LIA'S

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$30 and under
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Italian
Enjoy Chef Geoff's genuine hospitality and casual cuisine with an Italian flair! Handcrafted pasta using old world technique with modern twists and an innovative spin on traditional steak, seafood, salad and pizza dishes, Chef Santos Fuentes’s creations will give your tastebuds something to remember. There’s always something new and delicious to look forward to with our Seasonal Menus and Weekly Specials. Our dining room space is welcoming and cozy; enjoy our Half Price Wine Wednesday in the perfect setting for a romantic date, casual meetup or dinner with the family. In warmer weather, take advantage of dining on our beautiful patio while sipping on one of our seasonal sangrias or enjoying our Bottomless Brunch. Visit our lively lounge for our daily Happy Hour from 3:00pm to 7:00pm and all day on Monday and Tuesday. For special occasions we offer a one of a kind private party room as well as offsite catering. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Marcus our server was amazing.

GB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! the service was prompt and polite. We went for my mothers 55th birthday and they made her feel special the entire time! The menu was delicious, we are definitely going back to try more food! the seared halibut was delicious and the risotto balls were sooooo good, I could've easily had two more orders. Wednesday nights are wine down Wednesday so half off full bottles! We definitely took full advantage of that.

O
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been to Lia's many times. The grilled ahi tuna steak special was one of the best dishes I have had there. Delicious!

l
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent meal with good service. Loved the flourless chocolate cake dessert with expresso ice cream.

P
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, our food was excellent. Always recommend Lia's to my friends as it never disappoints.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good at Lia’s. Well trained and pleasant wait staff. And the food is always great!

TS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first experience at Lia's. It was fantastic!!!! My brunch group of 10 all enjoyed it. I will certainly go back.

JC
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always enjoy our meal at Lia's and have celebrated birthdays, graduations and anniversaries in this neighborhood gem. Everything on the menu is tasty and service is always good.

A
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I went there for a valentines dinner and it was my first time there. I reccomend this place for a great date spot to eat.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is AMAZING!!!! We ordered the chicken parm and mushroom ravioli and they were both incredible! Highly recommend

OT
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentine's day and ordered off of the regular menu. This was the 2nd time dining at Lias, 1st for dinner. The mushroom ravioli was outstanding. So was the butternut squash soup. My spouse also enjoyed the boar bolognese. The service was excellent and it was clear that they aim to please.

L
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Great place for Valentines!

d
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I took a friend for her birthday--they have pictures of cupcakes on their entry wall & her name was in one. Nice touch.

You can actually carry on a conversation here! Good food, attentive but not hanging over you service.

JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Friendly neighborhood restaurant, with great food, excellent value. Good for families and evenings when you feel like going out for good "comfort" food, but don't want to dress up or go anywhere fancy. Quite noisy because its so popular.

JA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice night at Lia's. Wait staff was very attentive. Food was good not great. My wife loved her halibut and the brussel sprouts appetizer was delicious.
Coffee came to table cold as did the soup so that was dissapointing

S
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Italian restaurant tucked away amidst tall buildings in Chevy Chase. Enjoyed a good salad with halibut while a friend chose steak and fries. The appetizers and fine pasta dishes gave our friend a third way to go. Service was attentive and meals served promptly. Also serves sandwiches and pizza.

OT
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

When we arrived the

DM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious but selection limited to smaller lunch type dishes. Service was very good. It was a bit noisy for conversation at the beginning at 1:00, but the last 20 minutes were ok.

s
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is always delicious. The wine is always great!

B
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to restaurant for business lunches. The wait staff is superb, and the food is also first rate. Never had a complaint from a client, and in fact, always a compliment on the choice or restaurant. Job well done.

GO
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely continues as our favorite restaurant. We'll definitely be back.

GG
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most of us hadn't eaten at Lia's or hadn't been there for a long time. I have to say... it was DELICIOUS! All ten of us loved what we got and our server was adorable and attentive. Would totally go back!!!

RP
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely nothing bad to say!! Everything was amazing!! Not your everyday Italian recipes; Lia’s dishes are very unique and delicious!!

JS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A friend and I both ordered a Cobb salad with salmon (sans bacon) and both agreed that the salad was absolutely delicious! The spinach, the pieces of apple, the blue cheese, the pieces of red onion, and whatever else was in salad were fresh and were complemented by the delicious dressing. I don't remember when was the last time that I have enjoyed a salad so much. The salmon was a little bit overcooked, but it did not matter because the salad was scrumptious. I suggest that this particular Cobb salad be included in the regular menu. Would love to go back to Lia's to have the salad again.

h
Los Angeles
99 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Menu rather dated. Salmon overcooked and lacked flavor. Hamburger OK but bun fell apart. Too Noisy for conversations. A long standing problem never addressed.

CF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent

JB
Adelaide / SA
28 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice evening with a close friend. We dine there every couple of months and find everything very consistent.

SH
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I would definitely recommend Lia's to friends. However, I would also recommend they stop somewhere else for dessert! They were not worth wasting calories on. One was 'freezer burned' and another was undercooked. Not a pleasant way to end a nice meal.

T
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good selection, food was delicious. I came for dinners previously. Service was more professional and timely during the dinner time visits althught the restaurant was more busy at that time. Overall, great restaurant to eat and have a conversation with friends.

S
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was after our regular evening workout that we arrived at Lia's. The bar was had a few seats open, so we decided to sit there for dinner. Service was very attentive and professional and the food was very good. The menu selections are plentiful and the food is obviously carefully prepared and presented.

CA
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great deal for DC restaurant week! Food was delicious, would come again!

VW
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our server only interacted with one person at the table. As a result, we had to repeat every request, which subsequently increased our wait time for everything. The manager comp'ed our drinks as a result of the delay. Who doesn't appreciate a free drink, however, no one wants to be ignored either.

VH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good as was the service. The first table we were given was in a very drafty location. We asked to move and that was taken care of very quickly but I'm not sure why the restaurant was not set up to have a curtain or some other partition as it was a cold evening in January. The girls at the desk must have been freezing as they were getting hit with a blast of cold air every time someone came in.

BA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was just ok. Pear and cranberry crisp dessert was so overly sweet it was an unpleasant way to end the meal

a
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food is good and the restaurant week special is an actual good deal.

SB
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Restaurant Week lunch was an unbelievable bargain. I took the middle course home for my dinner.

S
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We did not have a great experience at this restaurant week lunch. The service was not attentive and was extremely slow - so slow that we ran out of time and had to leave before dessert. I found myself wondering if the kitchen was short staffed, and maybe the dining room staff too. While the Brussels sprouts starter was quite good, I wasn’t wowed by anything else. It was fine but for the price not impressive. I think the food at Panera is just as good and a whole lot cheaper. Perhaps over time, Lia’s is sliding.

C
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went there for restaurant week (they have the best RW option as they open up almost their entire menu for RW). The food was good. Our server was friendly and attentive. Thank you

CH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They make their pasta on site so it is always the best.

DC
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Restaurant Week deal is terrific -- everything on the regular menu is among the options. It was mobbed at lunch, but despite that the service was excellent and the waiter was attentive. Mac and Cheese appetizer and entree salad with Maple Salmon were very good; dessert -- pear and cranberry crumble -- was overly sweet and a bit disappointing. But overall, a really good experience.

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