About Fiola

601 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Fiola, the fine dining flagship of Fabio & Maria Trabocchi's Gruppo FT Restaurants, is a steward of culinary elegance and comfortable luxury, offering a refined menu inspired by the regional cuisines of Italy and a nationally recognized wine program. Centrally located between the White House and the Capitol, Fiola is a destination for politicos, diplomats, and savvy diners with an appreciation for sophisticated food and ambiance. Our menus change daily, representing our commitment to continuous change, evolution and honoring the bounty of every season. Our New Menu Format arrived January 4th, 2016. We offer multi-course menus for lunch and dinner. Please alert your server if you have any dietary restrictions due to a food allergy or intolerance.

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Entrance on Indiana Avenue, between 6th and 7th St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 628-2888

Website:
http://www.fioladc.com/

Parking Details:
Valet is available at Fiola's entrance on Indiana Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets every evening Monday-Friday starting at 5:30 pm and Saturday starting at 5:00 pm for $8.

Executive Chef:
Fabio Trabocchi

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please visit our website for upcoming special events: www.fioladc.com

Be aware, we have special pricing and menus on holidays.

For Private Events, please contact: Sarah Bengston at Sarah@fioladc.com

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Private Dining

Fiola is a unique location for both business and social events. We offer various private dining options for your special occasion.

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4.6

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4.6

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4.5

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience5
service5

Fiola is the best restaurant in DC. I ma ...

Dined 4 days ago

Fiola is the best restaurant in DC. I may be biased, but whenever I go somewhere else which purports to be high caliber...it never matches Fiola.

food5
ambience4
service3
value3

Top notch food, high end atmosphere

Dined on April 26, 2016

Had a recent lunch with friends, and food was perfection, as always when I've been here. Also good atmosphere and service generally, however the service was slower than needed at lunch. At the level of quality you obviously don't expect or want fast-food pushy service, but our lunch took from 11:45 to 2:30 with what we felt were longer pauses than necessary between appetizer and main course, and then after main course for coffee. I would still highly recommend Fiola's, just be prepared for leisurely dining, even at lunch.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food1
ambience3
service1
value1

The food was very pedestrian given the p ...

Dined on April 25, 2016

The food was very pedestrian given the price. It was very poor value for money. It appeared that the restaurant's view was that quantity made up for quality. Somw of the dishes were very poor examples were the pasta and a lamb dish. The lamb had a glutinous sauce. The cut of lamb was poor.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

We appreciate the attentive staff. They ...

Dined on April 22, 2016

We appreciate the attentive staff. They did not rush us. BUT, still, must they clear plates before everyone is done??

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food3
ambience4
service2
value3

Fiola at lunch

Dined on April 21, 2016

I have been to Fiola many times in the past and always been happy and well served. This time the food was not up to par and the service was poor. For example, bringing the second course to one diner while the other diner was still eating the first course. Even though this would not be an excuse, the restaurant was not completely full with people waiting to be seated. No reason to rush us for this business lunch. Another example, repeatedly asking if another glass of wine was wanted when the first glass was still 1/3rd full, etc. The tortellini with proscuitto was excellent, but the two halibut and the branzino were nothg special. So unlike any other time that I have dined here. Disappointing!

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Another great Birthday lunch at a DC standout

Dined on April 19, 2016

Every time I have been to this restaurant the food, ambiance and service have been top notch. The menu was very seafood heavy on this visit, but all the items my party ordered were excellent.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Everything was perfect

Dined on April 17, 2016

Everything was perfect

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

One of the Best in D.C.

vip
Dined on April 16, 2016

Fiola's is not to be missed by those who want to sample the best dining in D.C. The food was delicious and the service attentive. I ordered ala carte and my husband several courses, and they brought me complimentary dishes so he would not have to "eat alone." It was so unexpected but a very thoughtful gesture.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Great evening

Dined on April 15, 2016

The service and food at this D.C. restaurant were terrific. Mainly a prix fixe dinner, though you could order a la carte. Three courses plus dessert was more than enough. The lobster ravioli for the main dish was a standout. The tuna crudo and cauliflower panna cotta also hit the mark. This is not a casual place. Most diners were dressed up as if for a special occasion.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service2
value1

