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Acqua al 2

212 7th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-4311
+1 202-525-4375
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“filet” (35 reviews)
“pasta” (113 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
212 7th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-4311
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the better Italian restaurants in the D.C. area. Service and food both excellent. Lots of yummy pasta choices. The steak melts in your mouth, most delicious. Nice Italian wines too. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for at Acqua al 2.

Thank pds1231
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed an evening here as we were lucky enough to get a reservation. The restaurant is tucked in a nice neighborhood and street parking was easy. We enjoyed our appetizers very much and our meals were great. Pasta is the only...More

Thank Donna P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here recently with our son. I started with a wonderful corn and tomato salad. My son and husband also liked their eggplant soup. My husband loved his filet with blueberry sauce. My son was equally happy with his pasta and mushroom sauce....More

1  Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our most recent visit, the food ranged from average to excellent. A mean pasta, for instance, was too dry and lacked flavor. On the other hand, a fresh rockfish entre was just perfect, as was the salad and a moderately priced bottle of win....More

Thank SoBeRetired
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Small quaint Italian restaurant we tried and loved!! Food was excellent. I ordered filet mignon with blueberry reduction sauce. So tasteful and different from the typical filet mignon. Also had pasta with eggplant and mozzarella and was total perfection. Al denta pasta and the sauce...More

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a lovely dinner here. We started with the arugula with pear salad, which was a wonderful pairing (just wish there was a little more dressing). For dinner I had the gnocchi with purée herbs as a topping; the gnocchi was...More

1  Thank JKLS72
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner here. We tried the steak and chicken,but we really need to come back to try the pasta. The service was excellent and the staff were all accommodating and helpful. The restaurant is located across the street from the Eastern Market...More

Thank zenborzoi
Reviewed 25 July 2017

My daughter & I had the pasta tasting. We weren't sure if it would be enough for the two of us because apparently a lot of people order it as an appetizer. It was delicious, fresh and plentiful! We also ordered the dessert sampler which...More

Thank wabapicard
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

While in D.C. we decided to eat here after reviewing some reviews. It wasnt til we git here thst ee saw on our paper place mats that there we two of these restaurants, but that the other was in Italy. Our server was Italian and...More

Thank southtexastraveller
Reviewed 21 July 2017

My first Acqua al 2 experience was in Florence back in 2012, but since then, I have gone to Acqua al 2 for the past 2 years in DC for Valentine's Day, and it does not disappoint! The moment you step in the door you...More

Thank jakewblake
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David c
6 July 2017|
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Response from Ann P | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, worth a call to see.
24 June 2016|
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Response from Edison G | Reviewed this property |
There is usually street parking on streets near the restaurant after 6:30.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 7th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-4311
  • Public Transportation: Eastern Market Metro
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Capitol Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 202-525-4375
  • E-mail
Acqua al 2's DC outpost brings the same authentic Tuscan cuisine you would find in it's home city of Florence, Italy. With a wide array of vegetarian pastas, hand-carved steaks, and fresh seafood, Acqua al 2 is perfect for a celebratory dinner, or casual dining al-fresco on the patio across from historic Eastern Market.
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