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Tortino

4.7
4.7
1650 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 312-5570

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Noe Canales

  • Private party contact

    David Alexander Galeas: (202) 312-5570

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Between M & N Street

  • Parking details

    Two hour parking limit

  • Public transit

    convention center

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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What 1,650 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • District of Columbia

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food, great service. Definitely worth coming back
  2. s

    sjtews

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This hole in the wall Italian restaurant outperforms its small space with consistently delicious food. The service staff are wonderful, and the chef always delivers a delicious meal.
  3. j

    jazmyns

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This was a great place to celebrate a birthday dinner. The food is reasonably priced with good portion sizes. I appreciate the authentic decor and fantastic service! The restaurant seemed a bit small but that makes it intimate!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent fish. Service expeditious and attentive.
  5. f

    franco

    Baltimore

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Our server Jason was fantastic. We ve had him the two times. We have been there. The area we sat in was super dark. A candle.or small light would really add to the ambience
  6. BK

    BobbiK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service in a quaint and cozy setting. Pasta was prepared al dente, food was delicious and the chef kindly customized a couple dishes for us. Great value! We will definitely return.
  7. R

    Rebecca

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious. I got the spinach salad and tagliarini. If you like seafood pasta, this was just what I was craving. Tried a bite of my friend’s penne which was also outstanding. The bread came warm and everyone got their own plate for olive oil. Had to pay for water but everything was at a super fair price! Would definitely go back.
  8. EN

    EnteringNicknameisSilly

    Washington DC

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Always superb, attentive service, fabulous kitchen.
  9. K

    Keywest

    Washington DC

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    A gem in the middle of a quiet neighborhood. An authentic Italian chef who knows the subtle character of Italian pasta, fresh herbs, and spices. Just like being in a small Italian tratorria.
  10. S

    Stingo

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Pleasant neighborhood restaurant we visit whenever we're in DC. NIcely prepared food, good wine list, courteous and friendly staff.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the restaurant! Easy to reserve and the staff were incredible! As was the food!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great anniversary dinner here!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were top notch. Certainly made our special night even better!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a cute Italian restaurant with great service (especially with the terrible post COVID service I have had). Had great drinks, some definitely unique. Menu was refreshing, authentic and also unique. We both had the specials - delicious with great bread and olive oil. Desert was delicious - just have the chocolate salami! Great ambiance and very cute. Going back again tonight.
  15. CH

    CapitolHill

    Washington DC

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Tortinos is the kind of restaurant you wish was in your own neighborhood—-a go-to place you’d like to visit regularly thanks to very good food and service. Like a lot of places the tables are close together so the noise is doubly amplified. So arrive early and enjoy!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food is excellent, but the tables are small and the service is clunky. I must stress that the food is excellent and a must for anyone visiting DC.
  17. SD

    SDN5919

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This place was a very solid choice. Our entire party was really happy with their entrees, all of which were delicious. We also order the Ricotta Cheesecake (a lil dry) and the tiramisu, along with some post dinner beverages to wash it down. Overall, an excellent experience and would definitely recommend for a nice casual dinner out.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner with great service. Lovely neighborhood place. Our 3 kids enjoyed it as well
  19. R

    Reid

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance, service, hot and delicious authentic Italian food!!! I will send people and dine there again and again!!! Thank you Jason for a great dining experience!!!🤗🤗🤗
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We made a last minutes reservation based on reviews. The staff were hectic and service slow due to absences; that’s understandable. We ordered burrata appetizer and pasta and risotto dishes. App was great; both pastas were flavorful but texturally over cooked, slightly mushy, and the pasta was clumped. Dessert was chocolate cake and the texture was unexpectedly spongey in an off putting way. We didn’t finish it. We had a great bottle of wine. Overall, the night was nice and we’d give it a try again as most should get another try.
  21. MM

    MelanieM

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was lovely and the food was delicious! Perfect restaurant for a date night with my husband!
  22. CH

    ChristinaH

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice date spot!! Definitely a place to enjoy with friends & family as well. Solidly good just not knock your socks off.
  23. GB

    GirardB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent service! The atmosphere and food quality leans towards the upscale side, but is very reasonably priced—great for celebrating special occasions. It's a bit dimly lit inside, so if you have trouble seeing in low light, it might be worth your while to bring a reading light for the menu. Overall, an excellent experience—everyone in my party wants to go back!
  24. RS

    RandallS

    Tulsa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was trying to find a little gem when in DC for a dinner we had that wasn't your standard DC fare. Tortino's is exactly what we were looking for. It is a smaller restaurant with a great attentive staff. We started with cocktails which were ok, what you would expect from a good bar. We then had the mussels and cauliflower soup of the day. They were both incredibly good. They had great flavor balance, well plated, and fresh tasting. For main course we did the seafood fettuccini and squid ink seafood pasta. Again, well plated, incredibly complex and great flavors, and served piping hot. The service was excellent, we got there a little early and they became very busy. Our service didn't fall off and everything was served hot from the kitchen without issue. Tortino's is a great place, and I can't wait to eat there again.
  25. JC

    JeniferC

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful suggestions by our servers. Authentic and tasty meal, truly a hidden gem.
  26. b

    betarace

    Washington DC

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just excellent. A true neighborhood gem. Specials were excellent last night, as was the service.
  27. ST

    ScottT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, good wine selection, attentive service, very good value.
  28. G

    Griff

    Seattle

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sublime as always. If we lived closer (We’re in WA state) we’d be here weekly. It would become our “club”. There is everything to love. Food is perfection. Service is warm and thoughtful and clearly the warm pride that comes from loving where you work. We would never come to the District without dining at Tortino at least once.
  29. KR

    KRoyer

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    If you want fresh pasta, authentic neighborhood establishment with great service - this is the spot!
  30. MA

    MineAksu

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The meal was delicious linguine perfect but ambiance is poor we seated near doorstep
  31. WB

    WarrenB

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are long time dinners Once upon a time we could spontaneously show up and snare a table. No more! The secret is out. The place is a gem for great food service value.
  32. JG

    JamesG

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and a nice setting to have a conversation
  33. BB

    BobB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were excellent. Very attentive to detail. Lamb chops were excellent. Reduction really enhanced them.
  34. AV

    AleV

    Miami

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Family owned feeling. Small and quite. Pasta was good just small portion of protein. Place likes a little retouching
  35. JV

    JesseVT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In DC for a conference near the Convention Center and we were looking for something quieter and off the beaten path. Tortino was perfect. Adorable neighborhood restaurant with outstanding food and service. So happy I found them, and I recommend them highly.
  36. p

    pro509

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Risotto was not up to par. The cheese was minimal.
  37. R

    Richard

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great restaurant, excellent service and food. The staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We will go back again. My only criticism is that it was way too noisy. Why do people have to talk so loudly (virtually yell) when the person they are talking to is right across the table? Having lived in Europe for 30 years, where quiet dining is the rule, most restaurants in the US are not a pleasant place to eat.
  38. PR

    PeterR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very fine intimate neighborhood Italian cuisine. Can get loud.
  39. M

    Michael

    New England

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We liked everything about our dinner: excellent pasta and very good wines by the glass. Terrific service.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tortino is a lovely restaurant. We were seated quickly and also served quickly. We did not wait long for Amy part of our meal (apps, main, dessert). Server Lex (sorry if I got it wrong) is very personable. I strongly recommend the Parmesan risotto with short rib, or the pan fried duck.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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

FAQs

Tortino offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 312-5570.

Tortino is rated 4.7 stars by 1650 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Tortino

1228 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between M & N Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Two hour parking limit

  • Public transit

    convention center

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Noe Canales

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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