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Ristorante Piccolo

4.6
4.6
2608 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Ristorante Piccolo is a romantic and unique Italian trattoria full of the warm-hearted wines and food that match the spirit of Italy, loved by Washingtonians and visitors alike! It is a tiny gem just off the beaten path in Georgetown, offering one of the best seats in Georgetown—a second-floor balcony overlooking Georgetown and the historic C and O Canal (available on a first-come, first-served basis). Piccolo is a very popular spot for rehearsal dinners and other celebrations, known for great food and smoothly-operated events! Piccolo will happily surprise you with its excellent food, service, wines and atmosphere--with 3 cozy fireplaces, 2 beautiful wall water features, unique ironwork throughout adding to the warmth and romance of the restaurant. A strolling violinist sets the perfect mood for romantic dining Friday and Saturday evenings. Piccolo has won TASTE OF GEORGETOWN awards 4 times, every year Diners Choice awards, The Tastemaker Award and TripAdvisor Award of Excellence.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 342-7414

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Arnaldo Rubio

  • Catering

    We offer off-site catering--please contact our Events Office at 202-997-7434.

  • Private party facilities

    Two beautiful private spaces await you in the Heart of Historic Georgetown. You and your guests will be surrounded in the warmth and elegance of this converted nearly 300-year-old row house. Experienced staff, delicious prix-fixe menus, no room fees.

  • Private party contact

    Karen Wilkinson: (888) 472-5094

  • Neighborhood

    Georgetown

  • Cross street

    M Street

  • Parking details

    Public garage next door and street parking.

  • Public transit

    Arriving every ten minutes, from 7 a.m. to midnight everyday, the red, black, and yellow-striped Circulator bus. Get to and from Georgetown via M Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. $1.<br />Blue Georgetown Metro Connector bus picks up from Dupont Cir & Rosslyn Metro to M Street in Georgetown. We are near the corner of 31st and M Streets.

  • Entertainment

    Strolling violinist every Friday and Saturday evening

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Antipasti

  • Melanzane al Formaggio di Capra$10.00

    grilled eggplant, sun-dried tomato & onion caramelization, goat cheese

    • Calamari Fritti$14.00

      calamari fried, housemade marinara sauce

      • Mozzarella Fritti$10.00

        fresh buffalo mozzarella, panko, fried, marinara sauce

        • Portobello Ripieno$13.00

          crabmeat stuffed baby portobello mushrooms, demi-glace

          • Asparagi Gratinate$9.00

            asparagus tips, parmesan gratiné, oven-roasted peppers

            • Polenta ai Funghi ai Quattro Formaggio$10.00

              grilled polenta, shiitake mushrooms, 4 imported cheeses sauce

              • Meatballs Scarpariello$10.00

                housemade meatballs, marinara sauce, melted provolone cheese

                • Cozze alla Parigina$13.00

                  PEI mussels, garlic, butter, white wine, fresh basil, garlic crostini

                  • Gamberoni Fra'Diavolo$14.00

                    tiger shrimp, plum tomato, basil, spicy chili pepper

                    • Arancini con Ragù e Formaggio$10.00

                      risotto balls stuffed with meat ragù + fontina cheese, fried, marinara sauce

                      • Piccolo Antipasto$15.00

                        Italian cured meats (prosciutto, salami, sopressata), marinated roasted peppers, cannellini beans, olives, Pecorino cheese

                        • Carpaccio di Salmone$15.00

                          fresh salmon wafer-thin slices, fresh lemon, EVO, capers

                          • Burrata al Altopiano delle Murge$13.00

                            imported fresh burrata creamy mozzarella cheese, fresh basil pesto, sun-dried tomatoes

                            Zuppe

                            • Pappa al Pomodoro$8.00

                              Tuscan fresh tomato, garlic, black pepper, diced bread

                              • Pasta e Fagioli alla Veneto$7.00

                                cannellini beans, garlic, vegetables, chicken stock, tubetti pasta

                                Pizza Italiano

                                hand-rolled traditional dough

                                • Pizza Margherita al Siciliano

                                  San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, provolone, pecorino Romano cheeses, fresh basil. Additional Toppings: Salami, Sausage, Roasted Peppers, Mushrooms, Artichoke Hearts

