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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
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.
Didn’t have to wait. Huge space. Great service. Recommendations (food and wine) from our server were on point! Great experience.
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.
Carbonara was pretty weak
4th Valentine in a row
The staff and owner are welcoming. The wines are great. And the pizza is dynamite.
Il Canale was delicious and wonderful as usual. Our waitress was extremely sweet and nice. This is the best pizza in DC and better than some pizza I've had in Italy. It's great casual Italian food, sophisticated without being stuffy. My only caveat is that it's a little pricey, but that's DC for you.
Dinner with friends. We ordered Gnocchi, lasagna and connelloni, and a caprese appetizer. Everything was terrific. There was a mix up with the appetizer, but they corrected it and took it off the check. Really an excellent spot for Italian and their pizza is some of the best.
EXCELLENT service. Great outdoor dining and welcoming indoor dining experience. The pizza with the thinly shaved dried beef on it was to die for. We felt very welcomed here and the service was fantastic. Really nice location - a little private but still some good people watching.
We really like Il Canale, but last Friday was busier than normal. They seem to be booking very large parties and that affects their ability to seat regular reservations or plan accordingly. We were given a table on the 2nd floor which it is my least favorite location --- SO LOUD and unpleasant. The waitress was terrific but I could tell that the kitchen was behind and they just keep up. Not my favorite visit.
The restaurant didn’t honor the time of our reservation. We arrived at the time we reserved, 8:15, waited 30 minutes, and eventually ended up eating the bar. We never sat at a table - I don’t know why this restaurant accepts reservations in OpenTable. The couple next to us at the bar had a similar experience.
The food was fantastic but the waiter was trying to rush us to leave. Asked multiple times if we wanted a box and stopped filling water w/o us asking.
Great pasta, good portions, prime location in downtown Georgetown, perfect to go with friends and for pizza or out on a date. Good selection on menu and enough to come back to try agian.
Excellent!! Fun crowd , wonderful
Service and food amazing ;)
The restaurant was very busy. We had a reservation for 8:30 and didn’t get seated until 8:40. In my opinion people who have reservations should sit first before walk-ins and that’s what happened to me I believe. A little difficult to understand the staff due to the noise and accents. The food came out fast. They forgot the grilled chicken on my salad and had to take it back. The waitress caught it before the plate hit the table and took it back right away. The bar staff is very nice.
Reservation system is actually a joke. You come in and say you have a reservation and they put your name on a list...with all of the walk in people. And then you stand there waiting in a giant crowd of people for 15-20 minutes despite 1)being on time for your reservation and 2)a number of empty tables in the dining area. The food is very mediocre and too expensive for the poor quality. Would not return.
Reception and seating was a mess.
The place feels like an oriental basar: crowded and noisy
Il Canale is our neighborhood "go to" family restaurant in Georgetown. The food is always consistently good and there are gluten free pasta and pizza options which is important to a few of our family members. The service is always friendly and good. Il Canale offers value for the price.
Great pizza and fun location!! In a great part of Georgetown!