LIA'S

4.5
3652 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Enjoy Chef Geoffs genuine hospitality and casual cuisine with an Italian flair! Handcrafted pasta using old world technique with modern twists and an innovative spin on traditional steak, seafood, salad and pizza dishes, Chef Ronis Martinez creations will give your tastebuds something to remember. There’s always something new and delicious to look forward to with our Seasonal Menus. Our dining room space is welcoming and cozy; the perfect setting for a romantic date, casual meetup or dinner with the family. Take advantage of dining on our beautiful patio while sipping on one of our seasonal sangrias. For special occasions we offer a one of a kind private party room as well as offsite catering. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Support LIA'S during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3652 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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Susan
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

We were delighted to obtain an outdoor table for an early dinner and, as requested in advance, had a heater located next to us.
Servers were pleasant and the food at Lia's is reliably good.
However, two of us (total of 4) had salads and asked for bread. The bread, which servers kept saying was "baked to order," did not arrive until we were finished with our meals.
It was frustrating and disappointing.
Moreover, about 2/3 of the way through our meal someone walked over and whisked away the heater without inquiring if that was ok. It was getting darker and cooler and was NOT ok but we did not say anything about it.
We are fans of Lia's and regular customers. This was an unpleasant experience that I hope will not be repeated.

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vipellenc
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easy and delicious dining in our neighborhood
We love Lias

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goodfood
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

great food and nice service. highly recommend for Saturday brunch. They also stamp parking ticket. A plus for the neighborhood.

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RoseBuddy
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Food is mediocre. Like an Italian chain restaurant.

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vipWendyS
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful server on the lovely patio.

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SteveG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Server was outstanding. She is a star and please make sure you take care of her.

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KMFF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Lia's is consistently a wonderful dining experience

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vippatricias
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

After years of loving Lia’s, yesterday was a big

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PatriciaS
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super food. Servers were attentive. The outdoor patio was wonderful- umbrellas for shade and sun if you wanted it. Lovely day!!

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vipFeliciaB
Washington DC
121 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

Food fair service not great. I was disappointed.

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vipWinifred
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Service was terrific. Food not so much. Surprising that items I have ordered many times were just not right. Chef must have been off last night. Fried calamari were dry and overcooked. Salad was limp spinach. Pizza was soggy

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CHARLESC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food options, well prepared and served with attention and a smile.

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Zhenyfehr
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

The food was DELICIOUS! However, next time I’ll do take out instead because service was lousy. We tipped our server very well understanding the COVID-19 environment, but we had to constantly ask for new utensils and plates and we were given steak knives and tiny coffee plates instead and no serving utensils came with our dishes althoigh wr made it clear we were sharing everything. We order several dishes and had to add a 2-seater table to accommodate our small table but we had to do this on our own. We also ordered take out and also explained what was for whom and our server did not care.

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vipGianni
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lia's terrace is one of the most pleasant spaces in the area for outdoor dining, its menu is creative and ample, and its servers are attentive and professional. I would recommend it highly to family and friends.

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vipclosed
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great food, best calamari, delicious avocado toast, and world-class service from Anne!THANKS

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RoseBuddy
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food! The salmon was perfectly prepared and the white pizza with caramelized onions and mushrooms was out of this world! The service was excellent.

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Jill
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful outdoor seating; menu has something for everyone!

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vipFeliciaB
Washington DC
121 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Server was excellent. Glad you are back!

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VickiT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fun place. Good food and service. Big after work crowd.

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vipCarolS
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

The swordfish was dry and the broccolini was uncooked. We got some aioli for the swordfish and some spinach for the broccolini. the table next to us was so loud, it was difficult to have a conversation.

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vipWino
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening sitting outside with great food!

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vipEPatt
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite go-tos in Chevy Chase. Interesting menu. Everything we ordered was delish. Interestingly, this past Friday night there was a wonderful chef-created cocktail on the menu. Great pizza. Well prepared salmon. And over-the-top mushroom gnocchi.

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vipwriterlady
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I revisited Lia's last night, worried that our neighborhood favorite might have succumbed to the twin perils of a pandemic-induced loss of business and inflation. However, we need not have worried, since the food and service were as good as ever.

We both had the seared scallops with corn and a Caesar salad, substituting spinach and romaine for the kale in both dishes. The scallop sauce, which had a touch of bacon in it, was so wonderful that we ended up ordering a small loaf of bread to mop it all up! The wine, a cabernet from Bulgaria, was surprisingly good.

Yes, the price was higher than it was about six months ago, but that's true of all restaurants and groceries nowadays. Kudos to Chef Geoff and the sous chefs, to Elizabeth , who always remembers us, and a server who anticipated our every wish. What a delightful dinner!

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely ambience and great service. The staff was nice!

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vipFeliciaB
Washington DC
121 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always. Jacob , my server, excellent

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vipDebinDC
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Sitting outside is nice. The $15 salads were boring and small. Service was fine but the server didn’t check on us until we were finished.

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Urbanster
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat outside. Service was efficient. The food was great.

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vipSouthCountydiner
New England
32 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with great food and service. Many choices on the menu. Had the kale salad and steak. Nice wine list.

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vipMarieT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Service a little spotty inside. Glasses were dirty.

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NewtoSchool
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were greeted and shown to our table outside that I had reserved right away. The waitress could not have been more helpful or efficient! Food was fantastic. Very warm and friendly atmosphere without being intrusive. We will most definitely be back!

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Izzy
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Our first impression from open table was excitement for homemade pasta!
Upon arrival it was a bit confusing on where to enter but we finally managed.
The outside was very nice, however we decided to dine inside.
Our waiter was prompt and the drinks came out very quickly.

We ordered the kale Cesar salads , the garlic parmesean focaccia the calamari, and the pasta dishes. Cacio e pepi and the pasta with meatballs

The salads were good. The garlic bread was not that warm and underwhelming
The pasta dishes did not taste homemade. The meatballs were like compressed balls. Like something from the frozen foods section of a store. The sauce was lacklustered
Our daughter did enjoy her pasta dish. My wife thought our daughters dish was also good.

For the price. I don’t think this restaurant is worth the money.
I know of a place down in the heart of DC that is truly homemade. But out of respect I won’t mention it

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nerym
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

My friends and I much enjoyed our hamburger sandwiches at our lunch. Its one of the best hamburgers we have had. We had a long wait for it because the restaurant was really busy, but it was well worth the wait! Your outside dining area was particularly a pleasant location, On a busy day like yesterday, you should probably ensure to have adequate number of wait staff covering the outdoor area.

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vipGreatrestaurant
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Lia’s outdoor space is delightful it’s a great place for an al fresco meal.

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vipVisitor
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went with my daughter for dinner, place was busy but we had timely food and great service.

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viphkccmd
Los Angeles
113 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Grilled salmon outstanding as well as the veal. Cold soup also a nice starter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Service was great! The only complaint I have is that all of our food came out at the same time…apps and main meal

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DeeDee
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Fountain was nice, but made conversations hard to hear. Waitress was very good but obviously had too many customers to attend to. The food, except for the pasta, which was very strange, was delicious.

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vipdcluv2dine
Washington DC
90 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious, great service and ambiance. We will back.

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Devin
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dessert. Amazing food. Food comes out so fast. Inexpensive considering the quality which is great for my college budget. Will be going back so soon.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from LIA'S using the Order Online button. LIA'S also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. LIA'S also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 223-5427.

LIA'S is rated 4.5 stars by 3652 OpenTable diners.

LIA'S does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.liasrestaurant.com/gift-cards.

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.

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