Cacciucco Fish Stew.
On Friday I ventured to a neighborhood spot for the very first time. La Tavola Trattoria in Virginia Highlands proved a very pleasant dining experience. I especially enjoyed the outdoor patio dining in back, the cool cocktail I tried (below) and the fish stew, pictured above. The tagliatelle with mushrooms and the grilled calamari were also excellent, although the calamari contained more beans and cauliflower than actual squid! I didn't try any dessert here - see cupcake post below, but I would definitely like to come back here to try the dessert and the brunch menu.
Outside of the restaurant.
Rose Marie martini with candied rosemary.
Grilled calamari with cauliflower and cannellini beans.
Tagliatelle with mushroom ragu.