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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES La Forchetta

3201 New Mexico Ave. NW (Nebraska Ave. NW) Send to Phone
202-244-2223
Roberto Donna’s Italian cooking including his standout tiramisu “hemisphere.”
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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES La Forchetta Restaurant Review

: Setting the stage for Roberto Donna’s return to DC’s kitchens, La Forchetta showcases the chef’s extravagant Italian cooking, from the pork belly and polenta fries to the salted cod with grilled bread and the roasted red peppers that melt on the tongue. These just initiate a lavish meal, which, if your waistline and wallet can hold up, will take you through both sweet and savory pizzas. Donna’s famous handmade pastas --- try the gnocchi with pork sausage ragù --- are preludes to the serious stuff, the entrées that include braised pork shank, hanger steak with broccoli rabe, and beef short ribs with a Parmigiano-Reggiano potato purée. Less elegant entrées may catch your fancy, and these would include a round of spiedini di salsiccia, or hand-made sausages on skewers. Imagine a duck sausage grilled with shallots, apples, peppers and polenta. While you are dipping into the endless breadbasket, keep uppermost in your thoughts what to select for dessert. While Donna does offer lighter classic Italian sweets, no one should pass up his luscious tiramisu, a giant portion appropriately titled “hemisphere,” and boasting chocolate sauce and caramelized hazelnuts.

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