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Lavagna

539 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835
+1 202-546-5006
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (22 reviews)
“homemade pasta” (14 reviews)
“pappardelle” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
539 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835
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1 - 10 of 177 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family of 4 went for brunch and all of it was fantastic. Wish we could have gone back during our stay for their regular menu. Love that they source their food locally!

1  Thank wyoski
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent dinner on our way to the barracks. It’s practically across the street. We split a generous salad topped with grilled provolone slices, which I had never tasted before, but added a unique dimension to a green salad. I had roasted chicken...More

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Met a business associate here. He lives in the neighborhood and highly recommended it as a casual place for dinner. Convenient location nor far from Capitol Hill and House Office Buildings. Good food and service. Relaxed atmosphere. Quiet enough to enable conversation.

1  Thank vaughanm1976
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Food was absolutely delicious Italian food! Had the spaghetti shrimp. Enough to share! Great place for a Bachelorette party!

Thank Robert D
Reviewed April 29, 2018

We went with a group of four to this restaurant and all of us really enjoyed the food, service, and ambiance. All of the pasta and accompanying sauce was very fresh, and the restaurant itself nice and cozy. Our server was incredibly friendly and super...More

1  Thank justinmiller186
Reviewed April 18, 2018

Location, service and atmosphere was good but the food was hardly edible. Sauces had nothing to it. One sausage dish tasted like cat litter. Local mussels were very small with a strange sauce on it. Plenty of other better Italian in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Thank worldadventurers
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for a very quaint, rustic neighborhood Italian restaurant, that makes fantastic homemade pasta, with fresh pesto and bolognese, this is your place. The food was fabulous, nice wine selection and the service was terrific. I highly recommend this place.

Thank JosephRussell
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Our son, who lives in DC, had recommended Lavagna for our visit there last month. We were not disappointed. The homemade pasta was superb. For an appetizer, we got the maple bacon which was delicious. We each got something different for our entree, from the...More

Thank Jay R
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

By far was the best place we ate on our girls weekend last weekend. Nice ambiance and drink selection. All four of us had the lobster risotto and it was fabulous. Two had salads before that were a good size and I had the bruschetta...More

1  Thank Erin W
Reviewed March 23, 2018

Meeting up with out of town family staying at a hotel on Capitol Hill. This place was perfect. Chandler, our server was GREAT! Friendly, informative and truly a pleasure. Upon his recommendation, I ordered the special of the evening: The Spicy Sausage & Pasta Special....More

Thank David R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 539 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835
    (G St)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-546-5006
  • E-mail
Description
Lavagna opened with a concept to keep food simple, fresh, and Italian, and now one of DC’s exciting new culinary talents has taken over the burners at Lavagna. Executive Chef Alex Ripley was lured to DC by the booming culinary region where his passion for this industry and for food could easily be recognized. Lavagnas’ team is excited to progress with its newest addition. ‘Farm to table’ is an essential drive of this Virginia born chef. A good portion of his life was spent growing up in the Northern Neck of Virginia; which has instilled a lifelong passion for fresh and locally sourced cuisine. Chef Ripley went on to study the culinary arts at Johnston and Wales, where he learned to develop his own unique style and flair. He continued with his career at many restaurants along the East Coast; Morgan Creek Grill on the Isle of Palms in Charleston, SC, Solas in Raleigh, NC and The Founders Inn Hampton Roads, VA, but began his career as Executive Chef at The Mooring in Kinsale, VA.“The complexity of food begins here in the kitchen,” says the Chef, with an idea, and blossoms into something beautiful with only a few movements of a knife, the stir of a spoon, the sizzle of olive oil, and the commitment to provide delicious culinary treats seasoned with passion and the love of food. My philosophy stands true to this day, ‘Italian Inspired and Locally Created,’ - a process that can only begin with fresh local ingredients, sourcing the best of what is available locally throughout the seasons”“Outgoing and passionate about his culinary vision; Chef Ripley has such energy, enthusiasm and passion for his craft,” Owner, Stephen Cheung. “We are thrilled to welcome him to our team and share our passion for the culinary world.”
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