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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
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Towson, Maryland
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603 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recently found out with WDC friends. Ours was a merry band of a dozen friends of which only 2 or 3 were connoisseurs of the local. It has really Neapolitan "verace" and the environment set up expertly to Italian gives it the vitality that invites patrons to cheer and eat with pleasure. In fact there is a clamor rarely... More 

Thank raoulhood
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made reservations here for a Saturday night and a group of 7. We were seated on time and served promptly. The appetizers were very good and everyone in our party was also pleased with the entrees, which ranged from well portioned individual pizzas to pasta pomodoro to risotto. We unfortunately did not get to try the good looking deserts... More 

Thank MichiganMan90
Istanbul, Turkey
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good Italian food. Nothing special. Lazania was recommended. I ate it. It was OK. Deserts were good. Service was OK.

Thank lmgunay
Potomac, Maryland
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291 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time here, even though had only heard good things about. Beautiful day in Georgetown and wanted to stay for lunch. Down a side street, but not far off M. The crust was delicious. Sauce and toppings were very good. We will return.

Thank RonFG
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pizza here is incredibly delicious. The service and atmosphere are great. The only reason I didn't give this five stars is that it's a little pricey overall and their drinks are overpriced. But a pizza easily feeds two hungry people, and you could order an appetizer in addition if you're both really hungry and probably be fine. We tried... More 

Thank emmerlyapril
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing Italian food, right off of M Street in Georgetown. Excellent service and wine menu. Great atmosphere in a modern setting.

Thank No_reservations_guy
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Halloween night might not be the best night to visit. Busy, crowded and lots of kids. Food was nice, we had the Lasagne and Pizza. Ask for a table near the windows, not very cozy at the back.

Thank Livontop
New York City, New York
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169 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Came to this Georgetown lunch spot for reunion with friends, close to the Georgetown canal path. Although cautious about eating Pizza outside of NYC, I made the leap. Not as good as my hometown (it rarely is) but good enough. Husband enjoyed the simple spaghetti with a very nice marinara that I used to jazz up the pizza. Lovely Fall... More 

Thank AlanR27
London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Really good pizza and salads, nice patio seating outside with heaters, One pizza to share and side salad and couple of drinks $29 inc tax which is pretty good! Lovely place for lunch

Thank carmentom2014
Kissimmee, Florida
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We were tired, hot and thirsty. Stopped in to get a late lunch at 2pm on Sunday... like everyone else! But we were seated immediately and our beers came quickly. We decided to split the artichoke / mushroom/ onion pizza. Wow! My husband and I were fighting over the last piece... and we were both full. The pizzas run $13-$18,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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
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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