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“Like you want it to be...”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Otello

Otello
Ranked #432 of 3,196 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Stoneham, Massachusetts, United States
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125 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Like you want it to be...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

Absolutely go. It feels like you've discovered a great secret. Its intimate and friendly, the food is very good and the staff is genuine.

  • Visited July 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“They will bend over backwards to satisfy you”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

Otello is a regular haunt for me and a group of friends because of the service. They'll add/subtract stuff, give us rounds of drinks, coffee. Really well run. If you are ever unhappy with anything it's a no questions asked (except to improve it) policy and they are quick to do what they can to make you happy. IT's why we come back. You can get Italian food anywhere these days, but they care.

Visited April 2014
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Thank JanetMcE
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Chapel Hill
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent food & service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

Pasta dish was piping hot and served promptly. Very tasty with spicy sausage and an excellent sauce. Waiter was attentive but not overbearing.

  • Visited May 2014
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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191 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Good hearty classic Italian meal.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

All the pasta dishes we ordered were great and comes with a generous portion of the sauce. Definitely make reservations because this place fills up quickly.

Visited April 2014
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“2nd visit - home made food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

My wife and i felt like a quick and tasty italian dinner and decided to return to Otello for the second time. We were not disappointed. My wife had the puttanesca pene which was a super fresh home made sauce. I felt like a pesto sauce but it wasn't on the menu so i asked. They said no problem and also made it fresh for me. It was delicious. We accompanied the meal with a bottle of their montepuciano which was very good. The only reason we gave it a 4 star vs. 5 is that the restrooms are quite old but apart from that it is a good place

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