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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 (57)
Good for a Date (55)
Cozy (47)
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Romantic (44)
Special Occasion (43)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Notable Wine List (30)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Authentic (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Comfort Food (17)
Business Meals (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Casual (12)
Fun (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
People Watching (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Seasonal (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Healthy (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

No sooner than we walked in did we start thinking about when we could come back! What a jewel of a dining room, and what friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive staff. The food is delicious and well-priced (the lamb gnocchi were a knockout!) and the wine list is carefully curated with interesting choices in all price points. We will return OFTEN!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always perfect. I love this place and take everyone I care about here!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My husband and I brought our four sons, ages 7, 10, 13 & 16, to the District for a long weekend. Our meal at Floriana was exceptional. Each of our meals was wonderful from the lasagna to the gnocchi to the risotto. The service was very friendly and knowledgeable. We look forward to returning when in town again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

From the moment we walked in we were impressed with Floriana's. We went before theater, not knowing anything about it. Our server was outstanding, she took the time to describe the dishes and made some fabulous recommendations. Our food was presented beautifully, tasted delicious and there was enough on the plate. Highly recommend. I think this is our new go to restaurant before theater.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Everything was great. Very high markup on the Amarone I ordered. Retail price was $32 and their price was 140. On website menu it was $100. Thought the markup was a little much.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great service. A bit expensive. We were the reason for the noise! Bet other guests were glad when we left. 😂

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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great ambience. Have been several times as I love the old row house and charm. Food is sometimes quite good, though varies. Service is also generally quite good and would recommend highly for its ambience.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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food3
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Food!!!!!!!

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food was really good. Nice size portions. Different menu, definitely not your typical Italian restaurant but delicious. Only problem for us was entering the restaurant with an elderly parent who had trouble with the stairs. No banister is a detriment. The host said that it was due to the historic nature of the building, not allowed to alter stairways.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food and service. Our only slight would be that the tables by the windows were awkwardly close to each other for a place as quiet as Floriana. Having less than two feet between tables at an intimate restaurant defeats the purpose of the quiet setting. However, it's not enough to keep us from coming back.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Perfect as always. My party of 4 started with an order to share two of the fruit salads. The waiter warned us it was large portioned and recommended we start with one to share as an appetizer. This was great advice and everyone got plenty and loved it. We then had one of each the Lobster Hash, Duck Hash, and Salmon Hash as well as the filet and eggs. Everyone cleaned their plate and finished with dessert. A great family get together!

Tags: Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was my third time dining at Floriana, and I will be sure to visit again! The pasta is unrivaled in how well it is crafted- for example I have had the lamb gnocchi twice and it is decadent!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

For a smaller menu, it was a hard choice because there were alot of good items. The Sunday Gravy was by far the best meal i've had since moving to DC. I recommend this restaurant to anyone going out with family, a date night, or anything else.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Best Brussels sprouts!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Slow service. We waited at least two hours to complete our meal. Extremely slow!

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Pasta portions were a little smaller than I had hoped for but the service was out of this world!

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Came here for my birthday dinner, it was lovely. Very quaint and beautiful dining room and ambiance. Food was pretty good, not over the top great, but very good. Overall though, a very nice place to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We enjoyed dinner after a Sunday afternoon show at Keegan Theater for a family member's birthday. Sat in the front room near window, was great once sun finished setting. Half-price wine on Sunday evening certainly didn't hurt, especially since the full list is discounted, not just a few select bottles.
2 of our 3 diners had the lasagna, which i tasted and is quite delicious.
The squid ink pasta with lobster hit the spot for me. plenty of chunks of lobster and one full claw as well.
Service was prompt, courteous and attentive, but simultaneously not up in our business, which made for a great dining experience.
Will definitely come back when in the area, or not far from it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great ambiance, but the bang-for-the-buck is not there. I ordered Seafood Risotto and I got a whole bunch of Risotto with 2 shrimp and 2 scallops... for $24. Don't get me wrong, it was tasty, but for $24 they might throw-in maybe one more shrimp? The appetizers are great, the 1/2 wine off on Wednesday and Sunday are great...but the value is no longer there. This is just a general trend I've seen with this place. We stopped going there for Valentine Day specials because the price doubled while the food was shrunk in half. Looks like it's going in that direction here as well.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

As always Floriana has the best of everything. Service was flawless,the pork shank and Sunday gravy was enough for a party of 4.we were only 2.beet salad was a work of art as well as delicious. Re restaurant warm and inviting. We will return many times.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Had dinner here last Saturday night. Chose the place based on reviews, location, and Italian food. The environment was as described in the reviews....a brick townhouse converted into a small restaurant. When walking into the house, we both immediately had the feeling that we had entered a Halloween haunted house....based on the dark red walls, curtains, and decorations.

