LIA'S

4.7
3476 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!

Support LIA'S during COVID-19

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

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

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Starting May 9, 2021

Special Mother's Day Brunch Menu! Treat mom to a special day out.

What 3476 people are saying
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Foodlover25
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lia's food is excellent, prices are reasonable and the servers are friendly, accommodating, and efficient.

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vipAliceDC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood spot with a fab menu and alessio a treat. Can’t wait to go indoors but outside dining was great.

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vippatricias
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hand sanitizer at host stand was empty. Some tables had nice,linen tablecloths. Ours did not

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love4fooddining
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived a few minutes early, but was immediately seated. Server was very prompt, courteous and friendly.

Placed order and food arrived in a very timely manner, and was very good, as expected at Lia's.

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rose
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Fun to be able to dine

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vipTori
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Our Easter meal was very enjoyable because the food was tasty. The waitress, however, was not good. In the reservation, we said we were there to also celebrate two birthdays which she didn't bother to make mention. It was hard to get her to the table to place an order and ask for drinks.

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vipJrJoJo
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Reservations on Easter Sunday for dinner for three. Outside dining. Special was lamb dinner and it was excellent. All three of us enjoy lamb so it was an ideal choice for Easter dinner. Wait staff was excellent. Price was jusssst right! Strongly recommend to other diners.

PS: would love to see lamb ((and lamb chops?) on their menu more often.

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MartinZ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and service was excellent. The drinks were well made and the food, both the appetizer and the entree were delicious. We were the only ones in the dining room for the first half of our meal so it was covid free and quiet. I thought the music playing was on to entertain the severs and other staff as we were the only ones there and would not be to my liking for dining. I needed salt on my food and It took some time for me to even see anyone who could get it. We were served our entree and had no silverware. I realize they did not serve many people INSIDE during the pandemic but these are basic needs.

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patrimart9
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was so nice to go back to Lia's wonderful patio for brunch Easter Sunday--it is a longtime favorite, good food and good service. The Tuscan eggs benedict are very good, as are the bloody marys, and the warm chocolate chip cookie topped with vanilla ice cream in a mini skillet was a fabulous way to top it all off! Now that the weather is warmer again, it is the perfect place to eat outdoors (even when the pandemic ends, if it ever
does . . . .).

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vipGianni
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lia's offers a diverse, modestly-priced brunch menu which, when enjoyed outdoors on the spacious terrace with attentive service, gave four of us a very pleasant, enjoyable dining experience.

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vipJamie
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious! I had homemade smoked Buratta ravioli in a cacio y pepe sauce that was fabulous! The service was great and everyone was super friendly and professional. My only complaint is the restaurant is a little cold and not friendly feeling, but everything else was wonderful!

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DonnaA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

it was ok... very closed feeling to it. Only two tables.

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vipCarenB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu is about to change.. so don't know if all the same things will be on the spring 2021 menu. The Veal Marsala was tender as it became darker, candles were added to tables. The service was attentive, very friendly, dishes were cleared expediently. Parking is available underneath the building/ Lia's validates your ticket so parking was complimentary. This was our first visit and look forward to dining at Lia's again!

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vipJoshuaC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Lias. One of our favorite restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was extremely accommodating!

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MariaM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipr2d2
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food was not so good. I had rib and it was bland. Last week veal was good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that Lia’s is now open Wednesday- Sunday for lunch. Great gathering place on the patio with family and friends.

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Sunsfan
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Making an effort to patronize local restaurants. But indoor experience at Lia's was not great. Service friendly, overall OK. Mediocre food. My guest ordered tea; it arrived in a cup with a dangling teabag, no saucer; later she had to ask for salt & pepper. Basics need to be back if you are moving to indorr dining.

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ImpossibleGirl
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were both very good. We sat outside on their patio, and it was not especially noisy. The hangover burger hit the spot, and when I made an adjustment, they were careful to ask about food allergies. We were very pleased.

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LaurelG
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very good. The calamari appetizer was exceptionally well-prepared. The servers were personable and attentive.

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LKayC
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sat on the patio- plenty of space between each table. Felt very comfortable.

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LindaG
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent place for eating out during COVID. Very safe -- large patio, tables well-spaced.

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GlennonG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was phenomenal. The food was excellent. Happy experience.

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LeslieK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The seating was excellent - far enough away from other diners but we still felt like the room was lively with everyone enjoying their meals. Perfect spot for dining in during the pandemic and we felt safe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Lia’s never disappoints! And this time where outdoor dining can be at a premium and the temperature is not always favorable, they are quick to move heaters to keep us as warm as the restaurant has always felt to me. Their service is a role model both prior to the pandemic and now. It is my favorite neighborhood restaurant and will forever be. Thank you to Geoff Tracy and his amazing team there!

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Fingerbelle
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Perfect place for a lovely dinner with old friends. We sat outside on a cold evening, but had two heaters to keep us warm. Food was delicious. Service even better. Thank you.

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Visitor
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with a really really nice service. Would definitely go back

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MargaritaB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful. The staff was friendly and attentive. The food was great

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vipMorris
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The food and service were excellent. The dining room needs some warmth. Maybe a plant or two and definitely some music.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up with friends. Social distancing outside. Perfect.

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fatherof3
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive to our needs. The meal was delicious and we will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to be for a date and the staff was AMAZING.

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SarahF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

friendly, fast but not rushed, good food; efficient heaters :)

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vipDcdiner
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lia’s is doing an amazing job with outdoor dining. Tables nicely spaced with heaters. Service is excellent. Food is great. Support your local restaurants!

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vipTomomiS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service was amazing, bathroom was clean and spacious, restautant week deal was really good, 2 hour free parking, heated outdoor seating!!! Everything was perfect! Every single thing we ordered was amazing!

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vipEricF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Returned with a friend for lunch during winter Restaurant Week. Great food with generous portions, especially by Restaurant Week standards. Outdoor covered seating with heat lamps was quite comfortable. Staff were attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. Good COVID compliance. All in all, a great experience.

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vipEllen
Washington DC
124 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor dining as always.

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WhitneyK
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for winter restaurant week and it was amazing! Definitely recommend checking this place and make sure to try the risotto balls!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was amazing- she was friendly and very accommodating to the special instructions I requested regarding the bill (for me to have the bill instead of two separate checks to treat my friend) and dessert order which she brought out with a candle to highlight my friends special night. We didn’t get our servers name but she was a Latinx woman. We had dinner 1/27 at 7:30pm. The food was amazing! And came out very timely! I enjoyed my pasta dish and my friend enjoyed the salmon! I plan to come back to try the salmon. I loved how you all had hot apple cider available. I wish bread was served but our server mentioned due to COVID it wasn’t being offered. The only downfalls were the heaters where we were initially seated gave off a horrible odor, like garbage, and then we were able to move to a different table. My friend also did not enjoy her alcoholic beverage, I forget the name but it was a warm, sweet, brown rum beverage, but we were not charged for it. I was overall very pleased with the service and food and will return again when the weather is a bit warmer.

FAQs

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

LIA'S is rated 4.7 stars by 3476 OpenTable diners.

LIA'S does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.liasrestaurant.com/gift-cards.

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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