Be sure to check out our lunch menu, featuring delicious paninis made with our fresh bread baked instantly in our wood fire brick oven and four new pasta items. Our happy hour, from 4-7 pm Monday-Friday, features all drinks at 1/2 price! (Happy Hour restricted to bar area).
Coming down from M Street, il Canale is the 2nd restaurant on the left.
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Fresh home made ravioli filled with lobster meat, served in a shallot tomato cream sauce
Tomato sauce, imported buffalo mozzarella, Parmesan, olive oil, basil
The food is fantastic. I had the mushroom and truffle Ravioli and highly recommend it.
An outstanding and truly authentic Italian restaurant. Very unique place with true Italian dishes, impeccable service and enjoyable ambiance. I absolutely highly recommend this place. Your experience of Italian cousin will not be complete without visiting Il Canale!
Food was great, wine was great and the service was amazing!
Appreciated Goran's service. Food was great as always. Restaurant was quite lively in these times of trouble for restaurants, which was nice
Our server was spirited and engaging, which made the entire experience incredibly enjoyable. Per usual, the food was delicious and the cocktails were sublime.
Beautiful restaurant, amazing food and outstanding service. I would go back again to celebrate a special occasion.
It was amazing, as always. Great atmosphere and even better food !
Best Italian restaurant in DC! Great service and delicious pizzas.
Excellent service, food is so fresh and worth finding parking for.
Micaele, our server, made the meal perfection. Absolutely request him on your next visit. The food is beyond amazing- very authentic Italian, not American-ized.
The fresh pasta, salads, lamb chops & wine were terrific! We had a wonderful night celebrating a birthday.
Food was delicious and service was friendly. Only negative aspects were things that were realistically outside the restaurants control.
Cons included outdoor seating that was on a closed street near construction site (due to COVID restrictions) and initially they were unable to find the reservation I made through Open Table. This was an “inconvenience” (their words) which they awkwardly attempted to make up for by delaying the return of our bill at the end so they could present us with complimentary dessert (which was delicious). Also one of the wine glasses came out in a glass that still had lipstick residue on it. The staff promptly remedied this. (I don’t count this against the restaurant as the issue was promptly fixed and I know lipstick doesn’t always come off in commercial dishwashers used by restaurants)
TLDR: Great restaurant, great food, good service. Minor “inconveniences” outside of restaurants control were quickly addressed. 10/10 would recommend.
The service, food and ambiance was outstanding. Thank you Alfonso for exceptional customer service!
Authentic Italian food - delicious. It has not been Americanised at all - thank goodness.
Delicious! Excellent service, and excellent food. Thank you!
Wonderful evening out with friends. Ordered 3 pizzas and sea food pasta, cannolis for dessert. Our server was super attentive. The place has seen its share of celebrities. Outdoor seating was available as well but it was too chilly.
Will definitely be back.
Eating at Il Canale is a must when we visit from Houston! Great food and service!
Stopped for an early outdoor lunch with my daughter. This strip of 31st street looks like a small street in Italy with 3 Italian restaurants with outdoor dining. Quite charming despite some ongoing construction at the end of the street. The food was quite good. Cleaned my plate of yummy ravioli with cheese, porcini mushrooms and truffle sauce. Also stole several of the delicious fries that came with my daughter's sandwich. Service was very pleasant. A very nice mid-day escape.
Pizza is amazing, very Italian and we are Italian! Aldo our waiter was really nice and took exceptional care of us including bringing us some extra cannoli. He is really good!
Lovely night for outdoor dining. All the food was good. Pizza, chicken. Salads and deserts. Staff helpful and nice. Would definitely recommend.
Excellent service all around and delicious pizza. Thank you for a great experience!
The best Italian restaurant in Georgetown. Great service! We always pick Dee. She is the best!
Great food and service!
Homeless person screamed at table and broke glass on it
It was great! The food was amazing, great ambiance and good vibes. Perfect for a date or special occasion.
Nice food and wine. Very friendly. Enjoyed ourselves.
My daughter an I enjoyed an amazing dinner at I’ll Canale. We found it on open table and decided to give it a try. They offer a large outdoor dining area but on a Saturday you definitely want reservations. Bottom line our dinner and service were fantastic!! From the minute we were greeted to the minute we left we were treated like we were special guests. Micaele was our server - so so friendly and attentive. All the staff were Italian and mixed in a few Italian words as they spoke. Everyone who worked there seemed genuinely happy to be there!! The food was delicious - all homemade and fresh. Ample portions. Prices aren’t cheap- but definitely reasonable. I would go back in a heartbeat!!
If you have not eaten at Il Canale in Georgetown you have not eaten the best pizza in DC. Imported ingredients and chemistry goes into making the best pizza. Other items on the short menu are first rate.
Il Canale is a neighborhood gem. The food is great, the staff are warm and efficient, and the ambiance is casual and very welcoming.
When you visit Il Canale, you feel like you're in Italy. And that's a wonderful feeling.
Excellent in every way!! Proper, authentic Neopolitan pizza!!
Came for our anniversary yesterday - the food was absolutely out of this world! Very nice service as well. Our waiter was wonderful. We had an amazing time and already are talking about returning.
Love this place Food and the staff are great. Only negative was although our server was amazing- the restaurant was very understaffed therefore causing delays in getting items
Always a great meal, awesome service, great location in the heart of Georgetown. You MUST have the pizza.
Very nice people who run it and food is relishes and beyond but they need MORE HELP. Too many tables for each Waiter and he can’t keep up with what needs to be done. He tried super hard but spread too thin. It was annoying h to have to keep looking for him for water, napkin, cheese etc. I ate my whole ravioli dinner without cheese because I couldn’t find him.
Very enjoyable meal and so glad we got a table away from the canal. Great service. This is a place we always enjoy returning to and were frequent customers pre Coronaverse.
Great birthday dinner
An amazing place. The staff was so welcoming and friendly. The food was incredible and the service was wonderful. I’ll definitely be a regular here.
Excellent service and food. Friendly staff. Tables are kept apart to comply with social distancing
Il Canale does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Il Canale also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 337-4444.
Il Canale is rated 4.7 stars by 2820 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.