Here's an exclusive first look inside the highly-anticipated Carluccio's restaurant and Italian market at Pike & Rose. Everything is ready to go here, and an employee said they expect to open officially next week. A spokesperson for the restaurant later said the restaurant would open in early-to-mid March.
A friends-and-family soft opening event took place yesterday. If you are planning to be at Pike & Rose anyway in the coming days, you might want to - hint hint - check by in case they have a soft opening for the public. There is no schedule for the soft opening events (publicly, at least), which will have limited hours, and a limited menu.
I have a hard copy of the menu. Scroll down below the pictures to see the menu, and plan what you'll order when they open. Click on any picture to enlarge it for more detail.
As you can see, there are many products available in the market section to help you create your own Italian meals at home.
This will be a must-try in the Pike District of North Bethesda.
|As Italian as...apple pie|
and carrot cake
|A romantic table|
setting for two
|Puttanesca, pesto, finocchio|
selvatico, and more
|Pastas and sauces|
|Breads, pomodorata, capperi al sale,|
capricci di canelli, Antonio's Pepolata
|Exterior in Muse Alley;|
Carluccio's sign not installed yet