Italian is one of the most popular cuisines in the world — and for good reason. Offering a variety of delicious flavors, it’s impossible not to fall in love with a mouthwatering lasagna, fresh cheese plate or pillowy tiramisu. Feeling inspired? Try some of the country’s best Italian fare at these D.C. hot spots.
6 ITALIAN HOT SPOTS TO CHECK OUT
Chef Fabio Trabocchi’s laidback, rustic Italian eatery, Casa Luca offers a shared-plates, family-style menu of house-made pastas, charcuterie and cheeses, and a special truffle selection.
Fiola is Chef Fabio Trabocchi’s upscale trattoria serving Italian fare that changes based on the day’s freshest ingredients.
Fiola Mare is a sophisticated Italian seafood restaurant from Chef Fabio Trabocchi that overlooks the scenic Georgetown waterfront and offers raw bar options, fresh pastas (including gluten-free ones) and a variety of grilled fish.
G by Mike Isabella serves sandwiches, salads and casual fare by day and authentic Italian favorites at night in a vibrant, lively atmosphere.
An elegant eatery, Tosca delivers fine Northern Italian cuisine focused on seasonal produce, fresh house-made pastas and locally sourced meat and seafood to pair with its strong American and Italian wine list.
Drawing on Mediterranean and Latin influences, Graffiato serves inventive pizzas and other Italian small plates to complement its selection of prosecco on tap, cocktails, beer and wine.