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“Not the thinnest crust but a good pizza restaurant in Bethesda” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mia's Pizza

Mia's Pizza
4926 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
301 718 6427
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Ranked #8 of 296 restaurants in Bethesda
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Not the thinnest crust but a good pizza restaurant in Bethesda”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Leaned about Mia's from the PBS program a month or so ago on pizzarias in DC so we decided to give it a try. No wait for outside tables on a late Saturday afternoon (around 6 pm) in the pleasant courtyard section in front of the restaurant, which was about half full with several families with young children, so the atmosphere was lively and cheerful and very relaxed. We had grilled asparagus to start (it might have been a special), two pizzas, a multi-carni and a Mia's plus meatballs topping. The asparagus was really delicious, although pricey ($7.50 for 9 skinny spears). The pizzas were larger than we expected, like large size personal. Crust not the thinnest, dough a bit more oily (more like Matchbox than 2 Amys), but quite crisp and tasty. Price seems to be slightly higher, no doubt due to the somewhat larger size pies (I would have preferred them to be smaller and cost less – as such had to take half of my pizza home). A good find in Bethesda. Parking on Cordell was a bit tricky – the meters in front of the restaurants on that street all seemed to have some Saturday restrictions that were not so obvious – I was tipped off when I saw the car parked behind me getting a ticket! Much safer to just use the public parking garage next door.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bethesda, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“great upscale, family-friendly pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

very good pizza, and a nice place to sit outside with a glass of wine or sangria in nice weather. My kids love it as well, and its generally welcoming to kids.

Visited August 2012
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montgomery county md
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“great pizza and salads”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I always have a wonderful pizza- either one of the specials or not. In addition, their salads and special burchettas are always delicious.

Visited April 2013
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Bethesda, Maryland
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Pizza!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Wonderful pizza and nice to see "Mia" herself working in there most nights! Great spot to take the kids as well. The cupcakes can be missed though...

Visited March 2013
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Bethesda, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Ah Mia's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

By far this is the best pizza place in Bethesda. My wife and I probably go here twice a month to get one of these authentic Roman-style pizzas. We generally start out with the funghi crostini, which is basically bruschetta-style bread with a dollop of portobello mushrooms, roasted butternut squash, and goat cheese, drizzled with a balsalmic vinegar sauce. Each person should get their own pizza. My wife usually gets a multi-carne, which is their meat lover's pizza. I vary my choices because they are all good. If you get this far, you rarely have room for dessert, but every once in a while, save some room because they are great.

Occasional negatives include sometimes slow service, especially when it gets super busy (which it always is). But we completely don't care because the food is simply just that good.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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