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Acqua al 2

212 7th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-4311
+1 202-525-4375
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
212 7th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-4311
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to make reservations as this restaurant fills up quickly. Earlier, we had drinks upstairs at Harold Black, a speakeasy. Our Tunisian waiter, Neji, was a delight and very helpful in suggesting our entree's as well as our wine. We started with L'Antipasto Toscano...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made reservation several days in advance based on Trip Advisor review. Was very busy and I had to wait a bit for my table. Which was fine because the mouth watering aromas already had me hooked. I had the Insalada Mista for starters which was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious meal there. I found the portions small and expensive but delicious. The service was excellent!

Thank Linda6062206
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

I eat at Acqua Al 2 at least a couple of times a month -lunches and dinners. The food is always well prepared and the service is always professional. A sampler of salads should include the buffalo mozzarella and tomato which is creamy and just...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

This has become our favorite restaurant! Excellent food and service with a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere.

Thank Joanne V
Reviewed January 18, 2018

Restaurant seems sitting in a nice neighborhood. The dining room is nice and not overly big. The lunch prix fix was not a bad value. Although the price on opentable said it was $20, but in the restaurant was $22. I like the salad and...More

Thank DGK65
Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I recently visited DC for 5 nights. Two of those evenings we dined at Acqua. Their tasting options are just wonderful. We had all 4 of the options and each was wonderful. I see many reviews mentioning the blueberry tenderloin are right...More

Thank don195219
Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

We were late and hassled at our hotel and rang up on the off chance Acqua al 2 could have us in 20 minutes time. “Sue thing” replied Claudia “come and eat”. So friendly and homely - just like everything at A al 2. The...More

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Reviewed December 28, 2017

So we went here because we recently had our favorite meal at the one in Florence. Needed to have the blueberry steak again. Doesn't sound good but it is amazing. Sad they did not have truffle ravioli but made due with Strozzapreti al Pomodoro, absolutely...More

1  Thank jaackerberg
Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

The ambience was very quaint. We decided to try the five pastas (because then we didn't have to decide what to eat) and chose a nice, smooth chardonnay. The homemade pasta is so well cooked and the sauces were tasty, but not overpowering. The Farfalle...More

Thank Donna S
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David c
July 6, 2017|
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Response from Ann P | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, worth a call to see.
June 23, 2016|
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Response from Edison G | Reviewed this property |
There is usually street parking on streets near the restaurant after 6:30.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
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: +1 202-525-4375
  • E-mail
Acqua al 2's DC outpost brings the same authentic Tuscan cuisine you would find in it's home city of Florence, Italy. With a wide array of vegetarian pastas, hand-carved steaks, and fresh seafood, Acqua al 2 is perfect for a celebratory dinner, or casual dining al-fresco on the patio across from historic Eastern Market.
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