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1329 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 1329, Washington DC, DC 20036-1846
+1 202-429-0209
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (23 reviews)
“bread” (17 reviews)
“cannoli” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
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1329 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 1329, Washington DC, DC 20036-1846
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the linguine with crab meat special and it was delicious. Great good and service, thank you! We will definitely be back.

Thank Tabitha T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I asked the concierge about a place and they recommended this location and then I read reviews and was so concerned that I called back the concierge and they assured me it was good. Well it was very good - beyond my expectations. We had...More

Thank Warren G
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Otello isn't very big or flashy in terms of presence, but the food is excellent. I was looking for a great Italian dinner on a Saturday night and found it there. I was seated immediately. The staff was attentive without being intrusive, and the food...More

Thank jawilson
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Due to incredibly cold weather, we decided to nix our reservations at another place and chose Otello as it was very close to our hotel in Dupont Circle. As far as food, it was good, but there are so many better options in DC. It...More

Thank Linus V
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We had dinner here tonight after seeing all the positive reviews, and I'm so glad we did. Lovely atmosphere, staff were really responsive and friendly, food came out quickly and was delicious! Would highly recommend! :)

Thank Celine B
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We had a pleasant evening at Otello with friends. The place was empty on a Wednesday night. The waiter was attentive and well informed about the menu. Wine prices are very reasonable so that we could have 2 bottles for the 4 of us. Salads...More

Thank X-NYr
Reviewed 10 August 2017

4 of us went there for a retirement dinner. Conversation was easy, unlike many DC noisy restaurants . The waiter was very attentive and the meal was excellent. Desserts were good also. I am sure other dinners will be held here.

1  Thank BillIBT
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Found this online and tried it while visiting DC. In a lively little neighborhood, lots of fun energy, yet quiet inside. Staff was attentive and friendly. Italian food was fantastic! Reminded us of restaurants in Boston's North End. A real treat.

Thank missquimmie
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

There's nothing like going out to have a wonderful meal and also being doted on! As soon as we sat down we were served fresh bread and ice water. My husband ordered and enjoyed a cold, Italian beer that was served almost immediately. Our waiter...More

1  Thank Ann B
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely restaurant, authentic Italian and beautiful food. We had our last meal of the holiday there and it was a beautiful way to finish. Very friendly staff.

Thank Rachel S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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