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2002 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-5916
+1 202-466-3474
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“branzino” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 14:30All hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2002 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-5916
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Andrew and his team provide good friendly service, fantastic seafood and a well chosen selection of wines to match their menu. For those wanting good food, great company, and a relaxed atmosphere, you can't go past Pesce. They have a happy hour early in the...More

Thank Tony L
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This place was strange for me. The person who greeted us was not dressed for the occasion, he looked like belonged on a construction site. I guess I believe presentation plays a part. They didn't have menus, which I thought was odd. James, our server,...More

Thank Seedofapoet
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We had some new dishes last night. The grilled octopus with pasta and a spicy sauce was really good as an app. We had asian seared tuna with a spicy papaya slaw and whole bronzino as mains. The lemon curd pie with bruled merangue was...More

Thank RonFG
Reviewed 15 July 2017

3 of us, all adults who have traveled and eaten in many locations around the globe, went to dinner at Pesce. The food was very good but the servers were extremely pretentious. I wanted scallops but like these done medium, i.e., center cooked through. The...More

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Delicious food. Good portion sizes. Enough for the meal. Very busy waiter, impatient. We had a wonderful dinner inspite of this.

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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Somewhat limited menu. Casual decor. Prices are on the upper end. Staff minimal but accomplished. Short block off DuPont Circle so it's a little off the tourist trail. Will not disappoint.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Looking for a quick tasty 'neighborhood' dinner we headed to Pesce. On previous visits we found it overpriced, but good. On this visit, it's still overpriced and good, but we had one of the worst service experiences ever in any DC restaurant They comped us...More

Thank EllnMllr
AndrewLaPorta, Owner at Pesce, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Dear EllnMllr, I am so sorry to hear about your recent experience at Pesce. Please rest assured that this is an atypical experience here. Some more detailed information would help me to get to the bottom of the issue so I may ensure it never...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017

The venue is a slingshot property with a great bar area and banquette seating, so it's not your private, romantic setting (too close). BUT, the food is fabulous, authentic and delicious. Great seafood options, so there's something for everyone. Their specialty drinks were a bonus,...More

Thank Candy J
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We ate at Pesce recently while in DC. The front area is nice; the back half seems very crowded. And noisy. We had a leisurely dinner (almost too leisurely). Our server was very nice. Somehow our entrees got lost. When they arrived they were room...More

Thank 974knitter
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

After an almost abortive attempt to book a table when my English English didn't seem to be well understood (and the correct spelling of my name unimportant) I popped around anyway. I know that single people eating is possibly an irritation to some places, but...More

Thank BerkshireBoy10
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24 January 2015|
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Response from paul_czerny | Reviewed this property |
As many others have noted, I didn't see any mention of gluten free meals. I tend to be pragmatic..why not call the restaurant? The phone number is 202.466.3474 .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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 20036-5916
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-466-3474
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