It looks like D.C. has lost a destination for both high-end and casual Italian food.
Alphonse D.C., as well as its adjoining sister restaurant Nonna's Kitchen, appear to be closed. Popville notes signage on the door that states both closed Sept. 12. It reads, "We wish to thank you for your patronage and support, and we will miss serving the U street neighborhood." Both were located at 1212 U Street NW.
The restaurant's phone recording still appears active, but a call placed Wednesday morning was transferred to a line that did not pick up. Eater has reached out to the restaurant via email for any further information.
Alphonse opened in 2014 as a restaurant and market serving items like pizzas, sandwiches, and negronis downstairs, with a tasting menu-centric concept upstairs at Nonna's that generally received positive reviews. The restaurant tried tinkering with the concept in recent months, including adding a la carte options at Nonna's.
Multiple chefs worked at Nonna's during the restaurant's short lifespan, including most recently Will Artley, who is now working for Hilton Hotels at their 815 14th Street NW property. Artley tells Eater he's about a month away from a new menu at the property's Grist Mill restaurant, where he'll be serving up comfort food and, naturally, housemade pastas. "I've loved my time [there] so far," he said.