Sfoglina Van Ness

4.7
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542 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.

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

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

Saturday, February 15, 2020

What 542 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot! We just moved to cleveland park and I was worried there wasnt any good sit down Italian restaurants (pizza pizza everywhere). This place is great for dates, just friends, the food is delicious and authentic and the staff are super friendly and professional!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were a party of 8 celebrating a great friend 64th Birthday. One of our party owns a fine wine store and we brought some special wine for the celebration expecting to pay a corkage fee as we have done in the past at Sfoglina. We gave the wine to the hostess and shortly the manager came over and told us they wouldn’t pour our wine as it was a Friday night. We were very disappointed. Our party would have opened 3 or 4 bottles but instead we only ordered one. It would have been better for the restaurants bottom line if the would have allowed us to drink the special wine we planned for this special occasion. We were disappointed as we love Sfoglina.

G
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! Awesome!

D
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Neighborhood Gem!

F
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service. Very enjoyable

v
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent. Not inexpensive, but worth the experience for something special.

BF
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sfoglina never disappoints! Excellent food and service! We'll be back.

e
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

A wonderful meal and a delightful busboy but unfortunately our waiter was very inattentive that soured the experience.

B
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!
Come b’Italia! (But only the hostess wished my husband a Happy Birthday, although I’d said when I made the Open Table reservation that it was to celebrate a birthday. Oh well.)

m
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and overall dining experience, will say a part of our brunch meal was delayed however staff took it off the bill. We truly enjoyed the meal and staff did a great job we will definitely return.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely dinner. Delicious pastas.

KL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The host at the front was so slow and took forever to seat us for our reservation, even though the table was open. Our server kept pushing for our order, but did not explain the menu or make any recommendations. About half an hour after we were seated, someone in a chef's jacket came and asked if we were being served. The food was decent, but overpriced for the quality. The whole restaurant felt disorganized and disjointed. I would not go back and do not recommend the Van Ness location.

s
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall, Sfoglina Van Ness is a great place for lunch and dinner. The food is not only delicious, but it is beautifully displayed. I enjoyed the low noise level, a rarity in most restaurants, and good attentive service by the staff. Highly recommend.

MB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We came here with my husband 6year old and 2 year old. Overall, they have a very strong orientation towards service! They were super accommodating and friendly. Nevertheless, our waitress was super slow. This is tough when you’re at dinner with a 2 year old. Additionally the food was delicious, but we ordered the meatball appetizer, which tasted great...but then I cut into 2 and they were pink on the inside (yuck). They replaced it for free with a delicious mushroom appetizer dish. So like I said overall the restaurant has a top tier orientation towards ensuring a good experience

JS
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice pasta, good wine selections and solicitous service.

LL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. The food is almost always excellent and when it is not they will make sure you are happy with your dish or substitute. Very focused on customer satisfaction, wonderful environment, lovely for a great meal and visit with your dinner companion.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The waitress couldn’t care less about egg allergy. She said pretty much everything has eggs, and then my sorbet had a wafer in that she said was made with eggs. She said I can just simply take it out of the sorbet and not eat it. Anyone that knows anything about a food allergy knows that cross contamination is how most people have an allergic attack.

I was very disappointed in the value of the food. You would think for an Italian restaurant the food would be plenty. It wasn’t. I had to order two deserts and came back home hungry.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Server had table cleared before I was finished eating.
Also presented the check while I was still eating dessert.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cozy location with the best pasta we have ever had! Will definitely return!

SP
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic evening and had out of town friends join us. They LOVED it! Only feedback to share is that the food came VERY quickly once ordered...it's nice to have a few minutes to just enjoy the restaurant without feeling rushed. But all good otherwise!

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff and fun atmosphere. I would highly recommend this establishment!

E
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Sfoglina is always first rate. The spicy grilled calamari appetizer and the mushroom gnocchi are in my top ten Italian dishes on the Eastern Seaboard. The staff are knowledgeable, warm and welcoming.

MK
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of the experience was exceptional. The ambiance is so warm, charming, comfortable, and cozy. The fabric on the walls and ceiling, the different traditional plates, and other design elements made it stylish, elegant, and inviting. The service was impeccable. Everyone was friendly, attentive, helpful and informed on questions, and balanced to let us enjoy the evening. The food was outstanding. The meal was flavorful and appropriate sized portions. We celebrated with a bottle of Prosecco that was delightful. Desserts were simple and tasty. Overall, a wonderful visit and look forward to the next one.

AF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner on New Years Eve. Everyone in our party agreed we would return at again and again.

AR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as usual. To me, Sfoglina is the best restaurant in town!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Greatnnnnn

JR
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent experience. We felt totally spoiled on our 12th wedding anniversary. Delicious food and wonderful service!

R
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to server Lisa who was so considerate. I caught her out of the corner of my eye waiting a few times to come over in order not to interrupt our conversation. What a rare treat. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.

i
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came back to share this gem of a restaurant with family who cam in from out of town. A good time was had by all.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was too salty and very difficult to eat. Way overpriced.

m
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food1service1ambience4

The food at Sfoglina Van Ness was just as good as the food at Sfoglina downtown.
However, the service at Van Ness was really poor. Unforgivably slow at every stage of the meal. And nt at all gracious. While at the Downtown location the service was superb --incredibly gracious and welcoming. We look forward to going back to Sfoglina Downtown, but we probably wont bother going back to the Van Ness location.

LP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! A favorite restaurant when we are visiting DC

JG
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Sfoglina for a lot of reasons: caring and professional service, charming ambience in the back area especially and of course, the food. I had the Maria menu, which consisted of a very ample and fresh blood orange salad with a dressing that wasn’t cloying at all, a fish dish with white beans and sorbet for dessert, which my husband and I split. He had a papardelle dish with lamb ragu, which was a little too salty to his taste. Otherwise, it was a satisfying experience for midweek lunch dining.

JG
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pasta and great service. The Caesar salad was a bit odd, but it was traditional for the chef, so I went with it. This is delicious food. Loved it!

1
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A wonderful tradition has just been started for Christmas Eve dinner after the Basilica in DC. Fantastic food, especially the pasta and wine! And a warm and family like atmosphere. Highly recommend!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious cozy meal! Love this spot for a romantic date night or simply to have some pasta and wine!

FN
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday night before Christmas. Food & service was perfect. Only negative was we were taken to our table 25 minutes after our reservation witch was for 7:45. Apologies were made by the hostess but that is a long time to wait.

a
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in DC. Wonderful place, ambiance, food, service, ...

M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brunch with pasta special and ricotta pancakes.

L
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had eggs Benedict, salty, perhaps the salmon and the sauce combined. Tried to eat it anyway, although heard the other diners complained. We have dined in here before and it was excellent. From food to service and quiet so I will still come back.