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Giovanni's Trattu

1823 Jefferson Pl NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2504
+1 202-452-4960
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good42%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“veal” (12 reviews)
“tiramisu” (12 reviews)
“meat sauce” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1823 Jefferson Pl NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2504
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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Feeling like some Italian food and found this place not to far from our hotel and based on reviews gave it a try, the food was above my expectations,in fact we could not fault anything, my wife had the Gnocchi and I had the Veal...More

Thank Ricksta59
Reviewed March 9, 2018

I was walking around a few weeks ago and was a block or two from where I should have been and walked past a small step down doorway hidden restaurant. I looked at the menu that was posted out front. Note to self: this could...More

1  Thank Jack M
Reviewed March 2, 2018

We were pleasantly surprised at the atmosphere and the cordiality of the staff. My wife had the Pesce Del Giorno (Sole). Rather than going with the saffron rice, she had them substitute spaghetti with homemade Bolognese sauce. I had the Linguine Frutti Di Marse Alla...More

Thank Gerhardt F
Reviewed January 5, 2018

We held our sons rehersal dinner there on dec 30 2017. We had about 50 people and they closed the restaraunt down for our event. The whole night was fantastic. The wait staff was so warm and friendly, they made a beautiful menu up with...More

1  Thank BethBarb
Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

Started with the beef carpaccio-delicate. Both of us had veal dishes. They were so tender and the sauces were expertly prepared. They knew it was a celebration meal and gave us tiramisu (melt in your mouth) and limoncello. Espressos finished the evening. We really like...More

1  Thank Janine H
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

We ate dinner here based on excellent reviews we read on another site. The place has an old school, charming (in my opinion) decor. However, we were very disappointed in the food, which was mediocre. The meat sauce on the gnocchi was greatly lacking in...More

Thank Barbara E
Reviewed November 7, 2017

Giovanni's Trattu is located on a side street just off of Connecticut Avenue The entrance is down a few steps from the street. The food, service, ambiance are fantastic.

1  Thank rlwlawrisk
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

In DC for a few days with some friends and wanted a nice place to go that wasn’t too loud so we could talk, have a nice dinner and not spend too much money. Giovanni‘s fit the bill perfectly. The Waitress answered all of our...More

1  Thank Joe W
Reviewed September 25, 2017

In reading other reviews for Giovanni's Trattu, terms like "quaint", "gem", "Italian", and "hideaway" recur frequently. They are all justified. Located on a quiet street off Connecticut Avenue, down several steps from street level, the ambiance prepares one for an excellent dining experience. The menu...More

1  Thank Al G
Reviewed August 28, 2017

Saw reviews here and decided to give it a shot. Not so easy to find but worth the effort. Good solid Italian. Super pleasant waitress. Olive tapenade with bread was delicious. I had bucatini with spicy red sauce. Wife had bolognese. Both simple well prepared...More

Thank tcalvanico
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1823 Jefferson Pl NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2504
    (Between Connecticut Ave. NW and 19th St. NW)
  • Public Transportation: Farragut North Metro Station (Red) Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red) Farragut West Metro Station (Blue, Orange)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Connecticut Ave/ K Street
  • Neighborhood: Connecticut Ave/ K Street
  • Phone Number: +1 202-452-4960
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