About Graffiato

Chef Isabella serves seasonal, artisanal pizzas and small plates inspired by the food he grew up eating in New Jersey prepared by his Italian-American grandmother. With heavy influence from Chef Isabella’s Mediterranean and Latin culinary training, Graffiato is anything but a traditional Italian eatery. Roasted potato gnocchi with pork ragu, chicken thighs with pepperoni sauce, charred octopus with tomato mostarda and mint, and hanger steak with pancetta and wild mushrooms are a few of the signature wood oven roasted dishes. Broccolini with red pepper relish and smoked beets with sheep’s milk ricotta are popular first plates. When the kitchen closes, the oven will stay fired to feed Washingtonians looking for a late-night bite.

707 6th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Wednesday: 11:30am - 10:00pm (Bar & Pizza Oven Open Until 11:00pm), Thursday -Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm (Bar & Pizza Oven Open Until 12:00am), Bar Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm ($5 drink specials and "bites" for $3, $4, $5)

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 289-3600

Website:
http://graffiatobymic.com/

Catering:
Mike Isabella Concepts offers catering in the style of Graffiato. Please email events@mikeisabella.com for more information.

Public Transit:
Gallery Place metro station.

Executive Chef:
Chef Mike Isabella

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact our events team at events@mikeisabella.com.

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Private Dining

Graffiato does not have a private room, but we accept inquiries for groups of seven or more. Food and beverage minimums may apply. Please contact us to discuss menus and pricing for group dinners and half- or full-restaurant buyouts.

Graffiato Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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3.8

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3.8

value

3.7

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Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (37)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Good for a Date (25)
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Creative Cuisine (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Special Occasion (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Fun (16)
Great for Lunch (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Tapas (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Authentic (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Kid-friendly (5)
Seasonal (5)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Live Sports (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
People Watching (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Great Beer (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Romantic (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was great. Waiter gave great suggestions. Would definitely come back.

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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

This is my second time at Graffiato. Last time we dined as a family but this time was a date night. We went after seeing a Shakespeare play which is a two minute walk away. Good because it was snowing heavily.

We weren’t sure whether to split one appetizer or two. We decided on two which was perfect as our entrees were on the smaller side and there’s no complimentary bread. We had calamari and meatballs, both of which were excellent. The marinara sauce with the calamari was delicious.

I had a DC Mule which was tasty with the grapefruit juice alternative, but on the weak side. My husband was happy to see DC Beau on the beer list even though is was canned.

I had the lamb entree with chestnut purée. It was delicious but quite rich. I’d get it again, but split entrees and have something a little lighter to go with it. My husband had risotto and said it was very good. As I mentioned, those two entrees were small but we were satisfied with the addition of the two appetizers.

We were seated upstairs which we prefer. It’s a bit quieter and more spacious.

There always seems to be availability here which has been good for us at short noice, but I’m not sure why. It’s a very good restaurant.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent time at Graffiato with the bottomless food and drink brunch. They brought out a special cake and candles for the birthday girl - perfect birthday brunch!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Veggie portions TINY. No value in small handful of Brussel sprouts for that price. Same with broccolini. This isn't "fine dining" - it's a good neighborhood joint.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

I definitely recommend this restaurant -- the food and drinks were fabulous! On the second floor, the tables are very close together and it's pretty loud, so maybe not the ideal spot if you're looking for a quiet dinner. We went on a busy evening so the service wasn't as great as I would have hoped -- it was hard to get the waiter's attention at times and I was waiting for a drink for 10-15 minutes at one point.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Horrible . I had to re order a salad that i had already ordered with appetizers .Waited 15 min for my entree after my date had already received his.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

It was great! The food was amazing!!! Get the White House pizza

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Good food, came quickly and but didn’t have a lot of drink choices

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Terrific ambiance and food. Service was terrible. Entrees came out at different times with huge lag times between each entree so two guests had their food while four guests sat waiting for a good ten minutes and then their food got cold. Not fun. Waiter was good but did not give a reason for kitchen snafu.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Portions are strangely smaller on the first floor than they are upstairs. Food is fine, but there are better options nearby. Staff was inattentive and then quick to see us out the door.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Definitely a great place for sharing a lot of different plates! Highly recommend the seashell pasta or gnocchi!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

This is our favorite pre-game restaurant when coming to DC. Tonight we were seeing the Celtics come to town in an Eastern Conference battle.

We love it because of the great pizzas and apps. Tried some new dishes that were excellent including the brussel sprouts and the White House pizza with ricotta and prosciutto, which was more sweet than expected but a nice combination. Draft beer selection was low and service was occasionally slow but overall the experience was very good even as the restaurant packed up before the game.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Always love coming to Graffiato!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Service was knowledgeable, especially appreciated due to food allergies. Also responsive to request to pace the delivery of dishes. Food was excellent except for the lamb....tough and not much flavor. Vegetables, salad, and pasta with sauce and a meatball were excellent.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Decidedly mediocre experience. Staff is unenthused. Pizza was not much better than frozen store bought. Not worth the $17 they charge for a basic cheese, tomato, basil. They cleared plates from table and didn't wipe away crumbs. Will not be returning.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great food and good service. Went for bottomless brunch. Mimosas were well made and good was delicious.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great food - service very good.
The pizzas are great, but the beet and burrata salad and fresh al dente pastas are incredible!

