Turkish pizzas are the focus of the upcoming Pidzza, which plans to open at 2000 Hecht Ave. NE in Ivy City sometime this winter.
The restaurant is from owner Koray Bozkurt. The pide, or Turkish pizzas, will be customizable. They’re planning to have gluten-free dough, too. They’ll also offer their own topping selections, like a roasted cauliflower, chicken, and parmesan pie, or a portabella mushroom pie with kale, caramelized onions, and fontina. The plan is to serve breakfast pide, too, plus dessert flavors like s’mores.
Rounding out the menu will be Mediterranean salads, Appalachian Craft Sodas, and the yogurt drink ayran. It’s a small place in the Hecht Warehouse building, with seating for 10 inside and 10 outside.
Another location is already planned for 736 6th St. NW in Chinatown to follow soon after the original opens.
Pide aren’t entirely unfamiliar to D.C. audiences — they’ve been seen on menus at such restaurants as Zaytinya, Ankara, and Ottoman Taverna.