Via Umbria Family

Experience a slice of Italy
in Georgetown, DC

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Welcome to our Famiglia

Not just a market, cafe and restaurant, a rustic farmhouse in Umbria, your passport to artisanal Italian wines or a fashionable venue for your next big event. Via Umbria is all of these things.

Ours is a family of businesses built around our love of all things Italian. We seek to create a community around that passion. We invite you to come in, look around and join us.

Emporio — Satisfy all your Italian cravings under one roof

panettone

Panettone and Pandoro for the Holidays

Discover why Italians stock up on these specialty cakes during the holidays. Great as a gift or to enjoy yourself!. Browse our Enormous Selection

Lifestyle & pantry

Imported directly from artisans from across Italy, we specialize in one-of-a-kind foods, housewares, ceramic tableware and other unforgettable Italian treasures. Visit our Pantry

Cafe & Ristorante

With dinner around our communal chef’s table and breakfast, lunch and spritz o’clock in our café, we don’t just serve meals, we create memories. Eat in our Cafe

Vino — Browse our Selection of Artisanal Italian Wine & Beers

Distinctive wines with character that reflect the passion of the families who have tended their lands for generations.

casa — Experience Italy's Green Heart at our Farmhouse

Rent our Farmhouse

Located in a peaceful valley in the shadow of Assisi, our rustic farmhouse is the perfect base from which to discover Umbria, the “green heart of Italy.” Learn More

Tours and Activities

Join us on a tour or let us organize activities during your rental. Either way our expertise will transform your vacation into an unforgettable experience. View Tours

Plan your event — at Georgetown's newest venue

Our chic Georgetown gallery and outdoor patio space is ideal for your special event. Let us help you plan the perfect reception, meeting or celebration. View the Space

Dining and Events at Via Umbria

Laboratorio Dinner Series at Via Umbria

Friday CYOB Dinners

Join us Fridays for our special CYOB (Choose Your Own Bottle) Dinners. Buy a bottle of wine from our vast retail selection to accompany your delicious four course dinner and savor a one of a kind meal without the usual restaurant markup.

ALL NEW CYOB Dinners

Discover our unique selection of wine during a tasting before enjoying your meal.Read More

Visit Our Cheese Counter

Drop by our cheese counter and meet our cheesemonger Alice, a real cheese whiz. Read More

News Meet Chef Johanna

Via Umbria is thrilled to announce Chef Johanna Heilrigl as our new head chef. Read More

Shop the Best of Italy

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Fresh Features from Our Blog

It's the Next Best Thing to Being There

A Turkey to Be Thankful For

The turkey is a noble bird, or so thought Benjamin Franklin when he argued that it, not the warlike, predatory eagle, should be America's national bird. He had a strong Read more

Fall Flavors at the Cheese Counter

So you guys, it's official - summer is finally over. And I, for one, am THRILLED. Don't get me wrong - I love me some 4th of July fireworks, grilled Read more

A Labor(atorio) of Love

In a country that is renowned for its warmth, charm and grace, Umbrians, with their authenticity, approachableness and their connectedness to each other, their land, and their culture stand out. Read more

who we are

Get to Know the Via Umbria Team & Story

Bill and Suzy's Excellent Adventure

Via Umbria is the latest chapter in Bill and Suzy Menard’s decades long love affair with Italy. Read More

Our Team in Georgetown

We’ve assembled a team of Italophiles and foodies that bring Italy to Georgetown every day. Read More

Our Team in Italy

Meet the artisans whose passions have fueled their artistry for generations. Read More