Fiola Mare

4.7
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2432 reviews
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$50 and over
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Seafood
Evoking the seaside dining experience found along the coasts of Italy and the Mediterranean, Fiola Mare specializes in the freshest, most pristine seafood prepared with elegant simplicity through delicate and subtle additions of color, flavor and texture. Fiola Mare is a place to enjoy the highest quality seafood and wines paired with the finest hospitality and service in the city.

Special Offers

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for joining us for Thanksgiving! We will be service our 4 course Chef's tasting menu, $115 per person, $50 for kids, as well as our a la carte dinner menu for Thanksgiving. Our Thanksgiving menu is available online at www.fiolamaredc.com/menus! We look forward to hosting you!

Wednesday, 27 November, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for joining us for Christmas Eve! We will be service our Feast of the 7 Fishes, $165 per person, 5 course tasting menu, as well as our a la carte dinner menu for Christmas Eve. Our Christmas Eve menu is available online at www.fiolamaredc.com/menus! We look forward to hosting you!

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for joining us for New Year's Eve! We will be service our 5 course tasting menus, $185 for 1st seating & $225 for 2nd seating, as well as our a la carte dinner menu for New Year's Eve. Our New Year's Eve menu is available online at www.fiolamaredc.com/menus! We look forward to hosting you!

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

What 2432 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tuna carpaccio was a good starter in terms of presentation and taste. Hamachi was too heavy on the citrus, avoidable unless you like tangy flavor. Husband ordered trout that satisfied him well and I had the bucatini, pasta with prawns, that also was delightful. Servings were just right to make room for bomboloni and tiramisu, sweet closing for a lovely dining experience. We will definitely go back.

VL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, super food and the best view in town!!

V
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magnifique

The coolest place in the United States of America

Very stylish

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing! They forgot we were celebrating a bday. Told hostess but otherwise a 10!!!!!!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner with my daughter. The service and the food were exceptional. This place was like we were back in Italy. Fabulous

SS
Singapore
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding service with attention to every detail and a real focus on customer experience. The food was fresh and beautifully prepared. Loved it!

I
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster ravioli and bombolini...divine!!! Ben our waiter was terrific as well.

HF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took my father in his wheelchair and the restaurant could not have been more accommodating. Thank you FM.

a
Tucson
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was wonderful, very attentive and informative. The food was excellent

KJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for Husband!

LS
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice spot outside on the terrace. Super expensive the food is first rate. Expect this to be a special occasion meal and wonderful seafood. We found the service attentive when it was there but la long time between visits,

Recommend the fish served at the table. Excellent presentation and wonderful seafood.

CD
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never fails to deliver quality food and service! Wine selection is tops.

CF
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinning at Fiols Mare is always a special fine dining experience. The menu choices are so varied and provide opportunities to experience new foods. The ambiance is welcoming and bright. The service is always attentive without being intrusive.

OT
Baltimore
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and atmosphere and service were superb. The food did come out slow and our 12:15 meal had our entrees delivered at 1:15!

RB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 5

This was our second trip to Fiola Mare and I was surprised to get a reservation a day ahead. Based on our food I think I know why. First the menu options were very limited in terms of specials, and many were uninteresting at least to us.. The ongoing grill dishes were good but very small portions. The pastas were so so. We had a good wine although I never saw the price. We had two bottle for 4 of us and the bill was over $400. Will be my last time here.

MZ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant to celebrate special events. Food is fresh and spectacular

S
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wirklich tolles Essen und super Ambiente. Nicht billig, aber wirklich das Geld wert.

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PW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my very favorite restaurants in the DC area. Although it is expensive, I always leave having enjoyed my entire experience. Shared the lobster ravioli dish with the two other diners in our party....there are three raviolis in a serving so sharing is a good option considering the price. Had the mixed seafood grille.....delicious....and the bomboloni for desert....wow!

NS
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful celebration of our sons 21st birthday. Thank you all for a fabulous evening.

GF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service...definitely on the spendier side but worth the splurge!

CM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my top 5 favorite restaurants in the area. Always excellent food and service.

