&pizza Scheduled to Open on U Street in May

by Borderstan.com March 20, 2013 at 8:30 am 0

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"U Street"

&pizza is coming to 1250 U Street NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

The District’s restaurant H &pizza is making its way to U Street NW — and it’s a good thing Borderstanies like pizza because owners Steve Salis and Michael Lastoria signed a 10-year lease.

The new restaurant, slated to takeover Quiznos at 1250 U Street, will simply be called &pizza. The 1,300-square-foot space is scheduled to open in May.

Customers will be able to choose from traditional, whole-wheat or nine-grain dough with five types of house made sauces and whole-milk mozzarella. Pie toppings will be locally sourced and the pizzas are cooked in a fire oven.

“We are impressed with its popularity on H Street and know it will be a huge success in the highly visited U Street neighborhood that includes numerous eclectic restaurants and retailers,” says Philippe Lanier, vice president at EastBanc, the restaurant’s development company.

H &pizza, which is currently has a location next to Taylor Gourmet on H Street NE, serves up pies like the Moonstruck (mushroom truffle, goat cheese, mushrooms, fig marsala, red pepper chili oil and crushed black pepper) and the Grecian Market (red chickpea, mushrooms, broccolini, artichoke, kalamata olives, pickled red onion and feta cheese).

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