The dining room is gorgeous at this venture from Holy City Hospitality Group (Coast, Virginia’s on King, 39 Rue de Jean), and the menu is classic Italian-American. The pastas, made in house, aren’t as supple as they are at some of the other Italian places we love, but the sauces are rich, meaty (ragu alla bolognese, lamb sugo), and satisfying (classic carbonara). Painted Hills ribeye, veal Saltimbocca, and Sicilian Sunday Gravy offer hearty fare. The space itself is worth a visit. The old warehouse has soaring ceilings, heavy wooden beams, and industrial brick walls washed in a comforting Tuscan yellow, making for a lovely setting to break bread, sip wine, and snack on a spread of charcuterie. —Stephanie Barna Dish (Winter 2015)
Classic Italian-American fare with a menu of carbonara, pomodoro, ragu alla bolognese, Sicilian Sunday gravy, veal marsala, chicken parmesan, and the like.