Il Canale

Image: Red and White and Green. Last Updated: November 2022 Current Status: Open for dine-in, take-out and delivery.  Uncovered outdoor seating weather permitting. Overview: Though Il Canale serves other dishes, it is famous for its pizza and that is where we suggest you focus your attention.  Located in a converted old residential building on a […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Francesco

Image: Francesco da Ponte, Winter (Butcher) (between 1585 and 1590). We sneak in this art post between two long weekends and at a time when the first real bite of winter is felt here in D.C. Sticking with our theme this year (which is almost over!) of where food comes from, we return to meat. […]

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Tigerella

Image: Reubenesque beauty. Last Updated: August 2022 Current Status:  Open for breakfast and lunch from the counter-service space from 8:00 to 3:00.  Sit-down lunch is served in the restaurant space starting at 11:00 and going to 3:00.  Dinner service planned to start in the future.  Seating in the hall for the counter.  Take-out, but no […]

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In Bocca Al Lupo

Image: When in Glover Park… Last Updated: August 2022 Current Status: Open for dine-in with seating inside and outside.  Take-out available.  Delivery through link. Overview: There is a long history of pizza joints at this Glover Park address going back decades.  Now, Carolyn and Massimo Papetti, the team from I’m Eddie Cano, are taking up […]

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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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