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Sfoglina Van Ness

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706 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

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About

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.

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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
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RTB24
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this restaurant whether for occasions or casual.

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EmeliaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Very good but very very overpriced

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vipPhyllis
Washington DC
86 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at Sfoglina Van Ness several times; however, this was the first time during Covid. The food, the service, the ambiance, everything about our dining experience was first class. Detail was paid to cleaniness by the servers and we will definitely return.

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letthemeatsteak
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Sfoglina for our anniversary this year. It was the first restaurant we had visited since the COVID quarantine began. It was absolutely OUTSTANDING. The service, the food, the safety measures all were beyond impressive.

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AmandaB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Sfoglina. The service was in point - friendly and attentive. The food was outstanding - fresh ingredients and everything tasted homemade. We loved the decor and the ambience. Can’t wait to go back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was perfect. However, they would not honor our Opentable $25 reward card because we did not have a physical card.

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vipPatti
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Great food, service so-so

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TaeK
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our hostess and waitress were both amazing! Emily and Tetiana were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. I have eaten here a few times now and the food is consistently delicious!

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vipBrittanyB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first meal out since the pandemic, and Sfoglina did a fantastic job making everything feel safe! The food was outstanding, and we sat outside on the patio, which was really lovely. I felt very comfortable there and look forward to going back!

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Devassal
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This time Sfoglina was quite disappointing. The appetizers were as good as they used to be but the entrees were not the fine cuisine this restaurant used to serve. The raviolis were very heavy and had a chow type of taste and the branzino was tiny and served with a tomatoes sauce that overpowered the taste of the fish. The prices were extremely high for the quality and the limited menu offered.
Overall we were not happy at all and will not be back. Sad really, this used to be such a good restaurant.

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GeoffS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great. We were celebrating our anniversary which Sfoglina recognized with a lovely card but, unlike last year, no complimentary Prosecco. Otherwise we enjoyed our dinner, and welcomed the quiet that resulted from the separation of the tables. Sfoglina has done an excellent job of making the restaurant feel like a safe place to dine, despite coronavirus.

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HopeC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was just as delicious as I recalled. My friend enjoyed it.....it was a big bday celebration and he thoroughly enjoyed himself! I would recommend for special occasions, date night, brunch, etc.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent pasta. Grilled sea bass was perfectly prepared. Tasty cocktails. Staff is helpful and knowledgeable. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe! First time dining with Covid. Well done

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PiaR
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service excellent location and prestigious service

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AngelaD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Due to our current situation, we preferred to dine outside which was very nice just a bit noisy due to traffic on Connecticut Avenue. However, the food was wonderful specifically the kale salad. It was beautifully presented and tasted just as good. I had the brandzino and my husband had the seabass and we each had sides of pasta. All was wonderfully prepared. We will return to try another fan favorite.

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vipFrankP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sfoglina works too hard regarding the preparation of its pasta. They make their own pasta and it is outstanding, but then add too much flavor and ingredients to the preparation. Overall, the restaurant and its group is wonderful, but I can't help but wonder if there is a way to serve pasta simply prepared and, a little less pricey so that it doesn't break the bank to have a nice dinner on a Friday night.

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Billsfoodfinds
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first outing since the lockdown...caring staff, great food, very nice wine. understand why Michelin recognizes their quality. will be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was extremely wonderful!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal. The service was wonderful. I enjoyed learning the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of the food they served. And I appreciated the passion for delicious and sustainable food.

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vipbethesdalocal
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was not as good as last year

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BenK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Sat outside because of COVID. Weather was great and outside seating was too. Both dishes my date and I had were terrific as were our cocktails. My only complaint is the portion size compared to price. I showed up hungry and left hungry. Great food and atmosphere, not so great portions.

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CraigS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pasta is excellent as always. Meatballs, polenta and summer tomatoes! Short rib... Loved the peaches and tiramisu and gelato.

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PatriciaK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us ate outside. Every dish was outstanding. Drinks, too. Highly recommend.

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MichaelB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was outstanding as usual at Sfoligna - everything from the drinks to the food was prepared so well, so professionally. If the ambiance and service were affected, it is because of the COVID precautions imposed on the restaurant by DC. Not the fault of the very professional server, who had to work around these sometimes awkward hurdles to ensure we had a nice meal. I was surprised by the 4% sanitizing fee on the check at the end of the meal - I think that should have been made clear on the front end of the meal - but given the current environment, I was not opposed to paying it.

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EmilyO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding! Every staff person we dealt with was very friendly - the hostess even offered me bug spray (we were seated on the patio). The food was tasty and had options to accommodate different diets (gluten-free, vegan).

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vipEdithC
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we had a delicious dinner served with courtesy and expertise while sitting outside on the patio like space. All was sanitized and co-vid safe and we were delighted to be back at a favorite restaurant whose food and wine are so outstanding as well as the service. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful in every way!

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HappyDiner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great night. Felt really safe, the food was excellent and our server was wonderful. Will definitely be back.

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vipYukiS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All foods were great, but I got three mosquito bites during dinner. I strongly recommend to use Mosquito Repellent before going to dinner for outside seat.

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vipSMILMJ
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
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

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vipJPSmith
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great service and felt safe during Covid times. Will return when I am back in DC!

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LadyGator
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner

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DebRutter
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipLarry
Washington DC
312 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.

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

Yummy birthday dinner!

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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!

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JonA
Hawaii
1 review