Amid all of the culinary options available in Washington DC, Italian restaurants can proudly stake their claim as some of the most acclaimed. Fiola is gaining a reputation as one of the best restaurants in DC—and the country, per Bon Appetit—thanks to its chic, modern spin on the classics. A glance at the menu reveals such bold dishes as Italian “sushi” to pasta laden with everything from local quail to suckling-pig ragu. Neighborhood favorite A La Lucia serves a more casual take on Southern Italian fare, plating the spicy sausage pastas, grilled seafood, and veal scallopini that helped the eatery make a splash during DC restaurant week.

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