Not long after fellow Italian restaurant Papa Razzi closed its doors, another popular M street eatery has decided to leave Georgetown. Fino Italian Restaurant, formerly located on M Street next to Sprinkles Cupcake, recently posted a handwritten note on its doors announcing a move to 1230 9th St. near the convention center.
A Georgetown staple since 1988, Fino Italian boasted mouthwatering specials such as lobster ravioli and Gnocchi del Re, serving dishes in an Old World style. The atmosphere was described as quiet and romantic. However, with competitors including Pizza Paradiso, Il Canale, Paper Moon, Paolo’s, and Filomena all located in the heart of Georgetown, it’s no huge wonder that the restaurant has decided to move elsewhere.
The future of Fino’s spot at 3011 M Street is still up in the air, with no concrete plans for the next move. According to LoopNet, a retail brokerage site, the property if expanded to use both floors has 9,000 square feet of available space.
Even with the move of Fino and the closing of Papa Razzi, Hoyas should still find plenty of places to go for their occasional Italian fix. But for any avid patrons of Fino, worry not. The new location will be open by the New Year and is walkable from the Mt. Vernon Square metro stop.