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Go to Pierre's in Bethesda for the pizza

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Go to Pierre's in Bethesda for the pizza

foodiejudy | Mar 31, 2005 06:04 PM

Funny I should suggest going to a French/Caribbean restaurant like Pierre's on Cordell Avenue in downtown Bethesda for the pizza, but it's true. I have eaten several dishes there which, while good (particularly the dishes from the "Island specialties" list, like oxtail stuffed with calamari and the Chilean sea bass in a caper/citrus sauce with a crisp, green salad), aren't as scrumptious as the garlic white pizza slices that the chef sometimes chooses to serve as the bread (Pierre, the eponymous chef, changes the bread each day, but one can, and should, ask for the garlic bread/pizza. Word of warning though: he gives you a whole 10" size white pizza. Good doggy bags, though!). The crust is thin and yeasty and the middle doesn't get soggy. You can actually taste the cheese unlike some white pizzas and the garlic is terrific without being overpowering. I think the pizzas are so good because Pierre kept on the wood burning oven from the previous restaurant incarnation which was Il Forno - Bethesda's best pizza-serving establishment in my opinion. Pierre's does carryout pizza. Pierre's also has nice outdoor tables and Cordell Avenue, fortunately is a quiet street without any construction going on so one could imagine oneself dining alfresco in a European city.

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