Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Faccia Luna

Faccia Luna is a great unique restaurant on Wilson Blvd that I highly recommend. The upscale pizzeria features good Italian dishes and an intimate atmosphere, and has always gotten very nice reviews.

The venue actually had its beginnings in Pennsylvania, and currently has two locations there and two in Virginia. The story of how Faccia Luna came to be is interesting:

"Faccia Luna is a collaboration between two Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity brothers at Penn State, Bill McFadden and Joe Corey. Bill McFadden started the concept in Bellefonte, PA, where he introduced pizza to his then recently purchased restaurant, the Hofbrau House.

When Joe Corey approached Bill in 1988 to open a pizza restaurant in an urban, Washington, DC neighborhood, both were of the same mind in the desire to open a pizzeria that looked more like an urban trattoria than the tired old corner pizzeria with its ubiquitous red-checkered oil-clothed table and candle wax-covered Chianti bottles."