OK, is your mouth watering yet for a Pacci's pie? Well if so, you don't have too much longer to wait to get some yummy goodness coming from this wood-fired oven. But you will at least have to wait till the end of the day on Friday.
While Pacci's plans to do breakfast (as well as serve late night crowds on Friday and Saturday nights -- 1 AM I think), it doesn't appear to be ready quite yet. You'll have to wait or look elsewhere for your espresso and croissant. However, you won't have to wait too long tomorrow, since Friday evening they will be throwing up their doors to the pizza-hungry public.
I'll also point out one more thing for opening day at Pacci's -- no alcohol. So, if you're inclined, you may want to get liquored up elsewhere before walking, cabbing, metro-ing or grabbing a designated driver to get your pie fix. Because of MoCo's liquor laws, the restaurant is waiting till Saturday, May 1 to serve beer and wine. If they served on April 30, they'd have to pay the full month's rate for the license -- no pro-rating here. So to save a bit of dough -- pun intended -- those eating at Pacci's on the first night will have to do without the good stuff.
But it'll still be worth it. I didn't mention the other day the famous Italian flour (Caputo -- double zero) that Rosario, the pizzaiola at Pacci's, uses to make the pies. It makes a mean dough. But they'll be other fine offerings too -- salad, several apps, stromboli-style sandwiches, and of course for sweets they will be serving gelati -- straight from Takoma Park.
And since the place is not too big, I'm guessing it's gonna fill up fast. I think in total they have 15 tables, about a dozen stools next to the bar and then another dozen stools facing the side window. Also when the weather cooperates the outdoor section will open things up to feed a lot more people. It looks like the weather will be good on Friday, so we shall see.
All right, I'm already hungry. Quando mangiamo?