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Tortino

4.8
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1279 Reviews
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1279 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SamanthaJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations for my boyfriends birthday and it was a great dinner. The staff were very friendly and provided great service. The restaurant itself was very cozy and clean. The food was AMAZINGGG. Would 100% recommend for a nice date.

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MargaretM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good food, nice service. Everyone was wearing masks and it felt safe and comfortable.

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Tenten
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good crab ravioli and great fresh bread. Food comes out fast as well

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vipcarlaR
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience1

We had reservations and stood at the hostess area for 15 minutes before anyone acknowledged us...even as employees passed by us several times. Did not even look at us.
Very rude!
The food was okay, a bit bland. Ambience was not great, too brightly lit. No tablecloths.
The meal was too expensive for this sort of overall experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
208 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian cuisine in Shaw. Friendly and attentive service.

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MeganM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tortino was amazing! We modified our reservation just a few hours before our original time and they were extremely understanding and accommodating. We ate indoors, which is of course not ideal during COVID, however, the tables were spaced appropriately our waiters wore masks and kept a respectable distance. We didn't do apps or dessert but all of our main courses were absolutely delicious. The service was quick as well. Definitely will be coming back!

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Misty
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great experience at Tortino, they have an extensive menu, friendly service, delicious Italian comfort food, and attractive presentation. Their staff were helpful in bringing a high chair for my toddler daughter and maintaining a distance while talking to us. Everything we ordered was good and service was quick.

COVID-specific note: they only have 4 outdoor tables and don't take reservations for them, so be aware if you aren't comfortable eating indoors. The patio space is very pleasant and we arrived around 6pm on Saturday on an evening with lovely weather and were the first party seated outdoors, so if you come on the earlier side, you should be fine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anthony did a great job with his recommendations and service, food was excellent. If we lived in DC, this would be a weekly meal for us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came across Tortino by happenstance — just looking for a casual dinner in the area. This place blew us away. Incredible food, great service, conveniently located. We’ll be back — thanks for turning a regular Sunday night into an unforgettable meal.

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PatrickG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With all of the restrictions due to corona, the experience is phenomenal. Staff is still ingratiating and social. The kitchen continues to turn out amazing food (with daily specials!). I was in DC for only one night and this was the place I needed to visit. Absolutely worth every moment!

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EdwardM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very accommodating place, tasty food and friendly staff. They had specials despite the virus. They made excellent rye Manhattan.

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APav
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Loved the experience and will be back!

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EileenS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular. The seasoning was subtle and well blended and not overdone! I had forgotten how good the food at this restaurant really is. The chef came out and talked to us and was very sweet. We hadn't been back to this restaurant in a while but I'm really glad we did.

The tri-colored salad is a perfect blend of textures, flavors and colors. The dressing was a perfect complement to the greens mix without overpowering their flavor.

The fish special came with mashed potatoes and vegetables. The mashed potatoes were infused with fresh tomato, butter and cheese and were absolutely delicious. The fish was cooked to perfection offset with a mango caper light sauce and the vegetables were crisp with subtle herb flavorings through out.

I tend to be a bit picky when it comes to white wines and the waiter suggested a perfect wine to accompany my dinner.

A great meal with wonderful staff

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta dishes were incredible and the appetizer Beef Carpaccio was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So good! Great service, lots of distance between tables, amazing food

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING!! I’ll definitely be back

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FLAfoddie
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic waiter and service. tasty and tender lamb shank .

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alotalabs
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as well as the service. Thank you so much for making our 40th anniversary dinner a night to remember!

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Troy
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful experience at Tortino's for her birthday. We received some world renowned treatment and it really goes to show how much the employees and managers care for their customers and the restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious! I'd recommend the seafood pasta and the wine pairings were right on point. 10 out of 10 would recommend and I give my compliments to the chef, staff and everyone involved.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time we’ve eaten at a DC restaurant since Covid-19. We sat at a table outside and had a great meal. We were the only ones in the restaurant as far as we could tell. I hope Tortino can remain the great restaurant that we have known and loved!

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BradJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding. All good.

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WrightT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Discovered this place three years ago while in DC for work. Now it has become a mainstay any time I am in the DC area.

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vipMayL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent pastas and appetizers. Service was unobtrusive and competent. Low-key and casual ambience. Definitely recommend!

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ScottH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal, service and atmosphere. Thank you. We will definitely be back!

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PhilipL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great authentic food with lots of flavour.
Price was good.
Problem was that it’s very noisy.

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Smm20815
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious - service just right and the place is comfortable - great spot for a delicious dinner!

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vipJohnD
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful and the service was outstanding!

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vipFooter
Memphis/West TN
26 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow. We loved this restaurant.

My wife and I and another couple were in DC for a conference. We found Tortino when searching for a restaurant near our hotel. Everything was so good.

The Burrata with roasted red peppers appetizer was a perfect combination. The bolognese was the best I've ever had and I often order this dish.

My wife had the short rib risotto. Terrific flavor, excellent comfort food. I couldn't stop "helping her" finish her meal (and mine).

Thank you Chef!!!

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vipFrequentDiner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a delightful experience. Warm, inviting atmosphere. Terrific food quality. Solid service. Never disappointed.

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LanceR
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Just great food. A cozy little restaurant serving really good Italian food with good service, good vibe.

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JulieV
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a nice meal, my guy had ravioli and i had gnocchis both were very good. Our kids sister was very good. It was as moderately priced. I would definitely go back

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vipAlltheBest
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as usual. Wait staff greeted me with pleasant enthusiasm. Grilled scallops were superb and the steak perfection! Service warm, friendly and efficient. I felt as if I was treated as their favorite auntie!

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vipRichard
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first experience with this restaurant. While it was previously unknown to me, it is well known in the neighborhood and every table was filled. The menu is diverse enough for everyone to be able to find something they like, regardless of dietary preferences. The food was excellent. The presentation was inviting and compelling. The service was attentive. The wine list was well matched to the menu. The prices were reasonable.

I would recommend Tortino without hesitation and I look forward to returning again in the near future. This was a wonderful experience.

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tampafoodi
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Read some great reviews...however they over cooked my dinner

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Belle
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our Italian go-to night out restuarant, having migrated from the delicious but overpriced Osteria Morini. The ravioli always amazes. This time it was braised lamb - outrageously delicious. Scallop appetizer was perfectly seared. I love that this feels like a real place, not an overly polished restaurant group.

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TPSJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A phenomenal date night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and prompt. Food was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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GreatNightsOut
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful location for delicious Italian with a cozy ambiance. Perfect date night spot.

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vipManuelO
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and great drinks as always!!!!

FAQs

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

Tortino is rated 4.8 stars by 1279 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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