October 20th, 2015472 views
Located just moments from Thomas Circle, Logan Circle, Franklin Square, the convention center, and Yale West, Tortino Restaurant is in the heart of it all. Specializing in Tuscan-style pasta dishes and a bevy of steak and seafood entrees, Tortino is the kind of Italian-American trattoria that thrives on repeat customers. The happy-hour specials don’t hurt matters in that regard, either, with signature cocktails and a chef’s list of shareable plates and appetizers all for a moderate price.
Business lunches and romantic dinners alike are easily accommodated at Tortino, and the menu (under the direction of Italian-trained chef and owner Noe Canales) has something for just about every palate. Try the fresh, house-made spinach pappardelle, the thick-cut lamb shank that's been carefully grilled, or the sweet and mild butternut squash ravioli.
Whether you wish to dine al fresco on the charming patio area, or inside in the restaurant's cozy dining room, it’s probably best to get a reservation for dinner, particularly on weekends.
1228 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001