Artley Leaves Pizzeria Orso; 2941’s Chemel to Take Over

Chef Will Artley has left the popular Falls Church’s restaurant Pizzeria Orso effectively immediately, it was announced today. Artley, who has gained significant notoriety for his significant weight loss and fitness endeavors, is fielding offers and will continue working as a chef although he is undecided about his specific next steps.

Taking over at the S. Maple Avenue restaurant will be Bertrand Chemel, the executive chef at Orso’s sister restaurant, 2941, located on Lakeview Drive just outside The Little City limits. Chemel, a native of Auvergne, France, will now lead the kitchens at both Falls Church restaurants.

Pizzeria Orso, which earned “Best Pizza” recognition for the past two years in the News-Press Best of Falls Church competition, is located at 400 South Maple Ave, Falls Church,