Anyone who can boil a pot of water and slap some tomatoes and cheese on bread can call their dishes Italian. But it takes some serious skills in the kitchen to serve up truly authentic eats from this country's cookbook. A wood-fired oven imported from Naples doesn't hurt either, as is the case at Georgetown's il Canale. Send your taste buds on a tour across the pond when you get $40 worth of savory sips and sups for $20. Denizens in the know make this a regular stop on the DC culinary map for the antipasti plate, imported buffalo mozzarella, pizzas, and pastas. Sit out on the terrace near the canal. If you use your imagination, you just might see a gondola or two glide by.
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON November 20, 2010
$40 to Spend on Food and Drink
- from $20