Tagolio Pizzeria + Enoteca {Crystal City’s best kept secret}

Tagolio, near Restaurant Row in Crystal City, has been open for about a year now and I am excited to share with you the discovery of this authentic, one-of-a-kind Italian restaurant. I think a good, affordable Italian restaurant is hard to come by, but Tagolio just might be “the one.” The difference? Coal-fired pizza (which is one of the cleanest and most environmentally friendly fossil fuels in the world), fresh burrata (made in-house daily) + homemade cannolis (which are to die for!).

The owner, Gil Fornaris, is very passionate about his restaurant and made us feel very welcome there. I highly recommend this place for when you get your next craving for Italian food!

{fresh Focaccia bread}

{Pear Martini + Cosmo Crystal City, garnished with a swedish fish!}

{homemade Burrata cheese with fresh basil +Prosciutto}

{Pizza Neapoletana DOC – tomato, mozzarella di Bufala, Anchovies + basil}

{San Remo Pizza – Little Neck clams, Fontina, Smoked Mozzarella, Pecorino Romano + Persillade}

{This particular kind of wine had brail on its label which I had never seen before}

{Imported Italian prawn over seared scallops}

{wine bar}

{Lauren DeSantis of Capital Cooking + restaurant owner, Gil Fornaris}

{It’s the cutest restaurant on the block, you can’t miss it!}