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About Piola-Washington, DC

Piola in Washington, D.C., is most noted for its delicious pizza. With its origination in Italy, Piola has basic fundamental standards in how it prepares its dough, toppings and other ingredients, resulting in fresh, flavorful and aromatic pizzas every time. In addition to pizza, Piola serves calzones, pastas, salads and appetizers. Select from favorites like bruschetta, the calvino salad topped with New York strip steak and the penne rosate topped with smoked salmon. When visiting Piola, though, one must try the pizza. Toppings include everything imaginable, from the classics like pepperoni, multiple cheeses and roasted tomatoes, to unique pizza additions like roasted eggplant, carpaccio (sliced raw beef filet), spicy salami and broccoli. For dessert, Piola offers traditional Italian sweets, like tiramisu, panna cotta and gelato.

2208 14th St Nw
Washington, DC 20009
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Pizzeria, Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm. Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 986-8729

Website:
http://www.piola.it/

Executive Chef:
Stefano Carniato

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Piola-Washington, DC Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

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3.9

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3.6

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (42)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
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Notable Wine List (3)
Special Occasion (3)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 29, 2014

Gnocchi night is a must not miss. Really, they have the best gnocchi ever. My Italian grandmothers made gnocchi, my mother made gnocchi and I make gnocchi but theirs id the best around. There are about 12 sauces but really the star is the gnocchi. The service is very good and they keep bringing more and more. If you can't make it on the 29th, be sure to try the gnocchi.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 22, 2014

If you are a pizza freak, this place is for you! Bottomless pizza for $16.95 can't be beat! (And the Nutella pizza is to die for.) We arrived in the mood for food more-so-than-drinks. So, we all decided to get bottomless pizza and share a pitcher of Bellini (which was also cheap at 15 dollars and gave us about two drinks apiece). Definitely recommend this place for a low-key weekend brunch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 21, 2014

Great place! Food is very good, made with quality ingredients, even the simplest salads are delicious.
I especially recommend the Tiramisu!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 15, 2014

Very disappointed. Food tasted like it was frozen, gross chain food and just poor quality. Not fresh ingredients, very disappointed. Service was nice but food was bad. Won't be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2014

I went to Piola DC for Valentine's Day and my wife enjoyed it. They had complimentary champagne and chocolate covered strawberries for us. The tables were candle lit and the ambiance was romantic on the top level than the bottom. The food was very good and their menu is unique. I would recommend this place to anyone who likes pizza and wants a nice modern ambiance while they're enjoying their food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my brunch experience at Piola! My party was sat immediately, the food was quickly made and tasted very good. When extra friends decided to join, the accommodation was made quickly and without any hassle. The drink tasted good and it was very nice having more than one choice. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2014

Went for all you can eat pizza brunch and was fantastic. Service left a lot to be desired though - servers were very slow and at times very rude, despite the fact that they were not busy. Also, they had a rule that we could only have 1 carafe at a time (but a certain amount of people had to be there to even to get a carafe) for the bottomless deal, but then took forecer to bring a new one.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2014

I have been to Piola several times for the bottomless brunch and have always had excellent service and food was. This time was a different story. I could see our drinks sitting up on the bar waiting to be delivered. Our server passed us numerous times without stopping to get drink refills or place another pizza order. Without warning, our server told us it was after 3 and brunch was over. When questioned why he didn't warn us he told us it was on the menu, which it wasn't, and that he was busy with a bigger party upstairs. The manager came to talk to us, was apologetic, and did bring us another round. I would like to go back but maybe after some of the servers turnover.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 8, 2014

The great DC pizza drought is finally over! With the arrival of Piola, Ghibellina, Etto, and Matchbox to 14th in 2013, this Italian-American transplant from NY has died and gone to heaven. Every place I've listed here (and let's not forget neighborhood veteran, Posto) has it's own specific charm and vibe. The commonality is that each produces quality neapolitan/brick/wood-fired oven style pizza. It just depends on what suits your specific tastes. The atmosphere at Piola is casual/neighborhoody. The servers, friendly and relaxed. Prices, moderate for this 'hood. Pizzas, pastas, and deserts are all very solid. That's a great feat! Salads are so-so in my book. Piola earns extra points for it's sheer variety of pizza options. Try the San Paulo!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2014

Piola has not only great pizza, but really healthy salads with good homemade dressings. The lunch deal of a pizza and salad combo was great.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2013

We had a great time at Piola. It was a large group of us at brunch and the all you can eat pizza was perfect. We could share pizzas, keep ordering, and try everything. Our waiter was super helpful and very attentive. The pizzas were great- especially the Salmon one. Definitely going back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2013

Their brunch deal is a steal at $16 for all you can eat pizza and $15 all you can drink breakfast cocktails. They're amazing for groups as they have a big table by the window on the 2nd floor that can easily fit 15-20 people. Also, the breakfast cocktails are made with fresh made juice -- I had never had a mimosa with fresh-squeezed orange juice and now I don't know if I can go back!