                                  • 10"$14.00
                                • Pizza al Ragu di Bolognese

                                  provolone, mozzarella, parmegiano Reggiano, Bolognese meat sauce

                                  • 10"$16.00
                                • Pizza Pollo Grigliata con Pesto

                                  grilled chicken, housemade fresh basil pesto, sun-dried tomatoes

                                  • 10"$17.00

                                Bruschetta

                                grilled rustic italian breads

                                • Bruschetta Pomodori$8.00

                                  marinated tomato, garlic, fresh basil

                                  • Bruschetta Caponata$10.00

                                    roasted eggplant, capers, tomato, mint, garlic, pecorino cheese

                                    • Bruschetta al Granchio$13.00

                                      Chesapeake crabmeat, shallots, cherry tomatoes, fontina cheese

                                      Insalata

                                      • Insalata Mista$9.00

                                        organic field greens, balsamic vinaigrette

                                        • Insalata Cesare$10.00

                                          crisp romaine lettuce, Caesar dressing, shaved parmesan, garlic crostini

                                          • Insalata di Finocchio, Mela e Noci$11.00

                                            fresh fennel, fresh apple, walnuts, light lemon dressing

                                            • Insalata ai Frutti di Mare$14.00

                                              marinated scallops, baby shrimp, calamari, mussels, rockfish, fresh radicchio, arugula

                                              • Insalata di Pomodoro e Basilico$10.00

                                                layered fresh Romano tomatoes, fresh basil, red onions, housemade gorgonzola cream dressing, balsamic vinegar

                                                • Insalata Arugula$11.00

                                                  fresh baby arugula, sun-dried tomato, lemon truffle oil dressing

                                                  • Insalata Toscano Tritare$10.00

                                                    chopped romaine, radicchio, endive, tomato, red onion, avocado, cucumber, chickpeas, light lemon dressing

                                                    • Mozzarella di Caprese$12.00

                                                      fresh buffalo mozzarella, sun-ripened tomato, basil, EV olive oil

                                                      Salad Add-On

                                                      Top any Salad with:

                                                      • Grilled Chicken$10.00

                                                        • Grilled Shrimp$14.00

                                                          • Grilled Petite Steak$18.00

                                                            • Grilled Salmon$16.00

                                                              Tramezzini (Sandwiches)

                                                              All sandwiches are served with our truffle fries

                                                              • The Italian Burger$16.00

                                                                1/4 lb Angus ground beef, stuffed with fresh mozzarella cheese, perfectly grilled

                                                                • Meatball Italiano Hoagie$15.00

                                                                  hand-rolled meatballs, marinara sauce, melted buffalo mozzarella

                                                                  • Pollo Parmigiano Hoagie$15.00

                                                                    chicken cutlet, marinara sauce, melted mozzarella + parmesan cheeses

                                                                    • Italian Salume Hoagie$15.00

                                                                      prosciutto di Parma, salami, pepperoni, provolone, spicy garlic aioli spread, lettuce, tomato

                                                                      • Grilled Portobello$14.00

                                                                        grilled portobello mushroom, roasted peppers, fresh basil pesto, melted fontina cheese, truffle oil

                                                                        Pasta

                                                                        Gluten-Free pasta is available upon request with any of these sauces

                                                                        • Spaghetti Puttanesca$17.00

                                                                          spaghetti, calamata olives, anchovy, garlic, capers, light marinara sauce

                                                                          • Rigatoni Gorgonzola$17.00

                                                                            rigatoni pasta, gorgonzola cream, chopped pistachio

                                                                            • Bucatini Bolognese$17.00

                                                                              bucatini pasta, a beef, veal + pork, wine, tomato ragù

                                                                              • Spaghetti al Paisano$16.00

                                                                                fresh Italian sausage grilled, spaghetti tossed, sautéed onions, garlic, bell peppers, marinara sauce

                                                                                • Capellini Pomodoro$16.00

                                                                                  angel hair pasta, a tomato and fresh basil sauce

                                                                                  • Risotto ai Porcini$18.00

                                                                                    risotto, porcini mushrooms, parmeggiano reggiano

                                                                                    • Agnolotti ai Porcini$20.00

                                                                                      Fresh Hand-Rolled. Taste of Georgetown award-winner! fresh ravioli filled with porcini mushrooms, a fresh sage + butter sauce, drizzled with black truffle oil

