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Il Canale

4.6
4.6
3492 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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 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 much more. The attractive blue-lit, full bar specializes in select 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 delicious paninis made with our fresh bread baked instantly in our wood fire brick oven and four new pasta items. Our happy hour, from 3-6 pm Monday-Friday, features all drinks at 1/2 price! (Happy Hour restricted to bar area).
Coming down from M Street, il Canale is the 2nd restaurant on the left.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 337-4444

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Biglietto

  • Private party facilities

    Hold Your Next Party at Our Authentic Italian Restaurant. Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, il Canale can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Alessandro Farruggio: (855) 548-0887

  • Neighborhood

    Georgetown

  • Cross street

    M Street NW

  • Parking details

    Street Parking. Public garage parking directly across from il Canale on 31st Street NW.

  • Public transit

    Closest metro subway entrance is Foggy Bottom. Public buses run on M Street. <br />Cabs readily available on M Street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,492 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. n

    nikleg

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and our hostess was the best. We had a 7:00 reservation but needed to come in earlier. She took care of everything even during a busy night. We got a table at 6:30 and it made our night.
  2. CC

    CarolC

    Tampa

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pizza delicious. Salad fair
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing for gluten free Italian!
  4. p

    pghpress

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place to go for pizza and pasta.
  5. FP

    FabioP

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very courteous and friendly. Excellent service and very good Italian food.
  6. T

    Thomas

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in the DMV!!! I highly recommend any pasta dish.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Big menu, delicious food, and great service!
  8. AB

    AjayB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food quality is really good. We have been here 5 times and usually eat pizza, it is been delicious every time. It is a popular spot and my suggestion is either reserve online or be prepared to wait 15-30 minutes
  9. G

    Gizmo

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous place!
  10. DC

    DCJG

    Washington DC

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious pizza and pasta in a fun setting!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been coming for years. Great authentic Italian food.. service is always outstanding. Love Il Canale!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, food was outstanding, staff was super friendly and very attentive, a little noisy but fun atmosphere. Highly recommend!
  13. AJ

    ArneJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food Little too noisy Good atmosphere
  14. JR

    JudithR

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We arrived for our reservation, and were told that they would put our name on a list, and could expect to wait at least 30 minutes. Our reservation was for 5 people, but they only had square tables that seat 4, so we would have to squeeze around. So we left.
  15. K

    dvbKansas

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    While the food here is reliably good, in combination with the location and personable service you can’t go wrong. A solid value for fun casual Georgetown dining.
  16. CO

    ColleenO

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the authentic food and staff. I wish the interior style was warmer or more quaint but love the food here
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Service was amazing, very friendly staff but food was a miss. The square tables for 4 are a tight fit for 4 adults. Bruschetta bread was soggy, pizza crust was undercooked and ravioli had very little sauce. Quick service! We were in and out in an hour which was a plus since we were heading to a show at the Kennedy Center.
  18. S

    Seattlefoodie

    San Francisco

    115 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Mediocre food and slow service. Had to flag someone else than our server to get check. Salmon dry and needed sauce or lemon. Pasta ok.
  19. RW

    RoadWarriorFoodie

    Naples

    119 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Reviewed the menus of several Gtown Italian restaurants, and came to IlCanale for the branzino. Very tasty but could have used some broth for more flavor. Caesar salad was ho-hum. Ambiance not scored high because of noise; should have taken a table outside for the neighborhood atmosphere. Kaitlin was a very engaging(and very intelligent) server; and I appreciated her recommendation of a wine over my original choice. Would come back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Meh. The food was over priced for the quality. This is more hype that really good food.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My aunt and cousins were impress on how amazing the food is
  22. IL

    ILIYAS

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was so crowded. Delicious and reasonable priced, very good service. They don’t accept you to enter until you whole party is not presented.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    The hosts outside were disorganized and didn’t check us in for our reservations, we couldn’t hear each other due to noise.
  24. RD

    RDav

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Total satisfaction, enjoyed the view of the people passing by outside. Some dishes not available on the weekend, but that did not deter from our fabulous meal.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Food and service was AMAZING but we were sat right by a door that slammed every 5 minutes and it was unsettling. It made us leave early.
  26. PT

    PabloT

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All was perfect!!
  27. c

    chapo

    Washington DC

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat!!! Best Italian food, great staff, fun atmosphere!!
  28. ML

    MikeL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eight of us enjoyed a fabulous dinner for my birthday at Il Canale. The bruschetta with mozzarella is a must — along with their peerless margarita pizza. (And we can’t forget the lobster ravioli.) The food was incredible, but so was the service. Benedetto was a wonderful waiter who served us with grace and class. He even let me pretend that my attempts to speak broken Italian weren’t that bad. Il Canale is amazing. You won’t be sorry you ate here.
  29. s

    sconsetdesignstudio

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was extremely pleasant and accommodating. Siciliana pizza was very good. I look forward to my next visit. Very Italian ambiance.
  30. WB

    WilliamB

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always!!!! Great food and the service is top notch. Thank you Benedetto. We had all our favorites and tried new things. Always consistent and a must for anyone in Georgetown
  31. VP

    VeryPicky

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Loved the bar. Very good table service. We had made reservations and although 2 of the 4 of us arrived precisely on time, the lady on the super crowded hot sidewalk told us (eventually the tab was 300.00, pre-tip) we could not be seated until the other couple arrived. So she had us standing outside in the heat right next to sidewalk diners - very unpleasant for us and them. Sorry - not good. Obnoxious really.
  32. T

    Thomas

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Italian restaurant in the DMV. The service and food are remarkable. I highly recommend Il Canale
  33. HN

    HillNimo

    Philadelphia

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was superb and server was lovely and service was really good. Problem with silverware not being clean and had to send it back twice. We finally got clean forks and knives and thoroughly enjoyed the food. Pizza and cannelloni were great, as was the chocolate gelato!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food!
  35. HD

    HeatherD

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Not bad but nothing special. For the masses!
  36. J

    Joshua

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the staff was friendly and attentive.
  37. RW

    RobW

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service and consistency!
  38. BK

    BrianK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was our first time here. It lived up to its reputation. Great service, great food. Portions were just right.
  39. DK

    DanielK

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Consistently good food, moderate prices, unpretentious, lively, friendly service, great location. Excellent choice for a group.
  40. LH

    LaylaH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great restaurant to go to for a nice lunch! The food was delicious and the service was amazing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Il Canale using the Order Online button. Il Canale also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Il Canale also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 337-4444.

Il Canale is rated 4.6 stars by 3492 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Il Canale

1065 31st NW, Washington, DC 20007

Additional information

  • Cross street

    M Street NW

  • Neighborhood

    Georgetown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking. Public garage parking directly across from il Canale on 31st Street NW.

  • Public transit

    Closest metro subway entrance is Foggy Bottom. Public buses run on M Street. Cabs readily available on M Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Biglietto

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 337-4444

  • Private party facilities

    Hold Your Next Party at Our Authentic Italian Restaurant. Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, il Canale can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Alessandro Farruggio: (855) 548-0887

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