Bresca, web site, 1906 14th St NW, Washington, DC, 202-518-7926 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Zagat | WaPo | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | Ylp]
Not Italian but rather more of a nouvelle blend, expensive, has some very fine dishes (by Chef Ryan Ratino, a Medina, Ohio native). I recommend the linguini with uni, the foie gras, and the cabbage side dish along with the side of root vegetables. Those I all liked very much. The ribs were dull, the char a bit fishy/smoky, and the desserts only so-so.