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Two Amys Neopolitan Pizza Washington DC

On a recent trip to Washington DC, knowing my passion for pizza my friend said we had to try this new place.  “It was great.”  Now let me get something straight.  I HATE hearing this.  It never is.  I didn’t come to DC for pizza.  And my friend hadn’t even been there herself, so whose […]

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Two Amys Neopolitan Pizza Washington DC

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On a recent trip to Washington DC, knowing my passion for pizza my friend said we had to try this new place.  “It was great.”  Now let me get something straight.  I HATE hearing this.  It never is.  I didn’t come to DC for pizza.  And my friend hadn’t even been there herself, so whose recommendation was this?  But I had no choice.  I was not a happy camper.

This changed quickly as I saw 2Amys Neopolitan Pizza in the distance.  It looked like something out of the Amalfi Coast, but in a new way.  It’s hard to describe, but it just looked right.  Maybe it was the BIG WHITE oven, or the vibe of the staff and customers and more importantly the smell.  It was heaven.  And the Pizza lived up to it.  It lived up to the reputation, It lived up to the look of the room, It lived up to the smell, It lived up to the 45 minute wait.  It was heaven.  It reminded me of the week I spend in and around Naples.  This is the real deal.  Pools of mozzarella cheese, fresh ingredients, herbs and spices with real flavor.  The crust was delicious.  A nice char without being burned.  Just like in Italy, I would break a piece off and dip it into the sauce puddles.  My friend had a calzone that was just as delicious.  In a city not known for its pizza (where I was first introduced to Domino’s, Pizza Movers, Papa Johns, Jerry’s 3.99 Large Pizza), I couldn’t have been happier.

I will make it a point to go back to DC just to revisit 2 Amy’s.  7 out of 8 slices.

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5 Responses to “Two Amys Neopolitan Pizza Washington DC”

  • Brian Geber wrote:
    16 Feb 2010 at 1:36 pm

    I have lived in the DC area my entire life and am a big fan of Two Amys pizza. It just so happens to be across the street from the National Cathedral, so a tourist can check that out quickly while on that wait list.

    In my humble opinion, Two Amy's is the second best pizza in the DC area. Personally, I have a slight preference for Pizza Paradiso which has locations in Georgetown and Dupont Circle. I'd also add to this short DC best of list, Comet Ping Pong which is surprisingly better known for it's ping pong tables while you wait rather than it's amazing pizza.

    Keep up the great work and be sure to check out these other gems on your next trip!

  • greggdemammos wrote:
    17 Feb 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Great, accurate review! 2 Amy's is fun and social too!

    I also love the pizza from Vace's pasta shop. It's in Cleveland Park. They don't do dine in or delivery, but it's worth it to me to brave through looking for a parking spot to have this pizza. The sauce is super tasty and the ingredients are fresh and delicious. They did sort of skimp on the mushrooms the last time I ordered, though.

  • Jeffrey Trailblazer wrote:
    26 Apr 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Gotta get on this pizza place heard its good.

  • Brooklyn Girl wrote:
    08 Jul 2011 at 9:08 pm

     Sigh.  Two Amys is just okay.  If you want to pay an arm and a leg for pizza and hang out with yuppies, Government workers and lobbyists who are robbing this country blind, this is the place for you.  Most of these folks wouldn’t know good pizza if it fell on their crackberries.  And the commentator who said Two Amys is next to National Cathedral, are you kidding me?  You’re waaay off, Brian.  Listen, as a born-and-raised NYC gal, if you want decent pizza in DC, go to Vace’s in Cleveland Park.  Their large pies are only $8 or $9, and the NYC-style crust comes as close as you can get to perfection, the ingredients are good-quality with the pizza sauce on top of the mozzarella for a nifty twist on tradition.  You can even order “a slice,” a very rare thing indeed in DC.  The only negative is that it’s take-out only (no tables), but you’ll also save a bundle of cash and feel way more satisfied.

  • Brian Geber wrote:
    27 Dec 2011 at 10:43 pm

    I wasn’t that fond of Vace the 2 times I’ve had it.  Since writing my comment, I’ve now found Seventh Hill pizza which is my new favorite in DC. 

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