Acqua Al 2

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3544 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Acqua al 2's DC outpost brings the same authentic Tuscan cuisine you would find in it's home city of Florence, Italy. With a wide array of vegetarian pastas, hand-carved steaks, and fresh seafood, Acqua al 2 is perfect for a celebratory dinner, or casual dining al-fresco on the patio across from historic Eastern Market.

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MsDeniseoftheDMV
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was wonderful the food was excellent and I can not wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

AL
ArtL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable. Good food and friendly and excellent service

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vipChrisL
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, old world authentic Italian food, better than my Nonna's even!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and staff who are there when you need them and gone when you don’t.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

The host immediately met our party with a rude attitude. The host was completely put out when we asked to seat us at a different table that was available. The waiter gave us our check without offering dessert

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The pasta sampler is a must try :)

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vipCapitolScot
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine and even better service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in DC! The food is always tasty and it’s classy and kid-friendly.

CK
vipCKMarin
San Francisco
165 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a good dinner here a few nights ago. Started with the Burrata which was yummy. One in our party had the gnocchi with Gorgonzola and the others had the pasta sampler. While the sampler was good, I think next time I’ll just pick the pasta that sounds best as the sampler was a lot of pasta. We will likely be back next time we are in DC.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the staff was super welcoming and made us feel at home! Very much recommend to anybody that lives in DC. Ambiance, food and the people are all a great vibe!

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vipWilliamS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Acqua Al 2 was right up there with the best Italian spots in DC. A bit more of a traditional Italian experience and the food was truly exceptional. The blueberry reduction on the steak is a winner!

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viplvmckeon
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent Italian restaurant - great selection, good service, fair prices, and terrific red sauce - the true sign of a great Italian restaurant

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vipACIC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Had a 7:30 rez. Seated after 7:50. Busy and frenetic. Not wonderfully relaxing. Upcharged when we remarked that 3 tiny triangles of cheese on a $24 antipasto platter was not enough. More cheese please cost us, of course. Pastas less than stellar as we remembered. Blueberry steak was amazing and star of the show. With so many great Italian options in DC, not sure if we will be back. Very underwhelmed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Tuscan cuisine in a nice atmosphere. Very friendly staff.

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viprobert
Chicago
129 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food.

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AndreaG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Acqua Al 2 was fantastic! My daughter and I enjoyed your sister restaurant in Florence when we visited, so I was not sure if your DC Acqua Al 2 would live up to the standard we enjoyed in Florence, but it did!!!

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TonyL
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a date night. Offerings for vegetarians and meat-eaters. For the latter, get the fillet with the blueberry reduction.

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CharlesK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish has never disappointed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service is very slow and deteriorating, and many mistakes and aggravations are now par for the course. Some dishes are excellent but in general it is extremely expensive for what you get.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The six of us had a wonderful night. We loved the spinach ball appetizers, a burrata, two kinds of gnocchi, mushroom fusilli, the fish and the steak. The chef generously sent us a free house-made pasta with wild boar and it was just amazing. The $90 Nebbiolo was perfect. How on earth did the two gnocchis (pesto and gorgonzola) be the exact same but have such different flavor profiles. I’ll be in Florence this summer and will absolutely plan on going to the original restaurant! Thank you!!!!

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ScottC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, had a gaff on recognizing our anniversary but the manager made it right! Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service!

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TomL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, menu and service I’ll be back!

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Jack
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Service was mediocre at best. Waiters and support staff had too many tables to take care of. When I made the reservation asked for a quiet corner table or booth and when we came in the person at the front was glib and said, “we have you over there and there is no one on either side.” I said, you know in 15 minutes those tables will be filled.” He gave me the too bad look and dismissively walked away. He turned off both me and my business client and lost our monthly business.

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vipjohhnny1
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been to the restaurant about four times and it never disappoints. Like a very good Italian the sauce is the key and with the san Marzano tomatoes this sauce is at the top of the charts. We had fantastic eggplant parm that wasn't over fried or over done. The linguine vongole was delicious with tender clams and we finished our entrees with a well cooked and tender chicken breast with porcini mushrooms. The service was smart, unobtrusive and professional.

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SpartacoC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food
Great place

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Timing of food was spot on. Wine was excellent. Everyone enjoyed their meals. It was a wonderful evening.

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wahaas57
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As an out of town couple, we asked our server for some recommendations and all of them were wonderful selections. The service was always timely, the food was perfectly prepared and seasoned. The marinara sauce was just the right amount of spicy hot. If you love authentic Italian cuisine, this is worth a stop in DC.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was aight

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GiannaP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bistecca alla Fiorentina was an absolute must-have. I am still drooling just remembering it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing delicious food

KI
vipKIMMETHJ
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff, food, service excellent all around.

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KarimR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was very romantic and the food was amazing. Service was great with a server checking in on you frequently, but not to the point where it got annoying.

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ckandersen
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Portion sizes were generous, food was properly prepared and very good. Wait staff were helpful with selections, friendly, and personable. Would definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. We got the blueberry steak and spicy pasta and both were great!

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viprebeccaofdc
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous dinner and place! My 2nd time and had the special meat for 2 (actually for 4). T-bone plus filet which continued to cook on the very hot plate. Large cheese tray was very nice. Very top food cooked perfectly and delivered wonderfully. Plus, the place is not pretentious.

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vipLauren
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we loved every minute. The service was incredible and the staff could not have been nicer. I look forward to going back once restaurants open back up.

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DavidB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table of eight and were served family style of salad, pasta and steak. The wine and food were outstanding. We brought a birthday cake and they served it for us. A perfect evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I’m less partial to Italian food, but everything was wonderfully cooked and the flavor was great.

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