LIA'S

4.5
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3300 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 Santos Fuentes’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 or enjoying our Bottomless Brunch. Visit our lively lounge for our daily Happy Hour from 3:00pm to 7:00pm and all day on Monday and Tuesday. 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!

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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
64 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.

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happydiner
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great. Food was excellent, service terrific. Sat there for a long, long time with no pressure to leave. Haven't been there for years, but will be going back.

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Raceyouthere
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always a good time when we go to Lia's. Really good starters, lovely cocktails, and a good meal overall. I always think "we should come here more often!"

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vipLisaS
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We reserved a large table to celebrate an engagement. The staff was great - super attentive. The brunch was delicious and everyone enjoyed their meals. Portions were very generous, particularly the breakfast calzone. We loved the bubbly toast and the folks at LIA’S did a great job of making our occasion special!

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vipLil6
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Family time

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vipEileen
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Always reliable and delicious. Butternut squash with boar ragu caramelle was fabulous. Love the roasted Brussels sprouts!

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MonicaH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was amazing and I would come again. I will recommend your restaurant to my friends and family.

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vipChatterboxx1969
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I love coming here with my family, especially for my birthday. Once again, we all enjoyed, especially the birthday girl. See y’all again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Marcus our server was amazing.

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GeocelB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! the service was prompt and polite. We went for my mothers 55th birthday and they made her feel special the entire time! The menu was delicious, we are definitely going back to try more food! the seared halibut was delicious and the risotto balls were sooooo good, I could've easily had two more orders. Wednesday nights are wine down Wednesday so half off full bottles! We definitely took full advantage of that.

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vipOsfan
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We have been to Lia's many times. The grilled ahi tuna steak special was one of the best dishes I have had there. Delicious!

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levinfried
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent meal with good service. Loved the flourless chocolate cake dessert with expresso ice cream.

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Patricia
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As always, our food was excellent. Always recommend Lia's to my friends as it never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good at Lia’s. Well trained and pleasant wait staff. And the food is always great!

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vipTerryS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first experience at Lia's. It was fantastic!!!! My brunch group of 10 all enjoyed it. I will certainly go back.

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vipJeanetteC
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy our meal at Lia's and have celebrated birthdays, graduations and anniversaries in this neighborhood gem. Everything on the menu is tasty and service is always good.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I went there for a valentines dinner and it was my first time there. I reccomend this place for a great date spot to eat.

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vipstephs
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is AMAZING!!!! We ordered the chicken parm and mushroom ravioli and they were both incredible! Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for Valentine's day and ordered off of the regular menu. This was the 2nd time dining at Lias, 1st for dinner. The mushroom ravioli was outstanding. So was the butternut squash soup. My spouse also enjoyed the boar bolognese. The service was excellent and it was clear that they aim to please.

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Lapo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. Great place for Valentines!

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debt
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I took a friend for her birthday--they have pictures of cupcakes on their entry wall & her name was in one. Nice touch.

You can actually carry on a conversation here! Good food, attentive but not hanging over you service.

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JANEA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Friendly neighborhood restaurant, with great food, excellent value. Good for families and evenings when you feel like going out for good "comfort" food, but don't want to dress up or go anywhere fancy. Quite noisy because its so popular.

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JoelA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Nice night at Lia's. Wait staff was very attentive. Food was good not great. My wife loved her halibut and the brussel sprouts appetizer was delicious.
Coffee came to table cold as did the soup so that was dissapointing

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vipSarahtonin
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice Italian restaurant tucked away amidst tall buildings in Chevy Chase. Enjoyed a good salad with halibut while a friend chose steak and fries. The appetizers and fine pasta dishes gave our friend a third way to go. Service was attentive and meals served promptly. Also serves sandwiches and pizza.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

When we arrived the

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DorothyM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious but selection limited to smaller lunch type dishes. Service was very good. It was a bit noisy for conversation at the beginning at 1:00, but the last 20 minutes were ok.

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stevenc
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food is always delicious. The wine is always great!

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vipBear
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My go to restaurant for business lunches. The wait staff is superb, and the food is also first rate. Never had a complaint from a client, and in fact, always a compliment on the choice or restaurant. Job well done.

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vipGOOUTTOLUNCH
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely continues as our favorite restaurant. We'll definitely be back.

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GG55
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most of us hadn't eaten at Lia's or hadn't been there for a long time. I have to say... it was DELICIOUS! All ten of us loved what we got and our server was adorable and attentive. Would totally go back!!!

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RichardP
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely nothing bad to say!! Everything was amazing!! Not your everyday Italian recipes; Lia’s dishes are very unique and delicious!!

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vipJohnSilviaH
Washington DC
10 reviews