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Acqua al 2 - Annapolis, Annapolis, MD
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Acqua al 2 - Annapolis

4.6
4.6
278 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Located in the heart of Annapolis, Acqua al 2 offers an authentic Tuscan dining experience. Featuring a wide array of vegetarian pasta, hand-carved steaks, and fresh seafood, as well as an extensive Italian wine list, Acqua is perfect for a celebratory dinner, an intimate date night, or a low key get-together with friends.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 48 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (410) 304-3424

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jesus Vara

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (410) 304-3424

  • Neighborhood

    Annapolis

  • Cross street

    Church circle. We are located 2 blocks from Gott's Court parking garage.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    $95.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    On Valentine's Day, in lieu of our regular menu, we will be offering a 5-course pre-fixe menu for $95 per person (excluding tax, gratuity & beverages). The menu is available on our website. Please make a note of any dietary restrictions in your reservation notes so that we may make accommodations. We look forward to celebrating this special night with you!

What 278 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Greater Annapolis

    Best Overall

  • Greater Annapolis

    Best Ambiance

  • Greater Annapolis

    Innovative

  • Greater Annapolis

    Neighborhood gem

  • Greater Annapolis

    Great for fine wines

  • Greater Annapolis

    Romantic

  • Greater Annapolis

    Good for special occasions

  • Greater Annapolis

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delicious meal in the back area of the restaurant. Our server was very attentive and professional. We are so happy that this amazing building was finally restored and given life again. We had a great night !!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I had a blast at both Harold Black and Acqua Al! Cocktails are spot on and the ambiance is energetic but also the perfect place to relax after a long day. Engaging staff all around!
  3. A

    Atreyes

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was 35th birthday and 8 year marriage anniversary. I've been going to aqua al due since I studied abroad in 2011. I loved the DC location and this new Annapolis location was even better. I felt so special like we were the only people there. I feel like we got one of the best tables as well. They were even able to accommodate my reservation time change! God bless the family that runs this business. I really with them prosperity and success. Ho sentito così speciale e l'ambiente dal pavimento a soffitto mi sono stata trasferita a Firenze. The Rosmarino cocktail was the best and the Assaggi di secondi is unmatched. This is the best Italian restaurant in America. I only wish that they would create more locations but it's clear it's a labor of love and famiglia. Also, for the food critics. Any restaurant that highlights the kitchen the way they do is top tier. The back of the house looked like a dance. It was magical and I can't wait to come back. Finally, the best part of going to Aqua is when they add something to the menu RIP riso a fragola but benvento al dolce semifreddo nocciola truly top tier! In boca a lupo Aqua al due e grazie millesimi! 💕
  4. C

    Chris

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Atmosphere is terrific, food was exceptional, waiter was very attentive though kitchen was a bit slow in serving food. Prices are $$$$$. Never had better spinach with olive oil and garlic and the sirloin steak was exceptional.
  5. PS

    PattyS

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always
  6. LS

    LindseyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I has heard this place was good but WOW. I’m pretty boujie when it comes to restaurants especially ones that are a little more expensive but this was an impressive dining experience! The food was well balanced - not too creamy, not too salty, and the texture of everything was perfect. I got the Signora Perfetta and it was super delicious: not too sweet but not too citrusy or bitter. Service and ambiance were stellar. I was really impressed and will definitely be going back!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    I’ve been part of the food and restaurant industry for over 35 years. We celebrated a birthday here tonight and it was extremely disappointing. From the seating all the way through to signing the check. We ordered the special Burrata cheese appetizer. Ice cold and one small piece of burnt toast. I ordered Tagliatelle Roma. The portion was an appetizer portion at best. Bland and unremarkable. My guest’s dishes were similarly bad. My wife’s mushroom pasta had a sauce that resembled condensed mushroom soup. I was charged $16 for a glass of house Chianti-twice! Really?? I could have had a gallon of a better Chianti at Romano’s Macaroni Grill for the same price, as well as a better all-around meal and service. Good thing we still have Osteria 177 down the street. Trust me, if you want top notch Italian food and service, go there. This place is all show, will be our first and last visit.
  8. J

