Casolare

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Casolare Ristorante and Bar brings classic, Italian cuisine to Upper Georgetown. Our menu includes fresh seafood, pasta, pizza, market vegetables, gorgeous antipasti and fabulous desserts.

Created by James Beard award-winning chef Michael Schlow and located at 2505 Wisconsin Ave. in The Glover Park Hotel, Casolare brings you the very best of Italy’s varied cuisines. Our kitchen team offers traditional, Italian classics and delivers exceptional, flavorful, authentic food.

Whether you are joining us for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or perhaps a little apertivo and snack at the bar, be prepared to enjoy and embrace a few moments of true Italian hospitality, Casolare style.

We also hope you will join us for our Jewish Roman brunch bringing the best of the Lower East Side to Rome - right here in Washington, DC.
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Winter Restaurant Week ($22 Brunch)

Enjoy our Winter Restaurant Week menus from January 13-26! Visit our website to see the menus. Our regular menus will also be available.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 18, 2020

Ends: January 27, 2020

Availability: Sun 11:00AM-3:00PM
Sat 11:00AM-3:00PM

Winter Restaurant Week ($35 Dinner)

Enjoy our Winter Restaurant Week menus from January 13-26! Visit our website to see the menus. Our regular menus will also be available.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 13, 2020

Ends: January 27, 2020

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-9:30PM

Free Order of Cannoli!

Order a dinner entree with us and receive one free order of cannoli! Offer is valid with dine-in reservations Monday–Sunday, from 5pm–10pm only. Limit one coupon per table.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 6, 2019

Ends: December 7, 2118

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-10:00PM

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Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I went for lunch which was in the front room and was chilly. The main dining room looked much nicer, especially for winter. The servings were quite generous, and the food tasted good.

MK
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was another delicious meal at the underrated and always delicious Casolare. We set out to take advantage of the Restaurant Week menu, but a couple of the regular menu choices were too good to pass up. So, we settled on the arugula salad, Mama Zecca's eggplant, garlic bread, ricotta gnocchi with brown butter and sage, the blueberry panna cotta and the affogato. Every time we eat here we just can't pass up the eggplant - even for folks like me that aren't eggplant fans - it's just so good. Then, the gnocchi are light, fluffy pillows with a delicate sage butter sauce that was subtle and tasty. The panna cotta was creamy and light, with a sweet/tart blueberry compote, and the decadent affogato was stellar. Beyond the tasty food, it's just such a cozy place that's got variety and a comfortable ambiance, with friendly staff. We'd highly recommend and will certainly be back again.

SH
New York Area
383 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great staff!
Can’t go wrong here.

CO
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was very mediocre definitely not worth the price. The service was also very poor and the setting was very old and not up to the standards of the hotel itself, wouldn’t recommend.

CW
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, we really enjoyed it . We will be back

IS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

it is an OK solution for a large party int he area with pretty average/fair food quality. I found the pasta too oily or too creamy. Pizza a safer option.

f
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a true gem. Worth the trek to Glover Park!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve

v
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

We made dinner plans at Casolare knowing restaurant was located inside the Glover Hotel but we've been to many hotel restaurants in the past and have enjoyed ambiance, service and selection of food. Unfortunately, for our money this is not a restaurant we would visit a 2nd time. The selection of food was good but limited, the ambiance fell flat as the restaurant was nearly empty. However, our Server was Awesome! She (Jenna) had a wonderful personality, was quick on her feet and very attentive.

s
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just came back after not having visited for quite some time. Lasagne was the BEST we’ve ever had. Service could not have been more attentive. We’ll definitely return!

TL
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! Lots of flavor and great portion size

ML
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Enjoyed the potato pancakes. Poor service from waitstaff - especially given how empty the place was.

g
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Free valet parking is the BEST! The food and service is good too. Fun cocktails!

K
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was fantastic! I recommend this place to any foodie especially on Sunday!

MH
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Went here for a late brunch with friends before a concert at the cathedral. Our reservation was at 2pm, so it was pretty quiet (which we expected). The service was okay. There were only three tables of diners at that hour, so I was surprised at how long it took the server to take our orders. Still, he was nice and we had a pleasant meal. The food was about as good as I'd expect from a hotel restaurant- not great, but not bad either. It was good. Two of us got the brunch burger, one got the chicken Caesar salad, and the other got the shakshouka. All agreed- pretty good and served our purposes.

e
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pastries were good, but everything else was quite average.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was disappointing, much more American-Italian style than Continental Italian.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu is extensive; the service is excellent and the desserts are not to be missed!

d
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Place looked shoddy, the brunch was mediocre, and the service only passable

F
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great for family and kids

LL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The menu is vastly changed and much less interesting. Been there twice before and found the pasta fabulous. Not this time.

MW
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family luncheon and it was perfect. Our table for nine was prepared and our server was good. The variety of the food was great.

