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Dupont Italian Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Dupont Circle
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1637 17th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036 (17th & R)
+1 202-328-3222
10:30 - 23:00
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Sun 10:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:30 - 01:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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134 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate outside with Luis as our server. He was friendly ,helpful, patient and funny. We had just arrived in DC and Luis kept us well watered and well informed as to what he thought we might like. He was very open and somehow treated us as family. Most attentive ,warm, and entertaining. all of this helped make our fist... More 

Thank saba1946
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We were in DC for Spring Break and tried this place for dinner. It's quaint and was busy on a Wed night. The food was tasty, the portions were big and service was good. We also thought they had reasonable prices. We were able to grab a cab right outside when we were done. Highly recommend.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Very close to the B & B I stayed in ( Akwaaba D.C.). I enjoyed a Pesto dish, and soup. Everything was fresh, served hot and in hearty portions.

Thank Michelle M
bethesda, md.
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747 reviews
558 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Met a colleague here for a quick early evening bite. The place isn't fancy but is an obvious hot spot for locals and neighborhoodies. Really good Flatbread pizzas and good salad and reasonable prices. Service is loose and Uninspired but friendly. This place is a good basic local Italian fare hangout.

Thank barymad
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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713 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

DuPont Italian Kitchen is an established restaurant on 17th Street area and quite popular among locals. It is located at the corner of R Street and 17th Street. I had been to the place many time in the past and decided to try again with a friend. The food is still delicious (no fancy decoration) with reasonable price and with... More 

Thank Prawet J
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I had found this the DuPont Italian Kitchen while searching for a romantic eatery that was affordable while on my anniversary trip. I was extremely pleased by the atmosphere of the restaurant. It was very cozy, lighting was great, and it was pretty busy for a Wednesday night. The menu had your typical Italian dishes. I had the Shrimp Linguini... More 

Thank Alfredo R
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Typically I'm good with basic comfort food Italian but this trip missed the mark. Lasagne was bland and uninspired. Nothing I'll come back for and pay extra for.

Thank Jonathan D
Morristown, Tennessee
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Had pizza delivery and some but not the greatest. If you like large chunked uncooked veggies in your pizza then this may be for you. The wings are extremely breaded, but the blue cheese was very yummy.

Thank Melissa_615
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We went to the Dupont Italian Kitchen for dinner based on TripAdvisor 's reviews and we're quite happy with it. Ambience is not there but good food , good prices and excellent service were. We shared a huge salad and each got a Flatbread white pizza with a mountain of arugula on it that was on the special. We could... More 

Thank Linda S
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

When we first arrived we were seated next to a very noisy group, I asked the host was the upstairs open, he said no but with out a blink said I see a table just opened up over there, and he moved us. The food was wonderful and I definitely would go back

Thank Russo P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$8
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1637 17th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
    (17th & R)
  • Public Transportation: Dupont Metro
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-328-3222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?