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Pizzeria Vetri was always there in a pinch, especially if you were doing last minute entertaining. In addition to regular-sized, round pizzas they offered long rectangular pies that stretched a couple of feet and could feed a crowd. The Philadelphia import’s last day in business was yesterday.
“Due to shifting business priorities, URBN will close the Pizzeria Vetri location in Washington, D.C. effective March 31,” a spokesperson for parent company URBN tells City Paper. “We have enjoyed the privilege of serving the community and thank our neighbors for their support and patronage.”
The real casualty here is the loss of Pizzeria Vetri’s fried pizza dough dessert that comes with a cup of Nutella for dipping. They were there for you to snack on while you traveled home after a night out on 14th Street NW or whenever you needed bomboloni-like fried comfort food.
A PoPville tipster was the first to spot the news. Pizzeria Vetri was located at 14th Street and Florida Avenue NW on the same stretch as Franklin Hall and La Colombe.
Pizzeria Vetri, 2221 14th St. NW