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Best Italian Restaurants in Dupont Circle

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A photo of Sette Osteria restaurant
4.4
Awesome(1508)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Dupont Circle
Booked 38 times today
Sette Osteria is a highly praised Italian restaurant that exceeds expectations. Resonating with many food lovers, it proudly celebrates Italy's culinary tradition through an extensive menu of mouth-watering Italian delicacies. It offers a mix of classic dishes like Veal Marsala, Pollo alla Parmigiana, and a variety of Wood Fired Pizzas, leaving customers deeply impressed with their authenticity and rich flavors. Many patrons have lauded the restaurant's fantastic value for dinner and the excellent service. Various diners have also described the dishes as some of the best they've had in the U.S. The outdoor patio provides the perfect setting for an authentic Italian dining experience. This place is not only a haven for Italian food enthusiasts but also a welcoming family restaurant.
A photo of The Palm Washington DC restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(4354)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Dupont Circle
Booked 27 times today
Located in the heart of Washington DC, The Palm is renowned for its spectacular Steakhouse cuisine. Affirmations from numerous reviewers speak to the exceptional quality of food and service at this dining establishment. Their steaks are spotlighted as being particularly outstanding, cooked to perfection, and noted as some of the best in the city. Reviews commend the professional service and the classic steakhouse ambiance. Despite being categorized as a chain, the political vibe of its location elevates it to being a true staple steakhouse in DC. Moreover, other dishes like their Chicken Parm, Half & Half, and Wedge Salad are also highly recommended. Not only is the food superb, but the service is marked as perfect and attentive. Being an established venue with a vast following, The Palm Washington DC is highly esteemed in the culinary scene.
A photo of Iron Gate restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2926)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Dupont Circle
Booked 39 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 La Tomate restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1336)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Dupont Circle
Booked 10 times today
La Tomate, located in the vibrant heart of Dupont Circle, is a beloved gastronomic institution in Washington DC. The restaurant offers an impressive and authentically Italian selection of dishes, from Ravioli and Ragu' Calabrese to Branzino Grigliato, each meticulously prepared to perfection. This place has become the go-to haunt for all pasta and prosciutto lovers in town. "Superb Italian food for a reasonable price, very nice ambiance", mentions a devoted customer in a review. The critical acclaim doesn't stop there, as diners rave about the "fantastic hospitality" and "excellent service". La Tomate's combination of high-quality cuisine, attentive service, and delightful atmosphere shows why it is a standout in DC's restaurant scene.
A photo of Al Tiramisu restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1357)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Dupont Circle
Booked 15 times today
Al Tiramisu has established itself as an authentic Italian culinary gem in the heart of DC. Reviewers consistently praise it as the best Italian restaurant in the city, lauding its "scrumptious" food, "friendly service," and "cozy" ambiance. Several visitors affirm they “try to eat there every time they visit DC,” and even describe it as their "favorite restaurant." Authenticity is a repeated theme, with many diners celebrating the Italian staff and genuine cuisine. Highlights from the reviews include the "high quality" food, "outstanding" chef's specials, and the "terrific" Lobster Spaghetti. With such accolades, it's clear Al Tiramisu offers a memorable Italian dining experience in DC.
A photo of Giovanni's Trattu restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(792)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Dupont Circle
Booked 5 times today
Giovanni's Trattu, located in Dupont Circle, is hailed for its authentic Italian cuisine. Customers rave about the large selection of classic and special dishes, the delicious pesto gnocchi, tiramisu, and lemon sorbet, and an impressively varied pasta list. One diner even remarked that the veal saltimbocca "delivered on its promise", while another loved the "scrumptious" escargot. The service, led by the exceptional Patricia, is described as "impeccable", "top notch", and "always amazing". Both first-timers and repeat customers have expressed great satisfaction with the restaurant, complimenting its "homey and laid-back but elegant" ambiance. Its survival and flourishing during the COVID-19 pandemic speaks volumes about its quality and the loyalty of its patrons.
A photo of i Ricchi restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(3736)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Dupont Circle
Booked 4 times today
i Ricchi is a gem of a restaurant, boasting of authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant is recommended by reviewers as the best Italian restaurant in DC, delivering consistently high-quality dishes paired with friendly service. From the menu, standout dishes like "Rigatoni with 12-hour Beef Ragu", "Branzino", and "Risotto with Shrimp and Asparagus" are repeatedly deemed as "out of this world". The restaurant's fried calamari, in particular, is consistently hailed in reviews as the best in the region. The excellent service from the staff, including the owner, who personally interacts with patrons, adds a touch of personal warmth to the dining experience. The restaurant is also highly recommended for special occasions due its sophisticated ambiance and exceptional food.
A photo of Rosemarino D'Italia - Dupont restaurant
4.5
Awesome(217)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Dupont Circle
Booked 5 times today
Rosemarino D'Italia - Dupont, located in the heart of Dupont, offers excellent Italian cuisine. Reviewers have praised its authentic taste, mentioning homemade pasta, generous portion sizes, and fair prices. Special recipes like lasagna and bolognese with perfectly cooked gnocchi are fan favorites. The restaurant also features a well-curated wine list, full of delicious Italian selections. Reviews comment on the "outstanding food," "excellent service," and the "inviting and comfortable" ambiance of the space. Despite some minor criticisms regarding the decor and service, Rosemarino D’Italia - Dupont is a gem for those seeking high-quality Italian cuisine in DC, deserving repeated visits.
A photo of Filomena Ristorante restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(16688)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Georgetown
Booked 202 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 Floriana restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(3786)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Dupont Circle
Booked 15 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.

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Discover best Italian restaurants in Dupont Circle

Discover the essence of Italian cuisine right in the heart of Washington, D.C.'s Dupont Circle. This vibrant area is renowned for its diverse and rich dining scene, offering a plethora of options for aficionados of authentic Italian fare. From rustic Tuscan dishes to innovative Italian fusion, each restaurant in Duperson Circle provides a unique culinary experience, emphasizing fresh, high-quality ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. Patrons can enjoy a range of dining environments, from intimate, cozy settings perfect for a romantic evening to lively, spacious venues suitable for family gatherings or social outings. The focus on exceptional service and a warm atmosphere ensures a memorable dining experience for all guests. Whether you're craving handmade pastas, classic Italian wines, or gourmet pizzas, Dupont Circle's Italian restaurants cater to all tastes, making it a must-visit destination for anyone seeking the true flavors of Italy in the capital city.

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