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New England/Greek-style Pizza in DC-MD-VA

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katherineDC Jun 24, 2014 01:09 PM

I grew up in southern Vermont and long for the Greek/New England-style pizza you can find everywhere there.

This is the kind of pizza that's made in a pan slathered in olive oil and allowed to rise before baking/uses a mozzarella/cheddar cheese mix and has oregano in the sauce. Usually made in places with names like "House of Pizza."

I am desperate to find this kind of pizza in the DC area. Any ideas on restaurants that serve this kind of pizza (preferably Metro-accessible).?

P.S. If you're ever in southern Vermont, go to Village Pizza off of Exit 3 in Brattleboro - you won't be sorry!

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    rachelcp RE: katherineDC Jun 25, 2014 07:50 AM

    No idea if this is what you're looking for, but there's a little Greek diner in Fairfax that makes pizza -- maybe it's the right kind? They have great gyros/souvlaki/moussaka etc. which I enjoy having for lunch, and have seen the "famous pizza" on the menu...

    http://www.havabite-eatery.com/

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      katherineDC RE: katherineDC Jun 25, 2014 07:57 AM

      Thanks! It's worth a shot - always hard to tell from the menu if the pizza is prepared New England-style.

      1. Bob W RE: katherineDC Jun 25, 2014 12:21 PM

        This is the place you want. http://www.yelp.com/biz/anthonys-rest...

        I grew up in RI and ate way more Greek pizza than one person should eat. House of Pizza on Division St in Pawtucket near McCoy Stadium is the best around.

        I used to go to Anthony's in Falls Church when I got a craving for House of Pizza pizza. They have closed that location but apparently are reopening in FC soon.

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          Steve RE: Bob W Jun 25, 2014 03:02 PM

          If Anthony's is what you want, I am having a hrard time figuring out what makes it different.... seems like generic Italian-American 'restaurant' pizza.

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            Bob W RE: Steve Jun 26, 2014 06:03 AM

            Steve: This is what is known as Greek pizza in New England.

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          kensilver RE: katherineDC Jun 25, 2014 07:49 PM

          We, the Pizza has something under Cast iron pies called "For the Greek in us" that has the kind of dough you describe. Unfortunately they only do the one aforementioned pizza that way.

          Manny and Olga's Pizza is a local chain whose dough tastes somewhat similar (the crust is thinner), but you really have to order a whole pizza rather than getting them by the slice.

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            katherineDC RE: kensilver Jun 26, 2014 05:31 AM

            Thank you! Unfortunately, the options out in Virginia are way out - it would be quite a risk to rent a Zipcar and head out there. I'll see if I can get my fix from these options!

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