Best Italian Restaurants In Washington DC

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Washington DC is one of the most visited places in the United States. On an average, around 22 million people, both local and international tourists alike, visit Washington DC every year. Washington DC is also home for some of the best restaurants in the country that all kinds of dishes around the world like Chinese, Italian, Indian, Japanese, etc. A private tour of Washington DC will help you to visit some of these restaurants and try delicious food.

Here are some of the best Italian restaurants you can visit when you are touring Washington DC.


The restaurant is located at 4455 Connecticut Ave and serves the most delicious hand-made pasta. If you visit this restaurant, do not forget to try their mouth-watering dishes like rigatoni arrabbiata, polenta with meatballs, and tiramisu panna cotta. The restaurant also offers pastries to go on the weekends.


This is one of the favorite Italian restaurants of Washingtonians because of its luxe Italian dishes, pampering service, and excellent wine program. The menu of the restaurant changes daily but their lobster ravioli with ginger is permanent and many people come to the restaurant only to try this particular dish.  Located at 601 Pennsylvania Axe, Fiola also serves grilled lberico pork with confit garlic and crispy greens, which is the second popular dish of the restaurant after lobster ravioli with ginger.


The restaurant was opened in 2015 and quickly became popular among the locals and tourists. In addition to the restaurant, Centrolina also has a market that sells home-made sauces, local and imported groceries, and also features a coffee bar. The restaurant is located in 974 Palmer Alley NW and open for breakfast from 8 am to 10:30 am on weekdays.

Lupo Verde

Since its opening, Lupo Verde has been a favorite spot for authentic and delicious Italian dishes. The main attraction of the restaurant is the Italian cheese served with accompaniments. Lupo Verde is located 1401 T St NW and serves dishes like Cardinale pizza topped with sausage and broccoli rabe and a marinated egg yolk.

Red Hen

Red Hen is one of those restaurants that make everyone so eager to return with their killer combo of outstanding food, cocktails, and service. The restaurant also has a sister pizzeria named All Purpose in Shaw. Red Hen serves some of the most delicious Italian dishes, including ricotta crostini with truffle honey, caramelized scallops with cherry tomato sugo, rigatoni with sausage ragu, etc.

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