The D.C. location of Pizzeria Vetri opens today at 2221 14th St. NW. Chef Marc Vetri is behind the chain with two locations in Philadelphia and one in Austin. The new storefront is the largest location yet with seating for 75. Vetri tells Eater he selected D.C. for the project because of the easy access to the city from his home base in Philly.
The pizzeria is known for both rectangular Sicilian pies called pizza al taglio and round Neapolitan-style pizzas. The also serve rotolos— crispy rolls of pizza dough filled with ricotta, mortadella, and topped with pistachio pesto. The bar serves beer, wine, and cocktails.
The new store will have some unique items as well. Both Philly and Austin already have their own special pies, so expect a Maryland blue crab pizza for the D.C. location. The restaurant has also collaborated with Katsuya Fukushima of Daikaya on a miso honey gelato. Status: Opening today at 4 p.m. 2221 14th St. NW; website.