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Cheap Eats 2011: Pete's New Haven Style APizza - Columbia Heights
Comments () | Published August 15, 2011
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Pete's New Haven Style Apizza - Columbia Heights
Address: 1400 Irving St., NW, Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 202-332-7383
Neighborhood: Mt. Pleasant/Columbia Heights
Cuisines: Pizza, American
Opening Hours: Open Sunday through Thursday 11 AM to 10 PM, Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 11 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Columbia Heights
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Sorbillo’s, a turnover stuffed with ricotta and salumi; white-clam pie; pizza with anchovies, olives, and capers; antipasti, which has included black lentils with pickled celery root and bacon, fingerling-potato confit with anchovy dressing, and roasted b
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

The New Haven-style pies--these aren't the eight-inchers crafted in artisanal pizzerias--sport locally sourced ingredients and benefit from an attention to detail evident in crispy-chewy crusts, zesty sauce, and fresh toppings. Order a whole pie--our favorite is the garlicky white clam--or by the slice, which we like topped with sausage, mushrooms, and garlic. The Sorbillo's Original, a turnover stuffed with cured meats, ricotta, and tomato sauce, is filling and flavor-packed. Seasonal antipasti are as healthy as they are tasty and have included artful creations such as an earthy truffled asparagus and a bright fennel-frisée-and-grapefruit salad.

Also good: Vegetarian Sorbillo; crispy goat-cheese salad; fried-eggplant pizza; strawberry-filled cannoli; house-made iced-tea-and-lemon sorbetto.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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