Friday, April 16, 2010

Famous Luigi’s

Last date I was here: 04/16/2010

Restaurant: Famous Luigi’s (

Location: Dupont Circle

Total Rating: 4.6
Food: 5, Price: 5, Service: 3, Ambience: 3, Accessibility: 5

Summary: One of the oldest Italian restaurants in Washington, DC, Luigi’s is a casual restaurant offering classic Italian cuisine in a convenient location. Attempting the Trattoria-type restaurant, Luigi’s can get packed at times even with the bountiful seating on two floors and an indoor patio area. Closest Metro is Dupont Circle.

We have had dinner here several times and it is a favorite of mine in the city. Famous for its pizza, the other traditional menu items are very generous and tasty and hit the spot every time. Great prices! Tourists and locals dine here, making it crowded at times. But I love this spot so much, I have even brought out-of-town family to Luigi’s for a nice meal.

What I ate:

with mushrooms and prosciutto

Insalate di Marre
Cold salad of lettuce, tomatoes, olives, shrimp, calamari, mussels in a vinnaigrette dressing

Involtini di melanzane
Thin slices of eggplant wrapped around tomato & topped with cheese

Folded pizza dough stuffed with ham, mushroom, pepperoni & mozzarella

Antipasto Luigi
Old fashioned antipasto salad with sliced Italian meats, mozzarella, lettuce, & fresh vegetables

Seashell alla partenopea
Pasta sautéed with zucchini, garlic, herbs in a pink sauce

Manicotti di ricotta
Homemade pasta stuffed with ricotta, parmigiano & spinach baked in tomato sauce

Lasagna al forno
Spinach pasta with ricotta
Parpadelle Sottobosco
wide pasta with ham and mushrooms in a cream sauce

Plus Keith ate:

Vitello Parmigiana with Spaghetti
Breaded veal cutlet topped with spinach, tomatoes, and mozzarella

Linguine del pescatore
Mixture of seafood in a spicy tomato sauce

Pollo e salsiccia
Sautéed with link sausage, peppers, onion in tomato sauce

Rigatoni rustici
Sautéed with Italian sausage, mozzarella cheese, parmigiano, & fresh herbs in tomato sauce

Melanzane Parmigiana with Spaghetti
Baked eggplant parmesan with a side of spaghetti in marinara sauce

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