Cheap Eats 2010: Radius Pizza
100 places that offer great food at low prices.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published June 15, 2010
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Radius Pizza
Address: 3155 Mt. Pleasant St., NW, Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 202-234-0808
Neighborhood: Mt. Pleasant/Columbia Heights
Cuisines: Pizza
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Friday 5 to 11, Saturday and Sunday noon to 11.
Nearby Metro Stops: Woodly Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Piaggio pizza; Ducati pizza.
Price Details: Small pizzas, $12 to $13; large, $16 to $17.

Why go: This charming pizza joint got a culinary upgrade when chef Todd Wiss and his wife, Nicole, bought it. His roster of Italian-inspired small plates shows the seasonal sensibility he gained as a sous chef at Poste. The pizzas aren’t mind-blowing, but unexpected details—house-made pasta, artful plating—make up for it.

What to get:
The menu changes often, but recent hits have included asparagus salad with a crispy poached egg; house-made cavatelli with stewed figs and braised rabbit; pizza with spring peas and fontina; lemon pound cake with rhubarb purée.

Best for: A spur-of-the-moment dinner; a quick weekend bite at the bar (a slice of pizza with a pint of beer is $5 all night Saturday through Monday).

Insider tip:
Monday night, buy two large pizzas and get another free. Wednesday night, a large pizza and appetizer or two entrées and an appetizer come with a free bottle of wine. You can also buy dough and sauce to play pizzaiolo at home.

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