Via Umbria Family

Experience a slice of Italy
in Georgetown, DC

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Welcome to our Famiglia

Not just a market, cafe and restaurant, a rustic farmhouse in Umbria, your passport to artisanal Italian wines or a fashionable venue for your next big event. Via Umbria is all of these things.

Ours is a family of businesses built around our love of all things Italian. We seek to create a community around that passion. We invite you to come in, look around and join us.

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Emporio — Satisfy all your Italian cravings under one roof

Catering Menu for Pickup

We cater private events on site and off for 10 to 100 guests. Our farm-to-table style ensures that the freshest and best products are used. View Catering Menu


New Brunch Menu

In D.C., brunch is sacred. Our new brunch menu celebrates Via Umbria's greatest hits, from fresh Italian pastries to seasonally-inspired entrees. Oh, and mimosas. See the Menu 


Few things are more sacred in Italy than Sunday dinner, join us at Via Umbria to enjoy our weekly Pastapalooza Sunday dinner special. Sit around our communal Chef’s Table while Chef Liam prepares your pasta before your eyes! See All Dinners 

Vino — Browse our Selection of Artisanal Italian Wine & Beers

Distinctive wines with character that reflect the passion of the families who have tended their lands for generations.

casa — Experience Italy's Green Heart at our Farmhouse

Rent our Farmhouse

Located in a peaceful valley in the shadow of Assisi, our rustic farmhouse is the perfect base from which to discover Umbria, the “green heart of Italy.” Learn More

Tours and Activities

Join us on a tour or let us organize activities during your rental. Either way our expertise will transform your vacation into an unforgettable experience. View Tours

Plan your event — at Georgetown's newest venue

Our chic Georgetown gallery and outdoor patio space is ideal for your special event. Let us help you plan the perfect reception, meeting or celebration. View the Space

Dining and Events at Via Umbria

Dinner at the Chef's Table in our Laboratorio Kitchen

Dinner at the Chef's Table

Join us Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights at the Chef’s Table for an evening of spectacular food, unique wines, and conviviality in the ultimate experience of La Dolce Vita. Dine with friends old and new around our communal table in this immersive, chef driven dining experience.

News Welcome Chef Liam

Via Umbria is thrilled to announce Liam LaCivita as our new Head Chef. Read More

Read Scott's Blogs

Learn all about our meat and cheese counter, and then stop by and try it!. Read More

Discover Classes & Demos

Via Umbria organizes weekly cooking classes, demonstrations and tastings.  Book Now


Fresh Features from Our Blog

It's the Next Best Thing to Being There

Better Bubbles

Its franciacorta. Its not champagne. Its franciacorta. And its definitely not prosecco.If we learned one thing during our visit last month to Franciacorta, the sparkling wine producing district in Read more

Gnocchi with Spring Vegetables and Fava Bean Puree

Come spring, our kitchen is bursting with fava beans. Their fresh, slightly grassy flavor is a wonderful accompaniment to almost any homemade pasta dish, but this might be our favorite Read more

Asparagus Spears with Guanciale Recipe

In this deceptively simple side, tender asparagus stalks are wrapped in thin, crispy slices of guanciale, a bacon-like cut of cured pork cheek. The clean flavor of roasted young asparagus Read more

who we are

Get to Know the Via Umbria Team & Story

Bill and Suzy's Excellent Adventure

Via Umbria is the latest chapter in Bill and Suzy Menard’s decades long love affair with Italy. Read More

Our Team in Georgetown

We’ve assembled a team of Italophiles and foodies that bring Italy to Georgetown every day. Read More

Our Team in Italy

Meet the artisans whose passions have fueled their artistry for generations. Read More