Restaurant Roundup: Tartufo Opens, Two Others Closer to the Finish Line
Last week Tenleytown, D.C. told you new Italian restaurant Tartufo was on its way, and this week we are pleased to let you know that it is now open! The restaurant, which replaces Casa Fiesta, had its soft opening on Tuesday and is open for dinner this week. We haven’t had a chance to stop by for a meal, but those who have are singing its praises. Tartufo is located at 4910 Wisconsin Avenue.
Progress is finally visible at the long anticipated Jimmy John’s restaurant near the Tenley Metro station. For more than a year and a half, the sandwich shop has been “Coming Soon.” This summer Jimmy John’s ran into some issues when the District Department of Transportation issued a stop work order due to numerous public space violations, but everything seems to have been cleared up now. Gone are the paper signs covering the windows, and workers were on site today building out the interior and framing the exterior sign. Still no word, though, on an official opening date. Judging by the state of things, we may have a bit of a wait yet.
Wagshal’s outdoor dining patio on Yuma Street behind the delicatessen is almost complete. The retractable glass enclosure has been installed, and final touches are being made. Wagshal’s anticipates opening its family restaurant in early to mid-October. The new sit-down dining area is part of a larger expansion of the deli, which recently doubled in size and added a pizza oven and grilled cheese station to its existing extensive deli menu.