When we visit we usually have a normal rotation of restaurants we like to go to: A&J, Bangkok Golden, Karaikudi, China Bistro, Etete, DC Sandwich, Yas Bakery etc. All of these places are either too exotic or too spicy for my parents. Home made red sauce Italian food is my parents comfort zone but mom is very picky about Italian when going out so we want to avoid sit down Italian other than pizza. We're going to be in DC doing museums but will have a car and don't mind up to a 30 min drive. Off the top of my head all I can think of is the Italian Store for some pizza and Ray's Hell Burger. Anything else you can recommend?