Via Ghibellina

4.9
106 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Earthy Tuscan fare, cocktails & wine in vast rustic-industrial space with marble bar & open kitchen.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 106 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Localhistorybuff
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!!! Just absolutely amazing! From the food to the service, everything was perfect. What a great hidden gem! This is not just another Americanized Italian based restaurant, this is a true Italian restaurant here in DC! The menu and flavors are true to the recipes of real Italian families. The food is as I remember from overseas and Francisco is the best and absolute finest host you can ask for. Once you experience this place, it will become your go-to dinner out with friends or to impress family when they visit. The whole table was amazed at the perfectly cooked seared filet with blueberry reduction. Trust me, not a better flavor combination in town.

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Polly
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is always so amazing and thank you, we love going there .

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LaurenS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great and very pleasant. Servers were very personable. Food was good and came out HOT. Walked out the door saying I will be back

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DonnaS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had an early dinner at Via Ghibelllina prior to a 7:00pm event. The service was outstanding and food excellent. A great find in Ivy City! We will definitely return and spread the word. Thanks!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Came for happy hour and was disappointed it was no longer offered. We were expecting to have some half price pizzas and cheap beers but instead paid $85 for an appetizer, pizza and 2 drinks .

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vipsteviaman321
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow!!!!!

Did not expect a STELLAR meal tonight and it was all that and then some! Food was great, service amazing, and wine list was fantastic. Highly recommend this gem. 100% recommendation!!!!!

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Polly
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always food and service were superb. We are never disappointed there. We feel truly grateful to have discovered this gem in our neighborhood and recommend this place to everyone we know!!

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vipJMM1980
Denver
49 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow! How refreshing to have great service and great food at a reasonable price. These folks truly understand how to make the evening about the guests - skip Union Market and head over to Ivy City for a relaxing delicious experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fast service, great restaurant. The pizza was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything from the food to the service is outstanding at Via Ghibellina.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding pizza and pasta! High-quality Italian dining experience without the white table cloth

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Steakie
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was incredible! The steak with the blueberry and balsamic reductions (as a sampler option) exceeded all expectations. The paired wine was suggested and worked great with the food.

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JaneI
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the best dinner we ate while visiting DC. Don’t miss it.

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imatechfan
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was very good; bread was excellent. Lovely small restaurant atmosphere.

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vipMiddleclass
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Go for the special you won’t go wrong

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating a birthday

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JohnF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Sound, which should have been background, was loud and harsh, strident, detracting from pleasure of the meal. Improvement on that front could make this restaurant a real success.

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Paiger
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and incredible service! They were all so kind!

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Ronnie
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience3

Upon arriving we were shocked that the owner and several employees were maskless. Then the owner even came to our table to tell us he doesn’t support mask wearing for the vaccinated and everyone (including employees) should be free to remove their masks. Although this worried us we stayed since there was no one else dining in the restaurant at the time we arrived. The food did not come all at once for our party of four, which made for an awkward eating arrangement. They are also extremely liberal with salt and cheese on every dish. Probably would not return based on the anti-mask attitude alone (because if they were ignoring the law for this, where else might they be cutting corners).

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vipfrancesg
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you are looking for a great date night spot you have found it! Such a wonderful restaurant I honestly do not know what I enjoyed more the food and the service are both exceptional. Go on a Wednesday for the lobster specials it does not disappoint. Can not wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, service, and cocktails!

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Polly
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful as always . It is always a pleasure to dine there with wonderful food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Italian food and great service.

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vipmoresauerkrautplease
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants.

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Polly
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place , delicious food and service is 5 stars. People who run , own and work there are wonderful and they make you feel valued snd welcome . Would recommend to any and everyone looking for great place to eat .

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SteveS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

My girlfriend and I enjoyed a delicious meal. We split a pasta and pizza. Both very very good! I think it is hard to find good pizza in DC and this was one of the best pizzas that I have ever had here!

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BradE
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and excellent food.

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JordanW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really pleasant experience. The host and servers were incredibly welcoming, friendly, and helpful. They truly made us feel like they had been looking forward to our visit. The food was delicious and felt very authentic.

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Polly
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place and everyone there is so helpful and kind . Great food and fairly priced . I would recommend this place to any and everyone . The ambiance is amazing and people who serve you are warm and wonderful and you feel valued.

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RobertS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

It was being transported to a neighborhood restaurant in Rome. Great food, atmosphere, and friendly service. It would be my regular place if it were closer to Bethesda.

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DeborahW
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Delicious and authentic Italian food prepared with love. I felt welcomed and valued.

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Polly
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is such a great place with great food. The service is superior and we truly enjoy eating there .

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vipDaniel
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

amazing per usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was incredible and the food was excellent.

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vipmarian
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They happily took our 9 pm reservation, and did not make us feel rushed so they could close up. Food and service were excellent. Portions were generous. I will be enjoying my NY strip in green peppercorn cream sauce again tonight!

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Hilaryr
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I took my son for his 14th birthday. We are both passionate about real Italian pizza and pasta. Everything was perfect. The pasta homemade, the pizza very traditional Neapolitan. The cappuccino and panna cotta were amazing. The service was attentive and friendly.

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TinaA
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place to eat for an intimate dinner with an amazing wine list and bar. The location is in Ivy City and can be far from the tourist sites, and it’s not the best place to hang around late at night. The food is great tasting and phenomenal. We got the osso buco, lamb chops, lamb pasta, risotto and the sausage pizza. They were all 100 % amazing especially the risotto. The desserts are equally impressive.

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vipDaniel
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

perfection. that’s all.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Via Ghibellina using the Order Online button. Via Ghibellina also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Via Ghibellina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 688-4131.

Via Ghibellina is rated 4.9 stars by 106 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.