Tortino

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$30 and under
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Italian
Executive Chef and owner Noé Canales welcomes you to experience his vision of contemporary Italian cuisine in his lovely new neighborhood restaurant designed to transport you to a trattoria in Tuscany.
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RK
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was near our hotel (Marriott Marquis) and we were looking for a quiet small restaurant for dinner. We were pleasantly surprised by the Tortino Restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was very good. The salmon was especially good.

DC
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a relaxed place and every bite is delicious.

DS
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening with the group. Food was awesome, service was impeccable and the nightcap of limoncello was the perfect end to a great evening!

GS
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat at the bar and the bartender was very attentive and had great suggestions. Each course was better than the previous one, so by the time the entrée came, they couldn't have done better!

KC
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a cute little restaurant with excellent service.

L
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was well-prepared and tasty. Classic Italian with a modern accent. Service was very good. I ordered the duck with grilled vegetables which was delicious. Friend ordered pasta bolognaise which was outstanding. We had freshly prepared salad and seafood (one shrimp, one scallop and one calamari) over arugula and mesclun for appetizers, all delicious. Noise level good for conversation. HIghly recommended.

BL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as always!!!!

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Celebrated 36th wedding anniversary. Nice neighborhood feel, pleasant and efficient wait staff, and outstanding food. We were treated to a free dessert.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall we had a lovely meal. The food was consistently delicious and the atmosphere very pleasant. Up until the very end of our night, this would have been a five star experience all around. However, after we had finished our food and were chatting and enjoying our last glasses of wine, the waiter came by and told us they needed the table and asked us to leave. We had been there for a little over two hours. The restaurant was busy but did not appear to be slammed; there was one couple waiting in the entrance when we left. I understand the need to keep tables moving during a busy dinner service, but I can’t recall the last time I was asked to leave a restaurant in this manner. Up until then the service had been friendly and attentive. This was very disappointing because until that moment we had loved our experience at Tortino and would have highly recommended it. I hope this is an anomaly.

F
San Joaquin
26 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a wonderful find while visiting DC. The food was outstanding with a good array of choices in each of the areas and several specials. The food was fresh with seasonal ingredients. Each course was timed perfectly and the food was excellent with a lovely presentation. I had several courses and each was wonderful, mouthwatering, and did not disappoint. The service was very good, if not a bit too much attention. The server was very good at giving recommendations. Overall, it was a wonderful, relaxing meal with wonderful homemade pastas. I highly recommend this restaurant and will return again when in DC.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab ravioli was wonderful as was the pasta special. Great evening of pasta and the chocolate cake dessert was perfect for two to share!

T
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely fabulous meal! I had the ravioli and my husband had the short-rib special. It melted in your mouth. So glad we made it there on our trip!

HN
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was marvelous! Our daughter lives in DC, so we will be back for sure. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

SM
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have eaten here several times. Never had a bad meal. Food prepared exquisitely. Service impeccable -- attentive without smothering.

A
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La calidad de la comida junto con el servicio son excelentes. Lo más importante es que son consistentes, ya que las veces que he ido han mantienen el nivel. Considero que la relación precio calidad es optima.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best Italian place in DC, cozy, great food, and even better service. Order the crab ravioli - it’s the best pasta you’ll ever have

DB
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't say enough good things about Tortino. The location was perfect for us, just down the street from our hotel. We were welcomed in. The service was tremendous. At one point, i dropped my bread plate and a gentlemen came quickly and replaced it. The food was exquisite and the wine selection was good.

p
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cozy Italian place. I had crab ravioli, my husband had the special that night, chicken parmigiana. The portions were prefect not letting you leave feeling overly stuffed but just right. I would definitely recommend for a special evening or if you are searching for authentic Italian.

D
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, good atmosphere.

Z
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went there for our anniversary. The food and service was amazing. The only thing I did not like was that they did nothing for our anniversary. I thought maybe decorate a plate when we order dessert or say happy anniversary when we arrived. I did put it in the reservation so would have been a nice touch. Otherwise a great place and will be back.

JC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the environment (sound level was fine, nice decor, not overly crowded tables), food was delicious, good variety on menu. Would definitely recommend!

AM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The specials were excellent. Short ribs were very tender. Rock fish on sautéed spinach and garlic mashed potatoes also a winner.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and fantastic service. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are in downtown DC.

OT
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The branzini and the risotto were excellent! They brought out a beautiful tiramisu dessert for my friend's birthday. We both enjoyed the entire experience.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous experience for our first wedding anniversary. The best risotto I’ve ever had.

L
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We have visited this restaurant a few times. Each time we go the food is good, but the service is always less than desired. We go back and think it will be better, but it is not. We were served our appetizer by another server and no one came back to check on how it was. The only time we were checked on to see how everything was is when we were finished our entree. It would have been nice if someone came by and asked if I wanted another glass of wine or even refilled our water. The only person that was attentive was the bartender. He was awesome. Maybe next time (if there is a next time) we will sit at the bar. The restaurant may need to hire more servers because it seems like everyone was helping everyone out.

BN
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Way way way too loud. Had to shout to be heard. Not relaxing in the least. Do not order the lamb chops they were the worst I have ever had. Great cocktails. Mediocre salad. Mediocre dessert.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I visited Tortino to celebrate our anniversary. We actually had our rehearsal dinner here, and absolutely love the cuisine and the restaurant. It definitely wasn’t our last visit.

AS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant was very nice and food was good but not great, and I wouldn't rush back. I have to say my daughter was craving Vodka sauce which was not on the menu and the chef did make it for her which was awesome.

c
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well designed and flavorful food. Lamb chops, lobster risotto, and crab ravioli are excellent.

M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The place is in a cozy garden unit but could use a refresh on the inside. If you want any special requests or occasions noted on your reservation, don’t bother wasting your time. It’ll go ignored and unacknowledged.

The service was slow and amateur. It took a while for someone to come with water and even longer for our waiter to see if we wanted drinks. We had to ask for bread twice. No one told us the specials. Empty dishes sat on the table for far too long despite staff stopping by for refills and to bring out additional food.

The food itself was very good. The fresh homemade pasta was a fantastic and I’d definitely get a pasta dish next time

DC
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a perfect place. Friendly impeccable service. Every bite of everything so delicious. Pleasing atmosphere. Relaxed but elegant. Love this place.

BA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this neighborhood spot. The pasta is fantastic and the servers make you feel like you’re at home. Appreciate that you can make requests and combine sauces and pastas without any challenges.

DS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely evening out at Tortino. Noise level was such that you can actually have conversations. Food and service was a great value for the money. Wonderful Risotto with Osso Bucco.

D
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall very good.

P
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed a late night dinner with my husband and son. Do not live in DC; so we were a little skeptical with the reviews. Reviews are accurate; the restaurant was wonderful. Food was terrific; service was impeccable.

E
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service

DO
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic old world Italian

CM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was outstanding, the recommendations from the staff were spot on, and the prices were reasonable. The service was great and didn’t have to wait long for the food to come out.

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