Pete’s New Haven Style – multiple locations

by PizzaSnobo on October 22, 2010

Multiple locations
http://petesapizza.com


Pete’s can be found in Tenleytown-Friendship Heights and Columbia Heights. We went to the Columbia Heights location, which is located close to other fast food restaurants like Pot Belly and Panda Express – and we think this is just where Pete’s belongs. The pizzeria can often get crowded, especially on weekends, due to the large number of major retailers that surround it. But crowds and a little PR hype doesn’t mean this is good pizza. Perhaps one of the few benefits, other than location, is that Pete’s uses real plates and doesn’t make you clean up after yourself.

Pete’s says they’re New Haven style, but go to any pizzeria in New York City and you’ll find the plain slices there are awfully similar – only better. Pete’s slices ($2.75) were skimpy, even smaller than 2 Bros, which charges only $1. The pizza is thin and crispy – ah, there’s the New Haven comparison – but actually made our jaws hurt by the time we were finished eating a single mini-slice. We like that they brown the cheese without burning the crust and the tangy sauce wasn’t too bad, however we couldn’t help thinking that this is the kind of pizza you might find at an ice skating rink, or in a cafeteria. Sure, there are plenty of toppings, which are generally fresh, to choose from, but in the end this will only doctor up a slice that is below average by higher quality standards.

If you need to use the rest room, they are clean, but you must get a key from the cashier. Just like at a gas station.


Pete’s New Haven Style

Multiple locations

http://petesapizza.com/

 

 

Pete’s can be found in Tenleytown-Friendship Heights and Columbia Heights. We went to the Columbia Heights location, which is located close to other fast food restaurants like Pot Belly, Five Guys and Panda Express – and we think this is just where Pete’s belongs. The pizzeria can often get crowded, especially on weekends, due to the large number of major retailers that surrounds it. But crowds and a little PR hype doesn’t mean this is good pizza. Perhaps one of the few benefits, other than location, is that Pete’s uses real plates and doesn’t make you clean up after yourself.

 

Pete’s says they’re New Haven style, but go to any pizzeria in New York City and you’ll find the plain slices there are awfully similar – only better. Pete’s slices ($2.75) were skimpy, even smaller than 2 Bros, which charges only $1. The pizza is thin and crispy – ah, there’s the New Haven comparison – but actually made our jaws hurt by the time we were finished eating a single mini-slice. We like that they brown the cheese without burning the crust and the tangy sauce wasn’t too bad, however we couldn’t help thinking that this is the kind of pizza you might find at an ice skating rink, or in a cafeteria. Sure, there are plenty of toppings to choose from, but in the end this will only doctor up a slice that is below average by higher quality standards.

 

If you need to use the rest room, which was clean, you must get a key from the cashier. Just like at a gas station.

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