Al Dente – Washington DC – USA
Washington’s most famous Italian chef going back to 1984, Roberto Donna is a James Beard winner and twice DC “Chef of the Year”. Owner of some 20 restaurants over the years, he is best known for his award-winning Galileo restaurants and I Matti, a ground-breaking trattoria in 1980’s Adams Morgan. From Torino (Turin) in Northern Italy, Chef Donna’s current cuisine spans Southern and all regions of his beloved country.
Guests can enjoy fresh house-made pasta, risotto, fresh fish and meat offerings along with Italian desserts and a selection of gelato. Al Dente also showcases Neapolitan pizza from the restaurant’s centerpiece oven.
Al Dente can accommodate up to 116-seated guests in the main dining room; 12 seats at the bar; 12 seats around the pizza oven and eight seats in the open exhibition kitchen complete with dining bar. An outdoor patio is also available during the spring and summer months (weather permitting) with seating for 30.