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Posted by Dan on 09/05/2012
What a Gem. Most DC places are overpriced and not very good. Pines of Rome has restored my faith in DC restaurants. Good Italian food without breaking the bank. Pizza is best in DC area.
Posted by theresa on 07/09/2012
We thought this would be an authentic italian rest. we were sorely disappointed- the salad was very boring- the pasta was cooked ok-but alfredo tasted like flour-no spices in the marinara-no garlic anywhere- our waiter did not give specials-will not be returning
Posted by David on 03/08/2012
Not everything here is great (avoid the flounder), but the eggplant parmigiana and the cheese ravioli with marinara set the standard for excellence. The pizza isn't fancy, but it's very good--I recommend getting it with mushrooms. The regular salad is quite dull, but the family-sized salad is more interesting, with roasted peppers and things.
Posted by Loyal Customer on 08/11/2011
PoR has been a family staple ever since I can remember. The white pizza, spaghetti carbonara, fettucini alfredo, and pasta fagiole are the best I have ever had. I can't order them at other restaurants because I know they won't be as good. My parents took me there, I take my daughter there, and I hope more generations will get to enjoy PoR.
Posted by giacomo on 06/26/2011
My family is from Bari, Italy. I know Marco (the PoR owner) is also from there - we've discussed it numerous times over a glass of Pasano wine. His Italian food is authentically done; pinwheel sweet sausage to die for from NYC; sepia gilled - perfect ; the calamari light and tasty; fried schmelts numerous and lightly battered; his pizza(s) ALL are tremendous - real Napolitan-style - his ossobucco wonderful everything with great durum-semolina pasta cooked al dente. Over 1000 visits in 28 years and never disappointed. Marco you're the best in metro DC.
Posted by pete on 03/30/2011
We live in ohio & have been coming to POR for 25years. We've traveled a lot; Europe U.S. etc. This is my favorite restaurant in the world! Same waiter(Pepe) & owner Marco treat us like family.White pizza, peppers, pasta (always perfectly cooked) simple red sauce, etc, etc. Roast veal!! roast chicken!! & rhumcake! The best.
Posted by Jim M on 02/15/2011
The first time I had their stuffed goose at Christmas, I cried. I've cried every Christmas since then, it is so wonderful. Prices have gone up since I became a regular 25 years ago, but it is still a great deal and the friendly atmosphere is unmatched. If I am depressed I go there just to be cheered, and of course the food (white pizza (with cheese), liver and onions, everything else) makes it a celebration of life.