We went out last Saturday night with Wendi and Stuart in DC at one of their go-to restaurants that is now one of the places Erin and I can’t wait to get back to. Posto (www.postodc.com), located in the Logan Circle neighborhood of DC, is a lively, modern Italian restaurant with a warm ambiance and amazing food.
As we walked through the door, we were greeted by smiling faces and were taken to our table that was in the center of a large dining room surrounded by a massive, inviting bar to one side and a huge, wood-burning oven to the rear where fresh bread and pizzas are made. The wait staff were very prompt to take our drink order and were beyond professional.
We had a white pizza as an appetizer that was loaded with delicious burrata cheese, roasted garlic, grape tomatoes, and basil; the crust was perfectly cooked and the toppings blended perfectly together. After this, I just knew dinner was going to be amazing.
After hearing the list of nightly specials, Stuart and I decided to go with the braised short ribs tossed with fresh pasta while Erin and Wendi had truffle and cremini mushroom pasta and a fresh pizza with arugula, truffle oil and an egg. The short ribs with pasta was absolutely delicious – the ribs were cooked perfectly and were so tender that they seemed to melt into the fresh pasta. Of course I had to taste Erin’s pasta; the flavoring of the mushrooms melded so. well with the creaminess of the perfectly saucy pasta. If you’re wondering about the egg on the pizza, it’s delicious! Erin and I recently had this delicacy at Graffiato’s, Mike Isabella’s tappas restaurant in Chinatown – the egg is rich and adds the perfect flavoring and texture to the pizza. It’s hard to explain, but it’s a must try if you ever see it on a menu.
We were fortunate enough to try a new dessert that the chef was testing – it was something to the sorts of a chocolate peanut butter tort. The flavor was out of this world – perfectly rich and savory sweet – and was served with a small scoop of delicious vanilla ice cream. After looking at the menu, you’ll definitely want to save room for a dessert to share.
If you’re looking for a great new restaurant to try out in DC, or even if you’re looking for a new spin on some of your favorite Italian dishes, Posto is a must try. A lot of times I associate Italian meals with unbuttoning my pants and wanting to go to sleep – not at Posto, the portions here were absolutely perfect! I was a little worried since we were headed out after dinner, but none of us were lethargic or talking about being stuffed (and don’t worry, the prices were really good). Erin and I definitely added this to our favorite places in DC and will be going back sooner than later!