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Sfoglina Van Ness

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646 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Sfoglina Van Ness offers indoor and outdoor dining service during Phase-2. To ensure all our guests enjoy our restaurant we have a reservation time limit; Lunch: 30-minutes, Brunch/Dinner: 1-hour and 15-minutes. Our DINING GUIDE provides important information about changes to your dining experience and what you can expect. Our PLAYBOOK features the expanded protocols and procedures we have developed for reopening our restaurants to ensure the safety and well-being of our team, our guests, and the community. Learn more at www.fabiotrabocchi.com.

Sfoglina Van Ness also offers a select menu of Sfoglina Favorites as well as wine, for home cooks. Contactless curbside pickup from our Van Ness only: Thursday from 4pm-7pm, Friday - Sundays from 2pm-7pm.

Place an order via the Toast Takeout website. Orders can be placed up to 5pm for same day Contactless curbside pickup.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 646 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJacqueline
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We dined in the outdoor space. Tables were well spaced, all servers and greeters were masked, and the restroom was attended after each use. The food and service lived up to our expectations based on a number of experiences we had there prior to the quarantine. We would return.

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TDubs92
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Restaurant does a great job of following and setting very high levels of cleanliness and sanitation. Makes you as a guest feel comfortable.
Service above and beyond, attentive, shared pasta was split in kitchen without us asking - same for the gelato swirl. Bravo!

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vipChrisH
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining here since the pandemic shut everything down. We sat at a table inside and were impressed by how careful everyone was with regard to making us feel safe. We were advised at the door of what was expected of us regarding mask wearing. We were able to scan a code for the menu and were given paper sleeves for our face masks. All the staff were very respectful of the "new normal" . In addition, the food was fantastic. Can't wait to return.

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vipTameraL
Washington DC
143 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sat in nearly empty room inside for lunch, so with AC and windows looking out. Food as great as ever.

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SusanA
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Very accommodating staff and good social distancing and protocol.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal as usual! The 2018 Alcesti Frappato was a revelation—1st Frappato that I have tried.

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vipEricW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining with delicious, well-prepared and visually attractive food. Pricey, but worth the splurge occasionally.

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vipFredB
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, light and seasonal Italian foods. Great service. Anna was excellent. A bit pricey, expected in these reduced customer loading times.

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12yearcouple
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible safely-established measures that made our experience superb. Social distancing and respectful consideration was wholly adhered to. The chef was outstanding, the Prosecco, the salmon, the veal, and the cheese bar starter worth every penny! Alas, fine dining!!! We will definitely be returning.

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vipSusanH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner even in Covid times!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant.

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vipMatthew
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were 18 minutes late... 3 minutes past the grace period. I'd rather be canceled on and charged than called twice. Spoken to like children. If 10pm reservations at that challenging, don't offer them.

Ruined the evening. Will not return.

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KimballG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent first courses. Gazpacho was terrific as was polenta with mushrooms. Main courses also great and Teramisu finished it off in style. Was A grand anniversary celebration

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KrishanuAR
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious.

There was a little bit of a hiccup at the start where they didn't have availability outdoors for our reservation, which is a must for COVID considerations, and there was not an option for outdoor seating on open table. However, they worked with us and it was ultimately resolved and we were able to get seated.

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vipLolo
Washington DC
86 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic food but the way they have incorporated the social distancing and pandemic rules is so seamless that you can be fully relaxed the whole time. I hardly remembered we were in the middle of a pandemic. Great combination of safety and service while eating excellent Italian food.

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vipleni
Washington DC
369 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was superb! Our server was delightfully interactive and knowledgeable. Food was excellent! We will be back’

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vipLisaJ
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always choose Sfoglina first when we go out to dinner
It’s our very favorite place since moving here from NY
Nonna’s meatballs and the vanilla gelato are my favorite and their wine list is superb

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!
My first visit to this restaurant. Outstanding food, drinks and service! The food tasted amazing!
Very clean! Very good service!
Will go again!
Highly recommend!

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HopeC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food and beverages wae AMAZING! I couldn't give 5 stars because my table was directly in the sun. Their outdoor patio needs protection from the sun and from ppl asking for a handout while you're trying to enjoy your meal and the overall experience of Sfolina.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sfoligna is always wonderful. And thankfully, as part of DC's reopening, they have taken ALL the steps needed to be as safe as possible. Masked waiters, scanning for digital menus, scanning to pay the bill (especially convenient!), no contact service, and, as always, wonderful food. Pasta stuffed with barbecued pork, spaghetti with chiles, pancetta with marinated cherries - YUM!

Will always go back!!

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SusanY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Seems Like they trimmed down their menu and every bite I took was delicious! Same with my friends!! Highly recommend going!!

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DanielleF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very safe, very lovely.

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vipDavidS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, relaxed atmosphere and clean and socially distant tables. And the awning kept out all the rain. Really a perfect place to go during these difficult times.

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SusanA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Check name and phone number for potential contact tracing. Spray on hand sanitizer and virtual menus. Feels very safe and comfortable with well spaced tables and great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch on the patio was perfect,

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Joyrschwartz
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our anniversary by dining outdoors at Sfoglina Van Ness and couldn't have been happier with our choice. The food was delicious, the service excellent and the whole experience was delightful.

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AnnaG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is incredible and the staff adjusted to the COVID restrictions very well! It was a great experience!

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CathleenH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Especially considering the extra precautions they are taking with COVID.

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BarbaraL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our granddaughter finishing first grade. Sfoglina was her requested celebration spot. She devoured the prosciutto!!

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vipDietsRNoFun
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dollar for dollar, one of the best Italian / Pasta restaurants in the city! Love this place!

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ErwinF
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. We went for my wife's birthday and you guys made our experience memorable. Thank you!

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Patricia
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My expectations were high for my first restaurant meal in nearly 3 months, and Sfoglina did not disappoint. All arrangements had been carefully planned for safety and efficiency. The server was terrific; the food was excellent. A really good experience for the three of us!

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DCKate
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A first time out since quarantining for six weeks. We had a fabulous time and our waitress Tetiana was outstanding. They were very careful to enforce CDC guidelines without being imposing.

The night special pasta with lamb ragu was delicious and we especially enjoyed proscuito appetizer.

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Bruce
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife out for her birthday. This was our first time out for a nice dinner since covid. Our waiter was great. The food was excellent. We also felt very comfortable because so much attention was given to cleansiness.

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vipWlcj
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Interesting new covid19 technology. They have adapted nicely

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BarbaraL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining out since early March. Everything was perfect. So happy to have Sfoglina back in operation for diners😍

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vipwildman
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a remarkable job of safely providing a dining experience that is as good as it can be under the circumstance. The food item I had was excellent and so was the wine pairing. I would do this again

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Ronald
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

delicious, but very expensive. there is a limited menu

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vipKevinH
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal, perhaps our last before the next level of Coronavirus shutdown. We’ll be back.

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leahc
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was very good and choices adequate-- after all it is a pasta place. We came rather early and it was not yet crowded,but service was below par. It has been outstanding in the past. Waiter came when we arrived but then sort of disappered.
Food service good.

FAQs

Sfoglina Van Ness offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 525-1402 ext. 2.

Sfoglina Van Ness is rated 4.7 stars by 646 OpenTable diners.

Sfoglina Van Ness does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.fabiotrabocchi.com/shop.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.