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Arucola

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5534 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20015-2610 (Morrison)
+1 202-244-1555
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17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We frequently go to Arucola for a pre movie dinner. The other evening there were 6 of us for a meal, and we also ordered farily expensive wine. I casually asked the waiter if (as we were winding up our drinks), we might have some biscotti. Since we had just paid our bill, he came with exactly 7 small biscuits... More 

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Thank DLP1212
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with my brother in law who lives in Chevy Chase over the weekend. We dined early at Arucola as we had plans for the evening. Enjoyed a happy hour drink which was nice and and very reasonably price. I had the pasta and he had mussels. They were both very good although the mussels were very small. Overall we... More 

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Thank Myirishpa
DC
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We haven't been here in maybe a year. Big mistake. Dropped by for a late lunch and found everything to be really good. So good we came again the next day for supper with family member visiting from out of town. Even better. Tilapia for husband and trout for visitor and me. Large portions. Generous portions of salad for them... More 

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Thank MotherJoyce
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

My wife and I had dinner here. We have dined before. We shared the grilled octopus appetizer. I would not order it again. The flavor was not bad, but it must have been overcooked. It was like chewing rubber bands. My wife had a special seafood lasagna for her main course. It was good; not spectacular. I had a grilled... More 

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Thank sabfish2014
Washington, DC
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730 reviews
478 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants in DC, with professional waiters and great food. The food is still pretty good, but the service continues to deteriorate. I gave this place 5 stars at one point and then 4. The service at our last visit was so noticeably bad that it's down to 3 stars. I have to... More 

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Thank jxx9595
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Wonderful, cozy family-owned restaurant with an excellent range of authentic regional cuisine, good wine list and delicious salads, fresh fish, excellent bread and amazing home made desserts. A real gem and neighborhood treasure.

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Thank SMOKEALERT
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Good food and service in this lovely neighborhood gem. I love the pastas but my husband always goes for the roast chicken.

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Thank levinfried
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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225 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Minestrone soup was okay at best. Pasta with veal meatballs was a little heavy on the sauce but still very good. Eggplant raviolis were surprisingly good. Roasted chicken was tasty and very filling. Veal Chop was huge but I would ask to skip the truffle oil. Good children's menu.Excellent service. Chocolate ice cream ball was spectacular.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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124 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Had a very pleasant Italian lunch at this neighborhood gem. Delicious pasta and panini. Good service, outside patio, not crowded at lunch time. Will return!

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Thank Maria O
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

I have had many good meals at Arucola. The latest did not measure up. I started with an Italian soup made of potatoes, Vidalia onions and pecorino cheese. I found it rather bland. For the main course I choose a seafood kabob,served on a bed of risotto which was the evening seafood special. It was OK but overpriced, considering the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5534 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20015-2610
    (Morrison)
  • Public Transportation: Friendship Heights closest Metro Station We are on the Connecticut Avenue Bus line
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-244-1555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?