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About Fiola Mare
Washington, DC 20007
Located in Washington, D.C.�s Georgetown, Fiola Mare serves fresh seafood and Italian cuisine in an upscale, elegant setting. Each meal is made with the finest ingredients and advanced cooking techniques. Fiola Mare has an extensive wine selection and a knowledgeable staff who can help pair wine to each entr�e.
Start out your meal at Fiola Mare with an appetizer like the raw oysters or the caviar. Choose from elegant entr�e options like the honey-roasted Rohan duck breast served with butternut squash or the smoked potato gnocchi. Top off your experience with one of the restaurant�s signature cocktails like the Bellagio cocktail or the forbidden cocktail.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm.
31st Street and K Street NW, Entrance at 3100 K Street
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet Parking can be found at our main entrance on 31st and the waterfront. Valet Parking is now available for lunch and brunch, Tuesday through Sunday from 11am to 3pm, and dinner, Monday through Friday from 5:30pm to midnight. Available for dinner Saturday and Sunday from 5pm to midnight and Sunday from 11am to 2:30pm. The cost is $16.
Street Parking and Garage Parking also available.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Fiola Mare is a stunning venue for both business and social events in the heart of Georgetown on the Potomac River. Whether you would like to entertain a select group of family, friends or clients, or host a large reception, we offer several possibilities for unforgettable events and special occasions.
Fiola Mare Ratings and Reviews
When I saw the review in Washingtonian that compared this restaurant with Le Bernardin, I was surprised and decided to try it for myself. The review was right; we had tuna carpaccio, lobster ravioli, scallops, and dover sole - it was as good as we recall from Le Bernardin. The service was quite good and we were done in plenty of time to make it to the ballet at the Kennedy Center. Elle Kendall, the manager, was very helpful and made the evening most enjoyable.
It is a beautiful setting with an excellent staff. It is also overpriced and basically a restaurant to be seen at and for people who can afford to pay $34 for a small piece of grilled fish with no accompaniment. We tried it for one time...will not be back.
While the food was good, in our opinion it didn't live up to the reputation. My husband and I dine out frequently in DC , and found the prices steep in comparison to similar quality restaurants. This is especially true when you consider you have to purchase your sides separately, as most entrees do not come with them. We probably will not go back, there are restaurants equal in food and service, with much better value.
The wait staff used to be on point and I have been here multiple times. The waiter I had on the patio had a filthy vest on and his interface was not at the caliber for this type of establishment. Lacked in recommendations and knowledge of menu. I love the food here and the location is amazing. Just needs to step back up
Beautiful ambiance with a nice outdoor patio facing Potomac. The food was delicious (we split a burrata and each shared a pasta and fresh grilled seafood dish). The drinks were impressive as well (complete with edible flowers). However, the service seemed average to me (the waiter did not seem very personable, nor excited that it was our first time there). I had to remind the staff that we were there for a special occasion, only after which did they do something special to acknowledge.
The food was very good. I went there as a special occasion dinner and for the amount of money spent I expected special service and a more relaxing meal. It felt crowded and noisy - even though we were on a side room near the window. A window table for 2 people, did not mean we were actual next to the window.
We requested a table with a view as there are terrific river views along the entire side of the space. They sat us as far away as possible from the view but promised to move us shortly. After multiple promises of a table shortly and an hour and a half, we gave up ordered dinner ate and left.
Lunch at Fiola Mare was delightful. We celebrate a friend's 75th Birthday and staff went out of their way to ensure that we had a great time. The extra touches included a special dessert for the birthday celebrant, excellent accommodation of a last minute guest, and our car waiting for us when we were finished.
Simply put, the best dinner ever! Service was amazing. great cocktail and wine recommendations. The food was perfect. We had the Gourmet Selection of Market Seafood, *Assorted Oysters / Maine Lobster / Head-On Prawns
*Middleneck Clams / Bouchot Mussels / Wakame Salad
Sea Urchin / Tuna Tartare / Spanish Cigala
*Surf Clam / Alaskan King Crab
and GRAND ADRIATIC GRILLED SEAFOOD, Classic Mixed Seafood.
Considering we had let them know it was our 21st Anniversary we were celebrating they couldn't have picked a more inconvenient, uncomfortable spot to seat us. Looking around and seeing every other couple seated in a lovey convenient spot with romantic ambience around them, all I could feel was let down. I asked to be seated in a nicer location which they obliged but it shouldn't have come to that. The food was delicious and the other waiting staff were very warm and friendly. This was just our experience and the restaurant was recommended to us which I appreciate was a good experience by those people
We were very excited to dine here for my husbands birthday! Unfortunately they sat us 30 minutes late despite their strict $50 cancellation policy for Friday nights. I've worked in this industry before and honestly the service felt impersonal. The food was fantastic though-- the halibut cut through like butter! Overall great food & wine, but definitely lacked the service we had expected.
