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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
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 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is not a pretender Italian restaurant. It is the real deal. Very professional and obviously seeks high standards. Perfectly comfortable ambience - you get that mature feel. Our meals (two different chicken dishes) weren't quite what we expected, so a little disappointed, but fully...More

Thank wakapaddler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely old fashioned restaurant in Georgetown with great food. Good food with friendly service. Loved that the chef came out to talk to guests. What a lovely chap to chat to and loved the limoncello shot. Would recommend a visit here.

Thank Welshrarebit26
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is indeed a pearl in DC. If i would change something will be to lighten a bit the decor, but just a bit. The food is from heaven, I had the langoustines and they were amazingly tasty and perfectly prepared. Another highlight from...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding meal in a restaurant with high standards and wonderful service. A Washington staple, having served presidents and heads of state for decades.

Thank ekburn710
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the venison, which was fantastic. It's difficult to prepare and it was executed flawlessly. The tiramisu was amazing. Again, flawless. The menu is balanced and inventive. The building and room are beautiful. Service was pretty good, but the server basically tried to tell...More

Thank segs77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a family get-together and were given a private room and a great variety of deliousis choices. The seafood pasta was exceptional - and we all enjoyed the selection of fine wines. Victor, owner-chef, was very accommodating and gave us personal service. Get time...More

Thank skyjoe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant with an authentic Italian flair and feel. Outstanding dishes--MOZZARELLA DI BUFALA CAPRESE , PROSCIUTTO E MELONE, VITELLO MARIANNA SCALFARO (First Lady of Italy), SCALOPPINA DI POLLO AL MARSALA...Would recommend any of these dishes. Great service is also provided. Some items were a...More

Thank Matthew D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party of six had a reservation for dinner and it was a wonderful choice. As others have mentioned, the decor is is old school, but the ambiance was very nice - quite and easy to converse and visit. Our server was very attentive and...More

Thank peachmom13
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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
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
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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