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 3-6 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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Organic Pasta: Pomodoro / Burro
Housemadeorganic flour and ricotta dumplings, tossed with cherry tomato sauce and buffalo mozzarella
Gnocchi alla Bolognese
Housemade organic flour and ricotta dumplings, served in a fresh meat sauce
Our server did her best, but the bar took forever to get our drinks out (they came when we were almost done eating) and the food was so over cooked it was hard to eat. Pizza was solid, pasta was tasty but overcooked, but the lamb chops were hard to cut and eat and the veg with them had a huge pool of oil that leaked off my plate (because our outdoor table was that crooked). I think they are trying to cover their entire outdoor seating and indoor seating AND their takeout business all at once and are overwhelmed. Felt like it was a good restaurant just stretched way beyond what it could handle well on a very busy Tuesday night. Again, our server was positive and helped the experience.
Excellent food and service, a bit noisy but a great experience!
Our dinner was very good, we started with cocktails which were fine and POLPETTE AL SUGO (meatballs) which were yummy, and then the
SCIALATIELLI ALLO SCOGLIO for 2. The dish was delicious, fresh pasta and lots of clams, mussels and shrimp. The one negative was that the portion was small for 2. We were both hungry and filled up on bread after.
Still excellent food, but way understaffed on a Friday night. The lack of service made the experience a poor one. While I might come back here, I definitely wouldn't do so at a busy time.
Good food! Everything was good!
Incredible! Food was so delicious and Besmir was wonderful taking care of us. Can’t wait to go back!
It’s been several years since we’ve eaten there.
Excellent food and ambience. Food and service never disappoints.
Quality Italian food
Food was amazing and getting the pasta for two was a great choice!
Exceptional food and service
I went for a birthday dinner and had a lovely time!
Excelente todo!!!! Fue ameno y cálido.. comida excelente y lo justo se disfruto mucho el almuerzo.
Food great as always. Today’s service was atypical - it was slow after meal came and hard to get refills. Also, it was very noisy and typically is - some work on acoustics would be good. However, in general, good service and great food. Would still recommend.
Good food. Service was okay. My server offered me the appetizer special with my focaccia. I asked her what it was and decided to try it… little did I know that it was an additional $20, which I found out when she dropped the check. I feel that she should have made that clear when it was offered. Other than that, I had a good dining experience.
Awesome pizza and delicious food
Best traditional margherita pizza in dc.
This place is amazing. The food is some of the best I have had in a while. The service was great and the atmosphere was wonderful.
The food was very good.Before making my reservation I checked ill Canale’s website and saw that they were serving from the lunch menu. When the server brought a dinner menu I was surprised a d asked about the lunch menu. She said that they only serve from the dinner menu on weekends. This
They always deliver! But they PACK their dining room- the tables are VERY close together and they try to seat as many people as possible, this has been true pre and post pandemic
Excellent service and food.
Extremely pleasant experience, from the friendly waiter and staff to the ambiance and cleanness. Food was amazing and I will definitely be coming back soon.
Good, friendly service, great food, the ambiance beyond compare.
Service by Benny excellent love the ambience; will follow through with next visit sometime in the future.
Always a good experience here! Delicious!
Waitress was very sweet and helpful. My husband loved the cantaloupe appetizer. My lobster ravioli was wonderful. Nice ending to our July 4th.
Great Georgetown spot! Amazing Italian food & lots of outdoor seating options. We will return! :)
Il Canale never disappoints. It has great authentic Italian food, quick service, and a friendly atmosphere. Their pizza is the best thing this side of the Atlantic. It’s not complicated… eat, drink, and have fun. …Georgetown at its best.
Lovely restaurant with excellent food and great service. We sat outside. The table was a tad small for 5 people but other than that no complaints. The Branzino was a stand out. The pasta had that fresh made texture. Service was attentive and friendly. Highly recommend.
The pizza was excellent! Nice brick oven style pizza. The lamb chops were delicious. The Restuarant is located in a great area to walk around after and see Georgetown. Parking garage directly across the street is a nice bonus.
From what we read it seemed this would be a class establishment (went from my husband's description though). The food was fine, but the atmosphere was mor for rarities and casual dates then a romantic dinner.
This is a very popular place. Turns out a lot of wood fired pizza. We both had pasta - delicious. Many sidewalk tables but as I said very popular need a reservation
Good for any occasion, food was delicious and service on point. Will definitely be back.
Very good Italian food. Loved the grilled vegetables
This restaurant has outstanding service, great food, and an amazing ambiance. I would suggest you make a reservation first.
Always great food, service and atmosphere at Il Canale! We always visit here when in Washington, DC.
great, lasagna was so so, but service and ambiance was great
Favorite place, we often visit multiple times when in Georgetown…true Italian pizza!
Wonderful service, authentic food, lovely atmosphere!
You can order delivery directly from Il Canale using the Order Online button. Il Canale also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Il Canale also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 337-4444.
Il Canale is rated 4.7 stars by 3039 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.