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Dupont Circle
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1329 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 1329, Washington DC, DC 20036-1846
+1 202-429-0209
12:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:30
Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Redding, California
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Bedford, Texas
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Bonney Lake, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 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
Weymouth, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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 spilt an entree and salad and it would be plenty. Service could use a reminder... More 

Thank sjy8526
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 the food with friendly, attentive staff. Portions were very large; like eating at a friend's... More 

Thank gastravel
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117 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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
Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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240 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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 bolognese and it was excellent as was the starter salad, house wine, and chocolate cake... More 

Thank audittflyer
1 review
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Extra service. Exquisite food. Very friendly to children. Big portion. Fresh food, tasty. Wonderful seafood.

Thank Francois M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?