Good, and bad

Dined on April 15, 2016

Our food was good, and the place is beautiful. But, surprisingly, the service was a bit unpolished and quite inattentive. It took a while for our server to greet us, then I didn't get the napkin I requested, the people next to us didn't have their silverware, there was a mix up with both our appetizers and dessert, and we had trouble getting someone's attention when we needed it. This is an expensive restaurant, the service needs to be much better. In addition, we were puzzled at how unnecessarily complicated the menu and food were. Several choices of number of courses in different tasting menus with different portion sizes? Too many competing ingredients in all the dishes- truffle AND cheese AND scallions AND garlic AND peas AND asparagus AND mushrooms AND foam, all in one small dish? If you can cook well (and clearly this chef can), why all the complications? I just seemed pretentious.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Everything was super delicious. Lobster ...

Dined on April 10, 2016

Everything was super delicious. Lobster bisque was one of the better things I've eaten in a while, and the smoked potato gnocchi was delicious. The filet was slightly overcooked (medium rather than mid-rare) but was still tender, and the foie gras was great.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

The food and service was excellent. It ...

vip
Dined on April 9, 2016

The food and service was excellent. It was very expensive.

food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Awesome Inventive Italian

Dined on April 9, 2016

The food was great and the service and ambiance were even better!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

The wait staff is top notch - made me fe ...

vip
Dined on April 8, 2016

The wait staff is top notch - made me feel very welcome.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

best in DC, competitive with NY's best

Dined on April 7, 2016

spectacular and diverse flavors, textures and ingredients, all handled with harmony and drama

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

fabulous

Dined on April 6, 2016

the food was fabulous. sooooo flavorful but not heavy. definitely a refreshing change from the restaurants that want you to be so full when you leave that you can't remember the flavors.

Tags: special occasion, great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

The service was incredible the ambience ...

Dined on April 4, 2016

The service was incredible the ambience was very romantic. We got the 3 course meal. The lobster bisque and lobster ravioli was recommended so I got that and the wagyoo Beef steak. The lobster was very rich and ok and the steak was very fatty and not really good. The tiramisu was one of the worst I have tasted. My meal was a disappointment but my husband got veal tortillini which was fabulous and fish which melted in your mouth. His chocolate dessert was wonderful. Overall the restaurant was very good and would go again but I would not order the same food. The wine list was extensive and exquisite.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food3
ambience5
service5
value4

Too much creamy

Dined on April 3, 2016

The food had so much potential but I was turned off by how much cream was used in the fish and pasta. The tiramisu tasted as if it had been frozen and still had frost on it.

food5
ambience4
service3

the menu was misleading. there was a set ...

vip
Dined on April 3, 2016

the menu was misleading. there was a set menu that we shared bit we charges a la carte (way more expensive)

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Special Treatment

Dined on April 1, 2016

Elegant accommodation for guests with food allergies - everything marvelous down to the smallest detail.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food3
ambience5
service5
value3

This used to be my go to restaurant but ...

Dined on April 1, 2016

This used to be my go to restaurant but recent changes have reduced my opinion of this restaurant tremendously. I ordered the three course option and my appetizer and dessert were very good. The two main dishes (which I had ordered in the past) were just ok - not nearly as good as they were in the past. That was disappointing. In addition, I really liked the option to select what I wanted and mix and match items including salads as I desired. It allowed me more flexibility in having different kinds of dinner - lighter through full meals. Now I feel like only part of the menu is available and to be honest it just didn't impress me like it used to. It almost seems like many of the menu options are just not the same caliber they used to be and I wouldn't recommend them. Hopefully Fiola will make another change for the better in the near future.

food4
ambience5
service5

Great service. Waiter was very informati ...

Dined on April 1, 2016

Great service. Waiter was very informative

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Taking Italian dining to another level

Dined on March 28, 2016

We are well traveled foodies and love anything Italian. We absolutely loved Fiola and their fine-dining approach to classic Italian dishes. The food was elegant and brilliantly prepared, but without losing sight of their Italian heritage. The Service was impeccable and the wine list was extensive. We highly recommend this for anyone looking for a special experience, either a romantic getaway or simply to impress a business associate.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Birthday/Easter

vip
Dined on March 27, 2016

Fiola was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday and Easter. Impeccable service, exquisite food, great wine and 4 desserts. I couldn't have been happier. Lobster ravioli out of this world. The giant chocolate egg just topped it. Thank you.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value2

