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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
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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Cleveland, Ohio
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315 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a sister restaurant to the one we went to in Florence Italy and you would think you were in Florence! Service was outstanding. We opted to sit outside on this Saturday night on a very cute patio. Our server Lauren was outstanding. We ordered the blueberry balsamic filet (its their specialty) to share. Perfect. We ordered the tagliatelle,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. Ari, the owner and chef runs a great restaurant. The Bistecca Fiorentina cannot be beat and can feed three with ease. And if you have a dog, they will love gnawing on that bone. Great salads and a terrific wine list. Also they are perfectly fine if you want to bring a great wine from home... More 

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Luanda, Angola
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a regular on our rotation of places with a splurge for a fancy occasion. I had the veal chop; we ate outside which is perfect if you are into people watching and trying to spot the latest political figure. The restaurant is pricey _ you are paying for the Eastern Market location _ but service, food and location... More 

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Colorado
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

It was wonderful that they could accommodate a group of nine around a table such that everyone could see each other and celebrate with champagne and wonderful food! We very much enjoyed the steak with blueberry reduction and and a pasta with winter squash sauce! Servers went out of their way to ensure our special night and celebration went perfectly

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Chula Vista, California
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143 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We had a business dinner, part of our construction association's (AGC) annual federal contractors conference in DC. It was actually recommended by my Congresswoman (I won't embarrass her by identifying) who joined us (and who lives in the immediate vicinity). When I arrived, the bar mixed me up an amazing dirty vodka martini, served up with olives and Gray Goose.... More 

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Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We found this place through reviews, and decided to try it out. It is a little different from a typical Italian restaurant's menu. Mostly pasta with vegetarian dishes, and some beef, chicken and veal. No ordinary red sauces, mostly light white and wine sauces. Outdoor dining was available and very nice. Reservations suggested. Menu is in Italian, but they are... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We live in the neighborhood and like to think of this as our neighborhood Italian joint. Sadly, it's often too full just to walk in on a whim, which means they're doing all the right things. I've tried at least a dozen of their pastas and they've all been delicious. Their appetizers are perhaps even more special and interesting. The... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We had group of five here and loved our experience. The balsamic steak and spinach and ricotta balls were highlights. Staff were attentive but not intrusive. Great charcuterie as well. Reasonable prices, a little high but nor outrageous for dc

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Georges Hall, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner and chose this place as it looks quant and friendly. We were greater straight away and the staff were very friendly. We had tuna for our appertiser which was beautiful, then the spinach and ricotta ball in tomato sauce which was full of flavour. My husbands main was perfect but my pasta was under cooked, what... More 

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Clifton, Virginia
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Wanted to try the Washington DC version of Acqua Al 2 after having tried the Florence, Italy, original and was not disappointed. Great place and great service and fantastic food. Thank you Alex for making this birthday dinner special!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
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
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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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