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Tortino

4.6
4.6
1567 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 20 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 1,567 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service ! Highly recommend !
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience food and service was outstanding. The homemade raviolis are to die for
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were exceptionally good, and the location is great! A quiet neighborhood and wonderful for outside dining.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Italian food
  5. M

    Mike

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Smaller place but the food was excellent. Close to nearby hotels which was good since we were travelling from out of town. Noise level was high due to the two small rooms but bearable. I would recommend if you like Italian food.
  6. M

    Michelle

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Our server was so sweet! The food was pretty good.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were absolutely excellent. Hidden gem in DC.
  8. ER

    ErinR

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Tortino and the Yelp reviews were not wrong! What a charming place with a neighborhood feel. My friend and I had a table outside, right on the rail -- we had the whole space. We shared one of everything and our food was delicious -- soft warm bread, seared scallop appetizer, spinach salad, crab ravioli and for dessert: chocolate SALAMI -- sounds weird -- get it! We each had a Go Green (with vodka instead of gin) -- YUM. And our server, Jason, was excellent at his job. He was so personable, efficient, attentive -- A+. We both enjoyed very much and will absolutely be back.
  9. CO

    CustomerO

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a pleasant experience. Food was delicious. Service was amazing.
  10. T

    Taye

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good italian food, good customer service, music wasnt too loud and seating wasn't too close. Overall I would come again and recommend to others.
  11. EN

    EnteringNicknameisSilly

    Washington DC

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Service is ALWAYS excellent. Food is TOP NOTCH. Modest restaurant in every way but food and service which are just great. Love this place.
  12. JM

    JMM1980

    Denver

    53 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    The food just wasn’t good. The ravioli was clearly store bought, the calamari was rubbery, and my dates veal was apparently so salty that it was hard to eat. And the service, while friendly, was super slow. Really disappointed because we wanted this to be a great place.
  13. TM

    ThomasM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and outstanding service. Wait staff was extremely polite and very attentive.
  14. GF

    GoodFood

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tortino was the best dining experience I've had this year, and quite possibly on par with the best experience I've ever had. I stumbled upon a review of Tortino through Airbnb. My fiancé and I booked a reservation for 2, and sat down 2 hours before closing. We were swiftly seated and the level of patience afforded as we navigated the menu was perfect. The puréed carrot, cauliflower, and goat cheese soup was perfect. The calamari was fresh, the octopus salad is a cannot miss. You will be pleased with the wine selection. We wrapped our meal up with a chocolate and ice cream dish, and a Crème fraîche fruit dish!!!! You will want to try everything + specials. To top all of this off, I started this meal with my fiancé. A good friend in town decided to meet us halfway through our meal. I was slightly concerned about accommodating him so late in our meal. As soon as my friend walked in, a few waiters worked to combine tables to accommodate us. Just a great experience!! Kudos to the staff that made our night. Definitely a neighborhood restaurant, welcoming to all. We will be back. Lamar
  15. VI

    VIPofDC

    Baltimore

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I've been going to Tortino for more than a decade. Our frequency fell quite a bit during the height of the pandemic. But we used to love visiting there for the delicious fresh pasta. I've sent friends to the location many, many times for a great meal following by fresh, homemade cannoli for dessert. We have moved away from DC but still have visited annually for the past two years. At our visit last year, we found that the cannoli had changed to a product that apparently was not homemade and certainly not as good as they once had been. When we visited this year, we found some other changes as well as some things as good as ever. The salads at the restaurant were still quite good. Two of us ordered the beet salad while another ordered the burrata with pesto and peppers. All three were fresh and delicious. But....the pasta had changed. One of us got the crab ravioli and deemed it good, but not as good as remembered. It seemed to have less filling. The other two of us ordered other pastas. The chicken pappardelle seemed to be made with boxed pasta as did the Penne Alla Norcina a friend ordered. The sauce on the chicken was much looser and not as rich as we remembered. The chicken was so finely chopped it seemed to trying to hide in the dish. The mushrooms that once fought for prominence in the dish were relegated to playing a bit part in the production. Our friend who ordered the penne deemed it "ok...not great." I truly hope we just hit the place on a bad night. But, having noticed a step back in quality last year and then another this year, I worry. I know that this long-time dining treat was once much better than this. I hope that things haven't changed. But we can't rave with praise this time like we used to. Sorry.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing service. My co workers and I went back for dinner 3 nights in a row.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed the food, service was great. The only comment we would have is the mosquitos outside was a small problem. Staff quickly assisted us with mosquito spray.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing service. My co workers and I went back for dinner 3 nights in a row.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  20. PM

