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Lavagna

Lavagna

Italian Restaurant$$$$
Capitol Hill, Washington
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    Adam H.
    "Love the bottomless brunch"(12 Tips)
    Kelsey✨
    "Great brunch spot, good for large groups and bottomless mimosas"(15 Tips)
    Behrad Eats
    "Risotto Bacon is a hearty"(4 Tips)
    Saul G.
    "We loved the goat cheese omelet and the chicken & waffles."(2 Tips)
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  • Shala R.
    Shala RomanNovember 1, 2013
    A jewel located in the heart of Washington's Eastern Market specializing in homemade EVERYTHING. Decent prices and great personnel, experience the lamb risotto is you have an opportunity to stop by.
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchApril 29, 2015
    Lounge on the tiny front patio, ideal for people-watching, with your bottomless mimosas and chicken and waffles. Tell Steve we sent you for the sun. Read more
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchMarch 23, 2016
    A nice happy hour with a dog-friendly patio. Don’t miss the handmade pasta, like the spaghetti Bolognese or bacon risotto. Go on a Sunday or Tuesday and get a half-priced bottle of wine with dinner. Read more
  • Behrad Eatsheart icon on user image
    Behrad EatsMay 9, 2015
    The Risotto Bacon is a hearty and delicious brunch option at Lavagna. It's prepared with house made bacon, arugula, butternut squash, mushrooms, and mascarpone.
  • Ingrid W.heart icon on user image
    Ingrid WongDecember 22, 2016
    Fantastic brunch spot. Indulgent, satisfying, and generous portions. I highly recommend ordering anything that includes their potatoes, which are crispy and delicious. Be sure to make reservations.
  • Shala R.
    Shala RomanNovember 2, 2013
    Had the opportunity to try several different things at the two year anniversary event- EVERYTHING was delicious! Bolognese was my personal fave but def trying the pesto next time. Love this place!
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchJanuary 11, 2014
    The Bitches Say: A+. Lavagna serves up a gourmet brunch with a great bottomless option and an amazing ambiance. Awarded with the Best Pancakes and Best Breakfast Potatoes awards of 2013!
  • Katerina V.heart icon on user image
    Katerina VeronaOctober 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I am a vegan. I know that my diet is difficult for a lot of places but they were amazing! When they found out they tried so hard to accommodate me and I really appreciated the extra effort.
  • Yetta B.heart icon on user image
    Yetta BungieMay 16, 2014
    A must visit restaurant on Barracks Row. This place makes their pasta in house. Delicious Local farmers provide the food. Vegetarian and Gluten Free Dishes are available.
  • Katerina V.heart icon on user image
    Katerina VeronaSeptember 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Friendly, warm, intimate. Great for dates and small groups. Three course meal is a very budget friendly option. Food is fresh, and local (eastern market is just up the block). good drink selection
  • Pete D.heart icon on user image
    Pete DeCarolisJuly 18, 2015
    Brunch is a great deal & delicious; love that the biscuits & gravy has a red gravy. Service is fantastic.
  • Jake S.heart icon on user image
    Jake SchwartzJuly 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best brunch and as a scratch kitchen everything they make is fresh and delicious. Food is quick and service is always fast outstanding
  • Darby M.heart icon on user image
    Darby McQueenOctober 28, 2020
    We had the carbonara and it was so good. The pasta is Tucker and we loved it! The service was great - ask for Nate Brandon.
  • Saul G.heart icon on user image
    Saul GSeptember 30, 2017
    We loved the goat cheese omelet and the chicken & waffles. The bottomless mimosas were a winner. Would brunch here again!!!!
  • Paige N.heart icon on user image
    Paige NicoleApril 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I haven't gotten a meal here that I didn't like. Plus, the mimosas are bottomless for just $12--what else could you ask for at 11am on a Saturday?
  • Coryheart icon on user image
    CoryAugust 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Since everything is from scratch they are especially accommodating with gluten-free and other special diet requirements.
  • Spicy Candy DC (.
    Spicy Candy DC (Carlis)October 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Pancakes are out of this world! Also $10 mimosas, this place is a must go for brunch. Great service.
  • Kyle R.heart icon on user image
    Kyle ReimerOctober 31, 2015
    Great brunch, Italian sausage is legit, and nothing wrong with bottomless mimosas.
