A little NY gem in the heart of DC. Food is superb and a nice little place for celebrations, meetings or just a good meal.
Very neat place, cozy inside and feels like a hidden locals only gem. The service is great and the food was overall good. My girlfriend got the seafood stew and really liked it! I got the Veal prosciutto and it was decent but kinda chewy/ tough. I wish I got the Marsala instead, it looked better from mom what I saw around me. We will come back and I will try a different entree.
A special place. Quiet. Old school. A place where the kitchen turns out excellent tortellini in brodo or gnocchi.
Lots if space between tables. So a good place for a quiet lunch. Skip the house special veal. At least during our visit it was rubbery and not very interesting.
Overall a good place right off the busy Dupont Circle area.
I had a most enjoyable lunch at this tiny below-Street level Italian restaurant restaurant that I literally walked past several times. Google maps doesn’t provide great guidance, so my appetite was great when I finally found it! I wasn’t disappointed at all. The chef customized my veal tortellini dish with real mushrooms and prosciutto. It brought back memories of the tortellini alla pana e prosciutto that I used to enjoy in Europe.
Somehow, the restaurant also found out that I was celebrating my birthday. I was surprised with a slice of tiramisu and a lit candle!
I will definitely be back! I just hope that I can find the restaurant again.
Probably one of the if not the best Italian meal I have ever had!!!
Really nice place. Great for a date or business. Very clean with nice decor.
Our server, Katia, was wonderful. The dishes came out rather quickly and were hot and delicious.
The Tiramisu was without a doubt the best I’ve ever had! We would definitely return.
Wonderful old world italian restaurant. Food was great! The noise level was quiet. We were able to hear each other. Would definately go back.
Everything was great! Pollo Marsala was a perfect size, angel hair pasta was great as was the spinach side.
Nice little out of the way location makes it intimate and cool. Great service.
The food was excellent. The bread was ghastly. In an Italian restaurant that's unimaginable.
The food was good, the service excellent, always nice to go to this cozy restaurant
Best Italian restaurant in DC. Their subtle, delicious sauces are different for every pasta dish. The eggplant appetizer is unique and easily the best we’ve ever ate.
Wonderful food. Great service. Only think not up to par with everything else was the bread. Warmed bread would have made it perfect.
Our favorite place in DC! Best authentic Italian food in the city and friendliest staff you can wish for. Thank you and we'll be back very soon!
A wonderful place for a dinner. Very friendly and warm staff.
Welcoming, inviting, great service and solid home Italian food! Just what we were looking for after a day touring DC!
We love Giovanni’s! We come every time we are in D.C.! Closest thing to being in Italy! Great food, service & ambiance!
Meal started with martinis; the glasses were filled halfway and were just not good. Food was mediocre; soggy tiny salad on a huge plate miniature cannoli that were literally about 1” x 3” for $7.50 - you got two but still. For the price, you can do much better at Otello or even Dupont Italian Kitchen.
very very enjoyable neighborhood treat - the restaurant is so cute inside, it really reminded me of Italy. the service was congenial, well informed and fun. highly recommend this little hideaway.
Small, charming restaurant with great food and excellent service!
Server was very helpful. Wine by the glass pour was very generous. Lasagna was good, veal McCoy was excellent. Caprice salad was very very good. We’ll be back.
There are many good selections and all are reliable. Pasta and fish entrees and appetizers make an overall very good time.
I have be eating at Trattu for over 20 years and continue to go back again and again.
Food was delicious, but we waited almost an hour for our first course. Will give it another try.
Cozy, quaint, perfect service and delicious food! This was such a lucky find for our team of business travelers.
Authentic Italian in a quaint setting ... Old school Neighborhood Italian joint... really good food.
Nice old world Italian spot for locals that looks to have been around for a long time. Friendly staff and cozy dining room. I felt the red sauce was on the salty side and the food was ok.
I dined with 3 other people from out of town who thought it was great, so I guess it falls somewhere between ok and great.
If you want the local feel and don't want the chain and restaurant row experience this might be a little spot to check out.
We had a large crowd for the Rock and Roll Half Marathon event. They were so accommodating for our Pasta meal -- before the race event. Lots of picky eaters, did not upset their kitchen. The pasta was delicious and authentic. We all had a great meal before our event. THANK YOU!! Giovanni Trattu..
Per usual the food, service and atmosphere were excellent. They treat us like family!
This is one of our favorite restaurants in DC. The food and the service are fantastic! The veal and all the classic pasta dishes are wonderful too!
Lovely small, reasonably-priced local restaurant with friendly service. Our dinner was a very relaxing and enjoyable experience, except that the food itself varied between very good and not very good. Filet of sole was the evenings' special, but it came out very mushy -- tasted good, but mushy. Olives in the martinis seemed very old, bland and soggy. yet the antipasto plate was delicious and the olives on that plate were good. So, for a very nice local evening in a relaxing and reasonably-priced restaurant, I recommend the restaurant, but don't have high expectations of the food.
Great place. The food was very good and the employees were real nice.
Cute place with great decor but not the best Italian food in an area that has so many great options. Wasn't bad but would prefer going somewhere else in Dupont Circle. Service was good, the restaurant was quiet, and the vibe was nice. Had always wanted to try it -- worth going once but wouldn't go back if I want Italian in the neighborhood.
Giovanni's is some of the best Italian food I have had! The environment is cozy, family-run. Prices are reasonable.
Very intimate restaurant with excellent food. We enjoyed our dinner here!
This a solid traditional Italian choice. All of the expected items are on the menu. The staff is very nice. It is small but very quiet at lunch.
I was seated at a bench seat and asked if it would be possible for the two of us to get a table with chairs. The hostess couldn't have been nicer - she told me whatever made me most comfortable. Great service, very nice people and the seafood pasta! Out of this world. Great value too. I have found my new favorite Italian restaurant!
Everything was delicious. The calamari, the fried mozzarella, gnocchi, chicken parm and eggplant parm. First time coming to this restaurant and found it by accident. Will definitely be coming back on my next visit. The staff were extremely friendly as well.
Small, quaint restaurant with authentic Venetian food and great service.
The service and food is always amazing. Patrice is great and always make sure that sure dining experience is remarkable.