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About Ristorante La Perla of Washington

The restaurant of choice of many distinguished diners and restaurant critics, Ristorante La Perla of Washington, located near Georgetown at the tail-end of the historic Pennsylvania Avenue, takes its diners on a culinary journey through Italy with elegant decor surpassed only by authentic mouth-watering Italian masterpieces. During Lunch and Dinner hours, pastas and flavorful sauces simmer while prime meats, poultry, seafood and vegetables roast to treat diners to a little bit of heaven, with a long lasting memory for your taste buds, thanks to the vision of famous chef Vittorio Testa, who has kept alive the Italian culinary tradition for over three decades.

Chef-Owner Vittorio Testa will make you feel like you're dining in his house. The waiters exceed expectations, and the space is garnished with painted tiles and Venetian glass to make every dining occasion a memorable one. There's also Private dining and Outdoor seating when the weather permits.

2600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.
Washington, DC 20037
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Tuesday: 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Wednesday: 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am–11:30 pm
Saturday: 4:00 pm–11:30 pm
Sunday: 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

Cross Street:
26th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 333-1767

Website:
http://www.laperlaofwashington.com/

Entertainment:
We have eclectic selection of soft background music that plays through lunch and dinner.

Catering:
Ristorante La Perla located in Georgetown is famous for its banquets and catering. La Perla offers services like private dining, banquets, wedding catering, event catering and private parties. We can cater to any needs that a customer could desire. You can come to us or we can come to you. We will develop a menu that exceeds your expectations.

Please call 202-333-1767 to inquiry about any of our services and to learn more.

Parking Details:
We offer Valet Parking for $6 at dinner. Street parking options are also available.

Public Transit:
We are located within a walking distance from the Foggy-Bottom Metro Station which is serviced by the Blue and Orange Lines.

Executive Chef:
Vittorio Testa

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We can accommodate any of your needs that include weddings, private events or catering.

Ristorante La Perla located in Georgetown is famous for its banquets and catering. La Perla offers services like private dining, banquets, wedding catering, event catering and private parties. We can cater to any needs that a customer could desire. You can come to us or we can come to you. We will develop a menu that exceeds your expectations.

Please call 202-333-1767 to inquiry about any of our services and to learn more.

Ristorante La Perla of Washington Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (26)
Good for a Date (21)
Special Occasion (21)
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Quiet Conversation (19)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Business Meals (16)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Romantic (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Notable Wine List (8)
Cozy (6)
Casual (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Fun (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

As always, food was very good. Specials were comfortably different and tasty. Have eaten here many times and the restaurant does not disappoint.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This is really the best kept secret in DC. Absolutely the best food in town!!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Wonderful as always!!!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The foot and service were excellent but the price is step from what you receive -welcome to DC

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very quaint and tucked away. I believe him to be the owner, circulated the dining room while we ate. I would recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great
Everything great except this survey that forces you to expand comments prior to accepting your review
Excellent restaurant. Excellent value
Terrible obnoxious survey

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very good and good ambience chef came few times to ask for food quality and flavors

Tags: Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We went to LaPerla after a show at the Kennedy center. We has a reservation, and were taken to our table right away, given menus, and our drink order was taken. Within 5 minutes the owner /head chef came to our table and introduced himself to us!. We had 3 generations of family, everyone ordered something different, and was very satisfied with their meals. The pastas were all very fresh, the veal was tender an flavorful, and the senior generation was very glad that the portions were not huge ( who are also New Yorkers who eat out in NYC all the time).
The staff were wonderful and attentive, by the end of the meal were were deciding what we would have next time we came.
Also, the restaurant is absolutely beautiful.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Tasty, fresh cuisine. Portion sizes, quality, presentation fair value for price. Wines marked up which is typical at any restaurant so again fair.
Enjoyed the meal. Waiter became challenged when volume of customers increased.
Maître de was excellent and welcomed us upon arrival and was gracious upon our departure. Unique and cool ambiance.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent classy wonderful evening and dinner . Seafood, pastas to highlight an Italian feast. Staff made the night. Food outstanding

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

always a winner to dine at La Perla! The service a

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The food is amazing and an extensive menu where anyone can find something to eat. The service befits a white table cloth restaurant. A group of four women, we had a two hour dinner prior to attending a ballet musical at the Kennedy Center. We left the restaurant happy and charmed with a farewell by the Chef.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Best cannoli in DC!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Visited La Perla last weekend for daughter’s pre- graduation dinner celebration. Closest because of location, Italian food which my daughter requested, and good reviews overall on TripAdvisor.

The food was fairly good, the setting is nice although a bit noisy at times, and the location convenient.

