Teatro Goldini – K Street, NW

Trust me. The last thing you want me to do is write a restaurant review here on Metblogs. The best you’d get is, “well, the bread is ok, but the butter that came with it is too cold.” Luckily, one of my colleagues, Tristan Roy, is a foodie of the first order.

I have a long standing complaint that the center of the lobbying universe (K Street) is really just a black hole when it comes to good restaurants. But last week a group of co-workers went to Teatro Goldini for a celebration lunch. Tristan wrote it up. (come on. his name is Tristan. You *knew* he could write a food review)

For my main course, I chose the Risotto with Italian Sausage, Gorganzola, and Pistachio, which came crushed to garnish the top of the dish. The risotta was plump and fluffy and the gorganzola cream sauce was thick and rich. The Italian sausage and pistachio acted as wonderful complements to the dish, as the sausage provided a contrast in flavor (spicy), while the pistachio provided a contrast in texture.

Teatro: wicked expensive. Good food.

5 Comments so far

  1. Tiff (unregistered) on April 11th, 2006 @ 9:31 am

    The bar lunch menu at Teatro is quite reasonable, and includes the wine. One of my clients refers to it as their cafeteria.

  2. Stacey Chamberlin (unregistered) on April 11th, 2006 @ 9:47 am

    Mike – I read the text before the headline and when at the end of the first graph I was thinking “black hole? He hasn’t been to Teatro.” Ha! Then I kept reading… :)

  3. Krempasky (unregistered) on April 11th, 2006 @ 10:01 am

    Well, the full lunch menu – not so reasonable. I’d post about it, but I think we expensed it.

  4. Don (unregistered) on April 11th, 2006 @ 11:07 am

    I laughed when I read your comment about the butter – since that’s something I am a complete crank about (among many), I think that’s a totally reasonable thing to mention in a restaurant writeup! There’s no excuse for bringing me butter fresh from the cooler. It’s completely unspreadable and useless.

  5. Jenn L (unregistered) on April 11th, 2006 @ 11:30 am

    That’s a great review of Tristan’s, thanks for posting the link! I’ve always wanted to try that place as I’m a big fan of Venice.

    Just a note that the restaurant’s name is actually “Goldoni” not “Goldini” – Carlo Goldoni was a famous Venetian playwright, hence the restaurant is roughly translated as “Goldoni’s Theatre”

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