Washington, DC

via Pepe’s Pizza

On Monday we posted some scuttlebutt saying that Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana could be coming to D.C. We then learned form a source it would be in Montgomery County. Our good friends at WTOP have found out the location – “Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, of New Haven, Connecticut — plans to open a new location in Maryland at Westfield Montgomery Mall in 2020.”

*I’m only including one exclamation point because it will be in Westfield Montgomery Mall. Happy for folks that live nearby but that’s a bit out of my coverage area.


via Pepe’s Pizza

UPDATE: Now hearing they may be coming to Montgomery County. STAY TUNED.

Not a lot to go on but a reader hears that a Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana is coming to D.C. “They have already secured a location. Do you have any additional info?”

Anyone else hearing these rumors? Any idea what neighborhood?

From the Daily Meal‘s 100 best pizzas – #1:

“Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana retains its crown as America’s finest pizzeria. This is a bucket list destination, one you’ll have to make a pilgrimage to if you want to discuss the topic of America’s best pizza with any authority.”

Check out their various locations and menus here. Anyone ever taken a taste? Read More


3110 Mt. Pleasant Street, NW

Martha Dear will be located below the Mount Desert Island Ice Cream space, the former home to Pupuseria San Miguel.

The liquor license placard says:

“A new Retailer’s Class C Restaurant with a seating capacity of 50 and a Total Occupancy Load of 99.”

Washington CityPaper reported:

“A newly engaged couple who met working at Tail Up Goat are opening a cozy Mount Pleasant restaurant specializing in Neapolitan-style pizzas paired with wine.”



14th and Irving Street, NW

Thanks to Michael for sending the Ledo Pizza update yesterday. Folks in the know say they are approximately two weeks away from opening. Check out their menu here.

This space was previously home to Bar Roubaix here back in December 2017. Before Bar Roubaix this space was home to Acre 121 and CommonWealth gastro pub before them. Stay tuned for an exact date for Ledo Pizza.


OK my friends – it’s 2019 and shit happens fast around here. It’s just scuttlebutt. But scuttlebutt of this variety must be shared with haste. Updates, as always, when confirmed and/or more is known. So, earlier this morning we posted a sign announcing Rosemarys Thyme Bistro (18th and S Street, NW) closure. It was shocking to me and many others. Well on our Facebook Page the following conversation took place: “PIZZA IS COMING!!!” and “one of the comments said Pupatella!! Please say it’s true!!! That would be a game changer. Best pizza in the DMV and worth the trek to Arlington! (But maybe soon not necessary!)”



15th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Photo by Joy Asico

From a press release:

“Washington, D.C.’s newest culinary concept, Corner Office, officially announces today its opening on the corner of 15th and Pennsylvania Avenue. Utilizing twin 800-degree wood-fired ovens, Corner Office’s menu leads with simple, authentic wood-fired pizzas that are meant to be paired with the restaurant’s extensive list of local, domestic and international beers. Read More


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