Fiola Fabio Trabocchi Fiola
601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW (7th St. NW)
Washington, DC 20004
Cuisine: Italian
Fabio Trabocchi creates Italian fare at this contemporary trattoria in Penn Quarter.
Openings: Dinner Tues.-Sat.


Fiola, Washington, DC

Fiola Restaurant Review:

With great enthusiasm, DC’s dining public welcomes back to town Fabio Trabocchi, who made famous the now-closed Maestro in The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. After a stint in NYC, Trabocchi returned to Washington to launch his own upscale Northern Italian restaurant, where he creates the foods from his youth in Italy’s Le Marche region. Portrayed as a modern trattoria, with food accessible to any budget, Fiola is one of those rare establishments where every mouthful exceeds expectations, from the signature steak tartare to the pappardelle with duck ragù, royal trumpet mushrooms and Castelmagno cheese --- or whatever dish Trabocchi decides to highlight on his menu. He even understands DC’s work ethic. Indeed, the ultra-busy can order ahead and take away such dishes as tortellini, grilled flatbread with prosciutto, and slow-cooked Kobe beef ribs. Trabocchi has also instituted an all-pasta menu on certain nights, plus a pre-theater list of items. We suggest the chocolate-hazelnut tart for dessert, when it’s available. If you have time to enjoy some fine vintages, the waitstaff will assist in navigating the wine list.

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