Il Canale

4.6
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2756 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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Located in the heart of Georgetown, il Canale offers the most authentic Neapolitan pizza in DC, thin-crust made by our Italian pizzaiolos cooked in a wood-fired oven imported from Italy. The kitchen offers a menu that brings our native country to your table with every selection—antipasti, pastas, seafood, meat, fresh bufala mozzarella from Italy, and much more. The attractive blue-lit, full bar specializes in select Italian wines. In warm weather, dine alfresco at the sidewalk tables or on the roof-top terrazza overlooking the Georgetown scene.
Be sure to check out our lunch menu, featuring delicious paninis made with our fresh bread baked instantly in our wood fire brick oven and four new pasta items. Our happy hour, from 4-7 pm Monday-Friday, features all drinks at 1/2 price! (Happy Hour restricted to bar area).
Coming down from M Street, il Canale is the 2nd restaurant on the left.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is always such a treat! They were accommodating of the smaller party and made my daughter's celebration an event during COVID-19...

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vipOlivia
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Farewell lunch with friends. One of us ate gnocchi. All others ate pizza. Brendon (new trainee) was fabulous! Food was amazing! We ate outside under an umbrella. It was perfect

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Absolutely wonderful. Our server was outstanding. Wish they had more outdoor seating!

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Alisha
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such friendly staff, made our dining experience very pleasant, food was amazing

MA
vipMARK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, and atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really great time. Great food.

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vipHazakhan
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thoroughly impressed with the food and the quality of service. Benedetto, our server, was an absolute gentleman and I am looking forward to dining in again at the establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was superb

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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vipTXGAm
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Visiting from out of town, and we wanted to dine in Georgetown! Our food was wonderful! We did have a waiter that was very friendly and kind, but mis ordered our salad after we corrected him! They were wonderful in correcting the mistake! We had a wonderful dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, waiter was fast and everything came out delicious! Wish there hadn’t been a wait once we got there.

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vipCharlieL
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best Neapolitan pizza outside of Naples. After living in Naples for 12 years, this place is a touch of home,
Plus, the cannoli are fantastic.

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katieM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went here for the first time with two friends for dinner Saturday evening. I wish we lived in the area and could go regularly! Awesome food at fairly reasonable prices. Lobster ravioli, eggplant parm and lasagna were what we had and nothing was leftover. The Ceasar salad could use a more flavorful dressing. Service was excellent and entertaining and the place was packed so that shows how attentive Bruno was. Definitely recommend a reservation though because we walked right in but there was a 45 minute and up wait at 6:00pm.

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vipNikkiSta
Atlanta
51 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Delicious pizza and beer. The best pizza DC has which makes it worth the cost. The server didn’t tell us there was a charge of $4 for 2 small sides of pizza sauce. It would have been nice to know there was a charge and we asked for 1 but he brought 2. Sigh lost in translation I guess. Other than that the restaurant was nice inside and not too loud. Good for groups and families. Beware of additional undisclosed costs.

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LUKE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best pizza in DC. Period.

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Maggie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and awesome food, my favorite place to eat in Georgetown.

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BPNs
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Il Canale’s pizza!! Their Margherita is my favorite in DC. Service has been great every time I’ve visited. Evenings seem to be particularly busy, so you’ll need a reservation, but lunch had plenty open spots.

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vipkathew
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service, delicious (and very big) calzone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Terrible and I mean terrible food . Incredibly high priced . Go any where but here . Complete waste of a ton of money

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LisaB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Definitely need a reservation. Packed. Tables too close to each other.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was a horrible experience from the start, we reserved a table for 7 PM and walked out at 7:30 when nobody had addressed us. We had checked in and asked the manager what the situation wise call no avail.

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dinam
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for a group of 7. Staff very friendly, food was delicious and service was fast. Would definitely go back.

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vipRobertN
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great. Prices are a little steep but it’s Georgetown so that’s to be expected. We were seated upstairs where there is really no atmosphere. If you go, try to get a seat downstairs.

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WillS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Host did not keep our name on the list and we were past over numerous times despite having a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza in DC! Delicious food, prompt and attentive service. Will definitely be back!

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vipGertIkonomi
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Italian Tradition, Sunday late lunch/dinner family date. Been several times and always very good food and service. The pizza stand out, other food is ok too. Service very attentive, most of the staff speaks italian. Great place for people watching, diverse international crowd. Our go to place when in Georgetown area.

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vipWineGuy1970
New England
19 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this restaurant which is why it is like the 7th time. Service is so friendly and authentic and also the food is delicious (some of my favorite pizza). bookers should know they are loose on precision or reservations, but it is a fun and lively wait list.

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vipJonathanH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5