Haven Pizzeria Napoletana
The Neapolitan-meets-New Haven-style pizzas here are almost too good-looking to eat. Almost. Still steaming and lightly pocked with char spots, they arrive at the table in charming, aluminum lunch trays. There are plenty of classics—the margherita ($9-$17) and bianco ($8-$15) are both superlative—but the signature selections definitely merit a try. The Uovo Carne ($12) boasts sausage, bacon, veggies and four sunny-side-up eggs, while the white Pie Bergami ($14-$25) mixes mozzarella, pecorino and goat cheese with chicken chunks and salami.
“It’s not about putting ingredients on a pizza and calling it a specialty,” says Mike Dolinger, vice president of operations. “The flavors have to truly meld.”
If you’re too full after the meal for dessert, you can get a quart of the house-made organic gelato packed up. Creamy pistachio is always an excellent choice.
7137 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, 301-664-9412, havenpizzeria.com