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“Great Italian Just East of Dupont Circle” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Floriana

Floriana
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Ranked #133 of 3,189 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Q Street
Transit: DC Metro-Red Line-Dupont Circle (Q Street exit)
rockville, md
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Italian Just East of Dupont Circle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

Floriana is an intimate restaurant with the tastiest Italian dishes. Recently, my friend and I were there on a Sunday evening with reservations- which were a good idea. I had the duck breast with sweet potato puree and small bits of zucchini, and it couldn't have been better. It was served after the best bread I've had in a restaurant in a long time. If red is your favorite color, you're in luck as the walls are all painted in a very saturated red. In summer , they have a small outside area in front of the building as well. This place is a short walk east from Dupont circle, and you will enjoy the walk as you pass by old townhouses in this incredible neighborhood. Don't be surprised if you are seated next to a congressperson or two as it is rumored that this place has been a favorite of some.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rick b
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Lakewood, Colorado
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good service and Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

This place is on Dupont circle, so the neighborhood is nice. It's a small, warm restaurant with really good food. The night we were there (it was a Wednesday), they had 1/2 price bottles of wine so we ordered a really nice wine for a great price. I believe this special is available every Wednesday so look for it!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michele W
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Bellevue
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600 reviews
437 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
“Very good food & service, warm atmosphere, slightly pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

Floriana is an emerging gem neighborhood restaurant competing mightily with lots of good restaurant choices in Washington DC. It benefits from the local, almost home cooked meal feeling. We were there with friends on a busy Saturday night, but our reservation was promptly honored. It was cold outside and I worried that our table placement near the door would pose a problem. Somehow it didn't, thankfully so.

We ordered a bottle of red wine for the table. I struggled to find good values on the wine list. So we settled on an Italian 2010 San Polo Rubio for $56 (retail price is $13). Pretty hefty markup! (Much more reasonable on those weekday nights when Floriana offers 1/2 price on bottles of wine.)

All of us enjoyed our meals which included Filet Mignon (very reasonably priced at $29), Fettuccine with mushrooms and their signature Lasagna. The salad starters, whether Caesar or Field Greens or Caprese, were all beautifully presented and quite tasty. We opted not to order any dessert. Overall, service was prompt, and food was served hot directly from the kitchen.

In all, I would definitely go back to Floriana, but probably only on half-price night for wine bottles.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mshbnyehud
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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812 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
“Very Good Meal, Some Flaws”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

Floriana is in a brownstone townhouse in the 17th Street cafe district, several blocks walk from the Dupont Metro stop. Atmosphere is comfortable white table cloth. Service is pretty good with some occasional attention gaps. There's a good though somewhat pricey wine list. We enjoyed excellent glasses of a French Nebbiolo. An appetizer of veal with tuna sauce was quite tasty although the portion was very small. Butternut squash soup was also very good. I ordered their duck breast rare, but it was delivered almost raw. But the presentation was very good. Ravioli filled with short rib meat was very well prepared. Floriana is worth trying, but order the duck breast medium or medium rare if you want it cooked to a proper rare.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank areview28
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Reston, Virginia
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331 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Another outstanding meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

We sat next to the fireplace. The restaurant was tastefully decorated for the holidays. Service was fantastic and the meal was wonderful. Lasagna is a popular dish and understandably so.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SPKinVA
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