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Return visit to The 2 Amys


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Return visit to The 2 Amys

Jim Zurer | Nov 21, 2001 04:25 PM

We went back to the 2 Amys last 8 pm on a Tuesday night, it was virtually full, so they have definitely struck a chord in the neighborhood.

Our meal was good, but I am afraid that I still prefer the pizza at Pizzeria Paradiso...The problem with the pizza (in my opinion) is that it is too puffy--it is nicely baked, but the overall texture misses the important balance of breadiness and crispness. It is too bad, because the ingredients are quite nice. I had a "ripieno"--a calzone--stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella, and pesto, which was good--a drawback is that the filling is a little loose. But I had the leftover piece cold for lunch today and it was improved.

My wife very much enjoyed the roasted pepper and anchovy appetizer.

The other thing that I noted is that the pizzas are about a third to a half as big as the small pizzas at Pizzeria Paradiso, making them somewhat too big for one person, but not big enough to serve two. I wonder why they don't offer two sizes.

So we will probably go back, but not as often as we would if they had transplanted Pizzeria Paradiso to Cleveland Park. Of course, the room is much more spacious and less noisy than Paradiso...a definite plus.

Jim Zurer
Washington DC

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