In celebration of our last day of finals we decided to try a new restaurant.
We had driven past the place a few weeks prior (during a Georgetown Cupcake run) and made note to try it.
Pretty adorable store-front right?
The Corner Slice is known for it’s New York style, 20 inch pizzas. This is the only size they make. To put that in prospective a regular pizza chain offers a 14-16 inch pizza as their “large”.
At the time we were super-hungry and not feeling very adventurous. So we just went for a whole pie, half pepperoni, half ricotta.
When it came to seating, there is my first (and really only) complaint. The shop is really vibrant, very attractive, but incredibly small. There is a cute bowed window looking out at the street corner with a thin row of bar seating, a few outdoor tables, and a huge bulky wooden table in the center of the room. There were a fair amount of people already there when we arrived and we had to wait at the bar seating for a bit until the table was free. Even then it a was cramped space (and too windy to dine outside).
at the bar seating
As a former pizza shop toiler I was happy to watch the man behind the counter working on our food. He really took his time with each pizza. At one point he was standing with his arms crossed just eyeing it up, it was almost comical how much attention he was giving the food. While his method might add a little bit of a wait, it’s really worth it, each pizza we saw had nice even spread of toppings cheese and sauce. Obvious that a lot of loving attention went into making them.
The clerk brought us our giant pie right out of the oven, and made a point to tell us it was ‘real hot’ about 3 times.
This is some of the best New York style pizza I’ve had outside of New York itself. The slices were massive. The crust was nice and crunchy both on the rim and the bottom, but still fold-able (as a NY pizza should be eaten). The sauce had a good flavor, I’m not a fan of overly sweet or overly salty pizza sauce, this one had a nice zest to it. The cheese also had a good taste and wasn’t undermined by the other ingredients (although the top needed a little dab with a napkin form the grease)
Overall this is a place I’d go back to again, but next time I’d plan to go on a good warm day so we could dine on the patio and avoid the tight space inside. I really want to try their white specialty pizza.- Katelynn
The Corner Slice -Bethesda, MD