                                                                                      • Gnocchi Spampinato$18.00

                                                                                        Fresh Hand-Rolled. Hand-rolled potato dumplings, a fresh basil pesto tomato sauce, parmigiano reggiano cheese

                                                                                        • Ravioli Aragosta$23.00

                                                                                          Fresh Hand-Rolled. Fresh ravioli filled with lobster meat, a lobster bisque sauce, chunks of lobster meat

                                                                                          • Ravioli Verde$19.00

                                                                                            Fresh Hand-Rolled. Spinach ravioli filled with ricotta + parmesan cheeses, a light creamy tomato sauce

                                                                                            • Tortellini Carbonara$18.00

                                                                                              Fresh Hand-Rolled. Fresh tri-color tortellini, sautéed garlic, pancetta bacon, white wine, light cream carbonara sauce

                                                                                              Classici Italiani

                                                                                              • Spaghetti con Polpettone$16.00

                                                                                                housemade meatballs simmered in tomato gravy, tossed with spaghetti

                                                                                                • Lasagna al Verdura$18.00

                                                                                                  lasagna sheets, vegetables, spinach, ricotta, mozzarella cheeses, creamy tomato sauce, fontina cheese

                                                                                                  • Lasagna with Our Bolognese Sauce$19.00
                                                                                                • Manicotti$19.00

                                                                                                  hand-rolled manicotti pasta stuffed, ricotta + parmesan cheese, mini-meatballs, light béchamel tomato sauce, fontina cheese

                                                                                                  • Scaloppine di Vitello al Marsala$26.00

                                                                                                    milk-fed veal scaloppine, forest mushrooms, Marsala wine sauce, Pasta Aglio Olio

                                                                                                    • Scaloppine di Pollo al Marsala$21.00

                                                                                                      breast of chicken, forest mushrooms, Marsala wine sauce, Pasta Aglio Olio

                                                                                                      • Vitello Parmigiano$24.00

                                                                                                        veal scaloppine breaded + fried, marinara, buffalo mozzarella, parmesan cheeses, Pasta Marinara

                                                                                                        • Melanzane Parmigiano$18.00

                                                                                                          Italian eggplant lightly breaded + fried, marinara, buffalo mozzarella, parmesan cheeses, Pasta Marinara

                                                                                                          • Pollo Parmigiano$18.00

                                                                                                            young chicken breast breaded + fried, marinara, buffalo mozzarella, parmesan cheeses, Pasta Marinara

                                                                                                            • Pollo al Milanese$19.00

                                                                                                              young breast of chicken lightly breaded + fried, fresh arugula, cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, side of Penne Marinara

                                                                                                              Main Plates

                                                                                                              • Bistecca al Tartufo$28.00

                                                                                                                8 oz Black Angus NY strip steak perfectly grilled, truffle butter, sautéed spinach, roasted potatoes

                                                                                                                • Vitello Piccata$26.00

                                                                                                                  milk-fed veal scaloppine, garlic, lemon caper sauce, sautéed spinach, Pasta Aglio Olio

                                                                                                                  • Petto di Pollo Incrostato con Pistacche$24.00

                                                                                                                    pistachio-encrusted chicken breast, pan-roasted, mushrooms, crumbled blue cheese, spinach, Tuscan mashed potatoes

                                                                                                                    • Cioppino Tutto Mare$28.00

                                                                                                                      Sicilian seafood stew of scallops, shrimp, calamari, mussels, littleneck clams, garlic, saffron, wine, onion, garlic crostini

                                                                                                                      • Spaghetti ai Frutti di Mare al Cartoccio$28.00

                                                                                                                        jumbo shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels, garlic, basil, spaghetti, spicy tomato sauce, baked in a parchment pocket

                                                                                                                        • Fettuccine Oceano$29.00

                                                                                                                          pan-roasted lobster meat, shrimp, scallops, lemon cream sauce, fettuccine

                                                                                                                          • Linguine alle Vongole$24.00

                                                                                                                            fresh littleneck clams, garlic, Italian herbs, fresh clam juice, linguine pasta, your choice Spicy Red or White Wine sauce

