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Il Canale

4.7
4.7
3343 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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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

Popular dishes

Menu

Antipasti (Caldi)

  • Arancini Siciliani

    Fried rice croquette filled with beef ragu, peas and mozzarella

    • 3pcs$8.00
  • Polpette al Sugo

    Housemade meatballs

    • 2pcs$6.00
  • Impepata di Cozze$11.00

    Steamed Blue mussels with extra virgin olive oil, parsley, and crushed black pepper

    • Mozzarella in Carrozza

      Deep-fried breaded fresh Buffalo mozzarella

      • 3pcs$10.00
    • Melanzane alla Parmigiana$10.00

      Layers of eggplant, imported Buffalo mozzarella, tomato sauce, Parmesan, basil

      Antipasti (Freddi)

      • Prosciutto e Mozzarella di Bufala$12.00

        Prosciutto di Parma*, imported Buffalo mozzarella, touch of olive oil and arugula

        • Bruschetta$7.00

          Fresh diced tomatoes seasoned with basil, garlic, olive oil on homemade organic bread

          • Bresaola$10.00

            Air-dried cured beef, Grana Padano shavings, Arugula, touch of olive oil

            • Prosciutto e Melone$10.00

              Prosciutto di Parma*, fresh sliced Melon, garnished with Arugula

              Mini Panini

              $13; Organic bread with side house salad and french fries

              • Classico

                imported Buffalo mozzarella, Prosciutto di Parma*, arugula, and sliced tomatoes

                • Pollo

                  Grilled chicken breast served with romaine and sliced tomatoes

                  • Imbottito

                    Meatballs panini with mozzarella and eggplant

                    Featured Items

                    • Focaccia$5.00

                      Our organic housemade dough pressed flat and baked with extra virgin olive oil, oregano and parmesan

                      • Soup of the Day$8.00

                        Pizza Napoletana

                        Our Pizza is made with Organic "00" flour. Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana. Ask for Gluten Free Options (If you are Celiac, cross contaminations may occur. Il Canale is unable to guarantee that any item can be completely free of allergens and will not be held responsible for such instances)

                        • Margherita$12.00

                          Tomato sauce, imported Buffalo mozzarella, Parmesan, olive oil, basil

                          • Diavola$15.00

                            Tomato sauce, imported Buffalo mozzarella, spicy salami*, Parmesan, olive oil, basil

                            • Meat Lover$16.00

                              Tomato sauce, imported Buffalo mozzarella, pepperoni*, sausage*, ham*, sweet salami*, Parmesan, olive oil, basil

                              • Quattro Formaggi$14.00

                                Imported Buffalo mozzarella, Grana Padano, blue cheese, Parmesan, olive oil, basil

                                • Georgetown$15.00

                                  Imported Buffalo mozzarella, spinach, sausage*, Parmesan, olive oil, basil

                                  • Vegetariana Rossa$15.00

                                    Tomato sauce, imported Buffalo mozzarella, roasted bell peppers, zucchini, eggplant, Parmesan, olive oil, basil

                                    • Calzone$14.00

                                      Stuffed with imported Buffalo mozzarella, ham* ricotta, basil, served with a side of marinara sauce

                                      Insalate

                                      Add: Chicken / Salmon / Shirmp $5

                                      • House Salad$10.00

                                        Romaine, arugula, tomatoes, carrots, housemade lemon dressing

                                        • Half$6.00
                                      • Tunnarella Salad$12.00

                                        Baby arugula, with albacore tuna, plum tomato, Kalamata olives and housemade lemon dressing

                                        • Ciliegina$12.00

                                          Arugula, imported Buffalo mozzarella, grape tomatoes, carrots, mixed Cerignola olives, slice of grilled zucchini housemade honey mustard dressing

                                          • Caesar**$12.00

                                            Romaine, croutons, Grana Padano, housemade dressing

                                            • Half$7.00
                                          • Caprese$11.00

                                            Imported Buffalo mozzarella, plum tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, oregano, basil

                                            Secondi

                                            Half house salad $6

                                            • Tagliata di Manzo** (Served Medium)$16.00

                                              Griled and sliced 10oz flat iron steak, baby arugula, grana padano shaving, sundried tomato with glaze of balsamic reduction and honey mustard dressing

                                              • Rolle' di Pollo$14.00

                                                Baked chicken breast filled with mushroom and parmesan cheese, topped with creamy mushroom sauce, served with potatoes tortino and caponata

