About Artusi

Artusi is the celebrated, casual bar next door to its notable, Northern Italian sibling restaurant, Spinasse.  It is the perfect stop on Capitol Hill for an expertly crafted cocktail and a light bite.

Join us for Happy Hour on weekdays.

“It is true that man does not live by bread alone; he must eat something with it. And the art of making this something as economical, savory and healthy as possible is, I insist, a true art.”—Letter to Pellegrino Artusi from poet Lorenzo Stecchetti, 1845-1916

In 1891, Pellegrino Artusi published the landmark La Scienza in cucina e l’arte di mangiare bene (The Science of Cooking and the Art of Eating Well). Written as a cookbook for middle-class families, Artusi used intuitive and humorous insight into manners, nutrition and culinary technique to create a national cuisine, collecting recipes from all over Italy.