Scenic Dining on 14th Street
This industrial-rustic style Italian gastropub is perhaps home to the most coveted dining seats in the city. It is first-come, first-serve at the six elevated front-marble countertop stools where not only can you savor Tuscan-inspired hand-made pastas like Tagilatelle al Ragú, dishes like Pollo al Mattone, and Bistecca alla Fiorentina for two (a three-pound porterhouse) and wood-fired pizzas like a Margherita or a sausage-topped Salsicce e Cipolla, but also the unobstructed views of passersby trekking along the bustling 14th Street Corridor. As I was dining there and reflecting on the scenery one Friday evening, I was amazed with the area's transformation in the past 15 years. What was once DC's "red light district" has become the city's premier neighborhood.
By Christian Mirasol, AFAR Local Expert
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