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1329 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 1329, Washington DC, DC 20036-1846
+1 202-429-0209
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (19 reviews)
“bread” (14 reviews)
“saltimbocca” (3 reviews)
Opens in 8 min
12:00 - 22:30All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1329 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 1329, Washington DC, DC 20036-1846
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had linguini with chicken, food was very good, service ok. Price for a couple of entrees with 4 glasses of Pinot Grigio with tip was over $100. Entree prices were $20-30, so for the least expensive wine which you can buy a bottle at retail...More

Thank 1oldmanriver
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a great spot to meet friends. Great family-owned spot near DuPont Circle. Good service and wonderful food...we enjoyed very much.

Thank karensP9621ND
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This Italian restaurant is a great place for dinner. They offered freshly cooked authentic food. We made reservations at the last minute, and they were very accommodating.

Thank pickygirl13
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This was a great Sunday stop after much walking. My wife found the place and it was worth the extra distance. We had the Gnocci and Tortellini w/mushrooms in cream sauce. Both meals fantastic. Great wait staff too.

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 30 March 2017

What a lovely Italian restaurant in Dupont Circle. We chose it by walking around trying to find the most appealing place. We weren't disappointed - delicious food and efficient service. We would certainly return and recommend.

Thank CLWToronto
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I looked on line and it the menu appeared to be very broad and interesting. Ended up being disappointed in that we were looking for authentic Italian food.

Thank Steve98391
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Not much to walk up to but they make up for it inside. Super charming classic Italian eatery with music, wine cellar, and fresh pepper and cheese. Is a little pricey but the food is totally worth it! Decent size portions so you could probably...More

Thank sjy8526
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Otello is a charming Italian restaurant on Connecticut Ave., a short walk from the Jefferson Hotel. . We were staying D.C. for a few days and looked for an Italian restaurant with good ratings. Otello didn't disappoint. Our pasta was outstanding and the service matched...More

Thank gastravel
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Charming restaurant that has a great traditional Italian café feel to it. Had the chicken pesto, which was okay - the sauce was a little too runny for my liking. The potatoes were bland but the carrots were caramelized and delicious.

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Otello is a great little Italian restaurant located near the Mayflower Hotel. We had a wonderful dinner there this past week. The setting is traditional red checkered table cloths, exceptional service, and small intimate room - makes you feel like family. I had the spaghetti...More

Thank audittflyer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1329 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 1329, Washington DC, DC 20036-1846
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-429-0209
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