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Giovanni's Trattu, Washington, DC

Giovanni's Trattu

4.8
4.8
781 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Giovanni's Trattu may be the only restaurant in DC to capture the feel of Venice. Formerly known as Trattu, this cozy little restaurant provides the lighter cuisine of Northern Italy, which is known for its unique flavor. The extensive menu changes every fall, winter and summer. Seating 60 in the main dining room, Giovanni's Trattu is candlelight at night and it entertains guests with friendly style of service, providing classic Italian music. Highlighting the ambiance is a collection of colorful pottery and venetian masks that hangs from the walls. Giovanni's Trattu is ideal for private parties, business lunches and dinners, romantic dates and family celebrations.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 8 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 452-4960
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Dupont Circle
  • Cross Street
    Between Connecticut Ave. NW and 19th St. NW
  • Parking Details
    Street parking and public parking garage on M Street between 18 th and 19 th Street.
  • Public Transit
    Farragut North Metro Station (Red) Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red) Farragut West Metro Station (Blue, Orange)
  • Additional
    Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 781 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Value

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Italian

  • District of Columbia

    Best Value

  • District of Columbia

    Italian

781 Reviews
  1. VinceR

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent service and delicious food. It was just very noisy as it was graduation week and all tables were full. We will come again at a quieter time!

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  2. PatrickL

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal !!! Everything was amazing from the food to the excellent service. I can’t say enough good things about Giovanni’s Trattu.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food & service are always exceptional. It’s a quiet little restaurant in an old brownstone. We will return soon.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enrico and his wonderful team made my first experience at Giovanni’s Trattu so very special that I came back a few days later for my birthday dinner. Wonderful staff, wonderful food.

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  5. BethE

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant never disappoints!! Food is authentic and amazing and service was great! Thank you again until next time!

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  6. Craig

    Washington DC

    1010 reviews

    5.0

    1010 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding on every measure! Great food, excellent staff and service!

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  7. KarenC

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food, I ordered a martini, that was not good at all. They need to learn how to make that. The man that served us was excellent, though I would definitely go back.

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  8. Carmine

    Las Vegas

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our second time visiting Giovanni's Trattu. The restaurant is very small with approximately 50 seats, so reservations are a must. We visited mid-week at 6:30 (with a reservation). We were seated immediately upon our arrival. We were a party of 2. We ordered garlic bread, we split a Caesar Salad, we both chose the Chicken Parmesan, and we had the Spumoni Bomba for dessert. The garlic bread was a bit bland. I would pass on that next time. The salad was good. But the Chicken Parmesan was one of the best we have ever had. Definitely a wonderful choice. And the Bomba was great as well. It gets busy and with a small family run restaurant they get a little overwhelmed. The service was good and the people are friendly. Make this one of your stops when in the area!

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  9. NellieInATL

    Atlanta Metro

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was pretty good. Hubbys lasagna was lukewarm. Their bread was a disappointment. Was hoping for soft homemade - we took one bite and said “nope”. Our other orders were great, snail appetizer really good.

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  10. molly

    Little Rock

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great experience - food and service were excellent

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FAQs

Giovanni's Trattu offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 452-4960.

Giovanni's Trattu is rated 4.8 stars by 781 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Giovanni's Trattu

1823 Jefferson Place NW, Washington, DC 20036

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Between Connecticut Ave. NW and 19th St. NW
  • Area
    Dupont Circle
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street parking and public parking garage on M Street between 18 th and 19 th Street.
  • Public Transit
    Farragut North Metro Station (Red) Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red) Farragut West Metro Station (Blue, Orange)
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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