We have been to many Neapolitan pizzerias in the regions–It’s easily one of our favorite foods. In fact, this is the third one that we are writing about for this blog. In our opinion, 2Amys is the best all-around Neapolitan pizzeria in the DC area. Relaxed, friendly service, authentic , VPN-certified pizzas and an incredible selection of gourmet small plates.
2Amys is in Cathedral Heights, roughly between Tenleytown and Cleveland Park. The easiest metro station to access it from is Tenleytown. The downstairs dining room gets pretty crowded, so we ate in the more subdued and smaller upstairs dining room. The wine list looked solid and the beer list was short but well-curated. We abstained, as this was a late lunch for us and we were planning on drinking later with dinner. On the flip side is what makes 2Amys special; an extensive list of gourmet small plates.
We chose the salt cured sardines with bread and butter, prosciutto san Danielle and smoked salmon with goat cheese crostini. The salty sardines had no fishy taste at all and they went beautifully with the creamy butter and the crusty bread. The salmon was paired with very mild goat cheese on toast, the same bread as the sardines. The salmon was thicker than normal smoked salmon which gave it a nice chew.
The pizza was a quality Neapolitan pizza, although it was overshadowed by the small plates. That is more a comment on how good the small plates are than a knock on the pizzas. We ate the prosciutto with the pizza, at times together. The prosciutto is not housemade, but it was among the better that we’ve had.
The server gave us absolutely no pressure to order a certain amount of dishes. I wish 2Amys was a little closer, because I have a feeling we will be back very soon!
Paul: Salt cured sardines with bread and butter
Marnay: Smoked salmon and goat cheese crostini
2Amys: 3715 Macomb St NW, Washington, DC 20016
Closest Metro: Cleveland Park