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The 14 Best Italian Restaurants Near Dupont Circle, Washington

Updated: September 21, 2022

In need of a Neapolitan pizza or a bowl of gnocchi? Then these Italian spots in Dupont Circle are for you. We analyzed millions of reviews from the best sites to bring you this ultimate list of Italian spots in Dupont Circle. The Italian spots below are our go-to’s for the best burrata and creamiest gelato in Dupont Circle!

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Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont

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

    Best Pizza in Washington

    USA Today
  • Thrillist, 2021

    The Absolute Best Pizza Shops in DC

    Thrillist, 2021

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

    2022 Best Italian Restaurants in Washington DC Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

Iron Gate

Italian, $$$, Dupont CircleItalian, $$$Washington, Dupont Circle
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2022

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    Thrillist, 2022
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La Tomate

Italian, $$, Dupont CircleItalian, $$Washington, Dupont Circle
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

Rosemarino D'Italia Dupont

Italian, $$, Dupont CircleItalian, $$Washington, Dupont Circle
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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Nero

Italian, $$, Dupont CircleItalian, $$Washington, Dupont Circle
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Sette Osteria

Italian, $$, Dupont CircleItalian, $$Washington, Dupont Circle
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

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Filomena Ristorante

Italian, $$$, GeorgetownItalian, $$$Washington, Georgetown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

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    USA Today
  • Thrillist, 2021

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    Thrillist, 2021

il Canale

Italian, $$, GeorgetownItalian, $$Washington, Georgetown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Female Foodie

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  • Three Best Rated

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Tail Up Goat

Mediterranean, $$$, Adams MorganMediterranean, $$$Washington, Adams Morgan
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

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    Hoodline, 2020
  • Thrillist, 2022

    Fall in Love with 15 of DC’s Most Romantic Restaurants

    Thrillist, 2022

Lupo Verde

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

    2022 Best Italian Restaurants in Washington DC Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022
  • TimeOut, 2016

    The best Italian restaurants DC has to offer

    TimeOut, 2016

Reveler’s Hour

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

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    Hoodline, 2020
  • Thrillist, 2021

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    Thrillist, 2021

Fiola Mare

Italian, $$$$, GeorgetownItalian, $$$$Washington, Georgetown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the right Italian restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We pored over ratings for 16302 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Washington and 518 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Thrillist, Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life and Three Best Rated had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. These top contenders have appeared in Thrillist - Fall in Love with 15 of DC’s Most Romantic Restaurants, Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2022 Best Italian Restaurants in Washington DC Area and Three Best Rated - 3 Best Italian Restaurants in Washington, DC. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. These ten options are sure to delight.

Common questions

Vapiano Pizza, Iron Gate, and Obelisk are some of the highest-rated late-night Italian spots in Dupont Circle.

Iron Gate, Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont, and Floriana are vegetarian-friendly Italian restaurants in Dupont Circle.

Vapiano Pizza, Iron Gate, and Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for take-out in Dupont Circle.

Vapiano Pizza, Iron Gate, and Obelisk are the highest-rated Italian restaurants that serve breakfast in Dupont Circle.

Vapiano Pizza, Iron Gate, and Obelisk are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for a quick lunch in Dupont Circle.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for mushroom risotto

    Experts suggest pairing a mushroom risotto with a glass of Pinot Noir, a popular red wine.


  • Pair Pinot Grigio with tagliatelle pasta

    A nice white wine that will bring the most out of the creamy flavors of your tagliatelle pasta would be Pinot Grigio.

Did you know?

  • A 26,883 pounds feast

    On December 8, 1990, South Africa’s Italian fans celebrated a new world record by the circular pizza, weighing 26,883 pounds.

  • Once upon a time

    5,000 .B.C. was an interesting time, and it gave us the much cherished pasta. We can thank China for that!

  • The most lavish lasagna

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $100 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, lasagna?

Parking tips

Finding parking in Dupont Circle can be tricky, especially if you are going out for food. 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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