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Otello

Certificate of Excellence
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Dupont Circle
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1329 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 1329, Washington DC, DC 20036-1846
+1 202-429-0209
Today
17:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:30
Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Ottawa
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117 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming restaurant that has a great traditional Italian café feel to it. Had the chicken pesto, which was okay - the sauce was a little too runny for my liking. The potatoes were bland but the carrots were caramelized and delicious.

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Thank Sarah W
Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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227 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Otello is a great little Italian restaurant located near the Mayflower Hotel. We had a wonderful dinner there this past week. The setting is traditional red checkered table cloths, exceptional service, and small intimate room - makes you feel like family. I had the spaghetti bolognese and it was excellent as was the starter salad, house wine, and chocolate cake... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extra service. Exquisite food. Very friendly to children. Big portion. Fresh food, tasty. Wonderful seafood.

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Generous portions of slightly overcooked pasta. Good desert and wine selections. non pasta dishes were generous in portion and well prepared. service was slow and the restaurant could use some interior redecoration. Toilets are downstairs in a dark area of the building and they need upgrading.

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Thank Peter C
new jersey
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152 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great location and a menu that includes traditional dishes and daily specials will certainly allow even the finicky of eaters the ability to find something to please their palate. The staff is polite and professional, the atmosphere clean and inviting, and the food smells and tastes wonderful! Large portions fit for a king and delectable and homemade desserts finish off... More 

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Thank luv2travel1229
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I was in DC for 7 days and I think I ate here 5 out of the 7. Fabulous! The wait staff was so good to me. They let me choose a menu item then change it to add what I would wanted- chicken, shrimp, cram sauce. The pasta and different sauces taste like they are straight from Italy. Would... More 

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New York City, New York
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75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Let's begin positively. The service was very good, but then my friend, who dines there regularly, is well known. My friend raves about the place so I thought it worth a try. The food I found disappointing; overcooked pasta, watery sauce, and genuinely more American than Italian. The antipasto was good, but slightly expensive for what one received. The saltimbocca... More 

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Los Altos, California
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170 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here with the family and granted it had a broad menu so everyone found something they liked. Personally I was very disappointed as chicken parm dish was oily and also contained some kind of hidden veggie (very unusual). Some of the pasta dishes were also watery and lacking a nice red sauce. A few in my party were... More 

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Thank tarheeltraveler367
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I love this place! The service is excellent. The food is absolutely delicious. I am here for 8 days and have already eaten there twice and plan to go back again. The food makes you feel like you are eating authentic Italian in Italy. The prices are very reasonable. Portions are huge.

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Thank Hbrumley70
Long Beach, CA
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Had dinner at Otello Italian Restaurant. the food was excellent and the staff was very courteous. I went there with a group. We were offered 4 choices. I had salmon but also tasted Rigatoni and Sausage both were very good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1329 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 1329, Washington DC, DC 20036-1846
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-429-0209

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?