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Budding Italian Restaurateurs Bring Roman-Style Pizza Downtown, Plus More Intel

Chase the Submarine has closed in Vienna

The Cucina Al Volo stand in Union Market.
Photo: Cucina Al Volo

Roman pies are coming

The expansion-minded crew behind Osteria Al Volo in Adams Morgan and the Cucina Al Volo food stand in Union Market is shifting from noodles to square slices of pizza at the new shop opening at 1299 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Washington City Paper reports that Cucina Al Volo Pizzeria, which is projected to arrive in the next few weeks, plans to serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. [WCP]

The Shutter

Chase the Submarine, the last Northern Virginia restaurant Kyirisan founder Tim Ma had in his portfolio, closed earlier this month. The neighborhood eatery is being replaced by a similarly themed “Sandwich Shop.” Ma did not respond to a request from Eater for clarification about whether he’ll be involved with the replacement restaurant; he recently signed on to open another D.C. restaurant inside a new hotel.

Seafood for LoCo?

The company that owns the venerable Fish Market in Old Town Alexandria has secured the two-story spot failed Hail & Hog left behind in the One Loudoun complex. Local blog The Burn reports that Fish Market folks declined to discuss what exactly they plan to do with the location.

More food halls on the way

A new Pan-Asian food hall is being developed in Rockville, Maryland. Washington Business Journal reports that the 6,200-square-foot Pike Kitchen — which is projected to house a Korean bakery, Japanese ramen shop, Hawaiian poke stand, and more — plans to open late next summer. [WBJ]

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