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Ristorante La Perla
Posted by mary on 04/16/2013
We've followed Chef Testa from McLean. Eaten there many times, spend all our important occasions & holidays there. When we want to impress out of company, we take them to LaPerla. Haven't had a bad experience yet. The food is always great & the menu extensive. Highly recommend it for any special occasion.
Posted by Martin on 03/19/2013
The staff are excellent, but the food is substandard for the price.
Posted by ELS on 01/21/2010
La Pearla was recommended to me by the hotel staff while I was in DC on business. The food is excellent! The only quasi-negative I have is that it's not a lot of food for the price. I did enjoy meeting the owner/cook, who comes out and talks to each diner. I would highly recommend this restaurant!
Posted by Hawkeye on 11/08/2009
As we were seated for our 6:30 reservation (made weeks in advance) our waiter informed us that they had a private party at 8:00 and would be closing to the public. Not a good way to begin an expensive meal. We felt like we were in some Sinatra-ish 60s place where garlic and red sauced joint that was spruced up. Our shrimp appetizer was okay and my husband's veal was good; my ravioli wasn't not good. We would never go back. For the same money, we had an incredible meal a few nights earlier at Charlie Palmer Steak.
Posted by CharlesOReilley on 04/17/2009
i came here several weeks ago on a business trip and was quite pleased. the food was amazing, and the service was spectacular. highly recommended.
Posted by Paul on 10/06/2007
Being a transported NY'er who is also Sicilian, I often found the Italian cuisine dining experience in DC to be disappointing -- that was until I found La Perla. Vittoria (Chef - Owner) is an incredible artist who really delivers a consistent culinary experience reminiscent of my mothers' and Nonna's Sunday dinners - the freshness of his ingredients -- attention to detail and the warm embrace of the staff make visiting here a must. Eat here often and always bring friends, family and business colleagues. See you there!
Posted by RI Gormet on 10/03/2007
This is one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten in. It is expensive but worth it. The menu is fabulous. You will not be disappointed.