Zuppa Fresca

Washington DC

Run by a chef who's been in the biz for over 40yrs, this Italian-leaning soup and panini spot's checkered out w/ black and white tiled floors, tables, and chairs, and plates house specialties like a mozzarella chicken parm on rosemary ciabatta, a bowl of mussels in a spicy coconut sauce, and an Italian Wedding soup w/ baby meatballs, the accidental conception of which, ironically, is the reason for like 70% of Italian weddings.