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Acqua al 2

212 7th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-4311
+1 202-525-4375
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“filet” (37 reviews)
“dessert sampler” (18 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
212 7th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-4311
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner with friends at this charming Italian restaurant across from the Eastern Market. Our waiter Roberto was friendly and engaging. The ambiance reminded me of a Tuscan bistro. The extensive menu included everything from pasta to fish to steaks. We started with a...More

Thank NOLAgirlinINDY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went here on a cold windy night in DC. I was very comforting. We shared starters: spinach and cheese balls baked in tomato sauce and their mozzarella and tomatoes. Both delicious. We had the branzino, which was coated with a very...More

Thank delospoppy
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Be sure to make reservations as this restaurant fills up quickly. Earlier, we had drinks upstairs at Harold Black, a speakeasy. Our Tunisian waiter, Neji, was a delight and very helpful in suggesting our entree's as well as our wine. We started with L'Antipasto Toscano...More

Thank plasmid
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Made reservation several days in advance based on Trip Advisor review. Was very busy and I had to wait a bit for my table. Which was fine because the mouth watering aromas already had me hooked. I had the Insalada Mista for starters which was...More

Thank Cathryn L
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We had a delicious meal there. I found the portions small and expensive but delicious. The service was excellent!

Thank Linda6062206
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

I eat at Acqua Al 2 at least a couple of times a month -lunches and dinners. The food is always well prepared and the service is always professional. A sampler of salads should include the buffalo mozzarella and tomato which is creamy and just...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This has become our favorite restaurant! Excellent food and service with a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere.

Thank Joanne V
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Restaurant seems sitting in a nice neighborhood. The dining room is nice and not overly big. The lunch prix fix was not a bad value. Although the price on opentable said it was $20, but in the restaurant was $22. I like the salad and...More

Thank DGK65
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I recently visited DC for 5 nights. Two of those evenings we dined at Acqua. Their tasting options are just wonderful. We had all 4 of the options and each was wonderful. I see many reviews mentioning the blueberry tenderloin are right...More

Thank don195219
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We were late and hassled at our hotel and rang up on the off chance Acqua al 2 could have us in 20 minutes time. “Sue thing” replied Claudia “come and eat”. So friendly and homely - just like everything at A al 2. The...More

1  Thank peterwP7807IU
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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