Emilio’s Brick Oven Pizza

Crisp-crusted pizza and Boar's Head deli sandwiches.

From February 2005 Dirt Cheap Eats

Emilio's touts its "special crust" on nearly every menu item. The best way to sample it is with an order of Emilio's Bread, served drizzled with olive oil, rosemary, and Parmesan ($3 for a small order; $4 for a large). Cheese calzones ($7.99) are fat, filling, and come with a good marinara.

The main event is the pizza. You can top 10-inch pizzas ($7.99) or 16-inch pies ($13.99) with toppings ($1 to $2.50) such as prosciutto, artichoke hearts, and green or black olives. Finish your meal with a cannoli ($3.49), just sweet enough and reminiscent of Manhattan's Little Italy.

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Petworth.