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Il Canale

1065 31st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-4408
+1 202-337-4444
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (403 reviews)
“cannoli” (38 reviews)
“gnocchi” (47 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1065 31st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-4408
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The place reminded me Italy ... that was an amazing welcome ! I ate a delicious pizza and the ingredients were fresh and very tasty! In conclusion the dessert surprised me ! The best cannolo Siciliano ever ! I’m so grateful to been there! I’ll...More

Thank Babuzza92
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was delicious!! The the prices are reasonable and great service. The Manager Matteo was very attentive and went out his way ensure we had a great time. I highly recommend.

Thank Corchae0983
Reviewed 6 days ago

The restaurant was recommend for the pizza but as soon as I saw the menu I ordered the Spaghetti a la Carbonara which is one of my favorites Italian dishes. The service was spectacular.

Thank magdaginnette
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pizza in this place is excellent. It came fairly quickly. I just wished they had a larger side. The waiters were very attentive. Had the Canneloni as well, but although it looked good. The noodles were too soft and pretty tasteless.

Thank Judithh12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ducked in after a movie. No expectations other than we were hungry. Welcoming, friendly place. Sicilian ownership and very authentic. Had a nice eggplant app followed by two orders of home made Gnocchi. One was with meatballs and the other with a Bolognese. Both excellent....More

Thank Jeff O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is just another restaurant serving tiered Italian food at high prices. They don't know how to properly serve a table and they are really stingy with the wine, not even half a glass. The bruschetta was just four pieces of softness, the pizza...More

Thank Eray E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The meat lovers pizza was delicious. We were able to get a group seated quickly. Ardo made sure we were pleased.

Thank Travis W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting DC, we found this gem with delicious authentic Italian cuisine. Our kids had the children’s meatballs and loved them so much they split a 3rd order! We also had the spaghetti pomodoro, lasagna, and pasta with pesto. We couldn’t resist the canolli’s, gelato...More

Thank Globehoppingirl910
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dined at Il Canale two evenings during a recent stay in Georgetown. One meal consisted of a great salad and okay gf pasta. My second meal was the gf pizza; the pizza was outstanding.

Thank Sandler J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a great meal. It was also a cold December night in Washington DC and the idea of a good dinner at a warm place was attractive. We were not disappointed. The place was warm (temperature and atmosphere-wise), the service efficient and the pizza-...More

Thank Jacob L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1065 31st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-4408
    (M Street NW)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-337-4444
  • E-mail
Located in the heart of Georgetown, il Canale offers the most authentic Neapolitan pizza in DC, thin-crust made by our Italian pizzaiolos cooked in a wood-fired oven imported directly from Italy. The kitchen offers a menu that brings our native country to your table with every selection-antipasti, pastas, seafood, meat, fresh Bufala mozzarella from Italy, and so much more. The attractive blue-lit, full bar specializes in carefully selected Italian wines. In warm weather, dine alfresco at the sidewalk tables or on the roof-top terrazza overlooking the Georgetown scene. Be sure to check out our lunch menu, featuring three delicious new paninis made with our fresh bread baked instantly in our wood fire brick oven and four new pasta items. Our happy hour, from 4-6 pm Monday-Friday, features not only reduced wine, beer, and Italian aperitivi, but also amazing homemade items for extremely reasonable prices! (Happy Hour restricted to bar area). Wheelchair accessible. GlutenFree options are available
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