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Via Sophia Washington DC, Washington, DC

Via Sophia Washington DC

4.3
4.3
663 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Via Sophia reimagines the osteria experience for downtown D.C; where classic Italian dishes and fresh-from-the-oven pizzas are paired with bespoke beverages and a discerning wine list. With a focus on quality, consistency, and hospitality, we offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere for every guest, at any time of the day.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Pizzeria
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 218-7575
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Colin Clark
  • Catering
    Any party of 11 or more will need to choose from a special large party menu that starts at $50 per person.
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private room that is available for up to 36 guests.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    14th & K Street
  • Parking details
    Valet parking provided by the Hamilton Hotel for $10.00
  • Public transit
    Red Line to Farragut North, Walk three blocks south on K street
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • SOCIETY LUXURY COCKTAIL BAR

    Feb 7 - Mar 14, 2024
    Experience our Hidden Ultra Luxury Cocktail bar. Our mixologists will delight your taste buds with ultra premium spirits in a hidden cocktail bar.
    SOCIETY LUXURY COCKTAIL BAR Photo
  • Hanami Pop-Up Bar

    Mar 15 - Apr 27, 2024
    This spring, immerse yourself in the beauty of cherry blossom season at the Hanami Pop-Up Bar at Hamilton Hotel. From extravagant floral arrangements to whimsical cherry blossom-inspired decor, every detail has been meticulously crafted to capture the beauty of this iconic season and pay homage to the historic tradition of the blooms in Washington, D.C. Available from March 15th through April 30, guests can enjoy a unique selection of expertly-crafted cocktails and small plates inspired by the delicate beauty of cherry blossoms. Join us as we blend tradition with innovation, celebrating the spirit of friendship and the magic of spring at the Hanami Pop-Up Bar. With only 14 seats available, this experience is in high demand.
    Hanami Pop-Up Bar Photo
  • Three Course Prix Fixe Lunch

    $25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Three course lunch menu for $25. Gazpacho, then any salad, sandwich, or pasta, followed by tiramisu.

What 663 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

663 Reviews
  1. DCkpg

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I ordered a three course brunch with salad, eggs Benedict, and tiramisu. I also ordered the unlimited mimosas. Salad was great. Eggs were boiled. Terrible for a Benedict. Tiramisu was good. Mimosas were watered down. Server checked in one time only. I had to ask the manager for the check.

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  2. LukeS

    Portland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Super packed. Drinks were great. Couldn’t hear the music over the crowd.

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  3. AlexM

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and brunch selection! Also a great value for bottomless brunch as long as you don’t mind regular mimosas (as opposed to many other flavor options). Kind staff, not too crowded, great ambiance! Will be recommending to friends!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Worst Valentines Day ever spent. The menu had potential and only 2 things out of 7 tasted somewhat good. The server kept avoiding us just bc our food wasn’t coming out for 40 minutes! No communication whatsoever. Wish we just went somewhere else.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and flavorful as well as affordable the waiter Deshawn was excellent highly recommended!

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  6. Carla

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and great service, staff are very friendly and helpful with menus

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  7. AlanaC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and tasty food! Did the bottomless which provided individualized carafes for each guest. A few did the prix fix deal with included a starter (autumn salad and arancini were very good) and dessert (tiramisu). The hostess also check our coats so they wouldn't disturb at the table. Highly recommend!

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  8. MarqueG

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Duck breast very tough, waiter was absent most of the time. Only good part was the drinks. 2nd time there, probably won’t return.

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  9. TexasWali

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is my go-to for business lunches and it is always good. Solid flavors, lovely presentation, diverse offerings. The service is good (at table) and a manager always walks around and checks in which is a nice touch. Front desk/ hostess stand was a tad disorganized this last time but it's usually flawless.

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  10. TPar

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a great place for business lunches and has nice express lunch options.

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  11. JackieT

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is great, you have to ask for the Pizza Menu at lunch, not sure why but ASK FOR IT. Their pizza's are delicious and inventive. Drinks are outrageous but alcoholic drinks are outrageous in DC anytime it's not happy hour.

