Cheap Eats 2009: Mia’s Pizzas

Great food, low prices, lots of fun

Why go: The honey-hued crusts—drizzled with olive oil before and after being baked—are salty, chewy, and perfect, and the pizzeria is a convivial gathering place.

What to get: Meatball sliders of veal, beef, and pork; simple Mia’s or Margherita pizza; rich and herby Alsace pizza, sprinkled with pancetta, Gruyère, and caramelized onions; daily-special cupcake, such as vanilla cake with blackberry frosting.

Best for: A casual dinner before a movie; outside dining in warmer months.

Insider tip: Sandwiches come with a salad that’s as good as anything you’d order from the menu.

Open Monday for dinner, Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner.

>> See all 2009 Cheap Eats restaurants here

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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 Logan Circle.