Pete's New Haven Style Apizza - Tenleytown
4940 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Cuisines: Pizza, American
Open Sunday through Thursday 11AM to 10 PM, Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 11 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Tenleytown-AU, Friendship Heights
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
The New Haven-style pies--these aren't the eight-inchers crafted in artisanal pizzerias--sport locally sourced ingredients and benefit from an attention to detail evident in crispy-chewy crusts, zesty sauce, and fresh toppings. Order a whole pie--our favorite is the garlicky white clam--or by the slice, which we like topped with sausage, mushrooms, and garlic. The Sorbillo's Original, a turnover stuffed with cured meats, ricotta, and tomato sauce, is filling and flavor-packed. Seasonal antipasti are as healthy as they are tasty and have included artful creations such as an earthy truffled asparagus and a bright fennel-frisée-and-grapefruit salad.
Also good: Vegetarian Sorbillo; crispy goat-cheese salad; fried-eggplant pizza; strawberry-filled cannoli; house-made iced-tea-and-lemon sorbetto.
Open daily for lunch and dinner.