More Info on Arcuri Replacing Kavanagh’s Pizza in Glover Park – “expected opening in April”


2400 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

A few weeks ago we learned that Arcuri Restaurant would be replacing Kavanagh’s Pizza Pub in Glover Park. They’ve just issued a press release with a bit more info:

We are 4 partners, LLC, is proud to announce; restaurant Arcuri will open in Glover Park on the ground level of 2400 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC 20007. Our lease begins on February 1st with an expected opening in April. Arcuri will be a casual, vibrant neighborhood joint serving up American-Italian fare in the heart of Washington, DC’s Glover Park.

The menu will feature a variety of handcrafted wood fired brick oven pizzas, antipasti, pasta and seasonal dishes that use farm fresh and local quality ingredients. Options for vegetarians, vegans and kids will be available, along with some gluten free options. We will combine the menu with a casual, energetic, rustic city feel. Welcoming service, local flavors and good times will abound at Arcuri.

Our partnership consists of four local guys, all with extensive local restaurant experience. Adam Hiltebeitel was born at Sibley Hospital and lived in Glover Park as a toddler. He has worked at local restaurants like The Zebra Room and Faccia Luna. Bryce Gerlach, “Mr. Arcuri”, grew up in Arlington working in restaurants like The Boulevard Woodgrill and Overwood. Chef Richard Jones was raised in Arlington and is a Culinary Institute of America graduate. Following culinary school he has worked at 2941, Peche and most recently in NYC at Locanda Verde. Joe Chapman, originally from Michigan has been a managing force in the DC area for years. He has worked at Austin Grill, Faccia Luna and Overwood.

The Arcuri name is the namesake of owner, Bryce Gerlach’s great grandfather. Rosario Antonio Arcuri was born in Nicastro Italy on January 19, 1895. His passage to America was paid for with the promise of housing and good wages. After several voyages back to Italy and years of hard work, he gathered up his family and made the move to America. Working hard and living the American dream, Rosario raised his family and established his name, Arcuri.

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About We are 4 partners, LLC

We are 4 partners, a Limited Liability Corporation. Our focus is to create and operate a high quality restaurant in Washington DC. We are preparing to open our first concept; a warm rustic atmosphere, serving American food inspired by Italian traditions. The managing partners include:

Adam Hiltebeitel: Chief Managing Partner/ Business operations – Hands-on management of company and ongoing operations/PR/marketing operations. Adam has years of restaurant experience most recently as bar Manager at Faccia Luna in Arlington.

Joe Chapman: General Managing Partner – Hands-on management of all daily restaurant and company operations. Joe has assisted in opening several restaurants. Most recently joining the owners of Faccia Luna, he helped open and became Managing Partner of Overwood Restaurant in Alexandria VA.

Dick Jones: Executive Chef Owner – Hands-on management of kitchen operations. Dick attended the Culinary Institute of America and has worked at 2941 in Falls Church, Virginia and Pesce’ in Washington DC. Most recently, Dick has been working at Locanda Verde in New York City.
Bryce Gerlach: Vice Managing Partner/ bar and cocktail operations. Hands-on management and daily bar operations. Bryce brings a decade of restaurant/bar experience most recently as the Bar Manager for Overwood restaurant in Alexandria VA.

Arcuri will operate 7 days a week Sunday-Thursday, 11 am to midnight and Friday and Saturday, 11 am to 1 am. For more information please visit http://www.arcuridc.com, 2400 Wisconsin Ave, Washington DC 20007

4 Comment

  • Yikes. This release is full of comma splices, incorrect semicolons, missing hyphens and improper capitalization. They should have hired a better PR firm (or had someone at least proof this thing).

  • I am happy to see Sarah’s comments because I was thinking the same thing. Awful execution on the press release. One can only hope they did it themselves and did not pay someone for it. Funny that the release indicates a simple fresh menu yet, according to HyperLocalDC, the liquor application indicated “…a significant culinary shift away from Kavanagh’s simple, hearty fare. Potential dishes include bone marrow crostini with chestnuts, shallots, and lemon; charred octopus with smoked fingerlings, celery and soppressata (a dry salami)…” Eye roll. Yet another restaurant opening in GP that can’t read the obvious demographic? I hope the menu in the press release is closer to the truth.

  • I hope for good things from these guys!

  • Wow. This place could be awesome! GP needs more good eats! If it’s anything like Faccia Luna it will be great! I’ll miss Kavenagh’s but on to next.

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