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Modena, Washington, DC

Modena

4.6
4.6
1129 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Modena presents Italian-inspired cuisine that takes heavy cues from seasonal and regionally sourced ingredients. Modena balances classic cuisine with a modern approach, all enhanced by Chef Benjamin Lambert's passionate and creative touch.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed–Fri 3:00 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 216-9550
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Benjamin Lambert
  • Catering
    With advance notice, limited off-site catering is available:<br /><br />https://knightsbridge.tripleseat.com/party_request/9553
  • Private party facilities
    Featuring high-style Milano design and ample private dining options with Executive Chef Benjamin Lambert in the kitchen.https://knightsbridge.tripleseat.com/party_request/9553
  • Private party contact
    Gretchen Kapuschik: (202) 216-9550
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    12th and H street NW
  • Parking details
    Valet available from 5pm to 10pm Friday and Saturday only pending staffing.Limited street parking is available. Ample garage parking nearby at City Center one block away on 11th ST, open 24/7.
  • Public transit
    Metro Center is the closest metro stop, it is located at 12th and G street and our front door is one block away at the corner of 12th and H street.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Ala Carte Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Please select this option if you are not interested in any of our tasting menus

What 1,129 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,129 Reviews
  1. AJS1999

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious pasta and gracious service. Never felt rushed or lacking any attention

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  2. AustinDiner

    Austin

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed the burrata, duck breast, and crème brûlée. Petra G provided amazing service and recommendations and was a true delight.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were excellent. We had a large table and there were no problems. It also was not too loud, which often is an issue. Loved it. Will go back.

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  4. Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good and service were good. Noise level was horrible. There was a table for 10 with people shouting, playing drinking games, spoiling the dinner experience. The restaurant did nothing, when they could and should have asked that table to tone it down.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Let me start by saying that finding a truly exceptional Italian restaurant can be tricky. You often encounter mediocrity disguised by checkered tablecloths and red-shirted waiters. But Modena ? It shatters those expectations. From the moment we walked in, the atmosphere was warm and inviting. The staff was incredibly attentive, offering drink and starter recommendations and explaining dishes with genuine passion. We opted for a selection of shared appetizers, each a revelation. The formaggi and cured meats were excellent - as was the second course we shared the Rigatoni alla Sugo Finto. Perfect! For the main course, I dove into the Bisteca 39 Hanger Steak with Charred Cabbage & Radicchio, Romanesco, Peppercorn Crema, Colatura. It was awesome. @ of our group had the halibut that was melt-in-your-mouth tender. My other companion's salmon linguine was a symphony of flavors and perfectly cooked. We simply couldn't resist dessert, and shared a decadent slice of tiramisu. Dense, rich, and utterly divine, it was the perfect ending to a phenomenal meal. Modena isn't just a meal; it's an experience. It's a testament to the quality ingredients, culinary expertise, and genuine hospitality that make Italian food so loved. If you're searching for an unique taste of Italy, look no further. This is a restaurant that deserves its place at the top.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    While at the bar, we enjoyed hearing about some of the Italian liquors we weren’t familiar with and even tried a few “new to us” mixed drinks. Very knowledgeable staff and quite enjoyable! Our server was amazing! She offered plenty of advice to create a wonderful sampling of the items on the menu, giving our group the opportunity to try many different dishes. Delicious, very fresh and flavorful! A great dining experience!!

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  7. JamieB

    Columbus

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bartender was awesome! Great food and fun atmosphere. My go to place in DC.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    It was freezing!!! The food was great but the temperature negatively impacted the experience.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent cuisine. Excellent service and a beautiful room

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  10. galdc

    Washington DC

    141 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every dish was outstanding. Service was excellent.

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FAQs

Modena offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 216-9550.

Modena is rated 4.6 stars by 1129 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Modena

1199 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    12th and H street NW
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed–Fri 3:00 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet available from 5pm to 10pm Friday and Saturday only pending staffing.Limited street parking is available. Ample garage parking nearby at City Center one block away on 11th ST, open 24/7.
  • Public transit
    Metro Center is the closest metro stop, it is located at 12th and G street and our front door is one block away at the corner of 12th and H street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Benjamin Lambert
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 216-9550
  • Catering
    With advance notice, limited off-site catering is available:<br /><br />https://knightsbridge.tripleseat.com/party_request/9553
  • Private party facilities
    Featuring high-style Milano design and ample private dining options with Executive Chef Benjamin Lambert in the kitchen.https://knightsbridge.tripleseat.com/party_request/9553
  • Private party contact
    Gretchen Kapuschik: (202) 216-9550
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