<<EDIT #2 4:39 PM 7/8/10 –As reported elsewhere (including Tim Carman’s Young & Hungry post), the opening has been pushed back a week and is now slated for Monday, July 19th.  Stay hungry!>>

<<EDIT 11:29 AM 7/7/10 – Official word from We the Pizza is that they’re planning for a Monday opening. They’ve been working ’round the clock to finish everything up and, in Mike Colletti’s words, “Everything’s great…but I’m tired!”>>

Brace yourselves.

Better yet, Capitol Hill, break out your fat pants.

In just a few days, Spike Mendelsohn (along with his family and friends) will be opening We, the Pizza in the space that used to be Zack’s Taverna.  Consider it the polar opposite to the new SweetGreen – the menu consists of pizzas, wings, sandwiches and gelati all washed down with ice-cold beers and hand-flavored Italian fountain sodas.

The opening party is tonight, and they’ll be turning out pies to the public as early as Friday.

Can’t wait that long?  Check out the menu on their already-live website.

Better yet, check out the following photos to get a feel for the place.  We were lucky enough to get in for a first look yesterday, and it’s clear that Spike, Mike Colletti and Brian Lacayo are ready to have some fun with their new concept.

More photos after the jump.

One of the most interesting decoration aspects is the art on the wall by the first four booths upstairs.  Each represents a local charity or initiative that Spike and his team have partnered with – a way of showing that the “We” in “We, the Pizza” is more than just a concept.

The overall decor reminds us of a classic neighborhood pizza joint with its black-and-white tile and its booths, but the use of pizza plates, heavy marble countertops and big graphics give it an updated look and feel.

We, the Pizza will keep identical hours to Good Stuff Eatery – open from 11:30 AM to 11 PM Monday through Saturday, closed on Sundays.

We, the Pizza
305 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Washington, DC
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