                                                                                                                            • Risotto ai Frutti di Mare$28.00

                                                                                                                              risotto, shrimp, mussels, sea scallops, baby clams, fish broth, saffron, touch of tomato sauce

                                                                                                                              Simply Grilled Fish

                                                                                                                              Served with roasted potatoes and sautéed spinach. Choice of sauce: Siciliano (calamata olives, tomato, capers, garlic); Caper Lemon Zest Butter; Fra'diavolo (spicy tomato + red pepper); Crabmeat + Gremolata (parsley, garlic, butter + lemon) +$5

                                                                                                                              • Atlantic Salmon$24.00

                                                                                                                                • Rockfish$26.00

                                                                                                                                  • Tuna$24.00

                                                                                                                                    • Sole$20.00

                                                                                                                                      Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                      What 2,608 people are saying

                                                                                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                      4.6
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                                                                                                                                        KayF

                                                                                                                                        Austin

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Great restaurant with amazing ravioli. The gelato for dessert is a must!

                                                                                                                                      2. DO

                                                                                                                                        DebO

                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Everything was great! Service was friendly and warm. Excellent service. Food was very good too… lobster ravioli Was not hot and portion was a tad small.(4 ravioli) but still good. everything else was hot and would definitely return! Yummy desserts too!

                                                                                                                                      3. KG

                                                                                                                                        KG66

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Great service … All meals were very good, Including the Veal chop Burrata and Calamari outstanding

                                                                                                                                      4. KL

                                                                                                                                        KristinL

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        We took our daughter here after her college graduation. We had a 5 pm reservation which is on the early side so got a great table by a front window. The food was excellent. We ordered three dishes - Chicken Parmesan, tortellini carbonara and agnolotti porcini. All were excellent. We were going to take some of the tortellini home but we couldn’t stop eating it and ended up finishing it all there. They brought us a complimentary tiramisu for dessert which was so yummy and very much appreciated. We would not hesitate to go back.

                                                                                                                                      5. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Second time here and love it, some of the best Italian in Georgetown. However, wouldn’t recommend the cacio e pepe. Their other pastas are delicious, but the side cacio e pepe is straight pepper, not much cheese.

                                                                                                                                      6. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        Milwaukee

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Nothing special. Manicotti were mostly meat.

                                                                                                                                      7. EH

                                                                                                                                        EdwardH

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall1food1service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Worst food i’ve ever had. The lobster ravioli was $31 and there were five tiny pieces of pasta, with no ricotta in the noodles. Abismal.

                                                                                                                                      8. A

                                                                                                                                        Arthurman77

                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Charming, but not as good food as modern standards are dictating in the USA. One of the competitors across the street serve truly outstanding Italian food. But, the restaurant has wonderful service and with a charming and romantic stetting and good food and reasonable priced wines.

                                                                                                                                      9. MP

                                                                                                                                        MikeP

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Really nic evening. Sat on my own but was really well looked after.

                                                                                                                                      10. N

                                                                                                                                        Novagourmet

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        72 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        72 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                        Restaurant was smelly inside and antiquated. My fish was overcooked and dry. The red sauce is not that great. The price was high. My husband ordered the clams and pasta. Not that many clams. Lots of empty shells. Will not return. Italians are not cooking in this restaurant.

                                                                                                                                      11. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Fernando was the best waiter. I showed him a picture from the restaurants open table pictures and asked if they had that, I didn’t see it on the menu. He had the chef’s make it even though it was not a menu item. Great service and great food!!

                                                                                                                                      12. MR

                                                                                                                                        MiguelR

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Great service, including complementary dessert for my birthday and violinist playing “Happy Biethday”. Portions of one the dishes we ordered were on the modest side, but taste was just superb. Overall a must go in Georgetown!

                                                                                                                                      13. PF

                                                                                                                                        PhantomFan

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Graduation

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                                                                                                                                        KarenS

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        We loved this place, great atmosphere, great service and great food! We will come back!!!

                                                                                                                                      15. ET

                                                                                                                                        EmilyT

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        This place has the most character of any DC restaurant.

                                                                                                                                      16. C

                                                                                                                                        Christina

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                        We’ve dined here before and return because the food is very good and they have someone walking around playing an instrument which is lovely. Our only gripe is that the tables are packed close together and it can feel quite warm in the dining room. Again, the food is enjoyable and it’s a charming ambiance.

