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Dupont Italian Kitchen, Washington, DC

Dupont Italian Kitchen

4.4
4.4
147 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Global, International
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:30 pm Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 328-3222
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Please contact us for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    Let Dupont Italian Kitchen make your next special event one to remember. With a private dining space located on our second floor, you and your guests can enjoy our fresh homemade Italian dishes while relaxing in our warm, comfortable atmosphere.
  • Private party contact
    Tony: (202) 328-3222
  • Neighborhood
    Dupont Circle
  • Cross street
    17th & R Street NW
  • Parking details
    Street parking only.
  • Public transit
    Dupont Italian Kitchen is conveniently located in the heart of Dupont Circle on the corner of 17th & R Streets NW. Located 3 blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro station on the Red line.
  • Entertainment
    KaraokeTuesday 9:00 PM- 1:30 AMFriday & Saturday 10:30 PM -2:30 AM
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 147 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

148 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food! However, we felt a little rushed the second we sat down.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was exquisite with fresh ingredients and just the right quantity. Wait staff was helpful and accommodating.

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  3. ChicagoBob

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I lived in DC and was a frequent flyer at DuPont Italian Kitchen. I have not been there in 20 years. I feared they might have closed or ruined the place by becoming trendy. Happy to report that neither is the case. Old world food, hole-in-the-wall in a good way. Modestly priced, great food, friendly people.

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  4. ssmiles

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great value, intimate size, straightforward menu. Service was quick and no fuss. We were looking for a quick bite after a long flight. Neighborhood was walkable. Food was classic Italian.

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  5. Cate

    Seattle

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Italian kitchen was well reviewed and very close to where we were staying. Nice walk on a perfect night. The food was mediocre. My husband had a vodka sauce and I had puttanesca. These are favorite dishes but at Dupont Italian Circle they were boring. We sat outside which was lovely. The wine was awful.

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  6. Lilie

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    In overall it’s a good restaurant. The food is good but some of it was a bit bland. It could be easily fix.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyable relaxed atmosphere. Attentive waiter and good food.

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  8. Bill

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about DuPont Italian Kitchen is great: The pasta, the service, the ambience. It's a gem and it's reasonably priced too.

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  9. Bill

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food, especially the pasta dishes and the tiramisu, which is one fo the best tiramisus I've tasted anywhere. Service was attentive but we did not feel rushed.

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  10. RandyM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had pasta which we enjoyed. The cannolis were very sweet.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely a neighborhood gem. Delicious food and good service.

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  12. PennyLM

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I found the restaurant to have great food and a great atmosphere.

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  13. Carl

    Pittsburgh

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great value. Food is about 4 out of 5. I would go back.

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  14. GregS

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reasonably priced food and wine prices with quick and attentive service. The menu is typical Italian fare so it’s easy to find something you will like.

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  15. GlennR

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great experience from a well-seasoned and attentive staff. It was early in service so the food arrived well before expected. It was hot and tasty!

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  16. Scott

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Always reliably good food and good prices, though this time the dining room was too loud and our server was not in the least bit friendly.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time! Food was great and everything came to us so fast. Will visit again one day.

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  18. carol

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the ambiance and the tiramisu is to die for (EXCELLENT). The music selection and volume level was perfect. You could have a good conversation without competing with loud music as if you are in a nightclub. Will be coming back and bringing others for the tiramisu

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  19. Jsaxm

    Los Angeles

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved this place. Local gem with great food and extremely friendly service! Planted right in the middle of a very friendly LGBTQ+ neighborhood! I will definitely come here again when in town!

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  20. Bill

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great--prompt and friendly. The food (pasta and a salad) and the desert (chocolate cake) was great. Everything was great.

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  21. suy22

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Vibes were great, food could be better. Price was very reasonable

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A good LGBTQ place / friendly space. The food is good but nothing exceptional. Although I must add the Tiramisu was really good.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice vibe, friendly servers, excellent food from salads to lasagna. Great neighborhood

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  24. TammyK

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Our service was terrible. We had to ask for refills once we got our food we never did see our waiter again until our check was ready. The bus boy was fabulous and got our to go containers, he should get all the tips!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! Food was amazing and the room was really lovely and comfortable. The service was spot on! Would definitely recommend!!

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  26. AmyL

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Got the chicken parm and my daughter ordered the Cajun chicken. The food came out quickly. The taste was ok. The menu didn’t have that many choices. The staff was very friendly and refilled our water frequently. They have outdoor dining and we sat outside. I would not make a special trip here but if in the area it is an ok place to grab a bite.

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  27. JYSP

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, service was good, it’s a small space so it was a little loud but overall good experience

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  28. JoelC

    New Orleans

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were staying in the Dupont Circle area and decided to give Dupont Italian Kitchen a try for lunch. We had an absolutely wonderful experience with both food and service. Will definitely return!

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  29. StevenK

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of our dinners were excellent. Attentive staff providing efficient service.

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  30. RobL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there , very impressed , staff is on point and food was superb, highly recommend. The Brussels sprouts app is to die for .

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  31. Marian

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Reasonably priced food. Two had a pizza which was good. My chicken sandwich was a bit dry.

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  32. Leslie

    Western NC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The good was all very good. We had one appetizer, a salad for 2, and 3 entrees. It was just the right amount of food. We went with a 12 year old. The service was friendly. The prices were reasonable. We ate outdoors which was very pleasant

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great! Everything was great!

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  34. chip

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Love the option of either inch or breakfast when eating at noon - and without the noise of drunk youngsters drinking mimosas with poor quality sparkling wine. The food was excellent - chicken Milanese with eggs and the best potatoes - combined with a stack of pancakes shared with the table - a new version of chicken and waffles! I haven't visited in years and now I need to become more. of a regular - good food at good prices. Thanks!

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  35. Dineinla

    San Francisco

    147 reviews

    4.0

    147 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and good service. We will be back again

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fine food, great ambience! Would definitely revisit

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  37. Bill

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Not the best pizza we've ever had (we are from Chicago) but great service, great ambience, and a really nice place to sit outside and have a relaxing meal.

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  38. JohnEO

    Washington DC

    121 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Wonderful woody setting at R and 17th in NW DC. Outside seating, which was fortunate as inside is a tad dingy with Arctic AC. Could be made much more comfortable, however. Friendly, efficient service. Ordered glasses of pretty expensive/mediocre Malbec followed by good seafood linguine. Unfortunately, my wife's linguine with shell-less clams was tasteless (presumed canned clams). Pretty awful. But, then, pleasantly surprised by the very good tiramisu and cannoli. Some Italian culinary expertise there. So, work to do on the entrees in the kitchen. Outside also looks a tad tatty, which is a shame for an excellent location with very good service that could be made much more attractive.

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  39. SARAC

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. Food was delicious service was fantastic

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Only in DC for a couple of nights, glad to found this restaurant on OpenTable. Great food & service. It was a nice 20 minutes work from my hotel, lovely neighbourhood.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Dupont Italian Kitchen using the Order Online button. Dupont Italian Kitchen also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Dupont Italian Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 328-3222.

Dupont Italian Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 147 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Dupont Italian Kitchen

1637 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009

Additional information

  • Cross street
    17th & R Street NW
  • Neighborhood
    Dupont Circle
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:30 pm Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Global, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking only.
  • Public transit
    Dupont Italian Kitchen is conveniently located in the heart of Dupont Circle on the corner of 17th & R Streets NW. Located 3 blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro station on the Red line.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    KaraokeTuesday 9:00 PM- 1:30 AMFriday & Saturday 10:30 PM -2:30 AM
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 328-3222
  • Catering
    Please contact us for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    Let Dupont Italian Kitchen make your next special event one to remember. With a private dining space located on our second floor, you and your guests can enjoy our fresh homemade Italian dishes while relaxing in our warm, comfortable atmosphere.
  • Private party contact
    Tony: (202) 328-3222
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