D.C. April 21, 2017
12 Italian Restaurants In Washington DC That Serve Pasta To Die For
There is nothing like a delicious, flavorful pasta when you are craving it! DC is home to many fantastic Italian spots that serve the most incredible pasta you have ever had. From tiny neighborhood gems to classic fine dining restaurants, you will love the food at the 12 best Italian restaurants in DC.
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Filomena has been serving homemade pasta in Georgetown for 30 years. You can watch the "pasta mamas" preparing fresh spaghetti and other noodles in the kitchen. 1063 Wisconsin Ave NW
2. Al Volo Osteria
A charming neighborhood spot, Al Volo Osteria serves homemade pasta, fresh bread and fantastic bread. The pasta is also sold at Union Market and is some of the best in the district. 1790 Columbia Rd NW
3. Alta Strada
Alta Strada originated in Boston but Washingtonians have welcomed it with open arms. They serve authentic Italian dishes that are so tasty and delicious, you won’t want to stop eating!
465 K St NW
4. Tortino Restaurant
The pastas at this hidden gem in Mount Vernon are out of this world! The restaurant is tucked away on 11th St but once inside, the service and ambiance will make for a wonderful meal.
1228 11th St NW
A trendy Washington trattoria, Chef Fabio Trabocchi, Fiola is one of those places you go when you are celebrating or treating yourself to a great meal. You won’t be disappointed with their scrumptious pastas.
601 Pennsylvania Ave NW
6. The Red Hen
The Red Hen is a cozy neighborhood serves handmade, homemade pasta in a warm and rustic environment. You will even be able to glimpse the chef’s whipping up your meal in the wide-open kitchen.
1822 1st St NW
7. Alba Osteria
You will find more than just pasta at Alba Osteria but you should stick with ordering pasta, at least during your first visit. They also do a top notch brunch so you will want to stop by more than once!
425 I St NW
You might walk right by Obelisk in its discrete Dupont Circle townhouse but you should definitely make make a reservation here. The menu is always changing and their menu is prix-fixe but you can always count on great pasta.
2029 P St NW
9. Casa Luca
The "sister" restaurant to Fabio Trabocchi’s Fiola is a little more budget friendly. But you won’t sacrifice quality for price. There is still plenty of fantastic pastas and Italian specialties on the menu here. 1099 New York Ave NW
10. Lupo Verde
Lupo tries to stay as authentic Italian as possible. They even have a ‘curing room" where meats like sausage and pancetta hang to age. The menu has a Southern Italian flare featuring seafood and pastas. Try the squid ink pasta for the full experience.
1401 T St NW
11. Acqua Al 2
The Capitol Hill restaurant offers Tuscan cuisine with fresh fish and great pastas. The entire restaurant is quite charming and you will feel like you’ve been transported to the Italian countryside.
12. Dino’s Grotto
This tiny Shaw restaurant is a favorite in the neighborhood. It’s a small spot but you’ll feel like you’re part of the family throughout the meal and their food, including their homemade pasta, is on point
1914 9th St NW
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