A quarter of a century plus - Rafagino Restaurant started its 30th year in business on 01/04/2024. Thank you for being a part of our success and longevity.
9570 Old Keene Mill Rd.
Burke, VA 22015
Burke Town Plaza (at the intersection of Old Keene Mill Rd & Lee Chapel Rd)
Tue, Wed, Thu & Sun:5PM - 9PM
Fri & Sat: 5PM - 9PM
Tel - (703) 455-3095
EVENTS - Basilicata Wine Dinner -
Please join us Sunday, February 25th at 5:30pm for a 5-course wine-pairing dinner featuring the region of Basilicata.
Basilicata is a small region, mostly mountainous, situated in Southern Italy up in the Apennines Mountains halfway between Bari and Naples and with two short coastlines on the Ionian and the Thyrrenian Sea. Basilicata is the third longest constantly inhabited place in the world dating back to the paleolithic era and it's famous for its Sassi (cave dwellings).
Basilicata's gastronomy is known for its rich agricultural traditions, its soups, sausages and meatballs. The food of Basilicata is varied and delicious and the locals are masters of making something out of nothing. Olives are grown from the Ionian Sea up to the Metaponto plain. Flavorful vegetables and legumes are also cultivated in Basilicata, including Sarconi beans and Senise peppers.
Garlic, olive oil and peperoncino form the base of most sauces, to which vegetables or meats may be added.
Soups are also popular in Basilicata where the famous Wedding soup was invented.
Fish caught off its two coasts are used in a number of recipes, or conserved in salt and oil. Anchovies, tuna, sardines and salt cod are all popular. Lamb meat, pork and game meat are used in many traditional recipes. Pork sausages are common in Baslicata, including Lucanica, Soppressata and Pezzenta, which combines pork, lamb and veal meat.
The most important wines of the region are the white Fiano and the red Aglianico from the slopes of Vulture an extinct volcano with very fertile soils.
We hope you'll be able to join us as we discover this little known region of Italy.
If you'd like to join us, please call the restaurant for reservations at (703) 455-3095.
Paulo & Rosa
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!!!