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Acqua al 2

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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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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357 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a fantastic meal at Acqua Al 2 last night and highly recommend this restaraunt to all that come to the District. Service, food and drinks were all outstanding and we departed the site very satisfied. The antipasta is fresh and full of fresh flavors. The steaks were done to perfection. A large round of appreciation to the kitchen... More 

Thank pdl03
Hyattsville, Maryland
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296 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was mistakenly under the impression that on Valentine's Day the full regular menu would be open. I specifically called to ask and apparently the person I spoke with was misinformed. They said that they would have a Valentine's Day menu option in addition to their regular menu. Unfortunately, this was not the case. Compared to their regular menu, the... More 

Thank CaptainAwethume
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love love love Acqua Al 2 ! We had a return visit with friends from NY and thoroughly enjoyed our evening with you. All our meals were perfection! GREAT pastas all around and the appetizers were superb too (my favorite is the strozzapreti al pomodoro!). My favorite dessert is the tiramisu - can't get enough of it! The service... More 

Thank adriennetanzi
Satellite Beach, Florida
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131 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at Acqua al 2 and came away very impressed. My husband had a fantastic appetizer with garbanzos and fiddle heads, It was a large serving and worked well with the house made bread. I had the caprese salad with buffalo mozzarella. It was the best I've had in ages. We both had canelloni dishes, mine with mushrooms,... More 

Thank LHS329
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73 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here a couple weeks ago. Would have given it 5 stars, however, the service was very, very slow. We waited 45 minutes after ordering to get our salad sampler. The pasta sampler and dessert came much more quickly. I would highly recommend trying the chefs vegetarian pasta sampler, I'm normally a meat person, but this was very good!... More 

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Destin, Florida
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So glad that some locals turned me on to this place. The service was exceptional. The prices reasonable for DC. The pasta delicious. Charming place. The only thing is that I am not sure why there wasn't a later reservation available. The only reservation available for one person was for 5:30 and when I got there until I left there... More 

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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not one to recommend Italian cuisine in the Washington, DC area (As a NY area native, I'm understandably pretty particular) but, this restaurant, recommended by friends, is exquisite! It is Italian-inspired, but high end American fare. Known for steak entrees, salads and vegetables are very fresh. The ambiance is rustic, yet offerings are on the pricey side and everything... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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253 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting decor, pleasant atmosphere albeit a little dark and very loud. The service was efficient but not friendly. Prices are fair. Tuna carpaccio was good but I wanted salt which wasn't available. The pasta was delicious although much spicier than anticipated. Great beef. The balsamico and peppercorn sauces were delicious and not overpowering.

Thank FabulousTL
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Make a reservation for this wonderful, authentic Italian restaurant. You won't be disappointed. The atmosphere is lively and hip—yet another indication that dining in D.C., no matter the political climate, is great. The food is fresh and delicious and the staff is helpful and friendly.

Thank Fran S
Valley, Alabama
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Came here for lunch. Food was outstanding and the staff was so friendly and fun! Great atmosphere. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank msunder2017

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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?