The Washington area has two world class Italian restaurants, Maestro at the Ritz Carlton in Tyson's Corner and Galileo's Laboratorio on 21st Street downtown. Both are among the best in the world. Over the past two years I have seen many discussions about Little Italy (I have been to probably every one going back to Maria's 300 in the early '70's), Glen Burnie and other Italian restaurants. You should really take advantage of one or both of these two. I am not exaggerating, they both truly are among the best in the world. They are both on the level of the absolute best you will find anywhere in Italy. I have a personal concern (no specific reason) that one day Roberto will grow tired of cooking almost every day in Laboratorio and Fabbio will move on to New York or back to Italy from Maestro. Right now both are at the absolute top of their careers. It is right now to take advantage of this. Both represent an "investment of sorts." Both are worth every penny. And, certainly, every calorie! Eventually the day will come when one or both are gone and we can only look back fondly to this point in history. We are truly fortunate to have such world class excellence in our area. Born and raised here I never dreamed that we would we would have anything on this level, certainly not on this side of the Atlantic Ocean. But we do. Not in New York nor San Francisco nor Chicago but right here. Neither is that far from any of us.
For Friday and Saturday night you need to reserve at least four to six weeks in advance for both.
When you go please post your experiences on here. Thanks.