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Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria$$$$
Chinatown, Washington
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  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityAugust 17, 2011
    Wooden booths, barn lights and exposed brick give the restaurant a casual, neighborhood vibe. The tables were hand-crafted by owner Mike Isabella (of "Top Chef" fame) and his father-in-law.
  • Maeve Y.
    Maeve YeagerOctober 7, 2013
    Holy moly! Everything we tried was PERFECT! (And we tried a lot). Definitely get the brussels sprouts!
  • James W.
    James WoodSeptember 5, 2013
    Great food. The management could be better. Seemed like they focused more on your first order. With tapas I like to order some food more than once. We had to place an order with the water guy.
  • Ian G.heart icon on user image
    Ian GrubmanFebruary 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Some of the best pizzas in DC. And the cauliflower side is a real winner.
  • FiOS 50
    FiOS 50November 28, 2011
    Did you know that this is the first solo venture from Top Chef contestant Mike Isabella? Order the calamari-topped Jersey Shore pizza or the house-made agnolotti.
  • Shireen H.
    Shireen HusainFebruary 9, 2012
    jersey shore pizza: not as great as everyone is claiming on here! Caesar salad and cauliflower were pretty awesome and the zeppoles are a MUST have!
  • Anyah D.
    Anyah DemblingJuly 26, 2012
    Corn agnolotti is killer. Right combination of light and rich flavors. Toasted pine nuts take it over the top.
  • Mel M.
    Mel MoJune 28, 2013
    Best Italian food in DC, hands down! get the Dear Rosemary cocktail. Will be back for more!
  • IS K.
    IS KLEMay 28, 2016
    Jersey shore pizza. Ask for pepperoni sauce with whatever your order. It is amazing.
  • Chris M.heart icon on user image
    Chris MooreDecember 17, 2017
    Came in after some drinks already. Got the eggplant parm and meatball appetizers. Fantastic.
  • L😎 K.
    L😎 KungDecember 28, 2015
    Jersey Shore is soooo good! Love the combination of fried calamari with pizza!
  • Alex O.
    Alex OrrMay 11, 2013
    Over-rated and over-priced. Of the half dozen things we tried, only the chicken thigh impressed. Save yourself the dough and stop in at the bar, order the thighs and a proseco and move on.
  • Alex P.heart icon on user image
    Alex PopovaAugust 31, 2015
    Interesting cocktails and yummy personal pizzas. Good for a late night snack and drink.
  • Stuart
    StuartMay 16, 2013
    Pop-up sandwich is on till Friday May 17th! Don't fret opening up on 14th Street! Chicken Parm quite delicious! No sides!
  • Bob B.heart icon on user image
    Bob BallentineAugust 23, 2014
    Great food and cocktails. Great place to go with friends. Excellent staff.
  • Ann F.
    Ann FFebruary 17, 2014
    Graffiato's Brussels sprouts are incredible--best Brussels sprouts small plate dish in DC!
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SwartzJuly 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the Sweet Corn Agnolotti when in season. The Gnocci is a good choice too, as is Countryman pizza.
  • AskMen
    AskMenJuly 5, 2011
    some of the best pasta in town and a $45 tasting menu that all newcomers should try before anything else. Read more
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableMarch 1, 2012
    Start the weekend at Graffiato with the new brunch menu. Highlights include barrel-aged negronis, breakfast pizza and spaghetti carbonara.
  • Alicia G.
    Alicia GJuly 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Your order needs to include the on tap prosecco, chicken thighs+pepperoni sauce and the gnocchi with braised pork and burrata. #nomz all around!
  • Lynn P.
    Lynn PinaJuly 19, 2012
    The crispy lamb and corn ravioli are both amazing. The DC Mule cocktail is the best!
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    SarahOctober 8, 2012
    Tapas sized portions. Perfect for lots of tasting! The charred octopus was our favorite.
  • Joe G.heart icon on user image
    Joe GizziSeptember 20, 2014
    Prosecco on tap. Awesome small plates. Very fun place.
