Great food, wonderful ambiance and fantastic service.
It is a little dark in the restaurant.
A friend and I enjoyed a great pre-theatre dinner at Ghibellina. It was a Saturday night and the place was very crowded, but we were seated immediately. Our waitress was charming and knowledgeable, service was attentive but not intrusive, and we had a table in the back that -- while not exactly quiet -- let us converse easily. We started off by sharing a pleasant bibb lettuce salad, followed by our separate entrees: I had a fine, generously portioned broiled branzino on some excellent grilled vegetables, while my companion had a delicious steak that was tender and well flavored. To drink, we chose a lovely Italian extra brut rose (made in a traditional champagne method -- a special offering because it was close to Valentine's Day). For dessert we faced some difficult choices among a number of tempting gelati and sorbets; the dark chocolate and amarena cherry were exceptional. And we were out in plenty of time to make our 8 p.m. theatre curtain.
Sat at bar on a slow Saturday. Bartender was cold and rude, very arrogant and diffident , ruined an otherwise great pizza
One of the few DC restaurants that truly understands Italian cuisine. Service on our last 2 visits was exceptional, attentive but not intrusive. Our server made great recommendation.
I have never had worse service in my life. The waitress did not come by the table once without me flagging down another employee. We sat for 15 minutes before anyone brought us water, 30 mins before she took down our drink orders, and she never circled back to the table. The food and drinks were good but the service was atrocious.
I loved the funghii pizza and the burrata appetizer!
This was our third time to Ghiblelina and it does not disappoint. The food and service are exceptional. We chose it this time as we were meeting with some friends and wanted a quiet atmosphere. We were able to easily speak with each other across the table as the noise level is always low. We will be back.
Our waitress that evening was so helpful with suggestions and accommodations. Excellent service! Great atmosphere. Good pizza... especially the crust!
Cozy restaurant.Great food from beginning to end, great staff, and reasonably priced.
Every time I go to Ghibellina I am not disappointed! The pasta is amazing, I recommend the Ragu. I would recommend Ghibellina to a friend. Great environment and very nice staff!
Such a great time. As usual!
I've been wanting to go to Ghibellina for a while, but I wanted it to be for the right occasion. I ended up taking my wife and sister-in-law on Thursday, and what a treat it was.
With respect to my Italian roots, I have discriminating taste, so my expectations were high - and they were met! We started with the Insalata Ghibellina, which was so fresh and flavorful. My wife got the Quattro formaggi pizza and my sister-in-law the tagliatelle. However, the piece-de-resistance was the rib-eye. I love my meat, and a big, juicy, medium-rare perfectly cooked dish came out. Let me be clear - as a red-blooded American man, a well-cooked piece of meat is important. Did my inner caveman come out? Of course! But at least I was able to share (and didn't snarl at the table when I had to share).
Restaurant week had a yummy brunch, the next week had totally different experience. First of all, I have to say $6 for a cup, a cup of tea is inappropriate, especially considering when you order Earl Gray and are served a different kind of tea without notice. How does a restaurant not have earl gray tea? that's a staple. Ghibellina salad was great! the rest not so much, egg dry and taste less, same with sides. The restaurant must have different cooks, one is doing a great job, another not so much.
Excellent service; fresh excellent coffee! Definitely pricey, but an enjoyable experience!
Average food but great desserts.
Great place to go in DC.
Good food, good service although we occasionally felt rushed at times as they were quick to pick up plates. Menu could be expanded a bit as the pasta selection was a somewhat limited for an Italian restaurant.
The atmosphere, service, and food was great. It was definitely fun to cute the pizza with scissors. I would go back and try other menu items.
Services were friendly and nice. Went for restaurant week, selection was delicious.
Really enjoyed lounging and grazing for hours at brunch on delicious pizza. The coffee is also excellent and our server struck the balance between being helpful/attentive and letting us enjoy our meal.
Could not recommend this place enough!
Always good! One of our neighborhood go-to spots. Food is consistently tasty, service is good, ambience always has a good vibe. Brunch this go around and pizzas as always were delicious.
Brunch options all looked so good it was hard to choose. But what I did end up with what excellent.
I thought the portions were small and the tables are very close together.
Great food and service!
Ambiance, food, and service was all great. Server recommended the house red wine which was a really nice option for light easy drinking with a heavier meal. I am vegetarian and gluten free and there were enough options to choose from. Had the buratta and the portobello mushroom main dish which was delicious. Overall great experience! Would definitely go back.
Brought all 4 dishes at once and it was a race to eat them before they got cold. Waiter literally watched us finish each dish so he could grab the plates as we put the last bite in our mouth. In and out in 45 min. Ridiculous
We went for brunch. That ambiance was not high energy as I usually expect from places in DC during brunch hours. I believe the pizza was very good, but overalls not a memorable experience.
Delicious food and great wine selection
DEC 31, 2018
Food - great
Wait staff - great
Management/Scheduling - terrible.
Made 545 New Year’s Eve reservation. Called to confirm. Spoke to Manager. Told we are all set. As we walked in the door - got told “we need the table back at 7!” Offered to start out at a different table - not once, not twice but three times to make sure we were not rushed. Were not moved. Dinner was not brought to table until 650. Manger walked by at 720 - telling us next party was here. Terrible management! GM was sympathetic but did nothing to help. Ended up taking our desserts to go so as not to ruin the next party’s evening. TERRIBLE MANAGEMENT/SCHEDULING!!!!
Great food drinks and service at Ghibellina! Zero complaints.
Ordered a Magherita pizza, spaghetti with vongole, and a fish special.. the pie is what we in NJ call a bar pie. Seventeen dollars is crazy for this little pie. The pie itself was delicious. A little wet in the middle but the outer crust was perfect. The clams were plentiful And the spaghetti was al dente but the kitchen ruined the dish by overwhelming it with peperoncini. Cost, $25.00. Under $ 20 anywhere in NJ. The fish special was fine. Best part of the meal was the wait staff.
Could not ask for better. The ladies went out of their way to make the night enjoyable.
Very rushed service. They sent out the main course so quickly and forgot our appetizer completely. Wait staff and host were very abrupt. Food was very disappointing for the price. The atmosphere of the place is nice, but I felt bad because I was the one who chose this place for our group and we were all disappointed.
The food was impeccable. The pizza was authentic and absolutely delicious.
Best Tiramisu I have ever had. The staff was amazing and very attentive.
La pizza è buona ed è molto simile a quella italiana. La cosa che da italiano mi lascia perplesso è che venga data la forbice per tagliarla 😂 ad ogni modo si è mangiato bene, antipasti di affettati e formaggi rigorosamente italiani. Alla richiesta di qualcosa gluten free (non tutto a menu è mangiabile) viene spiegato quali piatti sono idonei. Consigliato
Very nice pasta dish, fresh salad, rushed service and not a great value. Best time to dine during the Happy Hour get a pizza and a glass of wine for a reasonable price.
Great food, value and ambiance. And, I really appreciated and valued being able to have a conversation with the other 3 people at the table!