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Dupont Circle
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2002 P St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
+1 202-466-3474
17:30 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great ambience, superb food. I loved the Butterfish and Angelhair pasta - garlic and then some!; and the hostess (bit of sass talk which was great) was awesome and super helpful!

Thank Christine L
New York City, New York
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small but busy place with really good food. It also has kindof a quaint feeling, and the cab driver said it was a "famous" restaurant on the way there. The main thing of course, is the food, which was all extremely good. (Although not cheap.) The popcorn shrimp and soup I tasted as apps were both great, and the lobster... More 

Thank 3ebfan511
Potomac, Maryland
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290 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We come here regularly, because the fish is always fresh and well prepared. The homemade soups (clam chowder) are outstanding. The caesar salad was rasty, as well as the fresh greens. The tuna was very high quality and the Alaska Maluki was unique and delicious. I enjoyed the bread pudding. As always, Judita made us feel very welcome.

Thank RonFG
Stavanger, Norway
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113 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Excellent seafood in a relaxing atmosphere. We had Popcorn Shrimp, Grilled Sardines, Bronzino and Grilled Salmon with a bottle of Chablis. Well prepared fresh seafood. Nice restaurant. Friendly and attentive service.

1 Thank Godtfred
Barnes, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Maybe it was that it was Monday night, maybe that we were some of first to arrive for dinner, maybe it was that we had a great meal at Grill Fish just 2 nights before, but we were terribly disappointed. The Butter Fish was cool, parts cold, and tasteless. No sauce, just plain plain plain. I had a salad and... More 

Thank peter p
Management response:

Peter, First let me extend my apologies for your experience at Pesce. As you can tell by previous reviews, this is not a common occurrence, and I thank you for your feedback so we can better ensure that it never happens again. On that note I would like to extend an invitation for you to give us another try. I... More 

Potomac, Maryland
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290 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Always fresh. Always good. While the prices have gone up over the years, the superior quality has stayed the same. We had the smoked salmon and grilled calamari apps--fantastic. We had the raw tuna and butterfish mains. Mouth watering. The chef always makes interesting preparations. To top it off, the bartender is outstanding--best dirty martini in town.

Thank RonFG
Boyds, Maryland
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I have been to Pesce 5 times in the past two months. The food is so good. The service is excellent. When we arrive - they know "our table preference" and they recall "exactly" the wine that each of us drink. Need I say more? I dine out 3-5 times each week between lunch and dinner at great DC restaurants... More 

1 Thank SusanBoydMD
Washington, DC
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The quality of the food at Pesce is very high. This Dupont Circle eatery offers a daily menu of fresh, well prepared and well balanced selections, with an emphasis on seafood. Recently I have had soft shelled crab cooked to perfection, a delectable branzino cleverly paired with a panzenella, a salad of the freshest summer tomatoes tossed with seasoned bread... More 

1 Thank Travelinezy
Knoxiville, TN
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Small restaurant in the Georgetown area. The food is on point~starting with beet and goat cheese salad (delish!); I had the Lobster risotto, which was very good, and the butterfish was excellent as well. However, the Guayaquil Chocolate Tart stole the show for me~wishing I were in DC right now just to have another bite!! Save room!

Thank Dawn J
Belfast, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Modern styled decor inside a warm and friendly ambience, really well cooked food and service,my wife and I both had the spectacular seafood on the menu,The best restaurant we went to in Washington by a distance.

1 Thank johnl10963

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2002 P St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-466-3474

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?