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Acqua al 2

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212 7th Street Southeast, Washington DC, DC 20003
Eastern Market Metro
(202) 525-4375
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 135
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fresh, delicious, authentic

We went to Acqua al Due in Florence and were anxious to try the DC location. It was unique and delicious. The pasta was fresh and the gnocchi were delicious! The steaks - especially the blueberry reduction and the balsamic reduction were fabulous. We ended with the 4 bites of dessert. It was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
vckmoore
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Dalhart, Texas
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Dalhart, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We went to Acqua al Due in Florence and were anxious to try the DC location. It was unique and delicious. The pasta was fresh and the gnocchi were delicious! The steaks - especially the blueberry reduction and the balsamic reduction were fabulous. We ended with the 4 bites of dessert. It was a treat! Go try it!

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Ate dinner here on a recommendation from someone who at at their location in Florence, Italy. The food was delicious, fresh and rich with flavor. The steak tasting, is worth the investment. Three filets, one with a balsamic glaze, one with a blueberry glaze and one natural. The meat was tender and the glazes added such a great flavor. We... More 

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Salisbury, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Unique menu and really good specials. Our service was outstanding and the setting is pub like. We were are large family with children and they were very accommodating. Would be a very nice date place too. Recommend reservations.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stayed in Washington for a night on our way home to Toronto. We wanted some good homemade food not being a chain restaurant and we found this perfect restaurant 20 mins from our hotel. Simply Amazing!!! The food was superb and can't wait to go back! The pasta/ steak is to die for. We started of with a cheese... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great, authentic Italian restaurant that has it's main location in Florence. It is exaclty like the location in Florence. The blueberry steak is amazing and the pasta sampling is fun. Great for dates or group gatherings.

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Great Falls, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Some very interesting specials including 5 pastas and 5 cheeses both of which we had for appetizers. The pastas come out of the kitchen one at a time. Really didn't need that much to start as the portions are generous and very moderately priced. For our entres we each had a different chicken dish. Mine was with mushrooms and my... More 

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Hoover, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My daughter is an intern this summer in DC suggested that we tried this restaurant located near the Capitol. We enjoyed the authentic atmosphere and Piero a true Italian server. The food was delicious and our party of 6 enjoyed every piece of their meal. You should try it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My wife and I had a double date here and had such a great night. The food (we got each type of Cannelloni) and wine were absolutely delicious and the service was top notch. The place really makes you feel like you stepped into Italy. I contend that this place is as good if not better than the nice restaurants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We love our Italian and we love it just the way this restaurant makes and serves their Classic Italian dishes. The restaurant was quaint and warm and we felt like we were in Italy. Our servers were extremely attentive and knowledgable and the food was amazing!!!!!! Everything was top notch!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We went there with friends, two of whom are from Italy, and had a spectacular meal. The Italians were the ones who recommended we go there since they love it so much. All the food was excellent and the wine list is also very impressive. I have a new favorite place!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 212 7th Street Southeast, Washington DC, DC 20003
  • Public Transportation: Eastern Market Metro
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Capitol Hill
  • Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: (202) 525-4375

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?