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Odeon Cafe Italian Cuisine

3.6
3.6
305 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Located in the heart of the Dupont Circle area for more than 24 years, Odéon Café is located conveniently only two+ blocks from the Metro, offering an exciting culinary experience within an inviting atmosphere. Our newly renovated two-story dining room provides a beautiful and spacious bar where you can relax during happy hour or while awaiting a table. Our comfortable seating includes intimate tables for two and space for families or even parties of ten or more. We have a good selection of Italian, American and French wines and champagnes, available by the glass or bottle. Thus you are sure to find an appropriate spirit to enhance any of our entrees. Our colorful continental décor, along with the savory aromas of Italian cooking, help create the ambience that makes the Odéon Café a wonderful place to visit.

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Menu

Brunch Cocktails

  • Grey Goose Bloody Mary$4.95

    Bloody Mary w/Grey Goose Vodka

    • Mimosa$2.95

      Champagne, Triple Sec and Fresh Orange Juice

      • Bellini$2.95

        Champagne, Peach Schnapps and Pineapple

        Poached Eggs

        Served with Home Fries

        • Egg Benedict$9.95

          Poached Eggs, Ham and Hollandaise sauce on English muffin

          • Egg Florentina$9.95

            Poached Eggs, Creamy Spinach and Hollandaise sauce on English muffin

            • Egg Odeon Café$9.95

              Poached Eggs and Smoked Salmon on English muffin W/Hollandaise sauce

              • Turkey Benedict$9.95

                Poached Eggs with Turkey and Hollandaise sauce

                Omlets

                Served with Home Fries - egg White add $1.50

                • Florentine$10.95

                  Three eggs with Spinach and Swiss cheese

                  • Margarita$10.95

                    Three eggs with fresh Tomatoes,Swiss cheese

                    • Primavera$10.95

                      Three eggs with Portobello mushroom, green peppers & onions

                      • Siciliana$12.95

                        Three eggs with smoked Salmon, baby shrimp and capers

                        • Paradiso$12.95

                          Three eggs with prosciutto di Parma, green pepper, mushroom, onions, fresh Tomato and Swiss Cheese

                          Flavorful Crepes

                          • Crepe Modena$10.95

                            Shimp, scallops, sun-dried tomatoes, shallots and cream sauce

                            • Crepe Millano$10.95

                              Chicken with pimento and cilantro pink cream sauce

                              • Crepe Funghi$10.95

                                Gratinee mushroom, topped with cream sauce

                                • Crepe Sardinia$12.95

                                  Smoked Samon with cream sauce

                                  • Crepe Catania$10.95

                                    Chicken, ham, and Portobello mushroom in cream sauce

                                    Waffles, Pancakes, Sweet Crepe, French toast & Quiches

                                    Served with Fresh Fruit

                                    • Blueberry Waffles$10.95

                                      With blueberries, mascarpone cream and syrup

                                      • Belgian Waffles$11.95

                                        With strawberries, mascarpone cream and syrup

                                        • Crepe Novella$10.95

                                          With caramel butter syruo and sliced aldmonds

                                          • Crepe Odeon$10.95

                                            with caramel peanut butter honey sauce

                                            • Crepe Grand Marnier$10.95

                                              With Grand Marnier and Orange Sauce

                                              • French Toast$10.95

                                                Grilled French toast topped with butter syrup

                                                • Pancakes$10.95

                                                  Three Homemade pancakes with butter, syrup and side of bacon

                                                  • Quiche Florentine$12.95

                                                    Homemade quiche with ricotta, spinach & mozzarella cheese

                                                    • Quiche Loraine$12.95

                                                      Homemade quiche with bacon, ham & mozzarella cheese

                                                      Side Orders

                                                      • Wheat Bread, White Bread, Muffin$0.95

                                                        • Bacon, Sausage, Ham$2.95

                                                          • Home fries, Vegetables, French fries$2.50

                                                            • Fresh Fruits$4.95

                                                              Last updated: April 23, 2019

                                                              What 305 people are saying

                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                              3.6
                                                              3.6 based on all time ratings
                                                              • 3.6Food
                                                              • 3.6Service
                                                              • 3.5Ambience

                                                              NoiseModerate

                                                              76% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                rudydale

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                56 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                3.0

                                                                56 reviews

                                                                Dined on October 2, 2015

                                                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                I'd read several other reviews that noted how few customers were present, but that the food was delicious, so I booked and found the same qualities - quietude and good food. The manager told us that the restaurant will be changing its name and its cuisine this week, to 'Madrid,' and Spanish tapas fare, with Flamenco performances on Friday nights. I'll be looking forward to patronizing Madrid in the coming weeks.

                                                              2. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Austin

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on September 21, 2015

                                                                overall3food5service4ambience5

                                                                I was the only person in the restaurant when I walked in so I wasn't sure how it was going to go...it was really good food and a really nice place to relax. The big screen TV's at the bar though kind of steer you away from relaxing and enjoying your food.

                                                              3. HC

                                                                HappyCustomer

                                                                New York Area

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                3.0

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                Dined on August 21, 2015

                                                                overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                While the wait staff was very attentive while we were in the restaurant, they did not stand by what we had been told over the phone. After making our reservation I called to make sure they were participating in restaurant week. They assured me they were and had a separate menu as well. When we showed up they said they had participated in the past but not this time. Additionally, we asked if we could have a table upstairs and they said no and we were the only table in the entire restaurant. The food was very good but coming in from out of town, I wouldn't go again. there are a lot of restaurants to choose from and when you are lied to on the phone, it's a turn off.

                                                              4. D

                                                                Donabella

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on July 29, 2015

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Our group of six all throughly enjoyed a variety of meals, wine and desserts. The atmosphere was wonderful and the service was exceptional. After our true Italian four hour event, we were honored with a nice touch of "on the house" elegant shots of limoncello.

                                                              5. AZ

                                                                A2Zdin

                                                                Cleveland

                                                                17 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                2.0

                                                                17 reviews

                                                                Dined on July 18, 2015

                                                                overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                                Reserved a table based on glowing reviews. Disappointed. Not all bad, but overall a mediocre dining experience. A ton of better places in DC. Pluses: very attentive and accommodating service - the manager clearly cares, good location near Dupont Circle, a short walk from the metro station, quality good mozzarella, GREAT Pinot Grigio, good selection of pasta. Deltas: the place seems old and smells a bit like cheap cleaning products and has an old canteen smell overall, furniture is worn out, chairs are uncomfortable, and most importantly, food is mostly mediocre - soggy pizza crust, pale tasteless tomatoes, clearly old mussels, tasteless bread (nice oil with herbs though). Not sure how this place got 5 stars. It's a tourist trap.

                                                              6. l

                                                                lorenzo

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                18 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                18 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 4, 2015

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                The food is traditional, yet good. It's a neighborhood haunt with friendly employees. All around good restaurant.

                                                              7. V

                                                                Victoria1120

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 14, 2015

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great food. Quick service. I was very happy with this experience and their willingness to accommodate a large group.

                                                              8. D

                                                                Damo

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                17 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                17 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 14, 2015

                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                I booked this restaurant for Valentines Day with my wife. The restaurant was great, the food excellent and the server we had was extra special. We arrived there 45 minutes early for our reservation and we were seated immediately. The food was prepared and presented very well. The place was a little noisy, but it was not overwhelming. Just a lot of happy people enjoying a wonderful dinner and having fun!

                                                              9. J

                                                                Jaywest

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                231 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                231 reviews

                                                                Dined on December 23, 2014

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                I've never been disappointed here. The food is always good, the service is excellent, and the staff and owner among the nicest people in DC. Menu selections are varied and thepricing is great. A must try for all locals and a great place for out of town guests.

                                                              10. L

                                                                Lily

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                14 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                14 reviews

                                                                Dined on December 21, 2014

                                                                overall3food2service4ambience3

                                                                The restaurant was in a great location, very nice inside and relatively quiet for a Sunday brunch which is just what we wanted. Server was very attentive and friendly. But the food was just okay. The panini wasn't really a panini, more like a warmed sandwich. My husband did say that his omelet was good but the potatoes with it were mushy. Didn't order drinks but they seemed reasonably priced.

                                                              11. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on November 8, 2014

                                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                The food was not particularly memorable, and seating in the upstairs room lacked ambiance.

                                                              12. JE

                                                                JohnEO

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                105 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                105 reviews

                                                                Dined on November 4, 2014

                                                                overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                                Local Italian restaurant with pretty good linguine con frutti di mare and veal in masala wine. Attentive service. Wine somewhat overpriced. Will return, however.

                                                              13. SZ

                                                                ScottZ

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                2.0

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                Dined on October 10, 2014

                                                                overall2food3service2ambience1

                                                                The food was okay (except the pizza), but for a Friday night, the restaurant was pretty empty. I would recommend to a large group trying to get in somewhere last minute, but there are better Italian places nearby.

                                                              14. C

                                                                Cyclist

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                122 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                122 reviews

                                                                Dined on September 30, 2014

                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                I've been to Odeon Cafe many times. It's a cozy and charming cafe with consistently good food, generous portions, not so loud to prevent you from talking easily to your dinner company.

                                                              15. T

                                                                Tomo

                                                                Raleigh

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                Dined on September 13, 2014

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Once again we had a great dinner . Highly recommend his place. Don't fogrt dessert!

                                                              16. d

                                                                david

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                24 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                24 reviews

                                                                Dined on July 28, 2014

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We had a very enjoyable dinner. The food was excellent, the happy hour wine was a great bargin, and the owner and staff were very welcoming.

                                                              17. g

                                                                goodfines

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                2.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on July 11, 2014

                                                                overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                Server was not knowledgeable. Service was rushed though the restaurant was only 1/3 full. Food was Luke warm. May not go back again.

                                                              18. C

                                                                Collegefoodie

                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                Dined on June 27, 2014

                                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                We tried the spaghetti bolognaise and the SCAMPI FRA DIAVLO. The spaghetti was excellent and was filled with flavor, while the scampi fra diavolo was not that tasty and rather boring. We also had the tiramisu and the exotic bamba gelato. The tiramisu was average at best, but the gelato was extremely tasty. Service was good. They kept filling up our water glasses which is always a plus. If ordering the chardonnay, don't order their house chardonnay- very bland. Overall a good restaurant for it's value and location.

                                                              19. M

                                                                Mindy

                                                                Miami

                                                                12 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                12 reviews

                                                                Dined on June 17, 2014

                                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                I was so impressed with my choice for the evening. I am not from DC and choice Odeon solely from the locations and reviews on Open Table. We were a group of 14. When I got there the resturant was ready for our group. Our food was delicious and all 14 dishes came out at the same time and piping hot. The service was excellent. I go to DC every year and will definitely return.

                                                              20. d

                                                                dshenderson

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                4 reviews

                                                                Dined on June 15, 2014

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                The Odeon Cafe used to be our go to place in DC, but we have not been in town for 8 years. It was great to go back and find it as great as we remembered. We had steamed mussels, spinach salads, lamb shank, and dessert. All were excellent.

                                                              21. NB

                                                                NeeB1818

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on June 11, 2014

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                I went to Odeon for lunch with my bosses to celebrate my birthday. From the moment we walked in we were impressed. The service was superior!! The decor adds to the experience by making you feel warm and welcome. The food was excellent! The have something for everyone even vegetarians. We ordered appetizers, salad, main dishes and they gave us a slice of cheesecake (for my birthday). The cheesecake is the best I have ever had...way better than Cheesecake Factory's cheesecake. I highly recommend Odeon. You will not be disappointed!

                                                              22. F

                                                                Francisco

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                49 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                2.0

                                                                49 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 28, 2014

                                                                overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                So I went here on a Living Social deal, and truth be told, the food wasn't that great. It was a pretty basic menu, pretty basic seasonings and the presentation wasn't anything a home ec. class couldn't have done. The service was just ok as the waitress seemed disinterested the whole night (the place was dead though). The only real positive person at the place was the manager who seemed to be putting in 110% to make customers feel comfortable (mostly the regulars at the bar though).

                                                              23. T

                                                                Taismartini

                                                                New York Area

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                1.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 16, 2014

                                                                overall1food1service2ambience2

                                                                I am certain that there are better italian restaurants in D.C. The pasta alla 'puttanesca', bruschetta and caprese were poorly executed and tasteless. The wine was fairly priced for a restaurant, and the waiter's happy disposition saved the night.

                                                              24. LF

                                                                LeighF

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                20 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                3.0

                                                                20 reviews

                                                                Dined on May 6, 2014

                                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                Odeon has been at its DuPont Circle location for years and outlasts a lot of other restaurants along Connecticut Avenue. The wait staff is friendly although this time our waiter wasn't as personable as others. The pizza is excellent and the veal was tender and flavorful. The lobster ravioli was rich and very tasty but a bit on the small serving side. We all shared a cannoli and it was amazing!!! We'll definitely return.

                                                              25. 2

                                                                2112nik

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                4.0

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 20, 2014

                                                                overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                We easily got a reservation on Easter Sunday for a group of 7, which concerned me, but I was completely and pleasantly surprised by the absolutely excellent and friendly service, cheap, but hearty drinks, and atmosphere conducive to hanging out and chatting with friends. I highly recommend Odeon and would gladly eat there again.

                                                              26. LU

                                                                LauraU

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                124 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                3.0

                                                                124 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 19, 2014

                                                                overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                This place will not knock your socks off but the food is reasonable and reliably good. The lentil soup which was the soups of the day was very good, especially for dipping the hot out of the oven rolls. I had the eggplant parmisian which was very tasty, just the right proportions of eggplant, pata and cheese with an excellent sauce.

                                                              27. QL

                                                                QLing

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on April 12, 2014

                                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                This was my first time at Odeon Café and I am now a huge fan! We had a reservation for 9 pm on a Saturday and when we went in we were immediately greeted and seated. Our waitress came right over to explain the menu and take our drink order. We ordered Bruschetta as an appetizer, it was good. My fiance ordered Manicotti, I ordered Scampi E Granchi with Angel hair pasta, and my friend ordered Scampi E Granchi with tortellini. We all loved our meals! Our only issue was that for it not being crowded in there, it took a while for us to get our food. And we did have to ask for bread. Other than having to ask for bread and having to wait a while for our food, we had a great evening with delicious food. I will definitely be going back!

                                                              28. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                1 review

                                                                vip
                                                                1.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on April 4, 2014

                                                                overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                Both the service and food was extremely poor. Would not go back.

                                                              29. A

                                                                Amber

                                                                Minneapolis

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 28, 2014

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                A group of friends and I stayed at DuPont Circle. We found this place, and thought it was great. Services was wonderful, and good was amazing. I would definitely go back.

                                                              30. IM

                                                                IzMan

                                                                Raleigh

                                                                15 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                15 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 21, 2014

                                                                overall3food4service2ambience5

                                                                Great atmosphere! My girlfriend is a huge fan of mozzarella sticks, and Odeon Cafe had some of the best ones we've had together. Our plates were delicious too, but my lobster ravioli portion size could have been bigger. As delicious as it was, I was left hungry.

                                                              31. G

                                                                Goodfood

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on March 8, 2014

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Food was delicious. Had seafood linguine and sauce was exquisite. Serving was just right. Hubby had spaghetti bolognese seasoned well and plenty of meat. Service was very good, we could have a conversation easily and very convenient location for travel.Had a large room upstairs which would be good for groups and events. We prefer the main floor and window seating makes for interesting views. Have great selection of entrees, salads, appetizers and desserts as ell ad a full bar . Never had a meal we didn't love.

                                                              32. JM

                                                                JMUAlum

                                                                Richmond

                                                                8 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                8 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 4, 2014

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                This was a great find. Our group loves Italian food and it was superb. The sampler platter hors d'oeurve was a great start. Took care of us with an 18-month old child!

                                                              33. C

                                                                Cardinalsfan

                                                                Oklahoma City

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on March 1, 2014

                                                                overall3food3service2ambience5

                                                                The food was average, but nothing I would eat again. The prices were really good, but no one at my table loved their meal. Service was moderate, but the food took over an hour to come out and they weren't even very busy. Everyone in there was extremely nice though. Not bad, but wouldn't return.

                                                              34. C

                                                                Cassie

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                1 review

                                                                3.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on March 1, 2014

                                                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                The food was ok, nothing special. But the biggest issue was that they wouldn't split the check up. We had a large group and this made it more difficult than it should be.

                                                              35. c

                                                                clevelandparkguru

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                499 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                499 reviews

                                                                Dined on February 26, 2014

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                Had not been here in a while. started wilth an nice bottle of red wine. Salmon, pasta and eggplant were the main dishes for dinner. Excllent in all three. Service was great. We were able to sit, relax and enjoy the meal.

                                                              36. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                New York Area

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                1.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on January 19, 2014

                                                                overall1food2service2ambience2

                                                                They had no idea how to use my Capitol Deal. I called ahead twice before I arrived and they kept putting the onus on me to figure it out. They did not try to help me or be customr conscious. The brunch was nothing special. Blueberry pancakes were made with a mix and did not have fresh fruit in it. There was a cheap melon mix on the side.

                                                              37. D

                                                                Dave

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on December 31, 2013

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                I've been to Odeon many times and found the service to be consistently fantastic. The food is always tasty and presented attractively. This is a great "go to" Italian place like a favorite bottle of wine.

                                                              38. C

                                                                Cyclist

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                122 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                122 reviews

                                                                Dined on December 20, 2013

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Have eaten at Odeon Cafe for years and been to Italy several times. It's always consistent, very comfortable, has the feel of an Italian bistro. Very welcoming staff who go out of their way to make sure you enjoy the experience.

                                                              39. DC

                                                                DCTCA

                                                                Washington DC

                                                                53 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                53 reviews

                                                                Dined on December 14, 2013

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                The food is always even a little better than you remembered, and they treat you very well. It's lively and fun, but not overly so.

                                                              40. D

                                                                Daduwa

                                                                Palm Springs

                                                                53 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                53 reviews

                                                                Dined on December 14, 2013

                                                                overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                When in doubt on a Saturday night, try Odeon.

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                                                              Odeon Cafe Italian Cuisine is rated 3.6 stars by 305 OpenTable diners

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                                                              This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

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