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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
12:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:30
Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Bonney Lake, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I looked on line and it the menu appeared to be very broad and interesting. Ended up being disappointed in that we were looking for authentic Italian food.

Thank Steve98391
Weymouth, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to walk up to but they make up for it inside. Super charming classic Italian eatery with music, wine cellar, and fresh pepper and cheese. Is a little pricey but the food is totally worth it! Decent size portions so you could probably spilt an entree and salad and it would be plenty. Service could use a reminder... More 

Thank sjy8526
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Otello is a charming Italian restaurant on Connecticut Ave., a short walk from the Jefferson Hotel. . We were staying D.C. for a few days and looked for an Italian restaurant with good ratings. Otello didn't disappoint. Our pasta was outstanding and the service matched the food with friendly, attentive staff. Portions were very large; like eating at a friend's... More 

Thank gastravel
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117 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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.

Thank Sarah W
Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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238 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

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 

Thank audittflyer
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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

Thank Francois M
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
14 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.

Thank Peter C
new jersey
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153 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 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 

1 Thank luv2travel1229
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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 

1 Thank Hbrumley70
New York City, New York
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77 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
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?