100 Best Restaurants 2009: Pete's New Haven Style Apizza
No. 83: Pete's New Haven Style Apizza
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Cynthia Hacinli, Rina Rapuano, Eve Zibart
Comments () | Published February 1, 2009
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Pete's New Haven Style Apizza - Columbia Heights
Address: 1400 Irving St., NW, Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 202-332-7383
Neighborhood: Mt. Pleasant/Columbia Heights
Cuisines: Pizza, American
Opening Hours: Open Sunday through Thursday 11 AM to 10 PM, Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 11 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Columbia Heights
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Sorbillo’s, a turnover stuffed with ricotta and salumi; white-clam pie; pizza with anchovies, olives, and capers; antipasti, which has included black lentils with pickled celery root and bacon, fingerling-potato confit with anchovy dressing, and roasted b
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Cuisine: Few pizzas are as refreshingly unpretentious—or as large—as the 18-inch versions at this Columbia Heights eatery. The New Haven–inspired, thin-crust pies also can be had by the slice.

Mood: Floor-to-ceiling windows bring the urban bustle into the dining room, but the space is softened by butter-hued walls and wooden furniture.

Best for: Grabbing a slice to go; a quick meal with friends before or after a show or movie.

Best dishes: Seasonally inspired antipasti, which have included a quinoa salad with beets and walnuts and grilled summer squash; white-clam pie; pizza topped with pepperoni or fennel-scented sausage; Sorbillo’s Original, a turnover filled with cured meat, ricotta, and mozzarella; gelato from Georgetown’s Dolcezza; amaretti cookies.

Insider tips: During weekday happy hour, 4 to 6:30, a pint of Peroni beer plus a slice of cheese pizza is $5. If you’re customizing a pie, stick to a couple of toppings—the pizzas can get too heavy when they’re loaded.

Service: ••

Open daily for lunch and dinner. Inexpensive.

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