Sfoglina Van Ness
Delicious food in lovely surroundings with a noise level conducive to conversation.
This Italian restaurant is a jewel. Handmade pasta, fabulous sauces, fresh vegetables and salads. Lovely staff tending to your every need. Great for small or large groups with an open-air patio.
This Italian restaurant reminds you of the fine ragu you find on spaghetti in a Venice trattoria. Best seats are under the canopy or deeper in the back. Ask when you reserve. Servers know their menu to assist your choice . Wine by glass is a tad higher than most places, but the quality justifies the price. Desserts are fanciful fun and full of calories.
What a lovely brunch experience. Everything was perfect. The drinks and food were delicious. This was hands down the best restaurant service I have ever had. A glass was never close to being empty, the food came out swiftly, and the servers check on you often, and even the hostess was incredibly friendly and gave recommendations. 10/10!!
Great vibe and quality of food and wine! Perfect for a birthday !
We enjoyed our aperol spritz and appetizers (grilled calamari over polenta was terrific). The three pasta sampler was a fun way to try several dishes - the squid ink pasta w lobster was our favorite. Lovely service and ambiance!
Food was, as always, VERY good.
Service was inconsistent - the “host” for the table was quite attentive, especially when we arrived and ordered. The meal courses were very erratically delivered - either rushed to the table or very slow in arriving. Lack of attention to wine pours.
The food was overall really good, I was happy with my meal. My only gripe and this seems to be the case at many restaurants is that they brought out our entrees while we were still eating the appetizer. No one likes to feel rushed!
We love Sfoglina for the quality of food and service they provide. We celebrated my birthday, and I could not have been happier. I had the special of the day and loved it as well as the accompanying wine-- the wine list at Sfoglina never disappoints! Even my daughter, a picky vegetarian teenager, was very happy with her choices. Keep it up, guys!
Get the meatballs and polenta appetizer. It was worth the money. The rest of the meal was good but overpriced. Had an amarone to drink and I was very disappointed. Our wait staff was great. Hostess Emily was fantastic. Personally I think this restaurant is overhyped, I’ve had equally good if not better pasta at a mom and pop restaurant.
We asked to be seated in the enclosed porch. Because an adjoining table was talking loudly and I have hearing loss, we asked to be moved to the unenclosed porch because all Connecticut Avenue traffic was stopped due to street repairs. As we were ready to order many minutes later, the traffic resumed. So, we asked to move inside, provided our order to this nice waiter (wish I knew his name) and were politely accommodated. No more requested moves, lunch was delicious and the service was outstanding.
Superb food and excellent dining experience. Nice ambience. I highly recommend.
As with every other dinner we have had at Sfoglina Van Ness, we had an excellent meal this past Monday. It was my birthday celebration and I can't say enough what an enjoyable experience that was. The atmosphere is so warm and the decor is quite pretty and just feels special...the food is exceptional- simple yet delicious. I had their special pasta of the day - these "potsticker"-shaped raviolis filled with short rib meat and served in a broth-ey parmesan cheese sauce that was very tasty yet light. We love this restaurant and have celebrated our anniversary as well as birthdays there. But we decided after this last meal that we should just go there on a regular basis and not just for special occasions...we enjoyed it that much!!
Main issue —
Service was not as tight as usual. Table clearing was inefficient.
Good gluten free pasta
I am a regular coming approx. 1x per month for the last year and have never had a bad experience. The staff is always wonderful, the food is unparalleled, the ambiance is soft and refined. Highly recommend.
Wonderful, our host and server were excellent and the food delicious. It is such a beautiful restaurant!
Everything about our (Australian) Father’s Day lunch was perfect, thank you. We will definitely be back.
Sfoglina was great as always. Al dente!
Delicious food, great neighborhood dining experience.
We ate outside and enjoyed the good food, good service and just a wonderful dinner experience.
Love this place
Another wonderful birthday celebration at Sfoglina! The stunning ambiance of the restaurant makes it a perfect special occasion destination.
Our waitress was charming and very informative. The assortment of pastas and desserts we sampled were all superb! Highly recommend the squid ink pasta with lobster. Can’t wait to return!
Awesome service and food. Always good. I would definitely return.
The food was amazing, our server Jaime was attentive and sweet - we had a beautiful night out!
Went for a birthday dinner for my brother. Staff was attentive and on point. The food from salads to pasta and main dishes was excellent. I highly recommend.
Amazing food and wonderful service. We came for an anniversary and they treated us very well!
Everything was delicious! Service was attentive but not too intrusive. The food is magnificent. We had a delightful time and look forward to returning with family and friends.
Quickly seated at our table with an option on inside or outside. Staff was not overbearing and answered questions when asked. Food was fantastic, not piping hot or cold. Fair value for handmade pasta of high quality.
Delicious food and lovely service. Will come often!
Outstanding food as usual. A little more attentiveness by the staff (ensuing utensils replaced between courses and water refills) would be appreciated. However, overall, very good.
The amount of plate was too small but tasted good!
Food was fantastic. Server was incredibly attentive and friendly. Great experience
All three pasta dishes were just fabulous!! In addition, the service was lovely - attention without being overbearing and just so very polite.
Creative and innovative pasta dishes reigh at Sfoglina. The squid ink with lobster is outstanding and for a starter the table should share the succulent meatballs resting on cheesy polenta-Outstanding.
Fabulous food and service
the food and service were great. It continues to be one of our favorite restaurants.
Concept good and-food good with nice presentation however extremely expensive for what we ate .. 2 appetizers 2 pastas and a bottle of wine $250..00 w tip ... too much money for what we ate...