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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 #33 of 2,644 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
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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
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This food was soooo good. I had the linguini and clams in white wine sauce. That is a favorite dish of mine that I order often at many different resturaunts and this was the best I've had. The clams were the really small ones with the best flavor and the pasta was done just perfectly. It was so good, that... More

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Metro Boston
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great staff, menu and location, close to the Capitol. Waiter was very helpful with their great menu and wine selection. Salad/appetizer assortments were very good and offered variety. Florentine steak and pasta dishes were excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Small neighborhood restaurant. The food was wonderful. Steak cooked to perfection Truly feels like food from Italy. Will return every time in DC.

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