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Modena

4.7
4.7
884 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Modena presents Italian-inspired cuisine that takes heavy cues from seasonal and regionally sourced ingredients. Modena balances classic cuisine with a modern approach, all enhanced by Chef John Melfi’s passionate and creative touch.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed–Fri 3:00 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 216-9550

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Benjamin Lambert

  • Catering

    With advance notice, limited off-site catering is available:<br /><br />https://knightsbridge.tripleseat.com/party_request/9553

  • Private party facilities

    Featuring high-style Milano design and ample private dining options with Executive Chef Benjamin Lambert in the kitchen.https://knightsbridge.tripleseat.com/party_request/9553

  • Private party contact

    Dan Landau-Smith: (877) 578-6401

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    12th and H street NW

  • Parking details

    Valet available from 5pm to 10pm Friday and Saturday only pending staffing.Limited street parking is available. Ample garage parking nearby at City Center one block away on 11th ST, open 24/7.

  • Public transit

    Metro Center is the closest metro stop, it is located at 12th and G street and our front door is one block away at the corner of 12th and H street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Taste of Italy Four Course Prisso-Fisso

    $85.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Take a trip to Italy with a Four Course set menu rotating daily based on local and seasonal offerings from our purveyors.

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What 884 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. mark

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Well-prepared and well-presented dishes in an upscale environment. They may have been short-staffed, but the service was not on par with the food, though.
  2. tatergirl

    Los Angeles

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. Servers were very attentive and helpful.
  3. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating a Birthday , Petra our server was wonderful , she gave great suggestions for our selections , the meal and cocktails were excellent .
  4. SamV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was really good. Service was a bit spotty. Not a big fan of Gnocchi. Only 2 veg options. Opted for Gnocchi. Best Gnocchi I have ever had. My wife had the other Veg pasta. Fettucine with egg...She thought it was it was really good. Overall a good experience
  5. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Pastas are the best thing on the menu! I’d get 2 pastas before I get an entre next time. Amazing drink list!
  6. reviewer

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Pasta! Recommend!! Pleasant setting and great service.
  7. NWWine

    New England

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and excellent service. The fried artichokes are scrumptious and the tagliatelle bolognese so so tasty. My husband had the cioppino style dish and he too was really happy with his meal. Our server was super attentive but not annoying. I would go back for sure.
  8. Luigi

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Maybe it was the loss of power, but dinner was not the quality we had experimented prior. Took long and some plates seemed to have been a while under the heat lamp. Dry.
  9. AlejandroC

    Central Coast

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I highly recommend the fried artichokes. Also our waiter, Victor, was great and had a wonderful recommendation for wine. If you go, try the Primitivo Red Wine
  10. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing all around. Awesome presentation and flavor balance, perfect wine pairing and our server Chris was totally on point.
  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was ok. They need more options to offer across the menu thou
  12. MichaelA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was top notch. Server was spectacular. She was a delight. Food delicious
  13. FrankM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly excellent meal, and considering the portion sizes very fair pricing as well. I can’t recommend more highly.
  14. AndrewB

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Italian restaurant in DC!! Fabulous food, service, wine, and bar!!
  15. inuki19

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. The food tasted amazing. The wine pairing with the Taste of Italy was superb. You can taste the fresh pasta when the ravioli came out. We would for sure go back and try the other dishes.
  16. greg

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent, less-expensive vino selection, great salumi/cheese up front, loved my ravioli, the others in our group liked their entrees, too. Salad was plentiful and fresh. Reasonably priced, will return.
  17. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and staff top notch! Knowledgeable and provided perfect recommendations. Very engaging in the right way.
  18. Aggie57

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We came here on the recommendation of a good friend who has a taste for quality, and where not disappointed. Excellent restaurant, if you're anywhere close to central DC and are looking for quality Italian then this has to be at the top of your list.
  19. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was beyond amazing! So accommodating for gluten free and had delicious housemade options that were celiac safe including 3 or 4 pasta varieties, focaccia, and tiramisu! 10/10 recommend
  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience! Fantastic knowledgeable staff, good variety, delicious food! Will be back!
  21. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food. Great service. The ravioli en Broto was the best I’ve had
  22. Jeralyn18

