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$$ - $$$Italian, European,
2013 I St NW, Between 20th & 21st, Washington DC, DC 20006-1804
+1 202-223-3600
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish” (5 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, European, Contemporary, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2013 I St NW, Between 20th & 21st, Washington DC, DC 20006-1804
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there as a group of ten people for lunch. The space is all right, and the waiter was very good at selling things including sparkling water, saying it would stimulate your 60 different taste buds on your tongue. We ended up ordering some...More

Thank xiaohongw2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On my visit I was welcomed by Chef Luigi - he just happened to be in the front of the house. First time there and I felt I was part of the family - a great start! Cool dinning room - I sat at a...More

Thank daigdude
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

You know when you like a place so much you want to just keep coming back? Aperto is just that. Food and service is excellent and ambiance very nice. The waitstaff is informative and not pushy. The chef takes pride in his food. Good selection...More

Thank keleisner
Reviewed 30 September 2018

My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Lombardy, which is next door to this this restaurant. We arrived on a Friday evening at about 7:00 and there were only two other tables occupied , we should have known better. A nice looking restaurant with...More

Thank Eggburner
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I had lunch at what used to be the site of Primi Piatti, my old favorite. The new place (not so new now) is crazy overpriced. $4 for a glass of mineral water. $17 for a tiny martini. $6 for two small pieces of vegetable...More

Thank Navigator542228
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent food, good choice of wine. The staff were very helpful, informative and friendly. A genuine Italian restaurant near the centre of DC: recommended!

Thank ccdastro
Reviewed 30 July 2018

After my last lunch at Aperto (a nice Caprese salad, followed by my favorite entree, the grilled octopus), I realized I've been remiss in not posting a review of what's become my go-to business lunch (and any other excuse) DC/Foggy Bottom restaurant. I've enjoyed many...More

Thank SSinDC
Reviewed 26 June 2018

The atmosphere and food are wonderful in this authentic Italian restaurant. The food is fresh, fish brought to your table for you to select, for example. And the servers are charming and knowledgeable. You really feel like you took a quick trip to Italy -...More

Thank HappyMommy41
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Trying to find a restaurant open on a Sunday is a challenge. Trying to find a good restaurant is even harder. We were rewarded. What a fabulous restaurant. The food was just beautiful. My wife had the seafood pasta...the only complaint...too much seafood! I had...More

Thank warobbo
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We were in WDC for a week, staying at the (nearly) next door Hotel Lombardy. We stumbled into Aperto on our first evening when it was raining cats and dogs outside. What a great accidental find! We enjoyed our meal so much (the food, the...More

Thank sempre39
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2013 I St NW, Between 20th & 21st, Washington DC, DC 20006-1804
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-223-3600
  • E-mail
Chef Luigi Diotaiuti's latest concept "Aperto" is named after the Italian word for "open". Featuring an open kitchen, a comfortable atmosphere and honest Italian cuisine, Aperto offers Washingtonians the freshest Italian flavors with a contemporary twist . Aperto's culinary philosophy combines Chef Luigi's full-circle vision of providing patrons with the best from the past, present, and future of Italian cuisine while incorporating as many house-made, local, organic, free-range, and sustainably farmed products as possible. Join us for an aperitivo - Italian cocktails created with our own line of house made liqueurs at Happy Hour or carry out our classic dishes for lunch or dinner. In a hurry? Our Express Lunch packs a robust punch for those on the go. The private room is the perfect location for exclusive Italian style events, and sidewalk dining is a pleasurable warm weather option.
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