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Fun restaurant to take in-laws?

beauxgoris Feb 6, 2010 06:40 PM

My in-laws are coming and want to go to a restaurant with nice atmosphere and not too crazy food wise (no spicy food for my MIL), perhaps Italian? We were thinking Al Tiramisu, but it doesn't have the neatest interior. Any suggestions? DC metro area is fine, Bethesda even.

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    Elyssa Feb 8, 2010 12:39 PM

    How about Siroc in DC? The food is delicious Italian, nothing too far out there, and a nice, cozy atmosphere. Also A+ service.

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      beauxgoris Feb 9, 2010 03:00 PM

      Thank you everyone for these suggestions. Very good! Sadly with our next blanket of snow coming my in-laws may not make it up this weekend.... I'm going to research these places anyway though so I'll be prepared in case they come up in two weeks.

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        Dennis S Feb 9, 2010 05:50 PM

        I think you have a good opp with this. I actually have done "research" tours ahead of time for events like this. One idea you may want to entertain for one afternoon or so, is to put together "small plates" at a number of places from noon to mid-afternoon. Take an energetic break and then hit dinner. Something like that.

    2. Dennis S Feb 7, 2010 09:08 AM

      Addie's could be considered.

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        ivysmom Feb 7, 2010 02:51 PM

        I'd second Addie's.

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          chicken kabob Feb 7, 2010 03:34 PM

          Addie's is a good one- Black Market, too (Same owners.)

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            chicken kabob Feb 8, 2010 09:56 AM

            Just thought of a great suggestion for Italian!!! Dino in Cleveland Park.

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              DCDeb Feb 8, 2010 10:47 AM

              I second that! Dino's is great.

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                Dennis S Feb 9, 2010 05:48 PM

                I so need to get there. Had a sitter lined up and everything when the first big snow came by. Grrrrr.

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        stever500 Feb 6, 2010 07:13 PM

        The Assaggi Mozarella Bar in Bethesda on Bethesda Ave is pretty good. We love that place. It's Italian but make a reservation.

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          chicken kabob Feb 7, 2010 08:37 AM

          I love Ollazo in Bethesda. It is small and cozy, casual, very good basic Italian food. I think they have awesome meatballs, very good linguine with white clam sauce and chicken parmesan.

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