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The Early Word on Etto, Pizza in Logan Circle

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Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

They're keeping it simple over at Etto, the new collaboration between the 2Amy's owners and Standard's partners. Pizza. Salami. Anchovies. But a limited menu means high expectations for those items. Do the pies and cured meats deliver at Etto? Here's what bloggers, Yelpers and others have to say about the restaurant's first couple weeks in business.

The Salami and More Salami News: UrbanDaddy suggests customers "start things off with a Negroni with housemade vermouth, or maybe a glass of red (it's all from either Beaujolais or Sicily) before moving on to salamis like wild boar or spicy Calabrian. Then train your eyes on that oven, as it turns out roasted cauliflower pies and cotechino (cooked salami) with fontina and egg. Ask for a side of salami." [UD]

The Better Than 2Amy's News: Etto is earning 4 stars right now on Yelp with eight reviews in. One is from Regina W., who says, "The pizzas were delicious, wood-fired goodness, in my opinion, trumping Two Amy's. SO good and rivals anything at Da Michel in Naples.  We were given attentive service but also allowed to linger over a multiple course feast with old friends." [Yelp]

The Not Better Than 2Amys News: William M. calls the pizza "Pretty solid, but not better than Pupatella or 2Amys. The prices are very high - $17 for a Margherita compared to $12 elsewhere in the DC area. I understand the rent is high on 14th Street, so perhaps that's the big reason." [Yelp]

The Weird Menu Items News: N.F. observes, "This place is great! I've already been twice since it opened and everything I've eaten has been delicious and different...Some of the menu items sound strange (like the eggs with anchovy bones) but they are amazing and so unique." [Yelp]

The Lack of Strollers News: Hillary T. calls Etto an "excellent result of collaborative talent -- bringing the best of 2Amys without the children (no offense). Prices are a bit dear, but who can put a price on quality and flavor." [Yelp]

The Busty Dessert News: Thrillist singles out Etto's well-endowed cookie. "To finish things off, this spiced cookie is made in the likeness of "Miss Frascati", an Italian legend with two breasts for milk and one for wine. You do (total) recall that legend, right?" [Thrillist]

The Blog Rave: Eat More Drink More is totally sold on Etto. "There are elements of Etto that remind me of San Francisco's Flour + Water: same vibe, unpretentious, and all about the food. Etto doesn't need the noise or the grand introduction to the neighborhood; in fact the place was packed late in the evening last Wednesday which is a promising sign for the future. I just like everything about it." [EMDM]

The Ideal Meal News: Concrete Jungle thought the food at Etto was "fantastic. I focused on the pizza and the small dishes. The small plates we sampled were fresh and delicious. I was completely enamoured with the porcini salad.  The lemon vinagrette was out of this world. The pizza was perfect. Overall,  it was my ideal meal after a long weekend." [CJ]

The Foursquare Tip: Here's a simple recommendation from a Foursquare user. "Chocolate Salami dessert. Do it." [FS]
· All Previous Coverage of Etto [-EDC-]


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1541 14th St. NW Washington, DC