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Popular Neapolitan Pizzeria Pupatella Opens Its First DC Location Today

Wood-fired pies are available for pick-up and patio dining in Dupont.

Pupatella opens in the former Rosemary's Thyme space. Photograph courtesy Pupatella.

Arlington pizza fave Pupatella has finally made its long-awaited DC debut. Owners Anastasiya and Enzo Algarme began serving their Neapolitan pies today at 11:30 AM at the new Dupont Circle locale. 

The restaurant, housed in the longtime Rosemary’s Thyme space, is only open for pickup and outdoor dining on its 30-seat patio. Expect the menu to look familiar: arancini, salads, panini, and wood-fired pizzas with toppings such as fig and prosciutto or eggplant and roasted red pepper. Two Pupatella-branded beers—a lager and IPA—are among the drafts. The wine list differs from the Arlington locations with options like a white from the Italian island of Ischia and a sparkling pink moscato.

Pupatella is open for pick-up and outdoor dining on its 30-seat patio. Photograph courtesy Pupatella.

Some more good news: Pupatella’s decade-old flagship restaurant in Arlington will be staying put. The landlord of the Wilson Boulevard property had threatened to raise the rent by 40-percent amid the pandemic, and the owners were preparing to look for a new home. The landlord has since changed course and asked Pupatella to stay without a rent hike.

Pupatella. 1801 18th St., NW. 

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Jessica Sidman
Food Editor

Jessica Sidman covers the people and trends behind D.C.’s food and drink scene. Before joining Washingtonian in July 2016, she was Food Editor and Young & Hungry columnist at Washington City Paper. She is a Colorado native and University of Pennsylvania grad.

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