Chef Amy Brandwein Debuts Her New Wood-Fired, All-Day Italian Café at CityCenterDC

Sep 01, 2022 191


Centrolina chef Amy Brandwein is expanding her footprint in CityCenter DC with Piccolina 2.0—a larger, full-service version of her Italian café that closed for renovations last month. The sunny enoteca is now open and has doubled in size, with seating for 75 between the dining room and patio. All-day hours cover morning espressos and pastries, afternoon spritzes, and evening dinners al fresco. 

Brandwein designed the new restaurant as a casual piccolina (“little sister”) to finer-dining Centrolina and its upscale Italian market across the way. She looked largely to Naples and Sicily for inspiration, and will rely heavily on the wood-fired oven at all hours.

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