Washingtonian Recommends: The Best Pasta Restaurants Around DC

Washingtonian Recommends: The Best Pasta Restaurants Around DC

Washingtonian |
Jessica Sidman, Ann Limpert, Anna Spiegel, Cynthia Hacinli |
Apr 6, 2018
Original Article: "Washingtonian Recommends: The Best Pasta Restaurants Around DC"

Our favorite places to indulge a carb craving

RPM Italian
601 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Glitzy owners—who include reality-TV personalities Giuliana and Bill Rancic—and a black-windowed Vegas vibe have a way of making discerning eaters nervous. And while there are areas to avoid on RPM’s Italian menu (bill-padding antipasti such as lobster caprese salad and octopus with chickpeas, for instance), the place does rightby the Italian-American repertoire. Our tactic: Order pastas with abandon—a simple, flavor-bursting linguine pomodoro, a strapping carbonara—and share one of the oversize entrées, like the gigantic chicken Parm.

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