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About Giovanni's Trattu
Giovanni's Trattu may be the only restaurant in DC to capture the feel of Venice. Formerly known as Trattu, this cozy little restaurant provides the lighter cuisine of Northern Italy, which is known for its unique flavor. The extensive menu changes every fall, winter and summer. Seating 60 in the main dining room, Giovanni's Trattu is candlelight at night and it entertains guests with live music from a guitarist/singer who roams from table to table, providing the perfect sound for any occasion. Highlighting the ambiance is a collection of colorful pottery and venetian masks that hangs from the walls. While Giovanni's Trattu is ideal for private parties, guests who seek a more intimate experience may sit at one of two tables in the small out door garden.
Washington, DC 20036
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Between Connecticut Ave. NW and 19th St. NW
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking and public parking garage on M Street between 18 th and 19 th Street.
Farragut North Metro Station (Red) Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red) Farragut West Metro Station (Blue, Orange)
Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Giovanni's Trattu Ratings and Reviews
We were walking by and decided to stop in. We were seated promptly and service was excellent. The food was good though not as spicy as we like but that is just our preference. The portions were a good size, enough to be satisfying but not enough to feel over full. Over all, it was a pleasant experience.
We came here for Valentine’s Day and had a wonderful dinner! The service was awesome, the food delicious, and we enjoyed our evening immensely. The noise level is moderate, which we didn’t mind, but is something to take into consideration if you are looking for a quiet restaurant.
The food was really good but they gave us huge portions which on a normal night would be great because that means left overs the next day. Only at this restaurant I asked our waitress numerous times to wrap up our food but she ended up dumping both mine and my girlfriend's food. That was probably $20 in food just thrown away. The only compensation they offered was to make one meal again which I refused because I didn't have time to wait. They also offered dessert which I agreed to but when the waitress returned to the table she only brought 1. I was furious at this point, A. 1 dessert costs $7.50 and B. They didn't bring one for my girlfriend. The food was great but because of the service I don't think I will be returning to this restaurant.
I had eaten at this restaurant many many years ago and was hoping I would be as impressed as last time. The food was good but I would not say it was outstanding. The service was excellent, but the restaurant is dated. It was sad to see only a few diners. I can't help but think if they updated their look it would be better attended.
Had overseas friends staying at Dupont Circle Hotel and wanted a dinner place close by. It had been about 15 years since I had been to Trattu and I had good memories of it. I was quite pleased to find it largely unchanged. Service was prompt, menu was varied enough to give lots of choices and both food and value were great. A little noisy, but that's because it was packed on a Thursday night, a good sign that they maintain a good customer base.
Great food, but there was an permeating stench in the restaurant, most likely mold because it is in a basement. The smell was strongest in the bathrooms, which were not very clean. My overall impression was too marred by the smell to ever go back
Fan Favorite! I always try to stop in for a dinner when I'm in town. A nice change from the typical DC scene. A small, intimate place with outstanding service and food. Whether it's a slow night or the restaurant is full, the quality remains the same. Step inside and your blood pressure immediately goes down. You will not be disappointed in this relaxing little gem.
Bright, cozy, authentic traditional Italian neighborhood restaurant in a small space. High caliber service and good food. Tables are very close to one another, so don't plan on private conversation. We had the gnocchi and the fresh ravioli; both were excellent. The menu seems unlimited and covers all traditional fare. Service was very attentive and friendly. Prices were a little high but otherwise family-friendly. Great location two short blocks south of DuPont Circle.
In all the years I’ve lived in DC, I never knew this restaurant existed, tucked away on a small street off Connecticut Avenue between Dupont Circle and Farragut. We were meeting an old friend for dinner and looking for a quiet spot. Giovanni’s Trattu filled the bill, a sweet Italian neighborhood restaurant that looks like a throwback to another era, homey and European with a touch of festivity. The service was welcoming and the food was good. I especially liked the spinach that accompanied my veal marsala, and our friend enjoyed the agnolotti with mushrooms. The food won’t set the world on fire, but the overall experience was very congenial.
The waitress we had was very helpful and so knowledgeable about both entree and wine options. The food is delectable.
We haven’t been here in many years and were quite pleased to discover this gem still cooking up great fare in the same enticing hide-away. Love it.
Could not have not had a better dinner or experience. The food was fantastic. Service was prompt but never intrusive. Always friendly. Perfect environment for sharing good wine, good food and great conversation with friends. Will definitely go back next time in D.C.
We had a great time dining here. The hostess was remarkably welcoming, the food very good, service timing but not rushed. They made us feel special without hovering over us. Thoroughly enjoyable and would recommend for those who desire a quiet, peaceful meal with good food.
Our anniversary date here was perfect. The staff was incredibly sweet and accommodating, and the food was heavenly. It's a quiet, cozy and intimate spot with a huge variety of authentic Italian dishes and desserts. It just might become our anniversary spot every year.
What a find! From the moment we drove up to the quaint front door, we knew we had chosen the right spot. We were looking for food that was great but not "over cheffed" (I just made that phrase up!). Service, food, ambiance all were excellent. If you are looking for small, intimate and authentic this is a great choice.
Business dinner originally scheduled for 10 grew to 12, and restaurant was gracious enough to hold table for 4 just in case it grew again. Food was reasonably priced and fairly good. Service seemed to drop off toward the end but maybe they were simply giving us space. Will definitwly keep in mind for next time.
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