Dupont Italian Kitchen

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103 reviews
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$30 and under
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In the mood for some fresh homemade Italian food? Dupont Italian Kitchen has been serving up fresh homemade Italian dishes since 1986. We offer great food, unbeatable prices, and we’re conveniently located in the heart of Dupont Circle. Stop by and visit us.
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CE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Making reservations was absolutely pointless! The restaurant was filled to capacity, the staff seemed unbothered and dismissive of our reservation, seated several parties WITHOUT a reservation before us, and merely suggested that we wait at the bar for 30 minutes for something to open up......I walked across the street and found immediate seating. I’ll probably NEVER go back to DuPont Italian Kitchen again.

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S
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a Saturday afternoon lunch with visiting guests. I haven't been there in years. Great food, great service, and great prices. Just as I remembered.

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MD
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

My only reservation ( not a pun) about recommending this lovely Italian restaurant is NOISE LEVEL making conversation difficult and hoarseness-inducing.

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RL
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Went there since it was a place that had a shrimp pasta on the menu. Food was disappointing. Caesar salad was chopped oddly making it hard to eat. My daughter got shrimp alfredo for $20. There were 5 shrimp on it. I had the pasta puttanesca which was ok. I make it at home and wanted to compare and should not have. Service seemed to be a rush.

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d
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was good. Everything else was not. Although the dining room was large and empty, we were seated at a small table for 2. The silverware was dirty. We were seated against a wall (also dirty) and our menus had food spots.....would not return

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NC
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very friendly and charming spot for delicious classic Italian fare. Tender, crispy calamari, crunchy tasty garlic bread and the bolognese was outstanding! Service efficient and attentive.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

It was nothing special, I went online to find a place that had pineapple on their pizza in which they advertised they did. My daughter is a very picky eater. We got there and they did NOT have pineapple. Warm beer... nothing fancy.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food and location was amazing. Service was a little lacking, and server was rude to my mother.
Overall would go again, would prefer a different server.

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JC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food Nice Place Great Service Love the specials

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B
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Pleasant service, linguine with clams & mussels was average.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely outstanding food! Great location! Great service!

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DO
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lots of tempting menu choices so it's hard to decide what to eat. Our waitress was very tolerant while tried to make up our minds. The portions are generous and the food is very tasty. Conveniently located for a pre- or post-theater meal when seeing a show at Theater J. We'll be back.

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RN
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food good price

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KH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Choose to go here as we were on holiday and saw some good reviews on trip advisor. The starters were a good size. I had a really good seafood pasta special, I really enjoyed it as there was not too much sauce and could taste the individual elements of the dish. The service was nice and quick and I liked the outside seating area.

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d
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Was really disappointed this time around. Moved from DC a couple of years ago and returned for a conference. Went to one of my favorite restaurants only to have condescending and poor service, which is unusual for this place. I had a hard time deciding what I wanted for dinner and instead of the server making suggestions or giving me a few more moments, he shrugged and gave a "come on, figure it out" message with his hands and body. Everyone has a bad day, but I'll think twice about returning.

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LF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Dupont Italian Kitchen is a revered staple of the neighborhood. The food is always reliably delicious, the service friendly and prompt, and perhaps best of all, the prices are REASONABLE, which is such a rarity in this city. Menu specials are also wonderful and inventive and add a nice rotation to the standard Italian staples. As a DC native, this is one of my local treasures!

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MG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Linguine with shrooms and sun-dried and spinach was excellent. House red not so much; returned that for better wine.

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BG
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Waiter nice. Food good.

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DO
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Lots of menu choices, good food, and prompt service. But very noisy.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , seated right away and excellent service.

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PD
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Always solid tasty food. A neighborhood staple and gem!

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p
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My group of 3 had nothing but positive things to say about the dinner and atmosphere! Delicious overall.

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D
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Were touring colleges, restaurant close tour our rental in DuPont circle. Great night for sitting outside, prices reasonable, food ok not great, enjoyed our waiter, would try again.

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e
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Solid, inexpensive red sauce kind of place. Big portions, nothing special.

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DI
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Dupont Circle. Always great service, and great food for a great price.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dupont Italian Kitchen and its upstair bar are nice. Dinner is reasonably priced. The restaurant is great for a date night. The bar hosts amazing karaoke events.

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OT
New York Area
205 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Solid Italian near DuPont Circle. Excellent eggplant parm. Friendly service.

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A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Attentive waiter, yummy food. Would go there again!

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Server was not too pleasant when we asked to split bill. They automatically added a not deserved $34 tip for him and we were only 4 people.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eine tolle Adresse um in guter Atmosphäre zu schlemmen. Ausgefallene Gerichte mit wechselnder Tageskarte. Sehr aufmerksamer Service. Absolut empfehlenswert.

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g
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good place in Dupont for reasonably priced, tasty Italian dishes. The food is great, service is solid, and the ambiance is wonderful. We sat upstairs, where I had never been before, and it has a great, cozy selection of tables by windows there. All in all, great place for special or everyday occasions.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This was a nice Italian restaurant. I enjoyed my eggplant parmesan, and my boyfriend enjoyed his seafood linguine. It was affordable, our server was great, and the table settings were pretty. It was fairly quiet and low-key. There was nothing very unique or trendy about the menu--just tasty classics.

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was a great choice for a last minute family dinner with menu items everyone would enjoy and also affordable. All of our dishes were amazing, our waiter was very attentive and quick. We were offered a table in the upstairs dining area since the downstairs was full; which turned out to be fine as other diners with children and larger parties were quickly seated there as well. My only suggestion would be when using the upstairs dining room in the winter months, that they check that the windows are tightly shut or insolated since most of the tables are adjacent to a window and there was a very cold draft coming through the windows. Almost all diners checked to see if the window was completely closed.

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m
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2014
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Dupont Italian Kitchen is relaxed and fun and always delivers excellent service. One of my neighborhood favorites.

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K
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2013
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

great value... good food, good price.

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R
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

THE CHICKEN PARM was very good. ONION SOUP COUL HAVE HAD A LITTLE MORE CHEESE ON IT FOR MY TASTE.SERVICE WAS GOOD ATE EARLY.

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T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

My first visit here and I was very pleased. We were seated immediately. For DC the prices were spectacular in my opinion. Everything ordered was more than delicious!!! I will most definitely visit again when in town.

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RR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed this restaurant. Ate there whilst on vacation. Was pleased by its pricing, which was very reasonable. Service was efficient and friendly. Seafood pasta was loaded with pasta and a delicious marinara sauce. Loved eating outdoors. Enjoyed a European experience without splurging on airfare.

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J
Washington DC
212 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always good. Friendly staff, attentive service and great selection. Food is always good.

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R
Washington DC
94 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2013
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Lovely Italian restaurant with comfortable view of Dupont Circle; nice place to leisurely have brunch. I have eggplant parmigiana with all the trimmings. My friends had the brunch menu. We were all very happy with our meals, the service and the drinks.

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