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Ristorante La Perla

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Sun, 2/17
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

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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
$15 - $75
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Seafood, Italian
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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went for Valentine's dinner. The place is cozy, service was excellent. The staff was very professional and friendly. The menu has a good variety. Above all the food really tasted yummy. Chef Vittoria, checked each and every table to chat with...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 482raniab
Reviewed 3 days ago

The restaurant was crowded and the noise level not so bad> tt was my sons 30th birthday and this is his,favorite spot oin DC. There were 24 of us. The waiters were very attentive to our needs. The appetizeers wee brought out familystyule and were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Diane D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was recommended by our hotel as visiting. Am afraid to say I found the food very average which is fine if it’s cheap, but it was very expensive for a very basic bowl of pasta which was drowning in oil. Not for me I’m afraid.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Moshe613London
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a rare dinner to ourselves and picked this place as first timers. Perfect choice! The food is top notch, atmosphere is quiet but not too quiet. Walking distance from DuPont circle and many other neighborhoods. Hope to visit again someday.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tylerperk
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

We always enjoy our meals here and tonight was the same. My only “complaint” was my snapper was a wee bit over done but nothing horrible. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the impeccable service. Always a great restaurant

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank chneff
Reviewed December 25, 2018

Wonderful experience at La Perla. We booked a couple of weeks earlier and could not find a table after 6PM for dinner on 12/24, the only one available was 5PM, so we took it. We were visiting DC from out of town so we timed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Antarsul
Reviewed December 18, 2018

From start to finish, this was a wonderful experience! I was planning my parent's 50th Anniversary and for dinner, their request was Italian. I knew we needed to be in close proximity to the Kennedy Center as we were attending a show after. Having worked...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BrownEyedGirl1973
Reviewed December 1, 2018

We had heard great reviews of La Perla from friends for years, but had never eaten there until after a recent Seabourn cruise of the Greek Islands, when one of our fellow passengers, a retired professor at Georgetown University, told us we really needed to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Peter L
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

After searching numerous Italian in the DC area for fettuccine Alfredo I found Ristorante La Perla. My cousin had a craving. Wonderful atmosphere, excellent service (Erick) and the owner chats with his guests.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Coqui55
Reviewed October 15, 2018

This is a cozy, white tablecloth restaurant that is not too noisy, and not too quiet. The food is excellent. Everything was very very flavorful and presented nicely. The service was a pleasant old-school Italian, and the chef visits the tables with just the right...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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January 4, 2019|
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Response from dleung57 | Reviewed this property |
Food+Service+Atmosphere+Price+Location = 5 *
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Response from Mike B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, when we went there they did have gluten free options including pasta.
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