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best pizza that's not Two Amys

I have been looking to try this place.....as I drive by it on georgia ave through silver spring all the time. Looks like a cute little place.

I personally have been loving Pupatella & Pizzeria Orso lately.

I love pizza and always check out new joints as soon as possible in the hope that they can replicate some of my favorite NY Pizza Haunts (Faves being - Patsy's, DiFara, Lombardi's, Grimaldi's, Bleecker St.....none are better...they each have their own unique thing).

You know a good pizza when you just can't stop eating....and the closest I've come to that is the 1st time I went to Pizzeria Orso. The crust was crisp & perfect and was like eating air. The 2nd time I went it wasn't as good. the 3rd Time it was perfect again.....so methinks their consistency depends on who is manning the ovens that night.

Matchbox I wouldn't put in the same leagues as these places personally...as i consider their pizza like their sliders.....perfect for the happy hour junkie but not going to blow you away or make you go cringe in a corner. Some would say that VAPIANO's pizzas are actually better but basically are in the same league imo.

A step below Pupatella & Pizzeria Orso are 2 AMYs, Rustico, Pizzeria Paradiso, Casa Nonna and Fireworks and it seems a forgotten old reliable of FACCIA LUNA....All of them have nicer digs than Pupatella & Pizzeria Orso.....but we are here for the pies not the ambient lighting.

I've been meaning to check out WE THE PIZZA. I've also seen a number of people on CH saying PIZZA PINO inside Cafe Cantina is good (but I am fearful...because if you like food why would you be anywhere near Cafe Cantina's food court?)

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Rustico
827 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA 22314

Pizzeria Paradiso
3282 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Pupatella
5104 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203

Mar 07, 2011
gooniegoogoo in Washington DC & Baltimore

Where to buy Half Smokes at a Grocery?

Half Smokes are good and all...but ZWEIGLE's still makes the best natural casing dogs......

Mar 27, 2010
gooniegoogoo in Washington DC & Baltimore

Dupont Circle Burger Wars

Alas.....another burger wars......I'm sorry to say I have overall been disappointed by BGR.....granted its convenient to dupont but Its far from the best burger in the area. But alot of flash for not so great a burger.

I have to say BIG BUNS GOURMET GRILL, RAY'S HELLBURGER, and the even RUGBY are better. I do miss the way FIVE GUYS used to be before they franchised.....which is why I stop by the original joint in VA on 7.

Mar 27, 2010
gooniegoogoo in Washington DC & Baltimore