3715 Macomb St., NW
Washington, DC 20016
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest, Cleveland Park
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Pizza, Italian
Open Monday 5 to 10 PM, Tuesday through Thursday 11 to 10 PM, Friday through Saturday 11 to 11, and Sunday noon to 10 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Tenleytown-AU, Cleveland Park
Price Range: Moderate
Noise Level: Rowdy
Reservations: Not Accepted
A Romanesco cauliflower deepened by anchovy, sweet garlic, and a touch of hot pepper; plump, tart sardines; an eggplant Parmesan; the Vongole pizza topped with cockles in the shell; the simple Margherita pizza with tomato, fresh mozzarella, and basil; sup
Appetizers $3.95 to $6.75; pizzas $7.95 to $12.95.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Party Space, Outdoor Seating
Chef/owner Peter Pastan has a love affair with all things Italian, and this crowded, clatter-prone pizzeria is where he showcases his latest passions. His salads, small plates, and charcuterie—he makes his own lomo and capicola—are among the biggest pleasures. The blistered pizzas are less reliable but at their best emerge crisp and slightly charred. And sweets are no afterthought—gelato, sorbetto, and cookies are all excellent. Don’t miss: Deviled eggs; prosciutto croquettes; pickled sardines; pizza with sausage, rapini, and a fried egg; pizza with cockles, Grana Padano, and chilies; saffron/pine-nut biscotti; honey-lemon sorbetto; weekend doughnuts. Open: Monday for dinner, Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Moderate.