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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%
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“lobster risotto” (19 reviews)
“sardines” (14 reviews)
“popcorn shrimp” (11 reviews)
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Seafood, Gluten Free Options
2002 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-5916
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this little spot walking near DuPont Circle. Focused on seafood takes on a new meaning in this unpretentious but well appointed restaurant. The menu, presented on a chalkboard makes you smile. With a wide variety of shellfish and fish, with some varieties not often...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gators-on-the-go
Reviewed 15 December 2018

We have been going to Pesce for two decades and have had outstanding seafood. Recently we have noticed more variability in the quality of the dishes with some being imperfectly cooked. In our most recent visit our four meals were excellent but not quite outstanding....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Richard N
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Several years aago, I visited Pesce and wanted to see if it has changed at all from when I last visited it. Changed? NOPE, not a bit - it still has the best and freshest seafood in the District. The decor is ssimple but the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BobofNewtn
AndrewLaPorta, Owner at Pesce, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Thank you very much for you kind words. Consistency is our hallmark tempered with always having some new and exciting. We look forward many return visits.

Reviewed 6 December 2018

This is the type of restaurant you dream of having withing walking distance of your home. The menu is on a chalkboard and changes frequently based on what is fresh and available. The chef takes great care in selecting perfect seafood for the dishes. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FuzzyBeaver
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

As the name suggests this is a fish restaurant. The menus are on large blackboards brought to the table. I didn’t enquire they do it that way but if I had to guess I’d say the menu of the day depended on what fresh fish...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank davidfL7115SO
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

we ordered bruscetta as a starter, followed by Main lobster and as dessert home made ice cream. Especially the lobster was well prepared in a garlic olive oil sauce.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ludo001
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Two of us had dinner, server was very pleasant and explained all the apps and dinner selections. Fish was excellent, very fresh. Had the Bronzino and Skate, both well prepared, although the crispy potatoes, aka potato chips with the Skate was okay but odd. Overall...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SlowCooker
Reviewed 30 October 2018

I've enjoyed seafood in a dozen countries, but the best I've experienced is at Pesce, here in my adopted city of Washington, D.C. Absolutely fresh food, excellent presentation, and the city's friendliest staff. Chef Andrew Laporta's years of traveling the globe burst out in the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank James N
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

From the reviews and the menus we expected our sea food to be infused with interesting flavors. Well big disappointment. The mussels had NO flavor, the salmon was bland; and the potato salad that came with it had two tiny pieces of potato! Yuk. And...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Miamibeachjoe
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely little seafoid restaurant. Couldn't fault it. Middle of the road prices and helpful but busy staff.

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Fourtoes
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5 April 2018|
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Response from 777RS777 | Reviewed this property |
$40 for 3 course, including a whole lobster, on 8/7/18
David G
27 October 2017|
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
Done and Done.
23 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
US$20 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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