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Ossobuco Ristorante, Washington, DC
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Ossobuco Ristorante

4.8
4.8
132 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

When you first enter Ossobuco you will be greeted by the fresh smells of our homemade Italian pasta sauces, Veal Ossobuco, and seafood. Our Staple (which is also our namesake) would be our four hour slow-cooked, melt in your mouth Veal Ossobuco. We strongly suggest that you try our mouth-watering chocolate mousse.

Our guests can look forward to a fine Italian dining experience as they imbibe in our vast array of Italian wines. We have indoor seating available, but if you would rather sit outside we are happy to accommodate you in our private enclosed back patio. Our two space heaters will keep you warm and cozy as you indulge in our freshly made Italian cuisine. We also offer a private upstairs dining room for our larger parties or special events.

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Booked 10 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Dessert

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 975-1694

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Columbia Heights / Brightwood

  • Cross street

    11th and Monroe

  • Parking details

    Park in a two hour zone.

  • Public transit

    Its the Columbia heights stop Green and yellow line.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 132 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Italian

  • District of Columbia

    Neighborhood Gem

  • District of Columbia

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Had the ossobuco. Outstanding. But it takes a long time to cook. 25 minutes became 45, and then 55. If you have the time, it’s a great dish. Server wasn’t around much the first half hour but then was very attentive and apologetic. We left quite full.

  2. A

    Amanda

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every dish was outstanding. We had the Caesar salad, ossobuco, short ribs, pasta with lamb ragu, branzino, and duck breast. The duck breast was incredible. Waiter was lovely, our table was quiet, which was wonderful as we were with grandparents.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Date with wife. Excellent service good and ambiance.

  4. PK

    PrasK

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went on a Monday night, pretty late, we reached the restaurant at about 8.30pm. The restaurant was very quiet, and we had the front part of the dining room to ourselves. The service was attentive and the food was spectacular! I had the sauteed chicken breast with mashed potatoes while the wife had the gnocchi. We loved both items so much that we asked if the chef could make us a side portion of the vegetarian risotto to try out, and to our surprise and relief, they did! The risotto was just as good as the chicken and the gnocchi, and it surpassed our expectations. To wrap up dinner, we ordered tiramisu and panna cotta, both of which were amazing! This place is expensive, no doubt, but the food is top notch and well worth the cost!

  5. PK

    PaulK

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Calamari is absolutely amazing; the rest of the menu was good, but not great. Nice outdoor seating, and good waiter.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I adore this restaurant! I’ve brought friends and family here and the experience and meal are always outstanding.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were able to take advantage of the beautiful weather and eat outside. The staff wasfriendly and helpful. The food was excellent. We will be returning soon.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Ossobuco was fantastic! We live in the neighborhood and had walked by several times - and are so glad we decided to try it. We sat outside in the heated patio and both tried the evening specials - the lamb chop and the branzino. Both were incredible! We were so happy with dinner and can’t wait to go back.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful neighbor restaurant,

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Impeccable service. Generous portions. Great food. Really nice ambiance. Will definitely become a regular spot.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ossobuco never fails to deliver. Excellent service . Ambience on point. Music on point. Food was excellent and at a fair price.

  12. j

    jwalk

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I ordered the famous lobster risotto and it delivered! Highly recommend. The food was amazing and we loved the service. Cute little place. I would have given it five stars, but knocked one off because the restaurant is no longer following the safety measures that are listed on its Open Table page, which are part of why I had selected the restaurant.

  13. KH

    KellyH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    First time visitors. Lovely setting, attentive staff and the food was outstanding. We would go back.

  14. GC

    GonzaloC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Fantastic food. The service was very friendly but did not check back with the table as often as we needed. Will definitively return

  15. AW

    AliceW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were exceptional!! We had buratta to start and the 3 of us had different pastas all of which were delicious. Will definitely go back!

  16. NC

    NicholasC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The food was great, the octopus and calamari appetizers were amazing and the seafood risotto was lovely. The mouse with banana ice cream was a great way to end the evening. Great service and extensive wine menu.

  17. T

    Taverna

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great job! Only thing was lukewarm coffee and no cream at the end of dinner. Then, ran out of coffee. Just step up the coffee game and it’s a 5/5.

  18. B

    Bryan

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Best Italian I’ve had in a long time. The gnocchi was like little pillows!

  19. c

    coinsfrommymemorybank

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The beet salad and lobster risotto!!!!! Charming decor and hearty servings that don't overwhelm. Tiramisu is perfect. Fine wine selection with respectfully-priced and worthwhile bottle options. COVID-appropriate all the way around; we chose indoor seating over outdoors (which is well constructed and sits on an infrequently used sidewalk). 10/10 recommended. Get more than one appetizer or you'll have to live wondering what you missed!

