Coppi’s Organic Restaurant

Then and Now

Coppi’s New Home in Cleveland Park

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And here you thought you were done with things rising from the grave for a while.

No. Because here comes a reincarnated, reanimated pizza place. And it’s a good one.

It’s Coppi’s Organic Restaurant, the onetime U Street stalwart, dark for two years, but now firing up the oven for a Saturday opening in Cleveland Park.

Let’s take a look at what’s changed (and what hasn’t).

Then: Small, dark and cozy.
Now: A long, narrow space that once housed Lavandou. A bar runs half the length of it. And don’t worry, if you liked all the vintage Italian cycling memorabilia, they brought it along. (See the slideshow here.)

Then: A wood-burning oven turned out chewy-crust pies, along with other Northern Italian–inspired stuff, like New York strip with salsa verde.
Now: More of that, from a new oven. You can see it from the dining room. It’s the one with the colors of the Italian flag.

Then: Your pizza was soaking up mostly wine. Maybe an Italian beer.
Now: A lot more booze. Expect Italian microbrews, a dozen amaros and a cocktail list with three Negronis, plus another one that’s off menu.

No, it doesn’t come from the oven.

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Coppi’s Organic Restaurant
3321 Connecticut Ave NW
(between Newark and Ordway)
Washington, DC 20008
202-966-0770
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