Ghibellina

4.6
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975 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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About

Ghibellina is a stylish Italian gastropub specializing in Neopolitan pizzas, seasonal Tuscan dishes, Italian wines, and craft cocktails.

Located on bustling 14th Street in Northwest Washington DC, Ghibellina's window-front bar provides the perfect spot for people watching while the rear dining room offers plenty of charming dining ambiance for larger groups or an intimate date or dinner with friends.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of Operation
Lunch/Brunch
Fri 11:30–15:00
Sat, Sun 11:00–15:00
Bar
Daily 15:00–17:00
Happy Hour
Mon–Wed 16:00–18:30
Thu–Sun 15:00–18:30
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–21:30
Fri, Sat 17:00–23:30
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Phone number
(202) 803-2389
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Private Party Facilities
Ghibellina is home to two private dining rooms that combine into one large banquet space. Whether you’re planning an intimate birthday party, or a large wedding reception, Ghibellina’s staff and venue will be sure to make your next event a hit.
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Private Party Contact
our Private Event Coordinator: (855) 588-3956
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Catering
Please contact events@mindfulrestaurants.com for all catering requests.
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Cross Street
between Q and Corcoran
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Parking Details
You'll find a valet stand conveniently located in front of the restaurant.
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Public Transit
We are located in the neighborhood of Logan Circle and accessible by bus and/or metro.
The closest metro stops include:
*U Street African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo - Green Line
*Dupont Circle - Red Line
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Special Events & Promotions
Please contact events@ghibellina.com for special events.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.6based on all time ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MH
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were amazing. The drinks were excellent. It was a wonderful place for an anniversary dinner. My only complaint is that the tables are very close together.

MS
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service - great vibe - excellent food

So good we went twice!

SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my favorite go-to restaurants in DC! Consistently amazing food. Wait staff is always superb. I've tried their pizzas and pastas -- both amazing. Apps are great. Wine list is lovely. Can't say enough nice things!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

the food was awesome. ❤👐

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The bread and the homemade apple/honey butter was some of the best I have ever tasted. The food was fresh and in decent portions and the brunch menu had good variety.

The service was wonderful and informative. And for DC the price wasnt too bad.

Will surely be coming back

SS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Ghibellina really needs to up their game for brunch. Mediocre is all I can offer. The only highlight was the service and $6 mimosa. Other times of the day food is great. Redo the brunch menu since it hasn’t changed in a long time. Won’t be back for brunch til they get a new menu

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience for my girlfriends birthday. Service was excellent they paid attention ton every detail.

F
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food at a great ambience.
My two criticisms are: prices are too high for the very small portions; and service, although friendly and professional, was slow. It felt as if they should use more waiters/waitresses.

D
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the Sangria to the pizza was prepared perfectly. I love this place!

D
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

First we had a reservation and requested outdoor seating. When we got there they said there was no more outdoor seating and we needed to sit inside. When we sat, our waiter repeatedly ignored us and when we asked for help he ran over and said I’m sorry I’m sorry I’ll help you! And then took our order and the food took another 20 minutes to arrive. On top of that we were all vegetarian and he served us a dish with meat in it and didn’t take it back. Then I told him it was my friends birthday and ordered dessert and he said I got you covered. Then when they delivered the desert no birthday candle and no apology. Extremely disappointed in this service meanwhile the manager of the place watched all of this happen and didn’t address any of it. Used to be my favorite Italian restaurant in DC and I will now have to take my business elsewhere.

SA
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It is a unique place with character. The pizza is reminiscent of Italy. The calamari were delicious.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time being at Ghibellina and I’ll return. Food was great. We unfortunately didn’t know that the happy hour deals were only at the bar area so that was my main disappointment. However, I enjoyed the pizza and Nutella cheesecake. Alina(sp?) was great. She was super attentive and paid attention to our picky food preferences 😂. I will be back soon!

FS
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ghibellina does not disappoint. My husband and son love the pizza. The campy fun of using a personalized scissor to cut your own pizza makes it even more novel. My organic chicken was heavenly.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Delicious food but the service was a bit slow. Have been before and would definitely come back!

