Pizzeria Orso is open for business.
The man who normally occupies this space has been waiting a while for this day. “Can you please open already?” Tim wrote in January, declaring that “of all the pizzerias scheduled to open soon, none gets me more excited than” the then-mythic Falls Church joint which had been in the works for two years.
The restaurant, a collaboration between 2 Amys pizzaiolo Edan MacQuaid and the team behind 2941, promises to hew to the Neapolitan style. A press release claims that MacQuaid will fire his pies in a wood-burning oven made by a third-generation Naples company called Forno Napoletano.
But in the pizzeria arms race, it sounds like ovens are yesterday’s weapon. “MacQuaid credits his Pietro Berto diving arm dough mixer as one of the keys to creating the unique dough at Pizzeria Orso,” claims the restaurant’s press release.
The oven and mixer should be operating at full tilt for lunch and dinner beginning today, at 400 South Maple Avenue in Falls Church.