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Il Canale

1065 31st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-4408
+1 202-337-4444
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (363 reviews)
“cannoli” (32 reviews)
“gnocchi” (41 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
1065 31st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-4408
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1 - 10 of 624 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pathetic menu ... over priced and totally not worth your money. This restaurant needs to improve its menu. I was unhappy with the serving. I ordered fish that was stinking but the manager ignored it. Overall: Georgetown has better food places. You might want to...More

Thank Hammad S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a reservation for 3 at 7pm. We arrived after site seeing all day in the heat at 6:50pm. We checked in and the man at the front said we had to wait 10 minutes- even though we saw empty tables. He then proceeded...More

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great spot in Georgetown to sit on the sidewalk and watch the world go by. The pizza is outstanding and the lobster ravioli was pretty good too and I have to say that the service from everyone there was super. I will definitely be back...More

Thank TrishandStry
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wide menu and bustling atmosphere. Excellent food served by very friendly and professional staff. Our server, Aldo, was a pleasure to deal with. Will come again.

Thank winchesterman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a very nice experience, Pizza was real napolitan pizza, ingredients are imported around napoles and Aldo, Romualdo, the server was knowledgable and conversational. Excellent

Thank carlosmiguelb988
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch. Our server Bruno was attentive but not intrusive. Wood fired pizzas and the aperol spritz were fantastic.

Thank Tantewitz
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were friendly, nice and good at their job. Very welcoming place and just as you walk by the offer you a piece of their pizza.

Thank wsherman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch here, they are well known for their pizza and rightfully so. Excellent Neapolitan thin crust, caesar salad, not much else to say. Pastas are good as well but the pizza is fantastic.

Thank David J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lived up to it's reviews! Went for lunch and the waiter was very attentive. We had the meatballs appetizer and a house salad and a Margarita pizza. The meatballs were delicious....we even cut them up and put them on top of the pizza! The salad...More

Thank KMillerNewYork
Reviewed 1 week ago

The outside seating here is nice since it's on a side street by the canal. The food was decent and servers were really busy. 1/2 price drinks at the bar for happy hour were good.

Thank Knansea
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
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
  • 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.
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