Cheap Eats 2010: Mia's Pizzas
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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Mia's Pizzas
Address: 4926 Cordell Ave , Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-718-6427
Neighborhood: Bethesda/Glen Echo
Cuisines: Pizza, Italian, American
Opening Hours: Open Tuesday through Thursday 11:30 to 9:30, Friday and Saturday 11:30 to 10:30, Sunday 11:30 to 9.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Bethesda
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Romaine salad; broccolini; beef-veal-and-pork meatballs, alone or in a trio of sliders; arugula-pear-and-Gorgonzola salad; among the pizzas, the simple Mia’s or Margherita, the spicy Arrabiata, the mussel-topped Di Mare, or the Salsiccia, shingled with s
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Why go: The true test of a pizza maker’s skill? The no-frills Margherita. This sunny, wine-savvy restaurant nails it with a chewy crust, a drizzle of olive oil, and just the right ratio of cheese to sauce.

What to get: Pizza, plain or topped with a spicy mix of meats (the Salsiccia); Alsatian pizza, a white pie with pancetta and caramelized onions; fat meatball sliders; arugula-pear salad to cut the zestiness of the rest of the food.

Best for: Taking the kids (it’s loud, and they love the tree of cupcakes); sharing pizzas and a bottle of Prosecco with friends, on the patio if the weather is nice.

Insider tip: Calling just before you show up to get your name on a waiting list (there are no reservations) can cut your wait time in the small dining room.

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