Le Diplomate’s Stephen Starr Will Open a Casual Italian Restaurant and Market in Georgetown

Jun 08, 2021 161

BY: JESSICA SIDMAN

Cafe Milano and Fiola Mare will soon have some big competition as Georgetown Italian hotspots. Stephen Starr, the Philadelphia restaurateur behind Le Diplomate and St. Anselm, is planning to open his own Italian restaurant and market in the former Dean & DeLuca space on M Street, Northwest.

“You need to all be sworn to secrecy because I’m going to tell you a few things about what we’re going to do here that we really don’t want to be released to the press,” said Starr in a virtual Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting yesterday. He was then reminded that the call was being publicly recorded. “OK, so Donald Trump and I are doing a restaurant,” he joked.

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SOURCE: https://www.washingtonian.com

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