaurant that serves great food with excellent service and at reasonable prices. The salmon and short ribs were both delicious. We liked the place so much that we returned a few nights later, had totally different selections and were blown away again. Great restaurant!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 2, 2013

Service was great, ambiance fine but food quality was spotty. For this price hit and miss is not acceptable.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2013

This Italian oriented restaurant offers excellent food at moderate prices. It's a good place to go before Theater J performances.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2013

While it was half price wine the first choice was unavailable. One diner ordered fish and it was to be served with brussell
sprouts when it was placed in front of her the server informed her that they were out of brussell sprouts and they gave her asparagus instead. We found that quite odd.
That being said all four dinners were excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2013

Absolutely excellent food. Cannot wait to return! Had the lasagna, the tortellini mignon (fabulous), zucca, beef short ribs. All divine. Had gelato for desert; not to miss!! Caramel and hazelnut flavors. Will have to go back to try Nutella cheese cake!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2013

Everyone in my group seemed happy with their food, but my Brussels sprouts were burned and inedible. Also very small, stingy portions of vegetables. The soup was ostentatiously prepared at the table (what?), all a bit precious. But the age of the place, the warmth of the service were unusually nice.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2013

Delicious food, nice ambience, and good service. The lasagna is phenomenal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2013

This was the perfect place for a delicious dinner after work. All the employees were helpful and polite. The food was excellent. I would definitely go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2013

Pretty good food overall. The duck risotto was a disappointment, but they lasagna was nice. The wine list is not great, however, and they charge a silly $40 for corkage. Won't rush back for that reason.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2013

third visit to Floriana and we were looking forward to it based on previous experiences. Our table was ready upon our arrival and it was outside on the patio so we could enjoy the gorgeous fall weather. two servers approached our table individually asking if our orders were taken prior to even providing a glass of water..there was some confusion. our appetizer was good (calamari) and the house bread with garlic pesto was delish...we ordered a bottle of wine and our entrees. Our waiter was all about business the entire dinner time...no much chit chat...two of the three entrees arrived hot, one was luke warm/partially cold. we had to ask 3 time for additional bread to be provided. all in all just ok not great or spectacular!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2013

Had a fantastic meal. The service was excellent and the food was superb. Try the shimp and lobster gnocchi. It's amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2013

Our evening spent dinning at Floriana exceeded expectations. We went based on a recommendation from our neighbors and were not disappointed. We were lucky enough to be seated at an outside table which provided an opportunity to enjoy the cool evening and atmosphere of the surrounding neighborhood. The waiter was knowledgeable and provides excellent recommendations (drinks and food). Would highly recommend the new fall entrée short rib Ravioli and wine pairing. Oh and by the way we ran into our neighbors going to dine there again as we were leaving...

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2013

I thought it was a bad value. There wasn't much on the menu I was interested in. The server was pleasant, but I would not go back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2013

The waiter could have been more attentive. He was too easily distracted. And no bread?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 22, 2013

Our family of 4 went for afternoon meal and we loved it. Living in France for 3 years sets reasonably high bar to eat out. We enjoyed it so much, we returned...and it happened to be on 1/2 price wine day- double winner - and enjoyed the recommendation from the waiter. our kids are 12 and 14 and love food too. The building is lovely ...reminds me of unique restos and cafes in Paris.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 22, 2013

I have been to Floriana probably about 5 times in the last 3-4 years. I would still recommend it but, unfortunately, this was our least enjoyable experience. The gnocchi pomodoro did not have the kind of flavor I'm used to getting there, though the short rib ravioli was delicious. The calamari and bread/dipping pesto was also excellent. Our waitress was a little over-bearing, and she didn't take much time to tell us about the dishes or recommend a wine.

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