Exceptional food in a wonderful location and an extensive menu that caters to a sophisticated diner and offers a rare experience.
Wonderful dinner as usual!
I was surprised by the lack of attention they paid to us. This was not my first time in this restaurant but this was the first time I was so disappointed by the service. NO BODY PAID ATTENTION TO US
This is an expensive restaurant. Get over it. This is fine dining in a beautiful setting. Each dish is beautiful to look at, properly seasoned and delicious. From the fish to the pasta, everything is cooked perfectly and presented enticingly. You can argue about value if you like, but the quality and presentation of the food, the service, the ambiance and the overall experience is delightful.
Nice terrace overlooking the River
Excellent food, excellent service, very knowledgeable staff
Window reservation didn’t work. Provided a tiny table instead which we declined. Offered a table outside which we took but since it was under the sun we asked to change again. Spaghetti w king crab was salty and hard ( Harder than al dente) and spicy when I asked for no chilies. Parking attendants disappeared, after waiting 5 minutes had to go back to restaurant to inquire about the car. Mocktell were tasteless n waiters also disappeared to bring the check. 🥴 definitely a 2 star
Our dinner was perfect! The server was graceful, just the right amount of attentive, knew the menu well and brought a lot to the dinner. The food was outstanding, the Branzino tasted as if it were just taken from the Mediterranean. Cheeses were all top notch. We all can't wait to return!
WE had a wonderful evening in a buzzing restaurant with great food and excellent service.
Thank you Stephania.
Service recovery was excellent.
Everything was delicious, we had several of the raw appetizers and the eggplant before getting into our main courses. Service was slow but it was a busy Saturday night. Everything was expertly prepared so we didn’t mind a little extra wait
Among the best dining experiences of the year, and that includes multiple dinners in France! Serious food... extraordinarily prepared and served; professional, attentive yet not pretentious service; beautiful dining room with multiple options. World class!
We love Fiola Mare. The other restaurants by Fabio and Maria are also very good but this our favorite. Since we were celebrating a special birthday, we got treated to complimentary champagne to start. The wait staff was wonderful and helpful. They even split 2 entrees in the kitchen even though that’s not ideal from the restaurant’s perspective. Overall, a wonderful time and a reminder that we should come back more often.
Superb food and elegant atmosphere plus lovely views
Lovely 😊 atmosphere, fantastic service, amazing food !
It’s perfect for all occasions
Always a pleasure!
The Maria Menu is an excellent luncheon value. Seafood was extraordinarily fresh. Desserts okay. Appetizers excellent. Drinks predictably expensive. Valets excellent.
The lobster of the ravioli was undercooked. It made my wife sick.
This is great place for celebrating an special occasion! The food was so delicious and very much of the Michelin quality! We were pleased and hope to be back soon.
Staff were friendly, attentive and very knowledgeable about food and wine. Food was superb - every bite. My wife has extensive experience in the restaurant business so she knows good food and service. Only complain is that the seating hostess took us to the two worst tables in a 3/4 filled restaurant which we refused. There were at least 15 open tables for two. This was our 43 anniversary dinner, so while we are not millennials we are still a vigorous, well off, gray haired couple. A tab over $300 should get you a nice seat to go along with their nice anniversary card. By all means go - but be very firm about getting a good table.
the food is a bit overcooked and the seafood isn't of the best quality. I had better experience last time. Please maintain the service you provide/
The setting is lovely but the food is overpriced for what it is.
We keep coming back! Fiola Mare has it all - elegant ambiance, delicious food, great people-watching if you want it, and exceptional service. They really shine.
Our waitress ‘Roxy’ (Roxalana) was top notch: knowledgeable and incredibly amicable .
As usual this is a top spot in DC. Sometimes noisy and less wonderful at dinner, but the brunch was perfect. Weather helped.
Service was outstanding, and the smaller dishes at brunch were plentiful and delicious.
Delicious, super fresh, gorgeous meal! We had a wonderful evening and highly recommend Fiola Mare.
The food was very good. The service was not good. It was extremely slow. The Manager apologized and gave us free sides and desserts. But, that didn't overcome the slow service and the effect on our evening. I would not recommend this restaurant to friends.
The overall experience was fantastic. Our waiter was amazing and everything recommended was exactly what we expected. We have tried to get in before and are glad we finally did. Great restaurant!
Excellent service. Many thanks to the Turkish manager Canver Satkialp. Our server was also very good! Spaghetti with prawns was too much “Aldente” for me but its sauce was good. We had salt covered Bronzino de-boned and served at the table side. It was delicious!
Fiola Mare...my new FAVORITE restaurant!
Take me back to Fiola Mare! Spent a lovely Friday evening there a week ago, and after fighting rush hour traffic, settled into the oasis of this wonderful restaurant. Our server was wonderful...professional...charming...efficient, and the food was absolutely delicious! First ordered a frozen rum cocktail. It was yummy, but too frozen to drink easily, and tasted like a piña colada. Good, but wouldn't order again due to consistency. Other than that, everything else was fabulous...oysters on half shell, salad, wine, lobster ravioli (pricey for just 3 pieces, but soooo good...I HAD to try it!), and then a wonderful tiramisu! In between these courses, they also served an amazing amuse bouche, and a palette cleanser sorbet. Overall, simply a wonderful evening. Will make this my "special occasion" restaurant! (Also, nice touch that the owner of restaurant greeted us at our table, but I wish she had introduced herself. I only knew that because I saw her in a magazine article.)
We had an excellent wedding celebration dinner at the Fiola Mare restaurant, fantastic!!!
Bad quality of food. Too pricy - which is too bad as the service was outstandingly good.
The staff at Fiola Mare were spectacular. They were attentive and knowledgeable with just the right amount of attentiveness. Food was delicious Appreciated the acknowledgement of birthday celebration.
Really great lunch
Waiter was so nice one of the best waiters we have ever had and food was delicious cannot wait to return.
Wonderful restaurant. Great service. Had a seat outside a little elevated over looking the water. Very nice. Had a pasta appetizer that I split with my husband and a new fish that I do not remember the name but it was wonderful. Highly recommend the restaurant was very good.
The food and service were outstanding. The decor was amazing.
I feel so much grief typing this next thing. Based on my experience.... This is a place that a number of fat old men bring their young female hired dates for dinner. It was so awkward. It’s been days and I am still upset about it.
I was there celebrating my son’s Birthday. We are from out of town and he is a freshman at a nearby school
I understand that you can’t tell who made a reservation and I don’t fault the restaurant. It seems like it would be a great idea,however, not to seat an obviously middle aged woman with a family in tow In between TWO creepy old white men with obviously close to underage young women of color. I could be judgmental but I haven’t seen in my well traveled live many fat old men wearing extraordinary expensive watches dining with perhaps not 18 year old beautiful women of color wearing blood red boots that went half way up their thighs
It was not as good as it was. Disappointing.
Thanks for a wonderful dinner. Had a great meal and wonderful service.