Washington, D.C.,

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Cuisine Description

The modern Italian menu highlights the symbiotic relationship between wine and food.

The chef and owner of this DC hotspot waxes nostalgic about the wine of his youth >>>

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Wine List Description
Focusing on the heralded and famous labels alongside the obscure wines of Italy, the wine list also pays homage to other great wine regions of the world.
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Riot-Worthy Dish
Wine Enthusiast editors asked America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2013 "which dish would start a riot if it was taken off the menu?" Their riot-worthy dish is…
"The gently poached Maine lobster is a must-try menu item. It’s seasoned with ginger and chives, and topped with a lobster claw and half tail."

Perfect Pairing
The prosciutto-wrapped veal chop with Alba hazelnuts and wild mushrooms pairs beautifully with Pelissero’s 2008 Nubiola Barbaresco.

Wine Events
The restaurant offers standard and premium wine pairings with tasting menus as well as themed monthly wine classes.


Wine Enthusiast Magazine announced the third annual issue of America's best wine-centric establishments, and to commemorate the list, WE hosted a rooftop party where we honored this year's recipients and toasted the exploding culture of wine and food.

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2013 Restaurant Features

Game On

Move over pork: Duck is the new darling of America’s hottest restaurants, and it scores big with playful wine pairings from Rioja to the Rhône.

Pizza Party

Wine-friendly pizzas offer diners a slice of heaven.

New York's Sommeliers Pour Local

Many of Manhattan’s best restaurants aren’t just about eating local, but drinking local wines, too.

Element of Surprise

Whether menus change daily, weekly or monthly—or cease to be presented to diners at all—eating at these restaurants is nothing less than a thrill.