Teatro Goldoni

restaurants / Italian

Teatro Goldoni information

Location
Washington, DC , USA
Address
1909 K St NW
Telephone
+1 202 955 9494
Getting there
Metro: Farragut West
More information
www.teatrogoldoni.com
Prices
mains from $30
Opening hours
lunch & dinner Mon-Fri, dinner Sat
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Teatro used to be just that – a sort of crazy clown carnival of very colorful, eye-catching, yet fairly ‘meh’ Italian dining. We loved (and still love) the Commedia del Arte ambience, a refreshing change from the starched-shirt formality so common in Foggy Bottom, but the food wasn’t worth the price. No longer, though. Chef Enzo Fargione has brought discipline and style to the menu without sacrificing the madcap flair that is Goldoni’s signature. Pasta stuffed with sweetbreads and sausage, all sweating a thick walnut sauce, should be too much (it almost is), but Fargione’s kitchen manages to restrain the richness just enough so the flavors don’t muddle. On the other hand, the veal, dressed in rosemary and mushrooms, stands on its simple, succulent self. Bravissimo .