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H Street NE now has a place to satisfy your cravings for whole wheat-crusted pizza with mushroom truffle sauce—or a plain cheese pizza. H &pizza, located in the space formerly occupied by Birdland, opened today at 11 a.m.
Owners Steve Salis and Michael Lastoria proudly tout the fact that every pie is fired to order. Among the more intriguing menu items at the counter service spot is the “Moonstruck” pie with mushroom truffle sauce, goat cheese, mushrooms, fig marsala, red pepper chili oil, and crushed black pepper.
You can also customize your pizza with a choice of three types of dough (traditional, whole wheat, and 9-grain) and six house-made sauces (including red chickpea, spicy tomato, and basil pesto), plus a selection of toppings, flavored oils, and cheeses. Watch the chefs making fresh mozzarella from a small counter in the back.
The prices look pretty affordable too: A cheese pizza costs $6.82 (before tax), and a pizza with unlimited toppings is $8.64. Finish up with a dessert pizza ($5.91) topped with Nutella, ricotta, strawberry, powdered sugar, and pecans.
H &pizza will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and until 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
H &pizza, 1118 H St. NE; 202-733-1285; andpizza.com
Photo courtesy of Doug Rashid