Dupont Italian Kitchen
Dupont Italian Kitchen
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Dupont Italian Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://dupontitaliankitchen.com/
  • Phone: 2023283222x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:45am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Global, International
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Please contact us for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Let Dupont Italian Kitchen make your next special event one to remember. With a private dining space located on our second floor, you and your guests can enjoy our fresh homemade Italian dishes while relaxing in our warm, comfortable atmosphere.
  • Private Party Contact: Tony 2023283222
  • Entertainment: Karaoke
    Tuesday 9:00 PM- 1:30 AM
    Friday & Saturday 10:30 PM -2:30 AM

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 17th & R
  • Public Transit: Dupont Italian Kitchen is conveniently located in the heart of Dupont Circle on the corner of 17th & R Streets NW. Located 5 minutes from the Dupont Circle Metro station on the Red line.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking only.
A word from Dupont Italian Kitchen
In the mood for some fresh homemade Italian food? Dupont Italian Kitchen has been serving up fresh homemade Italian dishes since 1986. We offer great food, unbeatable prices, and we’re conveniently located in the heart of Dupont Circle. Stop by and visit us.
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Dupont Italian Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Great Italian
    givlcae
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Good place in Dupont for reasonably priced, tasty Italian dishes. The food is great, service is solid, and the ambiance is wonderful. We sat upstairs, where I had never been before, and it has a great, cozy selection of tables by windows there. All in all, great place for special or everyday occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice Valentine's Day dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was a nice Italian restaurant. I enjoyed my eggplant parmesan, and my boyfriend enjoyed his seafood linguine. It was affordable, our server was great, and the table settings were pretty. It was fairly quiet and low-key. There was nothing very unique or trendy about the menu--just tasty classics.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Friday Night Family Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    This was a great choice for a last minute family dinner with menu items everyone would enjoy and also affordable. All of our dishes were amazing, our waiter was very attentive and quick. We were offered a table in the upstairs dining area since the downstairs was full; which turned out to be fine as other diners with children and larger parties were quickly seated there as well. My only suggestion would be when using the upstairs dining room in the winter months, that they check that the windows are tightly shut or insolated since most of the tables are adjacent to a window and there was a very cold draft coming through the windows. Almost all diners checked to see if the window was completely closed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My neighborhood favorite.
    mpkdc
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Dupont Italian Kitchen is relaxed and fun and always delivers excellent service. One of my neighborhood favorites.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was very good for the price.
    Ruby
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    THE CHICKEN PARM was very good. ONION SOUP COUL HAVE HAD A LITTLE MORE CHEESE ON IT FOR MY TASTE.SERVICE WAS GOOD ATE EARLY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great price no wait
    Touchemyfriend
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    My first visit here and I was very pleased. We were seated immediately. For DC the prices were spectacular in my opinion. Everything ordered was more than delicious!!! I will most definitely visit again when in town.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • European-style casual dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    Really enjoyed this restaurant. Ate there whilst on vacation. Was pleased by its pricing, which was very reasonable. Service was efficient and friendly. Seafood pasta was loaded with pasta and a delicious marinara sauce. Loved eating outdoors. Enjoyed a European experience without splurging on airfare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good. Friendly staff,
    JaywestVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Always good. Friendly staff, attentive service and great selection. Food is always good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Italian restaurant
    ReviewerVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Lovely Italian restaurant with comfortable view of Dupont Circle; nice place to leisurely have brunch. I have eggplant parmigiana with all the trimmings. My friends had the brunch menu. We were all very happy with our meals, the service and the drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A staple in the neighborhood.
    JaywestVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    A staple in the neighborhood. Reliable, dependable and never a dissapointment. Great place for friends to meet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot to watch the street
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    Great spot to watch the street characters flow by!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a 6:30 reservation
    sea2sky
    Dined on 5/28/2013
    We had a 6:30 reservation and were seated immediately. It was a Tuesday and the restaurant wasn't very full when we arrived. Our waitress was attentive but not overly so. Our appetizer came out shortly before the main courses but other than that, the wait time to be served was fine. Everyone enjoyed their meals including the cheesecake for dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very loud. Had a reservation
    greatmealVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Very loud. Had a reservation for 8pm, got there on time but didn't sit until 8:20pm. Host was rude and made us stand outside to wait (had a child adn a senior citizen). Food was mediocre, at best.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The staff is always so friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    The staff is always so friendly and welcoming, our server was Fernando "He Rocked" never had to ask for anything! Keep up the vibe DuPont, you will always be one of my favs.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A staple in the neighborhood,
    JaywestVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    A staple in the neighborhood, the Kitchen has been a favorite of locals and tourists alike for years. The food is always good and plentiful and the service top notch. Pricing is excellent and all are friendly and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had dinner there on a Tuesday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/23/2013
    We had dinner there on a Tuesday evening. We were seated promptly but it took awhile before the waitress came to our table. She seemed very shy. Our dinner was good basic Italian fare but the service was not good, especially since the restaurant wasn't crowded. The waitress brought our bill without ever asking us if we wanted coffee or dessert. I'm not sure if they even have desserts. Good restaurant if you live in the neighborhood, prices are reasonable, but as a tourist I was looking for a better experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very pleasant neighborhood
    Yevrah
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    Very pleasant neighborhood eating place. Nice outdoor set up for casual dinning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My sister and I came for an
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    My sister and I came for an early dinner and had dinner outside since it was warm. The waiter and hosts were really friendly and nice and checked on the ingredients of the food when I told them about my food allergies. Plus the food was delicious. We saw lots of pairs there but also some groups. This is a good outdoor dining spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great neighborhood find! Will
    MSalz
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Great neighborhood find! Will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice neighborhoody Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Nice neighborhoody Italian restaurant. Pastas are large and well cooked (al dente). Good ambience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love this restaurant and
    AlysonVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    We love this restaurant and have been the past two years but the menu is much smaller now
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    JaywestVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    Great neighborhood staple. Food is always good, pricing is excellent and service friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were recommended to visit
    intrepidTravelerVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    We were recommended to visit Dupont Italian Kitchen by the owner of William Lewis B&B down the street. The menu is very well priced. We were told to ask for the waiter, Moe, who took very good care of us. He did not balk at our request to split the caesar salad and an entree, and even comped dessert. There were empty tables at 6:30 on Friday night but by 7:00, the place was jumping. Good food and reasonable prices!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went here for dinner and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    We went here for dinner and it was definitely a good find! The food was good and the staff was really kind! definitely would go back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time here. The food
    claudmon
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    First time here. The food was authentic Italian which can be hard to find in DC. The waiters reminded me of NYC waiters. Didn't smile much but efficient. Would definitely go back for the food and I liked the restaurant atmosphere and decor.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Down home Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    We were a group of 8 adults. The menu is not extensive but reflects Italian "comfort food". There are no choices for vegans. The wine list was also not extensive, but was adequate. Service was excellent and the atmosphere was very cozy and laid back. We will all return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A staple in the neighborhood.
    JaywestVIP
    Dined on 12/26/2012
    A staple in the neighborhood. Good food, friendly service and great value.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We wanted pizza and it was
    Alex
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    We wanted pizza and it was delicious. Perfect spot in Dupont for family and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DIK never disappoints providing
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2012
    DIK never disappoints providing great comfort food and fine service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Met here for biz dinner near
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/2/2012
    Met here for biz dinner near my hotel. Friendly atmosphere and large portions at reasonable (for DC) prices. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They charge for soda refills
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    They charge for soda refills and don't inform you of that until you get your bill.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They never disappoint with
    RJNYC
    Dined on 9/27/2012
    They never disappoint with the flavors. Whenever I'm in DC, I always have at least one meal here. Unfortunately, on this visit, the service was not up to the standard that I've come to expect from the Dupont Italian Kitchen. I'll still go there again, but I hope I don't have the same server/service experience!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was a little nervous because
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    I was a little nervous because we were running late and our reservation was at 5pm. I needn't have worried as the restaurant was empty when we arrived! The food and service was pretty good. I would definitely go back and try other items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good, staff is extremely
    JaywestVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    Always good, staff is extremely accommodating, food is consistantly good. Wide variety of choices. Great Marguiritas. Never a dissapointment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sort of bland food, but good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    sort of bland food, but good price. My waiter barely spoke English. The area is good though so if you enjoy sitting outside as long as you have good company, on a fixed budget it fits the bill
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVE the DIK! We live in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2012
    LOVE the DIK! We live in the neighborhood so we go here often. The food is consistently good, as is the service. Love the big patio.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I initially made a reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    I initially made a reservation for 8 and had to change it to 10 the day of. They were very accommodating and the service was great! Definitely going to come back with another group in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very blah basic restaurant.
    sykpleier2
    Dined on 6/27/2012
    Very blah basic restaurant. Drab inside, very boring place. Food was something I could make at home. Not bad but nothing special restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Solid food if you are in the
    HoyaVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2012
    Solid food if you are in the neighborhood, but I would not drive far to have a meal.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good for out of town guests: eve
    phun2dine
    Dined on 5/25/2012
    Good for out of town guests: everyone was hospitable and welcoming. I felt very much at home and my out of town guests loved the whole ambiance. It was a great evening and a fine way to enjoy DC evening life. rrdel
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate