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Notti Bianche

1584 reviews
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$30 and under
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Uncover the enchanting tastes of gourmet Italian cuisine at Notti Bianche. With an extensive, world-class wine list and an inviting and romantic dining room you will experience an Italian dining experience like no other.
Located just half a mile from the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, you’ll be able to sit down and enjoy a delectable meal and explore the best Washington DC has to offer.
Whether you are dining in the restaurant or on the patio, or even if you are a guest ordering room service, you will be amazed by the next level service you receive when you dine at Notti Bianche.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Italian, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 9:30am; Saturday -
Sunday: 8:00am - 10:30am

Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

The bar remains open until 10:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 298-8085
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
John Lodi
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Private party facilities
Private Dining
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Private party contact (202) 337-6620
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Cross street
H Street, NW
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Parking details
We share the valet with The University Inn. therefore our valet sign will direct you into the hotel's driveway. The bellman at the front of the hotel will take care of your car while you dine. Please pay the bartender inside of Notti Bianche for your reduced valet rate of 20$.
Street Parking is also available.
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Public transit
Foggy Bottom Metro Stop (blue and orange lines)
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Special events & promotions
With a convenient location close to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Notti Bianche is a top destination for enjoying dinner and show. We offer a special pre-theatre menu that comes with your choice of antipasti, main course, and dessert. This prix-fixe meal comes at an attractive price and is timed perfectly so you will not miss the opening curtain.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine


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What 1584 People Are Saying
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3.7  based on recent ratings
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58% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
1.0  Dined on November 16, 2017

This location was closed when we arrived. Not sure why it's still taking reservations.

Amaura (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

What a weird experience. We went here before going to the Kennedy Center for a show the other week. I imagine it's why a lot of people come here as this was in walking distance. Our waiter was just strange and should only be working in the industry as a bartender as he had far too much sass and grit for a waiter. He would get in our faces and ask what we wanted. Now, I like eye contact and even I was getting weirded out. My date just decided to avoid all eye contact in general. He also kept asking my date his orders before me. I'm the woman, you're supposed to ask women what they would like to order first (hospitality 101). Our drinks were also oddly timed (or forgotten) as my wine came out about 10 minutes before my dates bourbon.

When we got the entree I was very disappointed. I got the salmon and it was such a tiny serving, plus the menu said it was in a dijon cream sauce, which it definitely wasn't. I never clean my plate, but I sure did then. My date had a chicken dish, he said it was good, but dry and needed sauce. We then shared a dessert as I was obviously still hungry.

At one point someone dropped a glass at another table and our waiter whose POSi screen and sidework station were right next to us started mumbling "well they broke that themselves, I didn't do it...". Super professional.

When we left we had to fetch our own coats from the closet, which is fine, but not what you expect you'll have to do. Just strange.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Very typical yet bland Italian food. Drinks not good at all. Waiter told us they are closing in the next few days for long term renovations. Overall I’d say you can have a better experience at a chain like Olive Garden.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

Took an hour for our food to arrive and we were on our way tot the Kennedy center. We had to skip dessert and run just to make the show in time.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

I wasn't impressed overall, service and food were fair. Wine list was very scarce, but the white wine (only one choice by the bottle) was very nice. The decor is "Cozy" but it's a bit like being in your parents unfinished basement. However, huge plus was quick dinner before a show at the Kennedy Center. Valet parked our car at the restaurant and walked over to the show.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Great Italian food. Very nice mussels and wine. Close to the Kennedy Center so very convenient. Restaurant will close soon for remodeling, we were told.

vipEpicure (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on November 1, 2017

Restaurant is within 10 minute walk to Kennedy Ctr, so, if you're looking for a reasonably priced pre-theater meal with food that is acceptable, but hardly gourmet, it is a good choice. Valet parking is available at the University Inn, within which the restaurant is located, and the price is $20, which is less than the KC's entry price of $23. Also, although you have to walk back after the performance, getting away from the KC and its still-congested garage, is much quicker. All in all, an okay choice for a pre-theater meal. Service is fine.

Camille (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 31, 2017

This is an easy place to frequent. It's not starchy or casual. Food is great, service is great and all for great value in Foggy Bottom. It was a pleasant surprise and a jewel of a find for me. An easy option for business meets or an intimate dinner date.

Nelb (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 31, 2017

Excellent service. Thomas made our evening!! Excellent meals. Will return.

RAH1 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on October 25, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was average at best.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on October 25, 2017

Great food and service

Alb2DC (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on October 24, 2017

We decided to depart from the norm before attending a play at the Kennedy Center.
The dining space/Design was basic and bland. The house Chardonnay was delicious.
Considering I would have eaten anything on the menu I asked our server Joseph for a recommendation. He suggested the bolognese. It was simple with homemade pasta and was quite good.
My husband had the sword fish which he found to be dry although the melange of vegetables served with it were quite good.

Wtvd (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Waiter was outstanding! Menu small and in need of a bit more variety. Expensive for what we got but food was good. Location is in a renovated basement. Did the most with what they have...overhead and exposed pipes and ducts.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was excellent. Sanely quiet restaurant. Everyone appears to provide service in an unobtrusive way. No insisting on introducing oneself on part of waiter, no endless requests for validation on our enjoyment of the meal. Just a quiet, good time with great food. We will enjoy this restaurant again. Particularly since it is a short walk to the Kennedy Center.

vipMike (Houston)
3.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

It is an excellent location near Kennedy Center. The food was ok, not particularly good and the service was disappointing.