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Feb 4, 2012 05:53 PM

White pizza

Looking for the best white pizza with fontina cheese in the area.

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  1. I'm originally from NJ where there's a pizza place on every corner, and one of the best
    white pizzas I've had was from Mamma Lucia's, If there's one near you, it's worth a try.

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    1. re: ferventfoodie

      Second this, but the original ML location in Federal Plaza is head and shoulders above the rest in quality.

      1. re: DanielK

        No big deal but I'm pretty sure the "original" ML 's was at PG plaza in Hyattsville. It may have Ben there before the "Plaza" was enclosed and turned into a mall.

        It was the first place I remember in the area that made "Sicilian style" pizza. I believe that there is a direct link with the Hyattsville location and the current stores, but perhaps instead of a shared ancestry it is just a shared name.

        Sorry, for the reminiscence.

        1. re: drewpbalzac

          Their website clearly states that Rockville was the original location, and I don't remember ever hearing about a location out that way (none listed on their website). Maybe it was a place with a similar name?

          1. re: DanielK

            Definitely, some non-related mama lucias around. There are two in Calvert County that appear to be independents. And there used to be one behind Annapolis Mall, which was an order at the counter and have your food delivers to your table place. They had a sister store (under a different name) in the Anapolis Harbor complex, which was full service and a little more upscale. The PG Plaza joint was just pizza and subs . . . It closed in the mid '80s or so.

            There must be a lot of Mamas named Lucia running around southern Italy.

    2. White pizza at We The Pizza is pretty good!!!

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      1. re: 79pooh83

        No fontina but Pacci's in Silver Spring has a nice variety of white pizzas. Excellent.

      2. I don't know if they use fontina but the Italian Store in Arlington rocks for carry out pizza. For dine in Matchbox has yet to disappoint.

        1. Seventh Hill or Pizzeria Pardiso.

          1. Pupatella in Arlington. White sauce is excellent. If you go try the panzarotti, my family's latest addiction.


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            1. re: Steve

              +1 for Pupatella. The white variety with mushrooms & brie - OMG, so good. Yeah, it's not "traditional," but who cares when it's that good?