Neighborhood Eats: Cafe Milano

The first and most ambitious of Franco Nuschese’s restaurants is all about celeb-spotting and buzz—it’s also a tough reservation on weekends and sometimes even during the week. On a summer afternoon, the patio is an appealing hideaway for dining on luxe plates such as vitello tonnato with capers from Pantelleria or veal chop Milanese with arugula-and-tomato salad. In winter, pasta with shaved truffles is an option, albeit a pricey one. And you can always go bargain basement with the Margherita pizza.

-March, 2008 

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.