Chef Massimo Fabbri, who long ruled the kitchen at DC’s beloved Tosca, has traded in those white tablecloths for this neighborhood charmer, named after his son (Lorenzo is the “patron saint of cooks”). Photos of the chef's Tuscan hometown adorn the exposed brick walls and painted tiles line the floor, hinting at the delicious regional specialties that await.
A dinner in this chef's hands might begin with tender squash blossoms stuffed with truffled goat cheese and fried to perfection. Pasta is a must: try crown-shaped tortelli with robiola and black truffle, pooled in a porcini mushroom sauce; or splurge on the parmesan risotto, dusted with freshly shaved white truffles. Maple panna cotta with caramelized apples and oat streusel is a refreshing finale.