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For a splash-out D.C. dining experience, book a table at this local favorite and enjoy inventive Italian cuisine and a lively atmosphere. With its wide swath of bar at the front, white banquettes, and modern art, the dining room has a glamorous, head-turning, New York feel, maybe informed by chef Fabio Trabocchi’s stint there not so long ago. The main event is the seasonal Italian fare, which might include lobster ravioli in cream sauce, goat cheese fritters, veal rib-eye with langoustine, or arugula salad with figs. The menus change daily—and the variety of menus is always changing, too. There’s a real sense that Fabio and wife/partner Maria are having fun as they create the Presto! Lunch at the Bar menu, or a celebration-of-spring menu, or—you get the idea: festive dining. Also consider the Trabocchis’ swank Italian seafood eatery, Fiola Mare, at Georgetown’s waterfront; and the stunning two-level, waterfront Del Mar, serving up tastes of coastal Spain at the Wharf, in the Southwest Waterfront.