|2013 I St. NW Washington , DC 20006 Phone: 202 223-3600|
|Primi Piatti has been in business and serving the patrons of the Washington DC metroplolitan area since 1987. The restaurant has been recognized for its excellent service and authentic menu with many rewards from members of the media and by food and beverage critics.|
We are famous for our Whole Grilled Fish and our Grilled Veal Chop.
Primi Piatti is the first restaurant to import from Italy its wood burning grill used to prepare our Specialty Pizzas
|The Washington Post Profile|
Unlike the constricted downtown original, this Primi Piatti occupies a vast, luxurious space, featuring upscale touches like romantic sconce lighting and entire groves of potted palms. On Saturday nights, animated, well-turned out couples predominate, sometimes in groups at the larger tables.
One dish with an impossibly long name -- insalata di aragosta su listarelle di finocchio con scaglie di parmigiano ed olio d'oliva (unabridged Italian for lobster salad with fennel, Parmesan and olive oil) -- is an inspired combination of flavors and textures. Green lasagna, made with veal ragu, fresh mozzarella and startlingly green pasta, is true comfort food. Try the lamb chops, done in the classic style with rosemary and garlic. Gorgeous surroundings and professional service make this an ideal destination for a special night out. There's also valet parking after 5:30 pm.
"Primi Piatti is a fresh, inventive Italian Café". "A prime choice for late dining. Food matches, setting perfectly while rooted in tradition, it is uncommonly bright and devoid of complications." Washington Times, July 1987.
"At Primi Piatti the food lives up to the show: aromatic, homemade breads, pungent with fresh herbs or black olives; simple, grilled meats, fish and vegetables that are consistent."
Museum & Arts Magazine, July/Aug 1989.
|Award of Distinction, Zagat Survey|
Washington Post, Jun 1991
| ||50 Very Best Restaurants|
Washingtonian Magazine, Jan 1989
|The 50 Best PIZZAS in the World,|
Pgs. 64 & 65 by Honey & Larry Zisman
St Martin's Griffin Press. Copyright Aug 1999.
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