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506 8th Street Southeast, Washington DC, DC 20003-2834
+1 202-544-2007
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
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Salem, Oregon
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

So this is from my visit two years ago, but was reminded, and thought I better get in my review! I was visiting my son, and we came across this place while walking. The half price for any bottle of wine caught my eye, and we entered. Lovely ambiance-from the crisp tablecloths to the knowledgeable wait staff. I had the... More 

Thank runningparis
Washington, DC
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242 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I went for an early dinner on Friday night. We were seated promptly and given menus right away. Our waiter was attentive and brought us each a glass of wine and water. We studied the menu and ordered a house salad to share. The salad was plentiful and fresh but all iceberg lettuce. My daughter ordered penne... More 

Thank StLawrencelover
Potomac, Maryland
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312 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Our first visit here, but hopefully not our last. It was truly outstanding. The rooms are cozy, but there are several, so you don't feel crowded. Simeon was an excellent server. We started with a simple salad and the huge antipasto. We all had different homemade pasta dishes--linguine with clams, primivera and a special agnalotti. We really couldn't enjoy dessert,... More 

Thank RonFG
Jupiter, Florida
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

After a week in D.C. we had dinner at Trattoria Alberto. We were in the last hour of service and the place was nearly empty. My girlfriend and I each ordered a cocktail. She had a appletini and I had a great gin martini from their cocktail list. The bread was something to be desired. I ordered the chicken cacciatore... More 

Thank MarshaMarshaMarsha76
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This was a very good restaurant . The service was good and the waiter was polite and helpful. We had chicken with Marsala and another chicken dish. Both meals were of good quality and tasted great lovely flavours. The Merlot was smooth and of generous proportions. The price was reasonable for the food served. We enjoyed our meals very much... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I've taken the husband and my staff here many times over the years, and every time it is fantastic! I think the people complaining about fresh pasta don't know what fresh pasta tastes like - its not your Cisco crap from TGIF's. This is the real deal - and I make my own pasta at home every once and awhile.... More 

Thank HistoryMan45
Arlington, Virginia
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210 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The interior of the restaurant is quaint and well appointed, and while not particularly large the restaurant uses the combination of the patio and the interior very smartly. Our server was very friendly, and knowledgeable, and even when we opted to just stay for drinks he was very polite. Looking forward to come back for drinks and dinner on the... More 

Thank PlatinumDC
Radlett, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We visited this restaurant because of good reviews on trip advisor. We arrived early on a hot summers evening we decided to eat inside. It was very old and dated. The food was very very expensive for a moderate Italian restaurant, charging ridiculous prices for Pasta dishes. Probably one of the most disappointing meals of a months visit to the... More 

Thank Maria0663
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

A traditional Italian (American Italian?) restaurant on several floors. Our waitress was friendly and attentive; the food tasty and authentic, the setting picturesque and sweet. V enjoyable - delicious canola!

Thank PicInAttic
milwaukee, wi
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44 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Cozy Italian place on 8th street near usmc barracks Reminds me of old nyc or Chicago little Italy restaurants Attentive service Pasta special was stuffed ravioli - delicious Veal dishes were prepared perfectly Large menu, small party so will return to sample more Outdoor patio good for people watching Close to Capitol so congressmen come here (veal alla Boehner)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 506 8th Street Southeast, Washington DC, DC 20003-2834
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-544-2007
Fine Italian dining in a friendly, neighborhood setting. A Capitol Hill Tradition for over 25 years. Located on Barracks Row – Just 2 blocks from Eastern Market Metro. Hours:Lunch Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner Monday - Sunday 5:30pm - 10:30pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?