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The 15 Best Italian Restaurants Near Adams Morgan, Washington

Updated: September 21, 2022

Anything better than pasta doused in parmesan? No! That's why you should visit Adams Morgan’s best Italian restaurants. After analyzing millions of reviews from the best sites we present the ultimate Italian venues in Adams Morgan. The Italian spots below are our go-to’s for the best burrata and creamiest gelato in Adams Morgan!

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Tail Up Goat

Mediterranean, $$$, Adams MorganMediterranean, $$$Washington, Adams Morgan
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Reveler’s Hour

Italian, $$, Adams MorganItalian, $$Washington, Adams Morgan
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2020

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    Hoodline, 2020
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Retrobottega

Italian, $$, Adams MorganItalian, $$Washington, Adams Morgan
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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Lupo Verde

Italian, $$, ShawItalian, $$Washington, Shaw
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

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  • TimeOut, 2016

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Capa Tosta

Italian, $$, Columbia HeightsItalian, $$Washington, Columbia Heights
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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All-Purpose Shaw

Pizza, $$, Logan CirclePizza, $$Washington, Logan Circle
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Ossobuco Ristorante

Italian, $$, Columbia HeightsItalian, $$Washington, Columbia Heights
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Lupo Pizzeria

Pizza, $$, ShawPizza, $$Washington, Shaw
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont

Pizza, $$, Dupont CirclePizza, $$Washington, Dupont Circle
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

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San Lorenzo

Italian, $$, Logan CircleItalian, $$Washington, Logan Circle
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Quattro Osteria

Italian, $$, ShawItalian, $$Washington, Shaw
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2021

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Tortino Restaurant

Italian, $$, Logan CircleItalian, $$Washington, Logan Circle
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Floriana

Italian, $$, Dupont CircleItalian, $$Washington, Dupont Circle
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

I Ricchi

Italian, $$$, Dupont CircleItalian, $$$Washington, Dupont Circle
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

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Iron Gate

Italian, $$$, Dupont CircleItalian, $$$Washington, Dupont Circle
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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How did these spots get chosen?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Italian restaurants in Adams Morgan. We analyzed 518 lists and articles from top sources like Hoodline and Thrillist, 16302 Washington restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. For example, we considered Hoodline - Your guide to the 4 top spots in Washington's Adams Morgan neighborhood and Thrillist - The Best Italian Restaurants in DC Right Now as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

FAQ

Tail Up Goat and Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant are vegetarian-friendly Italian restaurants in Adams Morgan.

Tail Up Goat, Retrobottega, and Reveler’s Hour are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for a quick lunch in Adams Morgan.

Retrobottega, Reveler’s Hour, and Pitango Gelato & Café are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for take-out in Adams Morgan.

Tail Up Goat, Retrobottega, and Reveler’s Hour are some of the highest-rated late-night Italian spots in Adams Morgan.

Tail Up Goat, Retrobottega, and Reveler’s Hour are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for a date night in Adams Morgan.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for tagliatelle pasta

    When having tagliatelle pasta, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Pinot Grigio, a popular white wine.

Interesting facts

  • Worth every penny?

    The most expensive lasagna costs a whopping$100! Would you be willing to pay$100 for a fancy Diamond and Gold lasagna?

  • The original pasta

    The next time you bite into a deliciouspasta remember to thank China who are responsible for this tasty culinary invention.

  • A typical drink from Italy

    Should you find yourself on the streets of Italy be sure to sample the local campari one of the country's most classic and popular drinks!

Parking information

We’ve all struggled to find good parking near restaurants in Adams Morgan. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Italian spot.

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