I’ve been to this restaurant for business lunches before and wanted to bring my fiancé for dinner. Unfortunately, it was not a pleasant experience from the minute we got to the door. We had 9:15 pm reservations and the table wasn’t ready; they couldn’t tell us when it would be ready and told us to either go wait at the bar (where there were NO seats available), or outside in the foyer area saying it was heated and it definitely was not! Additionally, no one came to check on us until we went back to ask what was going on. The kid at the front was rude on our way in and out.
The server Fernando was great but the food came out lukewarm.
I’m afraid we will be going back.
Service, food, everything was fabulous
Staff are friendly and attentive. excellent service ~👍😘 I will definitely visit again when I travel to George town in DC
Fantastic lunch! Their special three course lunch had several options to choose from, and each course was wonderful. The view from the dining room is beautiful. We will definitely go back.
One of the best seafood places I’ve ever been to. Beautiful interior, very cool semi-outdoor fire pit waiting area, and delicious food. Will definitely go back.
Fiola Mare is a fabulous Italian restaurant, with delicious, creative cuisine, an amazing wine list, and attentive service. We keep being drawn back for any special occasion because it is so consistently excellent. My Italian wife and I highly recommend it.
Maria menu at lunch is a wonderful value and great selections for each course
Beautiful location with a great view of the river. nice and open, professional wait staff. The food was beyond reproach. Had one of their mocktails, did not care for the carrot juice concoction, but it had qualities that I am sure many would enjoy. Their was a problem with the bread delivery, and the meal really demanded a little bread on the side, otherwise, quite the perfect meal.
The food was amazing. Great service.
Great waiters and one of my favorite places to go for business events. The booths by the window are my favorite.
Excellent. Our server Roxy was wonderful. Champagne Brunch was lovely and we were thrilled!
We had problems once again with a gift certificate we tried to use. So much confusion trying to straighten out the mess.
Just a bit of slow due to peak time and some favorites were not available — sea scallops, branzino... need to stock up a bit more!
It was very expensive for the category, I believe it is a little pretentious
We ordered the Pre-theater menu. We got to the restaurant around 15 minutes late, but our waitress made sure we had our food in a timely manner allowing us to make it to our show on time. Everything we ordered was delicious and our waitress, Roxy, provided great service.
I did not like the sitting. I am a regular customer in all the Fabio’s restaurants including the one in Coral Gables. There were several open tables with no reserved sign that I wanted that were better than the two I was given.
Nice restaurant, good food; fair value ; would recommend to friend
Wonderfully prepared dishes, with seafood specialities. The burrata with persimmon was outstanding as was the lump crab cake.
Excellent food, service, wine... Lovely place on a sunny day, with views of the Potomac River. Superb.
Superb food and service. This is one of the best restaurants in the DMV. Good for all celebrations.
Wonderful experience all around! One of the best restaurants in DC.
Fun ambiance! Incredibly attentive service. Glorious creative food. The Dover Sole was exactly as it should be prepared. Yum! We will return.
Simply way over priced for the quality and preparation of the food. The sole was cold. The lobster ravioli was overcooked to a hard rubber consistency. If you can’t cook lobster you have no claim to be a fine seafood restaurant. The staff were excellent.
This is a very special place. Excellent in every regard. Not cheap
But a super choice for a special treat
The food and every service aspect of the restaurant was amazing and I highly recommend.
We have been here before once for dinner . We thought that if would be nice to go bs k for lunch during the holidays
We didn’t expect that because it was Sunday that they would have a brunch -. And that limited the selections we were interested in
We had the oysters which were perfect !!
Then decided to try the Adriatic mixed grill , wilted spinach and hay smoked potatoes
Everything was perfect !! We , however , would prefer a little more fish and less calamari — and we would swap the half lobster for more langoustine !! But cooked and seasoned exactly the same !!
Staff are perfect — as is the overall decor and ambiance !!
Definitely will be back !!
From the moment we arrived, we loved this spot. The bar and entire restaurant was beautifully and simply decorated. The service was outstanding! The food was well worth the cost but would definitely make this a once in a while/special occasion spot. We will certainly be back!
Great service and location. Brunch was solid. It might be a better dinner spot than brunch.
Always awesome. Always amazing. Staff is fantastic, top quality.
Viola Mare gets my vote for best restaurant in DC. The combination of tastefully appointed dining room, outstanding service, spectacular foo and lovely views. Today’s meal exceed our expectations, driven in part by our server
Exquisite, as always.
This was our third time eating here and the best. The ambiance is very classy, and the food was exraordinary. My wife and I shared the robinfish as an appetizer and it may be the best starter I've ever tasted. Then we got the pasta with white truffle grated on it. Stunning! Main course were two fish dishes, both very good. Excellent unibtrusive service, but never needed to ask for anything. Not cheap, but so special.
Perfect as always
New Years Eve was delightful ! Food , service and surroundings were wonderful !!
We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit here on New Year’s Eve. The food, recommendations and service were outstanding. We went early prior to a show at The Kennedy Center and they were respectful of the time.
The food, service, and ambience are always superb!
Great food and excellent services by a nice lady who was very knowledgeable and told us everything we wanted to know about white truffles. Will definitely go back next time we are in DC
impressive restaurant with very good food and good overall ambiance but great ambiance if you sit by the windows on the right side. The staff tries very hard to give you a super high end restaurant experience. The mussels and Table side branzino were delicious. I’m not a dessert person but the donut dessert with the crème sauce for dipping was absolutely delicious. Great place for a special occasion.
the food was phenomenal and the service understated but first class
The meal was fantastic. Miriam our server was the best!