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  12. DianeV

    New York City

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food runners brought out the mains while we were still eating our Apps. Then gave us attitude because there was no table space for the mains. Receptionist checking people in, taking coats AND answering phones while other workers looked at their phones. Service was terrible. Expected better at prices. Won’t be back

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  13. RobertB

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitstaff was pushy and less than helpful Pushing 3or4 course meals Pinot noir wine was one brand and they were out of that(go figure) We complained to the manager and he recommended and Italian red that we’ve never heard of and we had a glass of this When the bill came it was $50.00 a glass! Food was fair but no Veal! No salads? Ever had chewy Rigatoni noodle? lol neater had I until then I will say that it’s a nice decor but then I cannot eat that I will NOT RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT!! Beware or be sorry

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  14. Foodies

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Out of a lot of menu choices. Some plates were very small especially the clams. Espresso martini were disappointing. Service was very friendly.

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  15. MichaelM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was amazing. Truly one of the best I’ve had in years. From presentation, to flavor pairings I was truly amazed and delighted. Five Star service five star recommendation

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  16. DCDiner

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wine list was amazing. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly. A real gem in DC.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first dining experience at Via Sophia was amazing. The hosts promptly sat us at our designated table and took care of our Coats making us feel like we were VIPs. The restaurant’s stylish decor and ambient lighting contributed greatly to an enjoyable dining experience. The Marguerita pizza was so savory with a perfectly crispy crust, topped with rich tomato sauce, gooey melted mozzarella, and basil creating a mouthwatering blend of flavors. The Red Wine Rigatoni and the Tagliatelle tasted freshly made. Each bite delivered a perfect balance of meat and saucy savory goodness. The Cinnamon Nutmeg Old Fashion delivered that timeless flavor with a nice twist. The flavors were sophisticated and delicious. Thomas, the restaurant’s Sommelier helped us choose a bottle of Lunaria Ancestrale Brut Pinot Grigio which complemented dinner so perfectly. He kept our glasses full during dinner, Yum! The Tartufo and Zeppole desserts added a decadent and final touch to the meal. We were so impressed and would rate this restaurant 10 stars if we could. We can’t wait to go back.

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  18. BeltLiner

    Atlanta Metro

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely and convenient restaurant location while in DC for a seminar presentation. Staff was gracious from the get go and the food was well prepared. Had a nice Chianti to round out the food and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner

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  19. TimL

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had Sunday brunch at Via Sophia and it was fantastic. The Bottomless Mimosas were fun and pretty good. The service was excellent (thank you, Lee, who came in on his day off to help the restaurant!) and the food was delicious and flavorful. We sat on their heated porch - which was very cozy and nearly deserted - facing the lovely newly renovated Franklin Park.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We came here as our fancy meal during our honeymoon. I notified the restaurant we were on our honeymoon when I booked our reservation but they did nothing for us or even congratulated us or anything. Very disappointed. Also the menu only had a few items on it and nothing really appealed to me.

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  21. DeniseA

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an amazing experience for my fiancé and I! We were seated immediately for our reservation and greeted within moments with water and menus. The waiter we had was very friendly and on top of it. The manger was very friendly and personable and checked in on us. And we got to celebrate my birthday with the best tiramisu after the best dinner ever! We definitely want to come back when we are back in the DC area!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I recently had the misfortune of dining at Via Sophia, and it was a disappointment from start to finish. The service was painfully slow, and a lack of attention from the servers. The food was mediocre at best, with small portions that left me feeling unsatisfied. The options were limited, and I felt like I was settling for a dish that didn't really appeal to me. But the biggest insult was the liquor tax they charged, even though we didn't drink anything. It felt like a sneaky way to pad the bill, and it left a bad taste in my mouth. Overall, my experience at Via Sophia was underwhelming. The slow service, unimpressive food, and limited options made for a disappointing meal.
    Via Sophia Washington DCResponded on January 2, 2024
    We do not charge any fees or taxes other than the current DC tax of 10% on all items ordered. We do not charge any tax on anything that is not purchased.

