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Il Canale

1065 31st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-4408
+1 202-337-4444
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (382 reviews)
“cannoli” (32 reviews)
“gnocchi” (43 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1065 31st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-4408
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having lived in Italy for 3 years I longed for true Italian thin crust pizza. This place has it and it's so good!! A great atmosphere for couples or families. We are there on a Thursday so not too busy but I can imagine the...More

Thank Christina B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancé and I decided to go here because our uber driver recommended this restaurant. After looking at reviews we decided to give it a try. The pasta dishes were delicious. You could taste that it was homemade. We also got bruschetta which was delicious....More

Thank Heidi S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out to dinner with the folks on a Saturday night. Warm welcome and great attentive service. Place is pretty big and was completely packed. We had a reservation but they looked like they were accepting walk-ins too. White pizza with sausage and spinach, fried calamari...More

Thank William V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We we're greeted with enthusiasm and our server was very nice. The parma with bufala mozzarella was fantastic. The main of pasta pomodoro was good. The grilled branzino was a nice piece of fish but seemed to missing something. It needed a little more flavour....More

Thank Airsucker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can assure you that you won't regret going to this place. I am an Italian man born and bread in Italy and I just moved to DC recently. I've been experimenting a bit with different restaurants and whenever I go to "il Canale" I...More

Thank AZ A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The beer was cold! The salads were fresh and cold too! And the pizza was hot!! Just a little bit of char around the edges...perfect. There were also three pasta dishes at our table. They were quite satisfying to those who enjoyed them. Sat inside....More

Thank Blessed17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food and service in Il Canale! Ask for Sami as your waiter. He is friendly and attentive to your needs.

1  Thank Travelingpat2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are in town for a business that he is on. Him and I and a friend went il Canale last night to eat. The pizza is the real deal. It has blisters on the crust. Yum! Our friend ordered the lasagna...More

1  Thank Pam S
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Three of us went here for dinner and ordered three entrees. All three were huge and all three were tasty. The calzone was especially good and so was the seafood spaghetti. The service was friendly and prompt. Not inexpensive but nothing in DC is.

1  Thank Kent F F
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Terrible experience. Pizzas were laden with low quality, greasy cheese. It was so bad we each ate one piece of our pizzas and when the manager offered to remake mine I refused--couldn't stomach another bit of it. We had years ago had lovely dinners so...More

1  Thank CapitolTraveller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
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. GlutenFree options are available
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