There is a cool little neighborhood in the Glover Park area on Wisconsin that lays claim to some popular DC-spots. Probably the most notable is 2 Amys, an Italian-style Pizzeria that has gained a reputation for having the best pizza in DC. They refer to themselves as a ‘Neapoloitan’ pizzeria and take that designation relatively seriously. In fact, the ‘About Us’ section of their Web site is primarily devoted to explaining the history and background of Neapolitan pizza.
Cost – $$
Service – C
It certainly leaves a lot to be desired. My server actually took one of the plates on the table that had a slice of pizza I was eating and was gone before I had a chance to open my mouth. 2 Amys has a pretty high turnover rate so you can’t expect the service to be that great I suppose although there are high-turnover restaurants that do have decent service.
Food – B+
I don’t see what the big deal is. It is just Italian-style pizza really but I guess that it a novelty for people in DC? I don’t even think their pizza is as good as some other places in DC. I am going to give them a good grade however because they use fresh ingredients, they have an interesting menu that contains a lot of items you don’t see in the rest of the city, and they have a decent wine menu.
Decor – C
The main restaurant area gets a C- but it is balanced out by the wine bar, which I would give a B or so. You obviously don’t go there to admire the decorations.
Feel – A-
It is actually a pretty fun place to go. I still can’t quite explain why it fills up as much as it does (I’ve dropped in on a weekday night and been told there was a 30-minute wait) but it is worth checking out sometime when the wait isn’t that long.
2 Amy’s is located at 3715 Macomb St. just off Connecticut Ave. near the National Cathedral.
What’s the Buzz:
June 1, 2006 – 2 Amys Restaurant Review (Washingtonian) – With its black-and-white checkered floors and unadorned yellow walls, this paean to simple pleasures has an airy urbanity. But show up during family dinner hours and it feels more like a romper room. Children are everywhere–downing pizzas and apple juice, scribbling on the tables, knocking into waiting patrons–the place doesn’t take reservations. But there’s a reason the kids make a ruckus–and the kid-free endure it all. Full Article…