Thanks to a few readers for sending word and photos. One sends an update from the American University newsletter:
“A new Italian trattoria, Al Forno, will open this fall at 3201 New Mexico Avenue in the former Balducci’s location. The restaurant will feature pasta, a wood-burning oven for Neapolitan pizza, and other Italian fare. You also can enjoy meals outside on the terrace. Work on the restaurant is under way and we’ll keep you posted as they move closer to the opening date. The new owner, who also plans to live in the neighborhood, is excited about Al Forno being located in the community.”
Unfortunately one notes, they’ve already got a stop work order. But we’ll def. revisit to judge the pizza when they open.