440 K Street, NW
The placard for Toscana Market says:
“New Retailer’s Class “C” Restaurant serving Italian cuisine with handmade pasta and original Italian ingredients. Applicant is applying for a Sidewalk Cafe Endorsement with 25 seats. Total seating inside is 60 with a Total Occupancy Load of 70.” Read More
2029 P Street, NW
Sorellina opened up here back in January. A new placard posted now says:
“Applicant requests to increase interior and Summer Garden seating. Interior seat count will increase from 27 to 48. Summer Garden seating will increase from 6 to 14. Total Occupancy Load will increase from 35 to 70.”
Check out Sorellina’s menu here.
1401 Pennsylvania Ave, SE courtesy NRG
From the Neighborhood Restaurant Group:
“I wanted to let you know we’ve partnered with Matt Adler to develop the 65-seat stand-alone restaurant that will open adjacent to The Roost. Caruso’s Grocery will be modeled after the classic, Italian-American “red sauce” joint; it’s very important to Matt and us as a team to not reinvent the wheel with this concept, but instead to focus on making the best possible versions of classic Italian-American dishes. Read More
12th and H Street, NW
From a press release:
“Ashok Bajaj is pleased to announce Knightsbridge Restaurant Group’s new concept replacing Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca at 1100 New York Ave, NW, (entrance on 12th and H Streets), in the heart of downtown Washington. On September 9, Modena will open with an entirely new menu created by recently appointed Executive Chef John Melfi who is returning to Knightsbridge Restaurant Group.
Bibiana will close August 31. The restaurant will undergo a refresh with a new color scheme, new artwork and the addition of planters filled with greenery. Melfi’s new menu will showcase Italian-influenced seasonal cuisine driven by sustainable, locally sourced ingredients. One can look forward to exploring the new antipasti trolley from Italy and dining on vintage china made by Villeroy and Bosch. Read More
2435 18th Street, NW
1714 Connecticut Ave, NW
Check out Rosemarino D’Italia’s menu here.
Girardi tells us: “the best Italian restaurant in Alexandria is expanding into the District.” Read More
320 D Street, NE
Well this is huge. A reader reports:
“As follow-up to a conversation about the Joya family (pronounced Hoya) who worked at A. Litteri for years they are opening their own restaurant called Nostra Cucina, located at at 320 D St NE on Capitol Hill. The family is really nice. This location was previously a Mexican-Italian Restaurant called Bistro Italiano.” Read More