Famous Luigi’s will close its doors on Saturday night after more than 70 years in D.C.

Dec 21, 2013 587

By Tim Carman

When Katherine Burk left a photo exhibit downtown in search of lunch Thursday afternoon, she suggested to her husband and two friends that they stop at Famous Luigi's. Burk was feeling nostalgic: At age 15, she had her first date at the old RKO Keith's theater, where the Old Ebbitt Grill now sits, and followed up a screening of the James Bond flick "Thunderball" with pizza at Luigi's.

"It was really the only place in town to get fabulous pizza. . . . This was real pizza in an oven, made by real Italians," Burk says about that day back in 1965. "It was a place where you borrowed your father's car and took your date."

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