  20. B

    Basil

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    I found this to be the most delicious food of any fine Italian restaurant in Washington Osso bucco entree was a stand out as well as the scallop appetizer and the rockfish was unparalleled. Such a kind and thoughtful staff.

  21. AB

    AndresB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food was fantastic. Service was good, a little slow. But ambiance was nice.

  22. a

    anonymous

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Ordered the signature dish Ossobucco. It was actually tough. Not cooked long enough. All the rest of the food was very good. Service was excellent.

  23. KD

    KDBotch

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Phenomenal food, real authentic Italian. Would definitely recommend

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    For a Valentine’s Day date night it was the perfect environment. The service was impeccable, the food was delicious and exactly as advertised, and the drinks were expertly made. The wifey and I will be going back very soon.

  25. G

    Gwlong1983

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We enjoyed a delicious italian meal with excellent service. Wonderful night out.

  26. MW

    MariW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    good food and good service! we were impressed with the quality of the food and our server was great.

  27. MD

    MichaelD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding Valentine’s Day Dinner. The food, ambiance and service was outstanding.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic!

  29. AC

    AleC

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    It is always a pleasure to eat at Ossobuco. Their menu is wonderful, ambience is great, and the staff is very friendly.

  30. WD

    WDC1

    Washington DC

    69 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    Ossobuco is one of our very favorite restaurants in Washington. However, our most recent visit was well below our previous experiences. While the food was at the highest stand, the delivery was solw and sporadic with entres being delivered five mintes apart. We assume this was due to having limited wait staff availability. while our family will return, because of our previous experiences, the most recent experience was quit diasppointing.

  31. K

    Kiki

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely date at Ossobuco! The food was fantastic, wait staff were patient and attentive, and the ambiance was fantastic. This is a great Columbia Heights find.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was wonderful- the burrata was to die for and the veal delicious!!!

  33. HJ

    HungryJack

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Will return to Ossobuco when it is fair weather and we can dine outside

  34. A

    Andrew

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Great food

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall1food1service5ambience1

    On an early evening weeknight this dining room - at first glance - feels charming with warm lighting and staff who let you know they cared even if the restaurant had more than one other couple dining. However, the over-sour Lavender Collins and uninspired bread dish would prove an aperitivo foreshadowing of a poor attempt at Italian cuisine. A mushy, $32 risotto was served with pieces of lobster that alternated between soft and rubbery in a bowl so hot that your fingers burned near it’s edge. Though the staff would swear the extreme temperate indicated a chef preference, rather than the obvious reheating of a reheated dish, it would be clear to even the untrained palate that the customer should be paid for even trying the dish. Even if well prepared, it would have been hard to enjoy a meal with the loud buzzing of an industrial pasta maker in the dining room that seemed to not notice that it had any customers. With previous good reviews only one thing can be said: che peccato!

  36. WD

    WDC1

    Washington DC

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ossobuci is a treu neighborhood gem woth traveling to from outside the neighborhood. One is always welcomed with a friendly greeting amd made to feel at home. The service is steler withouy being overwhelming and the food is aalways fresh and excellent. he total experience at Ossobuce make one appreciate a fun and fine dining experirnce. We will definately return.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Overpriced for what we got, and a few other issues - cutlery wasn’t clean, wine was only so-so, food was good but again for the prices it wasn’t blowing us away. We used to love this place but seems to have gone downhill a

  38. AJ

    AlexisJ

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delightfully intimate with an excellent wine list and delicious food. Ossobuco never disappoints.

  39. a

    audreys

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the moment we walked in, this was a beautiful experience. Each member of the staff was warm, welcoming and engaging. Each dish showed immense care and surprisingly wonderful flavors. I can’t imagine a more enjoyable experience. And the ambience is simply delightful. I can’t wait to return again, and again.

  40. A

    Avery

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super quiet inside - could be just because we went on a weeknight! The server was super knowledgeable about the menu, and they had such a nice selection of wines and desserts. Treated us quite nicely on my husband’s birthday!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • 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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Ossobuco Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 975-1694.

Ossobuco Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 132 OpenTable diners.

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

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Google Map for Ossobuco Ristorante

3418 11th St NW Washington, DC 20010-2006

Additional information

  • Cross street

    11th and Monroe

  • Neighborhood

    Columbia Heights / Brightwood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Dessert

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Park in a two hour zone.

  • Public transit

    Its the Columbia heights stop Green and yellow line.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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