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.

Specials

Jewish & Roman Brunch

Award-winning brunch with housemade bagels, Carbononara & more.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 29, 2020

Ends: March 1, 2119

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

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

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JC
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 12 dropped to a party of 9 due to the COVID 19 pandemic; however, our smaller group had a fantastic time. Other than myself, the other ladies had never visited Casolare and were pleased with the menu options, drink selections, valet parking option and service. it was a hit! Our server was awesome and the food was delicious. The ladies plan to return for lunch or dinner soon.

T
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Have visited several times, with kudos for the food. Most recently, the restaurant had a (very) off night. Service was unusually slow..45 mins to take our order. Yet, the manager adjusted our check to compensate for the delays in service, which was appreciated.
I will try Casolare again due to the good food and atmosphere in hopes that this one experience is not a trend.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant but very limited brunch menu. Unlike the dinner selections, the brunch options are quite limited. However, the food was great with fine service.

HW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious! Service was great. Recommend the brunch!

HF
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We both had the linguini with clams. Very good.

SH
New York Area
394 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Breakfast at 10am held us till dinner @6! Good food and lots of it!

SH
New York Area
394 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great team working in this Restuarant. Food is always good and generous portions.

HE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food, excellent IPA on tap, and very nice food.

OT
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really appreciate good food well prepared and we'll served. Very good ciopino was the star of the evening. Veggies with veal marsala outstanding. Don't overlook the wine list. Yummy

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Wouldn't ever go again. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

BS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. I highly recommend this restaurant.

d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, outstanding service and their fantastic own version of old fashion drink

JH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Was seated in the bar and it was very difficult to hear my dining companion. Construction going on in the dining room caused me to become agitated.

BW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Where to start? It smelled like cleaner/disinfectant when we walked in. More than half empty on a Saturday night, which should be a sign. The wine pour was from a rancid bottle (likely the dregs as the server said she could open a "fresh" bottle" for us when we sent it back). Our well-meaning but distracted server forgot to put one of our appetizers in--and didn't even realize it. We didn't bother to ask for it given how the dinner was going. Pasta was bland and the bread served with the appetizers seemed heated up/not fresh. When we booked, we were told a canolli dessert would be on the house. It never surfaced and the server was totally unaware. The valet parking (necessary given their location) is largely unattended. We won't be going back.

a
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
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 on January 19, 2020
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
394 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
34 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

IS
Washington DC
3 reviews
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
21 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
44 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
16 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
28 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
Washington DC
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
20 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.

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