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nice romantic vibe for a nice night out with your boo. Unique food. Also good for an anniversary or special occasion.
  23. ChikaN

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food were served fast, and the taste were delicious! Servers are professional
  24. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Not what was expected from a Italian restaurant. Poor menu selections and quantity was lacking.
  25. SkylarS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing place,our server petra was beyond one of the best servers i’ve ever had, me and my girlfriends went out for a galentines dinner for a girls night out and she brought us ginger ale in champagne glasses (we’re underage) haha and she brought us cookies at the end of our meal, all on the house it was so sweet and it really made our night. The food was also delicious we all enjoyed what we got. :)
  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for lunch and had their fixed price 3 course special. All great and the waitress was wonderful answering all our concerns (2 of the 4 of use had dietary requirements) in a pleasant and cheerful manner. Second time there both times now delicious.
  27. YogaFan

    Richmond

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Modena is such a beautiful restaurant. The food is fantastic - we had the Barber II Wheat Tagliatelle (bolognese sauce) and the egg yolk fettuccini al tartufo (shaved Perigord truffle!). Each of these entrees were delicious. The pasta was tender. The bolognese sauce was spicy but not overly so. The shaved truffle on the fettuccini imparted a lovely umami. We indulged in dessert - the amaro creme brulee was the best creme brulee I have ever had. When you go to Washington DC go to Modena and get this dessert!!
  28. ChefBrianMcCafferty

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Menu is designed and executed masterfully. Amazing pasta. The Fettuccine Al Tartufo was a lesson in simplicity, while the duck breast entree was complex and beautiful! Petra was great at recommending and took good care of us. Great job by all! We’ll be back!
  29. John

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific experience - top quality service with amazing food.
  30. Phil

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food is spectacular. Comes out quickly. It may have been that there were two private parties in while we were there, but it was very noisy and our server was no where to be found several times. Otherwise, cosy nice place with amazing Italian food. Note that the portions are smaller for the pastas but we didn't do multiple courses.
  31. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Valentine’s Day. Everything was amazing and the waiters were super friendly.
  32. AmyC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the Valentine’s Dinner (unexpectedly due to Open Table not realizing that was the ONLY dinner option available). However, the menu was outstanding and the Amaro Creme Brûlée was the most amazing g dessert I have ever had.
  33. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Really bad food & the service! Will never go back.
  34. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The “Victors” (Victor M and Victor W) are two of the most attentive, knowledgeable and down-to-earth folks you could ever hope to run across in any restaurant. The food is amazing (try any pasta).
  35. Craig

    Washington DC

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were delighted with our first visit. The wait staff was superb. The ambiance was delightful. We really enjoyed the excellent wine list with wonderful Italian selections. And, the meal we had exceeded even high expectations! Definitely a place we look forward to visiting again soon.
  36. MarcoP

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Comemos muy bien, tenian Culatello de Zibello que es un presunto Parma muy especial.
  37. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Tables close together. Loud. Food pretty good. Service a bit slow. Very friendly staff. I would go back.
  38. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another phenomenal meal at Modena! Petra is the best server in town and Ramon is such a warm and knowledgeable sommelier. The food is consistently delicious and they are always careful with my gluten and dairy sensitivities. The GF bread and pasta are out of this world!.
  39. KirbyP

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific experience. Tried several dishes and everything was excellent.
  40. Jung

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great seafood pasta (forgot the name)

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Modena offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 216-9550.

Modena is rated 4.7 stars by 884 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Modena

1199 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    12th and H street NW

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed–Fri 3:00 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet available from 5pm to 10pm Friday and Saturday only pending staffing.Limited street parking is available. Ample garage parking nearby at City Center one block away on 11th ST, open 24/7.

  • Public transit

    Metro Center is the closest metro stop, it is located at 12th and G street and our front door is one block away at the corner of 12th and H street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Benjamin Lambert

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 216-9550

  • Catering

    With advance notice, limited off-site catering is available:<br /><br />https://knightsbridge.tripleseat.com/party_request/9553

  • Private party facilities

    Featuring high-style Milano design and ample private dining options with Executive Chef Benjamin Lambert in the kitchen.https://knightsbridge.tripleseat.com/party_request/9553

  • Private party contact

    Dan Landau-Smith: (877) 578-6401

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