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Acqua al 2

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Capitol Hill
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212 7th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-4311
+1 202-525-4375
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my wife and two college aged sons and we had a wonderful meal. The steaks are amazing and their truffle pasta special was so good we were wanting to lick the dish.

Thank Tonyspad
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Phenomenal! We so enjoyed our meals and desserts! I have dined at the sister restaurant in Florence, Italy and this was a great substitute when you can't get to Florence ! The burrata appetizer was splendid and the strozzapreti pomodoro was sensational! Our pasta dinners were all fabulous, only to be topped by the wonderful tiramisu and hazelnut semifreddo. YUM!... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch at Acqua al 2. It was just delicious. The service was filled with kindness, the dishes were really excellent, the wine was good too. We'll be back ...

Thank Jean L
Chesapeake, Virginia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived on a perfect fall night and ate outside on rustic tables that lined the streets in the Eastern Market area. Our waiter was pleasant, but not cheery, unhappy that we chose not to have drinks or wine (a common 'server discrimination' that teetotalers suffer). We enjoyed the trio of salads, with a special nod to the caprese, which... More 

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

SO glad that I finally made it to this restaurant! I used to go at least once a month to the Florence location when I lived there and I was so thrilled to discover the sister location in DC. I've been dreaming of the 3 steak sampler dish and was not disappointed. (I had blueberry, balsamic, and a regular florentine... More 

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd visited Acqua al 2 in Florence and had such an exceptional experience that we went out of our way when visiting DC to try that location. While it was a good dinner, it did not come close to matching the ambiance and food quality of Florence.

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Perth, Australia
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We went to the sister restaurant in Florence last year and were excited to find out there was another in Washington. So we went tonight for our anniversary. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening, my favourite was the five pasta entree special. Delicious. My husband had the three steak special and loved it. They also kindly gave us a celebratory... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Festive evening for long weekend visit with family. What a menu! I cannot overemphasize the service. Impeccable. We had appetizers, entrees', dessert and all were delicious, well-plated and piping hot. Wines and all good...do try that lovely IL Rosmarino...a rosemary rendition of the classic "lemon drop" with vodka and a sugared rim. I envy those of you who live nearby... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Took daughter and kids for her birthday. We got a great table, big round table in the back with privacy. We ordered an assortment of foods to share. Standout was filet mignonette with blueberry reduction sauce, sounds crazy but very good. Fresh bursts very good, pasta with light spinach sauce very good, potatoes were excellent. Pasta with meat sauce popular... More 

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Linwood, New Jersey
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Narrow restaurant that I barely got in be for being offered a table on the front patio. Truly delightful. Inventive menu with little if any veal. Service was friendly with all servers for whom English is a second language. Charming. Excellent food and wine. Multi bene.

Thank Philip W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?