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The dining room at Il Piatto. - Il Piatto, Washington, DC

Il Piatto

4.4
4.4
70 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Il Piatto is the modern expression of the classic Italian cuisine. Enjoy a selection of antipasto, pastas, gnocchi, and more!

Our private dining package seats 35 guests or holds a reception for 50 guests. With a view of the wine cellar, our Italian restaurant is perfect for all kinds of events.

Il Piatto is open for lunch, brunch, dinner and happy hour.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 506-3833

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Our chic private dining room offers an intimate experience with a view of our expansive wine cellar. The room comfortably seats 30 guests or can accommodate 55 guests reception style.

  • Private party contact

    Jordan Hammes: (844) 711-5129

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    I (Eye) street NW

  • Parking details

    There are multiple garages on I St NW and as well as street/meter parking. We do not offer valet parking.

  • Public transit

    McPherson Square, White House exit - Blue, Orange and Silver Line<br /><br />Farragut North - Red Line<br /><br />Farragut West - Blue, Orange and Silver Line

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 70 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Outdoor Dining

  • District of Columbia

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined today

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Food was great but service terrible. Was ignored by server. We ordered cocktails and indicated we wanted to order a bottle of wine with dinner. Had to ask for break since all tables around us got some. Food came, drinks empty no wine…no server. Again, food was great and it was delivered by executive chef.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great restaurant with great food and ambiance
  3. NE

    NicoleEB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From beginning to end, we had a great experience. We went for August 2022 Restaurant Week, had the meatballs, arancini, chicken Milanese, chicken parm, limoncello panna cotta and chocolate mouse (there were 2 of us). One word, delicious. I would 100% go back. Even the Executive Chef came out to refill our water glasses and so we told her the food was amazing.
  4. BA

    BethA

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service and greeting were very slow. Seemed to have lots of people but didn’t seem efficient as to who did what and with what timeliness. Nice touch for chef to say hello. Patio beautiful! I appreciated the delicious ragu with gluten free pasta. Excellent food for restaurant week. I hope they do well! I’ll be back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was restaurant three and the menu provided a good sample of the dishes and they were full portions. Outstanding!
  6. M

    Micheleh

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellently prepared cuisine - pasta fresh, handmade, authentic. Service was attentive and professional. Nice wine selection. Bonus - enjoyed a real caffe corretto!
  7. s

    swetap

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Went there for restaurant week and enjoyed the meal but was medicore at best. Not sure if I would return. the salads were good as well as a the cheesecake. The truffle pasta dish and eggplant parm was medicore. The service was slow and our waiter didn't' have the best knowledge of wine we wanted besides she didn't' know how it tasted and that was it. Overall glad we tried it, it was decent, but wouldn't' repeat it.
  8. DC

    DClocal

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ate during Restaurant Week. Chopped radicchio salad w/pear very nice, not overdressed. Arancini well fried and seasoned, soft inside but mushy. Hake baked in paper ($10 upcharge) was fresh, moist. Rigatoni (although boxed pasta) was cooked al dente with a nice ground pork and cream sauce. Limoncello custard just tart enough; less sugar and it would still be good. Cheesecake with a fruit reduction on the side was as expected, pleasant, nothing special. Cooking overall was very consistent. Attentive service; wines by the glass were reasonably priced for a high-end downtown location. Would return to see if other items on the menu are equally well prepared. Attractive outdoor patio is screened by bushes from street; tables well spaced for COVID.
  9. KM

    KimberlyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The patio and the service were amazing. The food is just okay. Disclaimer: I am from the SOUTH and I am a huge food critic. I had the lamb medium and it was flavorful but didn't pack a punch. The chimichurri sauce was great and so were the seasoned veggies and mashed potatoes. My partner had the baked white fish and the sauce was a tad bit bland. Our waitress was great and we enjoyed the downtown views. Restaurant week is a good week to go and try this place out.
  10. S

