“Spritz o’clock will feature wines by the glass and Aperol Spritzes accompanied by fresh baked pizzette, assorted fried delicacies and charcuterie and cheese boards”

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1525 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Here’s the best new spot to grab a drink before catching the very very cool Georgetown Glow running till Dec. 20th.

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Photo from Georgetown Glow by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

From a press release:

“The Washington, DC Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) awarded Via Umbria a Class CR license ushering in a new era of good feeling on Wisconsin Avenue. Starting today [Dec. 12th], patrons of Via Umbria will be able to enjoy wine by the glass or bottle while enjoying freshly prepared meals in the downstairs café or the upstairs laboratorio demonstration kitchen.

The Italian market is introducing an afternoon happy hour from 5pm-7pm daily which it has dubbed “spritz o’clock” in recognition of Italians’ favorite cocktail, the spritz. Spritz o’clock will feature wines by the glass and Aperol Spritzes accompanied by fresh baked pizzette, assorted fried delicacies and charcuterie and cheese boards selected daily from the market’s fresh butcher and cheese counters.

A nightly fixed menu dinner service has also been inaugurated, taking place around the communal table in the upstairs laboratorio. Guests will be able to interact with the chef as dinner is prepared and many of the evening culinary events will feature special guests from Italy sharing their specialties and passions at the table with diners. Direct imported Italian wines and other specialty wines from notable smaller Italian wineries will be featured nightly. Menus will change daily and range in price from $50-$200. Upcoming events include a medieval dinner prepared and curated by local professor Robert Van Rens and a white truffle dinner with special guest, Augusta Pardi, representing the Cantina Fratelli Pardi and the Tessitura Pardi from Montefalco (Umbria), Italy.”

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