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About Flavio

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.

1073 31st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Brunch: Saturday a la Carte: 11:30am - 3:00pm & Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(202) 965-6666

Website:
http://www.flaviodc.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is available at Colonial Parking located across the street from us. In addition, there are several other conveniently located lots within a short walking distance.

Public Transit:
The closest Metro station is Foggy Bottom and Rosslyn on the Blue line. You then can take the Georgetown connector for $1.00 to M street and 31st

Executive Chef:
Marcello Everto

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private parties welcome. We can accommodate special requests, allowing for you to choose the various menus we offer. Three party rooms,COMPLIMENTARY CHAMPAGNE AND TIRAMISU CAKE for special occasions such as BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARY, RETIREMENTS, ETC

Flavio Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
Good for Groups (19)
Casual (16)
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Good for Birthdays (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Cozy (9)
Authentic (9)
Fun (8)
Romantic (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Business Meals (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
People Watching (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Waterfront (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined a day ago

We are visiting DC for the first time and have 3 picky teenagers. so finding a place everyone likes is nearly impossible. Every member of the family absolutely LOVED their meal. Our 13 year old son called the margarita pizza the best he’d ever had. And my 19 year old daughter asked if we could come back again before we leave. We may have to do that. A great experience all the way around.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was wonderful - great portion sizes and flavors. We didn’t know ahead of time that it was pre-fixe, otherwise we might have selected another restaurant and saved a few bucks. Server wasn’t very friendly, told us to keep our silverware between courses, and quickly turned our table; we felt a bit rushed on an evening that should be relaxing. Ambiance of the dining room was a bit cramped. The candles on the tables were a nice touch. Didn’t think the music selection fit the occasion.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome! Nothing to complain about whatsoever! Everything was perfect, from the food to the ambiance to the service! 5 star

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 5 days ago

Server was very kind and attentive. Lobster diavolo was amazing and husband enjoyed his chicken alfredo. We plan to go back for my birthday dinner in May.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our bottle of Wine never showed up second time...sure there was some left after pouring it once to 3 people. They were rushing to take your plates and bread. Not going back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food great service. Great prices as well. Fully 100% recommend this place

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food is so good!! We ordered the calamari and mussels for apps, probably best mussels I've had in forever. We ordered lamb chunk (lamb shank) for entree, it was amazing. We love this restaurant!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The service was great and all of the food was delicious. We split 3 entrees with 4 people so we could get a taste of everything and nothing disappointed.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Low key Italian with really nice staff. Red the bartender has been there forever.

30 of us had dinner for a reasonable price. WB

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The pizza and pasta dishes were quite delicious. The free pizza samples are appreciated while we waited for our table. Anything that can be done to insulate the restaurant from the cold would be appreciated such as installing double doors.

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

We had the pizza and chicken piccata, both were delicious. The service was great and the wine we chose was very good. We sat by the windows but they had heaters so it was a comfortable temperature.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Flavio was great! I went there a few nights ago with my girlfriend and set up a reservation for 8:30pm. We got there around 8pm and they graciously sat us and attended to our needs. The server was quick and friendly. The food was great and I appreciated the minimal intrusions.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Enjoyed my experience very much. I highly recommend!

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Happy Hour, Fun, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were a little disappointed. We had been here many times, but this time it was very loud because of the music and the windows were all open (it's January!) so it got quite cold. Also, our waiter or cook did not take into account the very simple requests made (a little less sauce for the pasta, the fish a little more cooked through). I have had good experiences here before, so I will probably try it again, but this time was not enjoyable.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great start with fresh calamari. Downhill from there. Meh drink. Long wait for partner’s course which was cold on arrival. Wait! 2 minutes later here are the mains! Mediocre veal; cold pasta, cold unattractive, monster meatball.

Waiter was sweet and apologetic, but it was too little too late. If you’re a Georgetown student, this may be the place for you. CavernouS and I imagine cacophonous. We were there at 5pm
On a Saturday to accommodate a movie.

We will not be back. (in fairness, they took off the meatball and the cold uneaten pizza.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The service was great and so was the food. I went for my moms birthday and she was very happy!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Casual, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The server did not know anything about serving wine: gave red wine glasses when we had ordered white wine, the wine was not chilled but we couldn’t ask them to chill it because he poured a glassful without asking us to taste, and he emptied out one bottle between three people in one pour.....

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We have dined at many of Geoegetown’s Restaurants but this was our first time at Flavio. There was only 2 of us dining but there were a lot of big groups seated throughout the restaurant & also birthdays being celebrated which were obvious by the ‘sparklers’ & groups of waitstaff delivering the dessert to the many different celebrants. The tables for two are very closely stacked next to one another. At a 2-too we were practically sitting up against the tables of two on either side of us.

Food was solid. It was pretty basic but we enjoyed it: calamari app, salad, basic pasta & salmon dinner. We asked for the salmon to be prepared ‘naked’ - just grilled - but it was prepared with the butter & wine sauce as indicated on the menu. So that gets to the service...not great...got the salmon order wrong or didn’t notice it was prepared wrong...never came back to ask about drink refills until we were finished with our meal (at that point we were not interested in another glass of wine), has to ask several times for lemons for water and water refills...we ordered & were left to our food...service was sub-par.

