Neighborhood Eats: Sorriso
Comments () | Published March 25, 2008
Sorriso
Address: 3518 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202.537.4800
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest, Cleveland Park
Cuisines: Pizza, Italian
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday, 5:30 to 9:30, Friday 5:30 to 10:30, Saturday 12 to 10:30, Sunday 5 to 9:30
Nearby Metro Stops: Cleveland Park
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Pappardelle with mushrooms and white-truffle oil; rigatoni Bolognese; lasagna di crespelle; Margherita pizza.
Price Details: Starters, $7 to $12; main courses, $13 to $28.

Chef/owner Pietro Polles pops into the dining room to air-kiss regulars at this snug restaurant where pasta is al dente and sparingly sauced in the Roman style. Standouts are pappardelle with mushrooms and white-truffle oil, rigatoni Bolognese, and lasagna di crespelle, in which an Italian-style crepe fills in for noodles. And though the thin-crusted wood-oven pizza Margherita may have a tad more cheese than those scantily clad Neapolitan pies, it’s satisfying nevertheless.

-March, 2008 

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