I will be visiting DC for the first time in October to do the Marine Corp Marathon. I am looking for an Italian place to carbo load on the night before, but still want good quality pasta and great tasting food. I was looking for a nice inexpensive place, probably $10-$17 for a plate of pasta. I have looked at numerous websites and cant seem to find any good places. I will be staying near the mall, but would be willing to travel to Alexandria or Georgetown or another area that I am not familiar with.
Also, thinking about going to the Blue Duck Tavern another night. Any thoughts?