5/09/2012 03:37:00 PM

Menomale Brings Craft Pizza and Beer to Brookland

Artisanal pizza parlors are sprouting up everywhere these days. The latest arrival, Menomale, brings restaurant poor Brookland a spiffy, informal setting for real deal Neapolitan pizza and craft beer and wine. Co-owner Ettore Rusciano, a credentialed Maestro Pizzaiolo (trained in Naples), crafts pies using an imported Italian, wood-fired oven, while his partner Leland Estes sources some 20 draft brews. Their passions come together in a trim, deep-red accented, white-walled bistro, with a charming window niche. Pizzas, calzone and panuozzo (sandwiches), priced at $8-13, feature dough made using imported ingredients and hands-on skill.

2711 12th St. NE, Brookland; 202-248-3946  

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