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Ristorante La Perla of Washington

4.6
769 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Wine Bar
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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
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Phone number
(202) 333-1767
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Cross street: 26th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW
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What 769 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

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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vipflevy (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

Wonderful as always!!!

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vipPathfinderswb (New England)
3.0
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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SMChic 
5.0
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.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
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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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0
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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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
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
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Wine Bar
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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
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Cross street
26th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(202) 333-1767
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Entertainment
We have eclectic selection of soft background music that plays through lunch and dinner.
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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.
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Parking details
We offer Valet Parking for $6 at dinner. Street parking options are also available.
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Public transit
We are located within a walking distance from the Foggy-Bottom Metro Station which is serviced by the Blue and Orange Lines.
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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
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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.