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pecorino cheese, potato puree, tomato sauce
house-made burrata-stuffed pasta with thyme and ricotta salata
bone-in, grilled veal chop, lightly breaded, Milanese style
Ideal for good food and quiet atmosphere. It deserves the price you pay.
My friend and I had dinner here. I chose Aperto because I love Cacio Pepe and it is on their menu. The Arugula salad was very good as was the Tiramisu, the Cacio Pepe which should have been a simple butter and cheese sauce; it was in a flavorless white sauce and terrible.
A very pleasant place to dine on high quality food. Friendly and accommodating staff.
As others have stated, the food is way overpriced for what you get. We went on Valentines Day and the service was horrible. We legitimately didn't know who our waiter was and we had nobody to address simple things like our table not having silverware after our appetizers were brought out. The waiter dropped off the desert menu but didn't come back to take our order for 20 minutes (so we decided to skip desert). The waiter told us that they didn't have mashed potatos and when the table next to us received their food (before us despite arriving 30 minutes after), lo and behold, they had mashed potatos. Don't get me wrong - the food is acceptable. At those prices, it should be much better. The service ruins the experience though. Also, and a very minor point, the lighting is super bright - it ruins any sort of intimate feeling an italian restaurant of this supposed quality should inspire.
Food was quite good. Staff was amazing. Music sound track had no identity. Went from island to Rick to Italian. Really needs a consistent music selection.
Over priced at lunch
Good food. Good service. Lovely ambiance. Typical DC pricing. Our server "Anas" is the perfect combo of attentiveness & cool distance.
Excellent all ‘round
For lunch or dinner, Aperto is a restaurant that never disappoints.
Wonderful simple grilled fish one day, excellent seafood salad another. Very nice ambiance and knowledgeable, professional waiters.
Splendid dinner in a delightful truly Italian restaurant that provides lovely service, delicious food and an outstanding wine list. A favorite.
Always a wonderful time at both of Luigi's restaurants. I would recommend either highly, as both are exceptional every time we visit.
Dinner and a show at the Kennedy Center. Mom, Dad and daughter. Dinner was delicious!!
Good food and service. The restaurant feels pst it’s prime, in need of refresh
Very attentive wait staff. Made excellent suggestions regarding menu selection. Food and service were superlative
Food was okay considering the price. But, the server was too much interested in making us order more food. He even served two bottles of sparking water without asking. I was with a business guest and didn't want to make it a scene. But, I felt uncomfortable, and I wouldn't visit the place again.
Outstanding experience. The dishes were expertly prepared, and the staff were consummate professionals.
Great Italian food. Pasta with lobster was incredible both the food and the presentation with the lobster shell in the plate for decoration. Excellent speedy service. A bit expensive but worth it.
A great find in DC, close to Kennedy Center. Great menu and wine list. After visiting many noisy resturants elsewhere in the city it was nice to visit a quiet place where we could have a good conversation at the table. Service was excellent.
Solid food. Good wine selection. Professional wait staff.
food was very good and the service was great. The restaurant was not crowded when we were there, but it was still noisy. I imagine that with more people, the noise level would prevent easy conversation. Also, while the food was good, the prices were high for the product.
Great food, perfect service! The vine from Piemonte was excellent
The entire evening was amazing ... excellent food, extremely professional, knowledgeable and engaging wait staff, and pleasant environment overall.
I've been to Aperto for casual bites before seeing a show at the Kennedy Center, graduation dinners, and date nights. I always enjoy the food and hospitality, Tony is the member I look forward to most. This restaurant is always recommended when family and friends need a place to eat in Foggy Bottom, and this restaurant and Al Tiramisu are my top recommended choices for Italian in DC.
Absolutely wonderful. Stumbled into Aperto, after GWU drop off for our daughter. Fabulous, thoughtful staff. Amazing food. Outstanding wine & cocktails. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening & have added Aperto to our “must visit” DC establishments. Thank you, Aperto!
Really, really good Italian food. A little slow on the service side, but worth it.
Great service and a great meal. One of my favorite spots for lunch near the office.
Wonderful service and good food. Highly recommended.
We went there during restaurant week and were very happy with our choice. The waitstaff was very attentive, the food was served timely and the ambiance was excellent. We had an excellent tomato soup, fine eggplant rollatini and the fish and past dishes were first rate. It is a good value for the price and we will definitely be back.
Our entire dining experience for three people was memorable. Our wait staff was impeccable, with their outstanding service and professionalism. Everyone knew the menu expertly and provided great recommendations.
Went for Restaurant Week which allowed us to try 3 courses at a good price. Food was good.
Went during restaurant week with another couple. We received a warm welcome & liked the ambience of the dining room. My meal was excellent. I had the lamb meatball dish which I'd liken to having 3 meatball sliders with a delicious tomato sauce. Would have liked to try them on fresh pasta. Excellent service. One item - they do not have valet parking. We did luck out & were able to park on the street less than block away.
Lovely dining experience. Fantastic food. Attentive service. We went on the early side for a Saturday night - 5:45 pm so noise level was great.
Will definitely go again.
Menu is very small and food was ok. Not bad but not in a hurry to go back.
Everything was wonderful! My friends and I had a really great evening :)
We were there on a night during the heat wave and were the only people in the back portion. It worked out well because we had a lot to talk about. The service and food were exceptional. The music could have been better, but it wasn't noticeable after a while. The menu had many options and portion sizes we're good.
This restraunt was phenomenal. Absolutely loved it and the service was so classy and kind
Continues to be perfect!!! Food was superb; very flavorable and perfectly cooked.
Great place for a working lunch. Food is consistently good; pastas and fish are very nice. Service is professional.
Aperto is rated 4.6 stars by 307 OpenTable diners.