Fiola da Fabio Trabocchi, web site, 601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC (entrance at 678 Indiana Avenue NW), 202-628-2888 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | dishtip | Washingtonian | Esquire | City Paper | Don Rockwell | Yelp | Gayot]
photo credit: Gianluca Belvisi
Now one of DC’s best fine dining establishments, and maybe the best Italian place currently. From the guy who used to run Maestro. The dates are very tasty, the pastas are excellent, the main courses are good enough to justify the prices but in my view they are somewhat ordinary, such as the short ribs. Good veal cheeks. The dessert I ordered was disappointing. If you doubt whether this is real Italian food, they even have sea urchin, crab, and chilies, a wonderful Sicilian dish.