                                                • Branzino al Cartoccio$16.00

                                                  Boneless Mediterranean sea bass filet baked in parchment paper garnished with bell peppers, tomatoes, olives, and potato

                                                  • Salmone alla Siciliana**$16.00

                                                    Grilled filet of salmon served with potatoes tortino and caponata

                                                    Paste

                                                    Ask for Gluten Free Options (If you are Celiac, cross contaminations may occur. Il Canale is unable to guarantee that any item can be completely free of allergens and will not be held responsible for such instances)

                                                    • Scialatielli allo Scoglio$17.00

                                                      Fresh artisan pasta tossed with mussels, shrimp, clams, cherry tomato sauce, white wine, garlic, crushed red peppers

                                                      • Gnocchi$14.00

                                                        Housemade organic flour and ricotta dumplings, tossed with cherry tomato sauce and imported Buffalo mozzarella

                                                        • Spaghetti (Organic) / Pomodoro or Pesto$13.00

                                                          • With Polpette 2pc.$15.00
                                                        • Lasagna$14.00

                                                          Layers of fresh pasta, parmesan, mozzarella, bechamel and meat sauce

                                                          • Ravioli ai Porcini e Tartufo$18.00

                                                            Fresh home made ravioli filled with Porcini mushrooms and white Alba Truffle served in a Butter and Parmesan cheese sauce

                                                            • Cannelloni$14.00

                                                              Artisan large tube pasta filled with ricotta, spinach in tomato sauce, and buffalo mozzarella

                                                              Dessert Menú

                                                                Dolci

                                                                • Torta Siciliana di Ricotta$7.00

                                                                  Italian sponge cake with authentic Sicilian ricotta cream, chocolate chips, topped with pistachio, almonds, and candied oranges

                                                                  • Tiramisu$6.00

                                                                    Ladyfingers dipped in coffee, served with mascarpone cream

                                                                    • 2 Mini Cannoli di Ricotta alla Siciliana$5.00

                                                                      Authentic Sicilian cannoli (served with pistachio crumbs)

                                                                      • Torta di Latte (Tres Leche)$6.00

                                                                        Italian sponge cake soaked in three kinds of milks topped with whipped cream

                                                                        • Torta Caprese$6.00

                                                                          Chocolate almond cake and vanilla gelato

                                                                          • Gelati/Sorbetto$5.00

                                                                            Choice of flavor: hazelnut, chocolate, vanilla gelato, or lemon sorbetto

                                                                            • Affogato Al Caffe'$6.00

                                                                              Your choice of gelato with a shot of hot espresso

                                                                              Bar

                                                                              • Espresso$4.00

                                                                                • Decaf$4.50
                                                                              • Espresso / Decaf Corretto with Grappa / Baileys$6.00

                                                                                • Cappuccino$5.00

                                                                                  we use 2% milk

                                                                                  • Decaf$5.50
                                                                                • Doppio Espresso$5.00

                                                                                  • Decaf$5.50
                                                                                • Hot Tea / Chamomile$4.00

                                                                                  • Macchiato$4.00

                                                                                    we use 2% milk

                                                                                    • Decaf$4.50
                                                                                  • Americano$4.00

                                                                                    we use 2% milk

                                                                                    • Decaf$4.50
                                                                                  • Latte$4.00

                                                                                    we use 2% milk

                                                                                    • Decaf$4.50

                                                                                  Last updated: February 2, 2022

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                                                                                  4.7
                                                                                  4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                                                  • 4.7Food
                                                                                  • 4.6Service
                                                                                  • 4.4Ambience
                                                                                  • 4.4Value

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                                                                                    HoyaSaxa

                                                                                    Las Vegas

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                    overall2food3service2ambience2

                                                                                    I rarely write reviews but felt compelled to do so after my recent visit for dinner at Il Canale. I've eaten there many times over the years. I made a reservation on Open Table. Upon arrival, the waiting area was crowded. I went to the hostess who immediately dismissed me and told me to wait in the corner, despite me telling her I had a reservation. I had to get her attention again a few minutes later at which point she found my reservation in her computer and proceeded to place my name at the end of a lengthy handwritten list of walk-ins. I waited 30 minutes past my reservation time for seating, during which every single person (no exaggeration) in the waiting area, including many who arrived after me, were seated. The only reason I got a spot after 30 minutes is due to the fact that another same-sized party didn't show up when called. Upon being seated, it took another 10 minutes for a server to approach and another 10 minutes for a bottle of Pellegrino we ordered to be brought to the table. Someone from the kitchen came out with a big platter of food and had no idea which table the plates belonged to. I'm pretty sure my wife was given somebody else's pizza by mistake. The whole experience was disappointing. Frankly, I think they're doing Open Table dirty...to paraphrase Seinfeld "You're very good at taking the reservation but making good on the reservation...not so much."

