Ristorante Piccolo has a violinist who walks from table to table most nights, which is actually pretty charming if you’re looking for a fun date idea. Or not charming if you dislike string instruments. We’d recommend getting a seat on the balcony that overlooks part of Georgetown. The classic Italian food (pasta, seafood, veal, etc.) is solid, and while you probably don’t need to come back, it’s a good experience to have once.
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Thomas Sweet Ice Cream Co.
Thomas Sweet in Georgetown is one of the most classic ice cream spots in DC for good reason. Get a dipped cone.
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All-Purpose is a neighborhood spot in Shaw with excellent Italian antipasti and some good pizza.
Ghibellina is a neighborhood Italian spot in Logan Circle. You’ll come for the pizzas and pastas, but stay for the cozy vibes and friendly service.
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When you’re more concerned about having a good time than eating authentic Mexican food, head to El Centro D.F. in Georgetown.
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