Fodor's Expert Review Bibiana Osteria and Enoteca

$$ Downtown Italian

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

You might call this the Italian version of the uberpopular Indian spot Rasika, and you'd be correctly noting the modernist fingerprints of local impresario Ashok Bajaj. The 120-seat dining room, decorated in Bajaj's favored spare tones and metallic accents, specializes in hearty Italian cuisine dished out by uncommonly attentive and knowledgeable servers. In a city where Italian spots too often hit obvious notes, Bibiana's sophisticated presentations include ribbon pasta in wild boar ragù and squid-ink gnocchi with Maine lobster. The surroundings may be rich, but the ample portions and sensible offerings (like the lunch special or weekday happy hour) make for a more reasonable splurge.

Italian Intimate Lunch Dinner Dessert $$

Quick Facts

1100 New York Ave. NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20005, USA

202-216–9550

www.bibianadc.com

Known For:
  • Being a Milan-inspired osteria
  • Unexpected Italian dishes
  • Affordable lunch specials
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch Sat. Closed Sun.

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