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Chef Mateo's Night and Tour Italia @ Stellina Pizzeria

  • 399 Morse Street Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)

By day he crafts Stellina's signature Neo-Neapolitan pizzas with a bevy of creative, seasonal toppings, but on the last Saturday of each month, Chef Matteo Venini returns to his fine dining roots to present a special tasting menu of upscale Italian dishes with a touch of whimsy and style. On September 28, he'll prepare an early fall feast with carefully selected wine pairings, including the esteemed Valpolicella from Dal Forno Romano in Verona and other selections from Piedmont and Tuscany

The menu is $145 per person with wines, $95 per person without, and features:

Fried pizza dough, tomato, mozzarella, basil

Bisol Crede Prosecco DOCG 2017 (Valdobbiadene, Treviso, Veneto)

Tuna crudo, ‘nduja, puffed pork skin

Elvio Cogno Langhe Nescetta DOC 2016 (Novello, Cuneo, Piedmont)

Homemade garganelli, duck confit ragu, pecorino

Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013 (Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany)

Slow-braised short rib, pickled red onion, roasted baby carrots

Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella Superiore DOC 2012 (Illasi, Verona, Veneto)

Bomboloni and cannoli

Castello di Volpaia Vin Santo del Chianto Classico DOC 2012 (Volpaia, Siena, Tuscany)