Dupont Italian Kitchen
(okay, fine, this isn’t DIK, but it could be)
Fettuccine alfredo is a naughty gem of a dish, and Dupont Italian Kitchen is one of the District’s finest providers, delivering a version that could match any Jersey strip-mall Italian restaurant — swimming in a creamy, yet not too thick, sauce. It’s classic, and perfect, and it’s more or less impossible to leave a noodle on the plate. Don’t want to feel overwhelmingly guilty about the Washington Monument-sized caloric intake? Add broccoli. (You could split the for-two Caesar salad, but, hey, life is short.) Seafood specials such as salmon with mango salsa are good, but if you’re going that route, you might as well cross the Circle to the neighborhood’s fish mecca, Pesce. For: Inhaling so much pasta you’ll be too stuffed for dessert and not even mind.
Entrees: $8-$15. 202-328-3222. 1637 17th St., NW [SG]
Originally in the Onion / DC local edition / June 14, 2007
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