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My father loves Italian food and I want to take him some place he's never been before. Near Georgetown I thought of Cafe Milano but I'm not looking for a rich old 'boyfriend'- just some good Italian food. Primi Piatti seems promising. We could care less about atmosphere etc. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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My father loves Italian food and I want to take him some place he's never been before. Near Georgetown I thought of Cafe Milano but I'm not looking for a rich old 'boyfriend'- just some good Italian food. Primi Piatti seems promising. We could care less about atmosphere etc. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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I haven't been, but Il Canale seems to get mostly good reviews.

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I haven't been, but Il Canale seems to get mostly good reviews.

I've been to Il Canale a couple of times, and it's pretty good. I've had the pizza, gnocchi, proscuitto and melon appetizer, spinach salad, and cannoli. I especialy enjoyed the proscuitto and melon dish and spinach salad. As for the pizza, it was excellent the first time I was there, but the other day, my friend got a white pizza, and the dough was on the chewy side, and not very crisp. Also, I liked the atmosphere better at lunchtime compared with dinner. The place is very noisy on weekends (dinner), but I found lunchtime on the rooptop terrace to be really very pleasant.

As for Primi Piati, I haven't been lately, so am not sure how it is these days. Filomena in Georgetown is OK. I also love the gnocchi at Al Tiramisu (in Dupont, not far from Georgetown), but the service there can be an issue.

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Thanks for all the advice. Ended up at Primi Piatti which was surprisingly crowded. I figured this place has been around forever and had just faded into the background. Dad had the lamb shank. He enjoyed it- falling off the bone tender, huge portion. Agnolotti for me- nice home made pasta, good spinach flavor. My mom had the lasagnette. This dish was too rich for me. Desserts were nothing extraordinary.

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