Acqua Al 2

Acqua Al 2

127 reviews 127 reviews
212 7th St SE
Washington, DC

Top Review On Yelp

Sandy R.
rating Feb 13, 2018
I think Acqua Al 2 is the best combination of Italian/steak in DC or Northern VA. Let me start by talking about the steaks. I dined with a party of 8... (read more)
~Sandy R.

Top Tips On Foursquare

(2 likes) Sep 1, 2014
I lived in Italy for a few years, and I can tell you - the food here is legit. You'll have trouble deciding... so I recommend the pasta sampler; it's a great way to taste a variety of their dishes!
(0 likes) Apr 9, 2013
Food = amazing. Service =fantastic. My party of 3 shared some pasta dishes and the blueberry steak. All were among the best things I've eaten in DC. Special thanx to Sajmir for taking good care of us!
(0 likes) Jun 9, 2014
We accidentally found this place while on vacation, and are so glad we did! The food was absolutely amazing. I got the bowtie pasta with garlic and butternut squash... it was to die for.
(0 likes) Feb 9, 2016
Great for dates. We had burrata, an arugula and pear salad, rigatoni with spicy tomato sauce and a filet mignon with a blueberry balsamic reduction. The steak was cooked perfectly and was delicious.
(0 likes) Jul 12, 2013
Been to the one in Florence, Italy and this one is exactly the same...absolutely fantastic. I recommend the sampler plates for pasta or steak. Can't say enough wonderful things about this place!
(1 likes) May 21, 2013
Absolute favorite restaurant in all of DC (and Baltimore, too!). Get the pasta sampler or the zucce, but save room for the best part - balsamic steak! Also great wine list!
(0 likes) Jul 30, 2011
Gorgonzola gnocchi, balsamic and blueberry steaks, the porterhouse (medium rare), clam pasta, flourless chocolate cake, ricotta spinach balls (any of them!). I really suggest starting with the sampler
(0 likes) Oct 14, 2015
This is the best Italian food I've ever had! The Strozzapreti al Pomodoro is incredible. Also the Cannelloni Mascarpone e Funghi is amazing.
(0 likes) May 21, 2010
Steak & pasta: When you think about it, the combo is not too far removed from that beloved American institution of steak & potatoes. The spot is located right across the street from the Eastern Market
Bitches Who Brunch
(2 likes) Dec 24, 2011
Bitches Say B. The blood orange mimosas were delicious, as were the frittatas. Service is impeccable and ambiance is pleasant. But, go for dinner, and don’t bother with brunch.
~Bitches Who Brunch
(0 likes) Nov 16, 2016
Start with the pasta and/or salad sampler. And for the main, balsamic steak or any one of the specials (they're always good).
(0 likes) Sep 21, 2015
Wanted to love this place so much more than I did! Service was subpar, and pastas were good but not great (and not, unfortunately, as good as the motherland). Best part: rosemary cocktail & cheesecake
(1 likes) Apr 24, 2013
If you're not getting the balsamic beef you're out of your mind! The food here helps me forget momentarily that I'm not in Italy!
(0 likes) Sep 26, 2013
Food was excellent, service was on par with what I expected, ambiance was fantastic - great spot for a Sunday dinner w/ friends
(0 likes) Jul 5, 2010
The pasta and steak samplers are perfect to share with a friend.. The pastas are delicious and filling, and all 3 steaks sampled were cooked PERFECTLY if you like medium rare.. Soo juicy & tender!
(0 likes) Mar 9, 2013
Share the salad sampler, pasta sampler, and steak sampler with a friend and try the best of everything. So good!
(0 likes) Mar 20, 2016
The corkscrew linguini with ragu was awesome, smaller plates but definitely filling. All the pasta dishes are vegetarian.
(0 likes) Oct 14, 2015
The atmosphere is cozy and authentic. The staff were all excellent and accommodating - especially Ido:-).
(1 likes) Sep 14, 2011
Go for the pasta sampler and the tiramisu, which are both awesome. The veal with porcini mushrooms was lackluster.
(1 likes) Feb 13, 2011
The pasta sampler is a must get. If you are deciding between the balsamic and the blueberry steak go with the balsamic. Trust me.
(0 likes) Nov 6, 2011
Delicious, had bureaus and pasta al vongole! Small portions, especially the pasta. If you're hungry order a panini.
(0 likes) Sep 28, 2013
The best Italian restaurant I've been to outside if Italy. Seriously. Amazing.
(0 likes) Oct 9, 2013
A little spendy, but delicious! Great service and fantastic wine selection.
(0 likes) Mar 4, 2017
Great place. Great steak. Great wine. This is the best place in town.
(0 likes) Nov 12, 2015
Just as good as the one in Florence. Pumpkin pasta & blueberry steak for the win.
(0 likes) Aug 24, 2014
The pasta sampler is the best. I love this place.
(0 likes) Aug 28, 2016
Love their burrata. Great vegetarian pasta dishes.
(0 likes) May 17, 2014
Get the chocolate cake for desert and blueberry steak. It's heaven
(0 likes) Dec 28, 2013
Blueberry steak, salad sampler, all the pastas!!
(0 likes) Jun 13, 2011
Get the blueberry steak and be sure to book through VillageVines to save 30% off your entire bill!