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Indulge in Italian cuisine: From pizza Napoletana to tiramisu, il Canale charms all palates


Nestled in the heart of Georgetown, il Canale is more than just a restaurant; it’s an experience. With its cozy ambiance, great service and mouth-watering cuisine, it’s no wonder that this Italian gem has become a favorite among locals and celebrities alike.

Sicily-native Joe Farruggio is the owner and heart of il Canale. His passion for Italian cuisine shines through in every dish served at il Canale; however it’s the pizza Napolitana that steals the show. According to the restaurant’s website, Its pizza Napolitana is made with organic 00 flour for the authentic flavor and experience.

Arriving at il Canale is simple, thanks to its convenient location and accessibility via public transportation. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, getting to this restaurant in Georgetown can be a breeze.

Those coming from Mason have several options: hop on the Mason Shuttle from Sandy Creek to Vienna Metro, or take a Gold Cue Bus or Green 2 Cue Bus from Rappahannock. Once at the DC Metro, simply board the Orange Line heading towards New Carrollton. Get off at Foggy Bottom, and from there, it’s a 10-minute walk to il Canale.

The stroll from the Metro station to the restaurant is lively thanks to the atmosphere of Georgetown streets. Lined with stores, boutiques, and other restaurants, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the hustle and bustle of city life as you make your way to il Canale.

The menu offers something for everyone, from vegetarian options to seafood and meat dishes. However,  no visit is complete without trying the Napoleon pizza and indulging in a decadent dessert like their famous Tiramisu or cannoli with ice cream.

Considering the quality of the food and the ambiance, the prices at il Canale are reasonable. With an average cost of around $35 per person, including tip, it’s the price to pay for an great dining experience.

With its popularity, reservations are highly recommended, especially on weekends when the restaurant tends to fill up quickly. Be sure to plan ahead to secure your spot at this culinary hotspot in Georgetown.

Buon appetito!