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2002 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-5916
+1 202-466-3474
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
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2002 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-5916
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wanting somewhere a little above average for lunch we called in to Pesce and found a sustaining meal made up from a couple of starters. A chowder for me and a Farmers salad for my wife followed by an enormous portion of popcorn shrimp and...More

Thank Likesmifood
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate dinner here during a trip to DC. The waiter was aloof. He forgot to bring my cocktail. Forgot the bread! Menu is on a large board taken from table to table. Food was good but not outstanding. Fish entree was...More

Thank cardinal2471
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Andrew and his team provide good friendly service, fantastic seafood and a well chosen selection of wines to match their menu. For those wanting good food, great company, and a relaxed atmosphere, you can't go past Pesce. They have a happy hour early in the...More

Thank Tony L
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This place was strange for me. The person who greeted us was not dressed for the occasion, he looked like belonged on a construction site. I guess I believe presentation plays a part. They didn't have menus, which I thought was odd. James, our server,...More

Thank Seedofapoet
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We had some new dishes last night. The grilled octopus with pasta and a spicy sauce was really good as an app. We had asian seared tuna with a spicy papaya slaw and whole bronzino as mains. The lemon curd pie with bruled merangue was...More

Thank RonFG
Reviewed 14 July 2017

3 of us, all adults who have traveled and eaten in many locations around the globe, went to dinner at Pesce. The food was very good but the servers were extremely pretentious. I wanted scallops but like these done medium, i.e., center cooked through. The...More

1  Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Delicious food. Good portion sizes. Enough for the meal. Very busy waiter, impatient. We had a wonderful dinner inspite of this.

1  Thank Kelli T
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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Somewhat limited menu. Casual decor. Prices are on the upper end. Staff minimal but accomplished. Short block off DuPont Circle so it's a little off the tourist trail. Will not disappoint.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Looking for a quick tasty 'neighborhood' dinner we headed to Pesce. On previous visits we found it overpriced, but good. On this visit, it's still overpriced and good, but we had one of the worst service experiences ever in any DC restaurant They comped us...More

Thank EllnMllr
AndrewLaPorta, Owner at Pesce, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Dear EllnMllr, I am so sorry to hear about your recent experience at Pesce. Please rest assured that this is an atypical experience here. Some more detailed information would help me to get to the bottom of the issue so I may ensure it never...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017

The venue is a slingshot property with a great bar area and banquette seating, so it's not your private, romantic setting (too close). BUT, the food is fabulous, authentic and delicious. Great seafood options, so there's something for everyone. Their specialty drinks were a bonus,...More

Thank Candy J
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23 January 2015|
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Response from paul_czerny | Reviewed this property |
As many others have noted, I didn't see any mention of gluten free meals. I tend to be pragmatic..why not call the restaurant? The phone number is 202.466.3474 .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2002 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-5916
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-466-3474
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