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About Tortino

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.

1228 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Lunch Monday- Friday
11:30am-2:00pm

Cross Street:
Between M & N Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 312-5570

Website:
http://www.tortinorestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Two hour parking limit

Executive Chef:
Noe Canales

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For special events feel free to contact our general manager David A Galeas at (202) 312-5570

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Tortino Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (35)
Good for a Date (27)
Special Occasion (26)
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Authentic (22)
Romantic (22)
Cozy (22)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Notable Wine List (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Casual (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Business Meals (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Bar Seating (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Seasonal (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

This little off the beaten track Italian rest is a gem. Food is consistently top shelf. Parking is awful in the area, but you are rewarded by sumptuous risotto, pasta, and almost any entree. Been at least five times. Never disappoints.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I've dined here several times, and each time I was treated to a delicious pasta dish. Not a lot of good Italian in DC, but this is a very solid option.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

We picked this restaurant as it was just around the corner from our hotel; we'd been travelling all day. I saw this restaurant had good reviews. We were welcomed with a smile. The server gave us the specials; I had a Buffalo Mozzarella, Tomato with a Cucumber sauce appetizer, my Sister and Mum both had the Carpaccio; which was delicious. For my entree I had Papadelle with Lamb Ragu, I can safely say, one of the best Pasta dishes I've ever had. We had a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, which was excellent, maybe a little pricey. Overall great food, would definitely go back, if ever I'm in DC.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Really excellent restaurant. The Caprese type appetizer made with Burrata cheese was superb. The eggplant appetizer was also great. Thin slices of eggplant with a tomato sauce. The pan seared scallops were perfectly cooked over a cauliflower puree. Finally, the grilled marinated Portobello mushrooms were al dente with a balsamic drip. The spinach Tagliatelle with chicken was just right. Finally, the Roasted Veal Tenderloin was served medium rare as requested served over au gratin potatoes with a Black Truffle reduction. The couple next to us raved about the grilled pork chops. So don't go anywhere else before Tortino. By the way, very reasonably priced.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great waiter, great ambiance, delicious food. Our orders included the porcini-infused pappardelle, veal, scallops appetizer, portobello mushroom appetizer among other dishes. At dessert, the salted caramel gelato was to die for. We loved that the restaurant was full and bustling. The noise level wasn't too loud or too quiet. Everything was so good, highly recommend this place!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Has nice, neighborhoodish feel, very tasty Italian food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

fantastic Italian food combined with great service

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2017

What a hidden gem!! Atmosphere, service and food were OUTSTANDING.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very nice place right next to the convention center so great for business meals. Nice white table cloth atmosphere but not ridiculously expensive. Food was great service excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We went for the first time, before the theater. The experience was perfect, from start to finish. The decor is lovely. It's quiet. The food was very good, and a good value. Charles the waiter, and the rest of the staff were great

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Lovely experience, delightful food. Moderately Pricey, but not any more so than other similar food types. Kurt, our waiter, helped to make it such a nice “date”.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Not sure why this place wasn't brimming over when we got there. Small out of the way spot, but the food blew us away. Each course was better than the last. Wine list is small but adequate. Overall, a great place for a great meal.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Everything was very good. The Key Lime pie was exceptional.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Wonderful food, but a family with extremely rude and wild little children drove us and other parties out early. Wanted to try the desert, too.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Small, intimate neighborhood restaurant with excellent service and very good fresh pasta and other entrees. We loved that it is not an over hyped, over priced place in an area that is full of those type of places.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Tortino is time and time again our favorite Italian restaurant experience in DC. Intimate, great service, and amazing pasta and fish.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Fantastic pastas - do not miss the crab ravioli! The octopus special was also delicious. Minor negatives - Wine menu was fair. We were seated in a dark corner - maybe a tad too dark and waiter forgot our cutlery for dessert despite asking twice.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I actually was not able to attend due to a migraine, but my friend decided to go anyway. This was probably his 10th visit, and as always was delighted with the meal and the service. At the end of the meal the waiter brought out the dessert with a candle per the reservation request. My friend had a good laugh as other patrons wondered about him ordering his own birthday dessert. He had a very enjoyable evening , as usual!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Best Seafood Pasta ever!!!! We did not expect such a perfect dish with a clear focus on seafood and not on pasta!!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Realmente nos sorprendió la calidad y sabor de las pastas, así como las recomendaciones del capitán.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

