Tortino

4.7
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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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

B
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.

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

A phenomenal date night!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and prompt. Food was amazing!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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

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

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

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

B
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tortino is a true find in a city that has a wide array of dining options and considerable competition. The food is exquisitely prepared.The staff is friendly and attentive. Everyone I have taken there has been genuinely impressed.

BW
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is my neighborhood go to restaurant and it absolutely positively never disappoints! Dinner tonight was a homerun and the discounted wine on Tuesday nights enabled us to buy a beautiful Italian wine with our dinner. This place stays on my regular rotation!

DM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the second time I have dined at Tortino’s. Both times the food was excellent, and the service was very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

B
Washington DC
210 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian restaurant in a warm, cozy setting. Charming wait staff.
The food is superb. You cannot go wrong with the specials.

KO
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Service is top notch!!

LG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious dinner with my family. Specials were amazing, service was excellent, can’t wait to return.

CC
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a real rarity these days: Tortino's understands the value of having good acoustics in the dining area!!! You can actually have a conversation with your dining partners without shouting or straining to hear each other. Every restaurant in town needs to take a lesson from them and learn that good acoustics = higher revenue and happier diners!

P
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent! The food was delicious! Also they make an amazing Manhattan.

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Don't understand all the wonderful reviews on TripAdvisor and Yelp for Tortino. The service was slow for such a small restaurant on a weeknight and the selection was very limited for an Italian restaurant. The entrees were seasoned too heavily as were the heaps of sauce. There are many better restaurants in the area.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all respects.

RF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the service and the food. How we engaged with our server added to the overall experience. Food was solid.

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing about Tortino's is outstanding! Dinner was great. The service was impeccable. Looking forward to our next visit.

SK
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Solid traditional Italian fare. Nothing fancy here but the ambiance was pleasant and service prompt. I had the Caesar salad and lamb chops. Both were excellent. Good value.

JW
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great value. Courteous and attentive staff all around. One of my top restaurants in DC.

OT
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I frequently dine at Tortino and was happy to take a neighbor and friend who had never been. We both loved our meal. I always order pasta. It is excellent. This is one of these restaurants that is truly a neighborhood gem that also attracts visitors to Washington

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance and service. Great place for a date or dinner with friends.

S
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were very good, but my dinner companion and I felt rushed through the meal. The main course arrived when we were still eating the appetizer and the wait staff were constantly trying to clear our plates. At 10pm, they put the lights on to make it clear it was time to leave (our reservation was for 8:15pm). Perhaps this would have been less of an issue if we had begun our meal earlier but it detracted from our enjoyment.

S
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tortino's is a great local gem of a restaurant. It is tucked away but always delivers great food, service and neighborhood ambiance. This is my go-to spot when I am near the Convention Center for business or a date night.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We went to Tortino’s while staying in DC. We arrived very early but were seated promptly. The crab cake appetizer was delicious. Our waiter did a nice job going over the specials and I had the veal scallopini which was very good. Sadly, my husband had the short ribs over risotto which was under seasoned and over cooked. We were not asked about meal until we were practically finished. Price was not bad but it was not a memorable meal.

EG
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a beautiful little hole in the wall, and has a classy, but not dated, menu. I had the seafood linguine, and it was delicious! So was the banana bread pudding (the special for the night - highly recommend!) Staff was attentive but didn’t hover, ambiance was romantic and charming, and overall very positive experience! Would definitely go back!

d
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Crab ravioli was outstanding!!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We enjoyed a quiet weekday lunch at Tortino. The service was excellent and the restaurant was mostly empty which made for a nice, low noise level.

I thought the food was mediocre. The green salad was overly dressed and unexciting.The mushroom risotto was tasty, although the portion was rather small. The bread was decidedly disappointing.

Overall, the lunch was pleasant enough, but it did not meet my expectations after reading all the high ratings.

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!!! Great service! Definitely give it a try!

d
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tortino never disappoints!!

J
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I frequent this neighborhood restaurant every time I travel to Downtown DC. On this night, they had several entree specials to order from. I suggested the server pick which one. He said "let's have the chef do that". To my surprize, they gave me 1/2 of each. Fantastic!!!!!!

PJ
Cincinnati
45 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious! We will be back!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

College roommate in town for a visit

IC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal was a significant cut above our expectations for a neighborhood trattoria, for all four of us.

BW
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite neighborhood go to restaurants and it never disappoints! Spectacular meal and a beautiful bottle of wine!

CS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent! Servers were very attentive and helpful in explaining the menu options and specials. Noise level was higher than anticipated for a date night, but overall great experience!

R
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service good, but way too loud. Of course as people drink more they get louder and I could barely hear my companion. Would not recommend for that reason.

ES
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The goat cheese gnocchi with artichoke ragu was a delicious vegetarian dish. I love Italian food, and this was the tastiest Italian food I've had since moving to the DC area.

BC
San Antonio
23 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience we had! We were greeted by name at the door (our reservation was at opening time so we were the first diners, but even so most restaurants wouldn't have done that), and escorted to our table immediately. Our server was very knowledgeable about the wines as well as the menu items. We tried an appetizer, which was excellent, and several of our party had salads. We all ordered different entrees, and they were superb. It's easy to see why Tortino is one of the top rated Italian restaurants in DC. We will definitely recommend and return.

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