New Pizza Truck to Open in Olney

by MCS Staff

Salt & Vine, which took ownership of Ricciutis Kitchen back in February, announced on social media earlier this week that they will debut a new pizza truck.

According to Salt & Vine owner Thomas Zippelli, the truck will be parked out front of the restaurant until renovations are finished.

The menu will consist of brick oven pizzas and a few salads, with beer and wine being added as well.

The pizza truck is currently going through the permitting process, but according to Zippelli it’s taking longer than expected due to COVID-19. As of now, no opening date has been announced.

Featured photo courtesy of Salt & Vine’s Facebook page.

By Isaac Donsky


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E.W. July 20, 2020 - 8:10 am

Your newsgathering sucks. You had no right to post this. The owners of Ricciutis Kitchen were very upset that you posted their property was for sale. You need to learn some real journalism skills.


E.W. July 20, 2020 - 3:47 pm

I am not going to apologize. They claim to be about: “The MoCoShow was created to be the fastest, easiest, and most fun way to get your Montgomery County information.
The name came about because The MoCoShow started as a podcast. In addition to the podcast, The MoCoShow is entirely based on the internet and social media. On The MoCoShow website, Facebook page, and Instagram/Twitter accounts you will see a wide variety of content that is primarily MoCo based, but sometimes goes beyond that. You’ll see vintage photos, hidden gems, cool places to eat, things to do, and the latest news about the county we all love.”

I was merely pointing out the flaws in their news gathering “skills”. I know for a fact that they had no right to report and spread the news when Ricciutis Kitchen was up for sale. The owners were very upset.


MCS Staff July 20, 2020 - 5:39 pm


This post has nothing to do with the sale of the Olney House.

If you’re referring to our July report on the Olney House being for sale, that was based on a public listing on and multiple other real estate websites (not a secret).

We were sent the listing and our report relayed what all real estate websites listed, which was the following:

“Historic and Iconic Olney House located at Georgia Avenue and Route 108. Operating as Ricciutis Kitchen for past 23 years that offers renowned Wood-fired authentic Italian cuisine and is currently generating 7 Figures in annual revenue /sales. The House has 3,710 sq ft on two levels and features private dining rooms with wood burning fireplaces, and has been recently refurbished. The 1 Acre site and 3710 Sq Ft operating restaurant included in sale.”

The property was sold soon after and we reported on the new restaurant taking over, Salt & Vine, after speaking with an employee from the restaurant.

This report is based on the food truck that will be operated by Salt & Vine.

Everything that has been written in every one of our articles was verified prior to posting. To say we had “no right” to post factual, public information that was sent to us, verified, and listed on multiple public real estate websites is preposterous.

Now you know and knowing’s half the battle.


S July 22, 2020 - 8:33 am

My point was that you guys need to learn better about how to report the news. You guys really don’t care whose toes you step on and what bridges you burn.

This comes straight from the previous owner: “The gentleman who runs the moco show does not favor us for a few reasons that are not business related and the chances of him removing the post are slim.”

As I stated, you posted the sale without the consent of the owner. Your post about that sale created a lot of stir. People started commenting they would go other places.

So, don’t you dare talk to me about knowing and knowing’s half the battle.

Next time before you post something and spread information, think, talk to people and get permission.

You don’t know the first thing about journalism.

MCS Staff July 22, 2020 - 11:05 am


It seems as though you have incorrect information and should speak with whoever you received your information from again.

As WE stated, the sale of the Olney House was public information listed on multiple real estate websites.

The MoCoShow has about a dozen contributors, none of which have any issues with Ricciuti’s or any of the owners. If you were referring to our founder, he included Ricciuti’s in a list of “Top 25 MoCo Restaurants” on The MoCoShow podcast in 2019, which does not seem like something someone who “does not favor” a restaurant would do.

We’ve had very pleasant interactions with Ricciuti’s on social media regarding several topics, including the Olney House being for sale. This includes an interaction immediately following our tweet highlighting the real estate listing of the Olney House (please feel free to ask the former owner of the restaurant about it, as I was able to access and document the entirety of the conversation).

Going forward, please make sure you have correct information before attempting to harm the reputation of The MoCoShow or anyone involved with our news organization.

We thank you for checking out Montgomery County and Olney’s leading source of community news, information, and entertainment.


rich cuties July 28, 2020 - 1:45 pm

I worked for James Ricciuti and probably with whoever S is and I can tell you that there is no bad feelings between James and moco so sorry girl lmao


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