Via Ghibellina

4.9
78 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Earthy Tuscan fare, cocktails & wine in vast rustic-industrial space with marble bar & open kitchen.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 78 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.6
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4.6
Value
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SteveS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

My girlfriend and I enjoyed a delicious meal. We split a pasta and pizza. Both very very good! I think it is hard to find good pizza in DC and this was one of the best pizzas that I have ever had here!

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BradE
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and excellent food.

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JordanW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really pleasant experience. The host and servers were incredibly welcoming, friendly, and helpful. They truly made us feel like they had been looking forward to our visit. The food was delicious and felt very authentic.

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RobertS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

It was being transported to a neighborhood restaurant in Rome. Great food, atmosphere, and friendly service. It would be my regular place if it were closer to Bethesda.

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DeborahW
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Delicious and authentic Italian food prepared with love. I felt welcomed and valued.

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PaulineH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is such a great place with great food. The service is superior and we truly enjoy eating there .

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vipDaniel
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

amazing per usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was incredible and the food was excellent.

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vipmarian
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They happily took our 9 pm reservation, and did not make us feel rushed so they could close up. Food and service were excellent. Portions were generous. I will be enjoying my NY strip in green peppercorn cream sauce again tonight!

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Hilaryr
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I took my son for his 14th birthday. We are both passionate about real Italian pizza and pasta. Everything was perfect. The pasta homemade, the pizza very traditional Neapolitan. The cappuccino and panna cotta were amazing. The service was attentive and friendly.

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TinaA
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place to eat for an intimate dinner with an amazing wine list and bar. The location is in Ivy City and can be far from the tourist sites, and it’s not the best place to hang around late at night. The food is great tasting and phenomenal. We got the osso buco, lamb chops, lamb pasta, risotto and the sausage pizza. They were all 100 % amazing especially the risotto. The desserts are equally impressive.

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vipDaniel
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

perfection. that’s all.

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TagG
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is becoming our favorite place to eat in DC. The waitstaff is friendly and I feel like they care. The food is phenomenal, everything is fresh and well put together. 5 out of 5 stars. Amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, drinks and service were great! Really enjoyed the margherita pizza and the cacio e pepe. Great little restaurant with a lovely atmosphere.

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EJA108
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was outstanding. Excellent service. A true Italian experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great! Our servers Emerson and Rodrigo were awesome! Definitely coming back soon.

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vipdavidc
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic Italian food. Service was great and the owner takes serious pride in the food. We had a classic Roman pasta dish, cacio e Pepe and it was like we were back in Rome. We then had the filet mignon in blueberry reduction and branzino. We’ve never had a steak like the blueberry reduction and it was great. Fish was fantastic as well. The owner convinced us for dessert we should try the affagotto - vanilla gelato with a shot is espresso poured over the top. I’m glad we tried that. Will definitely return for the stone oven pizza next time.

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vipAS16
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were terrific (we had pasta). If I lived in the immediate area, I would become a regular! Looking forward to trying their pizza on my next visit.

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vipSusanaF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were amazing. Can't wait to go back for their amazing pizza!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great for a variety of dietary needs. Even my kids love the pizza! Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!!! The Filet mignon with blueberry reduction was excellent. Melted in our mouths. The Quattro Formaggio pizza was also perfect. The service is outstanding. I cannot say enough about this place. Bravo!!! We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would definitely go back! Great food and nice wine selection.

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vipkayzee
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible experience! By far my favorite restaurant in DC

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HelenM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding Italian restaurant - one of the best in DC. The food is authentic Italian - the real deal. Francesco could not be more pleasant and enjoyable. I had the Insalata Ghibellini (five-star delicious) and the SPAGHETTI ALLA CARBONARA - hands down the best Carbonara I have had anywhere. Period. Just like they make it in Rome. My husband had the same salad and the TAGLIATA ALLA RUCOLA, which was perfectly prepared and was absolutely delicious. The wine list is great - we had the 2017 Farina Amarone, which pared perfectly with our food. The Ivy City location is uber hipster and the ambience of the restaurant was super cool and cozy. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. It's our number one Italian spot in DC. Thanks, Francesco!

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colinm
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Dinner, Great Owner and Staff, very good atmosphere and cant wait to go back sooooooooon

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erics
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I am long time Open Table reviewer. But no restaurants for 16 months. This is the first, so it was probably better just for the ability to enjoy in house dining.
Basic pizza/steak house, but all done to perfection simply because of the staff effort, given that staffing is a great problem for restaurants now.
Wood fired oven pizza quite good, salads good, steak wonderful. The sides border on
gourmet excellent, and better than average everything else. Every cooked just right.

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JoelB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious, and the ambiance was very cozy and intimate without feeling small. The owner was also very kind and engaging, and ensured that we had a pleasurable experience. Would recommend, and I plan to go again.

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luvfood
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was excellent but the menu was limited and did not have a lot option as the menu was done for Father’s Day special. But nevertheless food was delicious, especially the deserts. Service was excellent. The place was somewhat a little hot, it seemed like the AC was getting around the room well. Will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Portion size was a small but quality was good.

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laurieb
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What can I say? This restaurant was AMAZING! As a vegan, I was thrilled to see so many options. We had the spinach, cannellini beans, and the yummiest bread to start. Then, I was blown away by the eggplant dish! My friend loved her fish, and we all enjoyed the vegan pizza. The staff is so attentive, and make you feel at home. I cannot wait to go back!!

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Yummy
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here based because of five star rating on OpenTable.After dining there I would give it a six
A bit hard to find but once my wife and I arrived we sat down to an absolutely authentic Italian meal.
everything was absolutely delicious. we had house salad and an Italian appetizer consisting of white beans onions peppers tomatoes and some type of amazing red sauce. Then we ordered fire grilled whole fish (Extremely fresh) and an order of the house pasta which was absolutely amazing.
Their desserts look fantastic too but we opted to go to the market House for some homemade ice cream and to walk out for dinner a bit.
Great place for couples or just a group of friends who want amazing Italian food.

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vipFrankS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent food and service. Location off the beaten path

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JenniferC
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, authentic Italian food. Will definitely be back !

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vipStevenM
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Third visit to Via Ghibellina and the food last night was even better than previous visits. Will definitely be back.

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vipDarinP
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

All of the staff were friendly and attentive. The food was amazing. We will definitely return.

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Kimpossible
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was amazing . The host was so hospitable. Hands down best service I’ve had in along time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the way my I’ve had in a while and the wine was also great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, food and wine. Could not have had a better experience.

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eyedub
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very good quality food...homemade and tasty. Very good bartenders as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our visit to Via Ghibellina. Wonderful food and drinks in an unassuming space. Definitely recommend!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Via Ghibellina using the Order Online button. Via Ghibellina also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Via Ghibellina also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 688-4131.

Via Ghibellina is rated 4.9 stars by 78 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.