1011 W. 36th St.bet. Hickory & Roland Aves.
Baltimore, MD 21211
The place couldn't be friendlier or more comfortable, . The food is delicious and imaginative if in some instances a little too much so (caramelized avocados?). Our waitress suggested a bottle of Villa Wolf Pinot Gris, a German wine with an overwhelming honey-lavender nose. Not a good choice. It might work on its own or with simple snacks, but it competed against the food rather than complementing it. Go, but choose your own wine
2002 P St. NWbet. Hopkins & 20th Sts.
Washington, DC 20036
If despite the Great Recession you still possess the wherewithal , run, don't walk, to Pesce. The freshest fish in DC expertly prepared. Everything on the menu is delicious but go for the whole Branzino when it's available.
Reliably fair-to-good cuisine served by a very busy but not always attentive staff. You can spend half your meal wondering if that second glass of wine you ordered is ever going to appear (last time I was there it didn't). Given the prices you deserve better--and can find it elsewhere, for example, at the far superior but no more expensive Dino in Cleveland Park.
The comparison with Dino's, just across Connecticut Avenue, is inevitable. Unlike Dean Gold's establishment, this is no foodie temple. The menu is limited by comparison, but prices nonetheless run in the Dino range. Still, the owner is genial, the dishes delicious and carefully prepared, and the atmosphere more intimate than its competitor's. Even if you are addicted to Dino's innovative menu, go to Sorriso for a pleasant change of pace.