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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As a visitor to DC, I wasn't expecting such a crowd. Tons of people were waiting for a table, however I was seated at my reservation time exactly. We got a nice table, near the back where it was quiet. The service was impeccable. Everything timed just right. And the food was exceptional. I can't wait to get back there!
What a great dinner.
Salads were excellent. Different meals at the table, pizza, bronzino, gnocchi and lasagna. Everyone thought it was excellent. Service was great - Aldo was awesome!
Perfect! Could not wait to eat with our boys after we tried it last year. Pizza was delicious, antipasti was beautiful. One of our favorite DC spots. Make a rezzie!
The lobster ravioli was perfect. Great place to have a nice dinner.
Fabulous food; terrific service. They NEVER disappoint!
Perfect location and service.
Excellent food and wines!!!
We had great service and wine!
This restaurant is buzzing with energy. The service was excellent. The waitress was attentive and recommended an excellent bottle of wine. The pizza was very tasty and thin crust. We like it crispier on the bottom. I would go back and ask for the pizza to be well done.
As advertised...great food, fun atmosphere and our server Patrick was exceptional.
Wonderful food! Delicious desserts! Would highly recommend.
Lovely dinner! We made reservations for 6:15 and got there about 15 minutes early. They were able to take us on back and we had quick service. I ordered the Gnocchi with Bolognese (I also added meatballs, what can I say, I wanted them!) and a glass of wine. The meal was served hot and was excellent. The entire table was pleased with their meal and we enjoyed ourselves immensely.
Il Canale is one of my favorite restaurants in DC. It is very affordable and I've never had a bad experience there. I recommend it to anyone who asks for a great Italian place.
Very good experience..this was my first time dining here and it was great!
Pretty nice Italian restaurant, really good dishes, one thing is not good, that is kind of noisy
Excellent pizza, good atmosphere
Incredible fresh pasta with seafood, gnocchi ,pizza & lamb were awesome! The server was awesome and informative and fun!!!
Great experience. Safe gluten free pizza for those with celiac or gluten allergy.
Warm, friendly restaurant we wanted to love but the pizza fell short of our expectations. Ingredients were all good (vegetarian) but the pizza was limp not crispy. Some people may prefer a soft dough but we like ours with a crispy crunch!
Lively spot in George Town with excellent food and ok service.
Ottima pizza e arancini veramente italiani in Washington
Great experience . Thanks for making our reunion especial.
The service seemed a bit off compared to the quality I've seen here before, but the food was great and we sat up on the lovely roof deck.
Their pizza is always very good; salats are super fresh!
The feel of the restaurant is a problem. It is more of a quick bite noisy cafe style
Best Italian restaurant in Washington, DC with great pizza and friendly service.
Great food! The pizza crust was amazing and the branzino was really good. Family friendly and good food for adults. We’ll go again next time we are in town.
Wonderful authentic Naples pizza.
Anniversary. Really fun and lively!
You really need to make a reservation or you may have to wait awhile, I had one and got right in but that was not the case for a lot of people, everything was great, I will definitely be going back next time I’m in Georgetown.
Eggplant Parm....we had been once before and LOVED it... They ran out which set a bad tone for dinner. We told server that the reason for us coming, she went to see if there was one more order left. No luck.
Wish they would have been more apologetic...not a whole lot of empathy for us. Totally understand running out of something- just wish they would have cared more.
Didn’t feel our reservation was honored..dinner felt rushed, food fare
Our waiter was adorable but we all felt the food was overpriced and not great. It was also really loud! The pizza was good but not the best ever and the gnocchi was not good at all!
Buffalo mozzarella was soooo good as was the gnocchi bolognese - would definitely eat here again
Best restaurant in the universe!
We were supposed to dine here but they overbooked so we never got in. They did not honor our reservation and we left.
Il Canale is our favorite place to eat in Georgetown when visiting our son. The food is authentic and the wait staff is exceptional. We really love the waiter we have had several times, Bruno! It’s a must when in Georgetown!!
Even with a reservation at 7:00pm, we waited outside for 45 minutes before being seated. Once seated however. The food came quickly and the service was great.
Best pizza outside Italy! Always a fantastic meal. We never miss a visit to Il Canale when we visit DC.
Amazing place to bring friends or a date.