100 Best Restaurants 2012: 2 Amys
Tried and True: 10 Restaurants that Have Consistently Offered Very Good Dining
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Cynthia Hacinli, Ann Limpert, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published January 13, 2012
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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.


The first thing you see at this clattering, kid-packed Cleveland Park pizzeria is the line of pies waiting to be picked up from the kitchen counter. But good as they are, the Neapolitan-style pizzas aren't the main reason to love this place. We enjoy cobbling together a meal of stellar small plates, salads, and cheese and charcuterie boards.

Look to the specials for interesting spins on seasonal veggies, usually simple but always bright with flavor. We're thankful that some favorites--deviled eggs topped with piquant green sauce, an orange salad dotted with olives, gorgeously fried prosciutto croquettes--never leave the menu. Save room for dessert, especially the excellent house-made ice creams.

What to get: Anchovies with butter and bread; goat cheese with fig spread; Norcia pizza with salami, grilled peppers, and Grana Padano cheese; Vongole pizza with in-shell cockles and capers; cannoli; weekend doughnuts (our favorite in the area).

Open Monday for dinner, Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Moderate.

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