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Notti Bianche
Notti Bianche

Notti Bianche Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.nottibianche.com
  • Phone: (202) 298-8085
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast is served Monday - Friday 7-10 am and
    Saturday - Sunday 8-11 am.
    Lunch is served Tuesday - Friday 11:30am-2:30 pm.

    Dinner is served Tuesday - Sunday 5pm-10pm.

    Dinner is not served on Monday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Michael Cassady
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining
  • Private Party Contact: Lindsay Routt (202) 591-1502
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join us Tuesday through Friday from 5pm-7pm at the bar for a newly introduced happy hour featuring $6 wine and champagne!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: H Street, NW
  • Public Transit: Foggy Bottom Metro Stop (blue and orange lines)
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We share the valet with the George Washington University Inn, and the fee for Notti Bianche guests is $20. Please note our valet sign, which will direct you into the GWUI driveway. The bellman at the front of the hotel will take care of your car while you dine. Please pay the bartender inside of Notti Bianche for your reduced valet rate!
A word from Notti Bianche
There's a time each year when Rome shimmers with a celebration known as "White Nights." It's an all-night festival of culture and the arts, but most importantly to us, it's a celebration of food and drink! Notti Bianche and Executive Chef Michael Cassady embrace this spirit each day serving seasonal, reasonably priced Italian trattoria fare throughout the day! Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "They were accommodating to several requests for menu adjustments. Risotto was very good. Other guests liked the swordfish and polenta which was very creamy. Spaghetti not so great. Overall satisfied with food and service."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Great place to have dinner before a Kennedy center show!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "You'd almost miss it walking by, sitting on the ground floor of the George Washington Inn on a quiet section of New Hampshire Avenue. And the digs aren't the swankiest -- it's a handful of tables in a small, nondescript space with a good view of the cars pulling into the Inn. But the food is fresh, simple, and tasty (though portions aren't the biggest). Try the creamy polenta, it was fantastic. Will be back."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This is a small, pleasant trattoria within easy walking distance of the Kennedy Center. Great for an intimate dinner before takin in a show. The menu is fairly small but the entrees we chose (grilled pork chop and bucatini marinara) were both excellent, as was the buttermilk citrus pana cotta that"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Wonderful meal before an evening performance at the nearby Kennedy Center."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We've been coming to Notti Bianche off-and-on for a while, especially when our plans include something at The Kennedy Center. The last few times we'd been here were "just okay". Friday night, however, was outstanding. My wife took advantage of the restaurant's pre-theater dinner -- $35 for 3 courses. Outstanding! She had the Caesar salad, tagliatelle, and lava cake. I tasted all three. Delicious! I had the caprese salad and the skirt steak off the regular menu. (She shared her lava cake with me.) Also outstanding. Our server, Corey, and the rest of his team provided outstanding service -- they were there when you needed them, not there when you didn't. We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Notti Bianche is convenient to the Kennedy Center and knows how to accommodate theater goers."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Found this restaurant on Google, and decided to try it out. So glad we did. Service was excellent, and so was the food. With the short walk to the Kennedy Center after dinner to get our date night started right. Recommend this to anyone who wants to have an evening on the town."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Convenient for a quick bite prior to Kennedy Center, but nothing special."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Our table wasn't choicest, but service was thoughtful and the meal was excellent. It was not a busy night and we were left quietly to visit, which we appreciated. Would definitely return."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I greatly appreciated how the staff accommodated my granddaughters requests. She (and I) were very impressed with the attentiveness."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We came here for a new place on our anniversary, and they treated us wonderfully. Service and food were both excellent. It makes for a great date night if you are attending a show at the Kennedy Center since it is a very short walk."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Notte Bianchi is definitely a neighborhood gem. A nice, unpretentious local restaurant, with good Italian food at reasonable prices. My wife and I both started with gazpacho, which was nicely spiced. I then had poppardelle with veal and mushrooms which was excellent, and my wife had seared scallops that she liked a lot."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My wife and I often have date night and look for nice places and this is one that we will be returning. The service was nice, seated quickly, in fact a couple minutes earlier than our reservation. The wait staff was great and the food was pretty good also. Very romantic and enjoyed our date night. We'll be back for sure!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Nice restaurant, walking distance to the Kennedy Center. Food very tasty and service was great."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We informed the restaurant we were going to the Kennedy Center. The meal was delicious and timely."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Great for dinner prior to going to the Kennedy Center. They really know how to handle the pre-theater crowd without being over attentive. This is my second time for dinner and this is becoming my favorite pre-theater spot!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This is a very good neighborhood restaurant in an important neighborhood - close to GW and the Ken Cen. It is for grown ups, and would get five stairs if they used white tablecloths and had more comfortable chairs. Decent value also."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I came here before going to the Kennedy Center and left very satisfied. The food was first rate and the service was excellent; our waiter tool our glasses of wine off the check because there was a delay in getting our orders in, which we greatly appreciated. We also liked the spacing of the tables!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food was well prepared and tasty. The service was acceptable. A little pricey for my taste, but we needed something before a show at the Kennedy Center and this was close. Got the show special and it was ok. I will probably go somewhere else the next time I'm in the area."