    PeeM

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Girlfriends and I were able to be seated immediately without the full party available. The wait staff was attentive and offered great food and wine selections. We’ll return for another night out.
  21. CH

    CapitolHill

    Washington DC

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I truly enjoy this excellent Italian restaurant. It is very much a neighborhood place—-not one of the overpriced K Street Italian restaurants that would be a short stroll away. The servers are eager to please, the food is excellent and the prices are relatable. What’s not to love!
  22. e

    ecloera

    Austin

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and drinks were so so good. We had a vegetarian, gluten free person and a carnivore all eating together and the wait staff found something for everyone! Ambiance was nice outside. We saw the world go by and peak at our meals and drinks. Lamb chops, pasta dish and a great combo of a salad with a veggie platter made it our night. We will definitely be coming back.
  23. TD

    TomD

    Indiana

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and service was great. Would definitely go back to Tortino’s again.
  24. G

    Giuditta

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a charming, small Italian restaurant that reminded us of favorite trattorias we visited in southern Italy and Sicily. The food and service were excellent. We will definitely return on our next visit to DC.
  25. TT

    TinaT

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a neighborhood gem. Excellent service, quick food arrival, a decent selection of wine by the glass. We enjoyed the lamb and the linguine. Too full for dessert.
  26. k

    knees

    Pittsburgh

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ate outside, pleasant, tasty food, and outstanding service by Vanessa. Good value!
  27. CM

    CMW1

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The crab ravioli was delicious. Spinach salad tasty as well.
  28. KG

    KnowsGoodFromBad

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The meal was good, but not as good as when I went a few years ago. I was disappointed that they didn’t have veal. I guess times are tough.
  29. KK

    KathyK

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Ate outside where it was warmer and less noise Pedro was great Loved to osso bucco and the risotto— though would have enjoyed a few more mushrooms in it We will be back
  30. TV

    TheresaV

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was good. It got better as the evening progressed. The online menu is not current and two of the items we specifically wanted were no longer in the menu. The food was good, but I expected it to be better based on the reviews and recommendations I’d read. Still overall it was good and I’d go back.
  31. JC

    JeniferC

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The crab ravioli was amazing!
  32. DT

    DTraveler

    New York Area

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Apps & entrees we all good (I had the duck; great flavor). Great value, given the location.
  33. DH

    DianaH

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely restaurant and great food. We just had a noisy group next to us making it hard to have conversation!
  34. KK

    KeithK

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food and even better service. One mistake made and the offered quick fix. Great for business / group outing wtih good food, drink, and not breaking the bank.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    We sat outside and ordered wine, then I saw a mouse on the sidewalk i thought ok hopefully that was it but as we got our food another rat ran past our table. I hope the sanitation takes a look at this restaurant! It’s was a horrible experience.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Frequent guest. Good food and service. Very accommodating
  37. k

    kininc

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had an excellent server. The ragu stuffed ravioli was fantastic. The seafood linguini was just OK. Clams, shrimp and lobster were tough. Sauces was delicious. It's hard to get that right. the bread was delish. We will return.
  38. CC

    ChiChiO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was incredibly well seasoned and well proportioned.
  39. NC

    NotCsitsma

    Washington DC

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistent neighborhood gem with great food and service
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    The ambience of the restaurant was simply good the waitress I had was absolutely super kind and super helpful the rest of the staff however was where I did not have the best experience as I could not find my waitress I asked three different employees if I could get more bread and was met with a yes but was never met by bread. I can chalk it up to it mostly be my fault for not asking my waitress seeing as though that is her job there however why tell me yes to giving me more bread and then never giving me bread… as far as the food goes though it was pretty good and my waitress was also very good zero to complain on either.

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 4.6 stars by 1567 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 20 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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