This restaurant added safety precaution details

This includes info about cleaning, sanitizing, social distancing, and usage of personal protective equipment. Learn more.

Sfoglina Van Ness

4.7
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
675 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Sfoglina Van Ness offers indoor and outdoor dining service during Phase-2. To ensure all our guests enjoy our restaurant we have a reservation time limit; Lunch: 30-minutes, Brunch/Dinner: 1-hour and 15-minutes. Our DINING GUIDE provides important information about changes to your dining experience and what you can expect. Our PLAYBOOK features the expanded protocols and procedures we have developed for reopening our restaurants to ensure the safety and well-being of our team, our guests, and the community. Learn more at www.fabiotrabocchi.com.

Sfoglina Van Ness also offers a select menu of Sfoglina Favorites as well as wine, for home cooks. Contactless curbside pickup from our Van Ness only: Thursday from 4pm-7pm, Friday - Sundays from 2pm-7pm.

Place an order via the Toast Takeout website. Orders can be placed up to 5pm for same day Contactless curbside pickup.

Support Sfoglina Van Ness 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 675 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
SM
vipSMILMJ
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single person is genuinely happy to see you, and everything was safe, and beyond delicious... as always. The manager Elle runs an amazing team. Can’t wait to go back

LG
LadyGator
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambiance, service, and food are incredible. The cocktails however are inconsistent. One gin and tonic came perfectly mixed with the extra tonic water from the bottle on the side, and a dish of limes. The second was MUCH too strong and had no limes or the bottle of tonic. For $17 each I expected much better. My husband ordered a 7&7...instead he received a gin and sprite...gross.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food as always. Outdoor seating was properly spaced apart and staff was masked and gloved.
I understand the 4% sanitation fee but don’t necessarily agree with it. Everyone of us is hit by the virus and is financially impacted by it. Not sure why the restaurants feel this should be passed down to the customer. Also, not sure why it is a percentage of the bill. Whether I eat $300 of food or $100 of food, the sanitation is the same. So it should be a flat fee and should be voluntary.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner

DR
DebRutter
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is noisy to sit next to the sidewalk but it is great to be outside and safe with great food and service

L
vipLarry
Washington DC
310 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a superb dinner, dessert and a Rose. Wonderful service from Anna. We were also pleased with our outdoor patio seating.

l
ladybugbmh
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy birthday dinner!

CP
ClarenceP
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Sfoglina and it was a wonderful experience! Our server was attentive and made great recommendations. We were the last party to leave and everyone was friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious and overall fantastic dining experience. Another Fabio Trabocchi success!

JA
JonA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good, but nothing above average for the restaurant class. The waiter only talked to my wife as if I didn't exist, until the bill came. The air conditioning must have been off or not working as it was just as warm inside as out. Not the experience we have had there previously sadly.

JA
JulioA
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for a birthday dinner and went just as expected. The experience was memorable and highly recommend to anyone.

CR
ChristinaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and wonderful setting.
And the food is simply superb.
It's hard to go wrong with Sfloglina!

HU
vipHUreview
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were wonderful. Everything was great. I think the meatballs with risotto and pasta with pancetta and sunny egg were our favorites. The technology where u were able to easily access menu on cell phone was innovative, super easy and fun. I would have given all 5s except for one complaint. When I made reservation 2 days prior on Open Table I specifically asked for an outdoor table. When we arrived we were told that request could not be accommodated. There were many more outdoor tables than indoor- maybe 20 outdoor and 4 indoor. Seems that with making reservation in advance my outdoor request should have been accommodated. At at a minimum staff should have called or texted that outdoor table was not available. Once we arrived at restaurant it was too late to make alternate plans. But I would have appreciated advanced notice. Very glad we stayed but next time I hope request will be honored or notice given beforehand if it can’t be.

RL
RichL
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! Our waiter was incredible and so was the food!

MB
MollyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For a small reunion, we chose to eat outside at Sfoglina Van Ness for our first time eating out since quarantine began. It was so lovely. The food was delicious; the staff made us feel safe; we didn't feel rushed. It was the perfect first venture out.

t
tkhill
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sfoglina Van Ness is doing a very good job of managing everyone's safety and health these days.

Very good food and service in a pleasant place. The servers do need to remember to SPEAK LOUDLY through their masks.

