Vace Italian Delicatessen in Bethesda.
We ordered a large pizza at the base price of $9.50 (sauce and cheese only). There’s a slightest little hiccup of a caveat: all toppings are an additional cost, but you’d have to really pile them on before your bill will be anywhere near ‘expensive.’ We ordered our favorites: pepperoni and mushroom on half, pepperoni sausage on the other, for a total of $12.00 plus tax. Like I said before, I’m hard pressed to think of anything that can compete with a GOOD pizza in terms of my three standards. Also take note of the business name: this place is a deli, not a restaurant. The atmosphere is more of a small grocery/convenience store than a pizzeria (no seating area).
Was it good? Yes, very much so. The crispy texture of the crust was satisfying bite after crunchy bite. Normally, I prefer my pizza to be heavy on the cheese and light on the sauce, but Vace’s pizza is the opposite. I was skeptical when seeing the sauciness, but the aroma was enticing and I was so hungry that I would have gnawed through a brick wall to get at it. Ms. Classy and I have eaten there twice in as many days. This will quell our pizza cravings for the time being and we’re delighted to have a go to pizza place on speed dial that isn’t just the better side of mediocre.
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