Speaking of Italian restaurants, Fiola is located at 601 Pennsylvania Ave, NW not far from the Navy-Archives Metro. Their Website says:
Fiola is Chef Fabio Trabocchi’s first owned restaurant located in the heart of DC’s Penn Quarter on Pennsylvania Avenue between 7th and 6th streets with its main entrance on Indiana Avenue.
Fiola is a modern upscale Trattoria and uses the freshest ingredients for its daily changing lunch and dinner menus. Fiola’s wine list is extensive and great variety is used to compile wines from Italy, Spain, France and The United States.
Fiola has a large bar with available seating where classic and modern cocktails are being prepared by mixologist Jeff Faile. A unique degustation menu with cocktail parings is in the works to debut in early fall.
I’m hearing that while def. pricey, the place is amazing. You can see their menus here. Has anyone checked them out yet?