We were seated in the corner. We sat down and looked at each other. There was a strange/bad smell. Kind of musty or moldy or something. Someone said it smelled like dirty bottom. We couldn’t stand the thought of staying so we left. Didn’t eat the food. Lost our appetite. This place needs to start over. Sorry.
Giovanni's Trattu is a great option for a quiet dinner in what is otherwise a neighborhood populated by overpriced steakhouses. Is it the best meal you'll ever have? Probably not, but good food at good value.
Wow. I was very surprised at the food after reading the good reviews. Yukky frozen calamari, overcooked pasta, slow service (despite being only half full). Not a good value at all.
Fish stew and veal were very well prepared; service was lackluster; no bread with olive oil was brought to the table until after drink orders came and I had to ask. No little extra touches of helpfulness. Quality of food good.
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.
A little out of the way spot, but the food was delicious and the service was extremely friendly. A great place for a great, laid-back meal.
. Excellent meal. We love the ambience and the service. Will be back.
A real gem. Authentic cuisine from the Veneto area of Italy and beyond. Staff is friendly, attentive, but not intrusive. A great value.
Great meal at a reasonable price. Our waitress, Lilly, was friendly and attentive. A wonderful Italian meal in a nice neighborhood.
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.