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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 #44 of 2,624 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Topeka, Kansas
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Newnan, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

While visiting my daughter over Memorial Day weekend, her boyfriend suggested eating there. They had not tried it. I was looking for lasagna, but it was not on the menu. I told our waiter, Harold, exactly what I wanted. He suggested the special of the day. Oh. My. Gosh! It was one of the best dishes any one of us... More

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Evansville, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had dinner for 8 at Acqua al 2. What drew us here is that we visited their restaurant in Florence, Italy and it was absolutely wonderful. This restaurant had the same menu and we had the same experience. Highly recommended.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic food. Fantastic menu. We ate at the Acqua al 2 in Florence many years ago. It was a meal we will never forget; this reminds us if our trip to Italy. We will visit here each time we visit DC.

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Alexandria, VA
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309 reviews 309 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

A real treat in an informal setting right across from Eastern Market! Acqua provides a full menu of options from pasta to pizza to entrees. The pasta is fresh and is accompanied by some imaginative as well as traditional sauces. The pizzas are excellent with a creative blending of tastes. Choose an antipasto for a nice change of pace to... More

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