Ristorante Piccolo

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$30 and under
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Italian
Ristorante Piccolo is a romantic and unique Italian trattoria full of the warm-hearted wines and food that match the spirit of Italy, loved by Washingtonians and visitors alike! It is a tiny gem just off the beaten path in Georgetown, offering one of the best seats in Georgetown—a second-floor balcony overlooking Georgetown and the historic C and O Canal (available on a first-come, first-served basis). Piccolo is a very popular spot for rehearsal dinners and other celebrations, known for great food and smoothly-operated events! Piccolo will happily surprise you with its excellent food, service, wines and atmosphere--with 3 cozy fireplaces, 2 beautiful wall water features, unique ironwork throughout adding to the warmth and romance of the restaurant. A strolling violinist sets the perfect mood for romantic dining Friday and Saturday evenings. Piccolo has won TASTE OF GEORGETOWN awards 4 times, every year Diners Choice awards, The Tastemaker Award and TripAdvisor Award of Excellence.
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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I sat up on the balcony and it was quiet and gorgeous. The food was phenomenal, and thankfully the weather was perfect too!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Authentic and highly recommend!

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Mark
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service was great! loved sitting outside on a Saturday night. my new favorite spot in georgetown

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I came here to celebrate our anniversary. I am not one to write reviews, but the food here was absolutely superb. I had the tortellini carbonara and it truly was an explosion of melting goodness with each bite. I usually request an insane amount of Parmesan on top but this is the first time that I found myself regretting that request, and scraping the excess cheese off to enjoy the dish as it was so excellently already made. My boyfriend’s pizza was also deliciously authentic Italian cuisine. We were able to be seated in a covered patio area outside which was great considering the pandemic. A little pricey but worth it!

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vipHeiZel
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Piccolos is out go-to spot for anniversaries & date nights. Service is always fabulous! Thank you!

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AnnaL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the cutest Georgetown Italian restaurant ! The view from the balcony was so cute ! And it’s located in a little mini Italy off of M street in Georgetown. It is so cute! The food was fantastic and the service was so friendly and quick. I will definitely be going back again !

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RobertH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, excellent service and good variety on the menu. The restaurant has a nice balcony and sidewalk seating on 31st Street which is blocked off now. With 3 Italian restaurants on the street there is lots of traffic that turns around giving the impression that you are sitting on an intersection. However, the food takes the traffic sting away. Try it and you will be surprised.

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Slick
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful location for top notch Italian dining. Diverse menu with expertly prepared standard classics and modern dishes as well. Service was impeccable, prompt, and friendly. Very romantic spot in a rustic building with outdoor balcony seating and fireplaces inside, great for date nights.

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CarolO
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A diamond in the rough.

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AndreaP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food! The mushroom ravioli was so good!

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vipAlonzoW
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu. We loved the polenta and melanzane antipasti, and the agnolotti amd lasagna di verdura. The chocolate cake dessert was rich and scrumptious.

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vipJRS39
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and planning to return. Sat upstairs and outside. The service and the food was right on. It helped that it was a perfect weather day.

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vipMorgan
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and staff were amazing. The staff were wearing masks and gloves and seating was socially distanced. I'd recommend it for anyone who wants some excellent Italian food.

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vipTjeff
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and fantastic service.

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taylork
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic experience for my Annviersary- highly recommend going to Ristorante Piccolo

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AliciaD
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious! Servers were attentive and friendly. Definitely adding to my list of favorites.

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vipJosephL
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice lunch on the upstairs balcony, great friendly service!

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vipAnthonyG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chafick and AHMED were great excellent service they we’re outstanding. Great job. This is the 4th time we have been there every time we come to Washington

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WeHaResident
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a nice experience. The staff was very friendly. The service was fast and the food ws yummy. Worth a try!

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Krista
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall good dinner! Service was great and the ambiance was beautiful- we dined at sunset on the balcony- and the food and drinks were yummy!

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EdwardD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found the food to be prepared well and the service excellent. The menu is varied and the dishes plentiful. The seating and the decor provided an ambiance that was quite memorable. I will go back on my next visit to Washington.

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JeremyC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, thank you to all restaurant's patrons for making my Birthday dinner a memorable one!

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Alejandros
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible!

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Anna
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined outside, attentive staff and really good food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our daughter starting Grad school at NYU and appreciation to go back to the restaurant that we love so much in the midst of this terrible virus. I felt like things were semi normal just for a couple of hours! The service was terrific, the food outstanding and interacting with our favorite staff made us feel right at home! There is no other restaurant we would rather spend time and have an amazing meal than Piccolo’s! Thank you for making the evening special for our family 💗

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Laura
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant!

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vipGracie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Arancini was very good as an appetizer, they gave two which were pretty good in size as well

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MarpuB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly staff . Our waiter (Adi) was very kind and attentive. The food was impeccable. My son ate all of his food within a few bites and he stated it was very delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had a lovely time! Delicious pasta and tiramisu 😊🇮🇹 we’ll definitely be back on other anniversaries.

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ReluctantReviewer
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week. The food and service were great. I will definitely be back.

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LeslieM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice place and good service. My husband had the pistachio chicken entree. It was delicious. I had the capellini pomodoro. It was good but a little heavy on the garlic. The bread they served was also garlic heavy. The wine was very good as was the New York cheesecake for dessert. Overall very pleasant.

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Musicmaven55
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We sat outside for lunch and enjoyed the meal during Washington Restaurant Week.
The food was well prepared and fairly priced. We shared a bottle of wine and the server was very professional. Here's hoping indoor dining will be predicted to be safe soon.

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vipvivostrow
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved it!! It was charming the food was delectable the service was impeccable!!! And we can’t wait to be back!! A presto!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great. Bit of an issue with service at the start as no server was assigned to our table. Once that got sorted out it was really good.

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vipTCBC
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dining experience!!! Only 1 minor issue... due to sidewalk seating, they kept the doors open and there were mosquitoes around.

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ElizabethC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I was surprised that Ristorante Picccolo wasn't on my radar before my visit during Summer Restaurant Week 2020. The food was excellent and the server took very good care of us. I had the Caprese salad, the steak and torta di Mandorle - all very well prepared, tastefully plated, and delicious! I like the look of their Brunch Menu and will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is delicious!! The service was great. Will be returning

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vipSexypearl
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Food was good but was not overly impressed. A must try in DC though. The Tiramisu is indeed one of the best in DC for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great appetizers and pasta.

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TaylorD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had the tortollini and a ravioli dish that was on special. Food was good. For dessert we had a cheesecake which was definitely still a bit frozen so I'd skip on dessert at this place.

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Ristorante Piccolo does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Ristorante Piccolo is rated 4.7 stars by 2279 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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