Coming Soon To Capitol Hill

Caruso's Grocery is modeled after the classic, Italian-American 'red sauce' joint. You know the one: red banquettes, a killer chicken Parm, Sinatra pouring through the speakers. If you're looking for modern interpretations of a chef's take on the classics, you won't find them here. Caruso's Grocery will be home to traditional Italian-American fare focused on execution and high quality ingredients – menu items include Chicken Parmesan, Penne alla Vodka, Mozzarella en Carozza, Sole Francaise, Garlic Bread with Four Cheese Sauce, and more old school hits. A joint venture from Neighborhood Restaurant Group and Partner Matthew Adler, Caruso's Grocery will open its doors this April.

Chef & Partner

Matt Adler

Caruso's Grocery is the culmination of a lifelong passion for Matt, having spent the better part of his culinary career focused on regional Italian cuisine, and much of his free time traveling throughout Italy. Largely inspired by the restaurant his dad ran while growing up in upstate New York – Scozzi – Caruso's Grocery is Matt's homage to generational Italian-American cooking. During his culinary career, he has worked with top chefs such as the legendary Alain Ducasse and Michael White. He has held top positions at Altamarea Group's Convivio, which was awarded a Michelin star and three stars from The New York Times, and Osteria Morini, which brought Matt to DC as the opening chef. With Matt at the helm, Osteria Morini received two and a half stars from both the Washington Post and Washingtonian magazine. Matt partnered with Neighborhood Restaurant Group on the development of The Roost and Caruso's Grocery in 2019. Caruso's Grocery is a full-circle moment for him, returning to the classic, traditional Italian-American fare he grew up on.

Hours & Location

Caruso's Grocery is nestled beside The Roost, a culinary clubhouse located at 1401 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC 20003. 

Hours coming soon!

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