An Italian-influenced American restaurant located in the historic Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, DC. Proprietors and long-time friends Michael Friedman, Michael O'Malley and Sebastian Zutant have introduced a youthful sophistication to the rapidly evolving dining scene in one of the most eclectic neighborhoods in the nation's capital.
After a tour through Northern Italy in the fall of 2012, the three partners returned to Washington to recreate the experiences and flavors from their travels while celebrating the products from this region. Chef Mike Friedman's seasonal menu showcases local products in longstanding recipes, such as the clams casino and gnocchi alla Romana with hazelnut pesto. A Grillworks custom wood-fired grill is the focal point of the kitchen, with many dishes passing through the hearth, including the grilled hen and smoked ricotta.
The approachable, yet eclectic beverage program, designed by Sebastian, offers simplicity and seasonality, in keeping with the spirit of the restaurant.