I just wanted to quickly post about our visit to Pete’s last weekend. It was a somewhat spur-of-the-moment lunch decision, but we wanted to go because it’s right nearby in Clarendon, we had never been before, and we had heard about it’s former Top 100 status.
It turns out New Haven style pizza (“apizza”) is very different and fascinating. You can read about it on their website here. Pete’s itself was pretty clean and modern, but I must admit that the pizza did not look like it was going to be very appealing.
I ended up really enjoying my veggie slice though, and Chris liked his sausage slice too. As advertised, the pizza did taste somewhat burnt on the outside, but then was also soft on the inside… kind of strange. I don’t think there was actual truffle extract involved in my veggie slice (the mushrooms must have just been very nicely sautéed), but it seemed like it was there as I ate. In my opinion, the more mushroom flavor, the better! So thumbs up for that.
We also split their Original Sorbillo (“A rectangular shaped pizza filled with Salumi, ricotta, mozzarella”). Yum.
We liked Pete’s, but I don’t know if we’ll go there again. New Haven Style Apizza was intriguing, but just wasn’t exciting enough to give us many more cravings for the future.