    Jocelyn

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the Strozzapreti al Pomodoro and the Disossata alla Robespierre. Everything was fresh and the pomodoro sauce was nothing like anything I've ever had before. It takes the number one spot in my book! My ribeye was cooked and seasoned perfectly with that nice little char to go with it. Shout out to my server, Alice! She knocked it out of the park.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time patrons and we were impressed by the decor and level of service from the entire team. Kevin was our waiter and made us feel immediately comfortable. The starters and mains were portioned as they would in Florence and were exceptional. Will be coming back again soon.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will definitely refer friends and I will definitely be back. Food was delicious. The bar tenders need work. I’d like a fabulous tasting drink also when asked what good martini- couldn’t suggest one???
  11. PJ

    PattyJ

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    They brought my husband steak with peppercorns instead of with the mushroom sauce he ordered and he ordered a side of blue cheese that they brought to the table when he had almost finished his steak. He didn't send back the steak because he didn't want the rest of us to wait. The renovation was great but probably won't go back to dine.
  12. ZZ

    ZZYZX2014

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting relatives
  13. MR

    MikeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a great experience for my wife's birthday. Food was excellent, as were the drinks. Drinks were a little pricey, but the food was more in line with price points. This more than made up for the drinks, which were just fine. After dinner went down to the basement bar and enjoyed a whole new vibe. Recommend taking your party to HBs. Our server, Megan, was amazing and made some great recommendations. Be sure you tip these folks well, they earn it. We will be back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, a welcome addition to Annapolis. We will definitely be back.
  15. NY

    NYCritic

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent Tuscan Italian across the board. Food was outstanding. Casual and relaxed atmosphere, good for family, friends and business. Service was friendly and generally quite good, but could be improved slightly. Overall one of the four best restaurants in Annapolis for us, and definitely worth the cost.
  16. OT

    OpenTableVIP

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Every dish we ordered was excellent. Friendly staff and a lively atmosphere.
  17. SF

    SteveF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience all around. Food and service did not disappoint. Only criticism is the spacing between tables is very tight I felt like I was sitting at a table with the patrons to my left and right.
  18. M

    Marty

    Baltimore

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would have liked some veal dishes other than porterhouse chop and less steak options. two in our group got fish and liked that. Drinks and wine a bit pricey too. Overall a great addition to Annapolis dining scene, the speakeasy in the basement looks pretty cool too
  19. KH

    KatH

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the food and the service was impeccable! We’ll be back soon. This is our new favorite spot in town.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Our server ( female) was largely absent the entire time and her co worker ( who is wonderful!) helped us when we needed anything - just dampened the experience a bit. Food was still great but would ask for her not to wait on us again
  21. CW

    CarynW

    Baltimore

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and wine were phenomenal! The manager was so friendly and informative! Definitely one of the **BEST** restaurants in Annapolis!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We went to the bar downstairs prior to being seated for dinner. The bartender was overwhelmed and therefore not especially responsive. The service was very slow and impersonal. Once upstairs, service improved 100%. We loved our waitress Alice!!! She had good food recommendations and checked in with us frequently. She chatted a bit about her life, surprised us with a birthday dessert and even taught us a little Portuguese. Will request her the next time we go. The food was yummy, but somewhat overpriced. Overall, the vibe was good. We will return.
  23. n

    null

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant inside and out. Great service. The food was amazing. The only issue I had was in the restaurant and HB I could not see the menu. It is dark in both location, which I love but I was unable to see/read the menu without my phone light.
  24. SW

    SallyW

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Beautiful space! The vibe in the restaurant was lovely. So nice to have this addition to the restaurant scene in Annapolis. Food was delicious, our main server was amazing. Some of the people that ran food were not very pleasant, and unfortunately that just kills it for me. If I am looking forward to coming to a Restaurant and I’m gonna get all dressed up and I’m gonna spend that kind of money. It would be nice to be face-to-face with people that appeared happy to be there as well. Other than that, it was amazing I had chili and Seabass, which was the special. To die for! Our table also ordered the signature steak with blueberry sauce, highly recommend, as well as the steak with the green pepper and brandy sauce. Also enjoyed a delicious dessert sampler. The portions were substantial. Everything was played in beautifully. Again, only complaint or people that ran the food that just looks grumpy.
  25. R

