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Dinner at the Chef's Table

Dinner at the Chef's Table

Each Friday and Saturday evening we host a Dinner at the Chef's Table, 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. 02.21.20 February 21 - Wine Dinner with Paltrinieri

    February 21 - Wine Dinner with Paltrinieri

    per person
    Friday, Feb 21 2020 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  2. 02.22.20 February 22 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Winter in Umbria

    February 22 - Dinner at the Chef's Table: Winter in Umbria

    per person
    Saturday, Feb 22 2020 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  3. 02.27.20 February 27 - Black Truffle Dinner

    February 27 - Black Truffle Dinner

    per person
    Thursday, Feb 27 2020 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  4. 02.28.20 February 28 - Wine Dinner with Azelia

    February 28 - Wine Dinner with Azelia

    per person
    Friday, Feb 28 2020 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  5. 03.10.20 March 10 - Wine Dinner with Antonelli

    March 10 - Wine Dinner with Antonelli

    per person
    Tuesday, Mar 10 2020 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  6. 03.06.20 March 6 - Dinner at the Chef's Table

    March 6 - Dinner at the Chef's Table

    per person
    Friday, Mar 06 2020 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Fine Print

Our Dinners at the Chef's Table are single-seating, fixed price, fixed menu dinners. Typically, guests sit at a communal table in our demonstration kitchen, though we will occasionally host parties in our downstairs wine room. Diners are joined at every course for an introduction to each dish. Throughout the year, our dinners may be prepared by visiting Italian guest chefs, hosted by winemaker colleagues or themed around a particular region or specialty. A vegetarian offering may be substituted with advance request.

Dinners range in price from $75 to $150 for a four course meal, depending upon the specific menu. The Chef's chosen wine pairings can be added for an additional charge. Alternatively, our Choose Your Own Bottle (CYOB) program allows guests to purchase wine from our in-house Enoteca (wine store) without the corkage fee.

How it works: We ask that you arrive 15 minutes early for check in so that we can seat the whole group promptly at 7pm. While you wait, we will provide a glass of complimentary prosecco while you mingle and explore the Via Umbria storefront. Dinners begin at 7:00 pm; we suggest that guests expect to spend two to three hours with us in order to fully enjoy the experience. We always do our best to accommodate late arrivals, but can not guarantee that late guests will 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
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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.