MS
MiguelS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

wiaters could say that food will take a long time to be ready

SG
vipScottG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pasta dishes with a variety of choices. Very easy for gluten free dining. they offer two kinds of gluten free pasta (a rice penne and a corn spaghetti) that can be substituted for the base pasta in their other dishes.

JA
vipJAYE
Washington DC
142 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside. Summer day. Some shade.

Z
Zomam22
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside. It was a little warm at first but the sun moved enough for it to be comfortable. Would recommend reservations 7pm or later if eating outside. The ceiling fans definitely helped. Great food and service. Sangria was excellent!

m
vipmich
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated on the patio, as requested. Our servers were masked and courteous.
Special meal requests were accommodated without a problem.

Al overall spectacular experience!!

CP
CarolynP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was delightful. Amazing service, incredible food and drinks. I look forward to going back.

MP
vipMishadiP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and presented very well. The lemonade is very fresh amd tasty- must taste if you dine here

KK
KirstineK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was nice and the waiter exceptional!

JR
vipJohnR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was lovely to eat outside. Staff were very attentive and careful. Food was delicious. Highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Sfoglina for our 20 year anniversary celebration, bc last year we went to it’s sister restaurant Fiola Mare and had such a wonderful experience. Sfoglina did not disappoint. Their service is top notch! The black squid ink pasta with lobster was exactly what we were craving at the moment. So delicious, and the sauce was decadent. Their lemon hazelnut was moist and full of flavor. They started us off with a complimentary glass of Prosecco which we thought that act was kind, gracious, and attentive being that they knew it was our anniversary. They ended the service with a complimentary vanilla bean gelato that was the best gelato I’ve ever had besides having in Europe. Thank you Sfoglina for making our night so special especially since we had to cancel our 20th celebratory trip to Europe due to the pandemic. I think we’ll be starting a tradition returning to one of the Fabio Trabocchi restaurants year after year to celebrate our future anniversaries.

AH
AlexandraH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It's a wonderful restaurant with mouthwatering fresh pasta dishes, good wine list, great appetizers and seafood dishes and tasty desserts.

C
Cait
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing restaurant with top quality food while still being affordable.

JS
JessicaS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Divine pasta, attentive service, nice outdoor seating

A
Anonymous
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Happy to be back. It was pleasant to sit outside and enjoy the good good in a an appropriately distanced setting.

J
vipJacqueline
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We dined in the outdoor space. Tables were well spaced, all servers and greeters were masked, and the restroom was attended after each use. The food and service lived up to our expectations based on a number of experiences we had there prior to the quarantine. We would return.

TD
TDubs92
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Restaurant does a great job of following and setting very high levels of cleanliness and sanitation. Makes you as a guest feel comfortable.
Service above and beyond, attentive, shared pasta was split in kitchen without us asking - same for the gelato swirl. Bravo!

CH
vipChrisH
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining here since the pandemic shut everything down. We sat at a table inside and were impressed by how careful everyone was with regard to making us feel safe. We were advised at the door of what was expected of us regarding mask wearing. We were able to scan a code for the menu and were given paper sleeves for our face masks. All the staff were very respectful of the "new normal" . In addition, the food was fantastic. Can't wait to return.

TL
vipTameraL
Washington DC
142 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sat in nearly empty room inside for lunch, so with AC and windows looking out. Food as great as ever.

SA
SusanA
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Very accommodating staff and good social distancing and protocol.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal as usual! The 2018 Alcesti Frappato was a revelation—1st Frappato that I have tried.

EW
vipEricW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining with delicious, well-prepared and visually attractive food. Pricey, but worth the splurge occasionally.

FB
vipFredB
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, light and seasonal Italian foods. Great service. Anna was excellent. A bit pricey, expected in these reduced customer loading times.

1
12yearcouple
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible safely-established measures that made our experience superb. Social distancing and respectful consideration was wholly adhered to. The chef was outstanding, the Prosecco, the salmon, the veal, and the cheese bar starter worth every penny! Alas, fine dining!!! We will definitely be returning.

SH
vipSusanH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner even in Covid times!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant.

FAQs

Sfoglina Van Ness offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 525-1402 ext. 2.

Sfoglina Van Ness is rated 4.7 stars by 675 OpenTable diners.

Sfoglina Van Ness does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.fabiotrabocchi.com/shop.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.