Moroni & Brothers
4811 Georgia Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20010
Neighborhood: Georgia Ave./Petworth/Takoma DC
Cuisines: South American, Pizza, Salvadoran, Italian, Breakfast
Open Monday 4 PM to midnight. Open Tuesday through Saturday 9 AM to midnight. Open Sunday 11 AM to 11 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Georgia Ave.-Petworth
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Diavola pizza; Diosa pizza; carne deshilada.
Pizzas, $8 to $15.95.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Why go: Owners Jose and Reyna Velasquez, who worked at Pizzeria Paradiso, serve up delicious wood-fired pizzas and simple Salvadoran cooking in a neighborhood spot as homey and comfortable as the food.
What to get: Diavola pizza with tomato sauce, sweet and jalapeño peppers, red onion, mozzarella, and sausage; Diosa pizza with fresh basil, chopped tomatoes, mozzarella, ricotta, and pine nuts; and traditional Salvadoran carne deshilada, a pile-up of marinated flank steak, fried eggs, tomatoes, onions, peppers, rice, and beans.
Best for: Those who think that going out for a good pizza needn’t be a serious pursuit.
Insider tip: The restaurant makes deliveries, a rarity for this caliber of pie.
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