A few months ago, we heard about the plans for Little Coco's, an Italian restaurant from the folks behind El Chucho on 11th Street, plus Jackie's,
They were originally hoping for a spring opening, but timelines for restaurants in DC are often nebulous due to permits, plans and such, but things are moving. I just talked to Jackie Greenbaum, the co-owner, and here's what she had to say:
Well our plans are before the permit board for about a month now. Our architect tells us plan approval can take anywhere from one to 5 months, so we're just waiting. Construction will take a couple of months, so we're looking at an opening date in the fall--early or late fall, depending. That's pretty much it!They described the place previously as an Italian version of El Chucho, with antipasti, pizza, homemade pasta and other Italian entrees, plus frozen drinks like negronis, shaved ice in warmer months, and affordable drinks like wine and Italian beer. Some potential pizza flavors included oolive-oil poached tuna and artichokes, snails and garlic, and butternut squash with pear and taleggio, a type of Italian cheese.
There will be about 70 seats split between inside and outside.