|Dan is a fan of his stuffed pizze|
|Norcia - Tomato, salami, grilled peppers, fresh mozzarella, grana|
We arrived 2 Amys little before 4pm after surviving an embarrassing 8-point turn in the middle of Wisconsin Ave. (some DD). We were surprised to see that the place was near capacity. One would only expect to see such a crowd at that hour during the early bird at the Del Boca Vista retirement community. We were encouraged by this sight because off-hour crowds are always a sign of a good restaurant or an elderly population. To the contrary, we discovered that there is truth to all of the reviews that say 2 Amys is kid friendly. The place was crawling with ankle biters and the restaurant was fairly loud. I would not recommend 2 Amys as a place to impress a date, unless of course you are on a play date.
The crowded family ambiance aside, 2 Amys makes some top notch D.O.C pizza. Denominazione di Origine Controllata is a status established by the Italian government in 1998 that legally regulates the ingredients and cooking methods that make an official Neapolitan pizza. 2 Amys offers several traditional and stuffed pizzes priced between $10-13 with the option to build your own from a list of toppings. They also offer appetizers and desserts which are supposed to be very good. We like beer with our pizza and were happy to see a pretty decent selection of alcoholic beverages.
My only actual complaint about 2 Amys is that the pizzas come out unsliced, leaving diners to carve the pizza with knives which are not quite sharp enough for the task. I was struggling to cleanly cut through the crust, cheese and salami while maintaining the integrity of the pizza. But to their defense, I was still feeling the effects from the tailgate which may have contributed to my struggles.
The next time you happen to be in Cleveland park or babysitting, stop by 2 Amys for some of DC's best pizzas.
|Margherita Extra - Tomato, mozzarella di bufala, cherry tomatoes (with prosciutto)|
|Santa Brigida - Tomato, fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, arugula|
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