Happy 27th Birthday, Rafagino! It’s been an incredible ride so far and we are looking forward to the future. I would like to thank all of our customers for their invaluable support and patronage over the years. Without your kind assistance and your frequent visits there would be no Rafagino a fact that is never lost on our constant appreciation for you. Especially during this pandemic, your generosity was the primary reason for our survival. Salute!!!
You have our unending and unforgettable gratitude.
VENICE WINE DINNER - This month's wine dinner will be held on Sunday December 17th i as not to coincide with either Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve and it will feature the delicious food and wines of Veneto and its beautiful and fascinating capital of Venice famed for its canals, Gothic architecture and Carnival celebrations. The heart of the Veneto region is a straight line due west from Venice taking in Treviso, Vicenza, Rovigo, Chioggia, Padova and Verona before arriving at Lake Garda.
Veneto cooking has influences from around the world and its cuisine is widely varied as the Venice Maritime Republic reigned supreme and brought products in from all over the world for 1,100 years.
Veneto and its capital Venice is where polenta and risotto are more prevalent than pasta and tomato sauce, "pasta e fasiol" and "riso & bice" are common, Asiago cheese is in almost everything, fish soups (brodetto) are everywhere, baccala is famous as "Baccala alla Vicentina", meats are aplenty such as "Fegato alla Veneziana", and tiramisu was invented.
It is also home to wines such as Prosecco, the white Soave, the reds Valpolicella, Amarone & Bardolino, Torcolato and Verduzzo sweet wines, and Grappa liqueur.
Veneto is home to the iconic cities of Venice, Verona, Vincenza and Padova and birthplace of composers Vivaldi, Albinoni and Salieri.
We hope you'll be able to join us. Please call the restaurant for reservations at (703) 455-3095.
Paulo & Rosa
Eat well and drink passionately!
We would love for you to join us for a FUNtastic time!!!