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The dining room at Il Piatto. - Il Piatto, Washington, DC

Il Piatto

4.4
4.4
187 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Il Piatto is the modern expression of the classic Italian cuisine. Enjoy a selection of antipasto, pastas, gnocchi, and more!

Our private dining package seats 35 guests or holds a reception for 50 guests. With a view of the wine cellar, our Italian restaurant is perfect for all kinds of events.

Il Piatto is open for lunch, brunch, dinner and happy hour.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 506-3833

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Our chic private dining room offers an intimate experience with a view of our expansive wine cellar. The room comfortably seats 30 guests or can accommodate 55 guests reception style.

  • Private party contact

    Jordan Hammes: (844) 711-5129

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    I (Eye) street NW

  • Parking details

    There are multiple garages on I St NW and as well as street/meter parking. We do not offer valet parking.

  • Public transit

    McPherson Square, White House exit - Blue, Orange and Silver Line<br /><br />Farragut North - Red Line<br /><br />Farragut West - Blue, Orange and Silver Line

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 187 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LM

    LisaM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Came in from out of town for Thanksgiving with my son. Fantastic holiday meal, top notch service. Glad we picked this restaurant.
  2. M

    Mike

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    New inexperienced server, nothing bad but not very polished. Food was very good. Mixed drinks were excellent.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Alberto was an amazing waiter! So kind to us and our three year old
  4. s

    sporter

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food. Caesar salad came without dressing. Bronzino very well prepared. Very friendly place
  5. c

    changsml

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and very family friendly restaurant!
  6. N

    Nadia

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! The service and friendliness of the staff was fantastic. I would definitely go back again.
  7. MS

    MijanouS

    Miami

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice restaurant we enjoyed the food.
  8. FR

    FrankieR

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great food. Appropriate for every food lover including vegans.
  9. NT

    NancyT

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived early and had Happy Hour at bar before friend joined for dinner. Bar and wait staff friendly and efficient. Good service. Linguine and Il Piatto salad great choices
  10. FM

    FrankM

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The bra Zion was over cooked and was a very small piece for $35, not a good value. Other peoples dishes were good.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall experience was great. Food was good and the ambiance great as well. Perfect restaurant for date night
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Chicken parm too heavy on the cheese and too light on the sauce. All else was very good.
  13. Z

    Zelda

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Arancini is amazing and the Calamari Fritti is on one of the best I’ve had. Every course was wonderful with one exception. The Maltagliati Al Funghi was too salty and the pasta was not well cooked. However, when I provided that feedback to the waiter, he immediately wanted to make a fresh batch for me with with the adjustments. That counts for a lot in my book.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Good was less than acceptable. Will not be back. Has restaurant changed hands?
  15. RD

    RDozier

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Il Piatto is a great place to go have a good meal, bottle of wine, and enjoy the night. Il Piatto has become our go-to place when we have some free time.
  16. R

    Romantic

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Service was uneven due to new staff, so keep that in mind….it was l
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, we had a great meal. Our party of 5 had 3 first-timers; 2 of us have been multiple times. Everyone was pleased.
  18. L

    Langacre

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Overall, the meal was disappointing. It wasn't bad at all, it was simply unexciting. The restaurant had gotten a great review in the Post, and I was keen to try it. I suggested it for a joint birthday dinner that a friend and I try to do each year. We shared calamari for a starter, and it was again fine, but nothing memorable. The breading may have had cornflakes in it - something crunchy, My meal, salmon with polenta, was also ok. Nicely cooked to my medium rare specification, and a nice olive oil based sauce. But I have had spectacular salmon, and this was not that. This was more or less a Trader Joe's salmon filet cooked the way I would at home. Fine for what it was. My dining partners had spare ribs with polenta, and a chicken parmigiana. The chicken looked large, like Maggiano's or Cheesecake Factory large. And maybe that is what this reminded me of: Magliano's. A 1960s Chicago Italian restaurant. A restaurant for those broad-shouldered, big eaters. So, if your version of Italian cuisine resembles something you might have been served while listening to Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin, you may love this place. If, on the other hand, you've eaten in Tuscany, then fuggedaboutit!
  19. DW

    DanielW

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was good but unremarkable. We had Branzino and pasta mushroom. The restaurant looked beautiful but was very noisy. It did not help to have wait staff socializing near our table. The service was excellent.
  20. S

    Shaw20001

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of the great recipes from Al Crostino are back in a beautiful space.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The food ok but not authentic Italian, place and ambiance is beautiful and elegant. We were disappointed with quality of food pasta like I do at home, don’t order the branzino it is 1/4 of the fish with some vegetables the size was laughable. Calamari for appetizers was good. Service was fast but removing plates was even faster while I was eating . Unfortunately we are not planning back. Really want to find Italian food in DC
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and experience
  23. TM

    TomM

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful venue and delicious food. Great service. Wish they had more pasta entrees and more dessert choices.
  24. n

    ngochong

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was good but the service was a little slow. The booth was cute and had a cozy feel.
  25. SP

