Cheap Eats 2012: Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza

Cheap Eats 2012

Consistently well-wrought pies, salads, and pastas make this
local chain a favorite place to pop into for a last-minute dinner, but New
Haven specialties in particular—garlicky white pizza with clams, tangy
tomato pie drizzled with sweet olive oil—show off the excellent
ingredients and detail-focused kitchen. Try terrific house-made meatballs
on a cheese pizza or alongside caramelized onions and roasted and cherry
peppers on the Boola Boola. Simple salads—we like the house, with toasted
walnuts and Gorgonzola—and seasonal antipasti round out the

Also good: Crisp goat-cheese salad; Staven
pizza, with pepperoni, sausage, garlic, and hot peppers; Sorbillo’s
Original, stuffed with cured meats and ricotta; sorbets.

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.