Many years ago we stumbled upon an Italian restaurant in a nondescript strip mall close to home. The food was superb. We chatted with the friendly owner/chef on every visit. A terrific respite in a very unexpected location. Then, things changed. The food went downhill after the owner sold it and we never went back.
Flash forward to a couple of months ago when we finally made it to Deco after hearing about it for so long. WOW! "This is terrific," we thought before seeing the owner/chef and realized it's the same guy! Same wonderful food, same approachable personality.
I'm a fan of rock fish. Whenever I find it on a menu, at home or abroad, I try it. Nothing compares to Mamma Zu's version in Oregon Hill, Richmond. Hands down the best. Anywhere. Until now. Deco's rock fish is outstanding - a nice thick "steak" nestled amidst chopped fresh tomatoes and little white wine sauce - just a little. Nothing over the top to distract from the fish.
Pastas and apps are authentic according to an Italian friend who accompanied us on our first visit. Authentic or not, everything is delicious.
The service is great and prices are reasonable.
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