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“decent italian” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ristorante La Perla

Ristorante La Perla
2600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Ste 101, Washington DC, DC 20037 (Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End)
202.333.1767
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Ranked #125 of 2,710 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $25 - $75
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Pasta
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Cross street: 26th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Transit: We are located within a walking distance from the Foggy-Bottom Metro Station which is serviced by the Blue and Orange Lines.
Description: The restaurant of choice of many distinguished diners and restaurant critics, Ristorante La Perla of Washington, located near Georgetown at the tail-end of the historic Pennsylvania Avenue, takes its diners on a culinary journey through Italy with elegant decor surpassed only by authentic mouth-watering Italian masterpieces. During Lunch and Dinner hours, pastas and flavorful sauces simmer while prime meats, poultry, seafood and vegetables roast to treat diners to a little bit of heaven, with a long lasting memory for your taste buds, thanks to the vision of famous chef Vittorio Testa, who has kept alive the Italian culinary tradition for over three decades. Chef-Owner Vittorio Testa will make you feel like you're dining in his house. The waiters exceed expectations, and the space is garnished with painted tiles and Venetian glass to make every dining occasion a memorable one. There's also Private dining and Outdoor seating when the weather permits.
connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“decent italian”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

not overcrowded. the service is indifferent. the food is heavy garlic but good. sort of in an odd location unless you have a limo.

Visited March 2012
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Fairfax, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Romantic Get Away”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

We wanted to go some where quiet but romantic. Some co-workers suggested this restaurant so we gave it a try. When we arrived (easy to get to) there was valet parking which was wonderful! Once seated, the owner came by our table and asked how everything was going. He recommended a GREAT bottle of wine that was not expensive at all. The food was excellently presented and tasted even better. We were seated in a quiet area which made it wonderful. After dinner the owner walked us around the rest of the restaurant showing us different rooms. We had a GREAT time that night.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Palo Alto, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Old World food, service and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

We had a large group of 12 here for dinner and everyone enjoyed their meal. Our waiter was very well informed and well trained. Food was delicious and a nice location in DC too.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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La Paz, Bolivia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Good food, overly decorated, excellent service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

The famous chef has a large selection, with innovative dishes.
The restaurant's decorations are overwhelming for my taste.
Many presidents have dined here.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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California
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Romantic setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

Our niece recommended this to us and we are so glad she did. The food was delicious and the service outstanding. The setting was beautiful and made for a nice romantic dinner for us. We walked there and had a delay as Obama and Michele had dined nearby and we had to stop and wait until their motorcade went by. It added a little excitement to our evening out watching all the security involved.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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