Acqua al 2 has private dining rooms that can accommodate both sit-down dinners and standing receptions. The entire restaurant is also available for buy-outs. Contact our events team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.View Private Dining Details
A credit card is required to hold reservations on Mother’s Day. For cancellations within 48hrs of the reservation, we reserve the right to charge the card on file a $20 per person cancellation fee.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
We have been going to Aqua for the last 5 years for special and everyday events. It had ALWAYS been EXCELLENT.
A really nice joint with food options for all. We enjoyed the vegetarian dishes. Will recommend to all.
Everything except for the caprese salad was terrific.
My friend and I were in town visiting and came here after several recommendations. We were definitely not disappointed! The food was impeccable and the service was prompt. I have paid far more for far less superior meals. I will absolutely be recommending to friends and family and will return on my next visit to DC!
Outstanding service and great food. I had the fillet with balsamic reduction and it was easily the best steak I've ever eaten. Only my last remaining sheds of dignity prevented me from simply licking my plate clean.
Food was superb!! Dessert amazing and so was the service. Highly recommend this place. Only downpoint it was VERY nosey and hard to visit.
Wonderful experience there, friendly service and all our meals were perfect. Thank you!
Ate outside, so we really didn't test the noise level. Salad dressings were especially good. Tuna carpaccio and eggplant were excellent. Fine service enabled us to get to the theater on time.
Good food, pleasant staff, and classy setting.
Recommended by our grandson as his favorite Italian in DC.
(He is a connoisseur of Italian in Chicago)
Im sure back ! Delicious Food Italian kitchen awesome!
Really enjoyed our dinner on Saturday night the food was great the wine was good and our server was fun and gave good recommendations. Only thing that was a little disappointing is I had mentioned it was a birthday dinner on the reservation and while other people got desserts we were passed over. But that would not stop me from going back again
Acqua Al 2 is my favorite restaurant in DC. I wasn't sure if it could live up to the Florence location (after dining there several years ago), but it has every single time I've ate here! The ambience, food, wine, and service makes for an extremely romantic evening.
Fantastic - make sure to go with the pasta.
Food, as always, was very good. Hospitality and service were outstanding. I had requested a quiet area for a celebration and as soon as I gave my name I was told that there was a quiet booth for me. Waiter was incredible, easily accommodated my request for a slow paced meal
Really impeccable service and food. Great place to bring my parents.
My go to place on the Hill. Once again our lunch was right on. Pasta or steak you can’t be wrong.
love the red sauce - spinach cannelloni, fra diavola, steaks..all great
We have been here many times before and consider it our favorite Italian restaurant in DC. But the food and the service was especially excellent on this visit. Cherif was a wonderful server and had an excellent manner about him not only with us, but also the tables around us. We may need to request to be seated in his area on our next visit.
Highly recommend going to this quaint little restaurant for some delicious homemade pasta. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Make sure to check out the speakeasy-style bar upstairs. Loved it for my husbands bday!
Birthday dinner with dad
Acqua Al 2 never disappoints! Originally visit the one in Florence and have been to this one at least 10 times. Really appreciate them customizing the food based on dietary restrictions. Go for the pasta sampler and the blueberry steak!
Excellent menu from start to finish. Very authentic, Northern Italian food. We had the homemade pappardelle with wild boar and the catch of the day (sea bream). Both were excellent. Very nice spot - open kitchen and lively atmosphere, but not too noisy.
The food was delicious and the servers are true professionals. It's always a pleasure to dine at Acqua-Al 2.
We had a terrific lunch at Acqua Al 2. We each had a steak, so skipped the tempting appetizers but shared a starter of linguine with clams -- excellent. The wine list is extensive and price-friendly. The steaks lived up to Tuscan tradition. Good desserts, too -- I had vin santo with cantuccini, my friend had panna cotta with passion fruit sauce. The staff was knowledgeable and pleasant, but not intrusive. I look forward to many future visits to this outstanding restaurant.
What a wonderful new find. Everything I tasted was amazing. Loved the mushroom corkscrew pasta and the dessert was amazing. A chocolate torte with a wonderful crispy crunch. The food was wonderful, but our waiter was entertaining and welcoming. Everyone made us feel like we were their most valued customers. So if you want to have really wonderful Italian food and feel like you are with the family I highly recommend this cute and inviting bistro.
No special event - just weekly dinner out with family.. Selected Acqua Al 2 based on reviews, we were in the mood for Italian / Steak.. so why not.
My rib eye steak was nothing special, my brothers steak.. again nothing special and the pasta for the price should have been better than "Olive Garden", it was not..
When I asked for a steak knife, I was handed basically..what a kid would call a butter knife with very small cutting edges..
Pasta was a little spicy but might be perfect for someone who eats spicy things - highly recommend. The staff was phenomenal and made great recommendations.
Wonderful on all aspects.
Great Brunch. Limited menu, but everything we had was wonderful.
Everything was delicious!!
We love this place - come here all the time!
This restaurant is worth visiting again. My husband and I shared and enjoyed A very fresh salad. The clam/pasta and tagliatelle dishes were excellent. We concluded our meal with a delicious ricotta cheesecake. Would have loved a cappuccino but the coffee was above average.
Wanted to see how this one stacked up to Aqua al 2 in Florence. Waiter fluent in Italian - check. Fun wines - check. Food to die for - check, check and check. No one in our party felt rushed, so the meal and service were most enjoyable. Hope to have opportunity to go back.
First night out after baby!
Food is outstanding, always enjoy bringing new people here.
Outstanding food and service, as always. There is no wonder why this is one of the most popular restaurants in DC.
Excelente food at affordable prices!
love this restaurant. I have been at least five times and each is consistently wonderful. Good food, great wait staff, terrific wine options, fun atmosphere. I highly recommend this restaurant for a great view of DC--fun to be in Eastern Market near the Supreme Court and the Capitol as well, especially the views at night.
I've been to Acqua many times, and usually I have a great experience. However, today's service and attentiveness was pathetic. To begin, it took the server 20 minutes after we were seated to come to our table to take our food/drink order. On top of that, it took an additional 45 minutes for our food to come out. While waiting, the server did not check on our beverages nor provide an explanation for the delay. When it did arrive, half of our table didn't have proper utensils for eating, so it took another 5 minutes for the server to come around and realize utensils were missing, and bring them. For those with pasta, the server did ask if folks would like cheese, two people at the table said 'yes'. The server never returned with the cheese. Lastly, three people had ordered the 'lunch special', which included the dessert. Dessert was only brought out for one person.
When we asked why the restaurant had fallen apart during the lunch hour, we were told that there were four large parties that all ordered at the same exact time, and the kitchen was backed up. However, I've booked a party at the restaurant before. And no later than three days in advance, the restaurant requests a pre-set menu, so as to expedite service the day of the event. The restaurant knew these parties were coming, yet failed to prepared for today's lunch hour.
I'm not exactly sure what was going on today over at the restaurant. What I do know is that we will be dining elsewhere, and do not plan on returning until Acqua resorts back to providing dependable and quality service.
We dine at often and it is always a fantastic experience. Excellent food and excellent service!