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Casa Luca
1099 New York Avenue NW
Washington DC 20001

Entrance on 11th Street - Map

202-628-1099

 

Hours

Continuous Service

Mon – Thur 11:30am – 10:00pm
Fri 11:30am – 10:30pm
Sat 5:00pm – 10:30pm
Sun Supper: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

 


  • Fabio Trabocchi Restaurants

Website by Redmon Group Inc
Photography by Greg Powers

© 2017 - Casa Luca Restaurant

da Fabio Trabocchi

About

Casa Luca is Fabio and Maria Trabocchi's osteria, grounded in the spirit and tradition of great Italian-American restaurants where you'll find our favorite dishes expertly prepared and served in a comfortable but elegant setting. Whether you are celebrating a family occasion, enjoying a date night, or a working a power lunch, Casa Luca offers many choices to customize your meal.

Casa Luca has unique cellar selections from Italy, Spain and California. Our approach to wine is accessibility, quality and variety to encourage unfettered enjoyment. Our bar features beer and wine on tap, classic and inventive cocktails, and a fabulous selection of Italian amari and digestivi, as well as grappa and many other Italian liqueurs.

Our Restaurant

Casa Luca’s evokes the warm atmosphere of Fabio and Maria Trabocchi's family dinners at home. The interior showcases hand blown Gordiola glass lamps from Maria Trabocchi’s home of Mallorca, Spain, and custom carved wood block printed textiles from Antica Stamperia Marchi near the Marche region’s Adriatic coast. Vintage Trabocchi family photographs as well as beautiful and evocative scenes from Fabio’s home region of Le Marche are displayed throughout the main dining room and in the private dining rooms.

Our Team

Fabio and Maria Trabocchi

The pedigree of the Nation Capital’s most dynamic culinary couple comes to life every day on the tableau trio of Fiola, Casa Luca and Fiola Mare—each in their own way a delectable canvas that bears witness to the passion, talent, and business savvy of Maria and Fabio Trabocchi.

A contradiction in pasts—Fabio, the son of poor farmers in the Le Marche area of central Italy along the Adriatic Sea, and Maria, the lone daughter among five sons of Spanish diplomat parents—nonetheless, the natural immigrants to the U.S. have always shared a very strong common bond in their appreciation of family and work ethic. This deeply-rooted respect for hard work and family tradition forms the moral and cultural foundation of their exemplary American success-story lives.

In a world-class Washington DC market of politicians, heads of State, and global dignitaries-- all three of their currently owned, designed, and operated culinary spaces stand out, set the bar remarkably high, and raise it regularly with unmatched guest satisfaction and superlative reviews and ratings.  It is testament to a dolce duet--Fabio’s expertise and uncompromising perfection in the kitchen paired with Maria’s natural style, beauty, and grace in the dining room.

Incredibly complementary in their difference, Fabio and Maria are the ideal tandem. Their hands-on approach, never-ending attention to detail, and an eternal love for what they do and where they came from--has become the Trabocchi trademark.  It serves them, their guests, their family, and their business very well.  While they rule out nothing for the future, for the moment they are focused on where they are, grateful for what they have, and devoted to making it all the best it can be.

 

Erin Clarke, Executive Chef
Erin Clarke
Born and raised in Fairfax County, Virginia, Erin studied finance, risk management and English literature at Virginia Tech. Her culinary education at Paris’ renowned L’Ecole Gregoire Ferrandi was the starting point for her voyage into the world of food. She was able to study and work under 3-Michelin star chef Alain Passard of L’Arpège, inspired by his quest for perfection and commitment to self-managing the production of his own vegetables, herb and fruits. It was at L’Arpège where she was first exposed to sous vide and low temperature cooking techniques. Her first encounter with Italian cuisine was during her time at Maestro, where she was able to blend her classic French training with soulful Italian traditions, learning everything from fresh pasta-making to whole animal butchery. She followed Trabocchi to New York City to open Fiamma, where she served as sous chef. Erin has also worked as a food and nutrition educator for kids and families at several nonprofit organizations including the Food Bank of Charleston, New York’s City Harvest, and the Children’s Aid Society, before returning to Washington and the restaurant kitchen as a sous chef at Fiola. She lives in Washington DC’s Bloomingdale neighborhood and gets around on her vintage bicycle.

