what makes a great pizza?
It starts with a great oven! Ours is an authentic wood- fired masonry oven that has been burning constantly since the day we opened. Modern gas and electric ovens cannot produce the intense heat needed – over 800 degrees – to achieve the crispy, smoky pizza crust that our customers have come to know. With dough and toppings made fresh daily in-house, our goal is simple–to be known for serving the best pizza in DC!
in the mood for something a little fancier?
Try some of our bistro dishes. Steak, scallops or perhaps grilled salmon? Our chef’s dishes are simply and classically prepared with all fresh ingredients. You’ll find our appetizers and entrees well seasoned, hearty, but never bland!
The challenge? How do you build distinctive restaurants in unique urban spaces? Our original location at 713 H Street was a Chinese grocery in a structure 15 feet wide and three stories tall! Our second location at 521 8th Street, SE–Capitol Hill–was a 90 year old vending machine warehouse. In Rockville, we started from scratch–tearing the structure down to bare bones and rebuilding it into our largest restaurant yet. The space is complete with two outdoor patios, multiple fire features, bars and private dining rooms. Partners Drew, Mark, Ty and Perry, with backgrounds in restaurants, design and construction, were involved in all aspects of the building process!