I’ve never seen Italy in person. I hope it really does look like this recent New Yorker cartoon. Because this looks like the insides of my kitchen cabinets, only bigger. Like, if I were friends with the Indian in the Cupboard, and our lives revolved around pasta and tourism instead of life lessons and independence. Searching the Cartoon Bank site for “pasta” brings more fun.
Speaking of pasta, two thumbs up for Famoso in Friendship Heights. Only open since late September, the decor isn’t perfect yet –too unpurposefully distracting — but the food and service are well on the mark. If you enjoy huge wheels of parmasan cheese set on fire for your pleasure, consider the risotto.