                                                                                                                                      17. GP

                                                                                                                                        GPC13

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        25 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        25 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        We had a party of five, everyone loved their meals, the service was perfect and the strolling violinist was wonderful!

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                                                                                                                                        KenW

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall3food1service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                        Probably the worst veal parm that I have ever had. It was chewy and so salty that I really couldn't eat it. I was very disappointed and would not go back.

                                                                                                                                      19. D

                                                                                                                                        Disappointed

                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                        We sat upstairs on their outside balcony. A delightful dining spot overlooking bustling side street in Georgetown. The mushroom agnolotti and chicken piccata were outstanding.

                                                                                                                                      20. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                        the bread seemed frozen, a lousy service the waiter seemed not to want to work and the food did not meet my expectations

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                                                                                                                                        Redjones

                                                                                                                                        Phoenix

                                                                                                                                        33 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        33 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        We arrived on time for our reservation and were immediately seated at a nice table on the first floor in the back. It was a busy Friday night and there was lots of hustle and bustle and tables being turned over but no one rushed us one bit. The service was excellent. Our waiter was attentive and helpful and catered to our every need. My son had the manicotti and said it was fantastic. He initially said he was not very hungry and then proceeded to clean his plate. I had the Pasta ai Frutti di Mare in parchment at the suggestion of our waiter and it was truly wonderful. The pasta was al dente and the seafood was generous and perfectly cooked. I was very surprised it was as delicious as it was. I am still thinking about it! We also felt like the restaurant was a good value. Would definitely go back.

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                                                                                                                                        lynnb

                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Great dishes to choose and great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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                                                                                                                                        tingold

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        143 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        143 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        We met two "long time, no see" friends here for dinner, one of whom had fond memories of Ristorante Piccolo from a past visit to DC and requested to eat here. Parking is great, with the garage next door; service was excellent and we were no rushed; tables seemed well spaced; and , on a Tuesday night, the noise level was quite good. The menu is extensive; most main selections come with a little pasta, including one of the evening specials, Bronzino en croute, which was quite tasty. We would certainly return.

                                                                                                                                      24. 7

                                                                                                                                        789s

                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                        37 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        37 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                        The restaurant serves wonderful food, in a convivial, if not slightly noise atmosphere; the service was impeccable and I recommenced this place, whole-heartedly.

                                                                                                                                      25. SD

                                                                                                                                        SauleD

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Great food and good service. Accommodated early arrival. Dessert was worth the trip.

                                                                                                                                      26. C

                                                                                                                                        Cody

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        We sat on the balcony and had a great dinner. The server was very attentive. The food was very tasty, but the Italian cheesecake was by far the best thing of the evening. It was superb. The violinist provided great music which covered any residual street noise from M street. It was a great evening. We’ll be back.

                                                                                                                                      27. PD

                                                                                                                                        PeriD

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        I selected the restaurant from a Top Ten list on TripAdvisor, as I don’t often go to Georgetown, and it was a special occasion. I win the lottery with my choice. It’s an adorable venue in an old house, and my table by the window was excellent. The staff was friendly and attentive, and appeared to really care that we had a lovely evening. My gnocchi was delicious, as was my friend’s dinner. I highly recommend and will visit again when I get up to Georgetown again.

                                                                                                                                      28. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        We ate outside so a little noisy and the table was a little crooked. Have eaten in the dinning room before. That is nice. Food is excellent but a little pricy for Italian in my opinion. That however seems to be a trend all over.

                                                                                                                                      29. MS

                                                                                                                                        MargaretS

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Very quick and efficient service and excellent food. We stumbled upon this by accident but would definitely go back.

                                                                                                                                      30. TR

                                                                                                                                        ThomasR

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        True Italian cuisine. Unpretentious but beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. Make reservations ahead, because Ristorante Piccolo is well-known and loved.

                                                                                                                                      31. BJ

                                                                                                                                        BettinaJ

                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        It’s hard to find a good vongole in DC but Piccolo nailed it!

                                                                                                                                      32. SB

                                                                                                                                        SarahB

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Excellent service, delicious food. Prices were reasonable for such quality of food! Would recommend!

