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For 2
7:00 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at Lavagna - Washington DC.
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Lavagna - Washington DC

1076 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Local Ingredients
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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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 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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Please contact us for more information 202-546-5006
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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,
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 1076 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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luvItalianfood (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

The food was amazing and the service was fantastic! Food is always fresh and in abundance. Great location. Highly recommend. Always a wonderful meal !!!!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

This is a great spot for brunch! The food was amazing and you can’t beat the unlimited mimosas for $12!

BrunchoVilla (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My girlfriend and I went to Lavagna for dinner on Valentines day earlier this week. The tables were sitting so close together it seemed like the other couples next to us might as well join in our the conversation. The large younger group seated by our tables basically did. They were extremely loud when we were there attempting to have a romantic dinner .

The waitress took 20 minutes to bring any bread after dropping off our soup which was cold by then. Rarely would she come by to check out water glasses. We might've each had 1-2 more glasses of wine at dinner if she would've checked with us more regularly. When it came to dessert, they ran out of the chocolate breading pudding we wanted to try. I don't mind paying more money at nice restaurants on special occasions, but I expect the service and environment to be much more suitable. Especially on Valentines day.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Both of the Rigatoni Bolognese and the Bell & Evans Chicken were delicious!

KRH91 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food, but Valentine's menu was a bit overpriced and didn't include a cocktail/wine option.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We went for the valentines day special. I was a little late but my husband and daughter seated so that was awesome. Our waitress was awesome. The food was okay. We each had one of the selections off the pri fixe menu. We were not that impressed with the food based on the reviews I was expecting a little more. It was a great value and I am glad we tried this place but not sure if we wil return.

DeaneP (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This was perfect. The food was amazing and the staff was great! I can’t wait to come back again!

DShepard (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Lavagna never fails to deliver great food. I met 5 colleagues for Sunfay Brunch. We each had something different and everyone enjoyed their meal. I will say the fruit plate is HUGE! You definitely get your money's worth.

The mimosas are always good with more champagne than OJ. You wouldn't know it's premixed in a pitcher. It's $12 or $15 (cant remember) for 2 hours and they are more than happy to keep topping off your glass (without you stalking the server).

I will definitely return soon.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

This was delicious. Local foods perfectly prepared. Fabulous service! Made our celebration the best. Highly, highly recommend.

HillaryFaye (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Delicious brunch and outstanding service.