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Vendetta

3.7
68 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Vendetta is definitely the place to go on Friday nights. With a full bar serving up a range of draft beers and cocktails, the fun is evident from the moment you walk through the door. There is much more than just drinking going on here, however, as the food continually gets rave reviews. The $2 taco Tuesdays at Vendetta have become especially popular.

If you are looking for a new happy hour location, Vendetta is also the place to be. With daily specials on the menu, and drink specials continuing into the night every day of the week, this establishment can easily become your regular hangout.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00am
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Phone number
(202) 399-3201
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Cross street: 12th and H NE
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What 68 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.7
  based on all time ratings
3.5
food
3.9
service
3.9
ambience
Noise · Moderate
77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipumcp2011 (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined on June 18, 2015

This restaurant was incorrectly listed as an Italian restaurant on Open Table. It had one pasta dish that I can remember and it came out tasting somewhat cold/old, the meatballs tasted as like they were purchased in bulk, frozen. Overall, slightly disappointed. This "restaurant" is much more of a dive bar. Ordered a glass of wine which certainly tasted like it had been from a bottle open behind the bar for a few days. Would not come here for a nice or even quiet dinner - as many other patrons were very loudly playing the bocce and connect four games.

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vipnesrobin4 (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on April 25, 2015

My friend and I enjoyed our dinners. I think there is a disconnect between the online menu versus the actual menu, but I was able to enjoy the roasted chicken. Since the menu changes each season, we look forward to coming back to taste the other meal options.

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smkb (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on April 25, 2015

Pretty standard brunch fare with good service. Restaurant was pretty empty, but that made it an easy seating for a table of six. Coffee was rather expensive compared to food.

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jmg0354 (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on April 18, 2015

Excellent service. All 6 members of our party ordered differently and were quite satisfied.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on April 9, 2015

Nice Neighborhood bar to relax and have a drink. Spaghetti with meatballs are quite tasty. Opera on tap was a unique experience and the venue was very appropriate.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on March 1, 2015

I went to Vendetta for the jazz brunch with the Captones, held on the first Sunday of every month. The brunch menu features lots of comfort food with some Italian flare, and the band did an excellent job with classics like Our Love Is Here to Stay and even La Vie en Rose. Thoroughly enjoyable!

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Dulce1281 (Washington DC)
2.0
Dined on January 4, 2015

The concept is nice, but when a group of 5 of us arrived for brunch, there was a very LOUD band playing. For brunch, seriously? We're talking drums so loud and a singer singing at the top of his voice so that I couldn't even hear the person across from me at the tiny table. I wasn't hungover (hadn't even been drinking the night before), and although the music was good, it quickly gave me a pounding headache and defeated the purpose of having brunch there.

The food also comes in wire baskets with tissue/wax paper in them, which was acceptable for serving burgers and fries, but definitely not for my sausage and biscuits. (Very messy.) Other than the Hangover Sandwich (which my husband loved), all of the rest of the food was blah.

And although the waiter did successfully get the band to quiet down (by dismissing the backup musicians), he was frequently absent, took a long time to take our orders, and forgot simple things (like bringing coffee out, without any sugar/cream or even offering. Then once asked, took about 15 minutes to even bring those.)

Like I said, good start, good concept, but needs serious improving.

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Stephanie (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on December 6, 2014

Prosecco on tap makes for a fantastic bottomless brunch, and the service was exceptional! Everyone on my group had a great time :)

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smrtcar (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on October 31, 2014

We visited on a double date with friends and started with a couple of drinks. Our food arrived, a little out of sequence but not a big deal, and it was delicious and fresh and hot. We played a couple of rounds of bocci and used the glow balls. The music was great for us and your server was friendly and fun. He made amends with the food sequencing with a round of limoncellos. :) We'll be back, and in greater numbers :)

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wechslem (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined on October 4, 2014

The food I ordered -- the grilled ceasar salad and the zucchini frieds -- were very tasty. But I ended up ordering them because I didn't really have a hankering for much else on the menu. I do wish the restaurant had more choices on the menu. And it also would have been nice to have the option of ordering a special--there were none.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00am
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Cross street
12th and H NE
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(202) 399-3201
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Entertainment
Two 30-foot bocce ball courts are available for play on a first come, first serve basis during operating hours. The courts were constructed classically using stone, pulverized granite, and crushed oyster shell. There is no charge to play bocce however, groups wishing to reserve that court for private use are requested to email events@vendettadc.com.
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Parking details
Metered and un-metered street parking is available every day on H Street and the surrounding neighborhood.
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Public transit
Closest Metro: Union Station (Red Line) and New York Avenue (Red Line)
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Executive chef
Lawrence Semanyk
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine