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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.
Washington, DC 20007
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
Food was great.
Waiter was mostly good with the exception of our drinks.
We ordered a martini and it came out with a bug 3 times. She switched to white wine. The server never apologized for the inconvenience nor did he notify a manager to check in with the table.
He seemed a little annoyed and at one point we could see 6 of th wait staff circled around looking for the bug in her drink.
Mostly aloof service as opposed to bad. Just not very in tune with the situation.
We went there on a date before a show at the Kennedy Center. We order the spaghetti Bolognese and it was definitely the best I've ever had!! So delicious!! The owner came over and asked how everything was and we let him know how great the food was and before the check came, our server brought us dessert 'on the house'. Will definitely go there again!
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