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Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca

1100 New York Ave. NW (H St. NW) Send to Phone
202-216-9550 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Authentic regional Italian food and diet-defying desserts in downtown DC.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca Restaurant Review

: Another jewel in restaurateur Ashok Bajaj’s crown, Bibiana and its menu capitalize on Washingtonians’ demand for quality food served in sleek surroundings and at affordable prices --- affordable, that is, unless one gets carried away and orders two or three entrées and numerous desserts. Not that you could eat all that, since you will have already enjoyed your fill of the fresh breads dunked in the golden-green olive oil. A treat for the senses, to say nothing of the discerning palate, Bibiana serves authentic regional Italian food, seasonal as well, that might include saffron rice fritters; tagliatelle with traditional bolognese ragù; l’uovo --- egg pizza, fonduta and lardo; roasted pork chop Milanese; and worth its weight in gold and calories, a burrata d’Andria, the heavy cream-enriched cousin of mozzarella. (Note that former chef Nicholas Stefanelli has departed the restaurant; Jake Addeo has taken over the kitchen.) Desserts are equally diet-defying, perhaps a dense panna cotta served on crumbled (“sand”) biscotti and infused with liquid fruit. The wine list has been chosen with care and panache, and it's a cinch that you will find the right pairing for your entrée. It’s all too much for just one seating, and chances are you’ll find plenty of reasons to dine here often. Look for the entrance to the restaurant on 12th and H Sts.

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