FAQ

Are reservations required?
Yes, all of our tables are booked through RESY. If you don’t see any availability for the date and time you’d like to book, that means we cannot accommodate your party at that time. We keep our bar available for walk-ins on a first-come, first-served basis.

Can the pizza bar be reserved?
Our pizza bar is currently reservable nightly on RESY for single diners and is also available for walk-ins of up to six as space allows. Ask about availability when you check in at the host stand.

Can I add guests to my reservation?
We are often fully booked but will do our best to accommodate changes to party size. Please email ciao@lardente.com to request changes before the day of your reservation. Giving us plenty of notice is the best way for us to find space for your expanded party. If your party size changes on the day of your reservation, please chat with us via the confirmation text RESY sends for the fastest possible answer.

What’s the difference between Dining Room, Lounge and Galleria on RESY?
The Dining Room is the first area guests see when they are led by a host into the restaurant. The Lounge is just off to the right and includes the table seating surrounding the bar. The Galleria, which features our collection of local art, is a private dining room beyond the Lounge. It opens into the Lounge but offers a more intimate vibe.

Why can’t I book a party of nine or more through RESY?
Parties of nine or more are handled by our private events team. Please click here to learn more about booking larger parties.

Do you offer valet parking?
We do not offer valet parking at this time. Guests can self park or use the garage under the building next door, 250 Massachusetts Ave. NW. The entrance to the garage can be found at 3rd and G Streets Northwest.

What is your policy for late arrivals?
We hold tables for 15 minutes, and then the table is released. We will seat you based on availability when your full party has arrived.

What is your cancellation fee?
Guests can cancel their reservation through Resy up to 30 minutes before their expected arrival time. No-shows and those who try to cancel within 30 minutes of their reservation are charged $35 per person.

Is the tip included?
Yes. We include a 20% service charge for all parties of 8 or fewer, and 25% for groups of 9 or more. Guests can choose to tip more in recognition of outstanding service, but it is fully optional.

Do you have a dress code?
We don't have a formal dress code but appreciate when our guests take our “glam Italian” vibe into consideration when they dine with us!

What is your corkage fee?
We charge $35 per bottle for up to two bottles. If the bottle is on our list, the fee is equal to the full menu price of the bottle. Magnums count as two 750ml bottles.

Do you allow outside food or balloons for parties?
Not at this time.

Do you offer gluten-free pizza or pasta?
We don’t currently have any gluten-free pizzas but do have a gluten-free penne that we can sub in for any pastas except for the ravioli and the lasagna.

Got another question?
Please email ciao@lardente.com and a manager will get back to you ASAP.