2024 Best Italian Restaurants in Washington DC Area

Authentic Italian Food in Washington DC

Whether you're craving a simple plate of spaghetti and meatballs, or an osso buco that melts in your mouth, here are GAYOT's choices for the Best Restaurants for Italian Cuisine in Washington DC, presented in alphabetical order. Mangia!

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Al Dente
14/20
Roberto Donna’s Italian cooking including his standout tiramisu “hemisphere.” See More

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Al Tiramisu
13/20
Consistently exciting fare by a showman chef. See More

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Cafe Milano
14/20
A celebrity hangout that offers classic Italian fare. See More
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Carmine's
14/20
Big, family-fun dining with Italian flavors. See More

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Fiola
15/20
Fabio Trabocchi creates Italian fare at this contemporary trattoria in Penn Quarter. See More
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Lupo Verde
14/20
Italian bistro featuring traditional dishes in the U Street Corridor. See More

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Obelisk
15/20
Peter Pastan charms with his elegant, authentic Italian meals. See More
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Ristorante i Ricchi
14/20
Italian restaurant emphasizing traditional Italian country cooking. See More

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Ristorante Tosca
13/20
Elegant Northern Italian cooking featuring unusual ingredients. See More

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Sette Osteria
14/20
Extraordinary Italian food at bargain-basement prices. See More

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