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Ristorante Piccolo

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1068 31st Street NW, Historic Georgetown, Washington DC, DC 20007 (M Street)
+1 202-342-7414
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Wichita, Kansas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Express lunch is excellent and quick. Had the penna alla panna and Caesar salad. Fresh pasta and salad. Good choices for children menu that does not include typical kids meals when you want something healthy. Tiramisu is out of this world and made in the house. This is a must stop for great Italian lunch!!

Thank jlstultz341
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although it looks small from the outside, the restaurant is fairly large and has several floors. The menu is typical Italian, the food was fine and we found the prices to be relatively inexpensive.

Thank Martin L
Amberg, Germany
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

My wife and I were directed to this place after some last minute shopping during our tour of Georgetown. Despite being severely underdressed, we were welcomed in and given a very nice table by a window. The interior is lovely and simple. The menu offers many traditional offerings which, based upon our picks, are done to perfection. Even living in... More 

Thank dmcochrane
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We made reservations on open table. Very good meal, but portion sizes were small. Not for the hearty eater.

Thank Mary Beth B
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Very good pasta. We had a reservation for 9 people and were going to be late but I called and they had no problem extending our reservation. We had four hungry kids and they devoured everything. Would have been more adventurous if we had more time and less children with us. Service was very courteous and patient with spills, etc.... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Walking the streets of Georgetown with my wife, this charming piccolo restaurant caught our eye. Great kitchen, excellent Chianti and putstanding service made for a great lunch. We were delighted and I'll come back next time I'm in DC. This is the type of place you'd love somebody told you about when planning your trip. Highly recommended!

Thank alvidb
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

On the whole, this is a good local choice. Italian inspired food that is fresh and delicious. Wine menu is overpriced. Otherwise, this place is worth a visit.

Thank Bob W
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Had a great lunch there on a beautiful sunny day and got to sit out on the balcony. The man who served me was (I think) the manager, he wasn't in uniform, but in a nice suit. Great service, wonderful food and drink, lovely balcony. I ordered the chicken marsala, but I think I accidently got the veal marsala instead.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We came here with family friends who were also visiting DC. The food was solid, good flavors, right temperature and attentive/friendly staff. We ordered some of the specials: Pollo Paillard and Sicilian Spaghetti as well as other items off the regular menu. Only complaint was that it took a little while to get our food, but other than that I... More 

Thank Dan B
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I took my family to this wonderful warm and accommodating restaurant and was so impressed by their service and quality. My daughter asked for one of their pasta dishes to be made with a sauce that wasn't featured on the menu and they made it perfectly and with a smile. Great ambience, service and food. Check out their fantastic house... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$22
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1068 31st Street NW, Historic Georgetown, Washington DC, DC 20007
    (M Street)
  • Public Transportation: Arriving every ten minutes, from 7 a.m. to midnight everyday, the red, black, and yellow-striped Circulator bus. Get to and from Georgetown via M Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. $1. Blue Georgetown Metro Connector bus picks up from Dupont Cir & Rosslyn Metro to M Street in Georgetown. We are near the corner of 31st and M Streets.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-342-7414
Ristorante Piccolo in Washington, D.C. Is an award winning romantic Italian restaurant popular for first dates & marriage proposals.

Ristorante Piccolo offers lively, fresh and season rustic Italian fare, with hand rolled pastas, exquisite meats, fresh fish and seafood dishes, daily specials and enticing desserts.

Not to be missed is our 2008 Taste of Georgetown winning entree of hand-rolled porcini stuffed agnolotti in a fresh sage and butter sauce, or our Nodino di Vitello all' Piccolo-a 14oz veal chop marinated for 48 hours in our special sauce and pan-seared to order, served on a bed of saffron risotto with seasonal vegetables.

We offer both private and semi-private dining space, as well as full restaurant buyouts perfect for any special occasion. Sign up today for our email list to receive news about special events, offers and to find out how to receive a complimentary glass of house wine.

For one of the best seats in historic Georgetown and a warm-hearted atmosphere and cuisine that matches the spirit of Italy, visit us for lunch or dinner today.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?