Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Pizza and Vino

Bread and butter, pita bread and hummus, beer and watching the game, chips and salsa - some things just go together right? Pizza and wine is one of my favorite combinations, and a nice red usually works fabulously. On a recent visit to Sette Osteria in Dupont, my friend Lisa and I enjoyed the Al Funghi pizza which features Sette's fabulous crust (born of the restaurant's wood-fired ovens) as well as tangy yet sweet tomato sauce with a nice balance of Italian herbs, mozzerella, and oven roasted seasonal wild mushrooms. The gooey cheese matches the woodiness of the mushrooms perfectly, and the sauce provides notes of oregano as well as a bit of acid to cut the luscious richness of the cheese. I enjoyed a couple of glasses of Sangiovese, which for me always works especially well with pizza. Having already been to happy hour and had a few drinks, my friend Lisa opted to just do a few sips of a Valpolicella, which I tried as well (and finished) and which also was a nice match with the pie.
Of note, I found out Sette Osteria does happy hour weekdays from 4 to 6pm. On offer are several options of house wine, including Sangiovese, Piedirossa, Negro Amaro, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio, all for $4.50 a glass, as well as pizza for $7 and calamari for $6, can I say delicious deal? Yum!

Sette Osteria
1666 Connecticut Avenue at R Street in NW DC


Lisa said...

I made it into the blog, I'm excited! She's right, the pizza was yummy. The ambiance (and company) was good too.

Mel said...

Whoah! I am just now getting a chance to check out your blog. Great job, Leah!!!

I'm going to add a link from my blog as soon as I get the chance. I would now, but I am off to Fallah Olivia for Restaurant Week. I'll let you know how it is!!! :-D