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5534 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20015-2610
+1 202-244-1555
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good43%
  • Average28%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (18 reviews)
“panini” (2 reviews)
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5534 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20015-2610
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great neighborhood restaurant where you can just grab a perfectly cooked pizza from a wood burning oven or delicious soft shell crabs or a veal chop that has tremendous flavor. Good selection of draft beers at the bar. They make their own pasta and bread...More

Thank mijomurray
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok food. Some main dishes nice, appetizers and desserts disappointing. Wine ok but too expensive. Ambience mediocre. Service ok. Much too expensive for what it offers.

Thank GG_fromDC
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Arucola is a small, friendly neighborhood place with good food, pleasant atmosphere and very reasonable prices. We tried it because we wanted lunch before a show at the Avalon Movie Theatre, less than a block away. The minestrone soup was exactly right, just a little...More

Thank dorothyb248
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A wonderful treat for dinner. My friends, who live in the neighborhood of the restaurant surprised me to a wonderful dinner, great service, and a cozy table on the second level of Arucola. The pasta was wonderful. Though we were not hungry after completing the...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My husband and I live around the corner from this restaurant and were excited to try it out after we moved in. The food is okay, the service was okay, but for the price, we just weren't impressed. We had one of those experiences where...More

Thank WFleet
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Arucola is a great place to visit on a cold winter night. We prefer to sit in the back, near the pizza oven and enjoy the heat and aroma of cooking. The pizza is excellent, in our opinion the best in the city, inexpensive, thin...More

Thank Martin G
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We frequently go to Arucola for a pre movie dinner. The other evening there were 6 of us for a meal, and we also ordered farily expensive wine. I casually asked the waiter if (as we were winding up our drinks), we might have some...More

Thank DLP1212
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with my brother in law who lives in Chevy Chase over the weekend. We dined early at Arucola as we had plans for the evening. Enjoyed a happy hour drink which was nice and and very reasonably price. I had the pasta and he...More

Thank Myirishpa
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We haven't been here in maybe a year. Big mistake. Dropped by for a late lunch and found everything to be really good. So good we came again the next day for supper with family member visiting from out of town. Even better. Tilapia for...More

Thank MotherJoyce
Reviewed 6 August 2016

My wife and I had dinner here. We have dined before. We shared the grilled octopus appetizer. I would not order it again. The flavor was not bad, but it must have been overcooked. It was like chewing rubber bands. My wife had a special...More

Thank sabfish2014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5534 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20015-2610
  • Public Transportation: Friendship Heights closest Metro Station We are on the Connecticut Avenue Bus line
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-244-1555
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