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Cafe Oggi

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Updated on Apr 22, 2008

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Cafe Oggi
6671 Old Dominion Dr
McLean, VA
22101


(703) 442-7360 phone
(703) 288-4955 fax

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Cuisine Type
Italian



Hours of Operation
Monday
05:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
05:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
05:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
05:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
05:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
05:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Sunday
05:30 PM - 10:00 PM



Reservations
• Not Required
• Suggested




Payment Methods
• Mastercard
• Visa
• Amex
• Discover
• Diners Club
• Check
• Cash




Cost
This restaurant's average entree cost is Moderate


 

Restaurant Description
The menu of this pleasing Italian restaurant--the name means Cafe Today--includes two essays on the food and culture of Sicily. But while the owner of Cafe Oggi is Sicilian, the chef isn't--he's from Naples, and his cooking reflects the mainland of Italy rather than the island to its south. An appetizer of Carpaccio of beef is almost translucent in its thinness and paired with a mixture of greens and Parmesan cheese. Fried zucchini and artichokes are lightly battered, cooked to a light crispness, and served with a vibrantly fresh tomato sauce. Mussels are steamed in an intense white-wine sauce with plenty of garlic and shreds of parsley and basil. Pastas are all cooked each to a perfect al dente: the rigatoni with eggplant and dried ricotta; veal-filled cannelloni with spinach; angel-hair pasta with a vibrantly fresh tomato sauce; and meat tortellini with an invigorating mushroom-cream sauce. The list of main courses is short--just eight, supplemented by two or three daily specials. Seafood is done well. Good choices are broiled Canadian black pearl salmon with tomatoes and olives in olive oil; medallions of swordfish with small olives, garlic, and basil; a subtle mixed seafood of scallops, shrimp, calamari, and fish steamed in a parchment bag; and fresh trout. Great meat dishes include calf's liver with capers and onions in a brown sauce; Vitello Giudea with artichokes in a white-wine sauce; and thick and tender Osso Buco accompanied by risotto mixed with diced mixed vegetables, most predominately carrots, that added a hint of sweetness. Two highlights of the restaurant are the house-made Italian bread and the espresso.

Best Known For...
Authentic Italian Cuisine.

Reviews and Awards
Cafe Oggi has been selected the best Italian restaurant for 2008 by the readers of Sun Gazette of Arlington-Alexandria.



Service Type
Sit Down
Special Needs
Non Smoking Area
Wheelchair Access
Atmosphere
Romantic
Outdoor Dining

Meals
Lunch
Dinner
Banquet
20 - 50 People
Amenities
Private Party Room

Attire
Casual
No Jeans
Bar Info
Full Bar
Beer
Wines
Parking
Parking on Site



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