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Permanently Closed - Ovvio Osteria

624 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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  • Good for Groups

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Ovvio Osteria celebrates seasonality and locality in the simplest of fashions. As a neighborhood restaurant, Ovvio offers finely prepared house-made Italian dishes including brick oven pizza and fresh pasta. Ingredients are fresh, local and the food is prepared daily in a casual and vibrant setting. Whether you’re looking for a favorite vintage or a new go-to place for a night out, the choice is Ovvio.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Monday 11am- 9 pm
Tuesday 11am - 9pm
Wednesday - Friday 11am - 10pm
Saturday 10:30am- 10pm
Sunday 10:30am - 9pm
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Phone number
(703) 573-2161
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Richard Hetzler
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On and off premise catering available
Party platter, drop offs, plated lunches and dinners
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Cross street
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Parking details
We have retail parking in 3 lots in the in the halstead square development, for overflow parking you can also use the metro lots one block away.
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Public transit
Dunn Loring Metro - Orange Line
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Every Thursday Live Jazz Music
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Special events & promotions
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

We went for brunch today and we ordered pancakes for the kids and gluten-free pizzas. The Boys liked their pancakes but our two different gluten-free pizzas was sticking to the pan so we couldn't eat them very well and they seemed to taste a little undercooked. I'm not sure if they just don't do gluten free very much or if it's new on the menu but it was rather disappointing. They were not busy at all our waitress came by a couple of times to check on us. We had to ask for our water glasses to be refilled. My wineglass was dirty which she did not notice and when I pointed out to her and showed it to her she still did not see were assured her it was dirty. She did get me a new glass. This was our second time there. The first time was a great experience this one was mediocre. We may give it another try. We are undecided since there are so many other places to pick from.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

We always enjoy having dinner at Ovvio Osteria and each month take time to go there for happy hour. The people that work at the restaurant are friendly and the food is very good.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

My friend had wanted to try this place for the branzino. It wasn't on the lunch menu but the waiter checked with the kitchen and we were able to order. The food was good; the grilled zucchini with the branzino was fantastic ... simply grilled and delicious. The restaurant was empty when we arrived (around noon on a Saturday) and only two other tables were occupied when we left. Not sure what that means. Would have liked to sit outside but the umbrellas weren't set up yet (it was a warm June day but pleasant in the shade). The outdoor tables and chairs were very worn and didn't make a good initial impression. Staff was nice, friendly and accomodating.

AntietamCreeker (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on June 7, 2017

Terrible. 15 minutes after ordering an appetizer the waiter asked if we wanted it before our main course. Brillianst idea! Appetizer was lukewarm when it finally arrived.

Main courses: pizza came lukewarm,; angel hair pasta with shrimp fra diavalo came with plain spaghetti and was not at all spicy; my friend asked to substitute linguine for paparadelle and was told "no problem" and of course was served papardelle.

Waiter was tough to find when you needed him. This was my third or fourth time to this restaurant. Service has never been a strength, but has gotten worse. Food has gone from good, to spotty to plain old bad. Never again.

AmandaR (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on June 7, 2017

The food is spectacular which is why I continue to come back but the service is never good. The waitress was unfriendly, slow, we had to ask for bread. I love this place but am always frustrated by the slow and inconsistent service.

Kmaward (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on June 3, 2017

The food was adequate. The setting was unremarkable. If it weren't for our very friendly and attentive waiter I wouldn't feel a need to return.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 3, 2017

We are long time fans of Ovvio. Love the cooking, the sensational service, quiet area with easy parking. Wonderful revolving beer selection with knowledgeable staff.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on June 1, 2017

This used to be a nice upscale restaurant with terrific service when we started going here 3 years ago. This last visit they had changed from using table linens to paper napkins and the quality of the food is not what it used to be. The server did not know how to recommend a wine for our dinner and the one we did choose was not meet expectations.

vipRUdamann (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2017

Great food. Have returned many times.

sammy (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on May 22, 2017

Restaurant was closed on Mondays, but was still able to book?