The pizzas are all solid and I loved the Breakfast in Beirut plate! Also you can't go wrong with Nutella pizza. Both times we came the service was great - highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2013

Our party of three ordered three different pizzas and they all were absolutely delicious. My Italian wife (who every time a new pizzeria opens in DC is eager to try it, quite often leaving disappointed) was amazed by the quality of the dough and the real thin crust (perfect for those who love the Roman style of pizza, not the Neapolitan one). She ordered pizza Como, with porcini mushrooms and prosciutto crudo. The prosciutto is added AFTER the pizza is out from the oven not before, as it should always be done. We are surprised by some negative reviews: we would return again and again, to try them all (except the Honolulu one, which in fact should not be in any Italian menu....!). Upstair is much quiter than downstairs.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2013

I love this place for their bottomless mimosa and pizza brunch!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2013

Ladies and gentlemen, even if you are not the brunch type, you MUST make reservations for a Saturday or Sunday Bottomless Pizza Brunch at Piola. The cocktails are individually made, the pizza is baked to perfection, and there is plenty of variety from you to switch around and try different drinks and pizza creations. You will not regret this. I will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2013

Our meal consisted of two different pizzas, a chicken entrée, and salads. The salads were at best ordinary, the chicken entrée was reasonably good although the sauce was quite thick, but the two pizzas were simply terrible with poor quality toppings. I will not be returning.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2013

You should cut the pizza in samller pieces than 1/4 pizza. The slices are too big. Nice service staff.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 14, 2013

Delicious thin crust, good balance between sauce and cheese, and great toppings. I am certainly going back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on August 17, 2013

Excellent pappardelle Bolognese! Husband loved his pizza and appreciated that, unlike most other places where we dined on this weekend trip, Piola actually had his favorite summer ale on tap. This was worth the hike over from our hotel. We look forward to next time.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 10, 2013

Everything here seems competent and good -- but lacks anything that makes it truly fabulous. Some dishes probably need a little bit of a kick -- be daring use some spices! On one brunch visit, the pasta dish was obviously from the previous night and unevenly heated in a microwave. When pointed out to the staff, they quickly responded and produced a fresh dish. But we did have to hunt down the server who was outside smoking.g.

Service on other visits was much better.

We'll be thinking of it as a neighborhood haunt to revisit. Just no raves, just yet.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 10, 2013

The food was great, we had a few different pizzas for the table, we enjoyed them all. The service was great as well. Also we had our son (22months old) and is kid friendly too. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 25, 2013

We arrived at Piiola not knowing what to expect from an international chain. We were pleasantly surprised that the pizzas looked and tasted like the better pizzas we ate while traveling in Italy. Pies are nicely cooked, with a crisp crust, and are moderately topped. A regular-sized pizza and a drink made for a satisfying meal. One difference between this branch of Piola and an Italian pizzeria is the sound level: Piola is much louder, thanks to an extremely loud and lively bar whose din carries to the dining room upstairs. Service was responsive and efficient.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2013

Good place to go when you want to go out for dinner but without going all out. Great happy hour that goes until 8:00.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 6, 2013

Make sure you have the Rio de Janeiro pizza with caipirinha. It is the best. Love the VA place, now I am in love with the D.C. location. For sure, my family and I will keep coming back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2013

Casual but nice, fun, good food, good portions, good service, awesome happy hour. Any questions?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 28, 2013

Great for a tasty, casual dinner that's easy on the wallet.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2013

Good quality food and service, big portions and good price.
Clean and nice decoration.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 20, 2013

Great Happy Hour with FREE apps! Pizzas were really tasty too. Would definitely return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 14, 2013

Always great pizza, good service and great prices!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 1, 2013

As a lover of gnocchi and pizza, I've had a lot of it many different places. I can say for certain that Piola's gnocchi and their pizza are both some of the best I've ever had! I also love the location and how they renovated the old building the're in.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 29, 2013

The pizzas were delicious, as was the "all-you-can-eat" gnocchi dinner (available on the 29th of each month). Space was nice, airy and bright. Looking forward to returning to their outdoor patio upstairs.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 25, 2013

Service, food, and ambience was great! Prices are fantastic as well. Definitely will be returning...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 21, 2013

Went here for the 50% off special (opening day) but will be returning for full price! Very authentic italian pizza, great topping choices, like the decor (brick wall/cool light fixtures). Hard to judge the service since it was day one but i think this spot will do wonderful in the neighborhood!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2013

Such a shame. This food is worse than dog food. OMG it's so surprising bc it is nicely decorated and everything is clean. The managers seem passionate and the service is good. The food is simply terrible. I can't say terrible enough. It won't last a year.

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