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“Wood brick oven pizzeria”, Rotonda, coming to Kennedy Street this Fall!!

by Prince Of Petworth June 1, 2017 at 11:15 am 19 Comments

701 Kennedy Street, NW

Hot on the heels of ANXO Cidery & Tasting Room opening last weekend, hang on to your hats Kennedy Street boosters – you’re getting a wood brick oven pizzeria this Fall!!! Huge, huge, huge news for Brightwood Park (old school north country Petworth) peeps pining for pizza. All I’m told is that the name is ROTONDA and they’ll be opening this Fall. STAY TUNED.

  • emily

    holy moly!! so psyched!!

  • jim_ed

    Awesome. I can’t remember if its this dilapidated bodega or the one on the corner of 5th thats had a lot of work going on in it recently, but damn am I excited to hear this. Ever since Moroni and Bros unexpectedly closed we’ve missed having good pizza in the area.

    • anon

      It’s this one where the work has been going on. Johnny’s on 5th is a lost cause.

  • equidistance

    This seems too good to be true! It’s perfect for the neighborhood (especially if it’s particularly kid friendly, as anyone who was at the ANXO fundraiser last night can attest). I hope they sell to-go ice cream cones!

    • ANON

      I’m confused, do you mean that ANXO is not very kid friendly, or that it is also kid friendly and would be building on a good thing?

      • Anon

        There were TONS of kids at ANXO last night.

        • equidistance

          Yes, I meant that there were a ton of kids at ANXO last night. The staff at ANXO were very tolerant of the under 5 crowd that was there (with parents buying lots of drinks/food).

          • ANON

            Glad to hear that. Thanks for the clarification.

      • Joshua

        I was there on the day it opened and while there were definitely a few very young children there, I’d hesitate to call their current space kid friendly. It’s all concrete and narrow spaces, and just as we were walking out, a toddler knocked over and broke a glass on their patio.

  • Longfellow

    I’d love to see them turn that grassy patch on 7th Street into an outdoor patio!

    • crazydoglady

      YES PLEASE! Dog friendly patio :) (Also LOVE the to-go ice cream idea!)

    • In the know

      It’s getting turned into condos.

  • CatieCat

    This is so awesome wow! We go to timber so if this is even close to as good as timber we are going to be happy, fat and poor!

    Leaving anxo last night we asked one of the workers what this was going to be and he said an American restaurant. We’d be happy with anything!

  • Kelnp

    So excited to see the new development on Kennedy! Happy to have more places to walk to!

  • samanda_bynes

    well aiight then.

  • Scott

    Such great news!! Please please please Rotonda – have gluten free options!!

  • another neighbor

    Great news! I can’t wait to go!

  • Joy

    Yes this is absolutely amazing news!! And I also love the idea of ice cream and an outdoor patio!

  • NT

    As a Petworth resident since 2004 who lives five blocks from this place, +1000 on this and the ongoing development of Kennedy!

    And if they do offer some sort of custard-based mobile-friendly dessert, let’s hope it’s gelato instead of ice cream. :)


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