R
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t say enough good things about my experience at Fiola Mare. Absolutely one of the best restaurants in the DC area and the best meal I have eaten in this city apart from Mr Trabocchi’s other gorgeous restaurant Del Mar. Everything is top notch here, from the floors to the textiles, to the furniture, the china, serving and dining utensils, to the expertly prepared fresh ingredients. Even the oil for bread dipping, the bread itself, the tiny flowers on my crudo and salad, no detail is overlooked. Absolutely the closest thing to eating a meal in Italy. We went for our anniversary and the staff was gracious and generous. We were made to feel very comfortable and special. We look forward to coming back and to trying all of Mr. Trabocchi’s restaurants!

AK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had the champagne brunch. This was my second time doing the champagne brunch and it is worth the value. The food is made to perfection and the champagne cocktails are great. My only problem this time was the food services, the food was brought out in rapid succession. We ended up asking for dessert to be delayed because it was all happening too fast. Otherwise, everything was above expectation. The hosts were very friendly, we had a nice table and the ambiance was beautiful.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

CARLOS IS THE BEST. MOST INCREDIBLE DINING EXPERIENCE I’VE EVER HAD!

CN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were absolutely fantastic. We had the eggplant appetizer (amazing), lobster ravioli, and the tuna. Everything was as good as you'd expect. Top it off with a wonderful bottle of red wine and the mini donuts for dessert and it was an incredible night out.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

B
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was not as it use to be. We had to send back a dish because it was extremely salty. They charged us for 2 bottles of Prosecco instead of 2 glasses. Hopefully it was just a fluke.

WV
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were wonderful!

RF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food! We especially loved the eggplant salad and the grilled tower of seafood. Oh, and the tiramisu was fantastic. Service could not have been better, we were cared for but never rushed. They printed a custom menu for our anniversary, and brought us a blanket when it was chilly outside. Delightful experience!

JT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down one of the best restaurants in all of DC. We celebrated a very special birthday dinner, and the food, drinks, table service, and overall experience was top notch. Thank you again for always going above and beyond.

VA
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on a Friday night for our anniversary dinner and the whole experience was fantastic! Delicious food and excellent service. We are definitely going back.

K
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was great and restaurant was beautiful. I had my mother in town and wanted to take her out for a special lunch. She was served the wrong appetizer and was given sass upon sending it back for what she ordered. We also placed an order for oysters and never got them. The restaurant was not crowded but it took us over two hours total to be served lunch & it seemed like they had forgotten us completely. Disappointed because it was beautiful and yummy but for the price we can eat somewhere else where we are treated with more respect and don’t have to wait over 30 minutes to get each course.

PP
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great. Curved sofa chairs are not very comfortable.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Love the Maria meal

M
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In DC for first time and chose Fiola Mare from trip advisor reviews and evaluating online menu.
I was a bit wary at first since I had requested nice table for a 41st anniversary dinner and the table seemed “just ok” - not special. But we went with it and so happy we did.
The waiter for our section was wonderful- patiently explaining everything and advising us on portion sizes. So sorry we did not get his name but he is from Transylvania. His assistants were equally efficient, kind and enthusiastic.
A lovely woman, Stephania, was checking on guests throughout the evening. Later she introduced herself as a general manager for several restaurants in this group.
We received complimentary Prosecco to start and lemoncello and petite sweets at end.
Our meal was beautifully presented, delicious and perfectly prepared from the crudos of scallop and wild hamachi - to salad - to entrees of mixed Adriatic grill and trout. Our side of pasta was al dente and flavorful.
The dessert our waiter suggested was a perfect compliment to our meal.
The restaurant is beautiful and the setting on the Georgetown waterfront is lovely.
I must say the staff at FiolaMare made our dinner and evening special. In fact they have been the highlight of our first visit to DC. so far.

HL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wine list was very impressive ad the sommelier was extremely helpful. This is my "go to" spot in town when I have important guests.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Fantastic experience for our anniversary. Ben is an amazing waiter.

BE
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I would recommend Fiola Mare for special occasions--it is quite expensive! It also is very difficult to carry on a conversation with a dinner partner(s) because of the noise level. Our service was excellent, however, as was the food.

WA
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was spectacular. At the very end, a waiter was rude about something.. we told the manager and they took excellent care of the situation, therefore, I'm going to revisit!

The food is special and the view is amazing. Definitely recommended.

MY
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Where do I start? The beauty. The service. The food. The prototype for donuts and tiramisu. Excellent coffee. I brought several people who had not been here before and they raved. We celebrated my mom and my son’s birthday this time. Thank you for a great, posh but v friendly atmosphere.

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