Established in 1986, Ristorante Piccolo is a romantic and unique Italian trattoria with walls of Tuscan gold hues, full of the warm-hearted wines and food that match the spirit of Italy, loved by Washingtonians and visitors alike! Ristorante Piccolo is an award-winning romantic Italian restaurant with a history of being the perfect spot for first dates and marriage proposals, also offering one of the best seats in historic Georgetown—a second-floor balcony overlooking Georgetown and the historic C&O Canal.
Piccolo embraces the senses with a dazzling array of color and texture. Two beautiful water features, detailed wrought ironwork, fireplaces throughout, unique handcrafted shell wallcoverings, textile panels and Murano glass light fixtures enhance the warmth of the restaurant, providing the services of a fine-tuned staff in a comfortable atmosphere in which to dine, meet friends or have drinks after work. A strolling violinist sets the perfect mood for romantic dining on Friday and Saturday evenings, and can also be hired for that special party.
Under the watchful eye of Chef Arnaldo Rubio, who has been a part of Piccolo's family since its inception in 1986, Piccolo offers lively, fresh and seasonal rustic Italian fare, with hand-rolled pastas, exquisite meats, fish and seafood dishes, daily specials and enticing desserts. Not to be missed is our 2008 Taste of Georgetown winning entrée of hand-rolled porcini stuffed agnolotti in a fresh sage and butter sauce, or our Nodino di Vitello all' Piccolo—a 14 oz. veal chop marinated for 48 hours in our special sauce and pan-seared to order, served on a bed of saffron risotto with seasonal vegetables.