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Acqua Al 2

2748 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasion
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Steak
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Hours of operation
Hours of Operation Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 525-4375
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ari Gejdenson
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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 Teija Cheung at for more information.
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Public transit
Eastern Market Metro
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Teija Cheung
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Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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 for more information.

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What 2748 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic food and service

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Over the summer I was studying in Firenze and Acqua al 2 was my favorite restaurant there! I was so happy to hear about this sister restaurant in the States. My boyfriend and I made the trip down to D.C and although the monuments are cool, eating here was what I was looking forward to the most. I was skeptical because I didn't know if a restaurant in the U.S could match my experience in Italy, but the D.C location did not disappoint! The food was delicious and the staff was so friendly. I really felt like I traveled back to Italy. We were in D.C for two nights and ended up coming again the second night because we just didn't think any place could top this one!

OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

I wasn’t prepared for the type of menu offered to us. In retrospect, we should have ordered differently (family style instead of individually).

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Service was great! Before coming to the restaurant, I made the mistake of cancelling my reservation and called the restaurant as soon as they opened. The hostess wasn't able to pull back my opentable reservation at first but was able to get me in the system.

Our waitress was spot-on! She was personable and made sure that we enjoyed our food and let us know that she is there to accommodate our needs. The food was also fantastic. The ricotta/spinach balls with tomato sauce and cheese was the best thing I ate there and I recommend sharing the appetizer with someone else, as it filled me pretty quickly.

My family enjoyed their entrees very much. My father had the Artic Char and said it was delicious and my aunt had the fusilli with spicy sauce and it was definitely spicy! I had rigatoni with mozzarella and eggplant. I wasn't used to the eggplant being mushed up but it was still tasty. The pasta was cooked to perfection, just al dente!

My father and I each had tiramisu for dessert and it was really good! If I lived anywhere near D.C. I would love to go more often.

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Delicious food, excellent service. Friendly, accommodating staff. Definitely recommend.

vipEnjoyed (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

SPECTACULAR! Had dinner once before so came for lunch/brunch. Simply divine

230parkave (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely delicious pasta, served by a wait staff that obviously know the menu and enjoy the restaurant. Great experience!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I went to Acqua Al 2 for Valentine's Day, and it did not disappoint! The food was great, the service was spectacular, and the ambience was impeccable. It was intimate and cozy.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was amazing, but very frustrated to find that there was an $85 fixed price menu with no heads up from Open Table.

vipPatty (Charleston)
3.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

This is a very nice neighborhood restaurant with simple, good Italian food. The place is very lively and would not recommend for a romantic dinner.