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Notti Bianche
Notti Bianche

Notti Bianche Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.nottibianche.com
  • Email: jwiles@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 11:30-2:30 pm.

    Dinner is served Tuesday - Thursday 5-10 pm and
    Friday - Saturday 5-11 pm and Sunday 5-10.

    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
  • "Good restaurant, very good food, excellent service, but too loud. The noise level was such that my party of five had trouble hearing each other, and we were sitting close together."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "If hoy are going to the Kennedy center this is a great option. Good food ambiance and Close to the theatre. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Went here before a performance at the Kennedy Center, nice walk both ways in April weather. We opted for the three-course meal, which included salad, entree and dessert. All wonderfully prepared, including homemade croutons in the Caesar salad or a mushroom medley in the mixed greens salad, topped with a gelato sampler for dessert, with a dark chocolate that's out of this world. There was an outdoor dining area that we didn't see, but it was very popular."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great food, well served, ideal amount (human portions), simple elegance on a plate.The before concert menu is a great deal: we had salads, pasta, salmon, panacotta, gelato and wine. I would go back any time. The location is ideal to walk to the Kennedy Center after dinner."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "They have a small menu with some very unique dishes. Great twist on Italian traditional food."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had gone to an early concert at the Kennedy Center and then to a late supper at Notti Bianche. As always it met and exceeded our expectations. The grilled octopus was done perfectly and the pasta with wild boar ragu was excellent. This is our favorite place to dine whenever we're in the Foggy Bottom area."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Pre-theater before a recital at the Kennedy Center; in at 5:45, needed to be finished by soon after 7. No problem. The food, as always, was delicious, service quick and knowledgeable, and we left by 7:10 after a relaxing and wonderful meal."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Over the past year, I've been a fan of Notti Bianche, with its warm ambiance, dependable menu, and generally attentive service. The past few times I've been, however, there was an express lunch prix fixe menu. The first time I tried it (last month), the minestrone was fine and the vegetable panini pleasant, though not as good as the a la carte offerings I'd had earlier. When I took a friend last week, however, I was embarassed to have brought her: I picked 6-8 bay leaves out of the minestrone, which was not very flavorful; my panini arrived with onions despite my asking for them to be held; and the service was indifferent. I'm sorry to see a neighborhood gem go downhill so quickly."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We really enjoy going to this restaurant before going to the Kennedy Center for a performance."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Ate at Notte Bianchi before an evening at Kennedy center, then returned for car (left it at valet) and a drink at the bar. Seafood linguine was terrific and pre-theater fixed price deal is an excellent value. Wine list is small but good, and I had a very good Manhattan. Our third visit-- we'll be back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Excellent location, menu, service, ambiance, and generally a great place to start the evening!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Nice little place, could be better if the chef made some special dishes to add to the too sparse menu. They also frequently run out of various foods. Good service, friendly staff."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I ordered the osso buco with risotto for the second time, hoping that the chef will have heard my suggestion the last time I ordered it about increasing the size of the serving of meat. The meat comes off the bone (not the usual way it is served, with a marrow bone), with only about 5 bites of meat and a great deal of admittedly tasty risotto. ( No veggies. ) It would have been nice to have more of the meat."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The first 3 bottles of wine we ordered were not available. Our server said the wine list was about to change so their stock wasn't at normal levels. IMHO, if you don't have 3 of the 7 or 8 whites listed, you should let that be known up front. Choosing something they had available became literally a laughing matter, but frankly it wasn't that funny. As usual, the food was quire good. Minestrone and mixed green salad were very nice starters. Osso bucco and seafood pasta were both enjoyable. Maybe once the wine list is revamped, dining here won't be such a trying affair."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Lovely food and wonderful service. A small menu with no specials so you couldn't go often but a wonderul expereince and walking distance from the Kennedy Center."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Solid, if unspectacular, rustic Italian. I prefer Ancora or Campono in that neighborhood, however. Good wine list!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "A group of 6 of us needed a place for a good meal near GWU on a Friday night. When we trusted the reviews on Google and were able to get a reservation 2 hours from when we made it. When we got to the place, it wasn't full, so my expectations dropped. The dropped further when I found that they did not have the Mushroom Risotto that others raved about any longer However, when we were done, we were all extremely pleased with our food. The service was very attentive and the ambiance casual and quiet. We would go back in heartbeat."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Have been there before from time to time and the food has varied. This time the salad was very good, but I didn't like the pasta dish which consisted of a spinach pasta with wild boar and cheese. The wild boar and cheese were very good, but the spinach pasta was not to my liking; i just might not like spinach pasta and did not know it before. the lava cake was tough and had very little lava. My friends spaghetti was not very good; nor was her fruit compote dessert. Based on this past experience, I would not return."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Our waiter was friendly and polite, but inefficient. No decaf coffee, and my frittata was dry and overly salted. I love the GW Inn but will eat breakfast elsewhere next time."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Although the choices were limited we all enjoyed our meals and got to the show on time."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Nice walk from Kennedy Center. Half-portions of pasta for late dinner. Wait staff that knows what wine goes with what. We always look forward to the carpaccio."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Osso Bucco is one of my favorite meals, but not at this restaurant. I think they used a cheap beef roast, cooked it to death and passed it off as a veal shank. It was mushy and totally inedible. Worst of all, it was expensive. The service was almost nonexistent. We will never go back."