Arguably one of the most beautiful restaurants to open this year, Masseria (which officially began serving in August) has a sprawling outdoor courtyard with fire pits and a tall wooden fence that secludes you from the outside world. But you came here to eat, not to gawk at the design. Nick Stefanelli (formerly the executive chef at Bibiana) wows with his prix-fixe-only Italian tasting menu that might include dishes like Sicilian fish stew or roasted quail stuffed with sausage.
1340 4th St NE
|Cross street:||at Neal Pl|
|Opening hours:||Tue-Thu 6-10pm; Fri-Sun 6-10:30pm|
|Transport:||Metro: NoMa – Gallaudet U|