A little bit about us.

Daniele Catalani and Matteo Catalani, proprietors of Al Volo in Washington, DC

To Daniele and Matteo, family is the warmth that comes from a dinner with too many chairs around a table and a kitchen full of noise and laughter. ‘Family’  includes good friends and everyone who walks through Al Volo’s doors. Daniele and Matteo are proud to share Al Volo’s authentic Italian pasta with you and your family. A presto!

Daniele and Matteo


We'd love to cater your next event.

Al Volo Catering plate with deli meats, cheeses and olives. 

Let the expert staff at Al Volo cater your next event. We’ll take care of the cooking and cleanup while you enjoy savory spoonfuls of authentic Italian sauces, Italian hors d'oeuvres , and our famous hospitality.  Al Volo is excited to cater your upcoming wedding, bar mitzvah, birthday party, and company function. Ask us about our vegetarian options! We’ll work with you to accommodate dietary requests and make sure everyone at your table is happy and ready for seconds.


Authentic pasta and sauces to go.

Al Volo’s pastas and sauces are made with traditional rustic recipes and  local ingredients sourced from the very farmer’s markets where we sell our products. Our high-end products bring the same cuisine as high-end Italian eateries to your local grocery store, and home dinner table.

We want everyone to have a seat at the table. Al Volo believes that fine Italian food is made to be shared with loved ones and that family is the true heart of Italian cuisine. 


Cucina Al Volo at Union Market

Our stand at Union Market is open TuesdayFriday 11am8pm, and Saturday and Sunday 10am8pm. Pick your pasta. Pick your sauce. To eat in or take home. Everything is handmade, from scratch. Specials change daily, from Lamb Ragu to Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli to Lobster and Shrimp to Chicken Marsala. We also sell packages of pasta and sauce for you to prepare at home.


Al Volo