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2002 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-5916
+1 202-466-3474
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lobster risotto” (19 reviews)
“fresh fish” (15 reviews)
“popcorn shrimp” (10 reviews)
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Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2002 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-5916
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I had dinner at Pesce. It's a smallish restaurant, with a reasonable sound level (far too rare!), and great service and food. The menu is on a chalk board, so my recommendations aren't likely to have much weight. The lobster bisque is...More

Thank NCDoc
AndrewLaPorta, Owner at Pesce, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place by Google after leaving the Phillips Collection Art Museum . Had a wonderful lunch, great bisque, mussels and salmon. Since it is at DuPont Metro stop, will return for dinner next trip.

Thank Colette W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you travel as much as we do, especially when it's a business trip, how comforting it is to find a pearl like this! We walked in at peak time on a Friday evening after having been sneered at for having no reservations a few...More

Thank PilgrimMin
AndrewLaPorta, Owner at Pesce, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your kind words...We look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Andrew LaPorta Chef/Owner Pesce

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short walk off Dupont Circle and a short flight upstairs will place you in an outstanding fish/seafood restaurant, where everything is FRESH and you will not hesitate to ask about anything you do not recognize. The staff is friendly and the Chef has been...More

Thank PHSexpress
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to Pesce probably a dozen times and never tire of its blackboard menu which is mostly fish dishes (of course) which emphasize flavor over fussiness. The Branzino was as good as the clams linguini which was as good as the sardines which were...More

Thank Gabriel_Winter
AndrewLaPorta, Owner at Pesce, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank You for your Kind Words. We hope to see you soon. Regards Andrew LaPorta Chef/Owner Pesce

Reviewed 9 April 2018

We went to this middle sized restaurant on a Tuesday before we left town, and we discovered that it was "lobster night" A three course lobster dinner for $40 a person. This included a whole Maine lobster, chopped into four pieces (not just the tail)....More

Thank Boyd F
Reviewed 2 April 2018

They have a nice selection of fish which are prepared well. The waiter is knowledgeable and helpful. This is a small, comfortable place. Good food, good service, nice atmosphere.

Thank TomFromBellaire
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

This charm restaurant is excellent. Service extraordinary, the length of the menu it is just correct. The sea food it it remarkable fresh and the preparation is perfect. The wine list is enough. It is a place for the fish lovers in a very pleasant...More

Thank pedro m
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

From the grilled sardines to the wonderful skate wing and Norwegian cod, the dinner was delicious. Nice wine selection and excellent friendly knowledgeable service. Very enjoyable evening.

Thank Sweetwater
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Excellent ion of fresh fish. Direct of the boats each morning, so the menu changes daily. Super fresh, super simple. You actually get to taste the fish! Yum!

Thank Ellen C
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6 April 2018|
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Response from RonFG | Reviewed this property |
No idea. Haven't been there for a while--& never during the week. Call and ask.
David G
27 October 2017|
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
Done and Done.
24 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
USD 20 - USD 35
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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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