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Lavagna - Washington DC

4.6
1056 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Lavagna is a neighborhood gathering place where you'll always find delicious food & the best of company.

The beautiful, Genoan village of Lavagna has long been known for its abundant slate production, quarried in the Capenardo and S. Giacomo mountains nearby. Over the years, "Lavagna" became synonymous with "chalkboard".

The menu at Lavagna portrays our idea that food should be just like a chalkboard: simple, fresh, and innovated often.

Lavagna relies on a network of trusted local farmers for the ingredients that form the basis of our simple, contemporary Italian dishes. Our ever-changing menu reflects the best that the season has to offer.

Voted Best Italian in the 2015 AND 2016 AND 2017 Best of DC Washington City Paper Reader's Poll!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Wine Bar, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
To book a large party, please give us a call at the restaurant (202) 546-5006.

Dinner Tue - Sun
5:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch Sat - Sun
10:00am - 2:30pm

Happy Hour Specials
Tuesday - Saturday
4:30pm - 7:00pm @ Upstairs Bar
25% off Wines by the Glass
$7 Craft Cocktails
$4 Local Beers

Saturday & Sunday
10am - 2:30pm Brunch
$12 Bottomless Mimosas

Sunday & Tuesday
5pm - Close
Half Priced Bottles of Wine

Wednesday
5pm-Close
Wednesday Nights dine at Lavagna to support a monthly featured local charity.
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Phone number
(202) 546-5006
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Please contact us for more information www.LavagnaDC.com info@LavagnaDC.com 202-546-5006
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
G St
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Parking details
Street parking available, but scarce on weekends. Metered lot located 1 1/2 blocks south (under the highway). Valet parking available for all of Barracks row on Friday and Saturday night. Valet stand located directly across the street.
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Public transit
1 Block south of Eastern Market Metro, with a Circulator/Metro bus stop directly out front.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact our Event Planner, Emily Proppe, for more information 202-546-5006, eproppe@lavagnadc.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1056 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.4
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DCdiva101 
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

It was my birthday, and I hoped to be treated specially, and that didn't happen. After dinner, the waiter asked what I wanted for dessert. I said "Oh, it's my birthday." He said that he knew but that they had three desserts, and which did I want. I ordered, and my friend ordered. He brought the dessert with a candle stuck in mine and said "Happy birthday. I don't sing" rather matter-of-factly. I have to say that something was missing there.
It didn't seem like a real Italian-American restaurant to me. The food was good, but I think the portions tended to be small--especially the dessert. My cheesecake was very sweet like it came out of a box. My friend's chocolate pudding looked like it came in a Nyquil-cap sized glass.
My friend said her spaghetti was very good, and it looked good. My ravioli was good, but I think I should have gotten at least three cheese ravioli--not two. Also, it had too much sauce on it--as though I would mistake the sauce for pasta.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

love this place - we live near Annapolis and this is always worth the drive.

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LauraD (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Bottomless mimosas are always a classic at Lavagna. Also the spaghetti carbonara is amazing. I cannot recommend this place enough! Be sure to make a reservation for brunch - otherwise you'll definitely be waiting.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

The server, Mario, was excellent. He was very welcoming, knowledgeable of the food, preparation, and wines. He checked in at perfect times and made sure that we were havin a great time.

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vipJami (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 16, 2018

Great wine list and delicious food.

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vipgw4775 (Atlantic City)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food and excellent service. Nice ambiance, half price wine on Sunday nights.

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Steven 
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Great place for a date or special occasions. I took my wife there for her birthday and she loved the place. She ordered the pappardelle shrimp and it was cooked perfectly. I had the filet mignon with garlic mashed potatoes & asparagus, which were amazing. Prices were very reasonable. The wait staff are friendly and personable.

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Christine (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

I’ve been here a bunch of times for brunch and dinner. The mascarpone pancakes are my fave! I wish the bottomless brunch limit was 2 hours instead of 1.5 but there is plenty to do in the neighborhood, so you can always find somewhere else to go to close by after brunch is over.

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TCinDC (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Great for a spur of the moment date night! The tiramisu was great for sharing as well.

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vipAviddiner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Reliably satisfying food, good cocktails, wine selection, very attentive and pleasant servers. Only one suggestion- the focaccia type bread is very tasty but it would be nice to have an additional choice for those on the table who might prefer a less greasy option

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