Courtesy of Ethan Stowell Restaurants
Ethan Stowell goes Roman for this Capitol Hill restaurant where makes-you-want-to-smash-things gift shop Tilden's used to be on 15th. There is pasta and wood-fired pizza, and the menu reportedly won't change that much (which sounds kind of refreshing at this point), and it will very likely be very good. The Wandering Goose
, from the Volunteer Park Cafe people, is next door (and visible through a wall of vintage windows) to the high-ceilinged, weathered-brick space (which looks great). "Rione" is Italian for "district" in Rome; Rione XIII is the Trastevere district, which Wikitravel
(it's a thing, apparently) says "is one of the centers of Roman nightlife; rich in pubs, restaurants, clubs."
401 15th Ave E,
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30 am-2:30 pm, daily 5-11 pm
Happy Hour, Full Menu
Mon-Thu, Sun 5-6 pm, 10-11 pm ($5 wine, $6 cocktails, $5-$8 small plates).