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Ossobuco Ristorante

11 reviews
$31 to $50
When you first enter Ossobuco you will be greeted by the fresh smells of our homemade Italian pasta sauces, Veal Ossobuco, and seafood. Our Staple (which is also our namesake) would be our four hour slow-cooked, melt in your mouth Veal Ossobuco. We strongly suggest that you try our mouth-watering chocolate mousse.

Our guests can look forward to a fine Italian dining experience as they imbibe in our vast array of Italian wines. We have indoor seating available, but if you would rather sit outside we are happy to accommodate you in our private enclosed back patio. Our two space heaters will keep you warm and cozy as you indulge in our freshly made Italian cuisine. We also offer a private upstairs dining room for our larger parties or special events.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 11 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food (the calamari, in particular), atmosphere, and service! Will undoubtedly be back, and hopefully soon.

1 review
Dined 4 days ago

The food was good, not great, except for the gnocci bolognese, which was great. Sitting on the patio seemed like the right idea, except that we returned home smelling strongly of smoke due to the smoky fire. OB should stick with just the heaters or find less smoky fuel! Waiter was new and in need of some training, but he made a huge effort.

Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago

Most of the meal was fine, but in an Italian restaurant, a cardinal rule is that the pasta must be al dente. I had seafood on fettucine and the pasta was overcooked. Service was great. Grilled octopus as appetizer was good, so it was a bit dissappointing to fail the pasta test. It's a new restaurant so they must be more vigilant as to food quality to get return customers.

Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago

We were seated in the upstairs dining room which was fine but felt like service was slow because we were the only table in that room. Otherwise, the service was friendly.

New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021

We ate here on Valentine's Day late in the afternoon. We ate outside on the patio. The heaters weren't particularly effective, but the patio is somewhat sheltered, so it averaged out to a pretty typical level of outdoor dining comfort. The food was generally excellent. The lobster ravioli from the Valentine's Day menu and the panna cotta from the regular dessert menu were highlights. The only disappointment in terms of food was the red velvet cake from the Valentine's Day menu. Although we were really happy with the food overall, the service we received was below expectations. Our server had trouble answering questions about the menu and describing dishes. One of us received our entrée shortly after our appetizers arrived, which was confusing. The second person's entrée came after the appetizers were finished. Shortly after the second person's entrée came, someone came to clear the plate from the first person's entrée and then also tried to clear the second person's plate when they had only been eating a few minutes. Everyone seemed to be trying to do a good job (and they were all friendly), so maybe it is just an issue of inexperience. In any case, the service wasn't nearly at the level of the food.

vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021

Amazing experience, even for outdoor dining in February! We loved the food, drinks, and ambiance! Luis was a wonderful waiter. We will be back!

OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021

Overall the entire experience was absolutely amazing. The food is amazing, we had the fried calamari and beet salad as appetizers and then for the main course we ordered the lobster risotto, pork chops, risotto and the special of the day which was a lamb chop. Each one was amazing, you couldn’t go wrong with any of them! For dessert we had the chocolate mousse cake which came with a scoop of ice cream. The cake was so smooth and rich it just melted in your mouth.

The service was excellent! The staff was very polite and knowledgeable and everything came out quickly.

All in all the experience was amazing and I can’t wait to go back again and try more! I am really looking forward to trying the veal ossobuco, I’ve heard good things about it!

New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021

Cooked perfectly. All the food was fabulous and cooked perfectly. The scallops were perfection, melt in your mouth with a wonderfully balanced corn and Brussels sprouts salad. We also got the pumpkin ravioli which were divine and the restaurant’s namesake veal ossobuco was to die for and perfectly balanced with the saffron risotto. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for delicious food and amazing cocktails.

vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2021

This amazing restaurant is a jewel and I highly recommend It! You will enjoy its deliciousness!

Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021

Everything about my first visit to Ossobuco met and exceeded expectations. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable, offering recommendations that did not disappoint. The food was excellent, especially the house-made pasta. The patio is adorable and with well-placed heaters was enjoyable even on a cold January evening. I will definitely be back.

Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020

The food is amazing!


Ossobuco Ristorante offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 975-1694.

Ossobuco Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 11 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 bookings at the moment.