Posts Tagged ‘Il Canale’

Georgetown’s Il Canale Will Open its Expanded Dining Room on Monday

Larger space, same certified authentic Neapolitan pizza.

La Forchetta Vows To Topple 2Amys As D.C.’s Highest Neapolitan Temple

Restaurateur Hakan Ilhan has taste-tested all sorts of artisanal pizzas around town. “2Amys, in my opinion, was No. 1," Ilhan says, referring to Peter Pastan's uber-popular pizzeria in Cleveland Park. Yes, Ilhan is speaking in the past tense. Like any confident operator of a brand-spankin' new gourmet pizza joint, Ilhan boldly asserts that the pies […]

Don’t Call It Soggy! Il Canale’s Neapolitan-Certified Pizza

Tender and juicy are not generally the first words that come to mind when discussing pizza. But that's exactly how Giuseppe “Joe” Farrugio, owner of Il Canale in Georgetown, describes his pies. “We are making tender, juicy pizzas,” he says. And Farrugio now has the credentials to back it up. Last week, Farrugio's restaurant became […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Certifiably Neapolitan Edition

Georgetown's Il Canale earns the official pizza snob seal of approval. [Post] Al fresco dining in...February? Wow. [Washingtonian] There's still time to comment on D.C.'s newly proposed food truck rules. [CBS DC] Some background on 1789's Anthony Lombardo. [Examiner] Blue Duck Tavern's Sebastien Archambault may be the only native Texas chef with a French accent. […]

A Black Friday Shopping Guide for People Who’d Rather Eat

Allow me to offer a disclaimer before I start: You can trust my picks for the District's best shopping districts as much as you can trust Bernie Madoff's financial advice. Through years of selective focus, I can walk through any neighborhood and ignore all manner of shoe shops, clothing stores, and perfumeries, my mind singularly […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Il Canale

How many Neapolitan pizzerias does one town need? It’s a rhetorical question with a real inquiry buried within: Have our pizza tastes become so inflexible that we want to wolf down nothing but the traditional flatbread of Naples? As I put together this guide, two new Neapolitan pie houses have opened in Northern Virginia: Pupatella […]

Y&H to Talk Pizzas, from New Haven to Neapolitan, on Metro Connection

The New Haven white clam pie at Pete's Today on Metro Connection, host David Furst and I talk about D.C.'s pizza scene. With the additions of Pizzeria Orso, Pupatella, Pacci's, Il Canale, Seventh Hill, and the second location of Pete's Apizza, I make the argument that the D.C. metro area now has a vibrant, serious-minded […]

Has D.C. Become the New World Naples?

Is it just me or has D.C. suddenly turned into a New World Naples? Discounting drunk slices and our lone New Haven connection, it seems that every pizzeria that opens in the metro area channels the spirit, if not always the technical requirements, of Neapolitan pies. Il Canale has already made a name for itself […]