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Acqua al 2

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Capitol Hill
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212 7th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-4311
+1 202-525-4375
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
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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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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tasty italian with nice ambiance. Feel of a neighborhood upscalish pub. The main dish i had was an eggplant parm that was tasty but a bit barren. The spinach appetizer was superb. Had to wait despite reservation but it was restaurant week and a big wig was dining so maybe it was a one off problem. Overall a nice choice... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went during Restaurant Week and 3 out of 4 loved it. One in our group thought her pasta was too "al dente". Two of us got the blueberry filet -- remarkably delicious. Two of us got a pasta dish; the wine was perfect and we saw several politicos in there which made the evening even more fun. Parking is... More 

Thank Ann P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been to Italy I had great expectations for this place. It started off really well. My appetizer was exquisite. After that it got progressively worse. My pasta was good but slightly chewy. I ordered the fish of the day. It was completely raw in the middle and the veggies a bit charred. A funny incident - I ordered a... More 

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pasta was amazing- perfectly al dente. My girlfriend and I stopped for a dinner on our trip, and we were blown away. I would highly recommend calling ahead for reservations and it will be fully worth the effort. Great service, great food, and great wine.

Thank Dan O
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not an italian food lover so I probably did not enjoy my experience much. Plus the restaurant is extremely loud and you can hear every conversation around where you are sitting. Food was good but like I said I am not an italian food lover. Drinks are awesome plus side

Thank vinfamily3
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for my boyfriend's birthday and it was the best Italian food we have ever eaten. I got a perfectly cooked steak and he had a great pasta. We also had the tuna appetizer which was to die for. It is well priced and actually pretty cheap for DC. Ido was a wonderful server and was very helpful... More 

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LaGrange, Georgia
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At there with some friends during a recent visit to Trump's Inauguration. The food was great and had a unique take on regular Italian. The atmosphere is lovely, but very small. Make a reservation, but definitely eat there!

Thank mbfagundes
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We visited with our 3 sons this past weekend and I was reminded of our recent trip to Tuscany. The rustic atmosphere and charming decor evoked warm Tuscan memories. The appetizers were classic yet inventive and the entrees simply delicious. My youngest son had the steak trio and he's still talking about it. Like many other DC restaurants the wine... More 

Thank Sharon L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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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195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

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.

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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
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?