 

TJ Monoyez, General Manager
TJ Monoyez
TJ grew up in the south of France. Her hospitality career began when she joined Novotel Hotel Group in Nimes, France as an intern. She transferred to Plymouth in England with the hotel group before moving to the States in 1994. TJ joined The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company at Tysons Corner in 1995. She was on the opening teams for The Ritz-Carlton Santiago, Key Biscayne, South Beach, Kapalua and Pasadena. After 13 years with The Ritz-Carlton, TJ joined The Newseum & Wolfgang Puck Catering to open The Food Section in 2008. Before taking on the role of Casa Luca General Manager, TJ was part of the opening team of Fiola in 2011.

 

Glenn Hanbury, Restaurant & Bar Program Director
Casa Luca Glenn Hanbury

Glenn has been in the Hospitality industry for over 18 years. His most recent experience was with Think Food Group by José Andés where he held such positions as opening manager for America Eats Tavern, Beverage Manager, Interim GM and AGM at Jaleo Tapas Bar, where he was responsible not only for overseeing the program but also creating the featured cocktails.  Glenn's passions include scratch cooking and craft cocktails which makes him a perfect fit at Casa Luca as the Current Director of the bar program. Glenn looks forward to supporting one of the most exciting bars in the DC metro area.

 

Sergii Andriushchenko, Restaurant Manager

Sergii Andy

Sergii was born and raised in Ukraine. He started his restaurant career in 2010 in New York City, for the Moscow-based Ginza Project and its Russian restaurant, Mari Vanna NY. After two years with the company, Sergii was promoted to manager to open a brand new outpost of Mari Vanna in Dupont Circle. Sergii's next move was to Michael Romeo Group in 2014 to open the Mediterranean restaurant, Romeo & Juliet, on Capitol Hill. In winter of 2015 he was asked to help open the American comfort-food focused BOE Restaurant & Bar for Santoy Restaurant Group, owners of SAX Lounge, OYA and SEI Restaurants. Sergii joined Fabio Trabocchi Restaurants in July 2016.

 

Lauren O'Leary, Private Events Manager

Lauren O’Leary is from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. It was on that beautiful 12-mile long island boasting more than 250 restaurants that she first realized her passion for the hospitality industry. While working for one of the largest restaurant groups on the island, Lauren was honed her skills as a hostess manager as well as a server. She attended the College of Charleston in Charleston, where she majored in International Business and Spanish. She worked her way through college at the 4-diamond Market Pavilion Hotel as a cocktail server and was promoted to bartender a short time later, and knew that she was doing what she loved. However In 2012, Lauren was offered a position with a tech startup in Washington, D.C., and she jumped at the opportunity to take on the next venture. Yet she found herself with a desire to return to her first love: hospitality. She joined the bar team at Fiola, where she helped to run and grow the bar program. Her passion for Italian food and spirits grew, along with her love for developing strong relationships with guests. Her past experiences culminate perfectly into her exciting role managing private events at Casa Luca.

 

 

 



 

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Gift Cards

Great Taste Never Goes out of Style!

A Casa Luca gift card is the perfect present for friends and family, or for employees and customers.

Casa Luca gift cards are available in any denomination and do not expire. They can be used for final payment only, they may not be used for deposits on private events. Any unused value on a card cannot be redeemed for cash. Gift cards are not a debit/credit card and have no implied warranties. Casa Luca is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged cards, or unauthorized use.

Currently, Casa Luca gift cards can ONLY be used at Casa Luca. They are not transferable to our other restaurants, Fiola or Fiola Mare, as they are individual entities.

Gift Cards may be purchased at the restaurant or via phone, 202-628-1099.