Fall and Winter are seasons where comfort foods reign supreme. And what’s more comforting than a warm bowl of pasta? Or a gooey, cheesy pizza? Here are seven new spots serving up Washington’s favorite cuisine:

RPM Italian

RPM Italian
An offshoot of the Chicago-based mini-chain owned by reality stars Giuliana and Bill Rancic, chef Doug Psaltis and partners, this glamorous Mt. Vernon Triangle spot serves a mix of modern and red-sauce classics, plus housemade pasta, dry-aged steaks, crudo and crustaceans.
What to order: Lobster caprese; spicy king crab pasta; torta meringata, a cake that’s flambéed tableside

650 K St. NW; 202-204-4480