Monday, February 8, 2016

Little Coco's, the Italian place from the El Chucho folks, making progress at 14th and Randolph

I've been eagerly awaiting Little Coco's, the Italian restaurant coming to the old Rib Pit Lounge space at 14th and Randolph from the folks behind El Chucho, Quarry House and Jackie's/Sidebar. It's been in the works since about 2014, but they've had a lot of permitting delays -- not unusual for DC bars and restaurants.

And today, a reader sent me this picture of some work going on. It looks like they're adding a bay window, or maybe a covered patio. Great to see it coming along, I'm excited for it.

The Post wrote about the place earlier, saying it was an Italian version of El Chucho, with about 70 seats total inside and outside. Owner Jackie Greenbaum told me dishes will include pizza, entrees and homemade pastas with a similar floor plan to El Chucho. The pizzas may include interesting combos like olive-oil poached tuna and artichokes, snails and garlic, and butternut squash with pear and taleggio, a type of Italian cheese.

They'll also have frozen negronis, shaved ice, and affordable Italian beer and wine.

I'm excited for it. I'll update when I hear more.

UPDATE: Owner Jackie Greenbaum commented below that they have all their permits, and she told me the next steps are "construction construction construction for the next few months." Good news!!


  1. !!!! Can't wait!

  2. Yes, we finally received our building's now full steam ahead!

  3. Now if we could do something about Golden Paradise. What a waste of space

  4. Phew! When I saw Golden Paradise, I thought this promising little Italian joint around the corner from us had fallen through... I wish it could be twice as big and take over the space occupied by Golden Paradise.

  5. Since Golden Paradise doesn't appeal to you, it's a waste of space?? Maybe there are residents that would enjoy alternatives to craft cocktails and snail pizza?

    A blog post about a new restaurant and ya'll can't help but complain about another one, sadly typical of DC.

  6. Any idea why the permits took so long? I hate to see neighborhood place delayed like this. A few of the place on Upshur had problems with the City too.

  7. Most recent anon, it sounded like it was super frustrating for them. I'm going to talk to Jackie sometime soon about it. Sadly permit delays are far from unusual.


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