I did not do too much on my birthday though my brother did take me out for dinner that evening, so I chose Italian, so my brother and I went to Mama Lucia’s on 16th St.
The restaurant had a respectable number of customers, though it did not feel crowded. I expected the restaurant to require us to wear masks until we ate because I am aware that every restaurant's rules are different when it comes to masking even though Montgomery County has lifted mask mandates. As of this time I was impressed with the speed of the waitstaff they quickly brought out the menus and the waitress that served us checked on us every so often. I understand that is customary practice but still, it was impressive that even with all the customers she was serving. She still was available to check on us. I think the thing I enjoyed the most was the garlic bread, I also thought both our meals were excellent. I had the Pasta covered in cheese and my brother had the spaghetti with meatballs, which we split I was so Focused On eating my food. I almost forgot that I had ordered a drink as well, so I was able to drink about half of it. I was very impressed with the food presentation. My meal was much bigger than I expected it to be though. I finished most of it. We were able to box up some leftovers. I also decided to have a piece of New York cheesecake for dessert. The cheesecake was good, and I was able to finish it. Overall, I thought the service was exceptional. So, if anyone in the DC area does not feel like cooking one night, I encourage you to try this place out.