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Il Canale

4.6
4.6
3441 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 77 times today

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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 337-4444

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Biglietto

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Alessandro Farruggio: (855) 548-0887

  • Neighborhood

    Georgetown

  • Cross street

    M Street NW

  • Parking details

    Street Parking. Public garage parking directly across from il Canale on 31st Street NW.

  • Public transit

    Closest metro subway entrance is Foggy Bottom. Public buses run on M Street. <br />Cabs readily available on M Street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,441 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Best pizza I have ever had. Disappointed by the service - we ordered an appetizer, salads and pizza and it all came out at once. It felt like a very rushed meal and not the enjoyable dining experience we were looking forward to.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time coming here. The first time I remember being okay but this time I tried new things and it was great! The caesar salad was really good. I’m not a big fan of fish but the lobster ravioli was amazing!! I highly recommend. The rose was also really good; not too dry, just right! Everyone really liked their dish. No complaints!
  3. JJ

    JenniferJ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    You'd never guess from the curb that this restaurant is charming and full of life on the inside. Our waiter was very attentive and thoughtful, fun to talk to, while the food was simply delicious. We will definitely be going back!
  4. w

    wabadam

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing and very authentic Italian food! And wonderful service. Best Italian in Georgetown!
  5. NN

    NicoleN

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian food I’ve ever had in DC. Server was awesome and the manager was super nice and welcoming. Overall great experience. I will be bringing my family here every month. Thank you Il Canale for a fantastic night.
  6. SS

    SanjayS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent Pizzas. Definitely recommend if you’re in DC
  7. J

    Joe22

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. All staff and hosts were extremely attentive ans responsive. Pasta carbonara, Napoli pizza, and tiramisu were delicious. Would go back again.
  8. A

    Anna

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    It’s not a bad place, but not a good one either. The food is extremely average.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whether you are visiting DC, Baltimore or Northern Virginia, it is 100% worth your money and time to visit Il Canale. For lovers of Italian food, you will be dining in bliss.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best pizza in DC, never disappointed , if you want a real napolitana pizza “Il Canale” is your place
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and good service at the table. The receptionist was a bit overwhelmed and thus forgot to place us although we had a reservation. I had to ask twice before getting a table.
  12. AK

    AlexandraK

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in DC!!!
  13. PS

    PammelaS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food - decent service
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    I couldn’t hear anything anybody around my table was saying! We were seated between two really incredibly loud groups of people! It was horrible. I couldn’t wait to pay my check and leave the restaurant. The noise level was so horrendous. Never again!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pizza is outstanding.
  16. J

    Janet

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Rooftop ambiance not great. Definitely not the same energy as on the sidewalk. Waiter was nice enough but made virtually no conversation with us. Glass of wine came after salads. Both had gnocchi- warm, not hot when arrived - nice flavor, but it did arrive quickly. Almost too quickly as we had barely eaten our salads. No bread was brought to table, had to request. Bright spot: order the Cannoli! Delicious!
  17. EP

    EileenPerez

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family time. Good food. Besides the small portions on the mozarella breaded fritters, all else was very good.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service led to a nice pairing of wine and food.
  19. DL

    DanielL

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food - between the arancini and the pizza - you can't go wrong. Highly recommend as a good staple - the perfect neighborhood establishment.
  20. JS

    JackieS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was great, our server was wonderful, the greeter at the front, not so much (would not sit me for our reservation, had to ask 3 times). But other than that it was a positive experience. I really like the attention to food allergies, and for a gluten free pizza it was one of the best I’ve had! I will be ordering in the future, if not dining in 😉.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!!
  22. R

    Robert

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food and great value for money. Excellent staff
  23. PR

    PeterR

    Ruhr region

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A famos italian Restaurant 👍 We love it !!!!
  24. CP

    CathyP

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful quaint little place in Georgetown area .. brick oven Neapolitan style pizza was great as were the appetizers and gelato!!
  25. GA

    GreatAsWays

    Houston

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and awesome service by Michael! It was perfect for celebrating friends’ 37th wedding anniversary.
  26. J

    Josy

    New York Area

    81 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Celery granddaughter’s birthday, very welcoming & friendly service. We all enjoyed our meal & appetizers. Will come again.
  27. DM

    DeniseM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You don’t need to travel to Naples Italy for a real pizza Napoletana…best Margherita stateside, lasagna also delicious. Authentic Sicilian canoli and friendly staff. Can’t wait to visit Georgetown again for Il Canale.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Cute spot. Tasty pizza. Hot day and unfortunately the rose’ was room temp. ‘Focaccia’ is just pizza dough, not the traditional fluffy flavorful bread. But a fun spot and really attentive service.
  29. VA

    VAGuest

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and huge portion sizes. We truly enjoyed it.
  30. m

    myreview

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant. Excellent pizzas, appetizers, Peroni on draft, friendly and attentive staff. On our 'regulars' in DC.
  31. HN

    HamedN

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Il Canale has the best Pizza in DC and the customer service has always been spot on and excellent. Definitely a place to keep coming back too.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Bien la verdad, rico.
  33. MS

    MaureenS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal. I got a sea bass and it was delicious with veggies. My kids got pizza and they all liked it.
  34. CP

    ChristopherP

    Montana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Very high quality fodd
  35. AC

    AnnieChiquitica

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food outstanding as always. Staff nice but no urgency.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There are very few restaurants in this world where you cannot go wrong with anything you order on the menu. Il Canale is one of those restaurants.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Fantastic Pizza !!!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time at the restaurant and loved the food and service. Very cordial staff, and appreciated the gluten free crust.
  40. SR

    SteveR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Needed to ask waitress for bread for the table and grated cheese for our meal which should be part of their position without our ask

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 3441 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 77 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Il Canale

1065 31st NW, Washington, DC 20007

Additional information

  • Cross street

    M Street NW

  • Neighborhood

    Georgetown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking. Public garage parking directly across from il Canale on 31st Street NW.

  • Public transit

    Closest metro subway entrance is Foggy Bottom. Public buses run on M Street. Cabs readily available on M Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Biglietto

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 337-4444

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Alessandro Farruggio: (855) 548-0887

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