Service was excellent. Very attentive, careful not imposing. We were very satisfied with the food quality except the shaved black truffle. It was tasteless and not having the known aroma that the truffle usually carries. For $15 extra it was a waste of money.
Fixed price meal was delicious with proper portions and perfect timing
Excellent service, good wine selection, superb meal!
Love the ambiance, the food is delicious and service is very good.
My colleague was late to the restaurant almost 30 minutes. The wait staff was incredibly cordial... absolutely no pressure or any display of displeasure.
When my friend finally showed up the waiter hung around just out of sight but seemed to be at hand as soon as I turned looking for him.
The appetizer (smoked swordfish) was exquisite - very flavorful and simply delicious.
The entre I had was excellent. I had ordered steak prepared a certain way (that I like). The manager came to the table to inform and explain that the way they cook would not crisp the steak to the level I asked. He gave me a choice of another dish (I stayed with the steak which was done to perfection).
In short, the staff was ubiquitous but non-intrusive. The food was great, the noise level low enough for me to easily hear my friend across the table.
In short.. I would go there again in a heart beat.
Enjoyed another wonderful meal at Bibiana! They had some new summer menu items including a watermelon gazpacho and shrimp carpaccio that were refreshing and flavorful! Also enjoyed a turbot with a fried zucchini flower and grapefruit gelee. I highly recommend Bibiana for its creative yet dependable cuisine!
The best Italian dining DC has to offer! The staff is sensational, friendly, articulate and attentive. I called to ask about parking and they quickly addressed my concerns. Two splendid martinis started the evening. A crisp, well dressed and presented Tri-Color salad was shared with my date. We also shared delicious pasta entrée. For our final selections, I had swordfish encrusted in pistachios she had the branzini. Taste, exquisite! We shared a dessert and she had the espresso and I a cup of black coffee. We topped the evening off with a glass of cognac. Nothing could be finer DC dining on a Saturday night!
We had an outstanding meal and fantastic service at this restaurant. The food was inventive and tasty and the presentation was lovely. We started with the Gambaretti and beet salad appetizers, then had the veal, Gruyere stuffed gnocchi, and tagliatelle Bolognese entrees. All were amazing. We shared three desserts recommended to us and thoroughly enjoyed them all. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and courteous. We highly recommend this restaurant.
Food preparation and Service was excellent!
Wine was overpriced but good selections.
Risotto was fabulous and the Bronzino was very tasty and the Octopus was the best of all!
Our meal was delicious! I had the venison and it could not have been better. My husband had the branzino. We started with a pasta that was creative and very good. Good service and nice wine recommendations. We will go back!
Outstanding. Great food. Great service. A terrific restaurant.
The service staff was attentive, a little too attentive. I felt a little rushed. The food was awesome, a little too pricey, but awesome. The risotto with shaved truffles atop was not worth the price. The cheese overshadowed the dish. My first time having truffles and I couldnt identify the truffle taste apart from the cheese.
The environment was comfortable. Overall a good evening. I would return.
Very good service even tho they had a very large group at the same time. Octopus was fabulous as well as tuna tartare.
A great place for special occasions. As always, the food was excellent. The theme is Italian, but the dishes are innovative. The shrimp carpaccio (yes, shrimp) was fantastic. The venison was unusual to find in summer and was delicious. A great selection of Italian -- and other -- wines for any dish. The service was just right. The recent remodeling gives the restaurant a fresher look. A great choice for a special or just a regular meal.
Food was fine but not worth the price. Better off going somewhere cheaper for same quality or checking out one of the more highly rated places in town.
Service was quick and attentive and the food was excellent!
Small portions that will fill you up. Good deception. Had the steak. Steller.
Overall, good food in a nice atmosphere.
They didn’t have some of the more traditional Italian meals. They had very good pasta and good Italian wine selection. The venison was delicious but very small servings.
We had a wonderful evening, great wine selection. Andrew, our waiter, was awesome and the food was amazing! Great place for date night!
Very cozy feel but not too intimate so it's comfortable for colleagues. Great food! Beautiful presentation & tasty! I had the beet salad & risotto! Both were exceptional. Finish with sorbet or gelato! Yum!
Was at a conference at the Grand Hyatt and decided to pop in for dinner one night (It's about a block away). Really loved the texture and flavor of the food. I had the the meatball appetizer and caccio e pepe - fresh pasta makes a huge difference. Service was excellent and attentive. I'll be back next time I'm in town.
Excellent service and excellent food. Great place to eat.
Anniversary date was excellent. Great food and service.
Table near us 3 businessmen, one of whom was terribly loud. Very annoying.
