Massimo Fabbri, the Italian chef who made a name for himself at power dining spot Tosca, is giving neighborhood dining a go with a new Tuscan-style restaurant he expects to unveil this spring in Shaw.
Washington Post restaurant critic Tom Sietsema reports that Fabbri has already purchased Thally, the roughly five-year-old, cider-friendly dining establishment currently scheduled to serve its last meal Saturday, February 3, and that he has designs on turning it into an Italian-themed eatery dubbed San Lorenzo.
Food flash: Massimo Fabbri, late of @RistoranteTOSCA, today purchased Thally and plans to turn the Shaw storefront into San Lorenzo by April. “We want people feel as if they’ve stepped into Tuscany,” says the chef. On the menu: rabbit, ribolita, steak Florentine. #CantWait— Tom Sietsema (@tomsietsema) February 2, 2018
“We want people feel as if they’ve stepped into Tuscany,” Fabbri tells Sietsema of his vision for the new restaurant, adding that the menu will feature hearty vegetable soups, rabbit, and steak Florentine.
The last casual restaurant Fabbri headed up in D.C., Posto, lasted nearly a decade. It closed in early 2016. Nearly 20-year-old Tosca has captured the attention of multiple administrations, logging visits from former President Barack Obama as well as D.C. newcomer Ivanka Trump.