SOCCi: Italian Eats in Crystal City

Finding a fresh place to eat can require a bit of exploration, but when you come across SOCCi you feel you’ve conquered a cuisine quest!  Feel in the know noshing on this urban italian because, well, let’s just say these bites are off the beaten path. 

In a hotel that opened just a year ago — the first new Crystal City hotel project in years — SOCCi is an Italian kitchen based largely on the old-world family recipes (and their local variations) of Executive Chef David Creamer.

Changing things up to melt into those warmer months, the place debuted a new “Spring” menu in May.  Expect hearty homestyle Tuscan — as well as a little local take.

The deets on the eats:

Creamer features a starter of his Grandfather’s meat-filled Arrinccini as well as a nod to the Bay, making one with blue crab.  Pork and veggie variations of Bucatini scream to be paired with a strong red wine and a night relaxing with friends…

Or take the resto’s already popular thin crust pizzas (new: Eggplant Capponata and Baked Clam!) beyond Happy Hour and pair with SOCCi’s take on a raspberry mojito (mojitos also available), The Cuban Society.  The hotel’s “art of mixology” goes beyond – you might be tempted to work off all those eats in its martini-shaker shaped pool!

*SOCCi is located in the Renaissance Arlington Capitol View at 2800 S. Potomac Ave.

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