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Ristorante La Perla

2600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Ste 101, Washington DC, DC 20037
+1 202-333-1767
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (30 reviews)
“wild boar” (4 reviews)
“pappardelle” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, French, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Ste 101, Washington DC, DC 20037
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Came highly rated by the Concierge so we had high hopes. Average service and the worst meatball I ever had. Too many great restaurants in the area to waste your time.More

Thank Bill H
socialhans, Public Relations Manager at Ristorante La Perla, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2017

Bill H, This is a very alarming review. Did you speak to a manager or Chef Testa about the service or your meatball? We are confident in our cuisines but things can happen. It is hard for us to correct your experience if we are...More

Reviewed 6 September 2016

The food here is excellent and the atmosphere was nice! We ordered the mussels as an appetizer and for dinner, we ordered gnocchi with bolognese sauce and Tortellini Alla Panna. All three dishes had good portions and were fantastic! I loved the owner/chef walking around...More

Thank IHeartTraveling_TEYN
socialhans, Public Relations Manager at Ristorante La Perla, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Hi, I want to apologize that you experienced the service that you did. There is no excuse for the servers behaviour and we hope this is not a detterant to visit us in the future. Next time mention any issues to Chef Testa directly. Thank...More

Reviewed 4 September 2016

The concierge at the Fairmont recommended this restaurant for a pre-Springsteen concert dinner. So we weren't focused on having a fine dining experience - but we certainly had one. The restaurant is beautiful and the service was attentive and helpful. The menu is enormous and...More

Thank pcmendy
socialhans, Public Relations Manager at Ristorante La Perla, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2017

pcmendy, Thanks for taking the time to review La Perla. When Chef Testa designed the menu at La Perla it was with the following intention in mind; allow people to order their favourite Italian cuisine and it is made at the time of order. Chef...More

Reviewed 29 August 2016

I was very disappointed by my experience in this restaurant. I ordered a Scungilli Appetizer Spicey. I received an extremely small portion and it was not spicey it was bland. For a main dish I ordered Linguini Victorio, which is medallions of lobster and linguini....More

Thank 959Llawrence
socialhans, Public Relations Manager at Ristorante La Perla, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2017

959Llawrence, I am sorry that you had this experience at La Perla. Di you have the opportunity to speak with Chef Testa about your experience? Do you recall the server's name? I look forward to hearing from you. Ristorante La Perla

Reviewed 29 August 2016

Reasonably priced and good location. I was a bit thrown (and entertained) by the fact that my chicken dish was served with a large side of spaghetti in sauce – it was like getting two meals in one! So we definitely weren't hungry. The food...More

Thank AmyS2004
Reviewed 27 August 2016

The four different selections--seafood and meats in our group were flawless. Venison that had been aged for 21 days and cooked perfectly was just an example. A terrific antipasto starter and Caesar salad yet another. If it is available, Chef Vittorio's special bread has to...More

Thank jfrankmckeown
socialhans, Public Relations Manager at Ristorante La Perla, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2017

jfrankmckeown, Thanks for leaving such a comprehensive review of your experience at La Perla. I want to assure you that we do not traditionally put our espresso in coffee cups. We must have had an issue that evening. Also, we have replaced our expresso machine...More

Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We visited with 6 friends to celebrate a birthday. Our waiter was extremely polite and helpful. All of the meals and appetizers we ordered were delicious! We also ordered several desserts. The favorite was the Kiss of Naples.

Thank KirstenSleeper
socialhans, Public Relations Manager at Ristorante La Perla, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2017

KirstenSleeper, Thanks for leaving a review. I hope that we satisfied all 6 that dined with us. The Kiss of Naples is an excellent dessert choice. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your birthday celebration. Have a wonderful day. Ristorante La Perla

Reviewed 4 August 2016

We had 7 people with a variety of meals who were all very, very happy. Appetizers were wonderful, oysters were amazing, entrees, veggies, salads and primi (pasta) were delicious. Then came the desserts. Oh Dio! Simply buonissimo e delizioso. The gelato, chocolate cake, canoli, sorbet.......More

Thank LovinLifesJourneys
socialhans, Public Relations Manager at Ristorante La Perla, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2017

LovinLifesJourneys, Thanks for taking the time to leave a detailed review. I am so glad to hear that we went 7 for 7! That is a true compliment. The gelato is made in house and so are the canolis. We pride ourselves on having fresh...More

Reviewed 26 July 2016

Chef Vittorio Testa has created a masterpiece. For two lifelong friends from Michigan, one an Italian, it's a relationship built on trust, fun and food. This is our 30th high school reunion year, and we are celebrating for a week around D.C. and Baltimore. This...More

Thank StaceyH68
socialhans, Public Relations Manager at Ristorante La Perla, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2017

StaceyH68, Thanks for taking the time to leave such a comprehensive review. It is great to hear that we were the highlight of your trip to the nation's capital. I will be reading this review to the entire staff during our next meeting. We hope...More

Reviewed 20 July 2016

We were invited guests for our first visit.The restaurant is beautiful. The Italian food is outstanding. More imaginative offerings than typical restaurants.The service is polished and friendly.Can't wait to return.More

Thank Harris H
socialhans, Public Relations Manager at Ristorante La Perla, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2016

Harris H, We are glad that you were invited to dine at La Perla. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. This review will be shared with the staff becomes it touches on every aspect of our business. We look forward to...More

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Merideth Z
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Response from AZGirl62 | Reviewed this property |
There was supposed to be, but no one was there. We utilized street parking.
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keldan84
10 May 2016|
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Response from Meghan F | Reviewed this property |
Casual elegance always works!
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 75
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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