Friday, August 15, 2014

Moto Cucina + Enoteca

After reading about Moto on Lauren's blog Old Red Boots, I knew that I had to add it to my list.  It's one of the M Street restaurants in the Gulch, and I'm a sucker for Italian food.  When my friend Lindsey and I were planning a girls' night out, we made a reservation for dinner.

Moto, with its proximity to the other M Street restaurants, offers valet parking, which is a blessing in the ever-hip Gulch.  We handed off the keys and were escorted to a table with an adorable wooden "Reserved" sign, feeling quite VIP.  The decor is modern, and the menu has a ton of options.

I started with a glass of prosecco, the house-made foccaccia bread, and a shared appetizer of their housemade burrata.  The cheese was so excellent!  Everything was delicious.  I also thought the croutons in the burrata/tomato mix were awesome, and I usually hate croutons.

For my main course, I chose the Garganelli, a delicious pasta with a spicy tomato cream sauce and fennel sausage.  It definitely had a kick!  The pasta was perfectly chewy and fresh, and the sausage was a great complement.  I ate every last noodle.  I also sampled Lindsey's gluten-free pasta and a delish meatball.  We also had a side of brussels sprouts (not pictured) that were actually really good.  I mean, I hate veggies, but I could definitely eat those without protest!  If only Moto knew what a huge compliment that is from me.

We were so stuffed that even though we wanted dessert, we could not physically eat another bite.  I would definitely come back to Moto for some more delicious bites.  But I need to work my way through the rest of M Street sometime too!

I had a great time catching up with one of my best friends over a superb meal.

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