Urbana Dining & Drinks

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Italian
Located in the heart of Dupont Circle, Urbana Dining & Drinks imports the flavors and culinary craftsmanship of Italy to DC’s most cosmopolitan neighborhood. You’re in the capable hands of our stellar team, as our neighborhood bartenders craft you a thoughtful happy-hour cocktail and Chef Ethan tempts your taste buds with his house-made artisan pizza, inspired by our local purveyors from the DMV area.
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vipSharonH
New York Area
401 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Cute little place for pizza. Nice outdoor set up. Would return.

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CarrieM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the bottomless drinks were a great value. I would definitely go back again.

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vipFallonD
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I stopped by Urbana Dining and Drinks for brunch. I enjoyed the endless pizza and bottomless mimosas. I loved the Arugula and Prosciutto pizza and the Tequila Sunrise was perfect! I'll definitely come back again.

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PatrickM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an incredible experience for brunch or happy hour.

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vipTVGLove
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time staying at a hotel since COVID 19. Dining at Urbana has always been a favorite experience. Food was fabulous as always and good service. Only challenge was that Open Table had reservations available before the restaurant opened for business. I was booked for 9:30am, but they don't open until 11am.

Outside of that snafus... it was a fabulous experience.

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BLane
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The brunch was LITTY! I didn't love the pancakes (they were good pancakes, but I didn't taste the lemon in the lemon ricotta) and it was comp'd for me! We received bottles of champagne for the table (we all ordered bottomless) which is far more convienant than waiting for a waiter to come back around with a refill. The patio isn't really covered, more like umbrellas for each table so there will be some sun at some point. Overall, I had good company and a good time---I'd return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wish the hours were extended for brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed. Nobody answered the phone. This occurred despite their opentable information clearly updated for social distancing.

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EllieH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, attentive waitress. The star of our meal was the scallops.

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vipShaiC
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious gluten free pasta and pizza!

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vipMichaelP
31 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The last time I dined at Urbana was over 10 years ago and, at that time, Urbana was not only a great restaurant but also a hip and happening place. Sadly, that is no longer the case. The overall look was tired and worn. The menu uninspiring. The service was slow. After ordering drinks and talking with my date, we decided to leave and dine elsewhere.

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KathleenW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best Salmon ever had-cooked exactly as ordered with tasty flavors.

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RoyC
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not much to say. Neighborhood pub/restaurant. Exactly what it purports to be. Did a good job for that.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The apple pie is to die for!!🥰😍

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AlexT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent modern interior. Food is really delicious. We had the octopus appetizer, really soft and flavorful. Friendly staff who were quick to respond.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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vipEMMY
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It’s....ok. Service was a little slow, food was uneven. The staff kindly and quite unexpectedly gave our table dessert when they learned we were celebrating an occasion. To be fair, we hadn’t been in a while and didn’t realize the changes that had been made (lots of high tops, primarily pizza and pasta) but even accounting for the style of the restaurant, the kitchen is not on par with where it was before.

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vipLaLucBites
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Poor service from our waiter and very underwhelming food.

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stevena
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a last minute large group of 15 and were so happy to be able to get our entire group at one big table in what was essentially our own room.

The service, drinks and food was outstanding.

Urbana Dining & Drinks
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thanks Stevena, Very happy we were able to accommodate your group, we love big parties! Hope to see you back soon. Cheers, Ryan

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience3

While the food and service at the table was good the host/reception was the worst one can imagine. Despite having a reservation we were made to wait which we did not mind but then they told us they don’t have a table for us and if we want to eat we can sit on the bar. I politely indicated that we have a reservation and the host rudely said it is on a first come first basis. I said not when you have a confirmed reservation to which he again rudely replied “your only choice is to sit at the bar”. because I had a guest and did not want to look for another restaurant as the weather was cold we sat at the bar anyway. The only reason they could not give us a table was because a large groups without a reservation showed up and they just put all the tables together to accommodate them basically immediate income was better that long term customer satisfaction. I will never go back there again and ideally they should fire that rude guy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

I would for drinks, the location and the atmosphere. The food is only so, so.

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AmyD
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food is great. The serving size was much bigger than other restaurant week meals. However, the service is terrible. If you come, expect food to take a very long time and don't expect any attentiveness by the staff.

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Lasaben0
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Came for restaurant week winter 2020. Food was tasty but service was so slow. Took a long time to get just about everything.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

There was a cork piece in the wine but otherwise the food was amazing and well cooked. Our server was very polite and made sure we were well taken care of.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Seemed a bit off for Tuesday night. Service was really slow and lacking attention. When the one server came by he didn’t even pour our water he set a bottle down and walked away. Our other server took almost 15 min to acknowledge us and we didn’t see her again till time for the check.

