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Serving authentic Italian cuisine and Washington DC's best thin crust gourmet pizza, Il Canale Ristorante & Pizzeria Napoletana offers a full range of cuisine from Southern Italy. It features gourmet thin-crust pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven imported from Naples. Il Canale is where Italians go to eat Italian. There is an open kitchen and the bar has a wide selection of wonderful Italian wines.

Located in the heart of Georgetown, Il Canale is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Walk-in customer are welcome. Reservatios may be made by calling (202) 337-4444 or book through Open Table. Il Canale is located between M and K streets a few steps from the C&O Canal. The walls are lined with colorful contemporary art from Washington DC and New York photographers. In good weather, you can dine outside on the rooftop patio.

Business Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
  • Friday - Saturday: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Editorial Reviews

Il Canale is certified as a genuine Neapolitan pizzeria
Tim Carman, The Washington Post | February 13, 2012

About a year ago, the management at Il Canale in Georgetown approached the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana — the group dedicated to protecting the good name of Neapolitan pizza — about attaining the official VPN stamp for its pies. They figured it was a slam-dunk. They already had the Italian ingredients, not to mention a Neapolitan chef and an Acunto pizza oven straight from Italy.



  • Attire: Casual
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Average Price ( Per Person ): Under $20
  • Family Restaurant: Yes
  • Alcoholic Beverages: Full Bar
  • Carry Out: Yes
  • Outside Seating: Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible: No
  • Has TV: No
  • Takes Reservations: Yes
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express

Restaurant ID: 373

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