Tag Archives: Italian

All Purpose, Shaw

I went to All Purpose this weekend at around 7 PM – the restaurant was fairly full, but with no wait, and there were seats open at the bar. Let me start out by giving the highest possible praise to … Continue reading

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Posto, 14UP

DonRocks, on 22 Jan 2015 – 5:18 PM, said: Chef-Owner Massimo Fabbri, who has been at Tosca since it opened, is now cooking full-time at Posto, and for the first time in its history – since it opened over six years ago … Continue reading

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Centrolina, City Center

I can’t get used to this alley being here; nonetheless, I love the area, and hope that DC can have about twenty more like it in the future. After the parking gods smiled upon me, I strolled into the bar … Continue reading

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2 Amys, Cathedral Heights

(For the Apr 25, 2011 Review, click here.) There are three people in the DC area whose lack of James Beard Awards show what a travesty the entire process is. One of them is Cathal Armstrong, whose time may now … Continue reading

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Et Voila!, Palisades

(For the Jan 22, 2012 Minibite, click here.) Out of the many times I’ve visited Et Voila! in the past, two things really stuck out on my most recent visit: 1) Claudio Pirollo is not merely Belgian; he’s also half Italian – … Continue reading

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Pizzaiolo Cafe on Fern, Fairlington

goodeats, on 29 Jun 2015 – 10:28 PM, said: I was very sad to discover that the Shirlington location served cardboard cheese pizza now. Maybe it was because it was delivery, but I was rather disappointed with their cheese pizza … Continue reading

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Osteria da Nino, Shirlington

Osteria da Nino, not Samuel Beckett’s Tavern, is the best restaurant in Shirlington. First, let me add that I went back to Samuel Beckett’s Tavern for a late supper the other evening, and only the bar menu was available. Starting … Continue reading

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Bar Civita, Woodley Park

It had been too long since my young dining companion and I went off on one of our adventures in DC, so I wanted to go somewhere neither of us had been before. Bar Civita just got something of a … Continue reading

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Peter Chang Cafe, Williamsburg, and Graffiato, Richmond

I was in Newport News this weekend, and took the opportunity to try a couple of DC-area favorites, a long way from where their Executive Chefs are: Peter Chang Cafe in Williamsburg, and Graffiato in Richmond. I’d never been to … Continue reading

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Ghibellina, 14UP

(See the July 20, 2014, Review here.) What’s interesting if that I have some very knowledgeable diners agreeing with me about the pizza, and others basically saying that I’m crazy – that it’s okay, but not even close to being … Continue reading

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