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For 2
Date
Tue, 1/23
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8:00 PM
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Il Canale

4.5
1657 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual (58)
  • Neighborhood Gem (51)
  • Authentic (46)
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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Cuisines
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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Neighborhood
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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 1657 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.1
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lashmax3 (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined 3 days ago

It was overall good. Not great, but good. It was very busy. Even with a reservation we waited for about 20 minutes. It was also very loud. I was with my husband, and we couldn't really have a conversation because of the noise level.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Great service. Great food. Great experience. Our waiter Aldo was great.

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vipGoodFood (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Best real authentic Italian Pizza this side of Italy.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

This was our first date together. I made our reservation on the app and then called ahead to make sure my special request could be honored. It was! When we arrived we were greeted with a smile and taken to our out of the way table where we could continue talking and get to enjoy our dinner. It did get a little noisy but that could be expected for a Saturday night. Service was awesome and our waiter was so attentive. Will definitely be returning for future dates and or outings.

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vipPanman (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Better than I expected. Great thin crust pizza from a wood fired oven. Loved the pastas. Very reasonably prized for a city.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

We love Il Canale! If you are looking for authentic Italian food, look no further!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

From OZ - last night in DC. Really enjoyed the restaurant, its staff and food

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DFMoon (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

Went with a couple who recommended Il Canale. Food was excellent, especially spaghetti carbonara and meat lovers pizza. Service was friendly and prompt. Felt a little rushed at outset, but when our very nice server realized our table would not turn over instantly, she left us alone. Would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I came here for a date. We always love going to a particular pizza place in NYC because they have amazing pizza and it just so happens they have gluten-free options. Well, we no longer need to go to NYC to have a rare date night. Il Canale is now it. We had our own private seating (maybe just a fluke for the day/time we went)...literally an entire room for ourselves. Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. Most importantly he actually loved, and knew intimately, the food he was telling us about. Well, okay maybe not most importantly because most importantly the food was superb. We will definitely be coming back here for years to come.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

We were seated towards the back and it felt like the waitress was rushing us. We sat down, within 30 seconds she came and asked if we were ready to order. Then when we ordered appetizers, after 5 mins she asked if we were done. She did this with our main course as well. We were in by 5:45 since we got there early and out by 6:15 PM. One of the worst date locations if you want to take your time with your significant other.

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