It’s noisy & Given the number of large tables it seems like a good place for larger groups. We will give it another try but we are not rushing back.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The mushroom ravioli was great but was a little bland. I added a touch of salt. I had to borrow it from the empty table next to us.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Beautiful space, food was good. The calamari is my favorite !

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very good meal- friendly service- comfortable

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Upon making my reservation, I specified not to be seated near the door as it's still cold outside & you feel the draft when the door is opened. The hostess seated me at a table near the door. It was far enough away so I didn't complain but I would have PREFERRED if she asked whether I wanted to be seated by the door/windows OR against the main wall (as there was ample seating & she directed future guests to that area).

I hecked the online option on my reservation that said "birthday" as my friend was treating me to a birthday dinner. So when I saw a table in the middle of the floor with a "birthday girl" whose dessert arrived with sparklers while mine did not, I was a bit bummed. Granted, I could have initially told my server that it was my birthday but I assumed she knew.

As for the wait staff, once INSIDE the restaurant, the service was impeccable. It was a somewhat slow night but the staff was very friendly, attentive, & our food arrived quickly. The warm bread basket with olive oil was absolutely delicious & we started with the cheese plate. We then ordered the spaghetti bolognese, ricotta gnocchi with a side of grilled chicken (I came here for the gnocchi which is the best I've had outside of Italy), and ended with chocolate mousse cake (decadent & well-made but a strawberry or raspberry drizzle would've balanced out the sweetness).

It wasn't until I was outside waiting for my cab that one of the staff said, "How was your birthday?" I told him dinner was great but no one wished me a happy birthday, even though I included it in the reservation details. So clearly, HE saw the details on the hostess' screen. Along with ignoring my seating preference on a near-empty night, this only goes to show that the hostess didn't care to adhere to-or even inquire with me about-the details on my reservation. She did the exact OPPOSITE of what I specified.

Why add specific (& very brief & reasonable) details to a reservation if they'll only be ignored? Rude!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The food was the only saving factor of the evening at Flavio. Great presentation and flavor. Otherwise, my last meal with my visiting sister was painful. Everyone in the restaurant was wearing their coats while eating because the venue was freezing. Mention of this to the waiter elicited no worthy response. There were very few people there, but all of us were seated directly next to each other so I could hear other's conversation which was rather annoying. Additionally, the music choices for the evening were random and odd, and to add, would be off and on again so many times that it was noticeable and irritating. Our waiter did an okay job - should have been excellent considering the number of people he was serving was so few. Will not be returning, there are plenty of better Italian options in the area. Disappointed.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve. Fun!!

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 (Dubai)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food, but very slow service and a little pricey.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great pizza, good wine, always nice to spend time with red, bartender!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great service. We sat closer to the front of the door so it was a little cold as guests would walk in and forget to close the door. They gave us free dessert for birthday celebrations which was greatly appreciated!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I was very disappointed. First of all, we booked a table for 3, they gave us a table for 2 because there was no table for 3 (or 4) available! The service was terribly slow, we waited 45 min to have our appetizers for example. Never again!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Came here on Christmas. They seemed to be short staffed, so service was slow. I arrived at 6pm for my reservation and did not leave until 9pm. I’m am still happy they were open, and food was so good and the employees were friendly and made sure we left happy despite the staffing situation.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great service, great food, great experience. The whole thing was a slam dunk for us. We will return!

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We arrived a few minutes early for our 8 o’clock reservation. We stood out in the cold while the hostess figured out where to seat us. The restaurant was overly crowded. We got to our seat and the hostess didn’t leave us any menus. Next, a server brought us water and spilled it all over our table. We put a napkin on it but he left our tablecloth soaked for the entire dinner. We ordered a bottle of wine and the restaurant didn’t have it. Then in the span of a couple minutes 2 servers dropped dishes that shattered and 1 server tripped and completely wiped out on the floor. My pizza was cold but my husband and son enjoyed their food. This was our 2nd time at the restaurant. We had a completely different experience in the summer. With all the amazing places to try in DC, I am pretty sure we will dine elsewhere in the future.

Tags: Fun
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 16, 2017

There was a bit of a hiccup with our reservation, but the manager, our server, and the food more than made up for the inconvenience. We will return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We had reservations and still had to wait almost 30 minutes for our table to be ready. The food was OK, not great. I am gluten free and they didn't cook the GF pasta correctly and it was hard. I wouldn't go back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Went here for date night with my significant other. The food was great and a reasonable price for DC. The place wasn't packed and the service was attentive but not overbearing. We both got the pastas that are made in house and they were great! We're definitely coming back here again.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We visit Flavio monthly, as the food is good, service better than most and the ambiance is charming. All in all it's a great little place. They could use a little work on the downstairs rest rooms. Being in the basement, they tend to be musty and dank. A bit of improvement here would be a welcome improvement.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We made a reservation because it was close to the Kennedy Center. Amazing find. The calamari was nicely done and the caesar salad was delicious.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Birthday date dinner

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent Food, great service and very nice atmosphere. We enjoyed it really.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great location, good food, good service, however, our food took about an hour to arrive.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

On vacation in D.C. we visited with our 3 children. The food was fantastic. The pizza is well made. Please note I’m from NJ so that’s high praise! The space is fun and has a great vibe.

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