Tortino
Tortino

Tortino

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tortinorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2023125570x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Noe Canales
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Special Events: For special events feel free to contact our general manager David A Galeas at (202) 312-5570

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Tortino
Executive Chef and owner Noé Canales welcomes you to experience his vision of contemporary Italian cuisine in his lovely new neighborhood restaurant designed to transport you to a trattoria in Tuscany.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Tortino reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (79)fit for foodies (48)romantic (47)special occasion (29)good for groups (20)great for outdoor dining (17)notable wine list (14)kid-friendly (5)great for lunch (4)hot spot (4)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Nice little place
    EpiskyVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This was our second visit. We did ask for a quiet table on the OpenTable reservation but decided (silly us) to go for the table we had before on our first visit. The restaurant does get loud quickly. The food was wonderful. The drinks were wonderful. We had a good time. The staff, though we could not really understand them very well (through the noise and one heavy accent) were very attentive. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy little gem
    MagicianVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Tortino serves delicious food at very reasonable prices, especially for DC. The wine list is limited, but sound. My recommendation is that some sound absorbing treatment be added to the larger room. We were a group of 6 who had to speak very loudly to be heard over the two other larger tables who were enjoying all that Tortino's has to offer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2nd time here - Not as good as 1st
    dcfoodies
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I came here in March and absolutely loved it. The flavors were amazing -- everything was so delicious. This time it was not as great. The hostess was very friendly, but our waitress was not particularly friendly. We were given the wrong bottle of wine (and didn't realize until it was opened); the waitress offered to resolve it and was nice about it. Our food was pretty good - I had some shell/something crunchy in my scallop, but they were cooked perfectly. The flavors were good but not amazing. The buffalo mozz ravioli was very good. It's a long trek for us to get here and it was about $120 for the two of us, so after this experience, we probably won't be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lovely time
    rr82
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Our waiter was attentive, and had a great wine recommendation. The atmosphere arrives for simple elegance. No loud music, so having a conversation is simple.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modern Italian
    Cabotom
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Ortini is an excellent restaurant that has the additional benefit of being moderately priced. It was so good I attempted to return the next day, but ran out of time on my business trip to Washington. Run, don't walk to this little gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite spot
    Love2Eat27VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Tortinos is a gem. Every time we eat there we feel well taken care if. The service is superb, especially Maria. Every pasta is delicious. We are planning to return again next weekend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VandjeatagainVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The interior space needs a lot of work. It is flat out depressing. We sat outside--which was better--but still needed some love. That being said, the food was outstanding, the prices were fair, and our waitress was lovely.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Tuscan Cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Little known and tucked away, Tortino is was a special delight. The service was friendly, attentive, helpful and outstanding. The food was prepared with fine touches and emphasis on flavor combinations. The lamb osso bucco and seafood linguini special were out of this world. We will definitely be back to this special place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It's not in the most glamourous of locations, but it really is a perfect place for a quiet evening of delicious food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Viva El Salvador!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Absolutely love this place. Been here many times. It is always at the top of my list to bring friends. The food is always carefully prepared, delicious and beautifully presented. The service is first-rate. The location, off the madness of 14th makes for a more relaxed experience. I will keep coming back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting take on Italian
    EddieVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food is good but not typical flavors of Italian dishes. It's like they put a vodka sauce in the seafood risotto then cut a lobster in half and laid it on the plate. Individually good but odd as a combination. The ravioli with buffalo mozzarella were thin and missing the mozzarella and again came with an odd tomato sauce that had separated with grease visible in the sauce. But surprisingly, the flavor was good. Then the Napoleon was unlike any is ever had before. It was like unsweetened crackers (maybe flat puff pastries) with cinnamon apples sandwiched in between the cracker layers. Odd! The main disappointment was the price. Pricy for a chef that's never been to Italy and would rate high as a home chef but not professionally.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Treasure
    BexleyVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Tortino is a wonderful addition to the dining scene. I am almost worried about praising too much so that I won't be able to get a reservation. The food is great. The service is just fine. Try it--you will like it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Lilbit
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were bamboozled by Yelp! This restaurant is fine, nothing special! Store bought bread put out on the table, terrible selection of beer, not worth the money.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent restaurant
    piratefan
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The spinach salad was outstanding and our entrees were equally as good. The waiter was friendly without being over-bearing. The experience of dinner here was unmatched on our recent trip to DC
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Surprising Find in Neighborhood
    diningindcVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    When we arrived for our 6:45 reservation, we were promptly greeted by the hostess who showed us to a comfortably sized table. We were a little nervous since there was only one couple dining outside and one inside. But, the menu looked interesting and we stayed. Our menu choices proved to be excellent - in quality, preparation, and presentation. A great find, and already recommended to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No ADA access but nice food wine
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My active husband is in a wheelchair and the dining room is not accessible. They didn't tell us until a couple of hours before out reservation. We were accommodated by sitting outside, which of course work if raining, snowing etc. service and food was great but food a little pricey. Nice wine list and reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tortino's on Monday night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Food was very good overall but was a little disappointed in linguini and seafood (an evening special). Not impressed by the canolis. Both plates were bland. Loved the scallops and lentils. Very impressed when they set up a table for us outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plan to return!
    PsyDiner
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner here while at a business conference in DC. The food was delicious, especially the lamb shank! The restaurant was a little bustly, so not the best if you're looking for a quiet intimate dinner, but it suited our purposes well. Our waiter was professional but not very warm - the waitress at the next table was very attentive and charming - I'd like to get her if we return! We were very happy with our meal & would love to come back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little spot!
    kbeyerVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I was trying to find a new spot to have dinner with some friends from out of town, Tortino had good reviews on Open Table so I went for it and am glad I did! They have great appetizers, even better entrees and the staff is very knowledgable about the wine selection and happy to answer any questions you might have. I highly recommend it if you're looking for a not too crowded place to have a hearty Italian meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood gem!
    JosoVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Delicious pasta, outstanding service and nice atmosphere. Would recommend for any occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing service
    Saira
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Going out to eat should be a treat. Our waiter always had a smile on his face and it was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mixed, but good overall.
    Kristin
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Service was friendly. Took a risk and ordered the veal. It turned out how I had feared, tough and chewy. The agnolotti is too salty. Heirloom tomato and watermelon salad is good, so is the ravioli.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tortinos
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Very nice neighborhood restaurant. Food and service was excellent. Would go back in a second. A real find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was decent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The restaurant smelled like cat food when we walked in. The staff was friendly but our server was the bartender as well...kinda weird. We expect that in a sports bar but not a restaurant like this. So the service was rather delayed. Scallops and pasta were good. Price point was not expensive at all and food was decent for the price. I wouldn't go again and wouldn't recommend. So many other places to go in Washington DC!
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  • Wonderful Experience
    smm35
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We were craving Italian, and found Tortino online. The food was amazing and service was very good. The spinach pappardelle and calabro ricotta gnocchi were both amazing. The pasta and gnocchi were homemade and were sensational. Great place for a nice dinner out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    ChrisMVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I really enjoyed the food and the service was also great. I would definitely go back another time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Basic resto, that has definitely had some favourable reviews. My experience was average and it is not a place I would visit again. Service was pleasant enough but more training may be needed, empty glasses, timing etc. We had the fish, rissotto, calamari, and some wine. Dine on the patio (outside).
