Named “The Best New Place to Be” by The Washington Times in 2016, Chef Luigi’s latest concept is named after the Italian word for “open”. Featuring an open kitchen, a comfortable atmosphere, and honest Italian cuisine with a contemporary twist. According to Chef Luigi, “contemporary cuisine refers to the integration of time -honored culinary traditions in today’s kitchens in order to preserve them for future generations.”

Aperto features two private rooms, the perfect location for your next exclusive Italian event, as well as sidewalk dining. Aperto features reinvented recipes that are easy on both the environment and the waistline.

Al Tiramisu

“When I’m asked where to go for Italian, Al Tiramisu in DuPont Circle is usually on the tip of my tongue!” – Tom Sietsema, The Washington Post

“Cozy, warm, and joyful” are the words most often used to describe Washington DC’s “most authentic” Italian restaurant, Al Tiramisu, which was also named “One of Washington’s Best Italian Restaurants” by the Michelin Guide in 2018.  A celebrity favorite for decades, Al Tiramisu provides all patrons a consistently exciting cuisine, allying authentic Italian fare with elevated touches. It is for this reason that they were awarded the coveted “Insegna del Ristorante Italiano,” the seal of approval by the President of Italy. In 2013, Al Tiramisu was also awarded Slow Food DC’s Snail of Approval award.