Fiola was luscious

Dined on March 27, 2016

To my pleasure and delight Fiola is hosting special occasion brunches. We went to their first this past Easter Sunday and it was gorgeous! A delight for the senses. Beautiful food, beautiful setting, knowledgeable, attentive and friendly service. A complete delight. And a chocolate favor to remember the experience! Thank you Fiola!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Everything was just wonderful. After goi ...

vip
Dined on March 27, 2016

Everything was just wonderful. After going to Fiola several times, they never cease to exceed expectations.

food4
ambience4
service4
value3

somewhat disappointed

vip
Dined on March 26, 2016

This is a nice restaurant but it's not amazing. The food is very good and the service is okay.. but not good enough to justify the high cost. We were excited to try this restaurant but walked away feeling somewhat disappointed in the overall experience. the menu is small with very little description so you have to ask your server about every item which is a bit annoying. Our food came out lukewarm and we had to send it back. we are happy to splurge for a great meal but we walked away feeling the experience didn't meet our expectations.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Amazing lunch!

Dined on March 21, 2016

Wonderfully creative Italian, nice pre-fixe menu, delightfully attentive service. Delicious all around !

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Wow!

Dined on March 19, 2016

This restaurant was unbelievable. Probably one of the best restaurants that I've eaten at in all of our wonderful vacation spots. The tasting menu was fabulous - had the oysters (best ever), lobster bisque, and prawns. Then topped it off with coffee and a chocolate dessert that was to die for. The service was top notch too - worth every penny for an extra special evening.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Superb dining experience.

Dined on March 19, 2016

Superb dining experience.

food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Fabulous

Dined on March 18, 2016

I have never had a better meal or received better service. My wife and son joined me for my birthday celebration. We could not have chosen a better place.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food3
ambience5
service1
value2

Confusing Menu

Dined on March 16, 2016

The menu is confusing, and the waiter is rude. Food is just Okay.

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Delicious food

Dined on March 15, 2016

I ordered the Maria Menu because I worried about not finishing food. It was great! Everything was so delicious, and the right amount for me to finish. Also, the price was cheap considering how good the food was! 28 for Maria Menu, I 'd say it's totally worth it. The atmosphere in the restaurant made me kind of nervous, since I am just a traveler but everyone around me looked like politicians/lawyers. But maybe that's just me.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Dining at Fiola is an event. Fiola was r ...

vip
Dined on March 14, 2016

Dining at Fiola is an event. Fiola was recommended as the top restaurant in DC. The food and service did not disappoint. The prefix style menu was carefully explained with detailed description of menu items and personal preferences that required tweaking were encouraged. There were 7 in our party & that was the maximum number that could fit unless you had their private room. Everyone was impressed with the quality of the food and with the friendliness of our waiter. There was a wait between courses especially for dessert. Honestly we were all rather full by the time it arrived & at that point we had been there for 3 1/2 hours on a work night.

food1
ambience1
service1
value1

Downtown Gem

vip
Dined on March 13, 2016

The finest restaurant that I have dined in Washington in sometime. Staff went out of the way to please a demanding guest.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Best Wine List Ever

vip
Dined on March 12, 2016

Fiola is by far one of the best places to eat in DC. The food is outstanding and the wine list is what your dreams are made of if you know anything about wine. The oysters are some of the best I've ever had- nothing on the menu is bad. The prices are higher, but the quality and the overall experience is 115% worth it. Worth every penny.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Wonderful elegant dining

Dined on March 12, 2016

From the hostess to bartender to the bus boys everyone there is focused on making your dining experience a relaxing and enjoyable one. Not cheap but you get what you pay for. Fabulous experience.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

The special place for the special occasion

Dined on March 12, 2016

Perfect beyond expectation! The special place for that special someone , for that special occasion! High end food, service and overall quality. Be prepared to pay accordingly.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Addictive Food and Service — Simply Awesome!

Dined on March 11, 2016

This was the best food experience that I had in Washington last week and in a long time. It comes highly recommend! Don't forget to try the tuna with lime cream and trout caviar - WOW! When I'm back in Washington again, this will be first on my list.

Tags: special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4
value3

A nice gem in the chef's crown

vip
Dined on March 11, 2016

Professional service, tasty, seasonal and got it done. The pea risotto was great. Turbot was flaky and flavorful. And YES they have the lobster ravioli from Fiola Mare, which is worth the price.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot

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