Flavio

4.2
398 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Conveniently located in the heart of historic Georgetown. Serving some of the best Italian fares in a very comfortable atmosphere. Our moderately priced menu offers a variety of veal, seafood, and pasta and served by knowledgeable, courteous staff. Flavio is able to take private parties of up to 250. Please contact the restaurant for inquiries on private parties.
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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I frequent Falvio’s. Never had a bad experience. Food was amazing. Service was stellar.

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J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Great place for birthdays. Super cute and super clean. SO CUTE!!!! However, the food was NOT worth the price and it was very overpriced.

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DC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this place! The food is amazing and the service is just as stellar. The ambiance is perfect! Whether you're on a date or getting up with friends for happy hour, this place is FIVE STAR. You will not, cannot, should never be disappointed.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Apps and salad were very good. The pizza was disappointing

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JR
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

You know the place is a joke when everyone workint there comes from a different country. Slightly better than McDonalds. Sad as the location has so much potential. Do yourself a favor and go to Il Canale next door for authentic Italian experience instead.

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MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

On a Wednesday night a reservation was not needed. The service was very fast.

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BB
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food I’ve ever had - service was amazing!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 3

Food took over an hour. There was a bug on the table. They forgot a meal and tried to give us something we didn’t order.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had attentive, wonderful staff for my son’s graduation! Food was superb. Definitely a all around wonderful place.

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B
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service!

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RS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere
Wait staff was friedly and accommodating

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RP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Hamza offered great service. The food was very good and prices reasonable. I would have liked to see a tad bit more food for the 5 stars but also understand cost control. Great job !

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Mother’s Day late celebration

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NL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved Flavia! It was our first time and I would definitely say it’s some of the best Italian in the city.

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CS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

We were able to get a reservation on a very busy evening and the night before Mother’s Day and we were seated right away. The food was delicious. The drinks were average to good. The restaurant was so packed that you could barely walk. There clearly were not enough servers, bus people etc. The wait between drinks was very long. The waiter was so busy that we didn’t even bother to ask for anything extra. The ladies room was filthy and had no tissue. There were puddles of water and tissue around the toilet.

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D
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Been to Flavio so many times. Always returned. Not after this time. Rude, always in a hurry waiter, always calling me “Lady” seats our party at a table with “clean” water glasses with lipstick on them and bread plates with stuck on pieces of food on them. Those should have been my first clues to get up and leave. Adequate food this time- served in a hurry by a waiter who can’t seem to care. Top it all off? The ending visit to the restroom. They can’t help that they are located in the lower level catacombs. But at least when you arrive they could be clean. You walk in and there is paper products strewn all over. Every part of the bathroom was filthy. What is going on with this place? It has always been one of my favorites. No longer
Things have changed here...be aware.

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GH
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting here from Australia!! Last night before leaving Washington.. Beautiful dinner, staff were lovely had a little mixup with our order but dealt with it perfectly. Definetly would recommend dining here.

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SB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the cheese plate and the pasta really Nice place

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PK
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Decent food, very good service and nice ambiance at a reasonable price

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was not great. The food was very good. We made a reservation for specific seating. We called 4 hours before to confirm we were able to get the table we wanted because our future son-in-law was going to propose there. It was a surprise for our daughter. We arrived and asked for the door man to seat us like we reserved. He didn't even check to see what we had asked for. We were placed up front and given a waiter who was not great with English. We asked for things like sweetnlow for our tea...he never brought it. My son-in-law decided to wait to propose because the service was so horrible it ruined the special event. Were not hard to please but this was just such a disappointment!!!!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Each time, I've had decent service and loved the food. It was a slow night and took a while to get a Server to take our order. The Manager did save the day; she was attentive and a pleasure to speak to. I enjoyed the wild mushroom ravioli and the fam keeps ordering the seafood pizza.

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KT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great from start to finish!!!

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F
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service by host and staff

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BE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

We had a very nice meal at Flavio but the wait was incredibly long and they were not that busy.

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R
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was fabulous. Service was slow and erratic but the waiter was very nice. Location and value were great!

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t
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

This place is terrible. I was on vacation in DC with my family and we visited several great restaurants over the week we were in town. It really was the service that ruined the experience for me, but the food was also bad. You really have to mess up for me to tip less than 20%, but these idiots managed to really disappoint. The service was really bad. Cocktail was poorly made. Server tried to rush us through dinner. Food was not served to everyone at the table at the same time. My wife's order was served ten minutes after everyone else's dinner was served and when her dinner arrived, it was not served as ordered. The server could tell I was disappointed and did offer us complimentary desserts, but we declined. On the way out the door, the owner came over to see how our dinner was and I let him know it was terrible, the worst we have had all week. He offered to comp the whole dinner, but I refused. I was not looking for a free dinner, just another enjoyable dinner with my family. This place has a good location in Georgetown and it seems to be a competitive restaurant environment, where service and food quality would make or break a restaurant quickly. I get the sense that these people just don't care. There are many really bad reviews of Flavio. Wish I read them before trying this place.

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MF
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We reserved the upstairs and ordered family
Style for large group. Highly recommend

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k
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was pretty good, the portions were just a little small . But everything had good flavors and the restaurant itself is a fun atmosphere .

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PG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and staff wonderful. Our waiter Kevin was nothing short of fantastic and took excellent care of us.

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GA
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved it for my date night. My wife and I enjoyed the food and will go again for a lovely meal.

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JT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The food was descent. Nothing to write home about but not bad. The service was just okay. I'd go again if someone invited me but probably not of my own choosing.

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MM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific meal along with great service.

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the outdoor seating and the shrimp Parmesan is the best dish on the menu!

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JZ
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Amazing food and service. Definitely a must!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They flat out didn’t honor the reservation.

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D
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved sitting upstairs it was fun

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L
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

I was surprised to find a two $ restaurant in Georgetown, but after eating at Flavio I understand why. Imagine and Olive Garden with a fancy interior but without unlimited salad and breadsticks.

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HO
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time! Our server, Danny, is wonderful. He takes excellent care of us. We wanted to share out two entrees so he had the kitchen prepare our plates with half of each (penne arrabiata and the gnocchi). And he also had them split our salad. It was such a nice thing to do; so much nicer than having to scrape food from one plate to another. When I said I wasn't really up for a full glass of wine (we were going to a concert afterward) Danny suggested a glass of Proseco, which is lighted. It was a perfect recommendation and I enjoyed it thoroughly as I never even thought of that.

And of course, the food is super yummy! We loved all of our selections and always enjoy coming to Flavio.

Thank you for a wonderful meal and evening. Heidi & David

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D
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An enjoyable evening with wonderful appetizers and cocktails. Jorge, our waiter was terrific.

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NS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

My husband and I have previously had good experiences dining at Flavio, so I suggested it as a dinner business venue for a couple of work colleagues from out of town. I read the previous OpenTable reviews about the variable and sometimes problematic service and mediocre food, but ignored it because of my own previous positive experience. Unfortunately, the reviews proved me wrong. The service was atrocious (I had to call the waiter 5 times as he would simply not return to our table) and the food was of worse quality than a meal at Olive Garden. I was hoping not to write this review: what a disappointment.

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