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Acqua al 2

212 7th Street Southeast, Washington DC, DC 20003 (Capitol Hill)
(202) 525-4375
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Ranked #43 of 2,651 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Transit: Eastern Market Metro
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Mt Pleasant, SC
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

The food was really good hear. However, the server never came back after delivering the food to see if it was prepared correctly(it wasn't). The server also forgot part of the order. I really expected better. Maybe it was an off night and the food was worth going but I won't be back.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We went to this restaurant with our daughter and son in law. They had been to the one in Italy and loved it. I will preface this by saying my husband is not a big fan of Italian food. The service was very good but the menu in the restaurant did not match the one they had on their website.... More

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Wonderful dining experience. Wholeheartedly recommend: assagio di segundi--three steaks each with a different sauce, Lombatina al Pepe Verde with patate al forno--what veal chop!, assagio di dulce. Pleasant and attentive server. What fine evening. Will definitely return.

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A bit out of town but well worth seeking out - fabulous Italian dishes in good atmosphere. Serve Amarone too - which is a bonus. Book ahead as it was very busy. Enjoy!!

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Edina, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I've eaten at Acqua Al 2 previously. The food is excellent. The service is friendly and attentive. The décor is rustic Italian, not white table cloth formal but warm and comfortable. My most recent dinner was with my wife on a special anniversary. I did notify the restaurant when I made the reservation. So I'm not surprised we had especially... More

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Media, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is the third time I have eaten at Acqua al 2 on vacation (once in Firenze and twice in DC). The food is delicious! I had the sampler trio of salads- three nice size portions of salads. It was a great way to start off dining here as I had a hard time deciding what to have. The pasta... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Our daughter said "pasta with steak" and I admit I had some reservations.. They quickly dissipated. The appetizers were innovative (think burrata with grilled peaches), the pastas were housemade and lovely, and the meats were perfectly cooked with spectacular sauces. Dessert did not disappoint either. I would return in a heartbeat. Just show up hungry. There are so many wonderful... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Located in Capiltol Hill Southeast, in a trendy little neighbor hood of various restaurants, this is great itlaian food in a small intimate, well staffed environment with great food. I avoid chains because I travel so much they are so predictable that I like something new and something that the food is explorable not known. This one was not a... More

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Florence, South Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Easy access parking which is a plus for area. Atmosphere and food was excellent. The eggplant was some of the best I've had.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Acqua Al 2 continues to be the best restaurant in the Eastern Market / Barracks Row area near Capitol Hill. They always have great menu selections - the specials are especially superb, and the service continues to be excellent!

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