    Southerngirl

    Washington DC

    251 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    251 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Worst Italian food I have ever had. Zero seasoning. Zero flavor. Who is the chef and why isn’t he fired?
  11. MM

    MicheleM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    The food could have been more flavorsome.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic authentic Italian food. Great!
  13. o

    out4dinner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic, food was great and overall a fantastic experience! I’ll definitely be going back!
  14. S

    Sjbailey

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Anthony was a very good waiter, Aperol spritz Saturday brunch should have offered way more Aperol to go with the Prosecco. Food and ambiance were very nice.
  15. JB

    JoeB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very nice experience. It was a 6:30 reservation (and they were prompt unlike a lot of places even when you have a reservation) so there was a contingent of after work happy hour celebrators, but it was fine, it actually made it feel a bit jovial. Service was nice and pleasant and ver attentive without being right on top of us. Helpful with suggestions and answered all our questions, so I cant complain at all. Food was all around excellent and was nicely paced. We had a selection of appetizers (meatballs, calamari and Arancini) and then we ordered food and it was nicely paced and arrived just when we were getting hungry again. We had the braised Short Rib, The white fish in a seafood broth and Salmon and all were unique in taste and presentation. Desert (Tiramisu, ice cream and sorbet, Cheescake and Chocolate Mouse..all fantastic. Value is a hard one as it is a bt more expensive than average, but for what you get it is a value. We will return!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent meal and an outstanding waitress!
  17. C

    Chasingfood

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We researched this place before hand and everything looked promising. Upon arrival, the place looked nice and near the White House for a post-dinner stroll. However, the service was really poor (e.g., we were served our meals but only offered cheese or red pepper flakes ten minute in; drinks were slow to arrive) and the food was mediocre (e.g., appetizers were barley warm, salads and food was generally over seasoned). Probably won’t go back.
  18. m

    mdeats

    Baltimore

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for Sunday brunch and had the most impeccable service! Every bite of food was incredible and we were so well taken care of. Would recommend in a heartbeat!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, chef Lina and team was amazing. Cannot recommend more for a casual yet nice dinner. Maybe just don’t wear your most casual look. Perfect for the downtown tourist scene looking for something more local yet close to White House as well as locals who are tired of the same ole places.
  20. B

    Bexley

    Washington DC

    236 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    236 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We sat at the bar. The bartender was our waiter and he was very nice and very attentive. I will go back to this restaurant.
  21. DC

    DCGirl

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was attentive, informative, and created a very welcoming environment. The food was out of this world and truly gave us an Italian cuisine experience.
  22. c

    clwho

    Washington DC

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to this new restaurant and highly recommend Il Piatto. Service was stellar but best of all the food was authentic home style. Great red sauce. Everyone’s dish was clean by end of the meal. Good value. Nice option in an area of such high priced restaurants
  23. JC

    JenC

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for lunch and it was very good. The restaurant was beautiful and the seafood pasta in particular was fantastic.
  24. SM

    SueMB

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service. Quality food in good portion sizes. Easy to order two appetizers to share and split a pasta entree for lunch. We split the wild mushroom pasta dish and enjoyed it.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A new restaurant with great Italian food. The Salmon and gnocchi were excellent!
  26. e

    elledit

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The server was very abrupt and would cut us off when we asked questions. She also would grab our plates away the minute we were done while others were still eating.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Start to finish a lovely experience. Service was pleasant and prompt, food was delicious and very reasonably priced, and the atmosphere was upscale but not stuffy. The food was the highlight. We had the meatballs appetizer, fettuccine bolognese, seafood pasta and several deserts - everything was delicious.
  28. S

    Shaw20001

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our new favorite spot! Food and service were excellent and the prices are very reasonable, particularly for a spot so close to the White House. We look forward to returning soon.
  29. JM

