About Bibiana

Bibiana is an award-winning restaurant from the Knightsbridge Restaurant Group. Chef Jake Addeo brings 16 years of distinguished experience working at some of the most acclaimed restaurants in New York City and Hong Kong. Jake has cooked in several famous restaurants with James Beard award- winning chefs including Abboccato Italian Kitchen, where he served as Chef de Cuisine; Esca under Dave Paternack and Mario Batali and at Felidia under Fortunato Nicotra and Lidia Bastianich. Chef Addeo is bringing some of the most delectable regional Italian food to Washington, DC.

1100 New York Avenue, NW (Corner of 12th and H St)
The corner of H St. and 12th
Washington, DC 20005
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; All Day Menu: Monday - Friday: 2:30pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm;

Cross Street:
12th and H street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 216-9550

Website:
http://www.bibianadc.com/

Parking Details:
We offer Valet parking for dinner only.

Public Transit:
Metro Center is the closest metro stop, it is located at 12th and G street and our front door is one block away at the corner of 12th and H street.

Executive Chef:
Jake Addeo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Featuring high-style Milano design and ample private dining options with Executive Chef Jake Addeo in the kitchen. A dramatic stainless steel beaded curtain defines a semi-private dining area for up to 12 guests. The restaurant also has a large private dining room with two walls of expansive windows and 13-foot ceilings that can seat 48 and comfortably accommodate up to 80 guests for a reception. The main dining room can also be reserved for a private celebration. Please also inquire about catering options available for off site events. For more information about hosting a private-event, please contact Arthur Tanwangco at (202) 216-9550 or email: bibianaevents@gmail.com.

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Private Dining

Bibiana Osteria and Enoteca Private Dining.

Bibiana Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

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78% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (22)
Good for a Date (21)
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Romantic (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Business Meals (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Authentic (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Cozy (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Casual (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Fun (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Austin)·Dined 3 days ago

Our server was great (although I can’t remember her name to save my life). She kept checking on us and ensuring we were enjoying our meal and our glasses were full. The tuna appetizer was delicious and thoroughly enjoyed my file and the branzino that was ordered. We were told that the chef was new and the place just went through renovations. Good job to both.

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·Dined 5 days ago

The ambiance in the bar and the private dining area for our large group were really the highlight of our evening. The desserts and cappuccino were excellent. The main courses were a disappointment. I had the tagliatelle dish and the pasta noodles were a bit too al dente and overall the dish had very little flavor . Most telling of all , no one in our group commented on the food they had ordered - very polite as it was my birthday - this was a group of real food lovers. We spent time gushing over the atmosphere and the desserts. For the prices and the lovely atmosphere there really should be a reboot of the main dishes .

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy
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·Dined 7 days ago

Great food and friendly knowledgeable wait staff. An extensive wine list with many Greek wines adds to the experience

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Atmosphere wasn't my style. Seemed like it was a good place for business-related dining. Service was awkward, but food was outstanding.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Went on a lark as we were in the neighborhood. Service was excellent, food fantastic and the atmosphere was delightful. the menu and decor is brand new so if you are a regular go back soon. Carl

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

beautiful renovated setting; wonderful cuisine with a wait staff and manager who were knowledgeable, fun, and welcoming

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very light crowd on a very cold day just after the holiday. That said, the staff and food was perfect. We will return

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Fabulous all the way around, food, service and atmosphere! My wife and I took waiter’s suggestions and each ordered an appetizer and an entree, and the kitchen gladly split all plates so it was like a four course meals. Also shared desert and followed with cappachino. Superior service throughout!

Tags: Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

My fiance is a Christmas baby, and I took him to Bibiana to celebrate with their Christmas Eve Dinner. It was a 6-course "Feast of Seven Fishes" style dinner. Each course was absolutely delicious and inventive. I will definitely try their standard dinner in the future.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went for the Christmas Eve Feast of Seven Fishes. The food was amazing! The service was even better!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The restaurant was able to accommodate my request to get me and my colleague in and out so that I can catch my flight. Quick and experienced service without feeling rushed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Really phenomenal work! No doubt this restaurant is part of a solid group of local restaurants. I will definitely come back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I would come back to Bibiana and would recommend them to all friends. Knowledgeable and succinct service and the food is amazing.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food is fine. It's not bad, it's not good. It's bland, and it's unoffensive. Service is good, and it looks nice.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Service fantastic but food very average for the price. Disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I am not from DC but travel there every week. I look for places to dine with fellow travelers or my client pretty regularly and my first choice has become Bibiana. Service is exceptional and food is very good (interesting and different than what you might expect). The wine list is all Italian so my typical go-to California wines aren't on the list but the sommelier does a good job suggesting wines that are comparable. Never disappointed.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Bibiana was wonderful again. Can’t say enough about how special this place is.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Farewell lunch

