P: (202) 546-5006

Barracks Row
539 8th Street SE
Washington, DC  20003

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Tu-Sa 5p–10p
Su 5p–9p
M Closed

(Last Seating: 15 Minutes Before Closing)

Happy hour
(bar only)

Tu-Sa 4:30-7:00p


Sa-Su 10a-230p

(Last Seating: 15 Minutes Before Closing)


Lavagna is a neighborhood gathering place where you'll always find delicious food & the best of company. 


The beautiful, Genoan village of Lavagna has long been known for its abundant slate production, quarried in the Capenardo and S. Giacomo mountains nearby. Over the years, "Lavagna" became synonymous with "chalkboard".

The menu at Lavagna portrays our idea that food should be just like a chalkboard: simple, fresh, and innovated often

Lavagna relies on a network of trusted local farmers for the ingredients that form the basis of our simple, contemporary Italian dishes. Our ever-changing menu reflects the best that the season has to offer.