Italian cuisine dates back to ancient civilizations and showcases simple yet tasty dishes from various regions across the country including rich pastas, fine wines, roasted meats and decadent desserts. Here in Washington, D.C. you will find many different Italian regional menus represented in outstanding dining options.
Renowned chef Fabio Trabocchi has not one but three fine dining restaurants, Fiola, Fiola Mare and Casa Luca that have unforgettable menu choices along with extensive, impressive wine lists that will make for the perfect date night or power lunch.
Looking for huge portions? Head to Carmine's where the portions are so big you are likely to say "I can't eat all that!" upon receiving your selection. (All the meals warm up great in the microwave so get take home containers!)
If you want a place with great Italian food and the chance to sit by a famous journalist, politician or celebrity, head to Cafe Milano in the Georgetown neighborhood.
Italian dishes tend to fill you up fast so savor each bite while dining in the nation's capital.