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Acqua al 2

212 7th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-4311
+1 202-525-4375
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (129 reviews)
“filet” (37 reviews)
“dessert sampler” (18 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
212 7th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-4311
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Reviewed yesterday

We were staying with friends near the Eastern Market and ran across information for this restaurant. The menu looked interesting, but I was a little concerned about dress code. No reason to worry. We had one of the best, most delicious, and relaxing meals I've...More

Thank Mina-Mary
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ok, this is not my favorite Italian restaurant in Washington, but it is one of a half dozen of good restaurants on Capitol Hill. And since my go to restaurant a few blocks north was closed due to a minor kitchen fire, I dined at...More

Thank Edison G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have eaten here several times - it reminds us of our great trip to Italy, where we ate in the sister restaurant in Firenze! What we enjoy most is the consistent high quality food and service. The ambience is low key and very friendly....More

Thank RundocRun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Joined two friends for dinner. Pasta better than the steak. Fusilli Lunghi al Marscapone e Funghi was fantastic. The Filet Mignon w balsamic reduction sauce was not to my liking. Ordered filet medium rare and meat tasted a bit “gamey.” Co atmosphere and was able...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here for the first time a few nights ago. Had one of the outdoor tables on a perfect May evening. Pasta sampler was all homemade and a great way to get a feel for how good the pastas are. Branzino was prepared to perfection...More

Thank Ahg2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food- Certain pastas on the menu were made in house so we each ordered one of them. My husband got the mushroom cannelloni, I got the spinach and ricotta cannelloni, and my cousin got the tagliatelle (a special). They were all delicious and wonderful. You...More

Thank ericaaispuroregan
Reviewed 6 May 2018

We went with friends to celebrate their wedding anniversary. They picked the restaurant based on reviews they read. The reviews were right on! Although a little noisy, we just chalked it up to a 'lively crowd'. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. The manager...More

Thank 2004_Retirees
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for refreshment on a lovely April day - place was very cool and menu looks wonderful. We will be back for dinner!

Thank Molly M
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We had dinner with friends at this charming Italian restaurant across from the Eastern Market. Our waiter Roberto was friendly and engaging. The ambiance reminded me of a Tuscan bistro. The extensive menu included everything from pasta to fish to steaks. We started with a...More

1  Thank NOLAgirlinINDY
Reviewed 23 March 2018

My husband and I went here on a cold windy night in DC. I was very comforting. We shared starters: spinach and cheese balls baked in tomato sauce and their mozzarella and tomatoes. Both delicious. We had the branzino, which was coated with a very...More

Thank delospoppy
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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.
24 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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