The guys from &pizza have been working on this space since the end of last year and &pizza is opening today. The new location at 1250 U Street NW is their second shop and they are working on a third one for Brookland in Northeast DC.
The new pizza place will be opening in the old Quiznos location, just a few steps away from the U Street Metro stop. A couple of weeks ago &pizza conducted a poster campaign in the neighborhood to spread the word out about the impending opening.
The pizza place will keep the same concept as the original store. Some of the pies include 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). Check their menu.
&pizza’s hours are 11 am to 11 pm Sunday through Wednesday, Thursday 11 am to 2:30 am, and Friday and Saturday 11 am to 3:30 am.
&pizza joins a number of Italian and pizza places that have recently opened along 14th Street. Matchbox, Piola, Ghibellina and Etto are just a few of the newest restaurants (we can’t forget about longtime standbys such as Manny & Olga’s).