Acqua Al 2
Was great and will def be back
The place was loud but some tables left so it got quiet. The food was good.
Food was truly spectacular
Food was very good but the waiter forgot our carpaccio. He also did his best to steer us to the most expensive menu items which didn’t work. Nice atmosphere and good food. Would recommend
We had a reunion of sorts, friends getting together from far away. The meal was exceptional, great service, too.
Ate here on 2015 and now back in DC. It was as fabulous as it was then. Truly authentic Italian food. Not Americanized Italian food. Highly recommend if you are in the DC area.
The best pasta in DC!
Always excellent. This time I had the eggplant sauce on pasta. Wonderful.
I would recommend, with one caution: alcohol prices were ridiculous. And $15 for a tiny little shot of Amaro is no way to end a meal.
Excellent but expensive, especially their wine list.
I had a fine meal here, but it was underwhelming given all the hype this place receives. What was bad? I found the restaurant really noisy and the pastas were good but definitely not close to the best I've ever had. Also, not a big deal, but, the waiter left all 5 menus on the already-cramped table until half-way through the meal. We got the 5-pasta sampler, which was a fun way to try the menu, but the penne alla vodka tasted like mac-n-cheese and my mushroom pasta had 2 mushrooms in it. What was good? I thought the shells with creamy butternut squash sauce was delicious and the ambiance is cozy and romantic on a cold night.
This restaurant exceeded all expectations. It was so amazing! The pasta, steak, and dessert tastings are all delicious. This might be the best restaurant I've had in DC.
We had a wonderful experience! One of the best meals I can remember. It’s my favorite restaurant in all of DC!
Food was phenomenal.
Great dining experience. The medley of 5 different pastas was a satisfying surprise. Excellent service and lovely decor. Overall an excellent value. Reservations highly recommended.
Had a great steak dinner. The only negative was the noise level.
Beef ravioli was incredible as well as the sea bass...romantic joint full of life.
Great food and ambiance. Service was a little iffy - probably due to the fact that we were 10 minutes late to our reservation and it was about 10pm.
Steak was great, the risotto was meh. The overall ambiance was really nice, and the speakeasy upstairs is really cool.
I studied abroad in Florence and went to the main restaurant several time which was amazing!!!! It was so cool to go to DC and feel like I was transported back! The food was just as incredible and the ambiance was almost as great as Florence!
Excellent taste with wide variety of choices. Salad trio and four cheeses and desserts allowed us to sample so much. Service was suggestive and efficient.
Fantastic food. Solid service. The wine list is great but VERY expensive.
Great food, drinks and service. My boyfriend and I came here for his birthday and were very happy we tried the filet with blueberry sauce along with the pasta tasting. We left very full and happy. The only improvement I would make is with the pasta tasting menu, we had no idea what we were eating. The food runners just dropped the plates and left before we could even get a name of the dish.
Waited 15 mins for our table; waiter was very inattentive; food superb
Great Experience. Met a friend from out of town. Dishes were all fresh and service was excellent. I am lactose intolerant and Oscar our server had intimate knowledge of what dishes contained dairy. The Blueberry steak was terrific in flavor and presentation. Looking forward to going back.
Food is mediocre at best. I was looking forward to the dirty martini, but it wasn’t dirty enough.
Vegetarian pasta sampler was lame-- first course about 10 small tubes of plain pasta. Rest were small and came way after everyone else had finished eating. "Chef choice" apparently means waiting for someone else in the restaurant to order pasta, no matter how long that is, and taking out a scoop.
Early reservation (5:30 pm) and felt like we were a little rushed. But overall very good service and of course amazing food!
The food was amazing - we had a risotto dish as well as Penne vodka. both were great.
Some of the best Italian I've had in a very long time.
This is our special occasion restaurant (this time:wife’s birthday!) and it was great as always
Good lunch value at Acqua al 2
Recently revisited Aqqua al 2 by Eastern Market and was impressed by the restaurant, which I remembered as being a good evening dining spot on Capital Hill (where there are, of course, many to choose from). The prix fixe menu at $25 is quite a bargain; I had an excellent soup and a nice pasta main course. Truthfully, it was too much for lunch and I couldn't finish my dessert, which was too hard to cut with a fork in any case. I sampled my lunch mate's steak but found it too tough for my taste, and the blueberry sauce seemed overpowering. So I'm not a fan of the meats here, though other people sitting near us seemed to enjoy theirs. The kitchen is inventive at least but with some misses among the hits. You won't go away hungry here and ordering from the main menu may be enough to satisfy anyone. Overrall, a really good meal -- and our server was terrific. Although she recommended the blueberry-suaced steak, she picked up on my hesitation and recommended some delicious alternatives. Though I think the restaurant could improve some of its items, no major complaints and a lot of pluses.
The staff were very accommodating. The flavors in the pasta dishes were pleasant surprises and were much more flavorful than anticipated.
Amazing service and the balsamic steak was excellent!! Definitely would go back in a heart beat!
Acqua al 2 was wonderful! The ambiance of the space itself is super cozy and cute. The food was phenomenal - especially the blueberry fillet and all the pastas we tried. The wine selection is also great. We had our server recommend wine that paired well with our food and he did a great job. Highly recommend this place!
Food was amazing. Service was poor
We had our first date at Aqua Al 2 several years ago and this time we got engaged there! The entire team treated us like gold for the entire night, and the meal was superb, as always. We appreciate the kindness, attention, and hospitality of Aqua Al 2 and we’re looking forward to celebrating many anniversaries with AA2!!
As always we had a wonderful time at our favorite restaurant in DC.
amazing great we loved it! food, wine, noise level as OK, good waiter, we will go again for lunch or another dinner