                                                                                  2. RL

                                                                                    RobL

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                    The service was really fast and good. The food was amazing and definitely worth the price.

                                                                                  3. NB

                                                                                    NicholasB

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                    Love the food. Pizza is delicious. Highly recommend this spot.

                                                                                  4. b

                                                                                    bobp

                                                                                    New England

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                    overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                                    It was good but in my opinion lacks on choices. Pizza looks awesome and most were eating that but I didn’t notice until after we had ordered.

                                                                                  5. AV

                                                                                    ArlingtonVAresident

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    22 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    22 reviews

                                                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                    Noise levels made it very difficult to hear stable conversation. Seemed short staffed with two waiters handling ALL tables on second level. Maybe didn’t plan for graduation weekend dining. Food was excellent though.

                                                                                  6. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Great food and atmosphere

                                                                                  7. JJ

                                                                                    JohnJ

                                                                                    Raleigh

                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                    Amazing food ! Great service !

                                                                                  8. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Pittsburgh

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                    Came here for my graduation dinner! I wish they did something special to commemorate the occasion but it was still a great dinner. It is quite loud inside but this is my favorite restaurant for the food. It is preferable to go when it is quieter

                                                                                  9. AW

                                                                                    AmandaW

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    We had calamari, house salad, the D’aviola pizza and cannoli. All delicious, plus yummy cocktails. Great service. We were very pleased

                                                                                  10. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Yorkshire

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                    overall4food3service2ambience3

                                                                                    Ok but service was lack lustre with wine arriving after main course finished. Lack lustre and should have been great !

                                                                                  11. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    My brother’s Birthday!

                                                                                  12. DS

                                                                                    DavidS

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                                    Great food. Very busy and service was helpful but slow. Seems to be the theme in restaurants today...

                                                                                  13. ML

                                                                                    MarcelL

                                                                                    Atlanta

                                                                                    30 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    30 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Fabulous staff! We were celebrating a birthday and the staff made it a very special evening. Great food snd ambiance.

                                                                                  14. l

                                                                                    luv2dine

                                                                                    Baltimore

                                                                                    49 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    49 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                    Great friendly service, shared appetizers, calamari, roasted vegetables and gnocchi. Salads , fish , lamb chops, pizza for meals. Food was good , fish could be a larger portion, everyone enjoyed, would go back. Server was kind and attentive. Tiramisu was fabulous.

                                                                                  15. VG

                                                                                    VincentG

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                    This is our favorite restaurant, simply because no one in the area makes pizza this good.

                                                                                  16. TL

                                                                                    ToniL

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Graduation

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                                                                                    Tadtober

                                                                                    Orange County

                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                                    The pizza was very good, everything else was just okay. The service was good when they came around, the host was less than friendly

                                                                                  18. M

                                                                                    Mimi

                                                                                    Hawaii

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food5service2ambience4

                                                                                    The food was fantastic, but our waiter was indifferent. Another waiter took over and ensured we were taken care of while our waiter was mia.

                                                                                  19. CO

                                                                                    ChrissieO

                                                                                    Baltimore

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Delicious authentic Italian food! Ricotta gnocchi with bolognese were pillowy and the pistachio pizza was crispy and chewy.

                                                                                  20. M

                                                                                    Megan

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                    Grabbed an early dinner before Kennedy center. Getting seated (even with reservation) is a bit of process with lines to check in and get seated down the block. Food came out so quickly we did not even have drinks. Food was good - just needed a a little tweak. Strong scent of cleaning in upstairs dining room.

                                                                                  21. AR

                                                                                    AndreaR

                                                                                    Denver

                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                                    Good was outstanding. Server forgot our drink order. Table was a bit cramped for a party of four. Otherwise wonderful. Will definitely come again.

                                                                                  22. FS

                                                                                    FelipeS

                                                                                    New Orleans

                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Amazing service, excelent food taste and extremely fast. A group of 17 had dinner in less than 75 minutes

                                                                                  23. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                    Service could have been better

                                                                                  24. KS

                                                                                    KatyaS

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                    overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                                                    While the pizza was good, pasta dishes left much to be desired.

