Locanda Adds Lunch And Brunch

It's already a delicious spot for a bowl of pasta, and now Capitol Hill's Locanda is serving up lunch (Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) and brunch (Sundays from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.).

I'm looking forward to trying the bomboloni (Italian doughnuts) with housemade jam and a bellini at brunch. Also on the brunch menu: poached eggs with asparagus, pancetta and truffled hollandaise; creamy polenta with mascarpone and fresh berries; and sunnyside-up eggs with sausage and smoked paprika potatoes. You can also choose from heartier fare like a hanger steak, seared tuna with Tuscan bean salad and paninis.

Lunch offers a variety of pastas (mint pappardelle with lamb ragu), paninis (mortadella and taleggio), a lamb burger stuffed with goat cheese with mint aioli and more.