DeCarlo's Restaurant

4822 Yuma St. NW
Washington, DC 20016


Neighborhood: Upper Northwest

Cuisines: Italian

Opening Hours:
Open for lunch Monday through Saturday 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Open for dinner Monday through Saturday 5:30 PM to 10 PM, and Sunday 5:30 PM to 9 PM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Tenleytown-AU

Price Range: Moderate

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Intimate

Reservations: Recommended


Best Dishes:
Grilled sausage with peppers; mussels with garlic and tomato sauce; pasta-and-bean soup; penne with sausage; linguine with clams; trenette carbonara; veal marsala; osso buco, grilled squid with butter and white wine sauce.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups

DeCarlo's Restaurant

This quiet neighborhood bistro offers lots of Italian standards.

From November 2004

Hidden behind the Spring Valley Shopping Center on Yuma Street, DeCarlo's is a neighborhood secret. It's the kind of Italian restaurant you don't find much any more--professionally run with white tablecloths, seasoned waiters, and a menu devoted to the greatest hits of Italian cooking. You can start with grilled sausage and peppers, mussels with garlic and tomato sauce, or pasta-and-bean soup.

Pasta courses include penne with sausage, linguine with clams, and trenette carbonara, each superbly done. For a main course, tuck into a beautifully cooked veal marsala, tender braised osso buco, or flavorful grilled squid with butter and white-wine sauce. WAMU talk-show host Diane Rehm, who lives in the neighborhood, says it's one of her favorite restaurants. It may become one of yours, too.