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Italian, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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1.7 miles from Washington National Cathedral
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Reviewed July 11, 2022

This charming restaurant is the best hidden secret in NW DC. We went for the first time on Saturday evening. The Pasta was so good, served in deep bowls, so that it stayed hot. Best Fettucine I have had in DC, My husband loved his...ragu. The bread was delicious, and the ambiance so romantic. We will be back soon.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed April 2, 2022

My partner and I were looking for a low-key but high quality Italian restaurant near us and boy did we hit the jackpot. Dining at Tartufo was a lovely 'date night' experience with excellent service and delicious food. Despite some menu options being unavailable due...COVID-related shortages, my partner and I tried two ravioli dishes and the fried calamari as an appetizer. We can't wait to go back! Lovely experience.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 28, 2020 via mobile

The food and service at this restaurant are excellent! I have been to Tartufo for both lunch and dinner and I have never been disappointed.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

Not quite a new kid on the block, Tartufo shed its former role as a Central American eatery and traveled to the Mediterranean. Service can be slow, but who wants to rush a delicious pasta entree?

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed December 27, 2018

My hosts had recommended Tartufo untried (lots of talk among their neighbors about it). so we gave it a try one night when we were at loose ends at our conference. They were terribly apologetic about seating us on their "porch" (closed in sunroom space...that was just fine - not a worry even on very cold days!). I had the veal marsala and we shared a bottle of a Sicilian wine that was a nice surprise. The food was excellent, and the ambiance was charming hole-in-the-wall Italian. As I'd had a lot of not-great Itailian in DC over the years, this place was a pleasant surprise! Good to know about it and I'll be back on one of my future trips.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

There are other neighborhood restaurant near by to bother going here. The food and service are passable and tolerable but you could do better in this area.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018

We arrived in a very rainy cold night but that didn't keep this small place quiet as people kept coming in after us. The special was bronzini and it was fantastic...cooked just right. The mussels as an appetizer were just as good but the killer...was dessert, this chocolate dish (can't remember the name) was just so rich but not rich-sweet....rich tasting. Coming back when I get a chance....great food and service.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018

I ate at Tartfuo last night for the first time. The service and atmosphere was very relaxing. I ordered the eggplant parmiagnia which is one of my favorite dishes. However, I thought the sauce was a little bland and it needed more seasoning. I also...thought $3.75 is a bit high for a cup of coffee.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Good standard fare. Ok list of wines. Prices are reasonable. A bit drafty when the weather is cold. Waiter don’t know much about wine.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed December 30, 2017

This restaurant has topped our list for the past year. The food is A- and always fresh, and the prices reasonable for NW DC. Dinner for two with wine is $ 60-70, beating similar competition by 10-20%. We love the white tablecloths, the space between...tables that allows us to hear each other talk, and the friendly service. We bring our friends, and it goes on their top 5 lists right away. BarbaraMore

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed November 1, 2017

Don't look any further for a restaurant with quality ambiance, classical music (quiet) and good food! We've dined at Tartufo three times and have enjoyed the experience. The pasta, sandwiches, salads, soups, chicken entrees and wine are wonderful. Although we don't live in the neighborhood,...we make it a point to stop for lunch. You'll love the servers, including the modest owner of this lovely restaurant. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

We live nearby, and Tartufo has become a favorite. Love the artichoke ravioli, arugula and shaved-parmesan salads, and of course, the tartufo and tiramisu for dessert. Quiet, easy to talk, with baroque music playing at a soft volume. Well-priced wine list. Staff is friendly and...efficient, under attentive eye of owner/manager Abdi.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

The District is packed with upscale Italian restaurants that serve excellent food, with small portions, at high prices. Tartufo is not one of those. It serves solid food at friendly prices. Our party of four all had the chicken stuffed with mozzarella and ham, with...an included side of pretty good spaghetti. We all loved it. Only downside was the lame bread. Our very sweet server was efficient. No attitude here; just a friendly, neighborhood place, to which we will return. If you use the Spotlock app, take a spin and see if Tartufo comes up. We hit the jackpot the day we visited, and saved 20% off our meal. Dinner for four, including three drinks, two salads, four entrees, and two specialty coffees came to about $100, which took into account the 20% savings. Can't beat the price for the quality and portion sizes. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

We have been meaning to dine at Tartufo and last night we finally did. This is a small cozy restaurant with a pretty bar. The dining area has warm wood details and linen tablecloths. It is conversation friendly. The food was excellent. My husband and...I started with calamari and we both had different types of ravioli. The food and wine prices were quite reasonable. The service was a little slow but not unpleasantly so. It was a Saturday evening and the restaurant was full. The wait staff is well trained. We love Italian food but so many of the D.C. area Italian restaurants are disappointing. Not this one.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

The ravioli was excellent as was the bread. Great martinis. Nice traditional but laid back atmosphere. Will definitely return. It is within walking distance but the heat index was over 100!

Date of visit: July 2017
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5