Neighborhood Eats: Sorriso

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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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.