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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” (124 reviews)
“filet” (36 reviews)
“dessert sampler” (19 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
212 7th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-4311
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1 - 10 of 385 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I (in our 60’s) took our niece here at her suggestion. The area is up and coming and there is great energy. The restaurant has a warm and inviting atmosphere but the pasta dish we had was simply ok.

1  Thank Mary S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with a friend. Very nice atmosphere. Food was very good. Service was nice. The pasta was very good along with the salads. We got here at 6:00 which was a very good time because it was not busy at all. Will definitely come...More

Thank asnow815
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here the night before we ran the Marine Corps Marathon this year. Needed to eat some carbs. Absolutely loved this place. The roasted Brussels sprouts (appetizer special for the day) were pretty good. The pasta dishes were fantastic and perfect proportioned. We finished...More

Thank tlsmomof4
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the tour of D.C. and ended up here at the advice of some friends. Our food was delicious and nicely presented. Family atmosphere. We had SS Agents eating nearby and kids with their family on the other side.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

What a great place for a business dinner. We had about 15 folks in our group and the gave us our own area upstairs overlooking the city street. Food was awesome and the wine never ended. Service was gracious.

Thank Taylor W
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

It appears as if this place was somehow over-hyped on review platforms to attract tourists... shocking (sarcasm). The food was good, please, don’t get me wrong. But, it wasn’t anything to write home about. If you order a steak: order up a temperature. If you...More

1  Thank Frank P
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Wandering out of Capitol Hill to the Metro we passed this amazing restaurant and noticed that people were filing into it. Without a reservation we lucked out and got a great table inside. We decided to share....Eggplant Parmigiana, Cannelloni with spinach, Greek salad. Service was...More

2  Thank RandyMK
Reviewed 4 October 2017

With a late-obtained reservation we were understandably relegated to the patio. While it was not comfortable (seated at old sewing machines and eye- level with potting soil), it was worth it to try the pasta, filet and fresh red snapper. The restaurant was so busy...More

Thank Marilyn E
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The place is cute and has a nice ambiance. My salad was pretty awful, as the dressing tasted like vinegar. My pasta tasted like canned food. What a disappointment for night out with my relatives I haven’t see in 3 years.😞

Thank juliegarfield3
Reviewed 3 October 2017

A lot of space available for private events. Staffing was excellent and the dinner was seamless. Pasta course was nice and the chicken entree I had was delicious.

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