Had not been here in awhile but not sure why- as everything was excellent. Service, ambience and especially the food was excellent. Sword Fish was particularly excellent. Definitely will be back soon.
We were pleased with the food. The service overall was good. The entire staff were friendly. We would recommend this restaurant for dinner.
Nice upscale Italian dining with exceptional service and inventive menu. Prices were reasonable by DC standards and noise level was relatively low, a real treat in today’s restaurant world.
Very authentic Italian cuisine, take it from an Italian from Tuscany. Chef is from northeastern Italy, Pordenone, but his mother is from Ascoli Piceno, in the Marche region so he is familiar with central Italian cuisine, which is Italy's best. The Brodetto was as good as any I have had in the Marche region. The pasta/sauces we have tried have been excellent.
I love this place and the food was excellent. My one complaint was that they must have changed the pastry chef because the Tiramisu was no where as good as the last time I ate there. I would still go back in a heartbeat.
Close to our hotel, nice wine menu that is classified by region in Italy. Desserts were wonderful
Outstanding. I ordered cervo (venison). I was told that Chef had been working on that dish all week, and had only offered on the menu for the first time that night. Three small fillets, cooked medium well, not even a hint of 'gamy', not an ounce of fat. Fillets looked to be rolled in pepper, chocolate or cocoa, spices, and some salt. Texture was firmer than prime rib, but more tender than sirloin. Flavor intensity in the middle, too. The coarseness of the spices and salt made for a nice augmentation of the texture. That is, the meat was as expected, but the spices and salt from the edges added a subtle, barely-there crunch, which I found interesting and welcome. The crunch was not especially salty, but you get the idea of the texture. (I also had no objection to the amount of salt in the preparation. At home, I add no salt at all for health reasons, so my palate is sensitive to salt in restaurant cooking.) The manager noticed that I had ordered a Tuscan blend for my wine, but generously offered me a glass of rose with a hint of effervescence that he said would complement the cervo better. He was absolutely right. I find many roses to be sweet, lack character, and reminiscent of Boone's Farm. Not this one. This one was light, which made me wonder how the pairing would go. But after a taste of the cervo, I discovered that the sip of light-body rose with the hint of bubbles cut straight through to cleanse the palate; something the medium-bodied Tuscan was not doing. I finished the cervo with the rose, and drank the Tuscan before dessert of almond gelato (INTENSE flavor, perfect sweetness). Note that in keeping with authentic Italian cuisine, the portions will be smaller than American. If you are especially hungry, you will need to order a pasta course, as well. Because of the high caliber of the chef, food, preparation effort, and restaurant, expect to pay a higher price for your meal than in many other restaurants. I recommend the cervo.
Have eaten here at least half a dozen times since Chef Loris Navone arrived. He turns out creations that taste like they do in Italy. They are well-presented and demonstrate that someone cares about what is served. They are neither new fad deconstructed nor old style red sauced dishes, just delicious examples of Italian cuisine.
The refreshed decor is attractive with some welcome pops of color.
Too expensive for what you get
The appetizers were great, we shared Grilled Octopus and the meatballs. Our entrees were disappointing: Bucatinin, Risotto and Cavatelli. Overall the flavor of each entrée was bland. No offer of fresh ground pepper or grated cheese: we had to ask for these. The additional pepper and cheese was helpful. However, for entrees ranging from $22 to $28, these additions, in my opinion, should not have been necessary. It had been a while since I ate at Bibiana - I doubt that I will return.
Our experience was poor right off the bat. The waiter hastily took the menus away from us at the table and was overall very dismissive. The food was below average, as the steak was cold and horribly undercooked. The spaghetti squash that came with the dish was bland and looked like it had been sitting in Tupperware all night. The service in general made us feel rushed. We spent about 45 minutes at the restaurant and felt pressured to leave.
Awful. Staff over salted a salad. Like really over salted it. I'm not a chef but it was so salty it was like a 4 year old over salting their very first boiled egg. Sent it back. The chef came out and said I didn't know what I was on about, saying parmesan cheese is the reason. There are other complaints I have but in the end of the day this place lacks the luster it advertised. The management has deteriorated I will not return there or the conglomerates like Rasika
from the minute you walk in the door you are greeted by friendly staff in a elegant setting .
highly recommend Bibianna. a short walk from City Center shops. superb Italian cuisine from
talented chef formerly from Casa Tua in Miami Beach does not disappoint.
Did not like the new menu as much as the former one
Delicious Italian fare in a contemporary, well-appointed setting and impeccable service. We thoroughly enjoyed the short ribs and the swordfish. The tiramisu and the bombolino deserts were to die for.