After reading about Moto on Lauren's blog Old Red Boots, I knew that I had to add it to my list. It's one of the M Street restaurants in the Gulch, and I'm a sucker for Italian food. When my friend Lindsey and I were planning a girls' night out, we made a reservation for dinner.
Moto, with its proximity to the other M Street restaurants, offers valet parking, which is a blessing in the ever-hip Gulch. We handed off the keys and were escorted to a table with an adorable wooden "Reserved" sign, feeling quite VIP. The decor is modern, and the menu has a ton of options.
I started with a glass of prosecco, the house-made foccaccia bread, and a shared appetizer of their housemade burrata. The cheese was so excellent! Everything was delicious. I also thought the croutons in the burrata/tomato mix were awesome, and I usually hate croutons.
For my main course, I chose the Garganelli, a delicious pasta with a spicy tomato cream sauce and fennel sausage. It definitely had a kick! The pasta was perfectly chewy and fresh, and the sausage was a great complement. I ate every last noodle. I also sampled Lindsey's gluten-free pasta and a delish meatball. We also had a side of brussels sprouts (not pictured) that were actually really good. I mean, I hate veggies, but I could definitely eat those without protest! If only Moto knew what a huge compliment that is from me.
We were so stuffed that even though we wanted dessert, we could not physically eat another bite. I would definitely come back to Moto for some more delicious bites. But I need to work my way through the rest of M Street sometime too!
I had a great time catching up with one of my best friends over a superb meal.