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A Cut Above

Pasta Mia

I’ve lived in DC now for about six years. In that time there have been a lot of good restaurants. I’ve discovered a few gems and eaten at some of the classics. But I have not eaten at ALL of the best restaurants in the city. As a college student for four of those years, that was a practical impossibility. But there have always been a few restaurants that have been on peoples’ must try list. Most of those I have crossed off. You have read about many of them here. But one that had eluded me, until today, was Adams Morgan’s Pasta Mia.

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A Cut Above

Al Dente (formerly La Forchetta)

Al Dente, formerly known as La Forchetta, changed its name due to similarities with other restaurants both in DC and worldwide. Still the same menu, still the same chef, still the same review!

As an Italian, it’s a bit difficult to review an Italian restaurant. So many of my perceptions and opinions surrounding Italian food are inevitably wrapped up in memory and nostalgia, not driven by taste alone. No pizza will ever be better than Emilio’s around the corner; no spaghetti and meatballs will ever be better than my Dad’s on a Sunday.

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A Sincere Thank You

At the end of our first day we wanted to offer a sincere thanks to all of you. The overwhelming amount of support we received today was truly humbling. It makes what we’re doing worth it. Someone that was recognized this morning that deserves another special thanks is Jordan Sheckman, who brought our vision to life. We have a fantastic home for this site and it’s only going to continue to grow.

We’re out celebrating at La Forchetta (more on that at a later date), but we couldn’t end our first day without giving thanks.

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