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Ristorante La Perla

2600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Ste 101, Washington DC, DC 20037-1609
+1 202-333-1767
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Italian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Ste 101, Washington DC, DC 20037-1609
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there on a weeknight. We were greeted by a professional, classy host who seated us where we requested (we had reservations). The service was impeccable, never rushed, lots of attention without being overbearing. The food was simply delicious. The salad was interesting and...More

Thank MZP232
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner was wonderful and service was excellent. The flavors were so good. The chef came out and walked to each table and talked about food,wine and of course Italy!

Thank tinamcquade1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to this restaurant, on last day of vacation in Foggy Bottom with daughter. We decided to go here for dinner, because we were celebrating daughter moving to Foggy Bottom for Law School. We knew that this restaurant was pricey. The service was good. It...More

Thank SenoritadeNY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic Italian food prepared with fresh ingredients. The restaurant is beautiful and the staff is charming. The Chef makes rounds to the tables which makes the experience even more personable.

1  Thank Kate P
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Great old world Italian dishes plus a personal visit by the chef/owner. What more could you want? Wine list could use some improvement but a lovely meal at moderate prices (for the DC area, that is).

Thank Richard M
Reviewed June 30, 2018

My husband and I were very fortunate to have selected Ristorante La Perla this week. Our waiter was incredibly professional, as well as all workers who assisted him with our table. I ordered the egg battered fish with salad while my husband ordered chicken parmigiana...More

Thank Lipag212
socialhans, Public Relations Manager at Ristorante La Perla, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

Lipag212, Thanks for the detailed review. We are so happy that La Perla was part of your night out at the Kennedy Center. Chef Testa loves going to speak with his customers and providing any advice that could be helpful. We look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed June 24, 2018

This is a restaurant that we visit quite often, it has authentic Italian food, prepared with the best and the fresher ingredients. This time I had the trout fiorentina and my wife the lobster ravioli, both superb dishes. As always, we very much enjoyed talking...More

Thank OMAR M
socialhans, Public Relations Manager at Ristorante La Perla, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

OMAR M, Even thought you visit us often thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. Vincent and Freddy have been with La Perla for a very long time. It is great to hear that you mention our team by name....More

Reviewed June 24, 2018

La Perla was a great choice for dinner for 11 people after our son's recent graduation. The food, drinks and wine were all excellent. The service was wonderful - our wait staff was attentive but never rushed us and we enjoyed the leisurely pace and...More

Thank Jennifer G
socialhans, Public Relations Manager at Ristorante La Perla, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

Jennifer G, It is great to hear that you and your group enjoyed the experience at La Perla. We work very hard to make sure large groups are fully satisfied. It is really a team effort to exceed large groups expectation. Thank you for allowing...More

Reviewed June 20, 2018

I have eaten at La Perla several times over the past eight years. The food is consistently excellent, if not also a bit pricing. But, if you want to have a leisurely dinner in a quiet restaurant, with superb service, La Perla is a good...More

Thank JKDCWashington_DC
socialhans, Public Relations Manager at Ristorante La Perla, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

JKDCWashington_DC, Even though you have dined with us multiple times in the last eight years we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. Reviews like yours means a lot because it is not based on one experience or multiple experience in one year....More

Reviewed June 20, 2018

We booked this restaurant from Australia prior to our visit to Washington DC and it turned out even better than our expectations. The restaurant is charming, with a lovely “old world” feeling about it (including the delightful rest rooms!). The menu gave excellent options -...More

Thank Sue C
socialhans, Public Relations Manager at Ristorante La Perla, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

Sue C, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It is lovely to hear that we have people coming to our restaurant from places all over the world! How did you find us and what made you decide to come to our...More

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Merideth Z
June 30, 2017|
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Casual elegance always works!
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February 24, 2015|
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Response from socialhans | Property representative |
Located on the boarder of Georgetown at the tail-end of the historic Pennsylvania Avenue. The closest metro station is Foggy Bottom Metro Station. The address is: 2600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20037
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $75
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Ste 101, Washington DC, DC 20037-1609
    (26th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW)
  • Public Transportation: We are located within a walking distance from the Foggy-Bottom Metro Station which is serviced by the Blue and Orange Lines.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
  • Neighborhood: Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
  • Phone Number: +1 202-333-1767
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The restaurant of choice of many distinguished diners and restaurant critics, Ristorante La Perla of Washington, located near Georgetown at the tail-end of the historic Pennsylvania Avenue, takes its diners on a culinary journey through Italy with elegant decor surpassed only by authentic mouth-watering Italian masterpiece cuisine. During Lunch and Dinner hours, pastas and flavorful sauces simmer while prime meats, poultry, seafood and vegetables roast to treat diners to a little bit of heaven, with a long lasting memory for your taste buds, thanks to the vision of famous chef Vittorio Testa, who has kept alive the Italian culinary tradition for over three decades. Chef-Owner Vittorio Testa will make you feel like you're dining in his house. The waiters exceed expectations, and the space is garnished with painted tiles and Venetian glass to make every dining occasion a memorable one. There's also Private dining and Outdoor seating when the weather permits.
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