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G - Permanently Closed

3.4
3.4
215 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Chef Mike Isabella opened G next to the original Kapnos on 14th Street in July 2013. G is a casual, contemporary Italian restaurant and sandwich shop with a full-service bar that is open daily for lunch and dinner. The all-day menu offers a full selection of of sandwiches, antipasti and pastas, such as G’s spiced baby goat sandwich, arancini and delicious mushroom ravioli. The 6-seat bar area is home to an Italian-inspired cocktail program. Each week, Chef Isabella presents Sunday Gravy, a recreation of his family’s traditional end-of-the-week feasts. Expect classics like crispy calamari, a classic Caesar salad, house-made spaghetti served with pomodoro sauce and a traditional meat gravy with meatballs, sausage and pork shoulder.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - 11:00am - 10:00pm Tuesday - 11:00am - 10:00pm Wednesday - 11:00am - 10:00pm Thursday - 11:00am - 10:00pm Friday - 11:00am - 10:00pm Saturday - 11:00am - 10:00pm Sunday - 11:00am-6:00pm, 6:00pm-10:00pm (Sunday Gravy) Happy Hour everyday from 5pm-7pm.

  • Phone number

    (202) 234-5015

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Mike Isabella

  • Catering

    Mike Isabella Concepts offers Italian and Sandwich catering. Please email events@kapnosdc.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    G by Mike Isabella offers reservation of the entire G space for larger groups. Please email for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Gina Dakouni: (202) 321-5857

  • Neighborhood

    U Street Corridor

  • Cross street

    14th and W

  • Parking details

    G by Mike Isabella offers Valet Parking Thursday, Friday, and Saturday beginning at 5:00pm outside the Kapnos W Street entrance. Please note that Valet Service ends at close of service and is $15 per vehicle. Street parking can also be found nearby.

  • Public transit

    G by Mike Isabella is located 3 blocks from U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo metro station (13th st & U st exit).

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 215 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.4
3.4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.3Food
  • 3.4Service
  • 3Ambience
  • 2.9Value

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  1. G

    Grant

    Switzerland

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This restaurant is permanently closed. The restaurant failed to tell Open Table. I showed up and had nowhere to dine.
  2. JB

    JulieB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    G is CLOSED. As are all of the Mike Isabella Restaurants. Please delete it from Open Table. The Web site and YOUR site made us think we had a reservation, when we did not. PLEASE FIX THIS!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was closed... you should inform/update your hours on “opentable” !
  4. c

    celebrate

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED. No idea why open table is still taking reservations.
  5. FB

    FoggyBtm

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Open table excepted my reservation for four people for a very special birthday party. We arrived at the restaurant at the appointed hour and it was closed permanently. Open table had sent me updates require me to confirm my reservation the night before. After standing in the cold for 20 minutes trying to reach the restaurant with no success I tried to rebook my reservations for a birthday party but the OpenTable app would not allow me to rebook since I had an open reservation already. Very disappointed that this restaurant has closed and that OpenTable did not notify me in advance so that I could take the appropriate steps to ensure that this birthday party was a success.
  6. J

    Jraft

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It’s closed...
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Wonderful and attentive service. Reasonably priced in a casual atmosphere.
  8. SL

    SteveL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We went with a group of 4. It was great to be able to hold conversations. 2 of us thought the food was really good and 2 thought it was just ok.
  9. b

    bellss

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Very good restaurant. I would definitely go back again.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and amazing service.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Yummy and plenty of food to take home! Surprised it wasn’t more crowded
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you. Bryan P was amazing. I enjoyed everything except the fire alarm. That gave me a headache; but the food was amazing. I will be back.
  13. AS

    AdamSoma

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This food was amazing and I was surprised it was not more busy with the quality of food and service.
  14. MS

    MShnaps

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2018

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Terrible service and average Italian food. Not recommend it.
  15. 2

    2112nik

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and excellent food!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Restaurant week menu was delicious. Although, the menu post online is very different from the actual menu. Everything was delicious and portioned just right. Our server was very helpful in picking out a wine that would go with every course!
  17. BL

    BLUESTAR

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and there are plenty of drink options. The best parts of the experience were the dessert (the donuts) and our server Jaime.
  18. KH

    KimberlyH

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2018

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Looks like you’re walking into a sandwich shop; but don’t be discouraged. The food was delicious and service 5 star.
  19. YR

    YanaR

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good, not great dinner. Ambiance - cosy tavern vibe. Cocktail - Celery and Pineapple: gin-based, pronounced pineapple but no discernible celery, heavy on alcohol but still refreshing. Food: very tasty burrata appetizer - multicolored cherry tomatoes, creamy burrata, lemon basil, pickled shallots, and unexpected croutons; radiatore pasta with mushrooms: a plenty of wild mushrooms, very al-dente pasta, generous portion. I wanted to try meatballs so asked to add them to the pasta dish: tender, well seasoned but, essentially, forgettable. Dessert: espresso doughnuts turned out to be plain mini doughnuts (hot and airy) rolled in cinnamon sugar and served with chocolate ice cream (way too salty for my taste) - just OK. Service: attentive, fast, enthusiastic. Good casual dinner!
  20. AL

