Fiola Mare

Italian Coastal Cuisine

  • 90
  • 2015 Best Seafood
  • 2016 Best Brunch
Overview

This Washington Harbour hotspot from acclaimed chef-owner Fabio Trabocchi offers elevated Italian coastal cuisine in an elegant, modern setting with spectacular views of the Potomac.

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What the Food Critics are Saying

“The chef’s penchant for dazzling guests with an arsenal of rich ingredients in vivid combinations surfaces in every menu category. The house salad, Colors of the Garden, ought to be recast as Technicolors of the Garden, so fetching is the spring bounty of radicchio, asparagus, citrus and field of pansies. Nowhere else is burrata presented as sumptuously as it is here, where the buttery, cream-filled buffalo mozzarella sits in the dimple of a large white plate, ringed in a garden of green and blue herns and petals with basil pesto and wearing the thinnest of croutons. Trabocchi and team also go for Baroque with “Under the Sea”… with prawns, lobster and branzino – plus seared foie gras, sea beans and steamed quinoa – rising from a pool of Parmesan dashi…This is food that dares you not to pay full attention to it.” – Washington Post

“Fish this good needs little in the way of enhancement, and Trabocchi has been wise to take a largely hands-off approach, packing his menu with sparkling plates of crudo, tiered platters of shellfish on ice, and a market-style preparation common to trattorias up and down the Italian coast—whole, head-on fish swabbed with olive oil and grilled with fresh herbs…No restaurant in Washington, not even the best sushi bar, treats fish with this much love and reverence… This is globe-spanning, genre-bending cooking at its best and most exciting. – Washingtonian

Ambience

Luxe finishes and stunning views abound in the elegant 140-seat restaurant, a favorite among the DC jet set. There are four separate dining areas, a long open kitchen, and a marble bar ringed with generous white leather stools. A glass-enclosed veranda offers seating looking out onto the riverfront.

Accolades

  • Number 1: 100 Very Best Restaurants 2016 - Washingtonian
  • Semifinalist, James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant, 2015
  • Three stars from the Washington Post, 2014
  • Three stars from the Washingtonian, 2014
  • Best Waterside Dining in Washington, DC – Zagat
  • Zagat rating of 26 out of 30

Menu for Fiola Mare

3100 K Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Modern, Refined, Upscale
  • Dress Code: Dressy
    Good For: Groups, Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (202) 628-0065
  • Private Dining Room: Yes