Dinner: 5:00pm to 11:00 pm Friday- Saturday
Sunday : 4 : 30 pm to 9:00 pm
Immaculate attention to every detail!
Aperto gets high marks! Exquisite!
The Salmon was perfectly prepared with a heavenly tarragon lemon sause!
The service was excellent and the food was delicious.
Excellent grilled octopus, fish and the honey lavender Panna cota was delish!
Enjoyed an outstanding summer Italian seafood salad
Food was delicious . I had the pasta special and it was outstanding . My table mates enjoyed their dishes also .
Pleasent, place, good service, quiet private place
Had a great experience everyone was so helpful and accommodating. We came in with our 7 month twin grandchildren and they couldn’t do enough to make sure we were comfortable. Food was outstanding. I highly recommend this place for a great Italian meal.
Excellent service & superb food! Proximity to Hotel Lombardy is a plus for us. We'll certainly come back.
Working for many years in the 5 star restaurant and hotel business, along with being an editor for a travel and food magazine, I can honestly say that this is one of the worst restaurants for its price that I’ve ever dined it. The waitress was rude and left us for so long the greeter had to take our order. We had to remind them 4 times of our drink order. The pasta was over cooked and under seasoned. The chicken was passable. The bread was warm (highlight of the meal) but we had to request it. Nobody came to us to check on how our food was - I would have sent my pasta back. Understaffed, but as the restaurant was practically empty during graduation week and many conventions, it is clear to see why. Nobody bothered to say goodbye. Awful - don’t bother.
The food was not good - I would not come back here.
Aperto accommodated our need for a rather quick meal as we were on the way to a concert at the Kennedy Center. Service staff was terrific. However, I wish the restaurant would permit corkage.
Great Food! Great service! What a find!!
Visiting DC for vacation & heard there were many great restaurants in the city. Of all that we tried, this would be the only one I would come back to. The food was terrific. Had the special lobster linguine. Service was attentive without being overwhelming. I had read some reviews complaining about prices, but all the restaurants in DC are higher priced than elsewhere. Keep that in mind.
First time there, decided to go since no problem getting a table. Waiter who took our drink order, never returned. We complained and had the drinks complimentary and another waiter took care of our dinner. It was very pleasant. The pasta is excellent. The poor start and first impression put damper on evening. Not charging us for drinks definitely helped when we looked at bill.
Great service, very hospitable!
Lunch Menu was very good
Went here for a business lunch this week. I had never heard of this place before, but I was very happy with the meal. Had the Italian seaside salad, which was excellent. Great service as well. Would definitely go back.
I can't say enough about this restaurant. I come to DC every three months or so and stay two doors down at the Lombardy. The restaurant, food, staff is impeccable!!! Fresh food, salads fixed to perfection!! We had the cheese ravioli. Magnificent!!! Service excellent and ver atte title but not pushy!!! We absolutely love this place. We will be back!!! Yummy yummy yummy!!!!
Aperto provided a good variety of foods and wines. Dishes are well conceived and prepared. Service personnel were very accommodating. It is on the expensive side, or I would go more often.
Food Wass very interesting and uncommon. Enjoyed the pasta dishes and the lamb chops.
Sardine appetizer and salads delicious. Serving staff very attentive, courteous. Wonderful ambience.
Service was great. Food was delicious!
I had seen prior reviews that raved about the service and the quality of their meals, although several commented the portions were small. Well they must be huge eaters as the 4 of us all had significant portions with our main entrees. If you like mussels as a starter they are excellent - served in a tomato base broth with plenty of bread to soak up the sauce. The fish were brought out on a board allowing you to choose your preference. I am a huge fish fan, and the unique "bream" was very good, although it could have used some of the leftover sauce from the mussels!!! A member of our group had the fish stew and devoured every bite. My wife had the rissotto with shrimp and loved it. The restaurant is where Primi Piatti used to be located. It allows for conversation across the table without having to raise your voice, and this was a Friday evening when the restaurant was nearly filled.
Outstanding food and great service. I ordered chicken, my wife ordered veal. Both were excellent. I definitely plan on returning.
very good menu, high quality italian cuisine, in particular excellent pasta and fish dishes; well presented, friendly and competent service; relatively fast, reasonable price; all in a very good experience;
Wonderful beyond expectations !
A litle gem, with perhaps the friendliest service staff in downtown. Discovered this place almost by accident, and have been back several times. Excellent menu--creative, yet focused and exquisitely prepared and presented. The pasta is fresh and imaginatively paired with vegetarian or omnitarian choices, and the whole fish specials are not to be missed.
Still a bit pricey for the food consumed
Great restaurant!! Delicious food and excellent service. Friendly environment from the moment you enter the restaurant. I highly recommend it!!
We stopped in by chance as we arrived in DC that afternoon. The food was good, staff friendly and convenient to our hotel, the Lombardy.
Great restaurant. Chef Luigi is a genius. Every dish was a gem.
Great food and service, totally solid. Not too noisy, either.
Excellent Chef and food! Service impeccable! This is my second time for dinner and I ordered a fresh fish which was delicious and perfectly prepared. Last time I ordered a pasta and braised beef that was also delish! Good wine selection too.
Food was fine. Service was fine. Location near Kennedy Center was useful. Overall, it is overpriced for the quality by far and if it weren’t in the location it is, would not be worth it at all I don’t think.
I don’t expect us to visit this restaurant again - but it’s an option for those looking to dine before an event at the Kennedy Center.
Food was good we both had the fish of the day, service could have been better- we asked for refill on ginger ale and a new ice tea when food was delivered but never received till we were done and then we had to remind him.
Very nice Valentine’s Day dinner. First visit to Aperto and will return.
snotty Italian; bad food; uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Fabulous lunch at this new Italian Resteraunt. Lobster linguine with interesting presentation of the lobster shell. Great service and willingness to change the sauce to oil and garlic rather than the tomato based sauce in the menu. I have had several earlier lunches here and all were excellent. Hard to find that level of consistency elsewhere.
First time eating here. The food was very good. The service was ok/good. They took drink and food order quickly, told us about specials etc. but fell short on follow up - they could have been a little more attentive to refilling water and ice tea. Also I ordered seafood stew that contained shells so they should have provided a bowl and utensils for removing the shells but I had to flag a server down and ask for it which took several minutes.
Came for a weeknight, pre-theatre dinner. The staff was attentive, friendly, professional. The atmosphere was nice. We each ordered a salad and the catch of the day. My husband had the snapper and I had the golden-eyed trout. The salads were nice, but not memorable. The fish was well-prepared, but the side dishes were very sparse and seemed to be a bit of an afterthought. We enjoyed it, but we were not wowed.
Aperto is the real Italian deal; authentic, satisfying Italian food served with style and verve. What a happy place!