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We @Arcuri [2400 Wisconsin Ave.] want to inform our friends and neighbors that starting tomorrow October 14th – 4:00pm -10:00pm (Dine in Only) Wednesday – Is officially HALF PRICE PIZZA NIGHT!!!
Arcuri (2400 Wisconsin Ave.) has added speedy lunch service Monday through Friday from noon to 2:30 pm. Order and pay at the bar, then take a seat and a server will bring your meal over when it’s ready.
“We wanted to make our lunch more fast-casual,” explains co-owner Adam Hiltebeitel. “It’s a trend that seems to resonate on the block for lunch.” Choose a wood-fired pizza, a salad, or sandwiches including prosciutto with coppa and aged provolone or pepperoni with capicola and mozzarella.
“There’s more to come as we roll out our new lunch service—soups, sandwiches and other Italian specialties,” Hiltebeitel adds. “Please stop by and try our lunch special: two slices and a salad for $8.”
Hot off the Glover Park Yahoo Newsgroup from Arcuri co-owner Adam Hiltebeitel:
Tuesday, October 1st 2013, Arcuri [2400 Wisconsin Ave.] presents FAMILY NIGHT. Bring the kids; let us take care of you. Every Tuesday beginning tomorrow, KIDS EAT FREE at Arcuri.
Purchase an adult entree or pasta (one kid per adult) Strollers are welcome and encouraged! Yes we have a kids’ menu, high chairs, booster seats, kids’ cups, and more! We won’t make you do the dishes!
The trattoria Arcuri (2400 Wisconsin Ave.) has made a few changes to the ground-floor space it took over from Kavanagh’s Pizza Pub a few months ago. Gone are the tall booths that separated the bar area from the front dining room—and hid the narrow bar. The idea was to open up the view from outside to make a more inviting, friendly space, says Adam Hiltebeitel, one of the restaurant’s four co-owners. The owners have also redone the bathrooms and created a simple, rustic/industrial design in the dining room with a new bar and new poured-concrete floors. The restaurant will quietly open for dinner later this week with a limited menu so staff can work out the inevitable kinks in their procedures. Its official opening is June 22, Hiltebeitel says.
UPDATE: Prince of Petworth has more info and tons of pix.
UPDATE 2: Eater has some tasty deets about the cuisine.
UPDATE 3: Patch has info on the interior and the housemade limoncello!
UPDATE 4: City Paper has more on the limoncello.
UPDATE 5: Brightest Young Things goes into detail on food prep.
Arcuri is accepting applications for all its hourly positions through Friday, according to a Craigslist post: “Experience is a plus but detail oriented, hard working and fun are a must!” The Venice-style trattoria is taking over the former Kavanagh’s Pizza Pub space at 2400 Wisconsin Ave. Co-owner Adam Hiltebeitel says he anticipates opening around June 5, but “we’ll certainly be at Glover Park Day” on June 1 with pizza and other offerings.
Though the full menu is still “a work in progress,” according to Hiltebeitel, the draft includes misticanza salad with duck prosciutto, Sicilian pinenuts, and ramp dressing ($9.50); wood-fired pork chop with vinegar peppers, glazed cipollini, and pork jus ($20); and pizza toppings such as green apple, fennel sausage, and broccoli rabe.