Martha Dear

Image: The crust, the cheese, oh my. Last Updated: May 2022 Current Status: Open for Dine-in both inside and out (uncovered) and Take-out, Wednesday through Sunday. Overview: In a dimly-lit basement a big, white, gas-fired pizza oven turns out distinctive sourdough crust pies.  Tim Carman writing in the Post was jolted by the tanginess of […]

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Tosca

Image: Agnolotti del Plin Last Updated: May 2022 Current Status: The remodeled dining room is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday.  Take-out remains available. Overview: Tosca serves elegantly-plated Italian cuisine in a fancy room among a crowd where many are little concerned about the price of the meal because many of them are […]

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Quattro Osteria

Image: Not grandma’s eggplant parm. Last Updated: May 2022 Current Status: Open for Dine-in service, with indoor and outdoor seating. Overview: Quattro Osteria occupies a three-sided space in where Florida crosses Sixth in Shaw.  The neighborhood would suggest a simple pasta joint, but Quattro is going more serious. With some dishes, it can even border […]

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L’ Ardente

Image: A mighty and meaty pizza. Last Updated: April 2022 Current Status: Open for sit-down, take-out and delivery.  Outdoor dining expected in summer. Overview:  There are many impressive things about L’Ardente, including some stunning dishes and soaring space, but the most impressive may be the scale.  They are serving scores of diners at once across […]

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Caruso’s Grocery

Image: Pork Chop Last Updated: December 2021 Current Status: Open for sit-down service. Overview: Caruso’s Grocery serves up a revived take on the American mid-century version of Italian restaurants.  It not only brings to mind places with straw-covered wine bottles, chicken parm covered in red sauce, and Louis Prima playing, it is a recreation of […]

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Porchetta District

Image: Porco+ Last Updated: October 2021 Current Status:  They have some sit-down space for dining in.  Take-out and delivery also available.  Open 10:00 to 5:00 Monday through Saturday. Overview: Not so much a pop-up as a sub-menu in the Georgetown Gourmet deli, Porchetta District serves sandwiches using the famous Italian rolled-pork. They have a few […]

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La Collina

Image: Bucatini “Cacio e Pepe” Last Updated: September 2021 Current Status: They are open Thursday to Sunday, 5:00 to 9:00 pm.  Take-out and delivery are available. Proof of vaccine or recent test required to dine inside. Overview: La Collina sits next to its sister restaurant The Duck and The Peach and even share the same […]

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Grand Duchess

Image: Shrimp Scampi. Last Updated: August 2021 Current Status:  Open for sit-down inside and on a small sidewalk area.  They will do take-out too. Overview: The low-key bar has upgraded its menu hiring a chef that worked previously at Fiola Mare and Martin’s Tavern.  The food is solid with a few fun twists like Philly […]

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