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Mar 22, 2014 06:58 PM

Italian restaurant in a month

Hey y'all. Minnesota hound here looking for some help.

Wifey and I will be in town at the end of April for the Half Marathon. Looking for some quality places for dinner Friday and Saturday night. Looking for a place where wifey can "carb up" before the race and I can enjoy as well. (thai or italian would be ideal I think).

We will be staying in foggy bottom so we would like not to venture out too far and not spend a ton.

thanks for your help.

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  1. Can you define not spend a ton? Having a price range will really help. My first thought is Bertuccis.

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    1. re: rHairing

      probably under $40-50 per head. neither of us drink so it would be for all food

    2. Il Canale is in Georgetown, but it's a nice walk.

      1. Hmmm...drawing a blank on good Italian at that location.

        if you like Japanese, I'm a big fan of Kanpai in Rosslyn, which is one metro spot away from you (in Arlington). Kanpai flies under the radar of many people since is just off of Wilson.

        Actually, Kaz Sushi Bistro is at Foggy Bottom (but more expensive than Kanpai).


        1. There isn't a ton of Italian restaurants within walking distance of Foggy Bottom. The closest I can think of is Il Canale in Georgetown. They have great pizza but also some delicious pasta items (I like their pasta with clams).

          Filomena is also in Georgetown and would be great for carbing up because the portions are huge and filling. Also fits in your price range.

          Both of these places would be more than a 10 minute walk though but also a short cab ride.

          1. has anyone hear been to siroc? someone at work recommended it highly?

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            1. re: DukeFan

              Siroc is seriously good. Handmade pastas, fish, very good desserts.

              1. re: DukeFan

                Yes. Siroc is quite good...although it's been awhile since I've been there. Although I do remember it being very loud on a weekend night.