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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
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is a warm, rustically-furnished Italian place, with handsigned plates lining the walls. The service is quick and attentive, the menu very "Italian", and all in all it's a nice place to dine. The wines are fairly expensive and the food is a bit pricey. The pasta is apparently made at the restaurant and was tasty. I was very... More 

Thank Urszula C
New York
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to the restaurant because my daughter loved their location in Florence Italy and was excited for us to try this one on our visit to DC. The four of us ordered our own pasta dishes which were all amazing, flavorful and cooked to perfection, a favorite being the fusilli in marscapone cream sauce with porcini mushrooms. Another was... More 

Thank NYlove4travel
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Like the original restaurant in Florence, Aqua al 2 DC is a warm, welcoming place full of wood, brick and ceramic plates on the walls. It’s a good place to gather with a small group of friends, aw well as a romantic dinner for two. Take a look at their website and see if you don’t have a feeling of... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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125 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Service impeccable; very professional staff. Accommodated a request for vegetable added to a pasta dish by offering a side dish of that vegetable...which was fair. But the side dish came with so much salt it was almost inedible. Tasty, but over salted. The two pasta dishes we order, while excellent in flavor were still heavy on the salt. Pasta truly... More 

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is quaint and the food is excellent! I would highly recommend the tasting menu so you get a little bit of all the delicious dishes. Same goes for the desserts but personally my favorite was the tiramisu, yum! It can be tough to get table so make reservations!

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New Providence, New Jersey
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the food. Décor was charming. Wait staff very very good. Excellent wine. Quaint neighborhood definitely must go if in the surrounding area of Capitol hill.

Thank MC1457
Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was by far the best meal we had in D.C. during our last trip. Originally visited the restaurant in Florence, and made sure that we dined at this one when we realized there was one in D.C. Great meal! Get the blueberry filet.

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Washington, D.C.
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229 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was great; menu and then all the things not on the menu that we changed up for all the different appetites at the table. The table of 8 got an assortment of appetizers and salads to share. Nothing, and I mean nothing, was left on any plate on the table. Food was served at correct temperatures, sizes were... More 

Thank rmc1971
Cleveland, Ohio
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327 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
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
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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