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“Good Italian food.”

Ristorante La Perla
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Ranked #97 of 3,748 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$75
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Cross street: 26th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Transit: We are located within a walking distance from the Foggy-Bottom Metro Station which is serviced by the Blue and Orange Lines.
Description: The restaurant of choice of many distinguished diners and restaurant critics, Ristorante La Perla of Washington, located near Georgetown at the tail-end of the historic Pennsylvania Avenue, takes its diners on a culinary journey through Italy with elegant decor surpassed only by authentic mouth-watering Italian masterpiece cuisine. During Lunch and Dinner hours, pastas and flavorful sauces simmer while prime meats, poultry, seafood and vegetables roast to treat diners to a little bit of heaven, with a long lasting memory for your taste buds, thanks to the vision of famous chef Vittorio Testa, who has kept alive the Italian culinary tradition for over three decades. Chef-Owner Vittorio Testa will make you feel like you're dining in his house. The waiters exceed expectations, and the space is garnished with painted tiles and Venetian glass to make every dining occasion a memorable one. There's also Private dining and Outdoor seating when the weather permits.
Reviewed 5 September 2018

The concierge at my hotel suggested this restaurant before our show at the Kennedy Center. The food was good and the service was excellent. Very nice touch that the owner introduces himself to all the patrons as he walks around to all the tables.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank WGG1962
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We were here recently after a lightning delayed football game. A quick call and our reservation was revised. When we arrived we were greeted warmly and quickly shown to our table.

The menu and wine list were extensive. Our server did a wonderful job walking us thru the menu and answering our questions. The service was at our pace and we never felt rushed or hurried.

The stone crab appetizer and mozzarella and tomato were all excellent.

My entree was a stuffed steak with a side of penne pasta in a vodka sauce. The pasta was perfectly cooked and correctly sauced. The steak was cooked a bit beyond the requested temperature, but was good nonetheless.

All in all we would return here in a heartbeat.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank HockeyTravelGuy
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

but after Teddy came to take our order with a very polite but friendly smile, we started to ROCK our dinner!
The authentic Italian pasta sauce is so good (see attached photo) and the seafood lasagna is a must try!
Chef Testa came to the table made us feel very special and told me to eat first before taking photos (cause the food will get cold)!!!
Five Star Italian Food!!!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

As I walked in I immediately met Chef Testa who graciously welcomed me.

I was underdressed in a T-shirt... don’t make my mistake.

The service was excellent and the food was phenomenal.

It is more formal than most restaurants but the dining options are broad and hard to chose from since they all sound delicious.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank H33WJcc
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

We were there on a weeknight. We were greeted by a professional, classy host who seated us where we requested (we had reservations). The service was impeccable, never rushed, lots of attention without being overbearing. The food was simply delicious. The salad was interesting and fresh, the fish was perfectly cooked, the pasta el dente and full of flavor. Really a wonderful experience and great way to spend an evening.

Date of visit: July 2018
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1  Thank MZP232
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