Patrons don't seem to mind waiting their turn to eat in this affordable, 40-seat trattoria, and the lines trail around the corner for a reason: Pasta Mia's southern Italian dishes all cost around $14 and could feed the average female for a whole day. Large bowls of steaming pasta are served with a generous layer of freshly grated Parmesan. Some best sellers are fusilli with broccoli and whole cloves of roasted garlic, rich spinach fettuccine, and penne arrabbiata
(in a spicy marinara sauce with olives). Tiramisu, served in a teacup, is a civilized way to finish your meal.
1790 Columbia Rd. NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20009, United States