Thursday, April 22, 2010

Pizza for 2

When I walk into 2Amys it's like I'm going home. There is the familiar smell of traditional Neapolitan pizza cooking in the brick oven. Something about the families that spill out onto the sidewalk waiting for their table makes me smile. 2Amys is a place where you feel like you are family, in true Italian style.

2Amys makes the only pizza in the DC area that is certified D.O.C. (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) status, which specifies the legally permitted ingredients and methods of preparation necessary to produce authentic Neapolitan Pizza. This means that the pizza that you order is made with the freshest ingredients This means everything from the plum tomatoes to the yeast in the dough is all the best you can get.

There is also a section on the menu titled "little things." If nothing else you must order the suppli a telefono - also known as fried balls of mozzarella and risotto. They are absolute perfection, and the perfect way to begin a meal. You can also find bruschetta and other traditional small plates on the menu. I suggest that you order off of the special menu, because many of the small plates that are featured there are seasonal and well worth trying. A personal favorite are the fried zucchini flowers which make their appearance during the summer months.

This is a place that continually ranks at the top of my lists (and the Washingtonian and the Washington Post's lists) for the best places to eat in DC. It isn't fancy, but it certainly isn't a place to be missed on a culinary tour of the city.

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