Flavio

4.2
635 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Conveniently located in the heart of historic Georgetown. Serving some of the best Italian fares in a very comfortable atmosphere. Our moderately priced menu offers a variety of veal, seafood, and pasta and served by knowledgeable, courteous staff. Flavio is able to take private parties of up to 250. Please contact the restaurant for inquiries on private parties.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine outdoors
What 635 People Are Saying
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4.1
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.1
Value
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Marco
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Went for Saturday night dinner - had to wait by the door for a bit, even with a reservation... not a great setup for that. Nice vibe overall, but definitely a loud place. Our server was super-busy but very nice. Our pizza Margharita had not shown up after about 45 mins, so I asked about it. The server had missed it somehow and was very apologetic. The pizza came in 5 and was wonderful. When we settled up, they did not charge us for it AND brought us a complimentary dessert. We will go back, but probably at a quieter time.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Overall a good dining experience for restaurant week. However, the restaurant was very cold.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a great time at Flavio! Good food, big portions, and chic atmosphere. If you go, request Anthony as your server - he was timely, honest about recommendations, and very kind!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Was freezing inside. Everyone in the restaurant was cold and you could tell.

Ordered the signature popular dish. It’s more expensive feature was lobster and had two pieces. Very disappointed and was not worth 37$

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Helen
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great dinner! Made a reservation and the table wasn't ready when I arrived with my party so we sat at the bar for about 15 minutes. Bartenders very friendly. Waiter wasn't the best at checking-in on us but it was also NYE and very busy. Will definitely come back here next time I am in DC!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1Food4Service2Ambience4

Restaurante etiquette was worse than a pizza parlor. Manager was requested on 2 occasions and never showed up. I confronted the manager (Hanz) as we were leaving and all he can say was, I’ll talk to the staff. I highly doubt that would happen. A new year event that was supposed to be nothing but enjoyable, was the opposite. Worse part is that one the staff got upset when we requested for the appetizer plates to be removed when they were serving the entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The restaurant was a bit busy for a Tuesday night but the staff did their best. The hostess was not very kind or friendly, she was very short and cold with her word choices and immediately sat us in front of the open front door (end of December dinning). Outside of the unfriendly welcome, the waiter was kind and a strong communicator during the busier times. We ordered the mussels and Pizza, both of which were very good.

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vipkelleynicole
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

I've been to Flavio a few times, LOVE the food. Typically, the service is good. You can tell they value their customers. This is now the second time that we had to ask to be served. Not sure if this is due to short staffing per COVID or what, but was a little disappointed.

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EllenS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Best Italian food in Georgetown! Get the lobster diavlo, the bread with dipping sauce, the meatball appetizer…all amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food and service were mediocre.

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Cherrie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Gorgeous location, delicious meal. I had the grilled salmon and a salad. The cheesecake was outstanding.
The outdoor seating was just right, too — a great place to people-watch. A tad overpriced, but that’s probably just because it was a fixed price menu for the holiday. I’ll be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

We were left waiting for the bill and for the food for a long time and had to repeatedly remind

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Linda
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to Flavio for Christmas Day lunch. Food and service was excellent!

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Bambi
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Just kinda like Olive Garden. Lasagna was thin and watery. Service friendly, prices are good.

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vipSnJfromBKLYN
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I hosted a brunch for my daughter at Flavio last weekend. We were celebrating her graduation from college so we wanted it to be festive. It’s located in Georgetown just off the shopping street. The atmosphere at Flavio is charming. We had a lovely table. We started with a couple bottles of Prosecco. We had a number of appetizers. The calamari was particularly good. We sampled several of the entrees. I had a pizza Napoli that was very tasty. It was really lovely when the staff brought out a tiramisu with a candle for my daughter. It made her feel very special. We will recommend Flavio to our friends. Thank you for making her special day even more special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Cold on the inside, had to wear my coat the whole time. Waiter was very nice, however forgot my side of sauce that was ordered.

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vipMomfromVI
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server and service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service excellent food, perfect for a first date.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We were a party of nine and our server kept everyone happy - appetizers came out quickly, entrees were delicious, and special requests were honored without the slightest hesitation. We had a wonderful experience here.

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vipRickyH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Was there for my husband’s birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Food was mediocre at best

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BarakS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Nice place. We dined during Thanksgiving evening and it was't too crowded and the atmosphere was good. The food was very good. We had pizza, steak filet and salmon and everything was delicious. The only comment I have is about their gluten free option. They don't have any. When I asked the waiter about it, he looked at me puzzled like this was the first time anyone is asking about this... In our days, I would have expect any restaurant that respect itself to have at least some GF options.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good restaurant with good food. They seem a bit understaffed at the moment but who isn’t? The branzino was excellent and tiramisu was great. Will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

We went on Saturday night and the place was packed. There were several mistakes made by our server. We did not get silverware when we sat at our table and when our appetizer arrived I reminded the server we still needed silverware. We waited another 5 minutes staring at our large meatball unable to eat it. I ended up getting out of my seat and going to the other side of the restaurant to find our waiter and have him get us silverware. Then we finally started eating the cooled off appetizer and our food arrived. I asked for another drink while eating since I ran out and it never came. We also asked for water when ordering our drinks and apps and never got it. When our drinks ran out we had nothing to wash down the food with so we stopped eating. At that point it was too late. We felt like VUP's since everyone around us seemed to be getting attention and served properly. However the food was amazing!

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JeanM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

The food was only ordinary. The atmosphere was good. The bread they brought to the table was awful--saltless pizza dough. It was good enough but I expected something more yummy.

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vipMPzDC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

They need to decide whether they’re a restaurant or a club. There was loud music playing and flashing lights, sitting facing the wall where the lights were aimed was incredibly distracting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a great time. Manny, our waiter, was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Overcooked veal.

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Mgcooney
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience4

The restaurant was packed as expected. We were celebrating my friend’s bachelorette party & everyone enjoyed their meal. The only downside is that we has to abruptly end our evening after dinner since the bride overheated several times in the restaurant. Yes it was very cold outside, but they overcompensated with the heat inside.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

It was a very busy Saturday night and there was a large crowd around the check in podium outside. But the staff handled it very well and we were shown to our table within 10 minutes of our reservation which I think was very good considering the large crowd. Once inside the staff did a good job of being attentive despite a very busy night and there was a good vibe thanks to the music.

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lizw
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Waited 30 minutes past reservation time.

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OmidS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

My food was cold…enough said

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JeanetteD
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food was delicious! Moose was awesome helped us to choose a entree since I wasn’t able to get lamb shanks w/ mash potatoes, but the Lasagna was delicious!! Everyone staff member wore mask thank you for that!👏🏽👏🏽

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TamarB
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

We waited 20 min to be seated
Then were asked to move a table

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RyanS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Loud average food going crowd

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vipCaliforniaEater
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Terrible service! Servers and staff not wearing masks! Advised server of food allergy and he still brought food with the ingredient.

Will not return, ever! Il Canale (next door) is superior to this place, but they did not have open reservations, unfortunately.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. That was not our first time and we will definitely go back again

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

The food was AMAZING. But the service and knowledge of the menu and technology was horrible. I wish I could bare it again to go back because everything tasted wonderful. But honestly, I’d never want to be treated the way I was again.

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vipKimE
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service!

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KathleenW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Very average. Food was average. The wait for a table was very long even though we had a reservation and the drinks were very expensive.

FAQs

Flavio does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Flavio also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 965-6666.

Flavio is rated 4.2 stars by 635 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.