Via Ghibellina

4.9
39 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Earthy Tuscan fare, cocktails & wine in vast rustic-industrial space with marble bar & open kitchen.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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
What 39 people are saying
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eyedub
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good quality food...homemade and tasty. Very good bartenders as well.

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vipTakPark
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, wonderful food and host. It was our first time going to an indoor restaurant in a year and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Great fish and steak.

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Caroline
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience!! Everything we tried- Tagliatelle, Filet w/blueberry reduction, apps, and dessert was phenomenal. Looking forward to visiting again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian food! My wife had the Spaghetti Carbonara and she won’t stop talking about it. It was perfectly on point with the velvety texture and amazing flavor of the bacon and the black pepper. I had the frittata Bianco, that was amazing. The crispy lines of the egg, the flavor of the salmon, the fresh salad,... perfect combination. The owner is also very friendly and attentive. He is from Rome and I can see how the whole experience felt Italian, including that smooth yet strong espresso at the very end.

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vipGraceHM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it the service and food were outstanding. It's was my first time and I'm going to make it a regular spot.

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TylerS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great great great.

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vipStevenM
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our second visit was better than the first.The food at Via Ghibellina is great. Many of the old Acqua Al 2 favorites made it over here. The staff is wonderful. The owner is from Rome and loves talking about authentic Italian cooking. We will be back!

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Matthew
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I lived in Rome for two years. Via Ghibellina is by far the best and most authentic Italian in DC. Unpretentious and intimate unlike other venues in DC. Francesco is a great host and one can tell he truly loves making sure your dining experience is authentic. He is from Rome after all. Molto bene!

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vipmoresauerkrautplease
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal and the staff was extremely friendly and attentive.

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DeaK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rodrigo is a rock-star. Food was out of the park, but the service?! Can't say enough good things! Will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can not say enough good things about this restaurant. The service was absolutely incredible our server, the owner and al of the staff were so helpful and accommodating I felt like I was someone special. The food was hands down the best Italian I have had in DC. Their pizza and pasta was straight out of Italy. I have not eaten pizza that good since the last time I was in Florence. The drinks were incredible too. This place is a restaurant but its also a low key cocktail bar and the bartenders/servers are truly talented. I would recommend this place to anyone, you are missing out if you don’t make this place a priority to try!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Excellent food and drink. Great ambiance.

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MeganR
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Authentic italian with fresh ingredients and affordable Italian wine selection! Staff was very friendly, prompt and knowledgeable about the food and wines.

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vipJaeH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great drinks, and the staff were exceptionally friendly. You cant go wrong with the handmade pasta, woodfire oven pizza, and focaccia breads. They fly in their flour from Naples to make sure they're making authentic Italian foods. These folks do it right.

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MelissaPass
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can order anything on this menu and it will be great every time. I haven’t been disappointed with anything I have eaten here. I’ve been to this place 3 times in the last month, it’s just THAT good. Do yourself a favor and eat here.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Had read a review about the filet mignon with blueberry so we had to get it and it did not disappoint.

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SozitM21
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and the food was amazing! I look forward to coming back!

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vipNate
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! Unpretentious yet amazing food/ service of a fine dining restaurant :)

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vipJujuliliW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An authentic modern italian restaurant, my favorite in DC

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markp
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The charcuterie plate was not great and I was worried for the meal. The whole Bronzino, though, was delicious and perfectly cooked, one of the best fish dishes I have had in quite a while. The wine list was short but reasonably priced. The Tuscan red recommended by the waiter was excellent. The service was friendly and unobtrusive.

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vipStevenM
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was so glad to find many of the Acqua Al 2 favorites here. Had a great conversation with the owner about his cacio e pepe. Will return for sure.

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Iwona
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a comfortable, cozy vibe. You can dress up or dress down and have a wonderful time, feeling like you are in Italy! The staff are SO welcoming and treat you like family.

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vipAllie
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited Ghibellina on Valentine's Day with my partner and another couple and we had an amazing time. COVID wise, I haven't been inside of a restaurant in almost a year, and felt as safe as possible. The owner was our waiter and was very inviting. The menu was slightly different than the normal menu, no pizza, but it was amazing. I look forward to coming back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience, I will def go back again. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience at Via Ghibellina. Came here for a friends birthday and the service and food were both top notch. They’ve been open for only about 5 months, but their food was delicious. They’ve got a few options on the menu - we tried the pasta and it was fantastic, but their pizza also looked very good. Francesco helped our server out with our orders and was one of the most attentive hosts I’ve ever had. I want to come back to this place and would definitely recommend it to anyone!

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KerryK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and well-curated wine and cocktail selection. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Francesco (one of the new owners) was attentive and gregarious. Tables are spaced out for proper social distancing, staff all wore masks, it felt as safe as can be expected for indoor dining. All the quality of the 14th St Ghibellina in an up-and-coming part of the city. Can't wait to go back!

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vipLeahG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pizza and steak and the cacio e pepe is out of this world! We will be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an amazing restaurant and would recommend it to anyone. Great food, skilled bartender and welcoming staff.

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OpenTableReviewer
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous and friendly service. Food was just as good (if not better) than the old location on 14th street.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone there was amazing! Loved the pizza and very excited to go back for the pasta!

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Michael
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic as was the service. Happy to have a Ghibellina on this side of town.

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vipMarco
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian

Great dinner at one of my favorite restaurant

Salsiccia e cipolla pizza with spicy peperoncino oil is simply heaven on a plate

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vipSoliannaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Upheld all COVID protocols - highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service!!! Highly recommend this little gem in Ivy City.

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vipLeahG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!! Menu is amazing, had the lobster linguine special and a pizza

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MarioF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Restaurant was amazing the food was amazing and the service was amazing

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vipChris
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So glad to have this restaurant near my neighborhood. I loved the space and I had $35 Wednesday night lobster special. My table of 5 loved everything and the service was wonderful with lots of details about the menu and dishes. Nice wines too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all the way 👌🏻

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have gone here twice, once with a group of friends and second for our wedding anniversary. No matter the occasion, this is an incredible establishment and I highly recommend you go and enjoy their food and hospitality. We will undoubtedly be regulars at this amazing restaurant!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Via Ghibellina using the Order Online button. Via Ghibellina also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Via Ghibellina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 688-4131.

Via Ghibellina is rated 4.9 stars by 39 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.