Aventino, AP Pizza Shop Scheduled to Open By The End of The Year

by MCS Staff

MoCo resident Chef Mike Friedman (Olney), Colin McDonough, Gareth Croke, and Mike O’Malley, the team behind DC restaurants All-Purpose Pizzeria, The Red Hen, and Boundary Stone Public House will be opening a new concept in Downtown Bethesda this November (date according to Washingtonian Magazine). Aventino and AP Pizza Shop will be located at 4747 Bethesda Ave.

Aventino will feature vibrant and traditional Roman cuisine with a menu of antipasti, pasta and more by chef Mike Friedman, and classic cocktails like a selection of spritzes and negronis, in a warm and inviting setting that can hold over 100 guests. Per Washingtonian,the menu will include “dishes like Jewish-­style fried artichokes, polenta-crusted fluke, and housemade gelato.”

AP Pizza Shop will be the Bethesda outpost of Friedman’s All-Purpose Pizzeria, which currently has two D.C. locations. AP Pizza Shop will offer “Jersey-style, deck-oven pies”, Italian coffee/pastries in the morning, and paninis, salads, and slicer for lunch, and a wider variety of pizzas available for dinner.


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