A pleasant and relaxed environment. A good selection on the menu and appropriate wines. Recommended.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Very fresh and well cooked food! We really enjoyed it

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Everything was delicious. Butternut squash soup followed by black ink pasta with shrimp and finished with the milk and dark chocolate cake. Staff was friendly and it was a nice environment.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Just alright with me food was decent service was great.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Excellent meal with stellar service.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Service from bartender was to be desired.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday, and we were both very happy with how delicious our meals were. Our pastas were flavorful and cooked to the perfect texture, and the scallops from our appetizer were delicious as well. We enjoyed the quiet and calm ambience so we could have a good conversation, and our server was great as well. Everything was just delicious and chill which is how I like to roll. Infinity stars for Tortinos!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Tortino has amazing food and is great for date night and entertaining friends. The service can be a little slow, but the quality and taste makes it all worth it.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on September 30, 2017

A wonderful find in DC and a great value for the money. My date and I shared a beet salad, had the lobster ravioli as our appetizer and dined on Pesto Rissotto with Shrimp and tomatoes and a grilled Pork Chop. The meal was delicious and the service was great. I will be back.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 29, 2017

I was very excited to try this place out, as I heard great things. My fiancé and I recently went to Italy, so we had high expectations, but realized we were in D.C. and not Rome. It started off well, with high hopes to have great ambience. However, the service was strange, as we didn't have one designated server but several people. With multiple people, things slipped through the cracks. I had to ask for salt/pepper three times (not sure why they don't just put them on the tables..) and our water glasses went empty several times. The food sounded great, but was a disappointment. The appetizer special (mozz, tomato, watermelon) was pretty delicious, and the wine we got was excellent - the server who helped us choose that did a great job with that. We ordered pasta and lamb chops. My pasta was pretty good, and I could tell that it was pretty fresh, so I appreciated that. My fiancé's pasta sauce was pretty generic and tasted kind of like a bland alfredo. The biggest disappointment that I had was my lamb. It was a special and sounded amazing! I asked for it medium well so that it wasn't super pink like lamb usually is. It came out and was burnt. The burnt flavor was pretty much all I could taste, not to mention the inside was pink and extremely fatty. The vegetables that came with it were worse than those frozen bags of veggies that you heat up in the microwave at home. I was extremely disappointed in this, and NO ONE asked us how our meal was AT ALL. I would have talked to someone, but no one seemed to care. Of course they cared when they gave us a bill for $200+ though. I don't mind spending the money but I get upset when I spend that much money on something that is below my expectations. :(

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2017

I've lived here for close to 50 years but have never heard of Tortino. Who knew?
My husband really wanted Osso Bucco, and Tortino is the only restaurant I could find that serves it.
And wow. He loved it. I had a great pasta de met with so many mussels and clams. Another of our party had lamb bolonese and loved it. And another was vegan, and Tortino said pick any pasta and we can make it meatless. Wow again
Fantastic service. Great wine. A smidge loud, but impressive because it was a Wednesday and every table was taken. Quite lively, quite lovely. I'll be back-

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Tortino has become a go to restaurant for business groups, friends, and special occasions. It never disappoints. Superb food, friendly and attentive wait staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I've been to Tortino a handful of times and they never disappoint! Their wine list is not large, but is appropriate to the menu. Their bar area is the right size to wait, if you are there before your reservation. The staff remembers you from your previous visit. The menu is amazing and exceptional. Let's just say I'm now longer dating, and I'm now in a committed relationship with my date who shares the same amount of class as I do, and is as much of a foodie as I am!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Lovely dinner. Easy to have a conversation. Jonathan our waiter was great. Will definitely return on next visit to D.C. Would be a favorite if we lived here.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

2 for 2 !!! The NY strip was on POINT! The red wine sauce was a bit watery but the potatoes were a dream! Buttery, slight crisp and soft in the middle only wished i had more! We will be back. FOSHO!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Love this place. Small and intimate. We are outside on a lovely September evening. Staff was attentive but not annoying. Also very knowledgeable. Food was fab. Will definitely be on my list for my frequent visits to DC.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

This was a special dinner to celebrate my daughter's birthday. The food and service were top notch. My only complaint is that I made a note regarding my daughter's birthday when I made the reservation and was hoping for a candle in her dessert - nothing. I know they do that as the table next to us had a special plate and candle.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Quiet place, clean, polite and efficient service. Food was good, but a little salty for my taste.

Tags: Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Always great...easy...consistent...quiet..
Our go to when in DC

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Always wonderful

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