Treat that special woman in your life to a meal at La Perla this Mother's Day. We have an excellent wine selection and a large menu that can satisfy any palate. Please save room for dessert because we have fresh Gelato, pastries and so much more!
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Come and spend your Easter Sunday at Ristorante La Perla of Washington and enjoy an exquisite meal and atmosphere! We will have Chef Specials including traditional Neopolitan Easter Pie. Bring your entire family and let us take care of you.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Romantic and very classy restaurant. Service and food are great. Pricey, but Def worth it. Loved it!
We were a party of six, celebrating one of the group's birthday. The mixed background of our diners required that the restaurant provide fish, steak, salad, parking and transit availability. Almost of prominent importance was the ability to converse easily and hear each other. La Perla more than satisfied all of our needs. The food was excellent, service terrific and general atmosphere perfect. The owner came over to the table to check when he was told that there was a problem with one cocktail (switched out without and fuss), and a complimentary dessert served when our waiter overheard a birthday toast. This restaurant will be on each of our "must return" lists. And we were able to say that to each other and hear it!
Not many authentic Italian restaurants anymore, and this one is truly outstanding. Home made pasta and soups. Excellent selection of pasta, fish, salads and many other choices. Beautiful decor, and service is extremely professional. I have no complaints, just a first class experience.
Truly one of the best Italian restaurants in this area. Shrimp cocktails with the Chefs homemade sauce is delicious. Pasta and seafood were the main dishes and you can’t top the Kiss of Naples!
Great food, nice selection of Italian wines. Chef owner came out to our table and talked about our food and insure we were happy with our selections.
We've been visiting this place for several years when we are in DC. The food and service are always top notch and the owner always comes out to make sure you're happy. It's become a special place for us to go to for celebrations or special occassions. Highly recommended!
Dodd and service were very good.
Poor service from waiter. Food was good but not exceptional.
My second dining experience here and the food is still excelente! The Chef/Owner still comes out of the kitchen to check on guests dining. A very nice touch.
It’s a beautiful restaurant, but our waiter, although pleasant, struggled mightily with our ordinary drink order. While not the Waitors fault the food courses were slow to arrive. On the food, the portions were very small and the consensus is it was bland. It was delivered hot though. We all left hungry. Not expecting Filomena portions, but portions were significantly smaller than other area Italian restaurants
But the piece de resistance was the owner(assuming it was owner) offering next table free after dinner aperitifs, but not us.
We had been here a couple years back and it was fabulous
Food was fair - many food choices on the menu /maybe fewer choices and more attention to quality would make this restaurant a real gem. Our waiter was apparently new and quite combative when asked about explaining certain menu items. Got quite annoyed with us when he brought the wrong order to the table telling us we should have ordered what he brought.
Table was a bit small for the four of us. We were also very close to other tables so there wasn’t a lot of room. Food was great. Service good. Have eaten here many times in the past and it’s been very good so my less than fantastic experience this time around was probably just an aberration.
I booked a reservation for my birthday, as this was my first time coming to Washington DC, and I love Italian food. The service was great, greeted at door, waiter was attentive. The meal was phenomenal!! I highly recommend the chef’s special! (It’s named after him) I gave 4 stars because I indicated in my reservation that it was my birthday; I received no acknowledgement nor little cake or anything. Maybe this restaurant doesn’t do this, but then why do we have to give a reason for making the reservation?
Birthday. Was given a beautiful cheesecake with a sparkler!
Wonderful meal - service was exceptional
This is a very nice, elegant place just on the edge of Georgetown. The gnocchi are excellent and just the right sized portion. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The waiter was attentive without being intrusive. Just a very delightful evening.
Have been hosting business dinners there for several years; however, this was my wife's birthday dinner. She loves the restaurant and the food.
Food was disappointing- my wife had the Vitello Marianna Scalfaro and said it had not taste. I had the Chicken Medallion Sinatra and it was bland. The Penne Vodka was good however. Nice atmosphere and the service was solid.
Just OK. Food was good, service was better than food, price was OK. Overall, I would come back for a meal.
The best food in Washington DC
Wonderful service! Dorian my waiter was the best!
We were in the side room to the left, not the main dining room. The setting was perfect with a low noise level so that we could have a conversation without listening to others around us or having to shout to be heard. Service was excellent, attentive but nor intrusive. The food was as good as we remembered it from our first visit back in 2010. I cannot think of anything that was not excellent.
The chicken parm was very good but luke warm The server seemed to be absent most of the meal, but later apologized
Positive: Food was good. My wife said it was the best Chicken parm that she as ever had. I had the broiled seafood platter. Scallops were wonderful. Shrimp was good.
Negative: everything else. My 9yo daughter asked for a kids menu. The waiter asked if she wanted spaghetti and meatballs or cheese ravioli in a "kids size". She chose spaghetti and meatballs. When it as brought out, it was a full plate adult sized serving (that we were charged $24 for!).
We arrived at 5:30pm. There was one other guest seated in the entire restaurant. There were 5 waitstaff standing around the bar talking. Not busy at all. I ran out of water twice and soda once. All three times I had to ask for refills. Our waiter checked on us once when we first got our food then disappeared after that for at least 30 minutes.
Food: I ordered the broiled seafood platter. I got 2 and 1/2 scallops ( you could see the knife marks where the half was cut!) , a 4oz lobster tail ( that was overcooked and rubbery) and a SINGLE, solitary shrimp. ($38 for that!) It also came with a 4oz dish of spaghetti swimming in garlic butter. I also ordered the broccoll rabe side dish. It was a canned product that was more warmed up than sauteed. For $9, I expected fresh with a vibrant flavor Not something that looked and tasted like supermarket frozen spinach.
I will not recommend LaPerla to anyone. Way overpriced for the product served. Food was great in some ways but terrible in others (a lot more bad than good) . Service is lacking. 1 star out 5.
Best classic Italian food I have ever had in the dc area. The pasta is excellent - dining room is traditional, elegant and tasteful. Not noisy at all- was easy to carry on a conversation . Loved it!
Have dined here many times and never disappoints. The food is amazing and the staff is very friendly.
great as usual. The personal touches are really appreciated. It makes the wonderful food even more appreciated.
Tasteless food, warm wine and poor service. A total disappointment
As always great food and service
The service was really difficult. We had to ask repeatedly for them to come over and take our order, receive the check, order drinks, etc. The food was decent but I ate there about three years earlier and had such a great experience and the food then was outstanding. Not sure what changed, but I hope they can change it back!
Excellent! Perhaps the best Italian Trattoria in all of DC. Food was superb, service excellent, great ambience and quiet. I'll eat here every time I visit DC
As always, food was very good. Specials were comfortably different and tasty. Have eaten here many times and the restaurant does not disappoint.
This is really the best kept secret in DC. Absolutely the best food in town!!
Wonderful as always!!!
The foot and service were excellent but the price is step from what you receive -welcome to DC
Very quaint and tucked away. I believe him to be the owner, circulated the dining room while we ate. I would recommend.
Awesome restaurant. Best Italian in the area. Very nice chef! Comes out and chats to everyone.
The food was not worth the price. I felt that the portions were small for the price paid. The vegetables were cold but with the slow and impersonal service, we did not send them back. The main dishes were tasty, but not worth the price.
The organization seemed a little chaotic; No one was ready to valet the car, the bartender was silent and somehow I missed the prices of the entrees, when looking online. Only three shrimp for $31
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Excellent restaurant. Excellent value
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