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From wood-fired Neapolitan pizzerias to seasonal pasta menus, Washington, D.C. is all about Italian restaurants. The Washington Post’s Fall Dining Guide proves it.
Neapolitan pizzerias, seasonal menus, and regional Italian restaurants are winning palates across the nation’s capital, especially in Northern Virginia, according to Restaurant Critic Tom Sietsema.
This week, The Washington Post published Sietsema’s 2020 Fall Dining Guide and three Italian restaurants made the list. The guide considered the full dining experience, taking into account outdoor dining and takeaway options, much like Soleil Ho’s “Top 10 Italian restaurants” in the Bay Area.
Sietsema chose Girasole, a farm-to-table-style restaurant in the Virginian countryside that’s owned and operated by a husband-and-wife team with ties to the Marche region of Italy, Thompson Italian a family restaurant in Falls River, VA, that makes focaccia, gelato, and pasta on-premise, and Centrolina Mercato and Osteria, located just a few blocks from the White House, where James Beard “Best Chef” Amy Brandwein cooks rustic Italian dishes from a wood-fired oven.
With election season top of mind, Centrolina will be catering to the tastes of politically-inclined clientele. Their special Dinner-for-Two meal kits will be available on Nov. 3 for those who reserve in advance. After all, there’s nothing more comforting than baked lasagna to calm the nerves.