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Lavagna - Washington DC

4.6
1051 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Great for Brunch (21)
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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What 1051 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJami (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Great wine list and delicious food.

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vipgw4775 (Atlantic City)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

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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Bundi (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

Very nice little spot. Nice atmosphere for a cozy night out.

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

Wish I could remember the server's name (he used to be an artist and he has a son!) because he was amazing. His recommendations were excellent, he has a great personality and made us feel warm and welcome. I definitely will come back. My meal was so good I didn't save any to take home and the bread was irresistible. Altogether yummy. And fun.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Our appetizers (2 Lobster Bisque) came out impressively fast, but was also not very hot leading us to believe it had probably been sitting around for a bit and not the most fresh. Other than that everything was pretty good.

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SiraP (Oklahoma City)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Favorite brunch spot in DC! Great atmosphere! Best potatoes we have ever had. Spaghetti Carbonara and Arugula Omelet are our favorites! And can't beat the bottomless mimosas!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
G St
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(202) 546-5006
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Catering
Please contact us for more information www.LavagnaDC.com info@LavagnaDC.com 202-546-5006
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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.
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
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Special events & promotions
Please contact our Event Planner, Emily Proppe, for more information 202-546-5006, eproppe@lavagnadc.com