                                                                                  25. AV

                                                                                    AlvaroV

                                                                                    Mexico City

                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                    overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                    Food was good. Service needs to improve particularly if you get one of the tables outside

                                                                                  26. AC

                                                                                    AlexandraC

                                                                                    San Diego

                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                    overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                                    The food just wasn’t great .

                                                                                  27. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Dallas

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    We decided to go to II Canale last night as a must-do dinner while my daughter and I were visiting Georgetown. We happened to be there on the night they were filming the finale of Little Big Italy (Italian TV show). It was so fun to watch the filming and the food was great! I had lasagna and my daughter had a margarita pizza. Both were exceptional. So much fun for a great dinner and a show!! Thanks Il Canale!

                                                                                  28. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                    overall3food5service4ambience5

                                                                                    Very slow seating/host service, but once you sit down servers are attentive and accurate. Great food, the upstairs has great natural light and ambiance. Would come back

                                                                                  29. JS

                                                                                    JenniferS

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                    We had the most delicious meal at il Canale! The pizzas were unbelievable, the pasta was perfect, and the seafood was fresh. They have an extensive one menu with lots of affordable options as well as bottles you could splurge for on a special occasion. The location is right off of a canal in Georgetown so a lovely place for a stroll after your delicious meal. My husband loved his pizza so much (the Sicilian) that he got an extra one to take home! It was genuinely that good. We will definitely be returning!

                                                                                  30. AS

                                                                                    AngelaS

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Mother’s Day dinner with my daughter. The place was clean. Staff friendly. Waiter was Italian and had an Italian accent and offered great recommendations. He was super! The calamari and zucchini fried was tasty. The special handmade pasta noodles in vodka sauce with shrimp and zucchini was TASTY! The eggplant pizza was a dream! The cannoli is to die for! The chocolate almond cake was yummy too! I highly recommend this restaurant

                                                                                  31. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Very authentic, was able to practice my Italian with the waiter too! Everyone was pleasant and the food tasted just like back in Italy!!

                                                                                  32. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    29 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                    29 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                    overall3food5service4ambience1

                                                                                    Food always solid, the seating upstairs is horrid. Bright as a tanning bed and noisy as an all you can eat dinning hall. Eat downstairs or carry out.

                                                                                  33. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Las Vegas

                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                    All of our food was delicious!

                                                                                  34. G

                                                                                    Gourmand

                                                                                    Jackson Hole

                                                                                    74 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    74 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                    Wonderful meal started with Jennifer sharing menu descriptions. IL Canale salad with chicken was a perfect light dinner. The fruity dressing complimented the apricots, goat cheese, sugared walnuts and chicken with greens. The Scoglio has very generous portions of shrimp, mussels, clams a d more over the pasta with tomato based sauce. Ask for a spoon to enjoy all the sauce. We used a shell for the spoon:) Torta Caprese was a nice almond chocolate cake with vanilla gellotti. The Gls Falangina wine is good choice with the Scoglio. Enjoy a very good meal and if possible request Jennifer's service. Delightful

                                                                                  35. JH

                                                                                    JonathanH

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    24 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    24 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    As always, excellent food and outstanding service from Gianni last night. Best Italian restaurant in DC. I would strongly recommend Il Canale to locals and out of town visitors. Molto delicioso! Grazie

                                                                                  36. D

                                                                                    Diet2eat

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    28 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    28 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Delicious pizza.

                                                                                  37. Z

                                                                                    Ziggy

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    14 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                    Great authentic Italian food, excellent service, but too crowded (long-wait annoying check in even with reservation) and noisy (people screaming everywhere)

                                                                                  38. FW

                                                                                    FrankW

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                    One of the best pizzas I've ever had anywhere, and fabulous service!

                                                                                  39. A

                                                                                    Agsjksmw

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Delicious as always! Thanks for allowing reservations.

                                                                                  40. C

                                                                                    Chris

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    42 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    42 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                    Usually the pizza is fabulous, though I caution against the marinara one, which I tried for the first time. It arrived with a huge glob of not very good sauce, added after the crust was baked, whole garlic cloves, and very few of the onions I had ordered. Very unappetizing. I ate less than half. I’ve ordered marinara in Italy, where a little sauce is cooked on the crust, in the oven, The garlic is in thin slivers, and the onion is baked on the small amount of sauce. Il Canale should do that.

                                                                                  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 4.7 stars by 3343 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                                                  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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