Bocce, gnocchi and prosecco at Vendetta on H Street NE

May 19, 2013 1436

by Fritz Hahn

Vendetta, a new Italian restaurant from H Street impresario Joe Englert and the team behind H Street Country Club, will open to the public on Tuesday. Here's what you need to know about the new spot, which fills the former Red Palace building at 1212 H St. NE.

Vendetta was part of Englert's original plans for H Street bars and restaurants, which he told me about back in 2006. It was supposed to open across the street from the Rock and Roll Hotel, "but that fell through," explains Ricardo Vergera, a partner in Vendetta, and plans were shelved. When the Red Palace closed, its building seemed like a natural fit for the restaurant, Vergera says.

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