Tags: Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was really good but small portions. The service was very good and it was my girlfriends birthday and I didn’t ask them the bring anything for her and they did anyway with a sparkler. Well done! I would go back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Very disappointing experience- our waiter was continually trying to rush us out even though we were one of only five occupied tables upstairs, and kept pressuring us to buy more alcohol.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great first date place!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We had a great time, eating great food served by a great server (Jason C).
Highly recommended and will be back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The service and food are excellent. Pizza and pasta dishes are excellent, and portions are just right.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The field green salad with apples & pistachios was incredible. The spaghetti & meatballs were the best we’d ever had!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Graffiato is always solid and remains one of our go-to restaurants.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Always good classic Italian food. Great for restaurant week!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Our server wasn’t attentive and we waited over 30 min for our check to be finalized. Our server never checked on us on a regular basis, and never wrote down our orders from the initial moment. She had to come to us to ask what we ordered a second time because she didn’t think of writing it down the first time. Food was good for the most part, however, the dessert from the restaurant week menu was not. They didn’t have any cannolis or tiramisu left in stock so we got over cooked cookies and a sponge cake that tasted like it was days old.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We booked at 11:30a because we knew it would be busy with restaurant week. When we arrived, there was only one 2-top seated. When I ordered a cappuccino and the waiter sighed, I should have known the service would be spotty. We ordered from the restaurant week menu. Unfortunately they had run out of cannolis for dessert and offered cookies instead which we ordered. The first 2 courses were good and came out in a timely manner (served by a food runner). We didn’t see our waiter for over an hour. We sat talking for 45 mins before I finally flagged down the waiter to ask for my pizza to be boxed up. She then said she’d bring out the check when I informed her we had not yet received our dessert. I asked her if we could order 2 coffees and she said yes but they were slammed and she would have to go upstairs to get them (what? It was brunch. Why wasn’t coffee available downstairs? Strange.) The cookies came which turned out to be a rock hard pine nut cookie, and two other tea cookies. Not memorable. Needless to say the coffee never came. My friend picked up the check and I’m pretty sure she paid for 2 coffees. All this took 2 hours. Someone needs to rethink their service process and implement a few side stations when they are “slammed”. I get it was restaurant week but there were plenty of people running around, just not in a productive manner.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

TERRIBLE FOOD

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Good restaurant for DC's restaurant week. Prompt service and the kitchen was quick. Food was decent.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was tasty, but the rushed atmosphere and rotating servers were jarring. Food comes out as its done, which contributes to the hurriedness of the service. We were there for restaurant week, and tasted three appetizers: the butternut squash bruschetta (bizarre and cold), the eggplant parmesan (spicy and delicious), and the calamari (my friends enjoyed it). I had the gnocchi with short rib ragu, which was delicious and very filling. For dessert we ordered cannolis, which were perfectly sized and very orangey. Good food overall but mediocre ambiance.

Tags: Spicy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The staff was fabulous! Helpful and knowledgeable.
The meal was just okay. We’ve been there many times
but that night was an off night. The tuna appetizer and the pizza we had were great. Pasta with seafood was too salty and the gnocchi with short ribs was not good either.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The service was sub-par, and I have been to Graffiato multiple times when it has been much busier and been taken care of right away. Assuming this was a fluke, the food was delicious.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Went for restaurant week, although the food was tasty, the menu wasn’t what was online. Also ran out of dessert choices for the restaurant week options and instead of replacing it with a new option, you were limited to what was left. Not worth the restaurant week price.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Honestly, I was a little disappointed in the service and the food, granted we did go during restaurant week so maybe that is on me. The services was rushed in the beginning and then we couldn't find the server. It went from one extreme to another. The food was interesting, the eggplant parm was not what I was expecting and not in a good way. We ordered the White House Pizza and it was soggy and that was the pizza that your server recommended so I expected it to be a little better. The risotto was good though.

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I love this place. Unfortunately when it gets busy, they don't seem to have enough severs. But that won't keep me from coming back. The food is woohoo good and they accommodate my gluten and dairy allergy boyfriend wonderfully.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Awesome experience! Highly recommended!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We were there for brunch. The food was excellent and there are some nice original touches to the dishes. Highly recommended

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We enjoyed the food, but the service was only OK. The restaurant was loud. We did the tasting menu— the wine pairings were not timed well, and we got very quick (or none at all) explanations of the food we were served. Price was good, but don’t know that I would recommend if you are looking for a quiet, upscale dining experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

A little over priced for the selection but the food quality makes up for it. And the pomegranate mimosa was amazing!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great new find... My lunch companion and I decided to veer away from our usual lunch spots. I am happy that we tried Graffiato. I really enjoyed the potato gnocchi with the absolutely delicious short rib ragu topped with robiolina (a soft, smooth Italian cheese, which looks like cream cheese, but is the texture of whipped cream/whipped butter). The short rib ragu was flavorful, a little spice, with plenty of short rib, and the potato gnocchi were light, but heavy enough to support the hearty ragu. The flavors of the short rib ragu, robiolina and potato gnocchi made for a delicious dish. My lunch companion ordered the Forager, a vegetarian pizza with artichoke, mushrooms and garlic, which was also delicious.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual
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