LIA'S

4.5
3631 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
What 3631 people are saying
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DeeDee
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Fountain was nice, but made conversations hard to hear. Waitress was very good but obviously had too many customers to attend to. The food, except for the pasta, which was very strange, was delicious.

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vipdcluv2dine
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, great service and ambiance. We will back.

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Devin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dessert. Amazing food. Food comes out so fast. Inexpensive considering the quality which is great for my college budget. Will be going back so soon.

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JDDD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved the round table. Great service. Food very good. Thank you!

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vipSudu
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waiter Jason was wonderful

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Eileen
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was great will return

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vipopentablefan
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Love the patio at Lias. Service was a little slow but friendly. I’ll be back

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DCdiner7
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor space, nice menu, and outstanding friendly service.

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LindaP
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant eating outside on plaza. Food was excellent as usual. Always enjoy dining at Lia’s.

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vipJM2015
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The quintessential neighborhood restaurant- reliable favorites, friendly service, and a welcoming environment. The front patio is my favorite spot!

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vipFeliciaB
Washington DC
117 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food excellent.

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SuzyD
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Crowded and noisy but outside, good food and meals came within a reasonable time and servers were good. Loved the grilled swordfish paired with feta and watermelon.

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SusanB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The outdoor space was the perfect choice on a lovely evening. Our server was cheerful and friendly. In our party of four we each had a different entree. The pastas were fresh, light and delicious. The steak and scallops were cooked perfectly with a nice presentation.

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vipGOOUTTOLUNCH
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are frequent patrons at Lia's and yesterday was no exception. The food was excellent, the service was excellent, just an overall great experience.

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NicoleP
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time at Lia’s!

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Friendshipheightser
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The selection on the menu was great, and within choice limits. The room was very quiet, since we were inside. The waitperson was attentive and very professional. And the food was good/very good.

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MichaelO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Seemed short-staffed. Menu is fine but nothing especially noteworthy or memorable. Nice cafe atmosphere with giant fountain once the sub goes down.

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vipqualityseeker
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Chicken was overcooked and rather flavorless. Portions were large. Don't know if a different chef was in the kitchen or not (it was a Monday night). The outdoor setting was wonderful and the service was good--too bad the food didn't match.

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PeterDC
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside - the food was, as always, really tasty and we could talk and laugh without being too close to any other tables.

The staff was excellent - they gave us plenty of time to order the mains while we drank and enjoyed our appetizers.

The desert was a great way to finish the meal - I had the flourless chocolate cake - small and packing a lot of great taste.

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CeliaD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Service was terrible!!!! we had to ask the another wait staff instead of our waiter to get coffee (he must have forgot it was brewing) then we had to ask for basic wait service repeatedly..ie refills on bottled water,coffee, cream, etc and he barely remembered to ask about our meal once delivered by others and he partially cleared the table.the eggs were NOT soft scrambled for either order. We probably could have served ourselves he was that inattentive. Disgusting that with only three tables with people inside that we got such horrible service

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Ellen
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice place to have dinner with friends. Good food. Save room for dessert!

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Tiffany
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was great, drinks were terrible. Overall, nothing to write home about.

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DoeBee
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good service and nice terrace for outdoor dining.

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TS24
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great environment, great staff. We come here once a month and it is always good.

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vipDCDiner
Washington DC
411 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was excellent as usual, although I wasn’t crazy about my Creste Di Gallo (?). Too much sauce for me and be prepared, it is quite spicy.

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viprjnieder
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was good. Prices are a little high for the portions and the offerings. I wouldn't avoid it but I'm not running to return.

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KathieC
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Met friends we hadn’t seen in a long time and wanted to catch up. Had to leave sooner than we’d like because tables were close together and filling up. We felt uncomfortable with the situation due to surge in Covid-19 so asked for our check and left.

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CHRIS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great central location for people meeting up from MD, VA and DC! Food was good, and covered outdoor seating is plentiful

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vipFeliciaB
Washington DC
117 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had to send my salad back - the chicken was raw.

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ThomasK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service, good food, perfect for a celebration. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun local restaurant with a great menu and drink selection! Our service from michael was exceptional! Will definitely be returning!

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Chirissy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant sidewalk dining. Service was excellent, cocktails and food delicious.

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vipLoriW
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't ever do reviews but Lia's was such a pleasant surprise! Homemade pasta, great food and incredible prices!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice birthday celebration dinner

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vipluncher
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for lunch, outside. Food was delicious and wait staff couldn’t have been nicer. Issia was so attentive to us. My friend had just recovered from an illness (not Covid!) and they were very patient with her. We love Lias and Chef Geoffs.

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JaniceC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great good for special occasion, friends’ get-together

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vipSusan
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lia's never lets us down! Great food and great service. We are so grateful to have this gem in our neighborhood!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Food was good overall- pizza and pasta were delicious. Brussel sprouts app was overcooked and salmon entree was bland. Service on a Monday night was poor.. started out good and then no water/drink refills.. long wait to order for dessert etc.

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Golfergal
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We ate outside. Food came quickly and our waiter was very attentive

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vipeatouter
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were glad to be able to sit outside. Noise level was a bit higher than we expected, but not terrible.
Service and food were both excellent.

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 3631 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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