Cuisine(s)
Italian
Price Scale
$$
Description

The North Capitol Hill neighborhood joint named for Ernest Hemingway’s real-life heartbreak is thickly atmospheric: The restaurant side filled with young families and sweet waiters, the bar side all vintage wood and beautiful booze and palm fronds and plantation shutters, twinkling as if under Cuban starlight. And on the menu: pizzas, veg salads, dependable pastas, entrees, and blue-ribbon embellishments (like truffle butter, or 12-year Balsamic vinegar) you can order a la carte for any of it. Sure, the pizzas—including slices to go—might go a little dry under the warming lights, and execution can be casual. But there is charm afoot, not to mention brunch, along with cocktails Hemingway would wholly endorse.

Meal Times
Brunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Location