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“Authentic Neopolitan Pizza”
Review of Il Canale

Il Canale
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Ranked #62 of 3,228 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: M Street NW
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.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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219 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Authentic Neopolitan Pizza”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

I've eaten here a half dozen times and each time, my pizza has been authentic and tasty. The service is darn good as well. The restaurant is fairly small so make a reservation before you go - it helps so you don't have to wait.

  • Visited April 2014
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Joburg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Soggy base pizzas”
Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Was only in DC for a few days so visited Il Canale with high expectations - all four of us decided to have pizzas. They were a letdown - the ingredients were lumped in one place and not evenly spread out across the pizza. The thin bases were soggy and not cooked properly. The service and atmosphere is good but ultimately the food should be the main attraction.

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Seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Wonderful dinner”
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Made a reservation after reading about the pizza. We were welcomed at the door, the service was attentive on a busy night. The pizza and flat breads were really good. And the gelato was the perfect ending. If you are in the area, this is a great resturant for a family dinner.

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent Lunch”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Everything was good, starting from the greetings for the employee that sits you, to the waitresses recommendations and the people that brought us the food. Polite and nice people, good food and not expensive. The entree was good as well as the pizza and pasta. Surprised that no bread was served prior us ordering as other restaurants will do.
Overall it was a good choice!

  • Visited April 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Terrible Service”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

We ate here because it was convenient to our hotel. The service was awful. We finally got bread, but no butter or olive oil to dip it in - and no plates to put our bread on. Literally plain bread. Our server ignored us for the first 10 minutes, and then it went downhill from there. The food was adequate, but the chicken in the chicken parm was tough.

I would never consider eating here again.

Visited April 2014
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