Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Recently, CiaoDC had the pleasure of dining for a second time at Eastern Market/Capitol Hill's Acqua al 2. Acqua al 2 is a restaurant that has its original roots in Florence, Italy, in the heart of Tuscany. DC's location is only the second international location for the Florence favorite, after San Diego. As someone who spent several months living in Tuscany, with frequent visits to Firenze, I promise this is one of the few places in the area that does not disappoint on the authenticity front.
Ok, enough with talk, now onto the real reason why you're all reading this - the food and the wine. We began our meal with an item that is not on the menu - the Burrata - which was a "thank-you" from the chef because we waited a bit beyond our reservation time for our table. I was so pleasantly surprised that I forgot to take a picture! But for those of you who are unfamiliar with the creamy deliciousness that is Burrata, check out this picture and description from BelGioioso.
On top of the exceptional food, the service was wonderful, and we will certainly be dining there again in the near future.
Grazie mille, Acqua al 2!