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7:00 PM
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Ristorante Piccolo

4.4
1654 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Romantic (34)
  • Authentic (33)
  • Special Occasion (31)
Established in 1986, Ristorante Piccolo is a romantic and unique Italian trattoria with walls of sun-blessed amber hues, 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 & O Canal, and is a very popular spot for rehearsal dinners and celebrations. Piccolo will happily surprise you with its excellent food, service, wine and atmosphere--with three cozy-lit fireplaces, 2 beautiful wall water features and unique ironwork throughout, adding to the warmth and romance of the restaurant. A strolling violinist sets the perfect mood for romantic dining on Friday and Saturday evenings, and can also be hired for that special party. Piccolo has recently won TASTE OF GEORGETOWN's Best Entree, & a Diner's Choice award from OpenTable for Most Romantic
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 342-7414
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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Bring your sweetheart to Piccolo for a special romantic evening with candle-lit tables, 3 fireplaces, a sumptuous 4-Course Italian Valentine's Menu, a Rose, a Champagne Toast, & strolling violinist $75p

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 1654 People Are Saying
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4.4
service
4.4
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4.2
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Aberdeen)
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

Consistently superb food and service. So many excellent choices on the menu that you can’t go wrong with any selection.

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TheDineSwine 
3.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Very disappointing, food bland, service was absent minded, tables on top of one another, and couldn't hear my date speak. It's the little things that make or break dining out, something they ignored.

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Susan816 (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 8, 2018

It was my second time there and I am going to return in a couple of weeks. Really enjoyed it - the bread was fantastic, the canoli great, wine selection diverse, and wait staff very very nice. Great place.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Piccolo has been my husband and my go-to restaurant for over 25 years. Their high food quality, dependable service, and warm ambiance has us coming back year after year.

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vipMarcEMarc (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

The food was terrific, and the service even better! A gem on 31st St. below M St, which is perfect for before/after movies on K St. A short walk uphill from the theater, but well worth the effort. Only negative is noise level, which is a constant clatter for the hearing-challenged!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

Waiter, Nabil . . . outstanding. Collaborated on food and wine venue for party of six. A total Home Run! The Owner greeted us at the door and nestled us into a fireplace side table. So cozy on a cold night. Food, Wine & Service Impeccable and Impressive. Can’t wait to go back . . .

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RafaelaPaiva (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Had a terrible experience in my New Year's Eve. The service was very poor, the server would never show up, we had a couple next to us complaining about everything and then the server would just pay attention to this couple. We ordered our food when we arrived because there was a pre fix menu and then when we were about to have the entree the server mentioned they no longer had filet mignon - and they offered steak in exchange. We accepted and requested to then have risotto as a side vs the mashed potatoes. At the end they delivered the steak with mashed potatoes, the dessert was frozen and it took us at least 30 minutes between one course to the other and we almost missed the fireworks outside (we left the restaurant at 11:50pm) because they would always be late. I would never go to this restaurant again. Terrible experience!

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Reasonably good Italian food. Portions on the small side for the price.

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CMMG (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Had a wonderful time, early New Year’s Eve dinner there! Enjoyed talking with Alexander and the service was superb.

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Patron (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Start to finish, a wonderful dining experience. My favorites? The pasta, and Veal Milanese. Excellent staff, ambiance. Can't wait to return.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
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Cross street
M Street
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(202) 342-7414
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Entertainment
Strolling violinist every Friday and Saturday evenings
Strolling guitarist Monday through Thursday, 6:30 to 10:30pm
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Parking details
Public lot and street parking.
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Public transit
Arriving every ten minutes, from 7 a.m. to midnight everyday, the red, black, and yellow-striped Circulator bus. Get to and from Georgetown via M Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. $1.
Blue Georgetown Metro Connector bus picks up from Dupont Cir & Rosslyn Metro to M Street in Georgetown. We are near the corner of 31st and M Streets.
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Executive chef
Arnaldo Rubio
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Special events & promotions
We have a beautiful party room with bar for up to 70 guests, and a semi-private room upstairs with use of balcony seating for up to 30 guests. Call our Events Office at 202-289-4084 for reservations/questions/menus. Images and details are on our Private Dining page.

Private Dining

Two beautifully renovated private spaces await you in the Heart of Historic Georgetown. You and your guests will be surrounded in the warmth and elegance of this converted 200 year old row house.

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