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About Us

—— BROOKLAND HOURS

Monday: 5pm - 10pm
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 5pm - 10pm
Thursday: 11am - 11pm
Friday: 11am - 11pm
Saturday: 11am - 11pm
Sunday: 11am - 10pm

—— NOMA HOURS

Monday: 11am - 9pm
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 11am - 9pm
Thursday: 11am - 9pm
Friday: 11am - 10pm
Saturday: 11am - 10pm
Sunday: 11am - 9pm

—— Our Location

Brookland

2711 12th St Northeast
Washington, DC
(202) 248-3946

NoMa

33 N St Northeast
Washington, DC
(202) 216-0630

—— Our Ingredients

Featuring ingredients from the Campania region of Italy, we make each pizza the way it was historically intended.

—— PRESS ——

What is a surprise still is the lack of pretense and the low-key neighborhood pizza joint atmosphere that DC’s Menomale has maintained.

This semi-hidden gem in the still-quiet Brookland is run by VPN-certified pizzaioli Ettore and Maria Rusciano, who source all their ingredients from Campania, the Southern Italian region that calls Naples its capital. Their diavola — my go-to on any menu that has it — marries for di latte mozzarella, spicy salami, red peppers, San Marzano tomatoes, and basil on a pie that — yes, after a few minutes in the hand-built, wood-fired oven — lets the quality of ingredients sing.

Liz Childers

Serious pie enthusiasts have made the pilgrimage to Menomale since its 2012 opening for Ettore Rusciano’s authentic Neapolitan pizza.

Beth Cope

Menomale – Italian for “thank goodness” – is another Neapolitan-inspired pizzeria that opened in DC’s Brookland neighborhood in 2012. Owners Ettore and Maria Rusciano are certified pizza makers – called pizzaioli in Italy – by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana in Naples. The wood-burning oven is hand-crafted and fires the pizzas at temperatures up to 900°F, giving them a unique flavor and texture.

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