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$$ - $$$
Dupont Circle
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2002 P St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
+1 202-466-3474
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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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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Washington DC
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know it's a seafood restaurant, but i think we were victims of a bait and switch. Three days before i saw Pesce's sign for a 3 course lobster themed meal on Tuesday featuring lobster bisque, lobster salad and a 1 lb maine lobster , $32 per person. They advised reservations ... so i made reservations. But when we were... More 

Thank TouristaTB
AndrewLaPorta, Owner at Pesce, responded to this review

Dear TouristaTB, First let me sincerely apologize for your experience. We do have a policy of holding Lobsters for reservations when specifically asked to at the time of reservation (or in the case of an online reservation a note made when placing it). Clearly we let you down. I will use this experience to better train my staff to pay... More 

Red Bank, New Jersey
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The name says it all. Get seafood here. We had lobster risotto and scallops with pasta. Scallops especially had delicious sauce and flavor. Desserts were OK, probably would get appetizer instead of dessert next time. But we will return!

Thank Jessica G
sonoma county, ca
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101 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked into a "lobster special" dinner with lobster bisque, large chunks of lobster with beets in a tangy salad (I know, it sounds a little bit strange but was good), then a full lobster of about 1 pound. I loved every morsel. 'Twas a treat! followed by a large rich crème brulee. Yum

1 Thank pinkpeacemaker
Fleurbaix, France
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered Tuna, it was served burned. Complaining to the server he just said it should be crispy. No try to make me happy . The quality has much degraded since last year. 30 dollars for main dish and on top you are still hungry! I recommend to avoid !

Thank Anne b
Management response:

Dear Anne B, Thank you for your review of Pesce. I wish your experience was a happier one. As the Chef/Owner (Chef for a few years, so I was at the helm on your previous visit) I can say that the Tuna is indeed meant to be quite charred on the outside so as to release the flavors of the... More 

New York City, NY
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I had the bronzino which was very good. I asked that it be de-boned and it was. My wife had pasta with scallops. This also looked very good and the pasta was made at the restaurant. An extra few scallops would have been better, but the dish was very tasty. When my wife and I arrived, only 2 tables had... More 

1 Thank pilozm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Near Conneticut Avenue this is a mature restaurant with a restrained menu. Ate unusually mild duck consomme with liver dumplings and as main dish scallops in white wine sauce with homemade pasta and greens- eats better than it sounds. Don't go if all you want is fish and chips, but they probably will make it if you really asked. Sit... More 

1 Thank hotroxx
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114 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Walked by this restaurant while staying nearby. Just from the outside thought it looked pretty good and was not disappointed. Met a friend for dinner and both of us remarked how much we enjoyed the freshness of the seafood and the great tastes. Started with oysters on the half shell, followed by seared tuna steaks. Both dishes really good. Saw... More 

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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The service was OK, but a little offhand. The food was outstanding: an octopus starter and a stracciata of seared scallops with prosciutto in a prosecco based sauce was pure heaven. Fairly pricey, but worth it

Thank SBla2015
San Diego, California
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72 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

My husband and I were visiting DC for the Marine Corps Marathon and our hotel concierge recommended Pesce for dinner. (We were looking for seafood near the Georgetown area). Talk about a great recommendation...WOW! Making a reservation was a snap on Open Table. It is a quaint restaurant, which we loved and the food was outstanding. Atmosphere and food quality... More 

1 Thank puglover23
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
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?