Sfoglina Van Ness

4.7
339 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Sfoglina is a casual Italian trattoria and pasta house named for the artisans and Italian cultural icons that carry on the tradition of rolling sheets of pasta by hand with a rolling pin, a technique passed through the generations. Sfoglina is a Michelin Bib Gourmand recipient.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Sfoglina Van Ness! We will be offering both our Thanksgiving specials and our all day menu for Thanksgiving. Our Thanksgiving menu is available online at www.sfoglinadc.com/menus. We look forward to hosting you!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Sfoglina Van Ness! We will be offering both our Christmas Eve specials and our all day menu for Christmas Eve. Our Christmas Eve menu is available online at www.sfoglinadc.com/menus. We look forward to hosting you!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 339 People Are Saying
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SW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food and service were great. It continues to be one of our favorite restaurants.

Steve Wayne

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Concept good and-food good with nice presentation however extremely expensive for what we ate .. 2 appetizers 2 pastas and a bottle of wine $250..00 w tip ... too much money for what we ate...

ID
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service
Wonderful evening!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and the server was outstanding.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. The service was especially good and the ambiance was lovely. Of course the food was incredible; the swordfish and polenta were my favorites. My one complaint was that the beef short ribs dish was tiny for the price. I remember having this the first time I went to the restaurant when it just opened and the portion size was more generous and more tasty!

e
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Sfoglina Van Ness numerous times since it opened ( and got a Rave Review in the Washington Post!). We've introduced many friends to this restaurant, which always provides a delicious meal and lovely ambiance.

It is our favorite restaurant in DC!

m
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sofglina makes such a good variety of pastas. And the bartending is excellent, too.

DB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is wonderful. The restaurant is beautiful. Service is very good. It’s pricey, however, and most budgets can not afford it for everyday dining.

TC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place. Perfect for special occasions. We shared appetizers and main courses and it was perfect.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Boring bread Safeway quality.
Focus on sell more food rather than our experience

DB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner, flavorful in a lovely setting. The pasta sampler complemented the fish entrees. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect dinner. We split the 3 pasta dinner (there were 3 of us) and also had the delicious peach/ arugula salad. Maybe somebody mentioned a birthday and voila! They brought a complimentary gelato dessert to the table. Highly recommended.

M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best plates of pasta we've ever had in a restaurant!
Grilled calamari was awesome as well.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner. Everything outstanding never disappoints

MC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

All the food seemed insipid compared to the downtown location.

b
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant surroundings. Nice surprise was paid parking at van Ness location.

ER
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pasta and over all value in town. Ingredients are fresh and seasonal, portions are perfect and swirl ice cream is delicious!

EF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner. Delicious food. We loved our table.... very cozy. And our waitress was attentive, knowledgeable and adorable

GP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was wonderful - the food was great as was the service.

RB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. Excellent food; love the surroundings; and service was very good. It was a Wednesday evening, which I gather would not have been terribly busy, but was -- so the waitstaff were really hustling. We were served efficiently and pretty timely, given the crowd. Really, that's not a complaint, just the reason service gets a "very good" versus "excellent." Also, we really appreciate that quiet conversation is easy -- no blaring music, like in some restaurants. Will definitely return.

ML
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Lovely setting though music too loud Food as always was fantastic.

DO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Very much enjoyed eating outside. Food and service were both great.

DC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

R
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were impeccable. We will return soon.

MS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sfoglina (Van Ness) is amazing! I have never been to a restaurant so many times where the quality is as consistently fantastic as it is at Sfoglina. Every person that works there is so nice and so accommodating, and the wait staff is always up to speed on every nuance of every dish they serve. One of the best restaurants in DC.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food - will definitely return!

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always best food, service and a comfortable ambience.

M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the evening and the dining

j
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pasta and exceptional service. You can't go wrong at this restaurant.

BB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

3rd time here. 1- my guest said beef short rib was “so-so”. 2- asked for salt. Waiter said could not leave it on our table because people steal salt shakers. 3- pasta dish was drenched in way too much oil and a bit over cooked. Peaches in salad were not ripe - hard and tasteless, and greens not fresh.

These are details that discourage me from going to this relatively expensive place. Still have money on gift card so will try once more - that’s the only reason!

RU
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and ambiance, loved the decor and was really very impressed with service.
I like the limited menu but would like to see a couple more dishes other than the pasta.

MD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

We've been to Sfoglina before and loved it but this time was really sub-par. Service was not very good (slow, unattentive) and while pasta was spot on, the sauces weren't anything special.

k
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful good-bye dinner with my daughter and her husband, who are moving out of town. All four of us really enjoyed our pasta dinners, and we were able to have a good conversation at a relatively quiet table, which made it even more enjoyable.

NB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For Lunch Sfoglia was an extremely civilized place to spend a couple of hours with good company

B
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, we had a wonderful time. The service was amazing and the food was out of this world. I appreciate how you can feel comfortable in various forms of smart dress and I love how accurate they are with reservations, orders, and allergies. Overall, an amazing experience and amazing food! Definitely a must try!

AC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best Italian food I've EVER had. Gnocchi, meatballs, lobster, desserts, everything was amazing.

MB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decor was great, food (pasta) was outstanding, service was perfect.. well done

WG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

I was celebrating my birthday and chose Sfoglina to do so. The last time we ate there we sat at a table in the very back where two of us were facing the back wall of the restaurant. My wife made the reservation and wanted to insure that did not happen again. She told them we were celebrating my birthday. The entire purpose in telling a restaurant that we are celebrating an special occasion is to have them look after us and give us a better table. We were seated in the bar. There was a steady stream of traffic walking behind us. There was a second problem. I ordered the pasta tasting menu. My wife and I had previously shared it on another occasion. This time they brought me three full orders of pasta at the same time. It would be impossible to eat all three portions. And as I tried to alternate between the three dishes, they got cold. I know the owner has superior cooking skills. My wife and I have dined at his restaurants since he was at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons. We love Fiola and Del Mar. His restaurants are expensive. I was disappointed and my entirely reasonable expectations were not met.

A
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Wait staff were extremely abrupt and impatient. Food was very good but there was a feeling of being rushed

s
Washington DC
117 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

the food was terrific: shared meatballs with soft polenta; I had special pasta of night with tomatoes and soft shell crab; he had squid ink pasta with lobster. All delicious!! We loved the food and our waitress was lovely and appropriately attentive. BUT, we were served our appetizer within 3 minutes of ordering it; then the entrees came right out and we were done in no time at all. Not what I want on a relaxing Saturday night out. That is a draw back! And it is expensive!

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