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 true test of a pizza maker’s skill? The no-frills Margherita. This sunny, wine-savvy restaurant nails it with a chewy crust, a drizzle of olive oil, and just the right ratio of cheese to sauce.
What to get: Pizza, plain or topped with a spicy mix of meats (the Salsiccia); Alsatian pizza, a white pie with pancetta and caramelized onions; fat meatball sliders; arugula-pear salad to cut the zestiness of the rest of the food.
Best for: Taking the kids (it’s loud, and they love the tree of cupcakes); sharing pizzas and a bottle of Prosecco with friends, on the patio if the weather is nice.
Insider tip: Calling just before you show up to get your name on a waiting list (there are no reservations) can cut your wait time in the small dining room.
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