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  23. Nell

    Yorkshire

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant, great food and service . Staff incredibly friendly with good service. Highly recommend.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Too salty bisque, poor tiramisu. I like the atmosphere but not the server and the food overall.

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  25. Mike

    Pittsburgh

    19 reviews

    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived anticipating a wonderful Christmas meal. Did not realize that the restaurant had substituted a limited fixed-price three course menu for the evening...two appetizers, two entrees, and two dessert selections. Diners picked one of each. After a frustrating half hour trying to get a decent martini (difficult when the bar has a pedestrian variety of gins), we were told that they were already out of one entree and one dessert. We left without eating and went a couple of blocks to the Jefferson Hotel where we had a wonderful dinner.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was great portion size and dinner was very tasty. Waiter was excellent with suggestions and service.

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  27. CarolineH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was good but the service was absolutely terrible. The hostesses had an attitude, server was incredibly rude and the server assistant accidentally hit my friend with a plate and never said sorry.

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  28. RobertS

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So good we went twice! Stopped in on Friday evening and seated right away during happy hour so had some apps and drinks and then dinner began to be served at 5pm. Waitress was fantastic and told her we had a show reservation and needed to be out by 6pm so she took great care of us without feeling rushed at all! Food was simply amazing - every dish we had. Great inspirations and presentation - high quality, for sure, and the flavors were phenomenal. Wish we were in DC longer - would probably go back a third time just to keep trying things on the menu!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food and service was good. Nice dining spot for lunch.

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  30. CarlaA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I never knew this little gem existed. Really good food and reasonably priced! Will definitely go back!

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  31. RichardS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our evening here tremendously. The food was well prepared and delicious. The end of our meal was complimented by complimentary offerings that were equally delicious. All in all a lovely evening wonderfully served by our very gracious and skilled waiter Duc.

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  32. LisaC

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All the surrounding tables got bread baskets while we did not. We didn’t realize that the others got them so we assumed it wasn’t done. The portion sizes were extremely small. Left there hungry!

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  33. MartinH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great italian restaurant, nice pizzas and outstanding service.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Eliza was absolutely amazing. She made the whole exprience a 15/10. The lemon ricotta pancakes were so delicious. They ever gave us tiramisu for our birthday!

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  35. JulianaC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good but overpriced and portions were so small.

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  36. LisaF

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The gourmet bruschetta starters were uniquely delicious. The main courses were also very good. We very much enjoyed the seasonal honeynut squash agnolotti, and should have ordered 2 servings as it's quite small. The salmon entree was prepared to perfection. We topped it off with Tiramisu dessert and a couple cocktails that were very delicious too. We enjoyed our meal so much, we ended up going back a couple more times (twice for breakfast and one of a late snack). The food was consistently delicious and the service beyond our expectations.

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  37. GregoryB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Little Restaurant we needed near an Event I was attending. Waitress was Friendly and Courteous. Would go Back.

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  38. AnnaW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for lunch, love the terrace, staff supper friendly

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  39. LadyWhistledown

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Not once was my glass refilled. They filled all the tables next to me, but literally skipped me three times. I also had to ask for things at least twice. Crispy Chicken Sandwhich was subpar. Tiramisu was too soggy. Butternut Squash Soup was great though.

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  40. vicked

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Ordered the gnocchi and the truffle risotto. Both were so salty to the point we just ate a few spoons and gave up. They gave us a tiramisu to make up which was very thoughtful but it was exceedingly sweet. Don’t recommend this place.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Via Sophia Washington DC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 218-7575.

Via Sophia Washington DC is rated 4.3 stars by 663 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Via Sophia Washington DC

1001 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    14th & K Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Pizzeria
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking provided by the Hamilton Hotel for $10.00
  • Public transit
    Red Line to Farragut North, Walk three blocks south on K street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Colin Clark
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 218-7575
  • Catering
    Any party of 11 or more will need to choose from a special large party menu that starts at $50 per person.
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private room that is available for up to 36 guests.
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