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Acqua al 2

212 7th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-4311
+1 202-525-4375
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (113 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
212 7th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-4311
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Reviewed yesterday

My daughter & I had the pasta tasting. We weren't sure if it would be enough for the two of us because apparently a lot of people order it as an appetizer. It was delicious, fresh and plentiful! We also ordered the dessert sampler which...More

Thank wabapicard
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While in D.C. we decided to eat here after reviewing some reviews. It wasnt til we git here thst ee saw on our paper place mats that there we two of these restaurants, but that the other was in Italy. Our server was Italian and...More

Thank southtexastraveller
Reviewed 5 days ago

My first Acqua al 2 experience was in Florence back in 2012, but since then, I have gone to Acqua al 2 for the past 2 years in DC for Valentine's Day, and it does not disappoint! The moment you step in the door you...More

Thank jakewblake
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently came here for dinner and it was awesome. From the appetizers, wine, salads, entrees to dessert, we loved it all. The cheese plate and cured meats started it off and were great. I had the Caprese salad and most of the others with...More

Thank SouthMS_Traveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had eaten here in Florence a few years ago, and thought it was great. I was very excited to see that they had a location in D.C. Much of the rustic ambience that made the Italian location so nice was similar in this location....More

Thank David c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three dined with an early dinner reservation at 5:30 and had a wonderful dining experience. A must try for those who want to prepare for their next dinner--try the Assaggio choices. We started with the assaggio di primi ( a selection of pastas) and for...More

Thank ArtsyGalBaltimore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently held our son's rehearsal dinner upstairs in the Blanco room. The arrangement of the room and table settings were very accommodating. Appetizers were splendid. The four course meal that followed with wines could not have been better. Family style for salad, pasta and dessert....More

Thank Going49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In 2007 I had dinner at Acqua al in Florence while my daughter was there. She recommended Acqua al which was her favorite restaurant in Florence. She recommended the Filet with the Blueberry reduction. Sounded strange but might have been as delicious a steak as...More

Thank skinisin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had just finished a tour of the Supreme Court and were told to check out the market area few blocks behind this area. This was probably one of our best meals in DC and would definitely go back again. Great atmosphere, fantastic menu and...More

Thank kcslatts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were visiting D.C. for a conference. We were looking for a place to eat dinner and decided on Acqua al 2 based on reviews. It was well worth the visit! The staff were all very friendly, our waiter was knowledgeable, and...More

Thank AttnyLiz
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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.
23 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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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
  • 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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