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3418 11th Street, NW

Ed. Note: This is the former Maple space (and Columbia Heights Coffee back in the day.)

“Dear PoPville,

Looks like Ossobuco Restaurant on 11th has closed. They emptied the restaurant this week and seem to be finishing packing up the last bits of wine/decor today. All that’s left are a few pillows used for seating in the window seats. Sad to see them go – they always gave our dog treats when we walked by, but never seemed very busy.”

Ossobuco wrote on their Facebook:

This delicious journey has end Read More

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photo courtesy Il Piatto

From a press release:

“Restauranteur Hakan Ilhan is pleased to announce the Thursday, June 23, 2022, opening of Il Piatto, a new Italian concept in the former Mirabelle space, at 900 16th Street, NW, 20006. The restaurant will serve, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Ilhan has tapped Lina Nicolai as the new executive chef for the restaurant. For chef Nicolai, cooking is a family affair that began in her hometown of Naples, Italy. I n 2012, she teamed up with her mother to open Al Crostino in Washington, D.C. The popular family-owned neighborhood gem was successful for 12 years before closing its doors due to the pandemic. Read More

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1228 11th Street, NW

Update: Readers report they were robbed but are open – more a reason/reminder to show them so love!

Thanks to PK for sending: “Do we know what happened to Tortino?!?”

Anyone hear anything? Their Facebook was last updated in September 2021 but their website is still live – peep their menus. I called the restaurant but the phone just rings and rings without going to voicemail. Anyone know what’s up? Read More

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From A Presto! Italian Italian Foods:

“Capitol Hills NEW Italian Popup!! Reservations for this Sunday still available here.”

A Presto!’s website says:

sunday popups

Sunday dinners are a tradition in most Italian families. It was something I always looked forward to as a child and into adulthood.

Each Sunday A Presto! Italian Foods will host a Sunday Dinner pop-up with a monthly rotating menu. Read More

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1345 F Street, NW

From a press release:

Puro Gusto, born in Milan in 2006 and now found in 10 countries around the globe, opens its first U.S. location today, at 1345 F Street NW., a short walk from the White House and National Mall.

An authentic all-day Italian café celebrating the habits and rituals of the Italian people, Puro Gusto’s focus will span from morning ’til night. “Puro Gusto” translates directly to “pure taste” – expressing the café’s dedication to offering authentic Italian coffee, food, and Aperitivo. Read More

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