Great food and service. If you are worried about your safety during the pandemic, this place is very careful and safe. Highly recommended!
Highly recommend; The atmosphere is perfect for nice quiet dinner with friends or a date. The menu is extensive and serves many classic Italian dishes (which are all excellent). I have been to Italy several times, and I have yet to find a place that brings me right back like this place did.
Consistently great food and great service. Cannot recommend highly enough
What a great experience, truly a gem in the heart of the city. Amazing Ambience and professionalism.
I absolutely loved my experience here. I was worried about indoor dining, but the restaurant had hand sanitizer in multiple locations. The food was fantastic and authentic, and the service was wonderful too. But what sticks out to me the most was the ambiance and the decor. It was the perfect combination of aesthetically pleasing and cozy. Would absolutely come back again!
Cozy atmosphere, good food and reasonable priced. My family has been coming here for years and always an enjoyable experience!
Extraordinary. Still the excellent service and the food is exceptional! So glad they are open.
We missed Giovanni's while it was closed due to COVID-19 and we couldn't wait to be back. We had a great dinner. As always, the food and the service were great though we were the only people in the restaurant the entire time we were there. Please, go to Giovanni's! We need to keep this gem of a restaurant alive.
An excellent place! Great food, great service. We go once a week and can't recommend it highly enough
A slow night for Giovanni’s just means greater excellence from the chef and the servers! Fantastic as always.
LOVE Giovanni's!! It has quickly become our weekend go-to restaurant since we discovered it last year. You need to make a reservation - it's a small restaurant and they have to turn away walk-ins. The food is exceptional and there is a great variety. The service is spot-on and friendly. Ask Katarina for a recommendation - you'll love whatever she chooses. One of the best parts of Giovanni's is that it isn't loud and you can actually have a conversation.
Giovanni’s Trattu is a great place to go for quiet conversation with excellent food and service.
I have been dining at Giovanni’s Trattu for forty years. Not only do I get my eggplant parmigiana but my guest are always pleased with their choices.
Seems to be a good place for a date. Most of the people we saw were there for business meetings maybe because it was during the weekday lunch.
Awesome food. The Pastas are OUTSTANDING
Excellent atmosphere & very accommodating.
Everything was outstanding--the food, the ambience, and the service. And the place was quiet enough to eavesdrop on other conversations if you wanted to. I'll be back.
Was wonderful as always. Beautiful staff, chef willing to accommodate any request.
Food was exquisite.
Loved this restaurant! Delightful and adorable. Food and service wonderful! Tiramisu was awesome!
Wonderful service and food! We always enjoy our nights at Giovanni’s.
Really excellent service - attentive and friendly, but still gave me and my SO plenty of space to enjoy dinner uninterrupted. The food was decent - it didn't stand out in a bad way, or in a great way, but it was generally good Italian food. Great place for a classic date.
We went for Valentines Day and had been previously. This time wasn’t as good as the last time. We actually ordered the equivalent to the Valentines Day 3-course special a la carte and it actually ended up being less than the special. The agnolotti was good and my wife had the carbonara. It is reasonably priced though the portion sizes are not what you expect from an italian restaurant.
Very good for a group. Quiet enough to hear. Food was great. I got the linguine with clams and it was excellent.
Wonderful atmosphere for a recent mid-week date night. The fried mozzarela appetizer was so-so, but the rest of the food fantastic. Especially enjoyed the Linguini Frutti de Mare (sorry if I'm misspelling it!), while my wife enjoyed the eggplant parmesan. The spiced pears with ice cream dessert was fabulous. Service was excellent. The tables are close and on a quiet night it was impossible to not overhear everyone else's conversation, which put a bit of a damper on ours. Will definitely go back.
Made reservations and when inget there they were closed!!
My go-to when in Washington! Service, menu, atmosphere - everything is always top-notch! I real gem in a city where everyone thinks they're a foodie!
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Great veal scaloppini. Get hot bread and larger olives for the drinks.
My husband and I took our daughter who lives in DC out to dinner at Giovanni’s Trattu last week. I merely looked for a restaurant close to the hotel in which we were staying and felt after reading several of the reviews on Yelp that this was the place for us.
I am so glad we went because we absolutely loved it. The ambiance was cozy and friendly and our waitress was so helpful and friendly as well
The food was excellent. My seafood risotto was wonderful as was my husbands lasagna and my daughter’s pasta dish. Tiramisu was one of the best I’ve had!
I would gladly return , in fact, my daughter made a reservation for herself and her boyfriend for Valentine’s Day on the spot!
Dinner was perfect, service was great and the food was comforting. Elegant and simple delicious Italian food.
The service is supreme. Food was good. The place is charming and unique.
A wonderful dinner and delicious food! Could not have asked for better service and a memorable night!
Came in to DC from NOVA with 3 other couples to see a show and have dinner. Had a hard time finding something close to the Mayflower Hotel where our evening started that had dinner seating available. I Searched online, found Giovanni's Trattu and they had an opening for us so I booked a reservation. We arrived 15 minutes ahead of our reservation and our table was all set and waiting for us. The ambiance of the intimate restaurant was very pleasing and the food and service along with the reasonable price, had us all agreeing we would come back for another visit.
Excellent food and service, family style seating, so romantic prices without romantic seclusion. Some seats are tight fits but worth the close proximity to others
Some of the best pasta I have ever had! Great date night location with my husband. A+++
Low key stalwart — enjoyed a fine Chianti and a seafood special. The way life used to be before people decided to reconcept it. Tragically, however, the Spumoni proved to be elusive— I will try again.
Quaint and cozy place with pleasant and attentive service and reasonable prices. The food though was just OK. Not bad but nothing stellar.
We celebrated my 50th birthday and our anniversary there. It was SPECTACULAR. Our waitress, Gallina, was wonderful. The food was delicious! It was such a special night. Best Carbonara I have EVER had! The BEST!!!
Excellent Italian food! Very quick service, our water glasses never ran dry. I thoroughly enjoyed my pasta and would eat here again.
What a wonderful evening for the family! Fantastic food...we shared bites and all was a hit. Our waitress was a princess and made us feel so welcome. We will be back!
Giovanni's Trattu offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 452-4960.
Giovanni's Trattu is rated 4.7 stars by 549 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.