Tommy Marcos Ledo Restaurant
4509 Knox Rd.
College Park, MD 20740
Neighborhood: College Park
Cuisines: Pizza, Italian, American
Monday through Thursday 11 to 11, Friday and Saturday 11 to midnight, Sunday 11 to 10.
Nearby Metro Stops: College Park-U of MD
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: N/A
Reservations: Not Needed
Pizza with ham and pineapple, pizza with bacon and green olives or onions.
Pizza $6.99 to $19.99
Why go: The rectangular, biscuit-crusted, smoked-provolone-topped pies at this legendary Adelphi pizza parlor (not to be confused with the Ledo chain) represent the area’s contribution to pizza culture. New Yorkers and Chicagoans may be mystified, but this 55-year-old place cranks out one of the region’s most distinctive and addictive tastes.
What to get: Less is not more when it comes to toppings here; it pays to load up your pies. One of the more satisfying combinations is ham and pineapple. There are two bacon options, precooked and raw—the strips cook on top of the pie—and either one in combination with green olives and onions makes for a supremely tasty pie.
Best for: Convening a group of friends or family for pitchers of beer and pans of pizza.
Insider tip: The rest of the menu is skippable.
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