Acqua Al 2
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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
Join us this New Years Eve for an unforgettable evening! We will be offering a special NYE 5-Course Prix Fixe menu at $95 per person. (Tax & Gratuity is not included.) Check out the menu on our website. Limited reservations are available, be sure to book your reservation early to secure your table.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
This is one of my favorite restaurants and I love coming back regularly
Delicious salads, fish and yes that Bistecca Florentine! Great service at the table though the crowded bar was a bit slow to address our need for a libation. This is now on the favorites list. Reservations required most every night.
I invited couple of my coworkers to Acqua Al 2 for food and drinks. It was awesome food and drinks! We will definitely go back.
This is a cosy friendly small restaurant with a variety of great dishes and always inventive specials.
You leave feeling well cared for after a great meal
We have been to Acqua Al 2 in Florence Italy, so once we found out that there was another restaurant that had opened by the same owner, we had to go there. The food was unbelievable!!! It was just like being back in Florence Italy. The hostess Claudia was so gracious and we were fortunate enough to even meet the owner. We can't wait to go back to Acqua Al 2, this is a gem of a restaurant in DC.
We loved everything we ordered. We brought our own wine and paid a $25 corkage fee per bottle. Would have like that to be less costly, but still less than what they charge for their wines.
Birthday lunch for a bestie. Waitress and other staff were super. Food excellent.
A bit louder than usual due to several larger parties celebrating the holidays. Service and food was still wonderful.
Amazing food and outstanding service.
The food and service is incredible, but the servers really need to ask for orders more quickly. Lunch is too short a period of time to wait.
Dining experience at Acqua was fantastic as always. This is one of the only DC restaurants I have continued to return to over and over again for the past few years. I love the cozy ambiance of the restaurant, attentive service and of course, the pasta. For the first time I tried the tasting of the five vegetarian pastas and it was a great variety of pastas/sauces, timed well, and wonderfully delicious.
As good a restaurant as you will find in DC. Never disappoints!
Delicious specials and Italian classic pastas; fresh salads; fabulous wine and a sommelier willing to take the time to talk to us about the wine we were drinking. Lovely experience.
Great, quick spot for a business lunch. Exceptional lunch special and staff.
This has excellent Italian fare and a solid wine list with good wines by the glass.
Love this restaurant! Love the pasta/steak/dessert samplers. Great place for a date night or a birthday dinner. Wonderful service.
Service was welling meaning but hit or miss on performance. My meal was so salty I sent it back. They tasted it and agreed and responded graciously. They took it off the bill and comped dessert. However, for the price it was a disappointing experience overall
Will 100% recommend this any time someone asks for an Italian restaurant to go to in DC. Our favorite date night spot and the best Italian, ESPECIALLY pasta, outside of Italy!
It would have been a 5 star experience, except that our server presented us with a check before asking if we wanted dessert/coffee/anything else. We had an 8pm reservation- we weren't seated until 8:15-8:20ish and he gave us the check at 9:55pm. There were no late reservations either. As a table of 4 women, we were slightly (OK, we were highly) annoyed, and am not sure I would go back. Really left a poor impression especially after a delicious meal.
It took 22 minutes for a serve to come by and take our order. This was after asking other staff several times for someone to help us. Also, the restaurant had a bad mold smell.
It seems to be very popular with people waiting for tables.. We had a reser so got seated immediately. It appears to be overrated. The food was not good. Service okay considering how busy they were but I wouldn't recommend
Wonderful food, loved the option to sample salads, pasta, steaks, and deserts. A great choice for my birthday dinner! I highly recommend that anyone looking to try some delicious Italian food to check out this restaurant. Just beware it is not easy on your wallet, but worth it.
Authentic Italian menu. Save room for the tiramisu!
Was sat in a section with loud children, waitress was rude.
I’ve been to this restaurant twice and I’m not a fan of the food. It’s just ok. If you are looking for Italian in this neighborhood I would try Lavanga instead.
Gracias a Claudia
Our server was friendly, helpful and efficient. The lunch menu is a good value, and the ambiance is very Italian—unhurried, relaxing and upbeat.
just as good as my memory of their original location in Florence. Did not disappoint one bit!
Purchased the THREE SALAD SAMPLER and the FIVE PASTA SAMPLER. It seemed like a good idea, but neither the salads nor the pastas impressed. But they WERE filling, so could not make it to the DESSERT SAMPLER.
Food was good but not great.
Enjoyed a lovely bday celebration. The staff were attentive and fellow patrons even joined in the singing and made my friend feel extra special (and embarrassed!)
Unfortunately we were seated in one of the smaller areas with a horribly noisy crowd who were way too loud. Its a shame because we love this restaurant and always have a great time. The food is still wonderful and the service excellent, just make sure they sit you in a quiet area or move to one so you can enjoy your friends’ conversations!
Food was good but waiter seemed rushed and not welcoming. Noise level was too high. Bus boy was attentive and host station was friendly.
Food was just so bad in comparison to other authentic Italian restaurants. 2 stars at best! I will pay for a good meal, so it’s painful when I think of the money I wasted. And the calories! I was terribly hungry, but I could only choke down half!
I just did.
Oh it's lovely there. Great food, great service, cozy ambience. Go!
Lovely outdoor dining and very rich flavors. Our server was all but absent and was the antithesis of good service when present. The only down side of the experience, too bad that can make or break the whole deal!
Had "Florentine Steak" for 2 on Oct 18. Was only time we found it be be as good as ones in Florence, Italy. Was not made traditional way on wood burning grill, but was excellent. Also loved the special appetizer of burrata with slices of citrus fruit and pomegranate seeds. Waiter very attentive. Left him a really big tip. Place a tad too tightly packed. Was about a 1/2 hour Uber ride from downtown DC, but would never miss returning there when in DC.
Great food!!! We had eaten at Aqua al 2 in Florence and were very excited to try the DC location. Our meal met every expectation we had... just like being back in Florence!