Spotted: President Obama Visits Fiola

POTUS stopped by the fine dining Italian on business.

President Obama visits Fiola, one of the top-rated restaurants in Washington. Photograph by Scott Suchman

The Obamas have been hitting a number of DC’s culinary hotspots this summer, including the President’s birthday celebration at Rose’s Luxury, and a dinner for the First Lady at Maketto. The most recent sighting: President Obama at Fiola on Friday.

While many other restaurant trips have been social affairs—including the First Family’s meal last year at sister venture Fiola Mare—the President’s Friday stop was purely business. He was greeted by owners chef Fabio and Maria Trabocchi before partaking in a private, closed-door meeting. There’s no word on whether or not the President dined, though we couldn’t imagine meeting at Fiola without at least a snack.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.