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Don Ciccio Is Joining the Ivy City Distillery Gang

The amaro brand is relocating to bigger digs in Northeast

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Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

Six years after bringing an authentic taste of the Amalfi Coast to D.C., amaro maker Don Ciccio & Figli is moving into a bigger distillery space — complete with its own bar — to feed nationwide demand for its bittersweet and herbal liqueurs.

Fourth-generation distiller Francesco Amodeo started the brand inside a modest warehouse space in Northwest’s Manor Park neighborhood in 2012, proceeding to reproduce and distribute the Italian recipes of his ancestors. Eater has learned a future production site, slated to open this fall, is destined for 1907 Fairview Avenue NE — across the street from another D.C. spirits maker, One Eight Distilling. Women-owned Republic Restoratives will also be a neighbor.

When construction is completed, the multi-use facility is slated to accommodate tours, a bigger production and aging area, and a tasting room. And a full bar called Bar Sirenis (named after sirens heard on the streets of the Amalfi Coast) will serve a lineup of amaro cocktails.

Don Ciccio’s product line currently includes amari, aperitivi and cordials, and its flagship Amaro delle Sirene, C3 Carciofo, Limoncello, and the newest addition to the portfolio, Cerasum Aperitivo, among others.

Stay tuned for more details about the upgraded digs.