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2002 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-5916
+1 202-466-3474
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“lobster risotto” (19 reviews)
“popcorn shrimp” (10 reviews)
“sardines” (11 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2002 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-5916
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our second visit and the place was again underpopulated. The fish was perfect, the atmosphere in this modest storefront just off Dupont Circle was cheerful, the service was fine. The best fresh fish isn't cheap these days, so don't expect a bargain, but the quality...More

Thank wws68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a few feet from Dupont Circle, this wonderful seafood bistro has been run by Regine Palladin, former wife of the teacher of many of the major chefs in the US, Jean-Louis Palladin, and offers some recipes inspired by that great French chef. It's quite...More

2  Thank ProfessorEnglish
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really loved the restaurant with its long narrow seating area and bar. The menu changes often depending on the recent catch. I had mussels, best I ever ate, then octopus, which was also good, but served only lukewarm, still delicious. The prices are mid-range...More

Thank anthro101
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

This has been one of our favorite restaurants over the years, with excellent seafood at a fair price. The fresh fish is still outstanding, but the portions have gotten smaller and the prices have skyrocketed. The wine-by-glass prices are ridiculous. Service is still really good.More

Thank RonFG
AndrewLaPorta, Owner at Pesce, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Dear RonFG, First let me thank you for your consistent support and kind words regarding Pesce. Your recent review and experience troubles me. As you know at Pesce we pride ourselves on providing a consistently excellent experience and product to our valued guest, clearly we...More

Reviewed 18 November 2017

I've been a regular patron of Pesce for years, since before it moved to its current location (and i much preferred the old one I must say). It's never been fantastic but it's always been reliable - but no longer. My most recent meal there...More

2  Thank Clementine6
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We wanted a quick but tasty meal so sat at the bar and had a wonderful experience! We had an incredible golden lentil soup cooked with pork; delicious golden and red beet salad with nuts and goat cheese- these were items on the $5 small...More

Thank DeborahandAndy
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This restaurant was booked through the hotel concierge and we decided to give it a try with our group of 3 couples. Make no mistake, this is a fish and seafood restaurant with a family style feel. Tables very close together and small restaurant. Big...More

Thank sara83
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This restaurant is a pleasure to eat at and chef has a passion for serving well sourced premium fish and seafood. I have eaten here several times and last week my wife and I enjoyed fresh sardines and fresh King Crab. Our best seafood experience...More

1  Thank GregLaw
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I have had the pleasure of dining at Pesce multiple times over the last couple of years. The food is always creative, fresh and, most importantly, delicious! I dined there last week with a friends and the meal was exceptional. Grilled octopus which was amazingly...More

Thank DianeFromDC63
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Selection is worldly and varied. Farmers Greens are why simple salads are better in French restaurants. My sister thinks it's because the makings of the salads are better including the oil and vinegar. True and also true about everything we ate that evening. Tuna and...More

Thank David G
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David G
27 October 2017|
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
Done and Done.
24 January 2015|
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Response from paul_czerny | Reviewed this property |
As many others have noted, I didn't see any mention of gluten free meals. I tend to be pragmatic..why not call the restaurant? The phone number is 202.466.3474 .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2002 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-5916
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-466-3474
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