Posts Tagged ‘Italian cuisine’

Even Hollywood A-Listers Can’t Resist the Doughnuts at D.C.’s Fiola

Check it out: real famous people (not just famous for Washington) dining out at a fancy D.C. restaurant. People magazine reports that celebrity couple du jour Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux were spotted eating at chef Fabio Trabocchi's Penn Quarter eatery Fiola: Their dinner order? A salad, plus the tagliatelle with Alba white truffle, a […]

Late Night Limoncello, Anyone? Pasta Mia Applies For Extended Hours

Inexpensive yet notoriously fussy Adams Morgan red-sauce joint Pasta Mia ("an endless magnet for new arrivals to D.C.," ranked No. 44 on City Paper's list of "D.C.'s 44 Most Powerful Restaurants") is hoping to serve its cheap house wine into the wee hours. The restaurant has applied to extend service from 10 p.m. until 12:30 […]

Will Amy Brandwein Lead the Kitchen at New York’s Casa Nonna, Too?

Casa Nonna had barely been open a month when Grub Street broke the news that parent company, BLT Restaurants, was going to launch an outlet of the family-style eatery in New York. The New York blog seemed rather dumbfounded that the Big Apple should accept any concept not born within its borders. Whatever. But here […]

Esquire Names Bibiana One of the 20 Best New Restaurants of 2010

This news has been reported in many other places, but Esquire finally posted the 20 Best New Restaurants feature online, where we can read what John Mariani had to say about Bibiana, Ashok Bajaj's sleek new Italian operation. Bibiana is the lone representative from the District, and like last year's D.C. pick (and the two […]

This Just In From Roberto Donna…

Roberto Donna extended an olive branch to Y&H this week. I think it's fairly safe to say he didn't like the pot shots I had taken on the blog about the opening-date delays of Galileo III. He suggested, quite correctly, that his was not the first restaurant to see predicted launch dates come and go. […]

Roberto Donna Wants All the ‘Evil Eyes’ to Eat Shit

Or maybe he wants them all to "eat shallot"! It's hard to say for sure, given the number of blank spaces between the "s" and the "t" in the caption that accompanied a photo that Donna posted of Galileo III on his Facebook page: Galileo III is coming next week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All the evil eyes look […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Tosca

As the classic-rock soundtrack throbbed and we dissected our dishes at Babbo, some terrific and some downright mediocre, I kept thinking one thing over and over: D.C.’s Tosca is every bit as good, if not better, than Mario Batali’s famous operation in Greenwich Village. This may not be an altogether fair comparison. Babbo aims for […]

Former Teatro Chef Enzo Fargione to Launch His Own Downtown Restaurant

Not long after he was unceremoniously ousted from Teatro Goldoni earlier this year, Enzo Fargione vowed to open his own place, where he would focus almost exclusively on his multi-course tasting menu that had made Teatro a destination for many gastronomes. The chef even dropped the "K" word: He compared his upcoming endeavor to Komi, […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Palena

No one needs to tell you to visit Frank Ruta’s precision-cooking operation in Cleveland Park, whether his cafe or the more formal dining room in back, and I hesitated to include it on my list. The obviousness of the choice pains me to a degree. But making room for Palena gave me another chance to […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Obelisk

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from talking to Peter Pastan, it’s that he doesn’t give a rat’s ass what I (or anyone else) think about his restaurants. I’m not even sure he follows the food media. His singular attention is on his two establishments, 2Amys and this little rustic Italian eatery off Dupont Circle, […]