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Winter DC RW '12: Upscale Italian @ Tosca [Downtown DC]

  • Jan 9, 2012 · 6:15 PM
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==> This event is a Members-Only event [No Guests Allowed]. Besides, membership is free ;-)

==> NEW MEMBERS or 1st TIME EVENT GO-ERS, if you have questions about the group, RSVPs, or the overall dining event process, visit our FAQs and our No-Show Policy.

==> RSVP Cancellation Cutoff for this Event is 10 a.m. January 9th. [Late Cancel applies after this]


Winter Restaurant Week [RW] is back in DC!:
Learn more about DC's Restaurant Week

* Officially runs Jan 9 - 15 [some places will extend the deal beyond these dates]
* 3-course fixed-price dinner special for $35.12 [not including drinks, and our required 30% tax / tip]

So, the minimum cost for the deal is $47 [drinks, wine/beer, and any extras items are additional and still factors our 30% tax/tip. By attending the event, each member agrees to this $ minimum.]


One of my favorite deals during Restaurant Week. This one's a popular event (always gets rave reviews from attendees). We're going back for some upscale Italian dining @ Tosca.

--> Don't know the place or have never been? Well, here's your chance ;)

FOOD: Modern Northern-Italian. Executive Chef Massimo Fabbri produces very good food here using seasonal ingredients. LOVE the housemade pastas (hint: Black ink tagliatelle with jumbo lump crab meat ragu, artichokes and roasted garlic) & other main entrees here.

For Restaurant Week, Tosca's one of the few restaurants that in my opinion "gets-it".

  • They typically showcase the entire menu as part of the RW deal, with only 1 or 2 items that may have upcharges
  • Another nice Tosca RW feature is they allow their in-house pasta dishes to be either your main Entree OR (as a smaller portion) your Starter. This way if you really want to try a pasta but not as your main entree (& are willing to skip the normal starters, which aren't slouches either), it's a win-win.

During the last few RWs periods, the NY Strip & a Rack of Veal (WINNER btw, if willing to pay another $12 extra for $62 total) were +upcharges & likely will be the same for this RW too. And when normal entree pricing is usually in the $30+ range, RW diners are definitely getting value ;)

--> UPDATE: The Restaurant Week Menu is Available. Upcharges are the NY Strip for $57 total, and a Veal Porter House (hmmmm) for $62 total.

SPACE: Sophisticated and contemporary, very nice looking space. Dress code is business casual (not a big deal for most of us as this event is on a worknight), but I've schlepped here before in nice dark jeans & shoes.

==> Minimum cost for the deal is $47. Tax/Tip combo is our standard /required 30% for upcharged or additional items like wine, coffee, cocktails, etc.
==> Visit Tosca's website for more information


==> Tax/Tip combo is our standard 30% [see the FAQs for more details]
==> No Guests [have your friends join, it's free!]
==> Limited to 8 slots

See you there!



CLOSEST METRO: Metro Center [Red, Orange, and Blue Lines]. Quick 1 block walk from the Metro, closest entrance/exit at "12th and F" Street

For directions using the Metro, try using the Trip Planner at the WMATA website.

PARKING: CHEAP $5 Valet parking is available. Also, there's on-street metered parking & garages galore as well. The 13th Street PMI Garage is one of the few in DC that's 24/7, that's my favorite garage to goto in the area (but really, valet for $5 is the way to go):

PMI Garage
1325 G Street, NW
Entrance: on G Street between 13th and 14th Streets, NW


1. Limited to 8 slots.

2. If you RSVP "YES" please make sure you can definitely make it. With 2,800+ members and limited seating, we cannot afford no-shows. It's unfair to the other members who would like to attend and also to the organizers who have to explain to the restaurant why the reserved # of guests didn't show (can damage our reputation). No-Show rules apply.

3. Event already full?, waitlist for the event!. Use the Waitlist option (the Organizer for each event will enable this as needed). Also, check back regularly as attendees have been known to cancel up to Noon the day of the event.

4. Billing (add 30% tax/tip to your bill). Remember, include the required 30% for tip / tax in addition to the food / beverages you order as defined in our FAQs.

5. NEW MEMBERS or 1st TIME EVENT GO-ERS, if you have questions about the group, RSVPs, or the overall dining event process, visit our FAQs and our No-Show Policy.

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  • Jennifer

    Absolutely loved this meal! Portion sizes where terrific for the RW price (my sirloin was large enough for two meals) and the pasta delectable -fresh and prepared perfectly "al dente". Nice small group too. Thanks for the great choice and for organizing Joe!

    January 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a fantastic dinner and a terrific group....a wonderful way to spend a snowy Monday eve!

    January 10, 2012

  • carol s.

    JoeN was totally right. Tosca does live up to the original spirit of Restautant Week - the rgular menu at a great price.

    January 10, 2012

  • JoeN

    Thanks everyone for coming! Really nice group came tonight. Lots of chatting up combined with another fantastic meal. Tosca is one of the best. Easy event to do ;)

    January 9, 2012

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