Fiola Mare Opens Friday at Washington Harbour
Fabio Trabocchi's third restaurant Fiola Mare opens to the public Friday, beginning with dinner service at 5:30 p.m.
Trabocchi’s inspiration for the restaurant comes from the restaurants by the sea that he worked at the beginning of his career. The view of the Potomac River for the restaurant is meant to give customers that feeling of being on the coast of Italy without leaving D.C. The restaurant even includes an all-season enclosed veranda to enjoy the view in any weather and seats by the boardwalk when the weather is nice. Trabocchi grew up by the sea and loves cooking seafood. So, it’s only natural that the menu will feature fine coastal fare prepared with Trabocchi’s Italian interpretation, featuring the best seafood from all over the world.
The cocktails at Fiola Mare take inspiration from the classics, but with an Italian influence, and will include specialty cocktails. The restaurant will also include an open kitchen, mixology station and a seafood market counter.
At the counter, customers will be able to pick a whole fish priced by the pound, grilled and then filleted by a staff member at your table.
Trabocchi is originally from Italy but has made a home in the U.S. He was named a Food & Wine Magazine Best New Chef in 2002 and was also awarded best chef in the Mid-Atlantic in 2006 by the James Beard foundation. He is owner and chef of two restaurants in D.C. already, Fiola and Casa Luca. Fiola was named best new restaurant by Bon Appetite magazine in 2012 and Esquire in 2011.
Fiola Mare is located at 3050 K Street, NW (entrance at 31st Street and the waterfront). The restaurant will be serving lunch and dinner throughout the week with brunch and dinner on Sunday.