Connecticut-based Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana will be opening in Alexandria — it's first location in Virginia. According to the restaurant's website, Pepe's has seven locations in Connecticut, three in Massachusetts, one in Rhode Island and one in New York. A Pepe's restaurant will be opening in Bethesda this winter, according to Bethesda magazi...

An Italian restaurant based in Alexandria is expanding with a second location at the Mosaic District in Merrifield, but patrons will have to wait a little longer than anticipated to try a sub or slice of pizza. The Italian Place had planned to welcome customers to its new spot at 2985 District Avenue (Suite 190) this Saturday (July 24), but the gra...

La Fiamma, the restaurant replacing Paradiso Italian Restaurant, is holding a grand opening Tuesday at 6124 Franconia Road, Alexandria. Paradiso Italian Restaurant was a longtime family-run restaurant that closed in October 2020. The owners announced they were passing the torch to new owners to open the new concept. The new owners are Gonzalo and...