Great Bars 2013: Fiola
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Address: 601 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-628-2888
Neighborhood: Penn Quarter/Chinatown
Cuisines: Italian
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday for dinner.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Gallery Place-Chinatown, Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter
Price Range: Expensive
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Prosciutto plate; oysters with lemon foam; chitarra with crab and sea urchin; lasagna for one; black sea bass with clam brodetto; grilled lamb for two; ricotta bombolini; zuppa inglese with lemon granita and mint.
Price Details: Starters $7 to $12, entrées $17 to $30.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available, Party Space, Outdoor Seating
Food Specials
Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Friday 4PM- 6PM: Wine and food specials
Happy Hour Days:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

Fabio Trabocchi commands much of the praise and attention at his excellent mid-century-mod Italian dining room. What sometimes gets overlooked: an equal talent behind the bar. Jeff Faile shakes and stirs some of the best cocktails in Washington—try the nicely gingery Milan Mule or the rosemary-scented and refreshing Fiola. Weekdays 4 to 6, a terrific happy hour offers $6 cocktails and snacks including buffalo-mozzarella fritters and veal meatballs with a runny egg. Insider tip: Faile has a special love for Negronis, the Italian aperitifs of vermouth, bitters, and gin. Six are on his menu; the Negroni Bianco—with Botanist gin from Scotland, Cocchi Americano, and Dolin Blanc vermouth—is spectacular. Open Monday through Saturday.

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