A good old-fashioned political scandal. Spring. Monica Bellucci.
And... where were we... oh, pizza. Yeah, that too.
Here to test the theory: Piola, an Italian import with a truly massive selection of wood-fired pies, now open on 14th Street.
You may have seen one of these in Arlington. If you’ve traveled around Latin America, you may have seen one there, too. This newest iteration sits in a building that was boarded up for 30 years. And they’ve maintained a little of that “boarded up” aesthetic—lacquered plywood all over, rotating graffiti art installations on the brick.
If you’re just strolling in here after work, you’ll find $3 Peroni drafts at the bar from 5 to 8pm, along with gratis finger foods.
But soon (like when your co-ed soccer team shows up) you’ll want to head to the split-level upstairs and fully embrace carafes of sangria and your choice of wood-fired, thin-crust pies. And with 44 different options, they get a little creative, like the Copenhagen (smoked salmon and brie) and the Carbonara (egg, bacon and parmesan).
In coming weeks, they’ll start service on the big deck off the second floor, which is where you’ll want to head on a hot day for a Sgroppino al Limone (lemon gelato with vodka).
And the limoncello slushy is born.