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Pumpkin or Butternut Squash Ravioli

geg5150 Nov 7, 2007 08:37 PM

I have an itch that needs scratchin' now that the cooler weather is here!

I'm seriously craving either pumpkin or butternut squash ravioli. A little brown butter & sage...wow! Nothing says fall like a big plate of it!

I'll be in DC from tomorrow until th 16th. What are your suggestions?

Thanks so much.

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    wayne keyser Nov 7, 2007 08:49 PM

    Sorry I can't refer you to a restaurant, but I've bought butternut squash ravioli recently at Shopper's - my goodness that's yummy!

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      Elyssa Nov 8, 2007 05:13 AM

      You can BUY them at the pasta stand at Eastern Market.

      You might want to call Filomena to see if they have this on their menu at the moment,.

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        WashDC33 Nov 8, 2007 05:24 AM

        I haven't been since they've reopened but Spezie on L street has pumpkin ravoli that sounds pretty delicious, and the restaurant has been getting pretty good reviews since it reopened.

        From their online menu:

        Tortelli di zucca e amaretti al burro, salvia e parmigiano
        House made ravioli stuffed with roasted pumpkin and amaretto cookies, fresh sage and parmesan sauce

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        1. re: WashDC33
          Jeserf Nov 8, 2007 06:03 AM

          the amaretto cookies are what make the dish.

          I often make pumpkin ravioli at home and it's just not the same without the crumbled cookies and a little pecorino on top.

        2. KWynn Nov 8, 2007 06:19 AM

          I had some great Butternut Squash Ravioli a few years ago at Tosca. Not sure if it's on the current menu but worth checking...

          Tosca Ristorante
          1112 F Street, Washington, DC 20004

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          1. re: KWynn
            cleveland park Nov 8, 2007 12:57 PM

            Please by all means GO to Tosca, which I just tried for the first time on friday. The pastas are top notch and deserts are to die for, you will not go wrong here.

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            FoodieMcGee Nov 8, 2007 06:22 AM

            It's take out only, but Vace (in Cleveland Park and Bethesda) sells homemade frozen pasta dishes, and my family always buys their pumpkin agnelloti. They also sell sauces to go with the pastas, such as walnut or marinara. If you don't feel like going out but still have that pumpkin craving ( I know how you feel, I love the taste of fall) then it's always nice to have it in your freezer.

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            1. re: FoodieMcGee
              Jeserf Nov 8, 2007 06:43 AM

              ooo i will have to check out the agnelloti!

              I have a freezer of pumpkin and sweet cream ravioli that my mom brings me from an Italian Market in philly, and I never think of going to Vace!

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              Pipercubb Nov 8, 2007 11:35 AM

              A couple of years ago Olives had a great butternet squash ravioli in a brown butter sauce. I have no idea if they still do, but it might be worth a phone call.

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                tracy_dc Nov 8, 2007 12:17 PM

                The butternut squash ravioli at Kramerbook's Afterwards Cafe is really good!
                Here's their menu: http://www.kramers.com/view.cfm?id=37

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                1. re: tracy_dc
                  cabster Nov 8, 2007 12:33 PM

                  Pulchinella's (sp?) in McLean often has butternut squash ravioli as a special. It's quite good.

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                  hamster Nov 8, 2007 03:08 PM

                  GO TO COPPI'S!!! On U Street. I had the most sublime butternut squash ravioli there a year ago, and I noticed when I was there last night that it's still on the specials menu. It's also a really lovely atmosphere, very cozy bistro.

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                    MaxDC Nov 8, 2007 08:33 PM

                    I was just looking at Nage's new fall menu and they're offering a Pumpkin and Hazlenut ravioli...

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                      bylinemjf Nov 9, 2007 12:31 PM

                      Sette Bello had a great version (small portion) last year but haven't been recently

                      1. geg5150 Nov 9, 2007 03:08 PM

                        Thanks everyone! I'm staying at M and New Hampshire, I think Spezie is the closest.

                        I'll report back.

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                        1. re: geg5150
                          applerochez Nov 13, 2007 09:08 AM

                          i'm a little late, but for future reference, a la lucia in old town alexandria serves these through the fall and they were really delicious last year!

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                          sebastianrc Nov 15, 2007 09:06 AM

                          Olives at 1600 Kst. has the best made fresh daily butternut squash

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