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Washingtonian: Crisp New York-Style Pizza From a Fine-Dining Chef Is Coming to Dupont Circle

Fine-dining veteran Russell Smith will soon fire up the oven at his unpretentious pizzaparlor in Dupont Circle He plans to open Alfreda, named after his grandmother, by the end of February. 

Smith started creating straightforward New York-style pies as a kind of reaction to the years he spent in upscale kitchens like the Source in Penn Quarter and BlackSalt in the Palisades. At Alfreda, a handful of sourdough pies will be joined by just a few vegetable-forward snacks and salads. 


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