    SuzanneP

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous time and the staff was very accommodating! Food was great! We will be back!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Good service mixed with mediocre food. Veal scallopini was tasteless and the tiramisu was soggy. Liked the meatballs starter.
  27. ID

    IraD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Il Piatto was excellent! We had eaten at Mirabelle, the lovely restaurant that previously occupied this space, and couldn’t imagine an equivalently great experience. But Il Piatto was superb in every way at a much lower price point than Mirabelle (although definitely enhanced by Mirabelle’s still standing surroundings-the owner of the two restaurants is the same). I had the chicken Marsala which was great, and my wife had a sublime pasta with mushrooms. We split an Italian ricotta cheesecake which was wonderful. Also, the wine list was excellent, including wines by the glass. We live in upper NW Washington which is a half hour away, but we will definitely be back!
  28. s

    sommerdeb

    Washington DC

    71 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The room is lovely, tables well spaced which led to a dinner with eight guests being most pleasant. We could hear each other! The food was a different story. Appetizers were good -- meatballs, rice balls and calamari. Each of those had great presentation and delicious flavors. The Caesar salad was way underdressed and very ordinary. The main courses were weak. Apparently the pastas were better than the lamb chops (way over-cooked and cold when served) as was the whole roasted branzino. the eggplant parm was totally undistinguished. The polenta which came with two of the mains was cold and presented as a lump on the plate. The desserts, while pretty were pretty uninteresting except for the ice cream and the sorbet which were lovely. So sad.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Super service, et pizza top. Une ambiance sympas
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a really nice place!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have a confession. Gluttony is a deadly sin and I committed it with joy. My dinner at Il Piatto was spectacular! AMAZING food, service, cocktails and atmosphere. When I entered the restaurant the place was packed and the hostess and wait staff were friendly, inviting and perfectly attentive. I ordered the arugula salad. AMAZING! It was super-fresh with a simple dressing of lemon that brings out the arugula flavors perfectly. Then I had the rigatoni alla Juliana. This dish is perfection. For a creamy pasta dish, it was delicate and inviting. The pork and very light truffle flavor are magic, I couldn’t stop eating it. So I finished it. Without regret. I was happy and very full. Then I was tempted again when the lamb chops arrived. The lamb chops have this herby-citrus glaze that is to die for. It’s real lamb and not gamey. It was rich with herbal/lemon pan-roasted goodness. The citrus really came through in a way that was that was extraordinarily delicious and completely unexpected. The chops were the best I’ve ever had (don’t tell my husband). By the time I finished three dishes and three cocktails… (I originally planned to take some back to my room for later-honest.) I rolled out of IL Piatto with a hug from the Executive Chef Lina Nicolai, a very satisfied, happy glutton. If you love real Italian, with subtle, hearty goodness, you will LOVE Il Piatto. The service is perfect and the ambiance mellow and classic Italian. It’s worth every minute of penance. Thank you for a beautiful Evening.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The food was good except for the veal scaloppini not what I expected
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service.
  34. F

    Foodie

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Calamari and chicken tough (overcooked). Chicken marsala underseasoned. Tiramisu bland. Service mediocre. Wine list not up to date with inventory available. Won't be back.
  35. N

    Nita

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Came for brunch. I had salmon benedict & my daughter tiramasu french toast. We thought both were very good. Excellent service as well. We started with calamari & caesar salad also good. Will definitely return.
  36. KC

    KellyC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was such a lovely experience, plenty of delicious food, and was great for a large group. A little on the pricey side, but great for a special occasion!
  37. PB

    P1B2

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    For the money and location this is an outstanding value. We had a group of about 20 and they put us in a nice area by the bar. Perfect!
  38. TM

    TomM

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful venue, great ambience and exciting vibe coupled with spectacular food and impeccable attentive service. Truly Italian with great menu options.
  39. s

    smeckert

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great happy hour. Have tried the arancini, meatballs, bolognese, braised short rib and chicken parmesan and have loved them all! Very nice atmosphere, decor, bar area and patio as well.
  40. EG

    EmmaG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great place, appetizers seemed to be premade. They came out so quickly and not fresh but everything else was perfect. Mushroom pasta was delicious and drinks were amazing!

FAQs

Il Piatto offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 506-3833.

Il Piatto is rated 4.4 stars by 187 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Il Piatto

900 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    I (Eye) street NW

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There are multiple garages on I St NW and as well as street/meter parking. We do not offer valet parking.

  • Public transit

    McPherson Square, White House exit - Blue, Orange and Silver LineFarragut North - Red LineFarragut West - Blue, Orange and Silver Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 506-3833

  • Private party facilities

    Our chic private dining room offers an intimate experience with a view of our expansive wine cellar. The room comfortably seats 30 guests or can accommodate 55 guests reception style.

  • Private party contact

    Jordan Hammes: (844) 711-5129

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