We had reservations for 2, and when we arrived we were placed by another 2 top that was about 3 feet away from us. This was a little close, and reduced the privacy to nothing.

The food was absolutely terrific. We both ordered the signature dish of lasagna. It was literally the best that either of us have had. Very delicious.

However, the service was poor from our waitress. She seated us and barely visited since. Being such a small place with only a dozen or so tables in total, this baffled us. Our waitress said she would bring bread out with our salads....salads arrived, no bread. After 15 minutes, we asked another waiter for bread, and it showed up immediately. But, we then had to ask for butter for the bread. Our waitress also didn't refill drinks in a timely manner, offered black pepper on our dish after we already ate half of it, and never really did her job. However, we think this is a fluke as all the other waiters we observed were doing an outstanding job...I just think we had someone of lesser quality. This did detract from the overall experience.

If you are looking for a great meal, romantic environment, and something different, then this is the place to eat.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had a very nice meal on Saturday night. It was a special occasion for us. We were not rushed and the food was great. I had snapper and roasted cauliflower, both were very good. The salmon was reportedly also very good as was the duck breast. Tiramisu was light and delicious. Very lovely ambience on the main floor, but it was a bit too dim at our table. Will come again!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I have been before and enjoyed it, but this time left something to be desired. Ordering the eggplant dish for dinner, the plate actually only had 2 small pieces on it and was otherwise pasta. For dessert I ordered the gelato, which definitely did not seem like authentic gelato, but instead normal ice cream.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Service was terrific - attentive, informed, pleasant. Food (appetizers, main courses, wine selections, and dessert) was really quite good and arrived promptly. Noise level from time to time not so good - at one point the members of our party (there were four of us) couldn't hear each other.

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Really liked the lower ( than most restaurants) noise level, staff friendly and portions were large. We split the crusty salmon - plenty for 2. Will return!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Wonderful for both special occasions and regular dates alike! Great food, lovely ambiance and service at a great price point. Half price bottles of wine on Sunday adds even more value.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My only complaint was their version of Sunday Gravy. I was expecting a bowl of house made pasta and a great tomato sauce blended with various meats broken down. What I got was a plate with a side of pente pasta covered with a bland tomato sauce, with whole meatballs, sausage, and ribs on the side. The pasta tasted store bought, as well as the tomatoe sauce. Very disappointing.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Very nice experience with some fantastic Sunday Gravy. Portions large enough to split (as we usually do), and we were there on Sunday, so half price on bottles of wine! Definitely be back...

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Wonderful service and fantastic food! A great opportunity to dine outside and people watch.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Fabulous service and wonderful dinner! It is a lovely neighborhood in the middle of D.C.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant with wonderful food and fun service. Love it!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Great value on Mondays for the tasting menu. Huge portions. Great service. Reasonably priced wine by the bottle.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 16, 2017

we had a lovely dinner. food was good, but the service was adequate. nice evening

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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was fabulous and service was perfect. Great to sit out on the patio and people watch. I would recommend to anyone

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

I went with a group of friends for a birthday. The food was delicious. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and on point. Wine was a flowin'. This place is so solid. May it live long and prosper.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Floriana is a keeper. Everything was delicious from the appetizers, salads, entrees & dessert. I can't wait to go back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Fantastic, homemade pasta that is seasonal. Awesome wine selection and great half bottle of wine deal on Sunday. Awesome pesto starter.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The pastas are extremely good. We also had the brussel sprouts appetizer that was delicious. The service was prompt and helpful. The only negative was the veal chop that was pricey but not that good: too salty and not meaty enough. The tiramisu was very tasty too.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food was fantastic and we had an excellent dining experience

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Exquisite as usual. Our server was one of the best we have had. Married Brussels sprouts and lamb gnocchi were done perfectly. I gave four stars to the ambiance because the second floor lacks the cozy and intimate setting of the first floor. But, despite that, it was just what I wanted for this special occasion.

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