I Ricchi

Image: Rigatoni from another time Last Updated: February 2021 Current Status: I Ricchi keeps chugging along.  Now in its fourth decade, the hearty Tuscan cuisine paired with slightly kitschy décor remains a standard-bearer.  They have used the large open space in front of the restaurant to create a heated, covered seating area.  Chef/Owner Christianne Ricchi […]

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Pupatella

Image: Pizza! Last Updated: 11/9/20 Current Status:  The Virginia-based mini-chain opened up an outpost in the old Rosemary Thyme spot, with abundant outdoor seating in Dupont.  They brought in a classic oven and the pies started flying out the door.  There is often a group of people waiting on pick-up orders and a few others […]

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I’m Eddie Cano

Last Updated: 6/28/2020 Current Status: The straightforward, post-industrial dining room is now open to serve down-home Italian.  Outdoor seating is also available.  They do not take reservations, but you can check the waitlist.  They are also doing take-out and delivery, check the website for options. They are also selling olive oil, drinks and bread – […]

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Alta Strada

Last Updated: 5/21/2020 Current Status: With its focus on Italian comfort food like pasta and pizza, it was already menu-ready for this moment.  They have expanded the patio and re-opened for sit-down service. It is also open for take-out and delivery – combined with neighboring restaurant Nama.  Wine, drinks and other alcohol options available. They […]

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Acqua al 2 – Closed

Last Updated: 9/27/20 Current Status: Closed for Good.  No Take-out or Delivery currently.  They are doing a market selling food products, meal kits, cleanings supplies, pantry staples and alcohol. Gift Cards – redeemable at all Mindful Group restaurants: Acqua al 2 Ari’s Diner Denson Harold Black Ghibellina/Sotto La Puerta Verde Dock FC Employee Relief Fund […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Fede

Image: Fede Galizia, “A Still Life of a Porcelain Bowl of Grapes on a Stone Ledge with a Medlar, Quinces, a Pomegranate and a Wasp” For our Saturday art post this week we again turn to Italy and find another woman painter doing still lifes of extraordinary detail.  But before we get to the painting, […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Giovanna

Image: Giovanna Garzoni, “Cherries on a Plate, Broad Beans, and Bumblebee” (ca. 1665) On Saturdays we divert our attention from writing about the D.C. dining world to focus on art.  For the last few weeks we’ve suspended writing about restaurants other than to keep two lists updates.  The first list is ways to help employees […]

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Maialino Mare Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Bombolotti with winter greens pesto. Last Visit: February 2020 Maialino Mare is an offshoot of Danny Meyer’s Maialino in New York City.  Meyer is the insanely successful restaurateur who gave the world Union Square Café, Gramercy Tavern and Shake Shack.  His places are known for very good food and outstanding service.  This large spot […]

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