Italian Dinner Parties

Italian Dinner Parties

Each Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening we host an Italian Dinner Party, which like our most memorable meals in Italy are shared experiences around a table with others, communal and social, with simple, yet unforgettable food and wine.  We believe you cannot find a comparable experience or better dinner in all of Washington, DC. 

  1. 06.09.17 June 9 - Italian Dinner Party: When in Rome...

    June 9 - Italian Dinner Party: When in Rome...

    $75.00
    per person
    Friday, Jun 09 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  2. 06.02.17 June 2 - Italian Dinner Party: Dalla Fattoria

    June 2 - Italian Dinner Party: Dalla Fattoria

    $75.00
    per person
    Friday, Jun 02 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  3. 06.01.17 June 1 - Italian Dinner Party: Dalla Fattoria

    June 1 - Italian Dinner Party: Dalla Fattoria

    $75.00
    per person
    Thursday, Jun 01 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  4. 05.27.17 May 27 - Italian Dinner Party: Fresh From the Garden

    May 27 - Italian Dinner Party: Fresh From the Garden

    $75.00
    per person
    Saturday, May 27 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  5. 05.26.17 May 26 - Italian Dinner Party: Fresh From the Garden

    May 26 - Italian Dinner Party: Fresh From the Garden

    $75.00
    per person
    Friday, May 26 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  6. 05.25.17 May 25 - Italian Dinner Party: Fresh From the Garden

    May 25 - Italian Dinner Party: Fresh From the Garden

    $75.00
    per person
    Thursday, May 25 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  7. 06.10.17 June 10 - Italian Dinner Party: When in Rome...

    June 10 - Italian Dinner Party: When in Rome...

    $75.00
    per person
    Saturday, Jun 10 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  8. 06.15.17 June 15 - Italian Dinner Party

    June 15 - Italian Dinner Party

    $75.00
    per person
    Thursday, Jun 15 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  9. 06.17.17 June 17 - Italian Dinner Party

    June 17 - Italian Dinner Party

    $75.00
    per person
    Saturday, Jun 17 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  10. 06.22.17 June 22 - Italian Dinner Party

    June 22 - Italian Dinner Party

    $75.00
    per person
    Thursday, Jun 22 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  11. 06.23.17 June 23 - Italian Dinner Party

    June 23 - Italian Dinner Party

    $75.00
    per person
    Friday, Jun 23 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  12. 06.24.17 June 24 - Italian Dinner Party

    June 24 - Italian Dinner Party

    $75.00
    per person
    Saturday, Jun 24 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  13. 06.29.17 June 29 - Italian Dinner Party

    June 29 - Italian Dinner Party

    $75.00
    per person
    Thursday, Jun 29 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  14. 06.30.17 June 30 - Italian Dinner Party

    June 30 - Italian Dinner Party

    $75.00
    per person
    Friday, Jun 30 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  15. 07.01.17 July 1 - Italian Dinner Party

    July 1 - Italian Dinner Party

    $75.00
    per person
    Saturday, Jul 01 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Fine Print

Our Italian Dinner Parties are a single-seating, fixed price, fixed menu dinners.  A vegetarian offering may be substituted with advance request.  Guests sit communally at our chef’s table in our Laboratorio demonstration kitchen and will be able to watch and interact with our Chef as their meal is prepared.  Courses are served family style and our chef will join you at every course to describe what has been prepared.  Throughout the year our dinners may be prepared by visiting Italian guest chefs, hosted by winemaker colleagues or feature a particular region or specialty.  

Dinners range in price from $75 to $200 for a four course meal, depending upon the specific menu. Wine pairings can be added for an additional $40 or guests can purchase wine to enjoy with their meal at retail prices with no corkage fee from our in house enoteca (wine store).  We call this our CYOB (Choose Your Own Bottle) program.


Our dinners start at 7:00 and you should expect to spend two to three hours in order to fully enjoy the entire experience.  Because we seat our guests communally at a single table, we ask that you arrive early to check in and enjoy a complimentary pre-dinner aperitivo.  This allows us to assign seats and to seat the entire group promptly at 7:00.  We will do our best to accommodate late arrivals, but most courses are served family style and guests that arrive late cannot be guaranteed to receive all courses.


For more information visit our FAQ section. 

Why Tickets?

All of our events are ticketed events with limited seating.  Tickets are purchased in advance, on a first-come first-served basis until sold out.  Events at Via Umbria are unique and human scale experiences that are carefully crafted to create an outstanding and memorable dynamic.  By requiring pre-purchase of tickets, we minimize the frequency of no-shows and ensure that we create the best possible experience at the best possible price for what we offer. 


Each month’s tickets are offered for sale all at once, through our monthly event calendar, which is typically posted at least a month in advance.  We provide advance notice on Facebook and Twitter a few days before posting of a new calendar.  Subscribers to our newsletter are given an exclusive 24 hour pre-release opportunity to purchase tickets.  For most events, the maximum number of tickets that can be purchased in a single transaction is 6, although larger groups can attempt to make multiple separate purchases.  Event buy outs and private events are also possible.  Please contact us if you are interested in more information. 


Tickets are not refundable and cannot be exchanged for a different date or time, but they are transferable to other people. Think of it like buying a ticket to a concert, baseball game, or movie. Ticket prices do not include a 10% DC Meals Tax, which will be added to your purchase, or gratuity, which is at your discretion.

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling us at (202) 333-3904 or emailing us at feedme@viaumbria.com.
picture yourself at our table

Browse Photos of our Memorable Dinners

  • Italian Dinner Party with Chef Vickie Reh
    20 guests,community table
  • Murder Mystery: Terror in a Toga
    20 guests gathered in our Laboratorio demonstration kitchen dressed in their best toga ensembles and enjoyed an evening of fine dining with a side of murder, imbibing and intrigue.
  • Chef Simone Proietti-Pesci
    Chef-owner of the iconic restaurant in Bevagna - le Delizie del Borgo visited Via Umbria to charm us with his cuisine explertise. 
  • Italian Dinner Party: Chef Simone
    With a dinner featuring homemade tagliatelle with guanciale and spezzatino al Sagrantino. 
  • Tabarrini Wine Dinner
    The menu for this dinner was designed especially for our guests to sample the exceptional award-winning Tabarrini wines. 
  • Dinner with Federico and Jennifer
    For this very special dinner, Federico Bibi from the Terre Margaritelli Vineyard curated a wine tasting to compliment his wife and chef Jennifer McIvaine's authentic Umbrian feast.
  • Murder Mystery Dinner Party
     
  • Murder Mystery Dinner Party
     
  • Black Truffle Dinner - February 2016
    With black truffles airshipped from our supplier in Umbria guests enjoyed a special four course menu, each course showcasing truffles.