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14th and Florida Ave, NW

From an email:

Pizzeria Vetri D.C.
June 2016

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“Marc Vetri and his team are excited to open the 4th location of Pizzeria Vetri, dedicated to the fine art of authentic Italian pizza making, in Washington, D.C. this June. After successfully opening 2 locations in Vetri’s home base of Philadelphia, along with their latest location in Austin, Texas, Pizzeria Vetri D.C will feature an expansive selection of seasonal, wood-fired pies in a casual, comfortable setting. From the classic Margherita and rotating Pizza al Taglio, to cult favorites like the Rotolo, a crispy pinwheel of pizza dough filled with ricotta and mortadella topped with pistachio pesto, fresh salads and dolci offerings, all ingredients are made in house daily using only the finest ingredients. James Beard Award-winning Chef Marc Vetri and his team are excited to bring the latest iteration of Pizzeria Vetri to the nation’s capital this summer.”

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655 K Street, NW

A reader reports on new Pie 360 signage:

“Saw this on the way for a walk today. I understand there is one of these in Baltimore.
It’s in the 600 block of K St. west of Shouk.”

Their website says:

“Pie 360 was created to serve delicious food with all fresh ingredients in a fast casual atmosphere. Using the experience & recipes from our Coal Fire Restaurants, we will be able to bring our aged dough, three uniquely flavorful sauces & top it off with our mozzarella cheese made in house daily. We hope you will enjoy the experience of building your personal pizza & salad or choosing from one of our newly created panini’s.”

Check out their menu here.

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1815 Wisconsin Ave, NW

From a press release:

“This June, gourmet pizza franchise Paisano’s Pizza will open the first of nine new locations in Washington, D.C. Franchise partners Antoine Chahine, Ron Trowbridge and Daniel Bechara will open the inaugural Paisano’s Pizza D.C. location in Georgetown at 1815 Wisconsin Ave NW. Eight more locations are slated to open in the next 36 months and will feature the delicious pizza, sandwiches, salads, appetizers and more that make up the signature Paisano’s taste. (more…)

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740 6th Street, NW

A couple weeks ago we learned Pidizza was coming to Ivy City. Here’s where it’s also coming to in Chinatown.

Pidzza aims to bring a more health-concious attitude to pizza while also adding a Turkish flare. The restaurant boasts organic and a mostly locally-grown menu. It is Pidzza’s hope that allowing people to choose from these healthy ingredients that pizza can be seen as something to be championed.

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Remember when?

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809 Upshur Street, NW

In other Upshur Street restaurant news a reader reports:

“I was walking by Timber pizza and they were testing out the pizza oven with some good looking pies. I talked to the owner briefly, and he said he hopes to be open in 8-80 days. They’re waiting on Pepco and then city inspections. Based on Slim’s progress, I’ll set my expectations at 800 days.”

And in seriously happening – your “Chesapeake Bay crab house” opens in the former Crane & Turtle space tomorrow at noon! Menu and full hours at Cappy’s Crabs here.

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828 Upshur Street, NW

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705 H Street, NW

Back in June of last year it looked like &pizza had bailed on their Chinatown plans (though their PR folks said they were still coming it just wasn’t clear when.) Apparently things are back on track as they’ve just posted a liquor license placard:

“Total Occupancy Load is 99 seats.”

Updates as they get closer to opening.

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inside 1250 9th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Michael Friedman, Michael O’Malley and Sebastian Zutant, co-owners of The Red Hen, have partnered with Gareth Croke and Colin McDonough, co-owners of Boundary Stone to open All-Purpose. The restaurant, now open at 1250 9th Street, NW in the revitalized Shaw neighborhood, offers 90 restaurant seats along with a 15-seat bar, and features a straightforward Roman menu accented with Italian-American classics in a casual and convivial 2,500 square-foot space.

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Pizza is the heart of Chef Friedman’s food program at All-Purpose. He has created a distinctive dough for the restaurant that captures the “breadier” qualities of the old school deck oven pizzas of his youth. The crust, which is used for all of the pies at All-Purpose, offers a rustic, chewy texture and is caramel in color due in part to the cooking process as well as the high amount of whole wheat flour. Of the six pizzas that are now offered at All-Purpose, Chef Friedman anticipates the Cossimo, named after one of his favorite Jersey Italian haunts, topped with roasted mushrooms, Tallegio, scallions, preserved truffle sauce and grana will become the fan favorite. The Buona, featuring pepperoni, mozzarella, chili honey & basil, will also be a crowd pleaser. (more…)

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Paisano’s website says:

“Paisano’s is a gourmet pizza delivery chain that truly offers something for everyone on the menu. When you pass our menu around the dinner table at home or around the conference room at work, we guarantee that everyone will find something that they like.

From our dough to our pizza sauce to our pasta, we make almost everything that we deliver to your home or office fresh and from scratch daily. We focus on delivering a high-quality product with a relentless focus on customer satisfaction.

The first Paisano’s opened in the Shoppes at Fair Lakes in Fairfax, VA in June of 1997. Since then, we have expanded by adding multiple company-owned locations as well as franchises. Our management team has decades of experience in food service and has grown Paisano’s into one of the premier food establishments in Northern Virginia.

We are very active in our local communities because we care about our customers and the communities that have embraced us over the years. Thank you for your continued support and patronage.”

You can see their menus here.

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1815 Wisconsin Ave, NW