A. Litteri added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Deli Counter is in the back. Current Status: The Italian Deli, market and excellent wine shop is open.  If you are fed up with Whole Foods, they might have that Italian gourmet specialty item you are looking for.  You can order sandwiches and salads online HERE. Before Times Review: First Visited: July 2019 A. […]

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Sfoglina

Image:  BBQ Pork Tortellini Last Updated: 6/13/2020 Current Status:  The Van Ness location is open for dining on the patio and take-out.  The downtown location is closed with plans to reopen June 25.  Rosslyn is open for dining and take-out. Gift Cards – redeemable at all of Fabio’s spots. Last Visited: June 2019 The three […]

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Etto

Image:  The oven at Etto. Last Updated: 6/3/2020 Current Status: As of June 3, Etto is back to doing Take-out, including some of their funky wine list.  They have a patio, but have yet to open it up.  This was the first place we ordered from in March, and it was so good to know […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Bellini

Image: The Feast of the Gods by Giovanni Bellini and Titian (c. 1514/1529). Oil on Canvas. Last week, we highlighted a painting not on display at the National Gallery (though it is apparently on tour in Chicago right now!).  This week, we turn our attention to a painting that is too treasured not to be […]

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Week in Review at 17° CxNW – 6/2/19

Image: Hedy Lamarr and James Stewart in Come Live With Me (1941) Here is a recap of the week that was on the site. Added to the Recommended Restaurant list: Seven Reasons – Three of the most interesting restaurants in Washington right now are about a block apart.  Maydan’s giant hearth has been pulling in […]

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Bibiana – Closed

Image: Cavatelli (half order) with Nettles Pesto and Scallops (they ran out of shrimp). NOTE:  Bibiana closed and is now Modena under the same management but with a different chef. Last Visited: May 2019 Bibiana could just mail it in as another good Italian place servicing the hotels and businesses downtown.  It doesn’t.  It is […]

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Nicoletta Italian Kitchen Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Meatball sampler and Pizza Bianca slices (in lieu of bread service) at Nicoletta Italian Kitchen First Visit: April 2019 Nicoletta is constructed from a combination of very good Italian cooking and marketing analysis.  It is a product of a large, but not giant, New York restaurant group, under the guidance of Chef Michael White.  […]

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San Lorenzo

Picture: Agnolotti di Ortica (stinging nettle, goat cheese agnolotti, asparagus, morel mushrooms, spring onion) Last Updated:6/13/2020 Current Status:  San Lorenzo has been creative to keep the lights on.  Starting June 22 they will return to sit-down service, reservations on Resy.  The cute spot in Shaw is also doing take-out and delivery.  They have a few […]

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