The Officina Story

Officina [oh · fee · she · nah], or “workshop,” is an Italian-inspired culinary collective from Chef Nicholas Stefanelli of Michelin-star Masseria. Located at The Wharf in Washington, DC, Officina’s impressive three-story space is home to an all day cafe, highly-curated marketplace featuring sought-after ingredients and prepared specialty items, a casual trattoria rooted in classic Italian cuisine, rare Amaro Library, versatile private event spaces, and year-round rooftop. 

We invite you to celebrate the culture of gastronomy, to...



Christmas eve seafood celebration

Join us on Monday, December 24th for our annual Feast of the Seven Fishes, also known as La Vigilia, a Southern Italian Christmas Eve dinner that celebrates the ancient tradition of eating fish. Dinner will feature dishes including Capitone, "Polpo" (Octopus Salad), Spaghetti Frutti di Mare and more, for $85.

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new year’s eve at Officina

Ring in the New Year with a night of music and celebration, luxury food selections, and a midnight Pol Roger champagne toast! Reserve our first seating from 5-7pm for a 3-course dinner for $65, or our second seating from 8-10:30pm for a 4-course dinner for $145. Bar seating at the cafe will be open for these price fixe dinner options, as well.

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holiday gifts at the mercato

Visit our market to find the perfect authentic Italian gift for your loved one! We’re featuring items such as handcrafted cutting boards, “Chianino” Table Knives handmade in Scarperia, Italy, specialty wines, and custom gift baskets. Make an appointment to pick items of your choice, or let us do the shopping for you and ship a basket as a gift! Get in touch at for options.


2019 wine dinners

Join us for our inaugural season of regional Italian wine dinners, starting with a portfolio tasting class and dinner on January 23rd, 2019. Each of the following months will feature food and wine from a different wine region of Italy. Reserve your spot for individual monthly dinners, or purchase a "season pass" for the entire year.

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Aperitivo Specials

Introducing Officina’s version of the Italian “aperitivo,” or happy hour! Enjoy complimentary snacks with your purchase of select discounted drinks.

Mon-Fri, 4-6pm at the cafe.

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Host an event

Interested in hosting an event at Officina? Our private dining rooms and terrazza ("rooftop") can be reserved for a variety of event types and sizes. To begin planning, contact us.