  • John D.heart icon on user image
    John DaytonJune 10, 2016
    Brunch was amazing! And a great job keeping that bottomless mimosa glass full...
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchJanuary 12, 2014
    Bitches Who Brunch voted Lavagna the best overall brunch, best pancakes, and best fruit plate in 2012!
  • Kelsey✨heart icon on user image
    Kelsey✨January 1, 2017
    Great brunch spot, good for large groups and bottomless mimosas
  • Heather D.
    Heather DJanuary 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the "All Aboard" prix fixe 3-course. (not just for restaurant week) Great deal, delicious food.
  • Shelby B.
    Shelby Bell PikeApril 8, 2012
    Yummy. Simple. Casual Italian food. Fresh pasta dishes. Small, unpretentious menu. Pasta half sizes are too small for entrees.
  • Carolyn
    CarolynJune 8, 2012
    Mushroom risotto is excellent, and their steak was good for an Italian place. Half sizes are pretty small, though. Not enough for even a small entree.
  • Brunch and the City
    Brunch and the CityJanuary 22, 2012
    For $20 you get unlimited mimosas, belinis and Bloody Marys. That’s the kind of special that turns a little brunch with a few girlfriends turned into a wonderful 3-hour catch up session. Read more
  • PC Z.
    PC ZaiApril 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    $20 bottomless drinks at brunch. Includes mimosas, bloody marys, bellini bar and prosecco.
  • Ricco R.
    Ricco RichardsonJune 9, 2016
    Good brunch there , eggs and potatoes are tasty....
  • Valerieheart icon on user image
    ValerieDecember 20, 2017
    Sausage gravy with biscuits and eggs
  • Evan R.
    Evan RossAugust 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Your mimosa glass will never be empty. Definitely one of the best brunch places I've ever been to.
  • Matt S.heart icon on user image
    Matt SilvermanSeptember 16, 2013
    At brunch? Ask for the homemade ketchup with your truffled potatoes.
  • Dee C.heart icon on user image
    Dee C.July 3, 2016
    Brandon is great :-)..food is off the hook
  • Kirstin
    KirstinAugust 19, 2012
    Great customer service and the spinach and tomato omelette is amazing!
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BursteinJune 17, 2018
    Had delicious lamb here!
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchDecember 8, 2015
    Voted Most Reliable Brunch of 2015 by Bitches Who Brunch! Read more
  • Dan N.
    Dan NavarraSeptember 14, 2013
    Service was so so. Friendly but less than attentive. The pesto rigatoni was off the charts amazing though.
  • Dave H.heart icon on user image
    Dave HamelinkSeptember 29, 2015
    Ravioli is unique and flavorful.
  • Devon A.
    Devon AnneNovember 1, 2013
    Travis is an awesome bartender. Try the margarita!
  • Luis B.
    Luis BetanzoJuly 19, 2011
    Some of the best calamari I've ever had. The spaghetti in clam sauce was great.
  • Sean M.heart icon on user image
    Sean Maccarone-ReedMarch 2, 2016
    Great unlimited mimosa brunch spot.
  • Chris D.heart icon on user image
    Chris DiasDecember 3, 2017
    Bottomless Mimosas at brunch!
  • Christopher C.heart icon on user image
    Christopher C.June 3, 2017
    Pasta, wine, meats
  • Mike C.
    Mike CollinsJanuary 18, 2014
    Get the bacon. Thank me later
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle CaveAugust 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Head to the upstairs wed-sat for happy hour all night and the best bartender in dc, Travis Chambers
  • Jenny
    JennyDecember 30, 2012
    When they say bottomless mimosas, they mean it.
  • Adam H.heart icon on user image
    Adam HallAugust 8, 2014
    Love the bottomless brunch
  • Joe V.
    Joe V.June 17, 2012
    Now they have $10 bottomless mimosas for brunch.
  • Coryheart icon on user image
    CoryAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Bottomless mimosas and homemade ketchup.
  • Bianca B.heart icon on user image
    Bianca BorandaNovember 25, 2013
    I read that the coffee here is good but... it really isn't.
  • Darby M.heart icon on user image
    Darby McQueenOctober 28, 2020
    Everything.
  • Nik S.
    Nik StraughterMarch 26, 2012
    Great wine list, try the flights
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