It's opening day for Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria e Bar, opening at the Westfield Montgomery Mall. The restaurant chain is the brainchild of founder Nick Valenti and has been around for 20 years.
The restaurant, an offshoot of New York's Naples 45, serves Italian pizzas, salads and zeppoli, They're looking to get certified as authentic Neapolitan pizza. Italian wines and cocktails are also an emphasis.
This location is more than 6,000 square feet in size, with high ceilings, plenty of windows and marble and mosaic touches, as well as a large mural and sculpture. Status: Opening today. 7101 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, Md.; website.