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Il Canale

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1065 31st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-4408 (M Street NW)
+1 202-337-4444
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled across this place as I was doing a walking tour of M Street. The place where the busy and yet the host cheerfully seated a party of 1. That's always a sign of of attentive service and I was not disappointed. I had the lobster ravioli with a side Caesar. I can't swear by it but I'd be willing... More 

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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a really pleasant and delicious dinner here, sitting at an outside table along the sidewalk. We walked to the restaurant along the C & O Canal, which was picturesque and a great surprise to us visitors.

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Thank Amy S
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96 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's the second time we've eaten here, and had just a good an experience. Food, wine, and service were all great. Some may say the prices are high, but for Georgetown they're not bad. We'll definitely come back.

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Thank Mark T
Newbury, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an Italian restaurant serving standard Italian fare at Georgetown prices. Outside tables when weather allows. That's pretty much it.

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Thank Brent M
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with family on visit to Georgetown/GWU. My oldest son and I had lobster ravioli, which was quite good. My wife and youngest son had pizzas which were fair. The service was a bit slow but certainly friendly. Not sure I would go back given the many alternatives in the area. Final bill for 4 of us $160. Pretty... More 

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Thank Christopher N
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fancy Italian place in George Town. I tried the Branzino Alla Griglia. If you're hungry .. you won't be satisfied with the serving. The two skimpy fillets of fish were not very fulfilling. Most fancy orders might take your bill over $20 per head. Not on my list of favorites !

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Thank Hammad S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had dinner on 4/14. Go here for the Pizza, not for anything else. Service is mediocre at best on the patio. Entrees arrived luke warm but still tasted good. Ordered the Calamari as an appetizer and was not impressed. Tasted fishy and rubbery. Very disappointing.

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Thank Tom G
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrible dinner that was overpriced for what it was. Portion size was very small for price. Pizza is a better value for your money but there is not much variety.

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Thank AdrianaJune2010
Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a pleasant evening out. The food was fabulous. We ate outside, alongside the street. We were able to get a Groupon $40 for $17. If you can't park on road, there is a parking garage across the road $12. Staff was excellent, clientele was upper class, quiet, pleasant.

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Thank dogrings50
Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here with my family on a Saturday night last week to celebrate my birthday. The restaurant was packed with people waiting outside for tables. We had a reservation but because were 10 minutes late, they gave our table away. The tables are jammed together and the restaurant is very loud--granted, there was a large party of about 40... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
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
Description
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.

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