Sfoglina Van Ness

4.7
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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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Sun 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM

What 568 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.5
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4.6
ambience
4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love everything about Sfoglina!!

ES
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always pass by Sfoglina downtown and always curious about it. Finally, we decided to try it for Valentine's Day but was not able to secure a reservation-of course (deciding last minute is ALWAYS a bad idea)! Since their downtown location isn't open for lunch on Saturdays,we went to the Van Ness location. It certainly did not disappoint! A well deserved Michelin award. The food is fantastic and the ambiance is simply amazing. The staff are also very attentive. Glad the downtown location is in our neighborhood.

j
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were both absolutely amazing. Every encounter I had with the staff was nothing short of amazing. I have been trying to get a reservation here for a while now, and just my luck, they had an opening for Valentine's Day. Despite usually being always booked, seriously do not stop checking until you get a reservation! My boyfriend and I are always looking for great places to eat and this absolutely topped any place we have been to this day. We got burrata, prosciutto, and the octopus for the appetizers. For the main course I had the Squid Ink pasta with lobster, and he had the Spirulina Garganelli. Best. Pasta. Ever. You can always tell the difference between homemade pasta and store bought ones. This will be the best fresh pasta you will ever taste! Will continue to rave about this place until I can go again!

DB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a wonderful and lovely Valentine's Day dinner. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. The pasta special with diced beet and goat cheese in a lemon poppyseed sauce was amazing and the Sardinian cavatelle was sublime. We love Sfoglina!

CH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Sfoglina use to be my go-to restaurant. When I took friends there three days ago, I couldn’t believe it was the same restaurant! The service was terrible and my lobster inedible. When I complained to both the waiter and the manager, they were indifferent. I shall not return.

SA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sfoglina is a DC gem. The food,service and dining experience are excellent.

MJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the staff was very friendly and welcoming.

R
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance, outstanding food, very friendly staff.

EC
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is consistently excellent in terms of service, food and ambiance. I always have a wonderful experience when I visit as do those who come with me.

TL
Washington DC
137 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A return visit for friendly atmosphere and terrific food plus serve. A rare terrific restaurant for the ‘hood.

JB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere! Will definitely return.

H
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding down the line. The texture of the pastas was incredible. Service was attentive, and advice was thoughtful and helpful. Wine prices were quite high, although the variety and depth of Italian choices were excellent.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They forgot to put a candle in our dessert.

w
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very good except that when we were present at the bill it was for $114 as opposed to the 427 that it should've been. We immediately told the server which then prompted lead to a 15 to 20 minute delay in the right bill being brought to us. Would've been nice if a drink or dessert would've been offered during this delay. It would also have been nice if someone had thanked us for making this mistake clear.

JC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took friends for a birthday dinner. The food was delicious and the wait staff was very receptive!

SF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice back room, with lots of fabric to keep down noise. Food different, delicious, interesting choices. Server very well informed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

service could’ve used some refining. we asked for salt and pepper and, no sooner had it been brought to the table, than it was taken again. we went through this scenario three times. the waitress was nice but... really... perhaps sfoglina could invest in a few more bottles of both.

a
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was quiet Which may have been due to Super Bowl night. Nonetheless we sat on the heated covered porch which was delightful. The service was great and the food was great Albeit I sure wish the portions were about 30% more larger. Grilled squid was delicious as was the pasta Teléfono and the sword fish.

B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service was not great during our meal. We were a large party and waited a while for drinks orders and food orders. One of our party did not get her meal when everyone else's was served and had to wait another 10 mins for it to arrive. That said, Sfoglina did make it up by giving us one of each dessert on the house. That was very nice of them!

S
Washington DC
103 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best experiences we have ever had at dinner in the DMV as well as some of the larger metropolitan markets like NY, SF, LA and Chicago. The staff could not have done a better job.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the hostess, to the server, to the sweetest busser, the phenomenal food, and the great ambiance, it was a wonderful dining experience

G
Washington DC
121 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Food, service, atmosphere — just fabulous.

M
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service
Great experience
Elegant

SH
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Chicken that was very good previously was dry. Brussel sprouts which were so very good on previous visits was again not the same. Not the very same taste. A bit disappointed in my visit.

O
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous and unique food. Great service. We had lunch and it was not crowded. I suspect that a crowded dinner crowd could be very loud. It was worth the trip from Virginia. Not cheap (but I guess that a $100 bottle of wine contributed!)

AR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabuloso as always! The best restaurant in town.

t
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
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 on January 24, 2020
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
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! Awesome!

D
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Neighborhood Gem!

F
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service. Very enjoyable

v
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BF
Washington DC
20 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
40 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
11 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
9 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