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LIA'S

4.5
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3336 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Enjoy Chef Geoff's genuine hospitality and casual cuisine with an Italian flair! Handcrafted pasta using old world technique with modern twists and an innovative spin on traditional steak, seafood, salad and pizza dishes, Chef Ronis Martinez's creations will give your tastebuds something to remember. There’s always something new and delicious to look forward to with our Seasonal Menus and Weekly Specials. Our dining room space is welcoming and cozy; enjoy our Half Price Wine Wednesday in the perfect setting for a romantic date, casual meetup or dinner with the family. In warmer weather, take advantage of dining on our beautiful patio while sipping on one of our seasonal sangrias. For special occasions we offer a one of a kind private party room as well as offsite catering. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Support LIA'S during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3336 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JeanB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, the food and service were excellent. This was my first meal "out" since the pandemic began (we sat outside), and the wait staff were very careful to distance and wore masks and gloves. Especially delicious was the gazpacho. I wouldn't mind eating there at least once a week.

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MargaretM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The food was great - except that there were onions all throughout the shrimp scampi. Very weird and crunchy.

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vipLarry
Washington DC
308 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were all pleased with our starters and main courses- the crab cakes and the chicken parmigiana. All very well prepared. This was our 2nd visit in two weeks,

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vipEllen
Washington DC
104 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For outdoor/patio dining Lia's is terrific. Social distancing is adhered to and service is very good. Their menu has selections for everyone's liking. We have eaten there three times and done takeout twice...always excellent.

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vipMatt
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of my favorites before COVID. Doing an excellent job at navigating safety, separation, and maintaining excellent service, great food, strong presentation. Attentive without being intrusive. Nice outdoor dining that's set far enough off-street that you don't feel that cars are on top of you, tables are well apart from other diners. Free parking below building with validation! Crab cakes and salmon well-prepared! Mushroom ravioli well served.

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vipHelane
Washington DC
98 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have not dined out since the Covid restrictions. I felt it was about time to give my dishwasher a night off. We know and love Lia’s and counted on their beautiful patio to provide proper social distancing and the staff to be well trained. Lia’s did not disappoint. The patio is well spaced, airy and lovely. The servers are masked and clearly observing all the new protocols. The food was delicious ( that crab cake!) and the cocktails were just the right touch. Of course we will be back. Thank you Lia’s for providing a night out! We appreciate you even more! We enjoyed the mozzarella and melon salad, the spicy(very!) cauliflower, the kale salad with shrimp and the crab cake entree. Also the aforementioned cocktails. All outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

At a time or restaurants or managing to the COVID-19 guidelines, Lia’s re-opening on the patio was perfect! The staff that has been serving me for years and some new staff members made my evening there feel like coming home!

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vipCarolS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outside dining was safe and food was delicious!

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vipCandraH
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I was seated outside. I enjoyed the Seared Scallops. I will dine again soon.

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vipCigarJazzWine
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Excellent Father’s Day lunch/brunch! We’ll return soon!

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vipShannonB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had reserved an indoor table b/c rain was expected, but it was a nice night when we arrived and they quickly seated us outside when we asked. The food and drinks were delicious. The service was exceptionally warm and courteous. I know the pasta is made in house and the gnocchi melted in our mouths! I'm so glad the skillet cookie is on the menu. We loved our experience and will be back soon.

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CarolineG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, well spaced tables - very safe with social distancing.

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RobinB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate inside and everything was very safe and we were very impressed with how everything was handled. Our food was delicious. They have a nice summer menu. Tons of people eating outside but we preferred in the indoors and it was very nice.

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MadelonM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly wonderful night with friends. Megan our server was lovely, great food with great service

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MaryG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere on the patio, delicious food & drinks.

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Redman13
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lia's is the place you point to when someone asks for a good, neighborhood restaurant. Good food with generous portions and pours. Inside or outside, you can concentrate on your conversation and enjoy an ambiance that mixes family with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner last night. Need to cancel reservation today Tuesday at 7:00 for Ann Hoopes and total of 4. Thanks. Be.back again soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Weather was perfect and created a great backdrop for my first outing post COVID-19 quarantining. Drinks and appetizers were delicious (we had calamari and brussel sprouts) and the service was friendly. Street noise was a little noisy, but not bothersome enough to impact a wonderful experience.

