New Restaurant For The Hill

As reported in my Roll Call dining column today (subscription required), a new restaurant is slated to take over the space formerly occupied by Meyhané on Capitol Hill. Aykan Demiroglu, a former Le Paradou manager, plans to open Locanda sometime this fall at 633 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

The new spot will offer a menu of Italian cooking with Mediterranean influences, specifically those from Demiroglu’s native Turkey. The wine list will feature boutique selections from Italy.

Demiroglu plans to completely remodel the space and the kitchen — a smart move considering Meyhané's tired appearance.

In an interview for Roll Call, Demiroglu said he's always been interested in the Capitol Hill neighborhood and its potential for growth. “I want to give great food and wine for a very reasonable price,” he said.