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Notti provides a very creative menu; well beyond the norm. The Tagliatelle was exceptional, the Seared Scallops were very tasty, but the risotto had a slightly odd taste (not bad, just different). The Prix Fixe menu is a good concept for pre-theater dining, but I was disappointed by the no substitue policy. Restaurant salads are never worth the money and I would have preferred to swap it for the equally priced grilled eggplant, but that wasn't an option. A flexibility would have made the experience much more enjoyable. Short walk to Kennedy Center; great for a pre-show meal."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Came before a show at the Kennedy Center. The service was prompt and the food very good. It's much better than the restaurant in the Kennedy Center."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The dinner at Notti Bianche was very nice. The food with one exception was tasty and well prepared. Although my companion and I both had fish as an entree, my salmon was excellent; however she sent her swordfish back to the kitchen as it appear not to be fresh, The waitress very kindly substituted the salmon (equally well prepared) for the swordfish. The service was excellent and the ambience is very nice."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Restaurant offers a Pre-theater special. $35 for specific starter, meal and desserts. If you are interested in those items, it would save you approx $5-7 on your meal. Portions were small, but that was nice because we didn't over-eat. Had several white/red wines to choose from, but limited mixed drinks. Overall, a very nice evening, would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The pet theater menu was a real treat. Our salmon was cooked perfectly. Large salad and a surprisingly large dessert. Comfortable atmosphere: small and intimate. Wait staff very friendly and helpful. And 2 complimentary beverages (we had 2 wonderful glasses of wine) if you have tickets for Kennedy Center which is a 10 minute walk. Notte Bianchi sits on a beautiful quiet street. We were told by another diner that Weist try the Veal Tagliatelle. Perhaps on our next visit to DC."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Notti Bianci has a great location for dinner before shows at the Kennedy Center. They have completely redone their menu since out last visit and it's much improved. Several new appetizers are a good addition: the Tuna Crudo was delicious. They did keep their best pasta dishes and added a couple of new ones; my wife enjoyed the Veal Tagliatelle. They also have half servings of the pastas, though it's no longer shown on the menu. Only downside is that their valet parking is $20, which is not in line with others nearby (except of course, the K.C.). It's one thing for a "daily parking" rate, and another for dinner."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Original dishes delicious prepared, very friendly service and perfect location for a quiet dinner after a concert at the Kennedy Center."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "first time. recommended by friend as close to Kennedy Center. Not disappointed. All food very good, well-prepared, and cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Best lamb chops ever! Pastas are also very good. Don't be put off by the limited menu. Everything is good!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "the food was outstanding, including a delicious compote for desert, and the lone waitress did a good job, but don't expect much in the way of ambience. That said, I'll be back for more of that food."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Lamb chops. My guest found them to be excellent. Panzanella. a bit too much bread. Cesar Salad. Guest found it salty. Tagliatelle. tasted fine, but the veal strips looked like they were torn apart. desserts were good. server forgot 2 things we asked for."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I took a date there and it couldn't have been better. The place was very nice and had a great feel to it. The service was great and the food was awesome. I had the Swordfish and my date had the Salmon. My was super good and my date really liked hers. The noise level was perfect for a good conversation."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Notti Bianchi is our favorite restaurant pre theater. Food is good, wines by the glass are excellent and you can specify you wish a bottle opened that day. Pastas are excellent as is the Caesar salad. It is quaint has a feel all its own. The servers know what they are serving and go out of their way to please. My husband says the very dry Hendricks gin martinis are among the Best!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Can't go wrong beginning your Kennedy Center evening with dinner at Notti Bianche! Some months ago we were looking for an alternative to the usual..and decided to walk a few blocks to this little neighborhood gem--and we were not disappointed. Our dinner this time was even better. Although all the entrees were inviting, we chose homemade pasta...tagliatone--delicious. Also--the gelato dessert (3 scoops, each a different flavor) was worth the calories!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "a convenient location if staying at the GWU Inn....my friend and I had the pasta....was ok, a good solid B, but not outstanding. Friendly service."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Although our colleagues were nearly 45 minutes late, the wait for the food was, as always, worth it. The asparagus soup was delicious, as was the mushroom panini sandwich, although I will suggest that the chef's use thinner bread for the panini."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We tried this place because our usual pre-theater choice near the Kennedy Center was closed. Very convenient location, but surprisingly quiet for a Saturday night. Food was OK, but not great. Artichokes in the garden salad had little flavor. Bruschetta with hummus was tasty, but not very Italian. Grilled salmon was good, with a generous portion. Chocolate lava cake for dessert was all cake, no lava. Not a large wine list, but some interesting choices. Friendly, attentive service. We'll probably look elsewhere next time we are in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had dinner at Notti Bianche before going to the Kennedy Center. The restaurant is connected to a hotel on the edge of the GW Campus and parking in the hotel was $20. It is an easy three to four block walk to the Kennedy Center. The Staff at the restaurant was very friendly and hustling at all times but they knew we were going to the Kennedy Center yet they did not rush us. Ambience was "so so" but the food was very good - not memorable - and it was a delightful experience. They had pre-fixe dinner for $35 including dessert. We would definitely go there again but probably only when we go to the Kennedy Center. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We've enjoyed dinner Notti Bianchi several times, and the food is always good. However, service can be slow and the kitchen takes its time in preparation. If you visit for pre-theater plan on extra time. the staff will do their best, but the place is not designed for speedy service. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I will keep this simple, had a quick lunch with some coworkers of mine and the food was amazing. Will be back!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014