                                                                                                                                      33. AJ

                                                                                                                                        AJFal

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall2food1service2ambience1

                                                                                                                                        I just don't get it. Why does DC not have good Italian food. Abysmal pasta. Abysmal service. Place had a bad smell too.

                                                                                                                                      34. T

                                                                                                                                        Tiki

                                                                                                                                        Pittsburgh

                                                                                                                                        21 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        21 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Great service. Extensive menu. All four of us enjoyed everything!

                                                                                                                                      35. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        Baltimore

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        It was really amazing. They put us in a very secluded section in the establishment that gave us a perfect view of the main street included with live music. The food was delicious and the wine was all that you could ask in a romantic anniversary dinner. Great one year start for US

                                                                                                                                      36. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall2food2service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Food was very bland.

                                                                                                                                      37. SK

                                                                                                                                        SKYOTT14

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Amazing service and food

                                                                                                                                      38. K

                                                                                                                                        Kaitlyn

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        It was very nice! Small portions but delicious. We wrote a note that it was our anniversary but it was never acknowledged.

                                                                                                                                      39. DC

                                                                                                                                        DavidC

                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                        The food is always five star the ambiance is very nice sometimes a bit loud. The waiter upstairs seemed disinterested or way too busy. They clear the tables and toss in a bin, hastily loud.

                                                                                                                                      40. F

                                                                                                                                        Family

                                                                                                                                        Charlotte

                                                                                                                                        33 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        33 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        My family and I had an amazing experience at Ristorante Piccolo! We happened upon the restaurant by accident, and even though we made reservations last minute, we were treated to a great evening. Our waiter, "Dr. Love," and the General Manager Frankie Yamini were SO GRACIOUS! They treated us like kings and queens and make sure our every need was tended to - and then some! Our food (why we came!) was excellent - my daughters pasta, my Veal Piccata, my son's gnocci, and my wife's Frutti di Mare were each the highlight of our night! We thought about returning for a second visit, but based on our museum tour, just couldn't make it back to Georgetown in time. As foodies and people who enjoy a nice night out, I could not recommend more strongly a night at Ristorante Piccolo on your next visit to DC!

                                                                                                                                      Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                      • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                        • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                        • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                      • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                                        • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                                                                        • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                                                                        • Extra space between tables
                                                                                                                                      • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                                        • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                                      • Screening

                                                                                                                                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                                                                                        • Staff temperature check required
                                                                                                                                        • Contact tracing information collected

                                                                                                                                      FAQs

                                                                                                                                      Ristorante Piccolo does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

                                                                                                                                      Ristorante Piccolo is rated 4.6 stars by 2608 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                      Google Map for Ristorante Piccolo

                                                                                                                                      1068 31st St., NW Washington, DC 20007

                                                                                                                                      Additional information

                                                                                                                                      • Cross street

                                                                                                                                        M Street

                                                                                                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                        Georgetown

                                                                                                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                        Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–11:00 pm

                                                                                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                        Italian

                                                                                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                                                                                        Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                      • Dress code

                                                                                                                                        Smart Casual

                                                                                                                                      • Parking details

                                                                                                                                        Public garage next door and street parking.

                                                                                                                                      • Public transit

                                                                                                                                        Arriving every ten minutes, from 7 a.m. to midnight everyday, the red, black, and yellow-striped Circulator bus. Get to and from Georgetown via M Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. $1.Blue Georgetown Metro Connector bus picks up from Dupont Cir & Rosslyn Metro to M Street in Georgetown. We are near the corner of 31st and M Streets.

                                                                                                                                      • Payment options

                                                                                                                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                      • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                        Arnaldo Rubio

                                                                                                                                      • Entertainment

                                                                                                                                        Strolling violinist every Friday and Saturday evening

                                                                                                                                      • Additional

                                                                                                                                        Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

                                                                                                                                      • Phone number

                                                                                                                                        (202) 342-7414

                                                                                                                                      • Catering

                                                                                                                                        We offer off-site catering--please contact our Events Office at 202-997-7434.

                                                                                                                                      • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                        Two beautiful private spaces await you in the Heart of Historic Georgetown. You and your guests will be surrounded in the warmth and elegance of this converted nearly 300-year-old row house. Experienced staff, delicious prix-fixe menus, no room fees.

                                                                                                                                      • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                        Karen Wilkinson: (888) 472-5094

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