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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
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The beef trio is one of the best dishes I've had in D.C. Also a great spot for a nice cocktail with friends, as some of the drinks change seasonally.

Thank vacagirl2016
Arlington, Virginia
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223 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiance and I went to Acqua al 2 for NYE dinner. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was great. The balsamic Filet was unbelievable. I will definitely go back.

Thank Minutemen10
Middletown, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I shared a wonderful meal here tonight. Both the atmosphere and the food were reminiscent of Tuscany, the service was warm and attentive, and the feeling was relaxed, never hurried. Overall, it was a memorable evening. That said, some of the dishes were better than others. The branzino special, grilled and served on a bed of lentils... More 

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Winona, Minnesota
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is deceiving from the front. It looks small and cramped, but inside it is very well laid out and old world looking. We tried the New York strip with a porcini mushroom sauce done to medium rare perfection. The house made gnocchi with a Gorgonzola cream sauce. Pillows of perfection! For dessert don't pass up the tiramisu. Our... More 

Thank marpau1
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was a cold winter evening and we stopped at Acqua al2 for dinner. The ambiance and staff were so welcoming and the food, well...the food was out of this world, we had salads and pastas, extremely delicious and the size is just enough to leave space for little desert. The kids had some raspberry sorbet...I never had anything more fruity... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have now visited Acqua al 2 twice in the winter and it is just impeccable. Every bite is bursting of flavor, and such a variety of flavors just across a set of pastas or salads. I've mostly done the the salad trio, steak trio, and five pasta course each time. The blueberry balsamic over steak was surprisingly succulent. The butternut... More 

Thank Erin K
Wayne, New Jersey
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a US outpost of their restaurant in Florence. Amazing, amazing Italian food!! They have a filet mignon with a blueberry balsamic reduction that is to DIE FOR!! Just go and get the steak. You can thank me later. Yes-wines are great, desserts are heaven but the steak!!! GO!

Thank lin h
Norfolk, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great meal here on our recent DC visit. The service and food was excellent. I will definitely plan to go back on any future visits to DC. Highly recommend.

Thank Jetta37
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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 28 November 2016

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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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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