On the flip side, the service was ridiculously slow, even for Saturday night, over an hour to receive our entrées, no apologies whatsoever. Note to owners: this is really not good business, least you could do would be to offer a complementary dessert or coffee. Something. As it is, we will not likely be going back, particularly given all of the other great dining options in the Georgetown area.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We came to this restaurant to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and we were very glad we did. The food, the wine selection and the service are superb. We were lucky to be waited on by ‘Sultan’. Absolutely remarkable service, very knowledgeable of the food and wines. The ”Bistecca Alla Fiorentina” and the Limoncello took us straight back to our wonderful time in Florence...

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food and great atmosphere. My wife and daughters and I had dinner before heading to the Kennedy Center. Service was great from the moment we walked in. We arrived about 10 min earlier than our 6pm reservation, but still got seated immediately. The chef made rounds through the dining area to ask how we were doing. Portion sizes were actually perfect...you get your money’s worth, but not an overload such that you feel the need to take half of it home.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

having eaten here many times, it is good to know that quality and service are still as high as ever.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Very upscale restaurant with excellent wine choices and authentic Italian dishes.

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Very disappointing. I had the chef’s special pappardelle - pasta texture was good and seafood very fresh, but flavour entirely overwhelmed by the sweet sauce whose orange-pink artificial colour was also a turn-off. One of my companions had the fish soup and described it as “very ordinary”. My other companion enjoyed his carbonara. We’d possibly have been more forgiving about the food if the service hadn’t been so appalling. Our waiter was rude, arrogant, ignorant and careless - repeatedly missed things we’d ordered, forgot to bring a spoon for the soup and was rarely in sight - we had to keep asking other waiters for water, cutlery, drinks, check etc. We went elsewhere for dessert.

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Very old school Italian food and decor beautifully done

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We were very disappointed with the service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Good spot if you are going to the Kennedy Center. Main dish portions are smaller in size. The food was just ok, could have a bit more too it. Staff was very nice. The dessert was on point! Had the chocolate mousse cake, very yummy! Valet is available if needed which we did for $6.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We were looking for a nice restaurant in the Georgetown area. Ristorante La Perla had a great menu with plenty of choices for any diner. The staff was very welcoming and we received great advice on the menu and wine choices. Thank you!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This place is absolutely amazing. We discovered before we moved and we absolutely go back every time we are in town... its that good!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fabulous. Entertaining relatives and they loved every morsel.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very good dinner with my daughter and college friends only disappointment was the chef not saying hello to our table. He came out twice and skipped our table both times, kind of offended.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Always great service and great food. As usual, the owners attention and greeting without fail.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fantastic! Selected a great Italian Baroloa wine that complimented our dining intentions. I started the meal with an amazing bowl of pasta fagioli (beans) soup. Being 100% old world Italian this is the best pasta fagioli I have tasted. I matched that with an exquisite entrée of thinly sliced veal and eggplant, lightly fried in a white wine sauce. Date enjoyed a wonderful branzini filet matched with an exquisite green salad. Dessert we shared an amazing slice of almond cake and espresso. Our waiter was informative and cordial and we are planning returning in the near future. Best Italian dining by Chef Testa in DC!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our family had a fantastic meal there while we were on vacation!
It was so nice that the chef (? owner) came to the table to speak to us. It made our visit extra special.
We will be back if we ever get to DC again!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had a lovely corner table for the 6 of us. We all ordered something different and we each felt we’d chosen the best! It was a wonderful evening topped off by a visit from the chef/owner.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Everything was delicious from salad to entrees. The four of us tasted each other's dinners and had a selection of good choices. We will be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I will definitely go back again then next time I am in town!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was our first visit to Ristorante La Perla and we will definitely be going back. The menu is very diverse; I thoroughly enjoyed the Scallopina Filletto Di Cinghiale Alla Viennese ( wild boar with a rosemary/lemon/dry vermouth/caper sauce) and my husband's dish was also scrumptuous. He had the Linguine Vittorio which was notable for it's generous serving of lobster and the luscious taste of the lobster seafood stock that it was cooked in. Portions are generous without being overwhelming. The wine selections are also very good- we chose a good Barbera, and finished up with a cannoli and tiramisu. Desserts are also made in-house. The chef made a brief appearance and was charming. A delightful evening with great, classic, well made Italian food.A 10 minute walk to the Kennedy Center.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Laura was excellent as usual! Food fantastic!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

My husband and I were so happy to get a table for an early dinner before Kennedy Center event. The service was excellent, the chef came out to greet us, and after an amazing meal our server brought us a complimentary Limoncello! I had pasta with lobster, crab, and shrimp in a tomato creme sauce that was not heavy at all. The prices for both meal and wine were very reasonable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food at La Perla is outstanding and the service is competent. The owner’s pride and attentiveness are evident. Kind of pricy, or we would go more often.

Tags: Vegan, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Hadn’t been in a while. Dinner with a friend on Saturday, 11/4, did not let me down. Delicious as always, reasonably-priced bottle of wine, and a visit by the Owner!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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