Moroni & Brothers
Reviewed By Todd Kliman
Comments () | Published December 13, 2007
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Moroni & Brother's
Address: 4811 Georgia Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 202-829-2090
Neighborhood: Georgia Ave./Petworth/Takoma DC
Cuisines: South American, Pizza, Salvadoran, Italian, Breakfast
Opening Hours: Open Monday 4 PM to midnight. Open Tuesday through Saturday 9 AM to midnight. Open Sunday 11 AM to 11 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Georgia Ave.-Petworth
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Diavola pizza; Diosa pizza; carne deshilada.
Price Details: Pizzas, $8 to $15.95.

A wood-fired brick oven in a Salvadoran restaurant? You bet. This storefront in DC’s Petworth is among the most encouraging signs in the current pizza boom. Its crusts, rolled thin and flavored with olive oil, are chewy on the perimeter, crunchy inside. Owners Jose and Reyna Velasquez used to work at Pizzeria Paradiso, but their pies are closer to the New York or Philly style than to the boutique standard of Paradiso. This is prole pizza—lots of sauce, lots of cheese—and proudly so.

Signature pie: Diavola (tomato sauce, sweet peppers, jalapeño peppers, red onions, mozzarella, sausage). 

-From "Pizza Wars," in the October, 2007 issue

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