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  • Great Food/Wine/Desserts
    WW2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    First time here after numerous recommendations from friends. I highly recommend it--chef is originally from El Salvador but trained in Italy. Hi italian flare shows in spades! My bf had the seafood risotto--wonderful and I had the fried squash blossoms stuffed with crab meat , on a purple basil pesto. dual chocolate cake for dessert. Wine list is not gigantic, but great options on there! Atmosphere/decor: not fancy not tacky, just right and efficient friendly servers and very nice owner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Lamb shank =awesome. That said I took my gf here for a romantic date. And it was! I'd give the place a 95%. The only issue I have is the noise level is pretty loud, and boxing was on tv. Now I've got nothing against boxing.. Just that the match and the noise level turned. 100% awesome romance date to a 95% awesome one. I will definitely go back over and over if for no other reason than the lamb shank.. Yum. I also took off some points because I put in a special note to wish us a happy anniversary and they never did.. Boo. But all the same.. A solid 95% to this place
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    dxhound
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My wife and I met an out of town friend for dinner. Was not disappointed. Each entree was excellent. Well prepared and delicious. Only down side was the ambient noise level which was a bit high for conversation. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    MPFoxVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The menu had a nice selection but was not extensive which I think is why everything tasted so FRESH. The service was outstanding, everyone made you feel like a regular. I will definetly go back here. The parking can be a little challenging.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wish I could give 1/2 stars
    PBobbVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I'd give it 4.5 instead of 4. Not the fanciest place in terms of decor but does a very good job of not being too casual. The food and service were both 4.5/5. I look forward to returning again, it was a great experience. Very much reminds me of local Italian restaurant's in the NYC area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Visitors to DC
    BasilicataVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Was on vacation in DC and happened upon Tortino's via open table. Asked the concierge about it at the Embassy suites and they had no experience with the restaurant. It was in walking distance and boy were we happy to eat at this hidden gem. The food was awesome and a family of 4 could eat off of two dishes and be comfortably full. The food was fresh, homemade and absolutely delicious. The waitress was charming and made you feel you were in italy not DC. I will definitely go back on my next visit to DC!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Gem
    Robert
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food here was outstanding. We got fried calamari as our appetizer which was a ton of food (I'd guess close to a pound of it) but was very good. I never really had calamari before but I became a fan because of this restaurant. We followed it up with the fettuccine bolognese and the seafood pasta special as our main courses. Both were very, very good. The beer and wine selection was extensive and my girlfriend became a fan of riesling wine here. The waiter we had, Jorge, was great, funny and very helpful. My only negative comment was the location of the restaurant, but the food and service largely negate this drawback. It is well worth going to for many occasions. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful italian spot
    ASH99
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I found this restaurant, because it was listed in the top 100 neighborhood gems for the country by OpenTable. I live 5 blocks away, and had never heard of it or seen it before. Its in the lower level of a small unassuming storefront on 11th street, easy to miss. A group of us went from the neighborhood to check it out, and were very pleasantly surprised. Once you are inside, its very nice and quiet, simple and elegant even, and a decent size space (two rooms). Service is very good, and the food is excellent - more delish gourmet cuisine, not your standard italian fare. We ordered the pappardelle, the lamb ravioli, couple of salads and tiramisu - and each dish was great. Will return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Pleasant Surprise
    JakeFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I had my doubts about this restaurant, but I have to admit that I would go back. The beef strip steak was one of the best I have ever had -- excellent grilled flavor. The wine list could use some more options although price levels aren't bad.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The pasta was outstanding. Fantastic food at a reasonable price with wonderful service.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • CJMM
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I took my mother to dinner at this restaurant and we all loved the food - absolutely delicious! Their specials turned out really well too. The service was great, but not anything notable. The place is quaint and tiny, so the decor could use a bit of modern updating and then I think the ambiance would be perfect.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Tortino!
    outoftenVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We live in the Logan Circle neighorhood and we've been to nearly all the trendy spots on 14th Street, and Tortino is still our favorite restaurant hands down. Go and see for yourself!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great italian spot
    Eatout
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Went here based on Yelp reviews. We had a yummy mealed, reasonably priced, terrific service. We ate at one of a few outdoor table. It's on a busy street, but it was a beautiful evening. Special spinach salad, salmon and ghnocci entrees were all terrifice. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.