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Dec 13, 2003


Leo Scanlon


I just discovered your blog and I'm enjoying it! One small glitch on your original review of 2 Amys: when you click the Map link, Mapquest looks up 5 Macomb St. NW, rather than 3715 Macomb St. NW. It doesn't find the former, of course.

I live in Montgomery Village (Gaithersburg) and rarely eat in the vicinity of 2 Amys, so we haven't been there yet. But next time we go to the National Cathedral, I'll make sure we eat lunch at 2 Amys.

Keep up the good work!


I updated the map link. Thanks for pointing it out!


I loved 2 Amys, and could not agree with you more about the quality of their food (especially their deviled eggs - my GOD! so good), but my past two visits have been marred by negative service experiences. Most recently, my friends and I were completely ignored once we had been served. Sure the place was full on a Friday night, but the extent of our invisibility to our server was a bit extreme. I tried my best to get our waiter's attention discreetly to get another beverage, but to no avail. After about 15 minutes of this, I walked over to the bar and politely asked for another diet coke. You would have thought I had just yelled "fire!" or something. My waiter came over immediately, visibly annoyed, and begrudgingly brought another beverage. After that, back to Siberia we went....When we settled our bill, we left a 10% tip for what was really non-existent service. The manager of the place came over to us and confronted us. I explained that we felt ignored and thus, felt 10% was reasonable. She told us that we should expect a busy restaurant to be this way and in a condescending tone remarked that she was sorry we didn't understand. I thought about explaining how often I eat out and how aware I am of restaurant service norms in Washington, but felt it would be lost on her. She had just missed an opportunity to smooth over a negative customer experience - it is really easy - a simple apology with a little "we appreciate your patronage and hope to see you soon" would not have caused her to burst into flames.... Too bad, I fear this place is so used to having praise heaped upon it, that it is losing sight of the importance good service as well as good product! Better restaurants have tipped negatively this way - restaurants that are no more...With so much competition for good food in Washington, I now take my business elsewhere.


Thank you for finally adding 2 Amys to your archive! My boyfriend and I lived in DC for five years, and I only wish we'd discovered it sooner. After some very good pizza experiences at Pizzeria Paradiso, we decided to give 2 Amys a try. We never went anywhere else after that. I'm salivating now, just thinking about it.

One other must-have is their appetizer of roasted olives. They are to die for, served sizzling from the oven in a terra cotta bowl. The roasting mellows the olives' bite and brings out their smoky sweetness. The pool of oil that they're roasted in also serves as the perfect dipping sauce for crusty bread or pizza crusts.

I feel badly that Bryan had a bad experience there. I admit, I haven't had the chance to go back since I moved away in 2004. But I have to give them the benefit of the doubt. We never had less than satisfactory service and I'll definitely go back the next time I'm in DC. The pizza is that fantastic.

Detroit Red

I'm from detroit, and i consider myself a "pizza connoisseur". Its my first time here in DC, so after reading a few reviews about 2 amys i made sure to check it out. i also plan to goto Ella's before i go back home...
Don't get me wrong, the pizza was delicious! my favorite part was the crust. I ordered a cheese pizza so maybe im missing the gratification that you meat eaters are getting. the point im getting at is "the best pizza in DC"??? maybe my pallet hasn't exactly acquired the taste for "high quality pizza" but i've totally gotten more satification from eating pizza at a hole in the wall pizza joint in detroit. Not saying the pizza was a disapointment, i just feel like i could of sat in the comfort my home and had pizza hut delivered to me.

Big T

I'm from Michigan too so I feel like I might know a little bit more of what you're looking for. I would check out kavanagh's a little bit further down Wisconsin from 2 Amy's (near wisconsin and calvert, near JPs and Good Guys if that helps). Kavanaugh's is not quite as foofy as 2 Amy's and it's probably much more up your alley being from the D. You can skip Ella's, it's a style similar to 2 Amy's and not nearly as good.


I just went there yesturday (they over cooked my fist pizza and under cooked the 2nd), the food took FOREVER to get there, the was not enought wait staff, no utencles at the table, dirty water glasses... I cant say enough bad things about my experience last night which is sad because I used to love that place!


The pizza is very, very good, but the place is almost always packed with families who pay no attention to their screaming children.


Ask to sit upstairs. The downstairs is mostly families now, especially during lunch time on the weekends.

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