Expansion-minded, thin-crust pie-slinger Oath Pizza is scheduled to open its first shop outside the Boston area Monday, October 30 in Northern Virginia’s restaurant-packed Mosaic District.
The fledgling chain, which started just a few years ago (2015) in Nantucket, Massachusetts, plans to grow here in short order.
Its first location will be at 2920 District Avenue, Suite 150 — inside the bustling shopping and dining complex that continues to evolve in neighboring Merrifield. According to a release, Oath plans to open a second store early next year in hospitality hot spot Navy Yard.
Unlike the Neapolitan-style eateries that dot the local dining landscape, Oath focuses on grilled pizzas seasoned with avocado oil. Its restaurants up north feature locally sourced ingredients creatively bundled together (think: a croque-monsieur tribute bolstered by creme fraiche, smoked ham, Gruyere, chives, and crushed potato chips). The new NoVa restaurant is also projected to donate 10 percent from every seasonal pizza sold to anti-hunger organization Food For Others.
A grand opening celebration is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, November 2. Attendees should expect to find half-price pizzas, complimentary snacks, live music, and gift bag giveaways.