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For 2
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7:00 PM
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Giovanni's Trattu

4.5
313 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation


Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(202) 452-4960
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Connecticut Ave. NW and 19th St. NW
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Parking details
Street parking and public parking garage on M Street between 18 th and 19 th Street.
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Public transit
Farragut North Metro Station (Red) Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red) Farragut West Metro Station (Blue, Orange)
Additional
Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 313 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Stump 
1.0
Dined 4 days ago

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.

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vipCapitolHill (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined 7 days ago

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.

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vipfoodie4life (Washington DC)
1.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined on January 9, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Toledo)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

. Excellent meal. We love the ambience and the service. Will be back.

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LarryGR (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

A real gem. Authentic cuisine from the Veneto area of Italy and beyond. Staff is friendly, attentive, but not intrusive. A great value.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

Great meal at a reasonable price. Our waitress, Lilly, was friendly and attentive. A wonderful Italian meal in a nice neighborhood.

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KimfromDC (Toronto)
4.0
Dined on December 15, 2017

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.

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