MICHELIN Guide 2020


  • 601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, 20004
  • 50 - 150 USD • Italian
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MICHELIN Guide 2020


  • 601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington
  • 50 - 150 USD • Italian
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Polished, with an upscale setting made for brokering deals, this Italian bill of fare is just what the politician ordered. Its central location near the Archives makes it a go-to for the power crowd, and the bar is perfect for blowing off steam after a day of debating. Thanks to elegant cuisine, the somewhat stiff environs and scripted service are soon forgiven; and despite its traditional demeanor, the menu allows for flexibility with the ability to craft your own four- or five-course meal in addition to a grand tasting menu. The cooking style may be anchored in the Italian coastline, but it quickly settles on the shores of the Mid-Atlantic, with a highly conceptual bent to boot. Meals may begin with Peconic Bay scallops brimming with flavor thanks to a sea urchin-panna cotta, sunchokes and black truffles; then linger over the rigatoni alla carbonara tossed with slices of guanciale. But, such delightful palate cleansers as a quenelle of yuzu granité make for a nice segue to what is perhaps the most colorful course of the night. Wrap up with a Sicilian cassata. The wine list is showy, littered with big names, and curated for those with sizable expense accounts and companions to impress.

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  • m One Star • High quality cooking, worth a stop
  • ô Very comfortable

Facilities & Services

  • T Air conditioning
  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • N Notable wine list
  • r Outdoor dining
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers
  • { Private dining rooms
  • K Valet parking


+1 202-628-2888
Opening hours
Closed: Monday-Saturday lunch, Sunday

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