Gnocchi and Lobster Diavolo were excellent. Service was good.
Food was good. Our waiter seemed to be a little hard of hearing and messed up a few things with our drinks and food.
The restaurant appears good for a happy hour spot but I took a family member there and the food was very very salty. Also the drinks tasted..odd. Although I can’t quite place why. The server was quite nice though.
Ask for Red at the bar he will make sure all is perfect
Food was good but service was very slow. They were short staffed and our waiter was very busy and apologized, but doesn't change how slow the service was.
Waiter was rude. Told us to hurry.
Fantastic meal and cocktails. Fun, vibrant atmosphere. Very friendly, efficient, and attentive server.
Flavio has become one of our favorite places to go for a night out. The food is good, service better than most and the vibe is very good. I think we will find ourselves here on a regular basis.
Nice night out, personal attention from Flavio himself.
the mussels where amazing, I will come back and order 3 plates.
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.
Awesome! Nothing to complain about whatsoever! Everything was perfect, from the food to the ambiance to the service! 5 star
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.
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.
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.
Great food great service. Great prices as well. Fully 100% recommend this place
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!
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.
Low key Italian with really nice staff. Red the bartender has been there forever.
30 of us had dinner for a reasonable price. WB
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.
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.
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.
Enjoyed my experience very much. I highly recommend!
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.
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.
The service was great and so was the food. I went for my moms birthday and she was very happy!!!
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.....
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.
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.
Beautiful space, food was good. The calamari is my favorite !
Very good meal- friendly service- comfortable
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!
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.
New Year’s Eve. Fun!!
Excellent food, but very slow service and a little pricey.
Great pizza, good wine, always nice to spend time with red, bartender!
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!
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!
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.