Monday, November 16, 2009

Radius Pizza

The Magni and half cheese....mmmmmnn

The Fall pizza....yummy and interesting

A cross section of the fall pizza

Some of the fried mozzarella....we were too hungry to remember to take a photo

Dave and the fall pizza

Kelly and her fall pizza love

Jennifer eats regular pizza and loves it!

This is the cider and ginger snap joy.

Dave and Jenn split the tiramisu cheesecake.

On Saturday afternoon, we went to Radius Pizza in Mt. Pleasant, in DC. I think it's the first pizza I've had here that's like NY city pizza. It was very refreshing!

When we got to Radius Pizza it was about 3pm so there weren't many people there, which was fine with us! The place has a hidden/off the beaten track feel to it. The aroma as we walked in made my mouth water. We started with their homemade mozzarella with a creamy red sauce. Let me just say that this was soooo much better than battered string cheese!

The reason I made Radius my next pizza review is because they offer a Fall pizza, which has a pumpkin puree, ricotta cheese, feta cheese, red onions and mushrooms. We ordered 1/2 without mushrooms because my sister and I don't eat them. I'm not a big red onion fan, so I picked most of them off, but otherwise it was a deliciously interesting pizza. Needless to say, we devoured it.

Don't worry though.......we also ordered the plain cheese on 1/2 of one, with the other 1/2 the Magni, which is pancetta, sopressata, pepperoni, red onion and mozzarella. I'm telling you, this is the closest I've had to NY pizza in all of my experiences here (which started before I started blogging about it). We all kept remarking on the crust, which was crispy on the edges, but softer towards the middle. Radius actually uses 2 level ovens with different temperatures in each level, where they move the pizza to the lower temperature after the crust is cooked, but the toppings still need to be done. They use all fresh, never frozen, meats and grind their own beef. I really want to try the meatball sub next time I'm there........and there will definitely be a next time.

So it turns out, dessert is becoming a trend with us. I mean if the pizza is so good, wouldn't the desserts be good too? The answer is yes, they realllllllly are. I just ordered the mulled cider with ginger snaps. It was simple and light and really yummy. The cider wasn't my favorite ever because it had a kind of bite to it, but the cookies were just delicious. My sister, Kelly, had one and we just raved over them. Dave and Jenny split the tiramisu cheesecake and absolutely loved that. I don't like coffee, but it really looked good. The presentation of everything they served was unique and gave the restaurant a higher end feel than just a regular old pizza place.....which I love, don't get me wrong!

Anyways....go there. Eat pizza. Their link is www.radiusdc.com.

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