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The dining room at Il Piatto. - Il Piatto, Washington, DC

Il Piatto

4.3
4.3
53 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Il Piatto is the modern expression of the classic Italian cuisine. Enjoy a selection of antipasto, pastas, gnocchi, and more!

Our private dining package seats 35 guests or holds a reception for 50 guests. With a view of the wine cellar, our Italian restaurant is perfect for all kinds of events.

Il Piatto is open for lunch, brunch, dinner and happy hour.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 506-3833

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Our chic private dining room offers an intimate experience with a view of our expansive wine cellar. The room comfortably seats 30 guests or can accommodate 55 guests reception style.

  • Private party contact

    Jordan Hammes: (844) 711-5129

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    I (Eye) street NW

  • Parking details

    There are multiple garages on I St NW and as well as street/meter parking. We do not offer valet parking.

  • Public transit

    McPherson Square, White House exit - Blue, Orange and Silver Line<br /><br />Farragut North - Red Line<br /><br />Farragut West - Blue, Orange and Silver Line

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 53 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Outdoor Dining

  • District of Columbia

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent meal and an outstanding waitress!
  2. C

    Chasingfood

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We researched this place before hand and everything looked promising. Upon arrival, the place looked nice and near the White House for a post-dinner stroll. However, the service was really poor (e.g., we were served our meals but only offered cheese or red pepper flakes ten minute in; drinks were slow to arrive) and the food was mediocre (e.g., appetizers were barley warm, salads and food was generally over seasoned). Probably won’t go back.
  3. m

    mdeats

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for Sunday brunch and had the most impeccable service! Every bite of food was incredible and we were so well taken care of. Would recommend in a heartbeat!
  4. B

    Bexley

    Washington DC

    236 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    236 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We sat at the bar. The bartender was our waiter and he was very nice and very attentive. I will go back to this restaurant.
  5. DC

    DCGirl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was attentive, informative, and created a very welcoming environment. The food was out of this world and truly gave us an Italian cuisine experience.
  6. c

    clwho

    Washington DC

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to this new restaurant and highly recommend Il Piatto. Service was stellar but best of all the food was authentic home style. Great red sauce. Everyone’s dish was clean by end of the meal. Good value. Nice option in an area of such high priced restaurants
  7. JC

    JenC

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for lunch and it was very good. The restaurant was beautiful and the seafood pasta in particular was fantastic.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A new restaurant with great Italian food. The Salmon and gnocchi were excellent!
  9. e

    elledit

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The server was very abrupt and would cut us off when we asked questions. She also would grab our plates away the minute we were done while others were still eating.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Start to finish a lovely experience. Service was pleasant and prompt, food was delicious and very reasonably priced, and the atmosphere was upscale but not stuffy. The food was the highlight. We had the meatballs appetizer, fettuccine bolognese, seafood pasta and several deserts - everything was delicious.
  11. S

    Shaw20001

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our new favorite spot! Food and service were excellent and the prices are very reasonable, particularly for a spot so close to the White House. We look forward to returning soon.
  12. JM

    JamesM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Brought my friend for her birthday and we both love it. We started with a round of cocktails. Then we had the Arancini and Caesar for our appetizers which were so good esp the arancini - yummsssss. Then we got the veal - perfection. And the rigatoni alla Juliana which was so good with just right amount of creaminess. Service was good too however needs a bit of improvement. Our server was nice. Overall, it was great. me and my friend had a great time. Kudos to Chef Lina and Juliana and their whole team. Cheers.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food came out on time but expected more for the price. Service was good to start but needed to find waiter to finally get our check.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. The food was amazing! The best Italian restraint we’ve been too in a very long time. The wine list was comprehensive and offered a lot of choice and cocktails were great too, especially the Limoncello. The staff were all extremely helpful, polite, and not overbearing. We will definitely go back and recommend them to anyone looking for a great dining experience.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service - we will be back!
  16. t

    toddp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting Il Piatto. Nice place. Met quickly at door by staff and wisked directly to our waiting table Our server Tiffany was immediately at our table to greet us and get us settled. We allowed our server to select the appetizers for our table of 4 We were brought calamari, meatballs and arancini. The meatballs were moist and cooked perfectly, the Arancini seasoned well and just the right size We continued to the pasta round with gnocchi with Gorgonzola and pasta with mushroom sauce. Both very sublime…seasoned well not over done. Next round were entrees to share. The lamb chops tender cooked perfectly and delicious, even for those of us who are not huge lamb fans. Accompanied with chicken masala. Thin but not too thin and cooked just right so still very tender and juicy We each had a dessert, tiramisu, chocolate mousse, and seasonal ice creams. All delicious and followed with the home made limoncello. I cannot say enough about our dining experience here. Ambiance, service food all incredible enough to get me to write a review which I never do. Cudos to the GM Paul (who made it a point to come by and check on us multiple times), and his team for making an impromptu evening out with friends a great evening. We will definitely be back to this new gem
  17. D

    Delicious

    Las Vegas

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Service was fantastic! Food was delicious! Will definitely return on next visit to DC.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We thoroughly enjoyed our experience - food, service, location.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Avoid. Horrible service. We were seated outside to wet patio chairs. Waiter openly complained about the tip he received from adjacent table, remarking "what is this?!" Waiter breezed by and used paper that was in bread basket of another table blew into my friend's face. Waiter insisted that we give whole order at once- drinks, appetizers and food. Thats not how its done. Waiter brought the wrong order to the table and admitted to "mispunching" on the computer. Nothing was done to make up for his mistakes. Waiter clears table then just brings check. He never asks if we need anything else like dessert. Not that we would want anything after such a horrible experience. He changes his clothes to basketball shorts, tube socks and crocs then comes back to the table to let us know his shift has ended and he's leaving. Extremely poor service.
  20. O

