Cheap Eats 2012: Comet Ping Pong
Pizza ready to be served at Comet Ping Pong. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
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Comet Ping Pong
Address: 5037 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202-364-0404
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest, Cleveland Park
Cuisines: Pizza, American
Opening Hours: Open Monday 5 to 9; Tuesday through Thursday 5 to 9:30; Friday 5 to 10:30; Saturday 11 AM to 10:30 PM; Sunday 11 AM to 9 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Cleveland Park
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Meatballs; chicken wings; chickpea salad; spinach-ricotta pizza; pizza with pepperoni and smoked mushrooms; white pizza with clams; pork calzone; caramel ice cream sundae.
Price Details: Pizzas, $9 (toppings are $1 extra).
Special Features:
Kid Friendly
Cheap Eats 2012

James Alefantis’s cavernous pizzeria is part gathering place for Cleveland Park intellectuals with toddlers in tow and part hangout for scruffy twentysomethings knocking back cans of DC Brau. The biggest draw? The misshapen, blistery-crusted pies that come out of the wood oven. We’re partial to the Yalie, scattered with fresh clams and spritzed with lemon, and the Hottie, with jalapeƱos and pepperoni. We always start with an order of fall-off-the-bone dry-rub wings served with creamy horseradish sauce. Outside the Buffalo-and-blue-cheese category, they’re some of the best in town.

Also good: Meatballs in red sauce; Smoky pizza with smoked mushrooms, smoked mozzarella, and bacon; calzone with roast pork, provolone, and broccoli rabe; salted-caramel/praline ice cream; tin-roof sundae.

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