    AliaL

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    After work meeting with a good friend on a week night and we ordered the cauliflower which was a red pepper purée type sauce which was delicious, simple and complex all at the same time. Also had the house salad with lamb which was great for a variety of reasons - all of the greens were fresh, dressing was the right amount and a light lemony yet tart and refreshing and the lamb was tasty, slow cooked and melted on your mouth. Though we didn’t get dessert this time around, I’ll be sure to order the creme brûlée the next time
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing and catered to all of our needs
  22. h

    hnph

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was a bit far from the Metro station, but the other thing were all good!
  23. s

    steveb

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We were here for the sunday evening tasting menus, there re two. the "sunday gravy" tasting menu was delicious, creative and offered a wide variety of food including fish, italian standards, veggies and killer desserts. Quite a deal at $40/person. highly recommended.
  24. K

    Kate

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent dinner at G! Perfect place for a slightly more than casual date night!
  25. c

    clevergirl70

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2018

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    My 8-year-old daughter said it best: “That was the worst meal I’ve ever had, and I’ve eaten Play-doh.”
  26. V

    Vagabondage

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality ingredients, tasty preparation, and innovative beverages!!
  27. L

    Ljsn

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last minute decision based on recommendation and was perfect atmosphere. The roasted cauliflower and meatballs as appetizers were great.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2018

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    My friend and I went to G expecting a similar experience as other Mike Isabella restaurants. However, the restaurant is better suited as a lunch spot to have a casual sit-in meal versus a social dinner. I had the spaghetti and meatballs which were very average.
  29. K

    Kevin

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2018

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Good place for a quick bite to eat, not the best place to go for dinner, however
  30. DD

    DonD

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great and unique food/flavors. Personable service and good portions. Great wine list of relative unknowns but solid taste and price-points. Very cool vibe, safe neighborhood, extremely clean! Kudos on your success Mike from before Top Chef and to date! Best wishes!
  31. BA

    BreadAndCircus

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there with friends after Saturday happy hour, so got there at 8:30. Not to busy and go seated right away. Our service was quick and efficient. We ordered a few appetizers that came quickly and were great (broccolini with garlic and cauliflower with romanescu). Entrees were also really good: cavatelli with bolognese and ravioli with short ribs. Excellent selection of beers (both Peroni and Moretti), wines, cocktails etc. Highly recommend as a neighborhood gem!
  32. r

    rebecamontiel

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2018

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The burger was great. However, the carbonara pasta was overcooked and too obviously reheated. Too salty also. Not horribly so, but enough so that while in don't regret visiting, I won't be coming back, or at least not for pasta.
  33. M

    Mcamp

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had the Sunday gravy dinner. It was delicious, abundant and nicely presented. Just sorry it took me so long to go try this. Our server was very personable and attentive.
  34. AG

    AlexanderG

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not worth the price in my opinion. Little above average Italian food.
  35. DD

    DisapointedDiner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the menu and atmosphere.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The service allowed my husband and I to spend some time together just chatting.
  37. WD

    WendyD

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our team needed a good meal after a long day's work in Arlington. This was an excellent choice. Easy access off Metro Line, friendly staff, great wine, and tasty food, all re-energized the team. We had 4 individuals with varied food preference, and were all excited by the menu. We had no issues finding 4 apps, and 4 entrees to share across the table. Nothing went unfinished. The great wine selection made it easy find a couple of bottles we all enjoyed very much as well. The server, and front of house manager were friendly and engaging. Dessert was quite tasty and capped off an awesome meal that we were all talking about the next day. The restaurant was smaller, but has a ambience and charm that provided the quiet location we were looking for to unwind. Would definitely recommend the restaurant, and look forward to the next visit to DC, and to G!
  38. DC

    DCdiner1999

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    It was ok not like his other concepts
  39. CT

    ChrisT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This turned out to be a great find. G specializes in sandwiches and Italian food and we decided upon the Italian food for a late Valentine's Day dinner. My date (wife) and I chose the same appetizer and main course, kale salad and lamb shoulder ravioli. The kale ceasar was fresh with delicious homemade dressing. The ravioli was succulent with a lamb ragu that was earthy and tasty. We both loved it. We enjoyed different desserts. I had the apple cinnamon cobbler and she had the chocolate mousse. The cobbler was light, crumbly and not too sweet. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for good Italian food in a relatively quiet place. It was nice to be able to talk without yelling above the music. Well done, G!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2018

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    I didn’t think anyone could mess up pasta until I came to this place. Aside from the charcuterie, everything was overly salty. Great wine. Doubt I would give it another shot because there is so much more to try in the area.

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G - Permanently Closed is rated 3.4 stars by 215 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    14th and W

  • Neighborhood

    U Street Corridor

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - 11:00am - 10:00pm Tuesday - 11:00am - 10:00pm Wednesday - 11:00am - 10:00pm Thursday - 11:00am - 10:00pm Friday - 11:00am - 10:00pm Saturday - 11:00am - 10:00pm Sunday - 11:00am-6:00pm, 6:00pm-10:00pm (Sunday Gravy) Happy Hour everyday from 5pm-7pm.

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    G by Mike Isabella offers Valet Parking Thursday, Friday, and Saturday beginning at 5:00pm outside the Kapnos W Street entrance. Please note that Valet Service ends at close of service and is $15 per vehicle. Street parking can also be found nearby.

  • Public transit

    G by Mike Isabella is located 3 blocks from U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo metro station (13th st & U st exit).

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mike Isabella

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 234-5015

  • Catering

    Mike Isabella Concepts offers Italian and Sandwich catering. Please email events@kapnosdc.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    G by Mike Isabella offers reservation of the entire G space for larger groups. Please email for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Gina Dakouni: (202) 321-5857

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