Ristorante Piccolo: Go for fresh pasta, stay for dessert

DC Vegetarian

Anupama and I checked out Ristorante Piccolo in Georgetown last week after seeing that several of the pasta dishes were vegetarian and sounded tasty. We weren’t sure what to expect of the food or experience, but as you’ll see, we ended up being glad that we took the plunge.

The atmosphere is a confusing mix of home-style Italian restaurant and Georgetown dinner spot. The overall effect tended toward the former though, more convivial than stuffy. We wouldn’t call it romantic, necessarily, but the upstairs has a more secluded feel and a warm fireplace.

Our server was attentive, cheerfully answering our questions and giving suggestions. We started with tomato soup, a staff favorite, but not before seriously considering the evening’s special of cream of broccoli with blue cheese, (also made with vegetable stock). Our soup was tangy and tomato-y with a healthy drizzle of olive oil, but not something we’d necessarily…

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By Nicholas Maithya Posted in Reviews

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