In a bind, and hurry, help!
Hello my Washingtonian Chowhounders,
Our plans are changed for tonight and I need a new place to go, good food, not overpriced, perhaps Italian, (Always love a great risotto), else, give me your best.
We want to head to Mama's Organ in Adam's Morgan afterwards, so if any of you know a place that would be around that area, I would be thrilled!
Thanks in advance!
To reply to my own query, here is where we went and how it went.
Someone mentioned Papa-Razzi and we managed to get a reservation.
I really enjoyed the experience. The appetizers we chose were caprese and the other prosciutto and mozzarella, the latter being the best as the tomatoes in the caprese were tasteless, the mozzarella remaining delicious as was the prosciutto.
The plates chosen for mains are rissotto with scallops, penne with pomodoro and polpetti, and ravioli.
The ravioli was eaten and fine, the penne plate with pomodoro was bland and the meatballs felt spongy, which is too bad as they were supposedly made with quality meat.
The rissoto with was delicious, even though I was surprised it was served in a standard plate and not the usual center/bowl type plate.
The wine, a Nero D'avolo 2008, was quite a good deal.
It came to dessert in no time and those wowed us, two of them, a bowl of three gelatos. sumptuous! The other was brownies and and gelato, the bowl so large was so large, it was impossible to finish, though I think some might.
The tiramisu was so so, not in the league of the other desserts.
They served a good espresso, the service was attentive and charming, nothing more.
Papa-Razzi is what you could expect of a decent chain restaurant and on a night like this one, a fine place to go. No regrets.