  • John T.
    John TaylorAugust 30, 2011
    The Sweet Corn Agnolotti is one of the best dishes I've had, period. Make sure you order it. Don't leave unless you have. Read more
  • Candice B.
    Candice BarnesMarch 16, 2012
    Get the presecco on tap at the bar. It's delicious and seriously, have you ever had bubbly served on tap before?
  • Ryanheart icon on user image
    RyanMay 25, 2015
    This place holds up well over the past few years. Still really strong pastas and pizzas.
  • Vino50: Grape American Road Trip
    We love the Graffiato Nebbiolo from Breaux Vineyards of Loudoun County Virginia. It pairs great with the Porky's Revenge pizza!
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa McGrathFebruary 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sweet corn agnolotti and the pepperoni sauce are among the best dishes out there!
  • Landon L.heart icon on user image
    Landon LarsenAugust 7, 2014
    White House Pizza is unlike anything else!
  • Melissaheart icon on user image
    MelissaApril 30, 2015
    Gnocchi, hand cut pasta, cheese plate. Do it.
  • Cyrus M.
    Cyrus MDecember 13, 2012
    The chicken liver mousse, brussel sprouts, duck, and octopus are amazing.
  • Vipin G.
    Vipin GoyalOctober 27, 2012
    Tony Starr 3.0 is the most delicious cocktail I've had. Get three.
  • Becca G.
    Becca GoodmanNovember 18, 2014
    Calamari on pizza? Sounds crazy; but the jersey shore pizza is awesome!!!
  • Christine S.
    Christine ShepherdFebruary 9, 2012
    Don't listen to tips about the Jersey Shore. Better pizzas on menu. Calamari cooked well but not meant for pizza topping. Gnocchi and cauliflower were great.
  • Kyle R.heart icon on user image
    Kyle R.August 8, 2014
    The Chinatown ribs were shockingly good!
  • Cory S.heart icon on user image
    Cory SurberNovember 16, 2013
    The Smashing Pumpkin mixed drink blew my mind! Get one!
  • Daniela M.
    Daniela M.September 29, 2015
    Sweet corn agnolotti are a must! #delish
  • Dallas S.
    Dallas ShieldsApril 24, 2013
    Everything is amazing! The chicken thighs are a must.
  • Beatriz R.heart icon on user image
    Beatriz RFebruary 7, 2015
    Amazing food! White house pizza is the best!
  • Jenny M.heart icon on user image
    Jenny MackAugust 6, 2014
    The $20 express lunch is a GREAT deal! I highly recommend it
  • Andrew Vino50 Wines
    Andrew Vino50 WinesJuly 15, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Love this place. Try the shindig pinot grigio rose wine and the nutella cookies are kick ass
  • Leandro L.
    Leandro LageraJune 30, 2012
    Try the Sweet Corn Agnolotti with Chanterelles and Pine Nuts -
  • Dominic R.heart icon on user image
    Dominic RiosMarch 30, 2018
    Excellent food and excellent service!
  • Kellyheart icon on user image
    KellyMarch 9, 2017
    Pepperoni sauce was good, but not quite as amazing as I'd hoped. The rest of the meal exceeded expectations though!
  • Adam E.
    Adam EpsteinMarch 31, 2013
    Very solid place beside the Verizon centre. - ramen place next store is also cool
  • Stacey B.heart icon on user image
    Stacey BainbridgeSeptember 19, 2014
    Risotto with pumpkin cream, apples and walnuts
  • Nicole K.heart icon on user image
    Nicole KyleAugust 18, 2014
    Gnocchi and prosecco on tap. Perfection.
  • Banue
    BanueMay 21, 2013
    Pepperoni sauce and flatbread are the best thing here. Octopus, co-op steak and beets were OK.
  • Imogen B.
    Imogen BurtonSeptember 26, 2014
    Fab food and great atmosphere. A must try!
  • Nic B.
    Nic BarnesApril 13, 2014
    Tasting menu w/wine pairing was delicious!
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