Solidarity Dinners

Solidarity Dinner of the Comité Tricolore at Roberto’s Ristorante

Tuesday 12 March from 18:30 to 21:30

The Comité Tricolore is inviting you to Roberto Donna’s Italian restaurant in Vienna, VA!

Roberto Donna was born in Turin, Italy, where he enrolled in culinary school at the age of 13. He came to the United States at the age of 19, working in an Italian restaurant on K Street in Washington, D.C.
In 1984, Donna opened Galileo in Dupont Circle, which was an immediate success. The restaurant only seated 50, and in the early days, even Vice-President George H. W. Bush could not secure a last-minute reservation. Donna and his partner Savino Recine opened more casual trattorias, Primi Piatti, and then I Matti, serving pizza and pasta.
Donna published a cookbook, Cooking in Piedmont, in 1996.
Donna won the 1996 James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic. The next year, Galileo was named one of the "10 Best Italian Restaurants in America" by Wine Spectator. The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington recognized Donna as the "Chef of the Year" in 1990, and the "Restaurateur of the Year" in 1995. Donna was invited to Rome in 1996 to receive the Insegna del Ristorante Italiano, awarded by the Italian Government in recognition of serving the best authentic Italian food outside Italy.

In February, 2022, Roberto’s opened in Vienna, Virginia, with Donna as chef.

Please check the great 4-course menu below: a trip to authentic Italy prepared especially for the Comité Tricolore’s friends!

60 tickets are available at the price of $125 per person, which consists of $100 for your meal (tax and tip included, drinks excluded) and $25 as a donation to the Comité Tricolore (larger donations are of course encouraged). The donation is tax deductible. Eventbrite fees are included too.

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