Welcome

to Aperto DC!
Chef Luigi Diotaiuti’s latest concept “Aperto” is named after the Italian word for “open”. Featuring an open kitchen, a comfortable atmosphere and honest Italian cuisine, Aperto offers Washingtonians the freshest Italian flavors with a contemporary twist . Aperto’s culinary philosophy combines Chef Luigi’s full-circle vision of providing patrons with the best from the past, present, and future of Italian cuisine while incorporating as many house-made, local, organic,
free-range, and sustainably farmed products as possible.
Enjoy a delightful Italian-inspired brunch, lunch, or dinner in our carefully appointed, inviting setting. Join us for an aperitivo - Italian cocktails created with our own line of house made liqueurs or carry out our classic dishes for lunch or dinner. In a hurry? Our Three Course Express Lunch packs a robust punch for those on the go. Our private rooms are the perfect location for exclusive Italian style events, and sidewalk dining is a pleasurable warm weather option.

Chef Luigi Diotaiuti named “Ambassador of Basilicata, Italy's Cuisine of the World!

The Washington Times just called Aperto “The Best New Place to be!

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Aperto's

Culinary Philosophy
“Contemporary cuisine refers to the integration of time honored culinary traditions in today’s kitchens in order to preserve them for future generations.” -- Chef Luigi Diotiauti

With 40 years of experience under his belt, Chef Luigi is a world-renown authority on Italian cuisine and culture. He believes that food gives us the opportunity to respect past traditions and celebrate the present, while looking forward to the future. On Aperto’s seasonal menu, inspiration from the “past” reveals Chef Luigi’s childhood on a farm in Basilicata, Italy, with a wide selection of salumi/ house cured meats, and an extensive list of house made bar ingredients. His “present” interpretations include contemporary Italian classics such as crudos, sustainable kitchen practices, and nose to tail butchering that Chef Luigi learned in Italian culinary school, practiced in world class establishments all over the globe, and has spent the last few decades re-interpreting for discerning DC palates. The “futuristic” influences on the menu include a vibrant array of unique, root-to tip uses of heirloom vegetables, legumes, and grains – reinvented recipes that are easy on both the environment and the waistline - perfectly suited to the future of fine dining.

Experience

Contemporary Cuisine!
“Contemporary cuisine refers to the integration of time honored culinary traditions in today’s kitchens in order to preserve them for future generations.”

-- Chef Luigi Diotiauti

Contact

We look forward to your visit! Make your reservation today on OpenTable.com or give us a call.

(202) 223-3600