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Acqua Al 2

4.6
4.6
3399 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Acqua al 2's DC outpost brings the same authentic Tuscan cuisine you would find in it's home city of Florence, Italy. With a wide array of vegetarian pastas, hand-carved steaks, and fresh seafood, Acqua al 2 is perfect for a celebratory dinner, or casual dining al-fresco on the patio across from historic Eastern Market.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 525-4375

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Ari Gejdenson

  • Catering

    Acqua al 2 has private dining rooms that can accommodate both sit-down dinners and standing receptions. The entire restaurant is also available for buy-outs. Offsite catering can be arranged in advance. Contact our events team at events@acquaal2dc.com.

  • Neighbourhood

    Capitol Hill

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Eastern Market Metro

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,399 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. MD

    MsDeniseoftheDMV

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience was wonderful the food was excellent and I can not wait to go back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always
  3. AL

    ArtL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable. Good food and friendly and excellent service
  4. CL

    ChrisL

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, old world authentic Italian food, better than my Nonna's even!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and staff who are there when you need them and gone when you don’t.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    The host immediately met our party with a rude attitude. The host was completely put out when we asked to seat us at a different table that was available. The waiter gave us our check without offering dessert
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! The pasta sampler is a must try :)
  8. CS

    CapitolScot

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great wine and even better service!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant in DC! The food is always tasty and it’s classy and kid-friendly.
  10. CK

    CKMarin

    San Francisco

    165 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    165 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a good dinner here a few nights ago. Started with the Burrata which was yummy. One in our party had the gnocchi with Gorgonzola and the others had the pasta sampler. While the sampler was good, I think next time I’ll just pick the pasta that sounds best as the sampler was a lot of pasta. We will likely be back next time we are in DC.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of the staff was super welcoming and made us feel at home! Very much recommend to anybody that lives in DC. Ambiance, food and the people are all a great vibe!
  12. WS

    WilliamS

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Acqua Al 2 was right up there with the best Italian spots in DC. A bit more of a traditional Italian experience and the food was truly exceptional. The blueberry reduction on the steak is a winner!
  13. l

    lvmckeon

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    excellent Italian restaurant - great selection, good service, fair prices, and terrific red sauce - the true sign of a great Italian restaurant
  14. AC

    ACIC

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Had a 7:30 rez. Seated after 7:50. Busy and frenetic. Not wonderfully relaxing. Upcharged when we remarked that 3 tiny triangles of cheese on a $24 antipasto platter was not enough. More cheese please cost us, of course. Pastas less than stellar as we remembered. Blueberry steak was amazing and star of the show. With so many great Italian options in DC, not sure if we will be back. Very underwhelmed.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Tuscan cuisine in a nice atmosphere. Very friendly staff.
  16. B

    Bobe

    Chicago

    139 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and food.
  17. AG

    AndreaG

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Acqua Al 2 was fantastic! My daughter and I enjoyed your sister restaurant in Florence when we visited, so I was not sure if your DC Acqua Al 2 would live up to the standard we enjoyed in Florence, but it did!!!
  18. TL

    TonyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for a date night. Offerings for vegetarians and meat-eaters. For the latter, get the fillet with the blueberry reduction.
  19. CK

    CharlesK

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish has never disappointed
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Service is very slow and deteriorating, and many mistakes and aggravations are now par for the course. Some dishes are excellent but in general it is extremely expensive for what you get.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The six of us had a wonderful night. We loved the spinach ball appetizers, a burrata, two kinds of gnocchi, mushroom fusilli, the fish and the steak. The chef generously sent us a free house-made pasta with wild boar and it was just amazing. The $90 Nebbiolo was perfect. How on earth did the two gnocchis (pesto and gorgonzola) be the exact same but have such different flavor profiles. I’ll be in Florence this summer and will absolutely plan on going to the original restaurant! Thank you!!!!
  22. SC

    ScottC

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent, had a gaff on recognizing our anniversary but the manager made it right! Will be back!
  23. l

    lakerealtor

    Birmingham

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my daughter and her two roommates for dinner and everyone enjoyed. Food and service were excellent. Will definitely return again and again.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service!
  25. TL

    TomL

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, menu and service I’ll be back!
  26. J

    Jack

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Service was mediocre at best. Waiters and support staff had too many tables to take care of. When I made the reservation asked for a quiet corner table or booth and when we came in the person at the front was glib and said, “we have you over there and there is no one on either side.” I said, you know in 15 minutes those tables will be filled.” He gave me the too bad look and dismissively walked away. He turned off both me and my business client and lost our monthly business.
  27. j

    johhnny1

    Miami - Dade

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been to the restaurant about four times and it never disappoints. Like a very good Italian the sauce is the key and with the san Marzano tomatoes this sauce is at the top of the charts. We had fantastic eggplant parm that wasn't over fried or over done. The linguine vongole was delicious with tender clams and we finished our entrees with a well cooked and tender chicken breast with porcini mushrooms. The service was smart, unobtrusive and professional.
  28. SC

    SpartacoC

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food Great place
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing! Timing of food was spot on. Wine was excellent. Everyone enjoyed their meals. It was a wonderful evening.
  30. w

    wahaas57

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As an out of town couple, we asked our server for some recommendations and all of them were wonderful selections. The service was always timely, the food was perfectly prepared and seasoned. The marinara sauce was just the right amount of spicy hot. If you love authentic Italian cuisine, this is worth a stop in DC.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    It was aight
  32. GP

    GiannaP

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Bistecca alla Fiorentina was an absolute must-have. I am still drooling just remembering it!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing delicious food
  34. T

    Temple

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff, food, service excellent all around.
  35. KR

    KarimR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance was very romantic and the food was amazing. Service was great with a server checking in on you frequently, but not to the point where it got annoying.
  36. c

    ckandersen

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Portion sizes were generous, food was properly prepared and very good. Wait staff were helpful with selections, friendly, and personable. Would definitely go back.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and food. We got the blueberry steak and spicy pasta and both were great!
  38. r

    rebeccaofdc

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous dinner and place! My 2nd time and had the special meat for 2 (actually for 4). T-bone plus filet which continued to cook on the very hot plate. Large cheese tray was very nice. Very top food cooked perfectly and delivered wonderfully. Plus, the place is not pretentious.
  39. L

    Lauren

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we loved every minute. The service was incredible and the staff could not have been nicer. I look forward to going back once restaurants open back up.
  40. DB

    DavidB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a table of eight and were served family style of salad, pasta and steak. The wine and food were outstanding. We brought a birthday cake and they served it for us. A perfect evening.

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Acqua Al 2 is rated 4.6 stars by 3399 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Capitol Hill

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Eastern Market Metro

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Ari Gejdenson

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 525-4375

  • Catering

    Acqua al 2 has private dining rooms that can accommodate both sit-down dinners and standing receptions. The entire restaurant is also available for buy-outs. Offsite catering can be arranged in advance. Contact our events team at events@acquaal2dc.com.

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