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Palena: An Amazing Meal

Palena is named after a small Italian hamlet that Chef Frank Ruti’s mother hails from, and that connection to the homeland informs each and every one of the dishes on Palena’s menu. Here, you can select from two very different eating options: the dining room is open from Tuesday through Saturday, and offers a popular prix fixe tasting menu, while the more casual café is open seven days a week, doesn’t take reservations, and offers all menu items a la carte. No matter what you select, you can rest-assured that you’re in for a wonderfully delicious meal. If you’re wondering what plates are best, diners enjoy the monkfish with large salted beans, which elevates this notoriously difficult fish to new heights, as well as all of the hand-made pastas which are toothsome and delicious. Over the years, Palena’s café has become known for its top notch hamburgers, all of which are made from the best beef, and simply garnished with a slice of cheese and pickles. For a tasty meal away from Capitol Yards DC, Palena is your place!

3529 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 537-9250


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