Italian Restaurants in District of Columbia

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At Ristorante i Ricchi, owner Christianne Ricchi re-creates the traditional Tuscan flavors of her family's trattoria in Cercina, Italy, where she honed her cooking craft more than 20 years ago. The resulting menu of handmade pastas, prime aged beef, and grilled seafood and fowl garnered the Insegna del Ristorante Italiano?a certificate of culinary authenticity?from Italian president Oscar Luigi Scalfaro.

In keeping with Christianne's Tuscan roots, the rustic decor at Ristorante i Ricci evokes the ambiance of a country villa. Terra-cotta tiled floors share warm hues with murals depicting garlands of greenery and trompe l'oeil architectural details. In the open kitchen, chefs sear meats with embers from the same oak-fueled flames that warm the dining room from the finished side of the wood-burning hearth. In the front room, floor-to-ceiling windows filter natural light through lush potted plants, giving the dining area a garden-like feel and?along with the complimentary valet parking for dinner guests?contributing to the relaxing atmosphere of a visit.


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1220 19th St NW
Washington,
DC
US

Property Location
With a stay at Hotel Lombardy in Washington, you'll be minutes from George Washington University and Alexander Pushkin Statue. This romantic hotel is close to Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 140 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Bathrooms have hair dryers and bathrobes. Conveniences include complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy the recreation opportunities such as a fitness facility or make use of other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access.

Dining
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Hotel Lombardy. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include express check-out, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of banquet facilities and a meeting/conference room. Limited parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

2019 Pennsylvania Ave
Washington,
DC
US

Owner Med Lahlou took the U from U Street and combined it with the beginning of his last name and a restaurant he owned named Tunnicliff's to form Ulah Bistro, according to the Washington Post. Ulah's chefs, who have more than 20 years of culinary experience, handcraft American cuisine, pleasing palates from coast to coast to the pizza-laden streets of New York and back.

Fresh seafood steers the menu ocean-side, with fresh shrimp, scallops, and calamari enlivening linguine, and seared tuna and Atlantic salmon sweeping up the hearty new york strip steak in their currents. In the eatery’s brick oven, golden-brown pizzas sport combinations such as Ulah’s signature medley of crab, tomatoes, olive oil, and parmesan. Alternatively, a make-your-own option lets pizza-lovers personalize pies with vine-ripened tomatoes to reflect their rosy cheeks, or sun-dried tomatoes to reflect their third-degree sunburns.

1214 U St NW
Washington,
DC
US

Taking its name from U.S. Congressman and Freedmen's Bureau official John Mercer Langston, Langston Bar & Grille maintains a connection to tradition with its country-style meals of shrimp and grits, black-eyed peas, and barbecue ribs. The eatery blends haute cuisine with home cooking, not only on its Southern-tinged menu—which features dishes such as wild-caught fish fried in cornmeal batter and Angus beef burgers—but also in a classy lounge atmosphere of art-decked walls, patio seating, and a full-service bar. Like a barbecue smoker full of chips from free-range hickory trees, the foods themselves infuse a touch of healthy, responsible eating to the rich and satisfying flavors of Southern cuisine, with organic veggies and sides such as baked cabbage, string beans, and collard greens. Guests can complement their home-style feasts with slices of sweet potato pie, glasses of wine and beer, or sweet-smelling imported cigars.

1831 Benning Rd. NE
Washington,
DC
US

You can get your goat, and your lamb and chicken, too, at the Sacrificial Lamb. It may not look like much, but if you are looking for authentic Pakistani and Indian cuisine, this Dupont secret is a good bet. As you enter the little basement space, the strong smells of sub-continental spices may overwhelm you. Take a look at the dishes du jour and ask the staff for a sample before ordering. There are plenty of kebabs, wraps, curries and samosas to choose from, in meat and vegetarian varieties. The best treat here is the naan, which is baked fresh on site.

1704 R St NW
Washington,
DC
US

As patrons walk into Sahra Hookah Lounge, a cushy, red velvet ottoman emerges from behind puffs of smoke. Golden drapes sweep along the top of an exposed brick wall, and candlelight flickers across knee-high tables where patrons share plates of spicy hummus. A profile on Thrillist lists some of Sahra Hookah Lounge's other features: nine wines, Geary's beer, and double-apple hookah, which conjure memories of roasting pies over a tobacco-free campfire.

320 D St NE
Washington,
DC
US