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Bibiana is on my shortlist for restaurants if I need to impress. The staff always delivers. Excellent!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Went early on a Saturday..so had a server to ourselves. He explained all the cheeses and meats on the antipasta menu...which helped us make very tasty choices. My husband had the wild boar main course and raved about it even when we got home. My lobster pasta was excellent..included a tail in a half shell. A great experience overall.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Pasta entrees were exceedingly salty. We brought this to the attention of our server. The kitchen offered to make us something else, but we declined due to time. Yet, no reduction on the bill. Disappointing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Always a great time. Really good lunch special.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Visiting family from out of state and was welcomed even in our jeans and tourist garb. Superb meal and superb service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our food was undercooked to what we ordered (steak and duck) and had to be sent back. The pasta dishes were cold (and had to be sent back) and the pasta too doughy. Disappointing food. The service was good. Would not go back.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food (Linguine alle Vongole; Polipo - Pan-Seared Octopus) was of very good quality but a bit too salty. Service was very good but the automatic inclusion of a 20% service charge in the bill upset me.
Upon inquiry, I was told by the staff that this was the norm in Washington DC and I agreed to pay it. But this occurred in no other restaurant. So, I will not ever go to this restaurant again. I believe that 15% for service is adequate.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Truly a gem of a restaurant ... excellent food and the service is beyond compare.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Reservations a must the location gets busy as the night progresses. Food service and beverages excellent. Pasta dishes all fresh from scratch [for real] . A mix of customers, business, locals, tourists. You may want to dress up and make it a date night. I wish I had worn a blazer many patrons were not dressed as casual as we were.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, People Watching, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I've been to Bibiana many times for business but finally brought the wife for our anniversary. So glad I did. Host and server took GREAT care of us. Lot's of special attention and consideration of our anniversary. I asked for a booth or quiet table in my reservation, and they had both waiting for me to choose from. Love the service! Server was exceptionally attentive, but never invasive. Food was good. The lardo on the misti plate was disappointing. I always order that, but this time is was warm and greasy. Rest was great. Stone crab claws...several bites had pieces of shell. Risotto, kind of boring. Expected it to be richer. Beet salad and Sicilian meatballs were great. Wines by the glass we very good, but the reds are being stored too cold. The cab/merlot blen was very cold. Excellent nebbiolo. Passito is hard to find, thoroughly enjoyed. And the grapefruit cello...what a treat! Great tiramisu as well. Oh, and they brought over another dessert unexpectedly as a anniversary special. Looked like a cupcake but was rich and moist like tres leches . Whatever it was, it was AWESOME. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Homemade pasta ribbons were a little stiff. Bring Italian and making our own pasta it could stand to be a little lighter.

Lobster was terrible. Couldn’t even cut it with a knife it was so rubbery.

Cinnamon gelato was heavenly.

Setting/ ambience/ atmosphere were all great.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Portions are big; half portions available for many entrees - good. Restaurant temperature was cold - bring a wrap/jacket. Al dente pasta was underdone - Al must have sharp teeth. Excellent waitress Cici - seemed to have too many tables to cover.
Anyway 4 stars; would go back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Way over salted food. Almost un eatable

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very bad experience, serving tomato sauce from a can....

Salted disgusting food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My wife’s pasta was hard. We were also chastised for our 9 month old noise, which was not unusually noisy. Other than not feeling welcomed, the food was good but not top tier DC.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was not good
Osteria should be simple this was lousy pretentiousness void of flavor

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food was great. The service was great. Loved that you can sample two smaller portions of pastas than just one larger portion. Would definitely go again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Tasting Menu, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

My experience at Bibiana was all that I expected and then some!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Having been here before, we were VERY disappointed. We have raved about it being our favorite Italian restaurant - but this time it was not as good. While the past is fresh - we asked for al dente. It was not al dente. We asked for the soup to be "hot" - we had to send it back - it was not hot.

The service was perfect - except for the instructions to the server were not carried out by the kitchen.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great Food, great atmosphere, service was great, server was knowledgeable on choices for wine.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Wonderful authentic Italian specialties at every level. Took me back to the last time we were in Italy a year ago. Space is full of hard surfaces so it was a little noisy especially as the wine pouring increased. Would still highly recommend, just a heads up.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Such great, prompt service with very fine attention to detail. My friends and I really appreciated our server taking time to get to know us and make the experience a memorable one.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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