Used to really like this place but seems they have slid in their service lately. Food is still really good but it’s offset by a really poor service experience.

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AnnaK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and full menu selection with few restrictions during the DC Restaurant Week

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vipindianfoodie
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Overall the food was delicious and the service was great. Food came out quickly and tasty.

For apps we had the Fritti Misti and Burrata. Fritti Misti was good — nothing amazing. But nice if you like fried food. The burrata had great flavor! Serving sizes for apps are what you expect for the price— good.

Main course included Tagliatelle: yummy—and flavorful as expected. Glad they included a little spice! Second dish was the Pappardelle, absolutely must have. It was delicious.

We didn’t eat much earlier in the day and since everything was going pretty well, we indulged in dessert :)

Dessert 1: chocolate boudino. The boudino was mouth watering. The pistachio ice cream which it was paired with did not come through on the flavor. But I’m a chocolate lover and having a cold ice cream with warm chocolate.. I was happy. Wish they could have done more on the flavor though of the pistachio— big pistachio fan.

Dessert 2: Apple pie with ice cream. This was soo good. I rarely have apple pie— used to be a thing I would get on road trips via McDonald’s. Figure I try the upscale version. Maybe my standards aren’t too high for this one ;-) But I loved it. Definitely enjoyed the better ingredients in comparison to fast food.

Great ambience and food— recommend to try it out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jay Charlie Dante and Lauren are the best. Stay here often And now on an 8 day stay and service is always superb. Plus always treated by the sweet hostess staff of Evelin, Pilar and Tierra!!!

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RocM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Wonderful Feast of the 7 Fishes Meal on Christmas Eve. Service was a bit spotty but manager stepped in and made things right. Food was superbly prepared and well presented. Reasonably priced. I don't dine in DC often but would return for next year's Feast.

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devm
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved dinner at Urbana. I was celebrating my birthday with a group of friends and we were placed in a very nice private room! The Bucatini I had was amazing and I also had a chance to try the Roasted Chicken entree which was seasoned to perfection. The ambience was great as well. I would recommend for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

My friends and I came for the “Pizza Party” brunch. Most of us got bellinis and they brought us full bottles of champagne with multiple juices, which was great! The pizzas had a good variety and were pretty tasty. It was pretty empty for a Saturday brunch. The service was so-so as our waiter apparently left about 3/4 of the way through our meal and we were left waiting for our checks for a bit.

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vipAnneD
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A comfortable option if you are staying at the Kimpton Palomar. Friendly wait staff make you feel welcome. Well stocked bar and nicely crafted Italian cuisine. I would recommend this place as an integral part of your visit to DuPont Circle.

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vipmycva
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My party of 9 had a great brunch at Urbana. We were given a private room which worked great for our large group. The bottomless drinks were well received and the food was quite good. Some had the breakfast stromboli and some went the way of lunch with the pizza and burger and PLT sandwich. Everyone seemed pleased.

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vipBobbyK321
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Urbana is an oasis in a decent sized city. Multiple food offerings with a great drinks menu. The staff will want to know you but allow you to indulge. May not be a foodie’s paradise but this is my local Thursday evening spot. You cannot go wrong with their happy hour!

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vipSag6h
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was shockingly good— every bit on par in terms of flavor, presentation and quality as some of the top 25 type restaurants that Urbana would never find itself on. It’s too bad the place is semi subterranean and in a hotel. With cooking like this, it should generate more attention than it does

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vipSR73
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday brunch and they gave us a private room which was nice they were super accommodating and the food was delicious I highly recommend

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SabrinaJ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everyone was friendly and attentive.

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Cassi
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The food took a while before it was served, but the melon and proscuitto appetizer and the pizza were great! The waitress only ever interacted with us to take our orders and drop off our food, and never checked in. We ordered the baby octopus appetizer, but the octopus was very fishy, so we mentioned it to the manager who checked in on us inquiring about the octopus, but no one ever came back to follow up.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We ran into a perfect storm of issues at Urbana. Took forever to get our order in, and when we finally did, it took almost 1 hour for food to arrive. 4 tables around us ordered after and all were served well before us. When pizza arrived it was terribly Undercooked, with way too much sauce. The gluten free pizzas were particularly disgusting. There was a lovely female manager that tried to solve our issues, but there was no coming back from the disaster. Staying at the Mandarin, it was on their recommendation we eat there. We have informed them of our experience. Hole in the wall pizza joints serve much better pizza than this. They did comp our meal, which was kind, but unfortunately, we would have been happy to pay for a quality meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall good experience, the service was good but did have to prompt the server a couple times for different items. Everyone was super friendly and accommodating

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Urbana Dining & Drinks is rated 4.3 stars by 1455 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.