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Best Italian Restaurants in Brightwood

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A photo of Filomena Ristorante restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(16586)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Georgetown
Booked 199 times today
Filomena Ristorante has been widely praised for its exceptional Italian cuisine, earning it top reviews from patrons who repeatedly return to its Georgetown location. The restaurant is renowned for its high-quality food, attentive service, and wonderful ambiance that transports guests straight to Italy. The authenticity of Filomena's traditional Italian dishes cannot be overstated, with customers describing their meals as "exquisite", "outstanding", "delicious", and even "the best Italian" they've ever had. Reviewers also applaud the restaurant’s extensive wine collection, homemade pasta, and generous portion sizes. The overall experience is one of un-rushed enjoyment, with many planning return visits to relish Filomena's "REAL homemade Italian cuisine" once again.
A photo of RPM Italian - DC restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(4265)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Mount Vernon Square
Booked 67 times today
RPM Italian - DC is acclaimed for its top-tier service, exceptional food, and unique, inviting ambience. Reviewers repeatedly herald it as the best Italian restaurant in the DC area, and even one of the best in the US. From the short rib bolognese to crab bucatini, every dish is crafted to perfection, offering a true taste of Italian cuisine. Its menu is said to be so delicately and masterfully created that you can't go wrong with any choice. Customers keep coming back, making it their preferred spot for celebrating special occasions. The restaurant has been commendably consistent in delivering a fantastic dining experience with a great atmosphere, attentive staff, and most importantly, exquisite food.
A photo of Lupo Verde - 14th St restaurant
4.4
Awesome(1923)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Logan Circle
Booked 21 times today
Lupo Verde - 14th St has been lauded as a standout restaurant for authentic Italian cuisine. Patrons have praised the eatery for its homemade, fresh, and tasty food offerings, emphasizing the great selection of seafood and meat dishes. The ambiance has also been noted as fun and lively, contributing to an overall enjoyable dining experience. The high-quality service, combined with the excellent food, has led to it being likened to having a good Italian meal in Rome, without the travel. With customers commenting on the outstanding food and service, Lupo Verde - 14th St is a must-visit restaurant for lovers of Italian cuisine. It's been highlighted as one of the best Italian eateries even by New Yorkers, who are known for their high standards. Whether for dinner, brunch, or a special occasion, it never disappoints.
A photo of Iron Gate restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2906)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Dupont Circle
Booked 31 times today
Iron Gate is lauded as an emblem of fine dining in the realm of Mediterranean cuisine. According to myriad positive reviews, it consistently presents a creatively crafted menu that's described as an "array of flavors beautifully coordinated to a Mediterranean taste delight". Nestled in a beautiful neighborhood in DC, Iron Gate is often referred to as a "gem", thanks to its superb ambiance and the unique flair of its dishes which admirably demonstrate the essence of Mediterranean cuisine. The chef's talent and commitment to a true Mediterranean flair are evident, featuring Italian and Greek dishes and an interesting Mediterranean wine list. Visitors commend the excellent and knowledgeable service, the romantic atmosphere, and the "out of this world" food, specifically mentioning items like the stuffed dates and octopus, which apparently, have left indelible marks on their palates.
A photo of North Italia - Washington DC restaurant
4.5
Awesome(1573)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • West End
Booked 46 times today
Located in Washington DC, North Italia offers a splendid selection of authentic Italian dishes. Reviews for the restaurant consistently mention the quality and taste of the food, with one customer stating that North Italia serves the "best Italian food in DC." The restaurant's menu highlights the depth and diversity of Italian cuisine, featuring items like 'Spicy Rigatoni Vodka', 'Cacio e Pepe Pizza', and a variety of fine Italian wines. The restaurant's service and ambiance have also been praised, making it a preferred dining spot for locals and tourists alike. Another reviewer recommended it as a perfect pre-theatre place due to its proximity to Kennedy Center.
A photo of Il Piatto restaurant
4.5
Awesome(582)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 26 times today
Il Piatto, a standout in the bustling restaurant scene of Washington D.C., has been widely appreciated by its patrons for its authenticity and quality in serving Italian cuisine. Located just two blocks from the White House, it's ideal for those seeking to revel in the delightful gastronomic experience Italy offers, amidst a relaxing ambiance. Reviewers rave about their extensive selection, ranging from arancini and Italian Benedict to ragu and limoncello custard for dessert. Patrons emphasized the courteous and professional staff, the beautifully prepared dishes, and the inviting ambiance. With top-notch food quality, affordability, and a prime location, Il Piatto has won over the hearts of many.
A photo of Floriana restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(3774)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Dupont Circle
Booked 25 times today
Floriana is a highly rated Italian restaurant located in DC that offers incredible value for top-notch cuisine. Many customers affirm that Floriana serves traditional Italian dishes that remind them of homemade meals their mothers made, setting a high bar for authenticity. The Sunday gravy over pasta comes highly recommended. The mention of special dishes such as burrata and gnocchi not only highlights the variety of the menu but also the quality of the food. With an ambiance suitable for romantic dates and family gatherings, Floriana consistently receives praise for its impeccable service and delicious food, cementing its status as one of the best Italian restaurants in DC.
A photo of Tosca restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(4436)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 29 times today
Tosca, a top Italian restaurant in Washington DC, receives consistent acclaim for its excellent food and service. Customers frequently comment on the fresh, delicious meals, with particular praise for signature dishes such as the truffled spaghetti and chicken Milanese. Many diners also note the attentive, friendly staff and the exceptional service they provide. As reinforced by multiple reviews, a visit to Tosca not only delivers an exceptional dining experience but also offers a unique chance to savor some of the best Italian cuisine outside of Italy. Tosca's extensive wine list, featuring fine Italian and Californian vintages, is frequently mentioned and appreciated, adding another layer to the restaurant's authentic Italian experience. Furthermore, Tosca's ambiance is another major highlight, contributing to the overall pleasure of dining at this outstanding restaurant.
A photo of LIA'S restaurant
4.4
Awesome(4359)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Chevy Chase
Booked 28 times today
LIA'S has earned a reputation as an exceptional Italian restaurant tucked away in Chevy Chase, offering unique culinary creations that far exceed everyday Italian recipes. Patrons have enthusiastically praised the restaurant's diverse offerings, including bruschetta, pasta, and risotto balls, as authentic and fresh. The eatery is also renowned for their attentive and outstanding service, and their ability to cater to different dietary preferences, offering a wide range of dishes for vegetarians too. The easy access to parking and transportation, coupled with the allure of outside dining, makes LIA'S a favorite for many. As one reviewer noted, it is a "great DC secret", offering an unforgettable dining experience at a reasonable price.
A photo of San Lorenzo restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(259)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Shaw
Booked 18 times today
San Lorenzo has won acclaim as one of the top spots for authentic Italian cuisine in Washington D.C. From the wild boar gnocchi to the Linguini, each dish is meticulously and authentically prepared, leading one reviewer to declare it "The best Italian food in town." Other standout dishes include the calamari and the veal chop, the latter accompanied by one of the city's best Negronis. Beyond the excellent food, reviews also consistently highlight the attentive service and warm, old-school Italian ambiance that make dining at San Lorenzo an experience to remember. As one reviewer put it, "If you want a place with authentic Italian food and the love that comes with it, look no further."
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