Pizzeria da Marco will open on May 16th and will offer free pizza to guests who dine between 5-10:30 p.m. The new neighborhood Neapolitan pizzeria is located at 8008 Woodmont Avenue in Bethesda. Customers will also receive a 50% discount on all pizza purchases from May 17-31.
This special savings is limited to one pizza per customer, and only applies during this preview period during lunch and dinner service. Pizzeria da Marco will be the first pizzeria in the Washington area to have a 4,500-pound handcrafted, SF Allestimenti brick oven, http://www.sfallestimenti.it/ created by Stefano Ferrera, which cooks pizzas in 60 seconds at a temperature of 900 degrees.
The menu will focus on authentic, ingredient driven Neapolitan 12-inch pizzas and the pleasures of Mediterranean dining. The double zero flour for a lighter crust, Buffalo mozzarella, and organic San Marzano tomatoes he will incorporate into his creations are all imported from Naples, Italy. The Marco with tomato sauce, smoked Mozzarella, mushrooms and sausage and the Bianca of fresh Mozzarella, Gorgonzola ricotta, basil and baby arugula are two of his 12 pizzas specialties on the opening menu.
Pizza da Marco will only accept reservations for large private parties and the neighborhood has ample public parking options and is walking distance from the Bethesda Metro station. The hours of operations are as follows: Sunday thru Thursday from 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM; Friday and Saturday from 11:30 AM to 11:30 PM. For more information, please call (301) 654-6083 or visit the website at www.pizzeriadamarco.net.
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