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Potenza - CLOSED

1430 H St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-2104
+1 202-638-4444
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
5 Nov 2012
“It's CLOSED!”
16 Jul 2012
“Loved it...but ....”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1430 H St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-2104
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

I ate at this restaurant three time two years ago. The food was fabulous, it had a huge outdoor seating section, and the wait staff was terrific. My husband and I went back day after day. I went this year in October and it was...More

Thank hdmatthias
Reviewed 17 July 2012

We truly enjoyed everything about Potenza! Soup to nuts, we had no complaint! So... you're thinking...why did I title it "Loved it....but...." The only reason is because our waitress told us the restaurant has been sold and will be changed over completely : (

Thank janconover
Reviewed 10 July 2012

We liked this place well enough on our recent trip to DC that we ate there twice. The food, service and atmosphere were all quite good. I would especially recommend the pizza arrabiata. Bottles of wine are half price on Sundays and Mondays.

Thank Ron G
Reviewed 9 July 2012

i've had mostly good food here - early on it was more hit or miss. sundays and mondays are half price bottle of wine days. the staff always go out of their way (sometimes too much) to make sure that everything's going well.

Thank E20003
Reviewed 24 June 2012

Recently took my family on vacation in DC. We chose to eat at Potenza after hearing about it from a co-worker and reading the good reviews on trip advisor. The food was tasty, but nothing special. I was disappointed that this exclusively Italian restaurant didn't...More

Thank mikeyboy_esq
Reviewed 23 June 2012

We first ate at Potenza about a year ago. We shared pizza and a couple of side orders -- the roasted brussels sprouts were good -- and we each had a decent and reasonably priced glass of wine. On that visit, we liked Potenza's informality...More

Thank AssimilatedCajun
Reviewed 19 June 2012

Very nice place in downtown DC for lunch. Essentially Italian, with a nice variety of luncheon items. Fungi sandwich was excellent, but to big for a lunch item, so be ready to take half home.

Thank Tom T
Reviewed 18 June 2012

We enjoyed an excellent Italian dinner last week at Potenza. My husband chose veal scallopine; I went with pasta and three different kinds of meat balls. Both of us were more than pleased. We are senior citizens, both a bit deaf, but the staff did...More

Thank Retireerecent
Reviewed 9 June 2012

I had high hopes for authentic Italian cuisine. The pizza was very good, but not like Italy. Salad on the other hand was wonderful, as was the service and the wine list.

Thank frieda-f
Reviewed 8 June 2012

The menu is awesome. The kids had Polpette e Mozzarella served with house made Tuscan potato chips. I had the Insalata con Bistecca and wow it was great.

Thank BMT451
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1430 H St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-2104
  • Public Transportation: 2 blocks from McPherson Square metro
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-638-4444
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