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7:00 PM
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Il Canale

1698 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11;30 am - 10:30 pm; Friday & Saturday: 11 am - 11 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 10 pm
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Phone number
(202) 337-4444
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Antonio Biglietto
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Cross street
M Street NW
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Parking details
Street Parking. Public garage parking directly across from il Canale on 31st Street NW.
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Public transit
Closest metro subway entrance is Foggy Bottom. Public buses run on M Street.
Cabs readily available on M Street.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Hold Your Next Party at Our Authentic Italian Restaurant. Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, il Canale can accommodate all your special event needs.

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What 1698 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGreatPlaceCloseToHome (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Always fantastic.with beautiful spring weather today, nothing beats Il Canale in 32st in Georgetown.

vipOpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Solid Italian fare in well located Georgetown spot. Gluten free options for pizza and pasta.

vipGtown (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

My only complaint is that we had to wait 30 minutes past our reservation time. Otherwise, the service was wonderful once we were seated and the food was excellent.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food was amazing and so was the service. Great place and would highly recommend this restaurant.

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We ran late for our reservation time so we called on the way and we're told not a problem. Once we arrived we were seated promptly. Our service was attentive and our service was great. The food was amazing as usual, everything we have tried has been authentic and wonderful. We we're also checked on by management and they we're very kind and warm. For our second visit it was every bit as good as the first and we will be back for many more great date nights.

Bryjen (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Saturday at 7:15- the place was super-crowded but they took us right to our table. Definitely important to make a reservation! Food was great and the service was fantastic!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Visiting Georgetown. We were seated between a group of about 15 teenage girls. We couldn’t even have a conversation with each other. We were in and out within 30 minutes. Disappointed we couldn’t enjoy a nice Saturday night and needless to say our date was ruined.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

Nice experience, fast service for a crowded Friday night in Georgetown. The pizza was flavorful, had good options.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Setting was great, warm evening outside. Food was mediocre. Caprese salad had flavorless tomatoes, and way overpriced. Pizza nothing to write home about. Mushroom chicken was thrown together with what tasted like soup as a sauce. Frozen fries were okay.

Just not what I expected for $90 (including a few drinks). Probably won’t go back

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I actually showed up a few minutes late, and asked to add a couple people to the reservation. Staff was very accommodating. My girlfriend and i shared the vegeteriana rossa pizza and the scialaitelli al frutti di mare. Everything was good.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Didn’t have to wait. Huge space. Great service. Recommendations (food and wine) from our server were on point! Great experience.

vipGSCMJOE (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Splendid was the evening at Canale. I had a very authentic and tasty lentil soup to start. My date and I shared the tomato caprese. Two glasses of Sangiovese red wine prior to two fantastic entrees. I had the lobster stuffed ravioli and my date fettucine pasta in a light red sauce seasoned with mussels, baby clams and shrimp. Dessert was an Italian favorite cannoli and espresso. Bruno the waiter made it all happen and was knowledgeable, courteous and genuine Italian.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Carbonara was pretty weak

vipOpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

4th Valentine in a row

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The staff and owner are welcoming. The wines are great. And the pizza is dynamite.