By Brandy Simpson, Special Events Contributor
Looking for an Italian Easter Brunch or Dinner?
Look no further! Let CiaoDC help you celebrate a wonderful Easter morning at a great Italian restaurant. Here's our top five restaurant picks:
1. Bibiana 1100 New York Avenue, NW (Corner of 12th and H St) Washington, DC 20005
Named as one of Esquire's 20 "Best New Restaurants 2010", celebrate Easter morning in style with Bibiana. Bibiana is offering a traditional Italian lunch on Easter Sunday from 11AM to 3PM. At a set menu price of $45, you can enjoy a delicious three course meal. Special Easter menu items include Mozzarella di Bufala, Acetosa, L'agnello Pasquale, and Persico.
2. Dino 3435 Connecticut Avenue Washington, DC 20008
Stop by Dino from 11AM to 3PM Easter morning for a great Easter brunch. Dino has been named as the #1 Italian restaurant in DC by Washingtonian readers for two years running now. Dino will be offering a fantastic three course meal for $35 on Easter Sunday. Enjoy a great mix of Italian-American cuisine with menu items like torte di mela, budino di pane, and panini americano. Also, Dino offers specialties like Risotto al Nero di Seppia and Cinghiale.
3. Café Milano 3251 Prospect Street, NW Washington, DC 20007
Georgetown's upscale Café Milano is a terrific place to spend Easter morning. From 11:30AM to 3PM, you can get a fabulous three course meal. For your main dish, you can enjoy dishes like imported casereccia pasta with veal and San Marzano tomato ragout or braised veal cheeks in a primitivo sauce. For desserts, Café Milano is offering an assortment of Italian sweets like neapolitan pastiera wheat cake and colomba.
4. Potenza 1430 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20005
A 2010 Where the Locals Eat Best Italian Restaurant winner, Potenza pairs an old world ambiance with unique food. Open from 3PM to 10PM, Potenza is offering both its unique dishes and traditional Italian dinner dishes. Baked egg pizza and a citrus cured salmon board are just two of the special dishes that Potenza is serving. On the more traditional side, Potenza will also be serving risotto and cherry wood smoked ham. The Easter special menu prices range from $8 to $28.
5. Café Italia 519 South 23rd Street Arlington, VA 22202
For those of you just outside the District, drop by Arlington's Café Italia for a tasty brunch or dinner. Enjoy brunch at a price of $14.95 with a cocktail drink included or have a three course meal for dinner at the price of $24.95. Brunch is served from noon to 3:30PM and dinner is served from 3:30PM to 10PM. For brunch, try the nina nona sandwich or try the veal alla saltimbocca for dinner. Café Italia will also have live opera music on Saturday April 23, 2011 starting at 6:30PM.