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
It was exquisite! I had the Georgetown pizza and expected and received nothing less than authentic taste! I would definitely go back!
Always love this place. The food is great and you should try something new every time you go in!
Great Italian food
Quick dinner outside. My friend and I loved the food and friendly, attentive service!
I had the Napoli pizza and lobster ravioli. I kid you not, the pizza was the best I've ever eaten.
It was super busy and noisy, but beautiful a Saturday night with everyone getting out again, so I guess that was to be expected. Everyone we encountered who worked there was just lovely and the food was delicious! I will return when it is a little less crowded, but still glad I went, had a great night!
What a special dinner it was at Il Canale. We were seated on the rooftop, and our server, Benedetto, was attentive, warm, and welcoming, even in the midst of a very busy dinner service. Il Canale has been consistently great to my guests and me over the past year of outdoor dining requests. I recommend the melon with prosciutto (app), and the branzino entree. This restaurant really is a neighborhood gem--highly recommended.
Staff was great, food was extremely hot and tasty and we were seated quickly even though we arrived late - overall great time. Price was $$$$
The food was amazing!! I shared the pizza and lasagna with my mom and it was fantastic! The only complaint is that it was very dark in the restaurant and hard to read the menu.
Our go-to date night restaurant in the neighborhood. Love Il Canale.
We absolutely love Il Canale for authentic Italian style cuisine. If you know anything about Italian cooking, you know that quality ingredients is essential and Il Canale delivers just that! Everyone in our family picks it to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions. The ambiance also makes for a great date-night.
our waiter was great! food was ok, it wasn't bad, just ok though. I thought the price was high.
Food was excellent. Wine was excellent. Our server Erik was fantastic. His service was friendly and prompt and I appreciate that he spoke up considering it was a bit noisy (it was Mother's Day after all) and he was wearing a mask. Our reservation was for 630 but we were taken in at 600.
Organized staff, pleasant & knowledgeable waiter and clean facility. Food was great as always.
Great food and atmosphere. Authentic Neopolitan pizza
Il Canale was running behind, we were left standing outside for over 20 minutes despite having a reservation. The calzone was a giant mess of dough and cheese. The server was very nice, but overall we were disappointed in our experience.
A great place for pasta & pizza with family and friends! Celebrated Mother's Day brunch here and it was such a great experience. I had lobster ravioli and my husband had margherita pizza - both were delicious!
Our waiter was amazing, it turned out he was from Puglia, the same as my dad’s family. He was energetic and attentive and made the night even better. The food was absolutely amazing, especially the burrata.
Host was very polite. Food was amazing. Ravioli the best! I liked the outside table with heat warmers - cosy.
Loved my pizza. Delicious authentic Italian food.
My wife and I had a superb meal at Il Canale in Washington. We ate outside along the charming sidewalk near the canal. Our waiter was attentive, and highly informed about the wine list - offering us an excellent bottle at a reasonable price. We had THE BEST pizza Napoli pizza we have EVER had. Truly, it was a fine dining experience at a fine price.
Micaela was a great server, he was very attentive and funny.
Went for my boyfriend’s birthday. 10/10 would go again. It was my first indoor dining experience since covid and I felt very safe. The food was delicious and the service was amazing!
Excellent staff and foos
Benedetto ha una grande personalità e il cibo era incredibile!!! Grazie mille!
Fantastic as always!!
Friendly place makes you feel you are in Italy & the food is the best Italian in
Washington DC. They make their own pasta ! We shared a pizza...best lightweight dough with fabulous sauce, ravioli stuffed with porcini mushrooms, fried Mozzarella, arugula salad with fresh Buffalo mozzarella & balsamic . Will go back to this restaurant again
Great experience as always. Outdoor dining with tents was really nice with the nice weather. They have many gluten free options which I appreciate.
Il Canale has always been our 'go to' for casual Italian fare. Still is! and for good reason - they never disappoint.
Everything was wonderful! The service, the food, the ambience, their location (easy to get to, and a nice place to walk around after dinner).
I had the chicken roll up with mushrooms and cream sauce, and caponata. We ordered a dessert for the table and when the waiter saw that we weren't impressed, he offered to replace it with their delicious cannolis.
The food was great, especially the gnocchi. This is one of our go-to restaurants in the Georgetown area. The service was good too.
The pesto (penne) sucked! Overcooked and they offered ‘shake on’ stale parmigian cheese much like you’d get at a Pizza Hut..... definitely not the food quality you’d expect at this price point and Georgetown location....
Everything inside was great. Outside host and staff were very pushy and rude, telling people with reservations who were waiting to move down the block and that “everyone is waiting.” Not very hospitable.
Waiter and food was excellent.
Noise level was very loud, caused largely by a party who saw another party they know and were aloud to mingle, standing in the dining room without masks.
So much food for your money! I have leftover for days! thinking the waiter had a fake italian accent but pizza was covered with perfect amount of toppings and great place to stop for an app or meal!
Very nice place for a date. The vibe was great, enjoyed the food, the bread was great.
This is one of my favorite restaurants. We love Bruno and Miguel. But Friday night is not the time to go. We had reservations and waited 45 mins to get a table for 4. Twos get seated faster. If we had had Miguel as a waiter it would have been better. White pizza w arugula is so delicious.
Awesome pizza, wine and dessert! Service was impeccable!
A very pleasant Italian restaurant in a nice setting in Georgetown. The food was quite good and not too heavy or greasy. There was outdoor seating with nearby heating units, and the service was really excellent. Menu not especially diverse, but the fish dishes were creatively prepared.
I had a business dinner outside. Because of the weather, heaters were employed outside to partial effect. The salads were mediocre, albeit large. Service was terrific. In the retrospect, if it is cold, it is probably preferable to sit inside, provided you are vaccinated. With so many restaurants in DC still closed, this was an agreeable option but not much more than that.
Food, ambiance and service were all exceptional. Love the authentic Neapolitan pizza. Always the best.
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 2954 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.