4926 Cordell Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
Neighborhood: Bethesda/Glen Echo
Cuisines: Pizza, Italian, American
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
Nearby Metro Stops: Bethesda
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
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 honey-hued crusts—drizzled with olive oil before and after being baked—are salty, chewy, and perfect, and the pizzeria is a convivial gathering place.
What to get: Meatball sliders of veal, beef, and pork; simple Mia’s or Margherita pizza; rich and herby Alsace pizza, sprinkled with pancetta, Gruyère, and caramelized onions; daily-special cupcake, such as vanilla cake with blackberry frosting.
Best for: A casual dinner before a movie; outside dining in warmer months.
Insider tip: Sandwiches come with a salad that’s as good as anything you’d order from the menu.
Open Monday for dinner, Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner.