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About Dupont Italian Kitchen

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.

1637 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:45am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 3:30pm

Cross Street:
17th & R

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 328-3222

Website:
http://dupontitaliankitchen.com/

Entertainment:
Karaoke
Tuesday 9:00 PM- 1:30 AM
Friday & Saturday 10:30 PM -2:30 AM

Catering:
Please contact us for more information.

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 5 minutes from the Dupont Circle Metro station on the Red line.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Dupont Italian Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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3.7

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3.8

ambience

3.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (102)
Great for Outdoor Dining (74)
Good for Groups (69)
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Kid-friendly (23)
Great for Lunch (18)
Great for Brunch (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Hot Spot (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Late-night Find (9)
Romantic (8)
Scenic View (7)
Special Occasion (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2014

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.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2014

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.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2014

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2014

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2013

great value... good food, good price.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 21, 2013

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 6, 2013

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 29, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 7, 2013

A staple in the neighborhood. Reliable, dependable and never a dissapointment. Great place for friends to meet.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 2, 2013

Great spot to watch the street characters flow by!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 28, 2013

We had a 6:30 reservation and were seated immediately. It was a Tuesday and the restaurant wasn't very full when we arrived. Our waitress was attentive but not overly so. Our appetizer came out shortly before the main courses but other than that, the wait time to be served was fine. Everyone enjoyed their meals including the cheesecake for dessert.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 27, 2013

Very loud. Had a reservation for 8pm, got there on time but didn't sit until 8:20pm. Host was rude and made us stand outside to wait (had a child adn a senior citizen). Food was mediocre, at best.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 25, 2013

The staff is always so friendly and welcoming, our server was Fernando "He Rocked" never had to ask for anything! Keep up the vibe DuPont, you will always be one of my favs.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 24, 2013

A staple in the neighborhood, the Kitchen has been a favorite of locals and tourists alike for years. The food is always good and plentiful and the service top notch. Pricing is excellent and all are friendly and welcoming.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on April 23, 2013

We had dinner there on a Tuesday evening. We were seated promptly but it took awhile before the waitress came to our table. She seemed very shy. Our dinner was good basic Italian fare but the service was not good, especially since the restaurant wasn't crowded. The waitress brought our bill without ever asking us if we wanted coffee or dessert. I'm not sure if they even have desserts. Good restaurant if you live in the neighborhood, prices are reasonable, but as a tourist I was looking for a better experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 16, 2013

Very pleasant neighborhood eating place. Nice outdoor set up for casual dinning.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 12, 2013

My sister and I came for an early dinner and had dinner outside since it was warm. The waiter and hosts were really friendly and nice and checked on the ingredients of the food when I told them about my food allergies. Plus the food was delicious. We saw lots of pairs there but also some groups. This is a good outdoor dining spot.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 2, 2013

The service was great. We had a lovely evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 31, 2013

Great neighborhood find! Will definitely be returning.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 15, 2013

Nice neighborhoody Italian restaurant. Pastas are large and well cooked (al dente). Good ambience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 15, 2013

We love this restaurant and have been the past two years but the menu is much smaller now

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 7, 2013

Great neighborhood staple. Food is always good, pricing is excellent and service friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 22, 2013

We were recommended to visit Dupont Italian Kitchen by the owner of William Lewis B&B down the street. The menu is very well priced. We were told to ask for the waiter, Moe,
who took very good care of us. He did not balk at our request to split the caesar salad and an entree, and even comped dessert. There were empty tables at 6:30 on Friday night but by 7:00, the place was jumping. Good food and reasonable prices!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2013

We went here for dinner and it was definitely a good find! The food was good and the staff was really kind! definitely would go back again!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2013

First time here. The food was authentic Italian which can be hard to find in DC. The waiters reminded me of NYC waiters. Didn't smile much but efficient. Would definitely go back for the food and I liked the restaurant atmosphere and decor.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 11, 2013

Excellent food served well at a reasonable price.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2012

We were a group of 8 adults. The menu is not extensive but reflects Italian "comfort food". There are no choices for vegans.
The wine list was also not extensive, but was adequate. Service was excellent and the atmosphere was very cozy and laid back. We will all return.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2012

A staple in the neighborhood. Good food, friendly service and great value.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2012

We wanted pizza and it was delicious. Perfect spot in Dupont for family and friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2012

DIK never disappoints providing great comfort food and fine service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2012

Met here for biz dinner near my hotel. Friendly atmosphere and large portions at reasonable (for DC) prices. Will be back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2012

They charge for soda refills and don't inform you of that until you get your bill.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2012

They never disappoint with the flavors. Whenever I'm in DC, I always have at least one meal here. Unfortunately, on this visit, the service was not up to the standard that I've come to expect from the Dupont Italian Kitchen. I'll still go there again, but I hope I don't have the same server/service experience!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2012

Great place, never dissapoints.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2012

I was a little nervous because we were running late and our reservation was at 5pm. I needn't have worried as the restaurant was empty when we arrived! The food and service was pretty good. I would definitely go back and try other items on the menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2012

As always Alex was terrific!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 14, 2012

Always good, staff is extremely accommodating, food is consistantly good. Wide variety of choices. Great Marguiritas. Never a dissapointment.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2012

sort of bland food, but good price. My waiter barely spoke English. The area is good though so if you enjoy sitting outside as long as you have good company, on a fixed budget it fits the bill

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