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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (18)
Casual (16)
Good for Groups (13)
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Good for Birthdays (13)
Special Occasion (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Fun (9)
Cozy (8)
Authentic (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
People Watching (5)
Romantic (5)
Business Meals (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 14, 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 14, 2018

Very good meal- friendly service- comfortable

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 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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·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 January 1, 2018

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 31, 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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·Dined on December 26, 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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·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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·Dined on December 22, 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 17, 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 17, 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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·Dined on December 15, 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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·Dined on December 4, 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 22, 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 12, 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was great food and great service! Me and my family friend enjoyed it!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was good. Unfortunately we got a table downstairs near the front windows and was very cold and loud. I think if we had had a different table it would have been a much better experience overall.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was cold, the service was terrible and when we asked for coffee the machine was broken so the waiter apologized, then another waiter brought some coffee and it was freezing cold. The restaurant used to be Paper Moon, the place has only changed its name and decor, nothing else. We had a hair in our Calamari, staff did not seem worried. My little boy was also so disappointed. Will not rush back and will not recommend

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food was excellent and our server was great. I recommend this place to anyone visiting DC.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our food was good, but the service was really lacking. Our waiter took our order and never appeared again except to deliver the check. He was very attentive to a table of four directly next to us, but never glanced our way or checked on how our entrees turned out. I asked the runner that delivered our food for fresh grated parmesan and he also never returned, so I went to a wait station and asked for it. When I did receive it, it was basically Kraft parmesan cheese scooped by a spoon from a nice bowl. Won't go back and don't recommend it. There are several other great Italian options in Georgetown so it probably explains why we were able to get a table on a Saturday night.

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

The food is excellent and the service is friendly and outstanding. I've been to Flavio 3 times and had a great experience each time. Flavio never disappoints!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Fun
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was good once we got it. Our order was delivered to the wrong table so we waited a very long time and we were not compensated for the long wait time.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Best fried calamari I’ve ever had. The pomegranate martini was amazing. It wasn’t super busy, service was pretty fast but it was during the week. I would definitely recommend to friends and family.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Did not take food allergies seriously and were in a hurry to get us in and out

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were in Washington for a three day trip and reserved at Flavio's through Open Table. We had been at its predecessor Paper Moon and had really enjoyed it. Flavio's was even better and we had a blast. Our server was just wonderful! Wow! We'll surely be back next time we're in Washington. As a tour guide myself, I will most definitely recommend it to my customers!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

First time, wanted to find a place easy to get to, great celebration for a good friend. Service was excellent, food was fantastic. We all were pleasantly surprised and agreed we would come back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very average food and not great service. I will say the atmosphere and location is great. Unfortunately I do not have any desire to go back.

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vip
 (Boise)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Three of us dined, all dishes were very good - especially salmon with pesto, fantastic! Wine by the glass was very limited in selection. Tiramisu = amazing! The place was packed on a Saturday night. Recommend reservation. Service was acceptable, not bad, but nothing exceptional. Will definitely return, happily recommend this spot!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Very good food. Attentive service. Friendly host/hostess. We will go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Authentic, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 13, 2017

It was my birthday and they really made me feel special. Great staff, location, ambiance & food. Loved it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was just okay. We came for a 6 people family gathering. The bruchetta and eggplant was the best as appetizers but all of our main dishes felt subpar.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We didn't have a specific server. A different person brought us our meals/filled water/took our orders/etc. This meant that no one really paid attention to us and we waited foreverrrr

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