This week we camped outside two-week old Columbia Heights pizzeria RedRocks, another newcomer to a rapidly-developing neighborhood. So how does that 800-degree brick oven compare to rivals in the city?
Maya and Hal, both architects
What They Ate: Split the Mixed Greens, then the Funghi and Pesto pies
Impressions: “It tasted less like rubber and more like real pizza—something new for DC," said Maya. It’s way less noisy and child-oriented than 2Amys, which I like.”
Christianna, sales associate
What She Ate: Build-Your-Own pie with fennel sausage, sweet onions and ricotta
Impressions: “Really good, but I still think 2 Amys and Comet are better. The waiter was super sweet and accommodating. It was my birthday, and since they ran out of desserts, she gave us free shots.”
Daveed and Amy, VP of Research for a thinktank; Department of Justice employee
What They Ate: Margherita and Napoli pies
Impressions: “The Marg was drenched in olive oil…but in a very good way,” said Amy. Daveed agreed: “We actually liked the Napoli better of the two. This is our third visit, and it’s by far one of the best pizzerias in DC. Better than 2 Amys."
Lydia, non-profit worker
What She Ate: Three pies, split among friends. The Napoli, Sausage and Peppers, and Veg
Impressions: “I just went to 2 Amys on Sunday, and still like it better. The service here is a bit slow. They’re obviously still working out the kinks.”
Katie, Washington Blade journalist and former Washingtonian Intern
What She Ate: Chicken and Broccoli pie
Impressions: “The crust was kind of soggy…probably all that grease. I still like Pizzeria Paradiso better.”
Rating: 8Many Feed/Backers brought up inconsistencies in service, which isn't surprising — RedRocks might need a while to figure out that beast of a firebrick oven. If you weren't on the scene last night, but want to chime in about the Napoli's anchovy topping — or anything else — please share 'em. And stay tuned for a fresh installment next week.
RedRocks FireBrick Pizzeria is located at 1036 Park Rd. NW.