My husband and I kicked off our DC trip with a night at Citronelle, and it didn't disappoint. We had lunched at the Palm that afternoon, so crammed all our eating into our first day as the balance of the trip was filled with family and other obligations.
However, on our last day there, we were starving and I was dying for a good linguine con vongole which I found at "Fino" a tiny Italian eatery on M in Georgetown, somewhere around 31st or so. We each had their minestrone, which was fresh and delicious, and my husband ordered Fettucini Alfredo with a smoked salmon. The price was more than reasonable and the food was really good. I was raised by two Italian grandparents and usually cannot tolerate minestrone, as it never competes with my grandfather's recipe from the foothills of Genoa. This was superb simple fare that really ended the trip on a high note.
So if anyone's looking for a relaxing meal at a casual delight, try Fino on M in Georgetown.