Posts Tagged ‘Italian cuisine’

New York Chef Michael White Is Coming To D.C.

Celebrated New York chef Michael White will be opening an outpost of his rustic Italian-style Soho eatery Osteria Morini at The Yards near Nationals Park. Eater NY and Eater DC offer some details. Having dined at Convivo and Alto, back when White was cooking at those places, Y&H will say this is pretty exciting news […]

What To Eat Today: Free Bites at Carmine’s, Coq au Vin Dumplings at Pound

Tonight: City Paper hosts its "Best of DC 2012 voting party at Carmine's in Penn Quarter. Free food provided. All we ask in return is your humble opinion on the tastiest stuff in town. Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill, popular cafe and wifi hotspot Pound is launching its new dinner service at 5 p.m. sharp, serving […]

Dino’s Dean Gold Hopes To Stay Put In Cleveland Park

Not too long ago, things were looking pretty bleak for popular Cleveland Park eatery Dino. "As of this past summer, it didn’t look like it made a lot of sense for me to continue here," says proprietor Dean Gold, citing sluggish business, mounting debt and a lease that's set to expire this coming October. Y&H […]

Water (Filtered or Not) Is Now Entirely Free at Elisir

Enzo Fargione's Elisir, the newish Italian eatery in Penn Quarter that attracted a ton of attention over its 29-cent fee for filtered tap water, has now decided to provide the liquid refreshment for free. This is the second time this week that the restaurant has altered its position on the matter. In an email to […]

From Brisket To Braciole: Standard’s BBQ Guru Is Planning An Italian Eatery

The guys behind Standard aren't exactly taking it easy while their popular 14th Street barbecue spot and outdoor beer garden is closed for the winter. According to a liquor license application posted in the window of Well Built furniture store, located on the corner of 14th and Q Streets NW, Standard pit master Tad Curtz […]

Mario Batali’s Eataly Is a D.C. Developer’s Wet Dream

“The most in-demand concept that I have ever seen is Eataly. I’ve never seen developers clamor for anything like Eataly....They want this to be a place where you can come in and kind of get lost in it."—Retail broker Michael R. Zacharia, gushing to the Washington Post about the demand for bringing Mario Batali's 60,000-square-foot […]

Gut Reaction: Elisir’s Branzino Carpaccio Is A Smoky Treat (But Don’t Eat The Wood Chips!)

This is not a formal review, but rather an off-the-cuff first-impressions-style riff on a brand-spankin' new D.C. restaurant. Of the various al la carte offerings at chef Enzo Fargione's new Elisir restaurant (roughly pronounced ale-ee-zeer), which opened on Wednesday, the smoked carpaccio di branzino immediately snagged my attention. The $18 fish dish comes served in […]

Due Ristorante: Sorriso Clan To Open Cafe Sorriso in 2012

The family behind Cleveland Park's homey Italian eatery Sorriso is expanding its tasty offerings to nearby Woodley Park with a new project: Cafe Sorriso on Calvert Street NW. Isabella Polles, daughter of Sorriso patriarch Pietro Polles, will manage the new restaurant alongside her brother, Stefano Polles. After years of taking their cues from Papa Polles—occasional […]

Mike Isabella On Shuttling Between Chinatown and Georgetown

"I actually just bought a Honda Ruckus scooter, and I plan on riding back and forth between both locations. You know, some days I’ll be at one restaurant in the a.m. and lunch, some days I’ll be there in the p.m., but I plan on being at both restaurants."—Chef Mike Isabella, talking to The Georgetowner […]

Esquire Ranks D.C.’s Fiola Among Nation’s Best New Restaurants

Congrats to chef Fabio Trabocchi and company. His Penn Quarter eatery Fiola, which opened this past spring, made the cut for Esquire's list of "Best New Restaurants 2011." Says the men's mag: "After his cucina nuova effusions of the past, Trabocchi has gone retro, infusing classic Italian dishes with his own sense of the sublime. […]