LIA'S

4.5
3699 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Enjoy Chef Geoffs 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 Ronis Martinez creations will give your tastebuds something to remember. There’s always something new and delicious to look forward to with our Seasonal Menus. Our dining room space is welcoming and cozy; the perfect setting for a romantic date, casual meetup or dinner with the family. Take advantage of dining on our beautiful patio while sipping on one of our seasonal sangrias. 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3699 people are saying
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vipellenc
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're so fortunate to have Lia's in our neighborhood! Friendly and efficient service and excellent food. It 's a win win.

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Miriam
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night was my first time, and the experience was amazing. Loved everything about Lia's! The staff, the food, the drinks...all exceptional. Definitely will be making this a favorite!

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vipMaureenL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliable friendly convenient

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vipGracie
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A festive Monday night.

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BranB
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Came here for Resturant week and the experience wasn’t bad but also not good. Our server couldn’t

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vipBarbaraW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Lia’s

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The shrimp scampi was okay, didn't have much flavor. Pizza was pretty good. The fries were too oily and tasted old....Not good at all. It was pretty late in the evening so we didn't ask for them to cook us ones. The service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great value for your money. Excellent service as well!

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DFurmanMom
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Lia’s and we will definitely go back!
Our server was April and she made excellent suggestions!
It was during restaurant week so we were able to try a variety of items. The burrata was delicious with warm homemade pita. The scallops were superb and I am still thinking about them! The flourless chocolate cake presentation was striking only to be surpassed by the taste! Our whole experience was outstanding- so glad that we tried Lia’s on this frigid January evening!!!

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vipSandy
Washington DC
129 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend and I went for Restaurant Week last evening. 5:45pm, so not yet crowded. Lia's has been my favorite restaurant for a long time, but my scallops and accompaniments entree last night was heavenly comfort food. I can barely wait for the leftovers for tonight.

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vipSusan
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good variety on the menu, pasta was excellent and the service was very attentive.

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BrandonT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience, no issues.

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vipGymrat56
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We went for restaurant week. What a wonderful dining experience. Appetizer brussel sprouts and cauliflower steak were cooked and seasoned perfectly.
Entrees tender and flavorful.
Could only manage 1/2 of our desserts. Will definitely return when it's not restaurant week!

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vipWebbtyme
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Retirement party with family. Had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great!

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mariaa
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We used to love Lias and would visit every year when we were traveling to DC … other the years the menu has gotten smaller (which we understand due to supply issues now a days) however the quality of the food has diminished ! And don’t ask for any grated cheese and wait till eat because your food will get cold until they finally get to you ! It’s such a shame !!! If I’ve never been here before I would rate it a one star but I have it average.

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vipDMVDineAround
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their pasta is soooo tasty (perhaps a tad less salt, in some dishes?)

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viplilley
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! A delicious dinner and cocktails served in the cold Winter outside!!

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vipSnowbell
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was really too cold to sit outside, although the staff did their best to provide multiple heat lamps. Our food was terrific - roast chicken and a burger, with affogato and ricotta donuts for dessert. Service was prompt, solicitous and friendly.

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abecker
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One o the guests is allergic to tree nuts. The waiter and the chef made sure that everything was ok. And the food was great!

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vipDCdiner
Washington DC
212 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a lovely experience. We had a very attentive server who let us eat and talk at our own pace which was great.

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viphkccmd
Los Angeles
120 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Being frequent diners, we were disappointed in both our meals last evening. Sirloin steak was extremely tough and scallops were skimpy. Clearly not up to the usual standards for Lia's.

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vipMikie
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With a charming and caring manager like Elizabeth, beautiful and attentive, our New Year’s Eve was one the best ever!

We are avid fans of the brilliant Chef Geoff for many many years and we are always reminded at each restaurant at each location just how lucky we are in WashingtonDC to have him.

Our server, April, was outstanding. She constantly was around yet only stopped by to see how we were faring.

Lia’s seems to be extremely fortunate to almost always be well staffed but with Elizabeth and April, they have reached their apex! Excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful , New Years dinner with family …

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SusanG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

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RenoB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had a very good lunch, creative menu but not too large and overwhelming. We tried a couple of homemade pasta dishes that arrived hot and flavorful. Plenty of outdoor seating and friendly, professional staff.

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janetk
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We ate outdoors. We found out after we were done eating that there were blankets and foot heaters available. We asked our server several times if they could move a heater closer to us. Walking out, we saw a large table surrounded by heaters. Very disappointed that our discomfort being cold wasn’t offered more solutions. We come to Lias because of the outdoor seating. Will know better next time what is offered to keep warm.

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vipoceanview
New England
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious!!!

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vipWilliam
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Tried Lia's Impossible Burger. Was overcooked and smothered in onions. FoundingFarmers does a better Impossible Burger.

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vipNoel
Washington DC
234 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently very good food, very good service, and outdoor heated seating as an option.

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vipswimmom
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, spaced tables for private conversation. Outdoor dining

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vipsamy
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent outside seating option with heaters. Food good as expected (kale salad, salmon and burger). The fries are alone a reason to come back. Very friendly, efficient and accommodating service (Thank you Apryl).

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Anon
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, nice service, so terribly noisy we couldn’t talk.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ate outside on the patio in the evening and the heaters were excellent. It was a bit noisy due to the party behind us, but I can’t say that’s the restaurants fault. The food was very good overall; I had the salmon, which was moist and tasty, my only complaint was the broccolini was not particularly tasty and a little undercooked. The service was fast and attentive. Overall it was a very pleasant evening for our group of friends.

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Jwood
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was so good to get back to Lia's after a long "Covid" break. We had ordered pick-up meals last year but nothing compares to enjoying the restaurant indoors. Food was great; service was outstanding; very friendly staff.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small # of guests so it was quiet. Food is always good.

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vipMJanedis
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We had a lovely time! The food was outstanding! We ordered a risotto balls, which were sublime and delightful. We ordered the prosciutto which was so perfectly briny, it felt like being in Sicily, a pizza with sausage, bacon and again, prosciutto which tasted like Heaven on earth. I’m from NY and let me say 1 word about the pizza: exquisite.
The ambience was fun and lively, as a bistro should be.
The servers and staff were friendly and warm.
However, the service was abysmal. We had to ask for the “birthday girl’s” cocktail repeatedly before getting it & it was wrong 2x. The waiter was such a nice guy, but the restaurant was truly almost empty and you would have thought that it was completely jammed, judging by the service. It is totally unfair to the chef. The chef has created masterpieces & if the waiters want this venture to be successful, they’ve got to keep their eyes on the prize: the patrons.
Chef Geoff: you are amazing!!!

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vipPapaya
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food can’t be beat. The fresh homemade pasta dishes make me swoon. Service is almost perfect and staff are very friendly and helpful.

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Rick
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The dish I ordered was served over cooked / burnet and was a complete disappointment.
I come here often, but this time, it wasn’t great, unfortunately.

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Diningdatenight
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was outstanding and tasty. It felt at times like the waiter wasn't paying much attention to us, despite only having 2 tables to work, based on observations of the room. Not a deal breaker, as I still like the restaurant and will come back again.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from LIA'S using the Order Online button. LIA'S also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. LIA'S also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 223-5427.

LIA'S is rated 4.5 stars by 3699 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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