MR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the pizza here! A go to spot for the area.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Highly recommend for a date night or special occasion. Excellent, authentic Tuscan cuisine, fabulous wine list, and the staff is very kind and attentive. One of my favorites in DC!

L
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Note: happy hour prices are only at bar, not sit down tables

K
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good, the servers was beyond slow and not attentive

s
London
92 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Cool place and not ideal for a quiet couples evening but we really enjoyed the buzzy feel of the place. Service was slow to start (they were busy) but very pleasant. Pizzas are great! Highly recommended.

AS
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Ghibellinas quite frankly is “Much Ado About Nothing!” The menu is unnecessarily confusing with too few choices. The food was expensive, the servings were sparse and not at all remarkable. We left the restaurant hungry.
Upon entering, one would think from the ambiance that you were going to a quaint and classy restaurant. However, the loud music is similar to being at a night club.
The final straw for our party was when a couple walked in with their dog (who was not a service dog!) and sat the dog in the booth right at the table. Disgusting and unhygienic!
I will NEVER return!

S
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

When there for Mothers Day food was excellent and great service. I highly recommend this restaurant.

MS
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

To start off, the night as a whole was completely amazing. The food was great and the service was outstanding. The only slight downside was the noise level. It was a Friday night when I went so many people there seemed to be meeting for drinks after work so it was mpretty loud. My date was only about 2 feet away from me across the table but I had to almost yell so I could hear him. Other than that, it was completely worth the money. I highly recommend this restaurant.

DU
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been getting pizza as carry out for quite some time. We have also sat at the bar before . This time we reserved a table. Salad was excellent, and we knew that the Quattro fromagi pizza was excellent too. Then we got tiramisu, with an Amaro tasting and 1 expresso. Also had a cocktail before dinner. Everything was great! We will be dining there again, soon!

JB
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place in a lively location. Food is off the charts good.

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there, had a great meal. Definitely coming back.

DK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My waiter (Lorenzo) was excellent. He recommended some great food options and the food was excellent.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Introducing 14th Street to foreign friends

JW
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The fritto misto was nothing special. A different sauce than marinara might have made it better. My lamb pasta was great, however, as was the nutella cheesecake.

CS
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, space, service, and people. Could not say enough good things!

E
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there to celebrate my friend getting a new job. The hostess gave us a table that was quiet and that was appreciated. Hunter was our server and was on point...as always.

ML
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ordered a ribeye and my sister ordered brick-pressed chicken. We split them and shared. I can't recall having either better prepared. Absolutely delicious!

J
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food is good, but Ive beenrhwrw a few times and it’s not consistent. Drinks are small pours for expensive prices.

MB
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food is horrible. My daughter and I ordered linguine with clams. It was terrible. Very water and very blend

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service.. food was excellent..

d
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great location, great food, excellent service, wonderful ambiance

KG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was great and food was good but nothing spectacular. Great spot for brunch on a nice day and people watching. Would like to go back for dinner as well. Vegans/veggies - make sure to look up Italian items you dont know (I accidentally ordered something with ham, oops!)

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a nice time at Ghibellina!! Our food was delicious and was not heavy at all!! The burrata was perfect! Our waitress was the sweetest as well! After dinner, she took us down to SOTTO which is their downstairs bar. The atmosphere was so cool and they had amazing live music!! Thank you again!!

CD
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pizza was delicious. Wish I would have known you can only get happy hour prices at the bar (no res). I'll do better next time. Great vibe. Excellent service. We loved it.

V
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a lovely time here. Made even more special by our waiter/ server Lorenzo. Ghibellina is lucky to have him on their staff. Friendly, exuberant, thoughtful, helpful and timely!!! I had ordered the tagliatelle but found it was not what I had anticipated as well as cool. Lorenzo promptly suggested an alternative which was perfect. A lamb dish with cherry tomatoes, olives and wide/ broad large rigatoni style noodles. It was delicious and well seasoned. The Margarita pizza was phenomenal. We are always on the search for the perfect thin crust pizza, with the perfect dough and properly cooked to our liking and they hit all three markers. Dough,tomatoe sauce and crispness all right on. And this is from a guy whose mother was from Napoles.

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