Il Canale

4.8
2888 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Located in the heart of Georgetown, il Canale offers the most authentic Neapolitan pizza in DC, thin-crust made by our Italian pizzaiolos cooked in a wood-fired oven imported from Italy. The kitchen offers a menu that brings our native country to your table with every selection—antipasti, pastas, seafood, meat, fresh bufala mozzarella from Italy, and much more. The attractive blue-lit, full bar specializes in select Italian wines. In warm weather, dine alfresco at the sidewalk tables or on the roof-top terrazza overlooking the Georgetown scene.
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2888 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE Il Canele best Italian in DC. Always go for the Diavola and La Regina.

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RachelR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Hiba
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing dinner as always...the best pizza in DC!

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vipCentralRemainsAFavorite
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food. Terrific service.

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Penny
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipx10lee
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overpriced and rush service. Visited from Jersey and had have better Italian experience from my travels to Europe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing every time. Never disappoints. Great food, service. Favorite destination!

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EvelynR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Reneegb
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipleeg
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were late for our reservation and they accommodated us. Our waiter was wonderful and the food delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most authentic Italian pizza we’ve found in DC.

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StephanieW
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipSteve
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best pizza I’ve had outside Rome.

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vipmom23girls
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and nice atmosphere! The guacamole wAs amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience. Food was terrific and service was great. This is an authentic Italian experience. We will return

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Shay
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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vipOlivia
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Chucks cheese pizza is definitely better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our go to for birthday dinners for our Italian - German - American girls for nearly 10 year now! 👍🏼

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vipWillemVanNiekerk
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, wait, and service were incredible. Eugenia’s service was amazing and attentive. Thank you for a great outdoor dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The checkin experience was very busy - we did eat there tonight and obviously they didn’t check us in properly

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite pizza in DC

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nicknameformyreviews
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, the pizza was delicious and the ambiance was amazing! Will keep coming back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the roof top patio, looked like Greece!
Pizza was awesome, and the fried calamari is so crunchy and yummy!

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vipCofa
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great our server was great but seating was not so good.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I come here the staff always makes the experience even better. Love it here!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! I have eaten pizza all over the world and they rank up against the best.

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vipVivian
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was great. Just fire the manager at the entrance. She was really rude!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome meal

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vipKimS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, and went on a recommendation...it was fantastic! Can’t wait to go again!

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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.

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