Comet Ping Pong

5037 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008


Neighborhood: Upper Northwest, Cleveland Park

Cuisines: Pizza, American

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Thursday 5 to 10 PM; Friday 3 to 11 PM; Saturday 11:30 AM to 11 PM; Sunday 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Tenleytown-AU, Cleveland Park

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Accepted


Best Dishes:
Meatballs; chicken wings; chickpea salad; spinach-ricotta pizza; pizza with pepperoni and smoked mushrooms; white pizza with clams; pork calzone; caramel ice cream sundae.

Price Details:
Pizzas, $9 (toppings are $1 extra).

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups

Cheap Eats 2012: Comet Ping Pong

Cheap Eats 2012

James Alefantis’s cavernous pizzeria is part gathering place for Cleveland Park intellectuals with toddlers in tow and part hangout for scruffy twentysomethings knocking back cans of DC Brau. The biggest draw? The misshapen, blistery-crusted pies that come out of the wood oven. We’re partial to the Yalie, scattered with fresh clams and spritzed with lemon, and the Hottie, with jalapeƱos and pepperoni. We always start with an order of fall-off-the-bone dry-rub wings served with creamy horseradish sauce. Outside the Buffalo-and-blue-cheese category, they’re some of the best in town.

Also good: Meatballs in red sauce; Smoky pizza with smoked mushrooms, smoked mozzarella, and bacon; calzone with roast pork, provolone, and broccoli rabe; salted-caramel/praline ice cream; tin-roof sundae.