The Best Italian Restaurants in Washington, DC

There are over a hundred Italian Restaurants in Washington DC. Some of them lack the quality and substance to even be considered good Italian food. However, there are a few that stand above the rest. Whether you are spending top dollar or a few bucks, some restaurants stand above the rest. These Italian spots in DC were based on the Washingtonians who eat there.

Al Tiramisu
2014 P St. NW, Washington, DC 20036
202-467-4466

This romantic atmosphere specializes in some of the best Italian dishes and seafood. They serve an excellent veal chop and the fish is as good as I’ve tasted. Although the restaurant be a little loud at times, the excellent meals overshadows everything and everyone around you.

Arucola Osteria Italiana
5534 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20015
202-244-1555

This small gem with an outdoor seating atmosphere, serves some of the best Italian dishes in the DC area. It’s a place where everyone seems to know each other. Loyal patrons have been eating at Arucola Osteria Italiana for years.

Ristorante Tosca
1112 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20004
202-367-1990

Even though some of the entrees can be a little pricey, Ristorante Tosca still remains a popular spot in Washington DC. The atmosphere is simply full of class; whether you are dining for a special occasion, a formal business meeting, or after a special event.

Sette Osteria
1666 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20007
202-483-3070

This traditional Italian Restaurant sticks to the basics with tasty salads, pizza, and trattoria sticks. Sette Osteria has a very affordable menu that lets you enjoy the entrees instead of sulking over the cost of the bill.

Vace Italian Delicatessen
3315 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008-1302
202-363-1999

Forget the pricey restaurants that serve half empty dishes and watered down drinks. Vace Italian Delicatessen has the best pizza in Washington, DC. I have heard some people complain about the service, but I’ve came across any problems. Ask the same people who hate the service and they will tell you that they wouldn’t stop eating there. It’s all about the pizza.

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