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Il Canale

1065 31st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-4408
+1 202-337-4444
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (380 reviews)
“cannoli” (32 reviews)
“gnocchi” (43 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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1065 31st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-4408
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Reviewed 2 days 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

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Kent F F
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank CapitolTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Georgetown make time for this place. The spaghetti vongole is first class and the pizzas were very tasty. Not cheap but worth it. Tables on the roof terrace are lovely.

Thank Kay W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't get me wrong, it was good, but not great. There were tons of people waiting so the crowds and the reviews made me think this place must be da bomb. Well, it's not. It is good and if you come here just know know...More

Thank Allison O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok place for lunch - they had a lady handing out pizza samples to passerby's. Pizza margherita was good but Gnocchi was overdone. Service was fast and it felt good to get out from the heat into an air conditioned environment.

Thank mcsc-squared
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came in a larger group and the waiter certainly worked his butt off taken care of such a large group. We ordered many appetizers-calimari, bruschetta, cheeses, meatballs all very very tasty. Wine selection was good. The waiter recommended a very delicious pasta dish with...More

Thank Keith K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good italian food at good price, with a nice street terrace. They also offer great wines and not too expensive. we haven't been there, but the bar inside looks great! Next time...

Thank dtrepanier
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was a group of 14 of us (bachelorette party) that came in for a dinner. The manager and the wait staff were prepared and extremely friendly and accommodating. I'm sure we got loud a few times as most big groups do. They did a...More

Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have choose this place because of the reviews, but I think they did a bit over exaggerated. It wasn't bad but it wasn't anything great either. The pizza was average the service was good. Go there if you want, but I am sure you...More

Thank Critical-Duck
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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