The heat level was uncomfortably high inside the main dining room. While it was very hot and humid outside and they have an open kitchen, that did not excuse their failure to properly provide for such conditions considering that they consider themselves and charge as a high end restaurant.
Fiola Mare is the perfect spot to enjoy great food and a beautiful view of the Potomac. The dinner choices are ceative and beautifully presented. Our server made us feel special like we were his only guests. If you have only one night to eat out, Fiola Mare should be your choice.
Great Food. Fiola Mare is definitely a must for anyone who enjoy great food , great atmosphere at a great value .
We have never been disappointed and usually make this place our special occasion location.
You want to impress someone, just take them there and let your server do the rest.
The Grill sea food platter for two is a must try.
You cannot go wrong.
A well-deserved and extremely rare 5 rating across the board. The food was excellent, especially the squid ink campanelle. The timing was perfect; and the martinis were well-done and reasonably priced. Everything was classy and attentive. When my wife spilled something on her dress, the maitre d' came over and asked if she would like something to help clean it off. She didn't need anything, but it was impressive that someone even noticed. The tables are well-spaced and it was easy to hear each other in a very full restaurant, which made an excellent meal even more enjoyable. When the server heard that we were having a delayed celebration of our 33rd anniversary, there were a few very considerate extras and a note from the owners. We would go back again without hesitation.
Our party of 3 found the service and food disappointing. While very gracious, servers were slow to appear and apparently too rushed to attend to details. Food was disappointingly disapointing (!), after a prior happier visit to this restaurant. And prices/serving sizes seemed out of sync: too high/too small (appetizers only). Most important, the food was slightly disappointing in quality.
Extremely over priced. Portions are incredibly small and taste is mediocre at best. I've been wanting to dine at Fiola Mare for a year, I was so disappointed. I ordered the lobster ravioli and not even 5mins later the food was on my table ... Faster than fast food ? I was in and out in 35mins. I saw the microscopic portion and anticipated the taste would be so good that it wouldn't matter, well no, this dish was tasteless. The only thing this place is good for is drinks. We left with a big hole in our pockets and starving. We stopped by Farmers Fishers Bakers for an actual dinner afterwards.
Save your money, do not go here !!
Fantastic (or fintastic?! :))! Excellent food, service, atmosphere, and wine list. We were so excited to visit your lovely restaurant based on all the excellent reviews in The Washingtonian and it did not disappoint. The service was terrific and the food and wine were superb. Our dessert was both beautiful and delicious, a rarity in restaurants these days.
The level of service is excellent from the discreet and super talented bartenders, chit chats with les somoliers (yes they have more than one-FUN). The bar is fresh, awash in white and draws a fairly sophisticated crowd. The table service was impeccable, halibut was perfect, the tuna tartare luscious and the drinks are gorgeous, artistically crafted and herbally infused.
The food was good. However, I came here for my wife's 40th birthday. I sent a note ahead of time that it was a birthday celebration and followed up with a phone call. It was also mentioned to the manager, while I was there. I asked one of the servers if they could do something for the birthday and she said yes. I was just hoping for a candle so at least I could get a picture. Nothing, except for a passing happy birthday. First time I have ever had such an experience at any restaurant, let alone one where I spent over $300. One of the reasons why I picked this restaurant is that others said they had a great birthday experience.
Every time we come here, we like it more (except for the fact that, every time we come here, we seem to spend more!). Highlights this time -- the burrata salad, mixed grill seafood, and foreign policy cocktail (all repeats because we liked them so much a previous time), and the green tomato gazpacho and marchesi dessert (which were both new to us and qualify as the two most terrific dishes we've had there so far). The cherry spumoni dessert was also really good. And getting a menu printed with a birthday greeting was a nice touch. Fiola Mare has rapidly claimed the "our favorite DC restaurant" spot -- just wish we could afford to go there on a more regular basis!
Upon many recommendations, I wanted to try this italian seafood restaurant. It was excellent!! A bit on the pricey end but delicious. Starting with the tuna carpaccio and a delicious gaspacho, continuing with pasta of course, the famous lobster raviole, to end on the lemon spumoni, a lemon mousse and meringue. All very fine and delicious! On a date, you wish the neighbors would be less noisy but this is a problem in many DC restaurants (acoustics or simply loud people?). An army of waiters helping out, just a bit too much sometimes but bareable.
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