Comma Pizzeria and Restaurant Coming to 733 10th Street, NW

This new restaurant is coming into the new Skanska building at 10th and G St, NW that we judged back in Feb. ’11. A recent liquor license application says:

“Wood burning pizza, sandwiches, and salad with an occupancy load of 184. Request a sidewalk café with a seating capacity of 40 and entertainment endorsement with occasional live music and DJ on weekends only.”

More info when it becomes available.

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  • Wow… Ella’s Pizza is one block away, and Matchbox is three or four. How many wood burning oven pizza joints can PQ sustain?

  • Lots and lots…take it from this downtown resident. Matchbox is always packed so I don’t think demand is the issue.

    • Lots and lots seems to be right. Bloomingdale, which had nearly zero restaurants for a long time, is now about to have at least 3 italian places (Rustik, Boci Pizza and Shaw Tavern(not B-dale but close for us)) within a year or so. I like tomato sauce as much as the next guy, but what about some pho??

      • There is already Zengo, Spices, Asia Nine, Tony Chengs, and Teaism a short walk from this space. I hear you on the Pho, though, but it’s sort of seasonal to Americans. The mayor should recruit a restaurant or two from Eden Center, or who knows, maybe Pho14 will expand. My vote would be for a lower-end Indian restaurant or can we please get a decent Thai place???

        • How are any of these places a short walk from Bloomingdale? For example, if you live at 1st and U?

  • Also, there’s ‘Pi’ pizza (I think that’s what they’re called). They currently operate a food truck but they’re building out a brick and mortar in the 900 block of F ST NW. Awesome pizza! I think they’re deep dish vs. wood burning but it’s still pizza nonetheless….approximately one block south of the pending Comma pizza. Better start rationing those calories now!

    BTW, won’t the church that was originally in that location be reclaiming their space? Wonder how the DJ and occasional live music will impact that co-existence….

  • news about a crappy joint in rosedale or park view is more exciting than yet another place in penn quarter, even if the place is great.

  • What – no cupcakes?

  • saf

    This is really metro center or downtown, not “Penn Quarter.”

  • I’m wondering what side of the building the sidewalk cafe will be on — the 10th Street side, or the MLK library side?

    The latter doesn’t seem like it would work well, as there are always homeless people outside the MLK library in the evening (I think awaiting pickup by vans that take them to shelters).

  • I decided to skip the whole discussion about what types of food are represented in DC and instead merely to the question above.

    My understanding is that above the two dark levels of the 1st/2nd story there is a “balcony level” where the picture showed cafe tables. I’m not sure if it is the same restaurant but it might make more sense.

    I second the fact that Matchbox and Ellas are always super crowded to the point that I don’t really go there anymore.

  • I read that as “Commie” Pizzaria. Twice. The red sauce must be great.

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