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2 Amys

3715 Macomb St., NW
Washington, DC 20016

202-885-5700

Neighborhood: Upper Northwest, Cleveland Park

Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Pizza, Italian

Opening Hours:
Monday for dinner, Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner.

Nearby Metro Stops: Tenleytown-AU, Cleveland Park

Price Range: Moderate

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Rowdy

Reservations: Not Accepted

Website: http://www.2amyspizza.com/

Best Dishes:
Romanesco cauliflower;sardines; eggplant Parmesan; Vongole pizza; Margherita pizza

Cheap Eats 2010: 2 Amys

100 places that offer great food at low prices.

Why go: You might be greeted by a lineup of freshly fired Neapolitan-style pizzas at this clanging, kid-crazy Cleveland Park dining room, but it’s the blackboard specials, masterful Italian small plates, and desserts that deserve the spotlight.

What to get: Deviled eggs with a green sauce; prosciutto-filled potato croquettes; Sicilian-style salad of blood oranges, tiny olives, and red onions; eggplant Parmesan, a special; salty Vongole pizza with cockles and chilies; piquant Norcia pizza with salami and grana padano cheese; house-made ice creams in flavors such as caramel and vanilla; cannoli; fresh goat cheese with fig jam.

Best for: Sharing small plates at the bar or on the patio; early dinners with the little ones; late-night meals after the kiddie crowd thins out.

Insider tip: There’s not much of a separate brunch menu, but the warm, sugar-rolled doughnuts served weekend mornings are alone reason to come.

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