Judging Restaurants – Arucola Osteria Italiana

Well the American City Diner didn’t get great reviews but I’m still intrigued about the spot next door. Arucola is located at 5534 Connecticut Ave. NW. It’s Web site says:

“Serving the freshest of ingredients, Arucola changes the menu daily. Each dish we prepared is completely homemade, from the pasta and the pizza, to the bread and our wide assortment of desserts. We have an array of daily appetizers, a featured risotto, vegetable platter, as well as meat and fish creations. Our pizzas and marinated roasted chicken are prepared to perfection in our wood burning oven. Our extensive wine list will help round out your dining experience, whether inside at a quaint table, or outside on our patio.”

You can see today’s menus here.

Any fans?

5 Comment

  • I’ve only been here a few times a couple years ago, but from what I remember, the restaurant was loud inside and outside, there was only one beer tap, and the pasta was *extremely* salty.

    Overall: good, not great.

  • This place is okay, but I wouldn’t go all the up there just to go to it. It’s nothing special but if you live in this neighborhood, it’s one of the only options for dinner.

  • This place is decent. I only go there for a drink and pizza or app at the bar after a movie at the Avalon. But what I’ve had has been good.

  • It’s pretty good. Nothing fancy but their pizzas are ok as are the pastas. Reasonably priced and a good option for before a movie at the avalon. And such a quick drive straight across military for us in the petworth/brightwood area

  • I love this place. The menu changes pretty frequently, and they have an awesome dessert cart. The tirimisu is delicious and all desserts come with a scoop of their homemade custard!

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