Petworth's latest neighborhood pizzeria from the team behind Bar Charley and El Chucho opened doors a few weeks ago.
Little Coco’s menu runs from simple, less expensive items ($7 bruschetta and half-order pastas) to sophisticated plates to "splurge for one or split for two" (like a $38 balsamic glazed New York Strip). And the $14 fried pizza—an authentic Naples street food staple—is a star menu item.
There’s also a big focus on amaro, with an extensive vintage collection of the Italian herbal liqueur dating back to the 1930s. And if the unique pizza crust tastes like honey and beer, it's because both are baked inside.
Read on to hear what customers are saying about the hip Italian eatery.
The Lots of Love News: Facebook user Lisa Kelley McGrath "Loved the food, loved the drinks, loved the ambiance," while Yelper Zach T. "loved" the Brandade Fritters—and "so did my wife, and surprisingly, so did our two-year-old." [Facebook, Yelp]
The Go For The Fried Dough News: The Washington Post’s Becky Krystal describes the fried pizza as "a cross between a doughnut, a pizza and a mozzarella stick. (All good things, right?)." It comes with a lightly dressed arugula salad "to help cut through the richness, plus a little cup of extra tomato sauce for dipping." [WaPo]
The On-Point Alcohol News: Yelper Amber H. thinks the frozen bellini "is perfect for this September heat wave and the negroni blanco was solid." And PopVille wasn’t surprised by the quality; "to be expected from this [restaurant] group – the drinks were top notch." [Yelp, PopVille]
The Delicious Design News: PopVille also thinks Little Coco’s could have "the most comfortable bar seating in town." Facebook user Janet Riessman thinks there’s "delicious, authentic, not overly priced Italian food. Lovely bar, good service, nice decor and atmosphere, if a tad too noisy when they're full." [PopVille, Facebook]
The Price—And Portions—Are Right News: Yelper Yoeana V. says "prices aren’t too bad for the quality you receive" and fellow Yelper Jennifer H. thinks "it can be a reasonably priced weekday meal (a plain pizza is only $12) or "a great option for a special occasion (with limited entrees in the $20-$30 range. Plus, they offer half portions of all their homemade pastas." [Yelp]
The Save Room For Dessert News: After noshing on the "Testaccio" pizza ($16) with porchetta, smoked peaches, tallegio, and rosemary, Washington City Paper’s Laura Hayes instructs to "save room for house-made gelato for dessert in flavors like pistachio or vanilla-thyme." [WCP]