Fiola is an award-winning restaurant set in a prime location, so it’s not hard to understand what all the buzz is about. The restaurant is modeled after an Italian trattoria and features an upscale dining room that works equally well as a setting for catching up with some friends from Newseum Residences (round tables accommodate up to eight people) or a romantic weekend date (request one of the cozy corner booths for two).
You can always order a la carte, of course, but regulars suggest that you try any of the four- to six-course prix fixe meals with wine pairings designed to bring out flavor subtleties in the food. Popular dishes include the rich, creamy lobster ravioli, as well as the Tuscan-style squab topped with caramelized endives and roasting juices. And, of course, you should be sure to leave room for dessert, which is legendary at Fiola. Try the rum-soaked lemon cake with ricotta and black tea-poached peaches, or the savor the rich, dark chocolate mousse.