    JamesM

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Brought my friend for her birthday and we both love it. We started with a round of cocktails. Then we had the Arancini and Caesar for our appetizers which were so good esp the arancini - yummsssss. Then we got the veal - perfection. And the rigatoni alla Juliana which was so good with just right amount of creaminess. Service was good too however needs a bit of improvement. Our server was nice. Overall, it was great. me and my friend had a great time. Kudos to Chef Lina and Juliana and their whole team. Cheers.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food came out on time but expected more for the price. Service was good to start but needed to find waiter to finally get our check.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. The food was amazing! The best Italian restraint we’ve been too in a very long time. The wine list was comprehensive and offered a lot of choice and cocktails were great too, especially the Limoncello. The staff were all extremely helpful, polite, and not overbearing. We will definitely go back and recommend them to anyone looking for a great dining experience.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service - we will be back!
  33. t

    toddp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting Il Piatto. Nice place. Met quickly at door by staff and wisked directly to our waiting table Our server Tiffany was immediately at our table to greet us and get us settled. We allowed our server to select the appetizers for our table of 4 We were brought calamari, meatballs and arancini. The meatballs were moist and cooked perfectly, the Arancini seasoned well and just the right size We continued to the pasta round with gnocchi with Gorgonzola and pasta with mushroom sauce. Both very sublime…seasoned well not over done. Next round were entrees to share. The lamb chops tender cooked perfectly and delicious, even for those of us who are not huge lamb fans. Accompanied with chicken masala. Thin but not too thin and cooked just right so still very tender and juicy We each had a dessert, tiramisu, chocolate mousse, and seasonal ice creams. All delicious and followed with the home made limoncello. I cannot say enough about our dining experience here. Ambiance, service food all incredible enough to get me to write a review which I never do. Cudos to the GM Paul (who made it a point to come by and check on us multiple times), and his team for making an impromptu evening out with friends a great evening. We will definitely be back to this new gem
  34. D

    Delicious

    Las Vegas

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Service was fantastic! Food was delicious! Will definitely return on next visit to DC.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We thoroughly enjoyed our experience - food, service, location.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Avoid. Horrible service. We were seated outside to wet patio chairs. Waiter openly complained about the tip he received from adjacent table, remarking "what is this?!" Waiter breezed by and used paper that was in bread basket of another table blew into my friend's face. Waiter insisted that we give whole order at once- drinks, appetizers and food. Thats not how its done. Waiter brought the wrong order to the table and admitted to "mispunching" on the computer. Nothing was done to make up for his mistakes. Waiter clears table then just brings check. He never asks if we need anything else like dessert. Not that we would want anything after such a horrible experience. He changes his clothes to basketball shorts, tube socks and crocs then comes back to the table to let us know his shift has ended and he's leaving. Extremely poor service.
  37. O

    Oscar

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Il Piatto. It was right around the corner from our hotel so convenient.
  38. AS

    AndrewS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    it was our first time visiting Il Piatto and my girlfriend and i had a great time. The Waiter, Manager, and Chef were all very friendly and helpful. Drinks, appetizers and entrees were all above average and would definitely recommend Il piatto to family & friends
  39. KC

    KatieC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, ambiance, and service! The chocolate mousse was an amazing dessert.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was great! Only thing was that our waitress only offered still or sparkling water. So we were forced into buying water until we realized others were offered tap which we would have been fine with.

FAQs

Il Piatto offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 506-3833.

Il Piatto is rated 4.4 stars by 70 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 49 times today
Google Map for Il Piatto

900 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    I (Eye) street NW

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There are multiple garages on I St NW and as well as street/meter parking. We do not offer valet parking.

  • Public transit

    McPherson Square, White House exit - Blue, Orange and Silver LineFarragut North - Red LineFarragut West - Blue, Orange and Silver Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 506-3833

  • Private party facilities

    Our chic private dining room offers an intimate experience with a view of our expansive wine cellar. The room comfortably seats 30 guests or can accommodate 55 guests reception style.

  • Private party contact

    Jordan Hammes: (844) 711-5129

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