We loved the food; not the classic Italian menu. Friendly atmosphere; great server.
My boyfriend and I went to Aperto for Valentine’s Day dinner. The food was absolutely delicious and the ambiance was perfect. The chef brought out rose petals to the table and it was the cutest thing. It made for a very special night
Helpful and attentive wait staff. Food is good
Really fantastic, food was great as was the service.
outstanding. Great service, full bar, impeccable service. Felt like Italy.
Service and food were excellent. This restaurant would be celebrated in Italy. Expensive by DC standards, but worth it.
Every time I go to Aperto, I am assured that I get outstanding food, and service is impeccable. The wait staff remembers you and what you like from your last visit, which I find outstanding. It is a gem in the neighborhood.
From the moment we entered Aperto, we knew that we were in for a special treat. The matre d’s reception was warm and delightful; service was attentive but not intrusive; and the food was out of this world. Aperto will be a frequent destination for us.
We have been to Aperto at least four or five times, and have enjoyed it every time. The fish stew is wonderful - probably the best that I have had at any restaurant. The servers are friendly and efficient. As with other restaurants of this quality, the prices of the appetizers and desserts tend to be on the high side, so the experience of dining at Aperto tends to be pricey. Nonetheless, I strongly recommend Aperto.
Wonderful evening celebrating a birthday. Excellent food and extraordinary service. Especially enjoyed the opportunity to sustain conversation throughout the evening due to the minimal noise level. Restaurant provided birthday dessert descreetly. Highly recommend Aperto.
Service was excellent, but food was just ok. The food was interesting but bland. Overall a fine experience, but I’m glad we only paid the restaurant week $35 and not more.
The food was excellent. However, it was a bit expensive for us.
I liked Aperto - I didn't love it. The service was superb and the general atmosphere is calm and cozy. We had the "Restaurant Week" menu: the fennel and orange salad was very nice and light. The pasta was a disappointment -bland. Both of us ordered the same dish and we agreed that it just wasn't that appetizing. I didn't eat dessert so can't comment on that. Perhaps we ordered the wrong dish - I would be tempted to try again - but I won't be rushing to do so.
Aperto is a charming, undiscovered Italian restaurant serving the freshest fish in DC plus a host of other very well prepared dishes, particularly the pasta preparations, which are delicious and creative. The Staff is super friendly and competent, and the menu features a very nice and reasonably priced wine list. The food is as good as Fiola at half the price and without the pretentiousness. Also, while it is a small restaurant it is very quiet and has a great wine room for dining for special functions. I love Aperto and highly recommend it for lunch or dinner. Belissimo!!!
We had a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner at Aperto! The ambiance was wonderful; a comfortable , elegant space with excellent service. The food choices were interesting and varied and we all were very pleased with our choices. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for special occasions.
The restaurant was empty at 8 on Friday night. Perhaps it has gone down hill since the earlier laudatory reviews. The lamb prosciutto was good, if salty. My wife's soup was not good, not worth finishing the bowl. My osso buco was good, sitting on a bed of much too salty risotto. FWIW, they should have given me a marrow spoon, since the included a marrow bone. My wife had a Caprese salad made with excellent sauteed peppers rather than winter tomatoes. Good winter tomatoes are hard to find.
Nice choice for a celebratory dinner with friends. Well prepared food, great service and lovely room. Reliably good.
Fabulous food in a warm and beautiful dining room. Homemade pasta was amazing as was everything else on the menu. Service was topnotch.
Excellent classic Italian food with superior service quite close to the Kennedy Center. You can't ask for more except, perhaps, low prices. Aperto doesn't offer those, though it's better priced than others of its ilk and if you split a salad, each get a [very nice] pasta and a glass of wine, and close with coffee, a couple can get out the door for under $100, including tax and tip. Also a wonderful place for a business lunch, but all of the local lawyers already know that ...
Aperto was wonderful. Great service....Server suggested drinks, entrees and dessert, and all were wonderful. Food was delicious, wine selection was fantastic
Great, authentic Italian food and excellent service. A lovely place for a quiet and delicious dinner.
The food and wait staff at Aperto are simply exceptional. I was here for my 50th birthday, and they truly made it memorable.
Liked ambiance. Food well prepared. Served
$20 appetizer NOT ordered. Assumed appetizer part of meal...ate it...paid for it anyway because ate it.
Very good food and very good location. Service was also very good.
Amazing service! We ordered seafood, the octupos was spectacular.
I like to have business lunches at Aperto as they offer very good food (fish in particular) at reasonable prices in a warm, friendly and quiet ambiance....
The lunch for four people cost almost $400. I never thought of this bill!
I don’t think I will never go back there.
I love this restaurant, the servers are attentive and the food is always perfect. I specifically come for the tiramisu!
Food and service were great. Drink preparation might need a little modernization. We were there on a Sunday early and it was overly quiet however it's a great atmosphere, lovely inside, and the chef did an excellent job with our fish specials and appetizers.
The food was amazing and so was the service and ambiance. We will definitely be back!
As it turns out, I was welcomed by Chef Luigi upon arrival - attentive and friendly service, excellent food, fun place.
Food was a bit mediocre for the price!
Fantastic fresh food, great Italian meal and a perfect way to spend Parent's weekend with our daughter. Thank you.
Great friendly service. Portions very small, value for money on the low end.
The food is very good, and there is a relative dearth of very good restaurants in the Foggy Bottom area. The bartenders are friendly, and make excellent cocktails. At happy hour, the cocktails on "special" are reasonably priced. But the cocktails off happy hour are way to expensive. $16 for a Negroni? It was a very good Negroni, mind you, but $16 is insane! The restaurant is not typically busy for dinner, and I think the prices may have something to do with it. I bet Aperto would be more popular if they would shave a few dollars off the price of the food.
The meal was yummy and the staff are friendly. It wasn't busy at the time but the room is cozy and comfortable.
Awesome waiter and yummy food!!
Excellent! Service was great, food was delicious. The seafood stew was outstanding as was the chicken and the ravioli. Gelato and tiramisu also very good. I can’t wait to go back.
The food, décor and service were excellent. Appetizers were very pricey for what you got but the entrees were wonderful and reasonably priced. We went early before heading to the Kennedy Center so it was quiet (and nice).
Outstanding food, excellent menu and wine list, great location and service. Highly recommend.