    Oscar

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Il Piatto. It was right around the corner from our hotel so convenient.
  21. AS

    AndrewS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    it was our first time visiting Il Piatto and my girlfriend and i had a great time. The Waiter, Manager, and Chef were all very friendly and helpful. Drinks, appetizers and entrees were all above average and would definitely recommend Il piatto to family & friends
  22. KC

    KatieC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, ambiance, and service! The chocolate mousse was an amazing dessert.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was great! Only thing was that our waitress only offered still or sparkling water. So we were forced into buying water until we realized others were offered tap which we would have been fine with.
  24. EA

    ErinA

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We love the space and decor. Our server, while sweet, was clearly new in the role and struggled with timing, recommendations etc. The food was great and authentic for the traditional dishes. The wine list needs some bulking up and variety, especially in premium whites, but we were able to find some bottles that worked. We would go back but more for a family dinner than a special occasion.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Good was mediocre, was expecting better for price I paid.
  26. D

    Diningindmv

    Washington DC

    186 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    186 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Il Piatto has been one of our go to restaurants since it opened. The food is excellent, with ample selections for all tastes. Service is wonderful, whether you are dining at the bar or in the dining room. Manager Paul is a gracious host and always stops by to make sure everything is going well, which has been the case for us.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Appetizers and food came all at the same time very quickly after we ordered so the main courses were not hot by the time we got to them. Food was nothing special and not worth the price. A server also brought us bread while we were waiting on the check, not noticing we had already finished our meal. The design and atmosphere of the outside and location are great. The food could use some work and more flavor.
  28. U

    Uffood

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Loved the fish and the pasta with seafood. The polenta not so good.
  29. J

    Jeffrey

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    all aspects - food, service, ambiance [lovely outdoor space viewing white house], just delightful. a vast improvement over the disaster restaurants that previously occupied this space. reasonably priced for the cuisine and location.
  30. RG

    RebeccaG

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was wonderful and service excellent. Food was tasty. Great happy hour specials.
  31. C

    Cathy

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible! The food is exactly how it is in Italy and so amazing. Everything was so flavorful and delicious. This is the closest thing we’ve had to Italian food in the US and it is an exact match. Would recommend to anyone!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    mediocre food with mediocre service especially for the price
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our lunch The pear salad, fish in parchment & spinach ravioli were excellent. Can’t wait to return.
  34. J

    Jayy

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great service and ambiance. Food looked great but left a little to be desired. Ordered four dishes, Chicken parmesan was great, I would definitely recommend it. The NY strip steak was sorta cold and not a good cut or flavor. Potatoes were saggy not roasted, I would skip it. Same with the chicken marsala, it needed more flavor. The bolognese was good as well. Service was A+. Cheesecake was kinda plain, but the Tiramisu was good.
  35. FS

    FaithS

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Service was great. In addition to our server, two other people came to check on us, which showed me that management wanted to make sure guests were well taken care of. The food was okay. Brunch for two including tip with no alcohol was $100. That’s a bit pricey considering what we got. The location is great and there’s outdoor seating, which is great.
  36. SG

    ShiroG

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The food was ok. Perhaps they are working out kinks since the restaurant is very new. My mushroom pasta had practically no mushroom. The calamari appetizer was pretty decent. The patio was lovely but they need to plan for an entry/exit path for the inside tables. Our server - James - saved the day. He was pretty much working the entire patio on his own but had everyone covered, didn’t skip a beat and had a welcoming and friendly attitude.
  37. VA

    VAFoodie

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    For having only been open 2 weeks (23 June 2022), Il Piatto is doing superbly. Server James was friendly, knowledgeable and overall great! The food was delicious, warm and timed perfectly. The spare ribs and white fish were excellent. The maltagliati funghi needed a little salt, but was good well. The outdoor patio was nice. Even though it had a lot of tables, it did not feel crowded. Amazing start!
  38. G

    Goldie

    Washington DC

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Maybe it’s too soon since opening of the restaurant but we all found the whole experience underwhelming. The service staff did a good job at seating people and serving us but it didn’t seem as they had much experience. The food was fine but nothing exceptional. I don’t think anyone in our party of 4 will be running back so soon.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As good as a similar meal we had in Tuscany. Excellent!
  40. V

    Vamelis

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Our waiter was rude, rushed and not very helpful with the menu. We overheard that same waiter arguing with another table. Then when our food came out, the food was cold. It’s a great location and beautiful ambiance. Such a shame

FAQs

Il Piatto offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 506-3833.

Il Piatto is rated 4.3 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today
Google Map for Il Piatto

900 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    I (Eye) street NW

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There are multiple garages on I St NW and as well as street/meter parking. We do not offer valet parking.

  • Public transit

    McPherson Square, White House exit - Blue, Orange and Silver LineFarragut North - Red LineFarragut West - Blue, Orange and Silver Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 506-3833

  • Private party facilities

    Our chic private dining room offers an intimate experience with a view of our expansive wine cellar. The room comfortably seats 30 guests or can accommodate 55 guests reception style.

  • Private party contact

    Jordan Hammes: (844) 711-5129

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