Bebo Trattoria da Roberto Donna, web site, 2250-B Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA (Crystal City), 703-412-5076 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Washingtonian | WaPo | WETA | City Paper | Don Rockwell | Yelp | Gayot]
Where Oyamel used to be. It offers Italian home cooking, with varying qualities of food and service – until Galileo is renovated – it is being overseen by Roberto Donna. He is best when he is not trying too hard. Relatively inexpensive, and get the simple dishes. As a bonus they are open Saturday lunch. Lots of people claim they’ve had very bad service here. I would call it risky and leave it at that.
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I have to disagree about the quality of the cooking at Bebo’s. Not that my husband and I were able to sample a huge number of dishes, but while the lardo was special (if only for the fact that there are almost no other restaurants in town making it), both the pasta dishes we got (linguine with clams in my case and a penne type dish with sausages in my husband’s case) were indifferent. Pasta was cooked right, but the seasoning was mediocre. Maybe the sandwiches etc. are a better deal.