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Ristorante La Perla

2600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Ste 101, Washington DC, DC 20037
+1 202-333-1767
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (30 reviews)
“wild boar” (4 reviews)
“pappardelle” (5 reviews)
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Italian, French, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Ste 101, Washington DC, DC 20037
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a family dinner arriving late a Sunday night. The staff was very friendly. Very good food for the whole family...

Thank Markvard
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went last night with friends, the place is rustic Italian, staff were friendly, extremely attentive and quick. The owner goes around greeting people and is really friendly. We ordered a sea food platter as an appetizer, excellent! I ordered a homemade pasta with seafood and...More

Thank Mahanagy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on recommendation of my cousin. They took a last minute reservation for an early dinner. We were seated right away and had the most amazing meal! Excellent service and the owner comes around to each table. Will definitely be back!

Thank Art P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed a restaurant for dinner one evening while touring and we ended up here. What a great find. We had an excellent meal, great service and it was refreshing not to be rushed. We had a very enjoyable long evening and will absolutely go...More

1  Thank MikeArchbald
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I give this place 20 stars - 5 from me, 5 from my mom, 5 from each of my grandmothers. The only other people I know who can make gnocchi as light and delicious as these are my Italian relatives. Service was impeccable, every mouthful...More

1  Thank CableCarBelle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice find in Washington for a special evening. We went there to celebrate our Anniversary, and it was close-to-perfect. Terrific cuisine. Not too formal, but a nice, classy atmosphere none-the-less. Friendly staff.

Thank burnsinny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here with a colleague and his wife. The ambiance is great. The Menu is truly Italian and service very efficient. Don't miss the dessert - Bacio Napoli. We are sure to return again.

Thank Wilson V
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I discovered this great restaurant in 2012 when, after finding this treasure on the internet, I hosted a business dinner here. After that dinner I promised Chef Vittorio Testa that I would dine at La Perla on each of my visits to D.C. (from NY...More

1  Thank restaurantconsumer
Reviewed 10 June 2017

After a long week at work my husband, daughter and me decided to treat ourselves with a good Italian meal. We thought this would be the ideal place given the reviews but frankly we were shocked. We've eaten at some of the best restaurants in...More

Thank smunkyvic
socialhans, Owner at Ristorante La Perla, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

smunkyvic, Thank you for leaving a review. Did you speak with me (Chef Vittoria Testa) about these concerns? I walk around the dining room and strive to speak to every single guest. I am always around and have split up the lasagne in the past....More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

This was really a nice experience - so good that I returned to it the next day. The owner is very friendly, always greeting customers and managing the service very closely.

Thank Celia B
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Merideth Z
30 June 2017|
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Response from AZGirl62 | Reviewed this property |
There was supposed to be, but no one was there. We utilized street parking.
10 May 2016|
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Response from Meghan F | Reviewed this property |
Casual elegance always works!
Geri B
25 February 2015|
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Response from socialhans | Property representative |
Located on the boarder of Georgetown at the tail-end of the historic Pennsylvania Avenue. The closest metro station is Foggy Bottom Metro Station. The address is: 2600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20037
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 75
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Ste 101, Washington DC, DC 20037
    (26th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW)
  • Public Transportation: We are located within a walking distance from the Foggy-Bottom Metro Station which is serviced by the Blue and Orange Lines.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
  • Neighbourhood: Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
  • Phone Number: +1 202-333-1767
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The restaurant of choice of many distinguished diners and restaurant critics, Ristorante La Perla of Washington, located near Georgetown at the tail-end of the historic Pennsylvania Avenue, takes its diners on a culinary journey through Italy with elegant decor surpassed only by authentic mouth-watering Italian masterpiece cuisine. During Lunch and Dinner hours, pastas and flavorful sauces simmer while prime meats, poultry, seafood and vegetables roast to treat diners to a little bit of heaven, with a long lasting memory for your taste buds, thanks to the vision of famous chef Vittorio Testa, who has kept alive the Italian culinary tradition for over three decades. Chef-Owner Vittorio Testa will make you feel like you're dining in his house. The waiters exceed expectations, and the space is garnished with painted tiles and Venetian glass to make every dining occasion a memorable one. There's also Private dining and Outdoor seating when the weather permits.
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