Restaurateur Stephen Starr is partnering with Los Angeles chef Nancy Silverton to bring her Italian market and restaurant Osteria Mozza to Washington, D.C.
Marking the first iteration of the restaurant to open on the East Coast, Osteria Mozza will be housed in the former Dean & DeLuca grocery store in Georgetown Park.
“I want people of D.C. to have a place to celebrate life with the great Italian flavors of Mozza,” Silverton said in a press release.
Silverton—the award-winning chef and mogul behind a number of high-profile restaurants—has partnered with Starr—the restaurateur behind iconic D.C. establishments such as Le Diplomate and St. Anselm—and real estate developer Jamestown to make this dream a reality.
“Finding the right partner for this was easy,” said Starr. “I’ve always wanted to collaborate with Nancy Silverton, and her amazing menu at Osteria Mozza was a perfect fit. I am confident that what we create together will knock the socks off of D.C.”
Osteria Mozza’s D.C. outpost will include some of its beloved L.A. menu staples, such as fresh handmade pasta and wood-fired pizza, while the market will sell staples like olive oil, fresh mozzarella, and more.
Osteria Mozza is expected to open in late 2023.