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Finemondo Restaurant Review

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Finemondo Restaurant Review

Finemondo

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The Bottom Line

Finemondo is a Country Style Italian restaurant with great food and a convenient location, near the National and Warner Theatres and other popular attractions in the heart of downtown Washington, DC. The cozy and elegant atmosphere, along with the large bar and lounge, makes this a comfortable gathering place for large and small parties.

Pros

  • Cozy Italian restaurant with great food and service
  • Convenient location near many Washington, DC attractions
  • Generous portions
  • Nice accommodations for private parties

Cons

  • Expensive

Description

  • Address:1319 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004
  • Phone:(202) 737-3100
  • Hours: Lunch: Mon.-Fri. 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner: Mon.-Sat. 5-10:30pm; Closed Sundays & Holidays
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Parking: Valet $5
  • Prices: Lunch: $8 to $19.95; 3-course lunch specials available for $16.95; Dinner: $9.50 to $29.50.

Guide Review - Finemondo Restaurant Review

Finemondo is an Italian restaurant whose specialty is the spit roasted classic – Arrosti, which is a flavorful dish of meat, fish, and poultry seared in its own juices. Favorites include Roasted leg of lamb served over a bed of mushrooms flavored with prosciutto, Grilled mixed meat marinated over night with rosemary, sage, garlic and juniper berries, served with sauteed spinach and mushrooms and Pan roasted halibut flavored with a savory tomato sauce served over spinch sauteed with garlic.

The menu also includes a variety of traditional pasta dishes, such as Linguini with mussels and clams flavored with garlic and olive oil, Homemade lasagna with veal ragu and sun-dried porcini mushroom and Homemade gnocchi, potato dumpling with fava beans, gren peas and asparagus flavored with sage.

A variety of cold and hot antipasti dishes are available for starters. Salads are a la carte and there is an extensive wine list. Desserts include Italian classics like Tiramisu, Hazelnut chocolate cake served over vanilla sauce and homemade sorbet and ice cream.

The dining room has a cozy atmosphere with dark wood and glass panels. The restaurant seating is divided into four sections, offering private seating for large parties. The maximum seating in the main dining room is 120. A large private room accommodates 50 and a small private room seats 14. The bar lounge is very large and can seat 40, but can hold up to 165 standing.

Reviewed September 2006 - Prices are subject to change
User Reviews

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 2 out of 5
Finemondo, DowntownDC, Member Sturrup

Restaurant Week at Finemondo is $25.12 not $20.12 as advertised. And they are sneaky about it. The food tasted great but.. I went to lunch there today and was given the ""Restaurant Week"" menu, which said ""pick one from each course"". When the bill was presented I disputed the price, I was THEN informed that the $20.12 price was for 2 courses, pasta entress only. I ordered 3 courses off the menu and expected to pay $20.12, as advertised. Also, a glass of red wine was $9.50. I should have just stuck to the a la carte lunch menu. :-(

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