    Ritasw

    Richmond

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    each of the 4 of us ordered something different (gnocchi, NY Strip, pasta w/mushrooms, Branzino) and everyone thought their dish was delicious. Nice bread to start, booth was tight and the lighting was way too low. We all had to use our phones to read the menu which I think is ridiculous. Tiramisu was delicious. And there is a cute bar in the basement where we went for an after dinner drink. Happy hour down there till 7 p.m. even on Sunday which was great.
  26. MC

    MattC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was by far, our favorite dining experience in Annapolis! We were hesitant because newer restaurants tend to suffer growing pains, but EVERYTHING was fantastic. The food was delicious and the service was attentive and they did not miss a beat! We will be going back soon!
  27. MU

    MelUSA

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were craving our meal in Firenze so much that we had to make a special trip to Annapolis.
  28. TG

    TomG

    Baltimore

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice location. Pastas are very good. Wine list is way over priced
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    49 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Good and service were just ok.
  30. J

    Josephine

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    The food was very good, and waitress was attentive. The background music was way too loud, and was from radio station that was 1/2 talk radio. I am handicapped ask asked for a place to sit util my table was ready, and was immediately given a cramped booth instead. I had to ask to be given the table I had reserved. I asked for a tonic, as in a gin & tonic, but no gin. I was charged 5$ per glass. The food was good to very good, the portions were good to generous, and the presentation was pleasant to artistic. This restaurant would be a much better quality experience if the dining area was less crowded and the ambient music was not talk radio turned up loud, and there was less pressure to rush through the courses. My party of two bill was over $250 before tip. This amount should allow for a finer dining experience.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance! The staff were incredible! Highly recommend the ahi tuna app, sooo good! We also got the 44oz steak to share, it was good but not the best steak we’ve ever had - especially not for the price, but we weren’t disappointed at all. Drinks were wonderful, deserts were wonderful! Will definitely go back and would highly recommend!
  32. TM

    TerrieM

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Upon entering the restaurant, we were excited with the ambience. It was super crowded, but since we had a reservation, we were shown directly to our table. It appeared there was only 1 waiter which was evidenced by the fact that it took awhile to even take our drink order. The service was slow, but the food was great. The nutmeg in the Tagliatelle al Ragú Toscano was odd, I didn't like that added flavor. The Orecchiette con Zucca di Stagione was very good and so rich that we took home leftovers. We had an appetizer of grapefruit with burrata cheese and honey - delicious. I found it odd that there were no entrees with either bucatini, spaghetti, or thin spaghetti noodle type dishes. However, I believe they were available in the offering of "A tasting of five vegetarian pastas." Also, there were only red meat and chicken entrees in addition to pasta. I would go back to visit the bar and have an app, but don't need to have dinner there again.
  33. B

    Barb

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service is exceptional, plus hey make their own lemon cello that is amazing.
  34. k

    kathleen

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great service by Kevin although the meal seemed rushed. Food is delivered fast! Definitely not leisurely dining although tasty. Perhaps ordering course by course would be better. Booths are uncomfortable. Will return but ask to sit at a table with chairs next time. Great mixed drinks and decent whiskey selection in speakeasy. Pleasant surprise!
  35. C

    Celebration

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a wonderful birthday celebration! Thank you
  36. JB

    JillB

    Baltimore

    97 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    This was a very disappointing dining experience, My friend and I each opted for pasta dishes that were very bland. Wines by the glass are high priced. I asked for separate checks at beginning and the server did not deliver on that. The atmosphere is pleasant but otherwise it was not worth it,
  37. R

    Rainbow

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect way to spend NYE. Food and service were amazing!!
  38. S

    Suzanne

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great first experience and on New Years eve, loved the vibe, will be back
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great! We loved the place and they acknowledged our anniversary ❤️
  40. MA

    MikeA

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Our most favorite restaurant! The Blueberry filet steak is a must. Service is always great. I would request not be seated in the front room. although wall separates bar area, its still visible and the noise is a bit too much.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Acqua al 2 - Annapolis offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 304-3424.

Acqua al 2 - Annapolis is rated 4.6 stars by 278 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 48 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Acqua al 2 - Annapolis

236 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Church circle. We are located 2 blocks from Gott's Court parking garage.

  • Neighborhood

    Annapolis

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jesus Vara

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (410) 304-3424

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (410) 304-3424

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