Washington DC, US

A demonstration kitchen and dining room adorned with interesting textures (wood, marble, brick and sea-green leather) rather than frippery embody this restaurant’s food philosophy. Amy Brandwein – who trained under Roberto Donna at his Galileo empire – prepares authentic, regional Italian food driven by seasonality. Her pastas demonstrate technical ability and visual flare: think saffron-tinted taglioni tossed with escargot and zucchini flowers and ribbons of neri shot through with squid ink. Other highlights include fish of the day grilled in a wood-fired oven and classic cocktails given a contemporary twist. Stock up on charcuterie and market produce at the in-house deli counter.

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974 Palmer Alley NW, Downtown, Washington DC, DC 20001