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Washington DC Food Tour: Italian Cuisine in Dupont Circle
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Owner description: A trendy neighborhood with a large gay community.
Woodbridge, Virginia
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55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“A must Visit when in Washington DC.”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Since I use to work in walking distance from here, it is a great place to take a walk during lunch time in Spring and Summer.

Visited July 2012
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Potomac, Maryland
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“The Best "District" in the District.”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

What ever you want from DC (or Toronto or NYC or LA or Nashville or Paris or Ethiopia or Jamaica ....you can Find within in a 3 /4 of a mile perimiter OF Dupont C. MUST eat @ ZORBAS, Perrys, Marvin,LA Tomate, Nooshi, TUNE INN, Rumors, BLUES ALLEY, Filomena, Lauriol Plaza, LIBERTY TAVERN, CHARLIE PALMER, MRS K's TOLL HOuSE (crabcakes) HAMILTONS BAR Capitol Hill}[not on 14th st}

Visited February 2013
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Washington, DC
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54 reviews
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“A snapshot of DC city life”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

If you're visiting Washington, DC and want to get a sense of how the locals live, check out Dupont Circle. It has something for everyone. Whether you're into book stores, sitting on a park bench, window shopping, shoe shopping, good restaurants, tea, chilling out with friends over a glass of wine or cup of coffee, or people-watching, you'll find it in Dupont Circle.

Here are my recommendations:
- Check out Kramerbooks. It's a cool, independent bookstore with a good selection of fiction, nonfiction, self-help, cookbooks, etc. It has a cafe in the back, but I can only recommend it for desserts, coffee, or light fare, especially as there are much better restaurants close by.
- Do some people-watching in the little park in the Circle. Sit on one of the benches around the fountain and take in the view. There's never a dull moment in the Circle. It's safe most of the time (although I wouldn't hang out there late at night). But be warned, if you have food with you, those cute, friendly squirrels will steal your sandwich!
- If you like tea, stop by Teaism (on R Street off of Connecticut) for a tea break. Located in a cozy townhouse, it's a good place to take a break. You can also buy loose tea there or at the Capital Tea shop closer to the Circle.
- If you're into shoes, stop by Comfort One's shops. There's also a Mephisto shop on Conn. Ave. too.For unique accessories and jewelry, check out the Proper Topper on Connecticut Ave.
- Check out the Sunday farmer's market. It's one of the biggest in DC where you can find fruit, vegetables, baked goods, flowers, you name it.
- Other places popular with locals and tourists alike: Marvelous Market (this little bakery cafe is known for its bread, muffins,pies, and snacks); Starbucks (2 locations-one near the north metro station entrance near Q Street & the other one farther south on Connecticut, which is usually less crowded); Bar Dupont (good for cocktails and people-watching); and the Russia House (kind of "sceney," but lively atmosphere and good vodka drinks).
- Restaurant recommendations: P Street off the Circle has a number of very good restaurants. For authentic Italian, I recommend Al Tiramisu (it looks like a hole in the wall, but the food is excellent). You'll also find Pizzeria Paradiso and Le Pain Quotidien in that area.Firefly on New Hampshire Ave. is another good bet. And if you like Greek, I recommend Zorba's. Last but not least, for excellent Persian cuisine (and kabobs), go to Moby Dick on N Street (between Conn. Ave. and N Streets).

Visited January 2013
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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“Lots of shopping and restaurants.”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Very convenient area to stay for the shops and restaurants within walking distance from hotels in the Dupont area.

Visited July 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Great place to eat, shop and play! Food is good -- reasonably priced. Go to Soho on 23rd and P -- great coffee.

Visited January 2013
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