Category: Columns

Logan Circle Welcomes Italian Warmth … Sette Osteria Opens Soon

Sette Osteria plans to open this March in the Logan Circle space formerly occupied by Mcafe bar at 1634 14th St, NW. Owner Iraklis Karabassis also has a Sette Osteria in Dupont Circle and Café Milano in Georgetown. Chef Nicola Sanna will feature house-made pastas and southern Italian pizzas. The dining room seats 72, with […]

Two-Minute Pies Makes Fast Casual ‘Pizza Studio’ … Fast!

Pizza Studio plans to open two personalized fast casual pizza restaurants this month. It’s a gourmet pizza-quick-casual-create-your-own pizza-cooked-in-two-minutes concept. They will be the first locations for the company in the DC and Baltimore metro areas. The DC store will open in Dupont Circle where Baja Fresh was. The Baltimore location is in Charles Village near […]

Gresser Goes for ‘Speed’ Casual at Veloce by Pizza Paradiso

Re-vitalized chef/owner Ruth Gresser is going fast casual. She plans to open Veloce by Pizza Paradiso, leveraging her incomparable 23-year-old Pizza Paradiso brand. This quick-serve pizza concept is slated to open by the end of 1Q in downtown DC at 1828 L St, NW. Veloce (means “speed” in Italian) will offer personal pizzas with a […]

Carluccio’s Looks to Serve Italian in Alexandria Via UK

UK-based Carluccio’s plans to open their first U.S. outpost in Old Town Alexandria, at 100 King Street (which has been the site of many fine restaurants). They also plan to open at the new Southwest Waterfront project. Although the restaurant hails from the UK, the founder is Antonio Carluccio from Salerno in the southern part […]

Heading East, Well, NE for Ari Gejdenson

Ari Gejdenson is headed east – actually NE. He has signed a lease at the corner of Fenwick and Okie streets NE in the Hecht’s warehouse project with the intension of opening an Italian restaurant and two other restaurants concepts. Ari owns Acqua al 2 on Capitol Hill, Ghibellina on 14th Street and shortly, Sotto, […]

‘Magnificent Obession’ Meets Patrick O’Connell Between the Pages

Internationally renowned Inn at Little Washington chef/owner Patrick O’Connell is working on a new book called “Magnificent Obsession.” It’s about décor and design this time around – with a few recipes because, as they say, “we can’t help ourselves.” It’s slated to be published in April 2015, in time for Mother’s Day (hint). Chef Peter […]

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