Rustik’s Brookland Location will not Serve Pizza

3523 12th Street, NE

Yesterday we learned that Bloomingdale’s Rustik would be opening a second location in Brookland.

Owner Diton Pashaj updates us on the plans:

“The new location will NOT serve pizza. It will be heavily influenced in Mediterranean Cuisine but of course will include some traditional American dishes and favorites.”

Diton also shares that the new spot will likely be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Ed. Note: Yesterday some readers expressed concern that Brookland’s pizza scene was already well served by Menomale and an upcoming &Pizza.

11 Comment

  • This is awesome news! Agree that Brookland is already well served by Menomale. “Heavily influenced in Mediterranean Cuisine” is an awesome concept. But, please, please, please keep that goat cheese fig spread!

  • Awesome!

  • Then why use the same name? Having the same name but not serving the signature product defeats the whole point of exploiting the value of the “brand.”

  • andy

    ooooh. small plates?

  • KSB

    YAY! My comment to my husband when I mentioned that Rustik was coming was “This is awesome, I just wish it wasn’t more pizza…” Love the Mediterranean Cuisine plan and will definitely be there A LOT.

  • I believe the current Rustik serves Albanian inspired dishes already. Including the spice they put on some of their pizza which is called “zatar.” Even if it’s a “second location,” a Mediterranean menu is not a complete concept/brand overhaul.

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