La Spiga serves up Italian comfort food on Capitol Hill

Sep 03, 2020 350


If she can make it, she won't buy it. This is the food philosophy of Sabrina Tinsley, executive chef and co-founder of La Spiga Osteria, located in the historic Piston and Ring building on Capitol Hill. Tinsley and her husband, Pietro Borghesi, had the former auto body shop transformed into a magnificent dining space, boasting gorgeous woodwork with a hip but welcoming atmosphere.

"I grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska, where I got my start in culinary arts," said Tinsley. "My mom was a gardener, and we lived a farm-to-table experience back before the term was even coined."

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