MB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time diner. I selected this place for a friend's 40th birthday dinner. Everything, from the reservation process, attention to detail regarding my friend's special day, the service, and the food, were excellent. I will definitely return.

o
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

I've been here before but this time around the dinner was all over the place. We had multiple servers, slow service, and we were seated by a door that was constantly opened by staff taking out the trash. It felt like every 15 minutes a freezing draft flowed over our section. My mom and dad were miserable. Not to mention my food looked disgusting. I don't know how they messed up a pizza but my parents and siblings food looked and tasted 100X more appetizing thin my lukewarm, burnt pizza. It's really disappointing. I came here for my birthday this year and we had a wonderful time, food and service were on point. I don't know what changed, but the place looked understaffed on a busy Monday night.
Overall I can't decide if i will give this place another chance.

S
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The brunch was fine but nothing special. There are better options in DC. The restaurant could use a renovation. The food was fine but nothing stood out at all. It was more of a breakfast type thing.

BB
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

the major change in a menu dish the linguine with clams was a major disappointment---the idea of taking the clams out of their shell and mixing it in the pasta makes no sense and left the diner with the belief that they were clams from a can. A perfectly good dish was basically ruined and also it was not told to the diner until the dish appeared compared to telling ahead of time.

TD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Casolare makes absolutely delicious food. I frequently have their cavatelli with sausage and broccoli rabe, but my friends had different pastas and the salmon dish. All were excellent, as were the salads and desserts. Their pistachio cannolo made my day for sure.

The only thing that knocks my reservation down a star is that our waiter was not as attentive as he could have been, although he was perfectly friendly.

I love Casolare, and eat there fairly frequently. Their food is a little on the pricy side but splitting a pizza and having a glass of wine is pretty economical. Definitely recommend!

TK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We 3 friends went for brunch on a Sunday. All the 3 items we wanted to order were not available. Hence, we were forced to eat other options. It would help if restuarant had called us informing 3 out of 10 items not avl for brunch.

However, the food we ate was good. Guess can't go wrong with eggs 😁

EB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Felt very much like a hotel rather than a real restaurant. Our server was nice, but not well-trained. They didn’t have one of their signature dishes. Dead vibe to room.

SH
New York Area
383 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great breakfast. Portions will keep you going till dinner!

a
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious-tench toast and brunch burger, as well as the potato pancakes-best of all, was the basket of sweet treats! Warm and fresh, they weren’t too sweet, but amazingly delicious.

SH
New York Area
383 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Can’t go wrong here.

A
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

The calamari was very good. Lightly fried with rings of jalapeno. Odd that there were no tentacles at all in the dish. I could not say the same for the remainder of the dinner. The seafood stew had a tomato sauce that was no different from either the spaghetti or the calamari. Some bits of fish had a very fishy taste and therefore may have not been fresh. The spaghetti al funghi was ok although a strong tomato sauce completely hid the flavor of any mushrooms and therefore substituting any other vegetable for the mushroom slices would not have been noticeable. Our friend who had the gnudi did not seem enthused with her dish and did not finish it. The restaurant was quite empty on a Friday night and still did not fill up by the time we finished and left. Three entrees and one appetizer, sans wine or dessert came to $100, much too expensive for the not impressive quality.

SH
New York Area
383 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

If you are staying at the hotel this is too consciente and too tasty to pass up the convenience!

NA
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Good a ambience but very slow service.
Would like to have suggestions to what to order

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Cozy atmosphere. Perfect evening!

c
Washington DC
461 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another first and excellent find! Eggplant was just the way I grew up with ! Perfect!!! Could have ate it all night. Pasta dishes with homemade cavatelli were super flavors and outstanding!!! Pasta “homemade Sunday Gravy” come on! Super great like growing up!!! We will be back

LH
Washington DC
134 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All these years and never been here before. We were looking for some place to have brunch before a meeting up the street. The burger is OUTSTANDING. And so are the fries. Love the potato pancakes with smoked salmon. Unusual to find that! Didn't realize that they have such a great bakery - but we didn't actually try the bagels or pastries on this trip. We were surprised that the place wasn't busier, but it is in a hotel - but don't let that fool you! We were dreading the parking situation a bit and decided to take the plunge and valet the car - cost be damned. Then, we completely thrilled to learn that the restaurant validates! So don't shy away from here for fear of parking the car.

LL
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely -- the food was delicious and the service outstanding!! Many thanks!

BE
Miami
78 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We were celebrating three wedding anniversaries, so we picked a place with delicious food. The food was great, especially the homemade mozzarella appetizer and the gigantic chicken Parmesan. The service was okay, but we were a bit put off when the wine steward told us they were out of the wine we ordered and she had selected something similar, and what she had selected was $30 more per bottle than what we ordered. She didn’t tell us that, but we checked, and ordered something else that was in our price range. That said, we loved our dinner and will happily return another time.

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