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Aussie
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, even outside on their covered patio. Food was great. Corn muffins in dessert a bit hard.

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vipWBWII
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First meal out in COVID 19 pandemic. Seating was properly spaced and wait staff were properly masked. Food was same consistent quality. Overall good experience in the new new.

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Emmy
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great service! Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is great. The staff super kind. The patio is awesome and shaded.

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maxineg
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our Waitress was Megan and she was outstanding and so positive. The food was excellent as always. We look forward to our next visit. You are doing a great job under the crazy times.

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vipEllen
Washington DC
105 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great waiter, Carlitos! Will return soon👍.

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vipThomasC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful outdoor service completely consistent with pandemic prudence. Excellent service and delicious food.

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Friendshipheightser
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food, wine, and setting were great, but I have two quibbles: Wednesdays are half-price-wine-bottle days, but our server did not know about this nor did he pursue it for us. (BTW, you mention this offer on your website.) Also, one of our party was celebrating a birthday, which we noted on our reservation through OpenTable. But no dessert or other recognition was provided by the staff.

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Izabella
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Given the newness of re-opening, you have to expect some glithes.

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vipsamy
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food as always. Good service. Quiet surroundings. Thanks.

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Dyan
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful to have Lia’s outdoor dining open after Phase 1 of the Coronavirus Pandemic. The tables are the correct distance apart and everyone had masks on. They had sanitizer and everyone was very conscious of social distancing. As usual the food and service was excellent. It was great to have Lia’s up and running!

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vipLooloo
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Greek salad was amazing!

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JonP
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lia's is an excellent. Both for dine in and take out.

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itsmyturnnow
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Outside six feet apart. Absolutely lovely. Food is still fine. Substitutions no problem. They are very accommodating. So happy to be waited on!

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MichelleC
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They did a great job with masks, etc while still making it a pleasant al fresco dining experience.

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VickyZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My 2 friends and I went on Saturday for lunch to celebrate my friend’s birthday. It was an amazing lunch experience! There were only a few other people there, and we were seated at tables that were very spaced out. The servers wore masks and gloves and provided paper menus. I got the seasonal sangria and my friends got the seasonal mule - all great! We ordered fried calamari to start and I ordered the wild mushroom pizza. Everything was delicious! My friends got the crab cake entree and the crab cake sandwich and they loved them. The cherry on top was the server brought out a surprise dessert for my friend, which was an amazing chocolate lava cake and ice cream. I wish I remembered our server’s name because he went above and beyond to provide great service. I definitely recommend Lia’s!

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RyanB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Say outside for our first meal out since March. Menu was limited, food was good. Service was great albeit only one server working.

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vipWendyS
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Always a nice place to go for a pleasant meal. Fried calamari are consistently good. Menu was a little bit limited this time to pasta or salad, but food was good.

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vipMidwesterner
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love LIA’S. We brought a family member who had never been there before. He really liked it. Service was excellent and the food was delicious.

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Hezzy
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Came here for brunch and was pleased with the overall service and food quality. Kudos to the manager on duty this past Sunday! She was an absolutely accommodating and she addressed our concern and took care of it immediately.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I decided to ask a special girl to be my girlfriend and the restaurant was all in the plan making sure everything worked out perfectly as planned. After providing great service, a dessert dish was brought out at the end and was decorated with the words “Will You Be My Girlfriend?” Everyone was carissmatic and had big smiles on their face the whole night!

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vipAnon
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

The service was wonderful but the food was awful. Salad contained yellow/brown lettuce and looked as if no one cared when putting it together. Steak was charred black on the outside and raw on the inside (not medium rare as requested). Food was barely edible.

FAQs

LIA'S offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 223-5427.

LIA'S is rated 4.5 stars by 3336 OpenTable diners.

LIA'S does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.liasrestaurant.com/gift-cards.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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