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Dupont Circle
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2002 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-5916
+1 202-466-3474
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at Pesce recently while in DC. The front area is nice; the back half seems very crowded. And noisy. We had a leisurely dinner (almost too leisurely). Our server was very nice. Somehow our entrees got lost. When they arrived they were room temperature at best. It had been well over an hour and I just ate part... More 

Thank 974knitter
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After an almost abortive attempt to book a table when my English English didn't seem to be well understood (and the correct spelling of my name unimportant) I popped around anyway. I know that single people eating is possibly an irritation to some places, but while I was there little warmth or charm was shown nor any real attempt to... More 

Thank BerkshireBoy10
Ames, Iowa
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a Mediterranean and/or seafood restaurant. Discover this quaint restaurant near our hotel. Food ws delicious. Service was somewhere between leisurely and slow. Actually a nice place to spend an evening over a meal. The beet salad, branzino and lemon napoleon dessert were all exceptional. Rockfish was solidly good, but not exceptional. Would definitely recommend this restaurant... More 

Thank Liz H
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Near Dupont Circle. Nice menu. Tuesday is lobster night with a 3 course meal- good price. A little cramped for space. Attentive staff.

Thank Susan R
Potomac, Maryland
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400 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good fresh seafood is pricy--once you accept that premise, there's no problem. We started with a caesar salad and mussels. Both excellent. We had outstanding tuna and skate wing for our mains. Judita is a great server.

Thank RonFG
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great fish restaurant in DuPont Circle. Small with good energy. Prices fair. Most important is that the fish is fresh and prepared with artistic beauty and cooked to perfection. Friendly wait service. Save room for the wonderful deserts. The best meal during our 5 day trip to Washington. Jay

Thank Jaykapmd
Reading, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We were staying around the corner for just a few days and wanted a change from the hotel bar food. We had strolled past this restaurant when it was closed but decided the menu looked interesting enough to give it a try. We were surprised to find it almost completely full but once we were greeted, seated and looking again... More 

Thank Noggins_12
Burlington, Vermont
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159 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Had a very tasty meal of wahoo here, with a good salad and nice bottle of wine. The beet salad was good, although with just the smallest amount of lettuce. Service was fine - a small place, but we got in without a reservation on a Tuesday evening. A bar occupies 1/4 of the space. A few steps to climb... More 

Thank brwerner
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We were staying in the hotel across the street, so read the review before trying this place. The reviews didn't disappoint. The popcorn shrimp is so good, slightly greasy, the 2 sauces that comes w it is nice. The lobster risotto is delicious. Linguini w clams is very good. The local trigger fish was prepared perfectly over wild mushrooms n... More 

Thank Tiffany H
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We went to Pesce for a family dinner out while on Spring Break in DC. We are foodies, so our expectations were fairly high given the reviews. The chalkboard menu of the day's menu offerings was a nice touch. The service was pleasant, but not speedy. We had the tuna & avocado tartare (excellent), lobster risotto (which was not served... More 

Thank Dan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?