Ristorante La Perla: D.C.’s Classic Italian Food

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Indulge your love of all things Italian at Ristorante La Perla. The plush decor is old-school formal, with a Venetian fountain, hand-painted tiles and murals, as well as a panoramic view of the Potomac. Owner and chef Vittorio Testa’s energetic charm enhances the restaurant’s ambiance as he strolls among tables to hobnob with patrons. House

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Obelisk: A Monument To Flavor

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This exceptional Italian restaurant, named in honor of the free-standing Washington Monument, has been drawing raves from diners since opening. Obelisk is a little difficult to find, located on the second floor of a building with just a small printed sign for guidance, but your effort will be rewarded. There’s only one deal here: a

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Pleasant Pops Farmhouse Market and Cafe: A D.C. Treat

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Kick started by a devoted group of fans, D.C.'s Pleasant Pops has morphed from a popsicle vendor to a full scale market and cafe. Pleasant Pops still offers its full variety of sweet cold treats, with popsicles available in flavors ranging from cookies and cream, strawberry rhubarb, and pineapple basil to honey lavender, hibiscus, and

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Menomale Pizza Napoletana: Authentic Pizza Pies

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This newly-opened traditional pizzeria has rapidly become a Washington, D.C. favorite, serving up thin-crust pies topped with a spectacular sauce and freshly-sourced meats and vegetables. The team behind this restaurant has a unique pedigree – the pizzas are handled by Ettore Rusciano, who was born in Italy and studied the art of the pizzaiolio until

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Basil Thyme: Time for Lunch

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Food trucks can be a great lunch time alternative to fast food, especially when considering the innovative menu many offer. And Washington, D.C.'s Basil Thyme is no exception. Serving fast and delicious Italian fare, Basil Thyme specializes in rich, wholesome ingredients that come together in so many great dishes. Chef Malik has worked in many

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Corduroy: Seasonal American Cuisine

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The fabric corduroy is made for warmth and comfort, perfectly named for Corduroy Restaurant. Located in Northwest Washington, Corduroy offers classic American cuisine in an equally classic setting. The dining room is made to be cozy, but don’t even think about coming in jeans, shorts or sneakers – this is a dressy casual place! For

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& Pizza: A DC Pizzeria

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For some of the best pizza south of NYC, head to & Pizza, where even former New Yorkers rave about the pies. All of the pizzas here are hand crafted with the utmost care, and use only the freshest ingredients. Here, you can truly craft your perfect pie -- choose your dough (wheat, regular or

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Old Ebbitt Grill: Historic Washington Dining

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Just a hop-skip from the White House, the historic Old Ebbitt Grill is the go-to spot for politicos and other capital city denizens. This is old-school D.C. at its best, with mahogany and velvet booths, gas-lit brass lamps, beveled glass, and a long bar suitable for mingling and sharing political secrets. The huge space has

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DC Coast: Tasty Seafood Selections

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Great atmosphere, service and food combine to create a satisfying dining experience at DC Coast restaurant. DC Coast serves seafood and American cuisine in a chic, comfortable atmosphere. Walk into DC Coast and be surprised – not all restaurants have a life-sized mermaid at the entrance! Inside you’ll find an inviting space, perfect for a

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