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Elyssa Nov 9, 2009 08:02 AM

I'm going to Trattoria Alberto for dinner tomorrow night for a birthday party. Despite previously working down the street for 5+ years, I've never dined there.

I'm not eating pasta these days (low-carb diet...ugh!) so I was wondering how some of their entrees are. Maybe a shrimp or chicken dish (as long as it doesn't have breading). Any recommendations for this place?

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Trattoria Alberto
506 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

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    venera Nov 9, 2009 08:53 AM

    Their lamb chop is out of this world, a double cut that is thick and meaty. And perfectly seasoned and cooked. I believe you can order seafood and even poultry, so you shouldn't have a problem low-carbing it.

    Their food is fantastic, I haven't had a thing I didn't like there. Standouts from our visits includes a veal carpaccio in milk appetizer, the aforementioned lamb chop, and a seafood salad app.

    Enjoy! And please do report back. I would like to know what you ordered, and how your visit went. I am planning to go back soon, it's one of my go-to places when I want to feel like I'm back in Europe. :)

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      Elyssa Nov 9, 2009 09:20 AM

      Thanks for the recs. Lamb chops could be yummy!

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        Joe H Nov 9, 2009 09:55 AM

        Elyssa, are you talking about Capitol Hill or Glen Burnie?

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          Elyssa Nov 9, 2009 10:26 AM

          Capitol Hill...didn't know there was more than 1.

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            Jason1 Nov 9, 2009 10:33 AM

            That's funny...I had no idea there was one in Capitol Hill. Are the two related?

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              chowsearch Nov 9, 2009 11:33 AM

              unrelated, very different, glen burnie is tiny, almost a one-man show

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                Elyssa Nov 9, 2009 11:35 AM

                Which location were you referring to above about the specials?

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                  chowsearch Nov 9, 2009 11:59 AM

                  Glen Burnie is famous for the walletbusting. Food's good. Decor looks like a KMart exploded.

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                    venera Nov 9, 2009 01:01 PM

                    I was talking about the one in Glen Burnie -- I had no idea there was another one on the Hill! Joe H, thanks for clarifying!

                    Elyssa, sorry, guess my recs no longer apply.

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                      chowsearch Nov 9, 2009 01:18 PM

                      Elyssa, when you go, can you ask if they're related?

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                        Joe H Nov 9, 2009 01:42 PM

                        There's also one in West Chester just outside of Philly.

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          chowsearch Nov 9, 2009 08:06 AM

          Make sure you ask directly the price of the specials or when they say, we could make up that dish for you. It's like Da Mimmo--they intentionally avoid mentioning about the specials prices and they're like double.

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