Monday, June 13, 2016

Italian restaurant Little Coco's from El Chucho folks aiming at early-mid July opening

The facade a few months ago
Little Coco's, the Italian restaurant from the folks behind El Chucho, is coming in early to mid July pending any permit delays, according to owner Jackie Greenbaum.  They also recently posted they're hiring on their various social media channels.

The restaurant is coming to 3907 14th Street in the old Rib Pit Lounge space, and will be an Italian version of El Chucho. Previously we heard they'll have antipasti, pizza, entrees and homemade pasta dishes, as well as frozen negronis, Italian shaved ice, lots of affordable Italian wine, beer and other cocktails. Previously we heard that pizzas may include olive-oil poached tuna and artichokes, snails and garlic, and butternut squash with pear and taleggio cheese.

The floor plan is similar to El Chucho with a bar downstairs and most of the seating upstairs, which will be partially outside and partially inside, for 70 seats total.

I'm definitely looking forward to it.

Greenbaum and her group run El Chucho on 11th Street NW, as well as cocktail spot Bar Charley on 18th Street and the Quarry House in Silver Spring.

Here's one of the possible pizzas from their Facebook page. The above photo is from a few months ago.


  1. I'm really excited about this place! I heard it may even be open during the day for coffee and pastries? If so, this is a big need that will be filled in the neighborhood, and I expect the concept to do very well. Jackie, you should reach out to one of your restaurant-industry friends to purchase the old El Sol space a few doors down. It's or sale for $960k. Let's make this the new 11th St corridor!

  2. Don't forget they we operating as a coffee shoppe and bakery during the day. That's gonna be huge in that area. We have nothing like that now.

  3. Have you heard any more info about the stabbing at Golden Paradise? They have been awful neighbors! I know our ANC commissioner is working to get them shut down via ABRA, but in a posting on a listserv, he said MPD had not responded to him after three tries. Unbelievable. I think ABRA is investigating though.

  4. I bet it opens before Slim's!


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