Cheap Eats 2010: 2 Amys
100 places that offer great food at low prices.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published June 9, 2010
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2 Amys
Address: 3715 Macomb St., NW, Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-885-5700
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest, Cleveland Park
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Pizza, Italian
Opening Hours: Open Monday 5 to 10 PM, Tuesday through Thursday 11 to 10 PM, Friday through Saturday 11 to 11, and Sunday noon to 10 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Tenleytown-AU, Cleveland Park
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Rowdy
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes A Romanesco cauliflower deepened by anchovy, sweet garlic, and a touch of hot pepper; plump, tart sardines; an eggplant Parmesan; the Vongole pizza topped with cockles in the shell; the simple Margherita pizza with tomato, fresh mozzarella, and basil; sup
Price Details: Appetizers $3.95 to $6.75; pizzas $7.95 to $12.95.

Why go: You might be greeted by a lineup of freshly fired Neapolitan-style pizzas at this clanging, kid-crazy Cleveland Park dining room, but it’s the blackboard specials, masterful Italian small plates, and desserts that deserve the spotlight.

What to get: Deviled eggs with a green sauce; prosciutto-filled potato croquettes; Sicilian-style salad of blood oranges, tiny olives, and red onions; eggplant Parmesan, a special; salty Vongole pizza with cockles and chilies; piquant Norcia pizza with salami and grana padano cheese; house-made ice creams in flavors such as caramel and vanilla; cannoli; fresh goat cheese with fig jam.

Best for: Sharing small plates at the bar or on the patio; early dinners with the little ones; late-night meals after the kiddie crowd thins out.

Insider tip: There’s not much of a separate brunch menu, but the warm, sugar-rolled doughnuts served weekend mornings are alone reason to come.

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