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "This restaurant is about 5 or 6 blocks of the Kennedy Center and usually a good choice for dinner. I have eaten there many times including several of the previous (now gone) establishments. The food is usually very good and well prepared. This time my companion and I have the pre-theater offering (3 courses). The selections with one exception where excellent and well prepared and plated. The only exception with the one of the dessert selection that was topped with excellent gelato; however the brownie-like component was pedestrian and not up to the high standards of the rest of the meal. In spite of this one issue, the overall quality of the meal and service was excellent. I will dine there again, but park my car someplace else."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I was a bit underwhelmed. I know it was Valentine’s Day and I had a late seating, but I was surprised by the number of things on the menu they were out of. It seemed to me that if one was doing a limited menu they shouldn’t be out of over a third of the menu. And on one course, only part of the item was served because they were out of some ingredients. They may be a great restaurant, but they sure weren’t on Friday."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Good food, not great. It's not authentic Italian (what Italian restaurant doesn't serve a traditional red sauce?). Experience was fine aside from what I thought to be an overpriced menu."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We have been going to Notti Bianche for many years and have usually enjoyed it. However, we made the mistake of going on Valentine's Day, when they had a fixed price menu that was limited in choice, very expensive, and of indifferent quality. The bronzino, in particular, was not particularly fresh."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The perfect setting for a pre-theater meal in a quiet neighborhood restaurant. There wasn't anything spectacular, but the food was very good and the service staff was attentive. A relaxed atmosphere that was efficient without being hurried. We will go back often."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "beef carpaccio was great, went there with someone who didn't really know italian food that well and she was very happy with the selection and her meal. the waitress brought our food out before we were finished with our appetizer and rather ungracefully shoved it all on the table. other than that, I was very happy with the experience."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We always stop here after events at Kennedy Center. AWESOME pasta dishes that change seasonally, and our server is always helpful in choosing a great wine to go with."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Italian in name only. Wild boar meatballs on polenta were devoid of any seasoning. Octopus consisted of small, thin tentacle ends, charred to almost burnt with overly salted polenta. Branzino on rapini were O.K., nothing special Service was fine & ambience very nice, but the food overall was nothing I'd rush to have a 2nd time."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "We stayed at the GWU Inn and had a nice dinner here before the 8pm show at the Kennedy Center. The food was good, tasty and the convenience to the KC was great, a quick walk and you are right there. The service was very good. We got there before the crowd started (5:45) so got great service initially. But as it filled up our waitress was very busy and so was not as easy to get her attention, but she did very well considering how many tables she had to serve. Everyone that worked there was very professional and helpful. We also stopped by the bar after the show right before they were closing and the bartender let us take our drinks to the room, which was fine by us, so we could take our shoes off and relax."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We ate here after seeing a show at the Kennedy Center, and as always, the food was amazing! I was a little disappointed because they were out of ingredients for one of the new cocktails on the menu that the waiter mentioned was really good, especially since we came right when they opened, so not sure how they were already out but didn't know to tell us at the beginning of the meal? Either way, the deliciousness of the rest of the food we had easily allowed me to forget that one small hiccup."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We went to Notti before a show at the Kennedy Center. It is a short walk, and nestled nicely in the neighborhood street. The restaurant itself has a great cozy atmosphere, and the food and wine were delicious. I got gnocchi, my husband got wild boar ragout, and we shared the octopus appetizer. It was more than enough food, especially with the very tasty free bread basket. The service was a little slow, but it was very busy, and we might not have noticed if we didn't have a deadline. All in all, a lovely experience."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "We picked this restaurant for one predominant reason, proximity to Kennedy Center, and it was the right choice. We found parking on the street and the food was good to very good. But we were glad we had a 5.30 booking for an 8 pm performance."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We were well taken care of. For an Italian restaurant they had some great low-carb choices. The grilled octopus appetizer and the roasted chicken were delicious."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Two of us had a very nice dinner, the third had a disaster. Steak and scallops were both excellent but the third person had (a) the clams - WAY too salty, (b) the spaghetti, seriously boring and poorly prepared (all of us agreed), and (c) a full glass of red wine poured all over her. Drenched shawl and pants not a great way to go back out into the cold! The waiter was new, very sweet and apologetic but not competent. It was not at all busy but there were LONG waits for drinks & refills. When the wine crashed all over the place, someone came out to help clean the broken glass and the waiter apologized like mad but no one else said a thing. Where the heck was the manager? A new waiter should be backed up, and the kitchen needs oversight too."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We have been to Notti Bianche several times, parking there to dine, and then walking over to the Kennedy Center. But this time it was special: excellent food , good service from a very pleasant young woman and good advice on a bottle of Italian wine."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "The food was very good, the prices quite reasonable for the location and the quality, the service was excellent, and the quiet atmosphere (assisted by the restaurant's small size) very pleasant. Excellent spot for pre-Kennedy Center dinner."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Food and wine here is terrific- and I love dining at the bar in the back room. A great bar and superbly comfortable seats. Highly endorse that seating if you are dining with one other person. Great place to take a business companion for a nice and quiet atmosphere for conversation."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "This was restaurant week and therefore the menu was probably adapted to introduce new menu options. We were not so pleased with the choices so it wasn't as successful as previous visits. Otherwise this has always been our favorite for pre-Kennedy dinners."
    Dined on 1/17/2014