Pizzeria Vetri, the award-winning restaurant dedicated to the fine art of authentic Italian pizza making, opens its fourth location in Washington D.C.'s 14th Street Corridor neighborhood. With two locations in Philadelphia and one in Austin, Texas, the D.C. location opened on June 27.
As part of the opening party on June 23, Marc Vetri and team visited prominent Washington D.C. landmarks to give out pizza samples. Because both tourists and locals were eager to sample a slice, they ran out of pizza when they got to the White House. Later that evening, approximately 400 people attended the soft opening event at the new location. Guests enjoyed pizza, calzones, fried dough with nutella, Capogiro gelato developed by Chef Katsuya Fukushima (of the D.C.-based restaurant, Daikaya), signature cocktails by D.C. mixologist Gina Chersevani, and live screen printed tees by Soul & Ink.
Pizzeria Vetri will offer a selection of seasonal, wood-fired pies, as well as favorites like the Rotolo, a crispy pinwheel of pizza dough filled with ricotta and mortadella topped with pistachio pesto. Exclusive to the D.C. location is the Granchio, a pizza made with Maryland blue crab, mozzarella, peppers and fresh herbs. Rounding out the menu are seasonal salads and a variety of desserts including fried pizza dough, cannoli, a Nutella pizza and Katsuya's "Ohh Miso Honey" gelato.
The new location features indoor seating for 57 guests, with seasonal outdoor seating for an additional 20 diners.
Read more about the opening:
Washington Post; The Washingtonian; Eater D.C.; Washington City Paper