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.