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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED D’Acqua

801 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (Eighth St.) Send to Phone
202-783-7717
D’Acqua takes a water route to reach the power diners of the nation’s capital.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED D’Acqua, Washington, DC

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED D’Acqua Restaurant Review

: There’s no doubt where to go with the menu at this Penn Quarter power dining spot---it’s seafood. Fueled by the district’s well-known Italian restaurant veterans Francesco Ricchi, a gracious host on the floor, and chef Enzo Febbraro, the food scene at the upscale eatery is inspired by selections from the water. And that’s where you should stay---selecting simply prepared fresh seafood from the iced market display at the front of the dining room. Today’s catch beckons the diner to “choose me.” The décor is gentle with its soft blue tablecloths and sand-shaded accents. The wine list is generous with complementary pairings; the service is knowledgeable and attentive. Red snapper, branzino, turbot and dorado are among the likely choices to grace the ice. They are best simply grilled, oven baked or crusted in a salt shell to be skillfully removed at the table---along with the unwanted bones. Bowls of traditional pastas like the linguine alle vongole deliver plenty of tender baby clams. D’Acqua’s not broaching new culinary terrain; rather it’s embracing the fresh harvest of the sea. With Ricchi and Febbraro at the helm, the course is steady and satisfying.



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