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 3-6 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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Organic Pasta: Pomodoro / Burro
Housemadeorganic flour and ricotta dumplings, tossed with cherry tomato sauce and buffalo mozzarella
Gnocchi alla Bolognese
Housemade organic flour and ricotta dumplings, served in a fresh meat sauce
LOVE Il Canele best Italian in DC. Always go for the Diavola and La Regina.
We were in Georgetown for one night and chose to dine at Il Canale. We could not have been happier with our choice. The staff was super friendly, the food was amazing, and the ambience was excellent. Our only regret was that we couldn't bring home the leftovers because we were staying at a hotel and had no place to store them!
It was amazing dinner as always...the best pizza in DC!
We love Il Canale! Everyone there is wonderful, and the food is always some of the best one can find in DC. Want real Neapolitan pizza? Go to Il Canale!
Superb food. Terrific service.
Was hesitant to go out due to Covid, but I was happily surprised at how well spaced the tables were from one another. Il Canale is awalys a winner! Wonderful food and great service!
What a gem!! We have walked past Il Canale many times while in Georgetown and finally stopped in. We are glad we did. Excellent food and service and the staff could not have been nicer!
Overpriced and rush service. Visited from Jersey and had have better Italian experience from my travels to Europe.
Food was very good and delicious
Amazing every time. Never disappoints. Great food, service. Favorite destination!
As soon as you walk in you know you are going to have a nice night. The restaurant smells delicious and everyone is smiling. The bruschetta caponata looked as awesome as it tasted. The gnocchi hit the spot! Would definitely go back
Absolutely delicious as usual! Il Canale is a place that never disappoints. Calamari, pizza, fish, pasta! The service is wonderful. They make you feel special and like you're home at the same time every time. We love this place and will keep coming back.
We were late for our reservation and they accommodated us. Our waiter was wonderful and the food delicious
One of my favorite places in Georgetown! The food is great and you will always get stellar service. If you haven’t been go see Bruno and get some amazing Italian food.
The most authentic Italian pizza we’ve found in DC.
Patrick was a great server! Management made sure to check on us as well. Amazing customer service, blown away. Food and wine was delish. Love the atmosphere and neighborhood.
Best pizza I’ve had outside Rome.
Great food, great service and nice atmosphere! The guacamole wAs amazing!!
Great experience. Food was terrific and service was great. This is an authentic Italian experience. We will return
Great comfort style italian food in a great location of georgetown. Some of the best pasta I’ve ever had and great service. Perfect for a casual meal!
Lunch with family to celebrate two birthdays. Food and service were excellent. The staff brought cannolis for us to celebrate our birthday. What a class act!
Chucks cheese pizza is definitely better.
Our go to for birthday dinners for our Italian - German - American girls for nearly 10 year now! 👍🏼
Great place to eat! We only got a reservation for 20:30, but it was worth waiting for. Pizza was spectacular- thin crust, great taste. Branzino very tasty. Waitress was friendly and very efficient.
Food, wait, and service were incredible. Eugenia’s service was amazing and attentive. Thank you for a great outdoor dining experience.
Pizza was delicious. Pricing was a bit high but I’ll attribute that to the neighborhood. Our server was fantastic however he had so many tables to service there was no way to keep up. I will absolutely return next time I’m in DC.
The checkin experience was very busy - we did eat there tonight and obviously they didn’t check us in properly
Our favorite pizza in DC
Great experience, the pizza was delicious and the ambiance was amazing! Will keep coming back
Sat on the roof top patio, looked like Greece!
Pizza was awesome, and the fried calamari is so crunchy and yummy!
Food was great our server was great but seating was not so good.
My date and I had the most incredible dining experience at Il Canale. The food was phenomenal, the service was top notch, and the ambiance was amazing. 11/10 would recommend!
Every time I come here the staff always makes the experience even better. Love it here!!
I went to this place because it had 4.5/5 stars. When I walked up to the host stand I was able to be greeted and seated at my table immediately. Unfortunately everything after that took forever. By the time the waiter came to the table to greet the party we were ready to place our meal orders. The waiter asked us to wait because he was a little busy at the moment. About 5 minutes later he came back ready to take our orders. We ordered a salad and two entrees. They were sold out of my date's entree, but the waiter said he would order a pasta similar to the one by date wanted. The bread (complimentary) and salad came out fast; and were great. My drink came after having to remind the waiter twice. After what seemed like 45 minutes our entrees came to the table. In the mean time we were never checked on. When the entrees came I asked for another drink, which never came. The food was great but the service was slow.
Always a great experience! I have eaten pizza all over the world and they rank up against the best.
Perfect as always!!!
Everything was great. Just fire the manager at the entrance. She was really rude!
First time there, and went on a recommendation...it was fantastic! Can’t wait to go again!
You can order delivery directly from Il Canale using the Order Online button. Il Canale also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Il Canale also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 337-4444.
Il Canale is rated 4.8 stars by 2888 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.