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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 #57 of 2,564 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
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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157 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
North Bergen
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I only wish I was in town a few more days, I would have gone back to try the other tastings. We had the cheese tasting which was delish from the fig and truffle jam to the cheeses. I had the grilled eggplant parm which was not too cheesy, just to my liking, my friend had the delicious fish special.... More

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Burbank, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Someone recommended we try this place on our explore dc trip. Simply amazing. We did the sampler of pasta and steak and took dessert with us. Steak with blueberry sauce, wow understated and delish. Pastas all fresh. Atmosphere is cozy. Lovely staff. Great gem.

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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Everyone in our 6 people party loved their food except for one. My friend ordered a steak rare and it came back much more medium well done than anywhere close to rare, but the pasta is their specialty and they do it very well. We also enjoyed the desserts (we each selected a different one so that we could try... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you want to be taken back to your vacation in Florence then this is for you! Fantastic Florentine style restaurant that takes you to Florence when you walk through the door. The hubby and I had the sampler for four courses. Everything was delicious from the 3 salads to the dessert. I particularly enjoyed the pasta course, in which... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Excellent service, attentive but not intrusive. The food was interesting with nice combinations of flavors and textures. My sister and I are small eaters and split one appetizer, one entrée and the dessert sampler and had plenty but my husband would definitely need an app, a salad, an entrée and dessert, and still might not have had enough. The mozzarella... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We chose this place for my husband's birthday dinner due to the reviews and great location. We opted for the pasta sampler in which they bring you several pasta dishes one by one. Each one was delicious and we were stuffed mid way. The appetizers and drinks were also well made and service was attentive.

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New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Went this past weekend and loved this restaurant. The food was great, service attentive and friendly. We had the pasta sampler it was delicious, each dish was incredibly flavorful, each different, the pasta was a perfect consistency. 3 of the 4 at our table had steak, said it was fabulous. I had chicken w/porcini mushrooms, it was very good. Expensive... More

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Waldorf, Maryland
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92 reviews 92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

After hearing about the "original" AA2 in Florence from a co-worker, I wanted to try it out. I went with 3 family members for brunch, and it was outstanding. The restaurant itself is in a pretty small space, but they manage to keep it from felling too cramped. Service was attentive and the servers were knowledgeable and friendly. Of course,... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I hesitated before giving this two stars. Parts of the meal were excellent. I wish I could give two separate reviews. But the entree was so bad that I can't give higher. At this price level terrible entrees shouldn't be possible. First off it's a very attractive restaurant. Service was good. Appetizer of cheese drizzled with honey was outstanding. Had... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

My husband and I took the recommendation of a friend, and had dinner here during our last trip to DC.What a wonderful meal! Located across from Eastern Market, it's easy to find. the ambiance was warm and cosy and the menu had much diversity. We enjoyed a Chianti Classico riserva while we mulled over the menu. Going into the evening... More

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