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Acqua al 2

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$$ - $$$
Capitol Hill
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212 7th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-4311
(202) 525-4375
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Rockville, Maryland
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90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took daughter and kids for her birthday. We got a great table, big round table in the back with privacy. We ordered an assortment of foods to share. Standout was filet mignonette with blueberry reduction sauce, sounds crazy but very good. Fresh bursts very good, pasta with light spinach sauce very good, potatoes were excellent. Pasta with meat sauce popular... More 

Thank Skier444
Linwood, New Jersey
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Narrow restaurant that I barely got in be for being offered a table on the front patio. Truly delightful. Inventive menu with little if any veal. Service was friendly with all servers for whom English is a second language. Charming. Excellent food and wine. Multi bene.

Thank Philip W
new jersey
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150 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Let's start with the positives: the location is great and the atmosphere is lovely with optional outdoor dining and quaint decor. Unfortunately, for my group of diners, the love ended there. The food was expensive which would have been fine if it had been delicious, but unfortunately it wasn't. There were three of us and we ordered a nice variety... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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209 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town for our daughter's GW parents weekend and we wanted to show her a different area, plus it was very hard to find a reservation any where else. This restaurant was perfect. The staff were amazing, food was delicious, perfect portions and not too expensive. We were all happy with our meals. Love the Capitol Hill ambiance.... More 

Thank bikingmom
Haymarket, Virginia
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My company hosted a 15-person business dinner here for a visiting foreign partner company and we had the front room. It was superb. The wait staff was excellent and the food was out of this world. I had the salmon, which was excellent, but their filet mignon in blueberry reduction was the big hit. Definitely plan to come back.

Thank Jon M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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335 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sat in the shade, a bold red, a nice veal porterhouse. Perfectly cooked. Some warm bread and people watching. What a nice place.

Thank Damian C
Boston, Massachusetts
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422 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit here, and we will return often. A great selection of delicious pasta dishes, all cooked perfectly. The place can get busy, and it can get quite noisy when full, but everything we had was outstanding. Service was not rushed. There is also outdoor seating. Located across the street from Eastern Market.

Thank Bob T
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed every bit of the meal! Seating can be a tight squeeze but it adds to the charm. Both service and food was great and exceeded expectations.

Thank JasmineandZeke
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

My daughter took me here for a birthday celebration. The food and service are among the best I have ever had at an Italian restaurant. Folks here know what they are doing, and hospitality is at the core of everything. The caprese salad, which we shared, was a fine example of delicate green and red tomatoes, as well aromatic fresh... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We visited here tonight with our children and family members. Service was extremely poor. We waited forever for drinks, for our order to be taken and even for plates for our bread- it only went downhill from there. The appetizers were good- we had the tuna Carpachio and the beef Carpachio. The gnocchi was just ok but my husband's meal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 7th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-4311
  • Public Transportation: Eastern Market Metro
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Capitol Hill
  • Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: (202) 525-4375

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?