Plaudits: Washington City Paper's Young and Hungry's Top 50 2010, Washington Post 2010 Fall Dining Guide
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
There isn't much to say about Seventh Hill, a cozy and typical pizzeria. To wit, the bare white walls, the brick oven behind the counter, the black and white checkered floors. Still, its decor is clean with funky yellow accents with the square metal bar stools. A few black high-top fours sit to one side, while a few small round tables sit in front; the main draw though is the sizable patio where six or so tables of four lie. Overall, the vibe is fun and the atmosphere family-friendly.
On this trip, we split a Potomac Avenue, a pizza with an olive oil base, topped with mozzarella, parmesan, felino salami, arugala, and pesto. There are only a few metrics that you can use to measure pizza, and Seventh Hill aced them all. The crust shouldn't be a distraction: this one was crispy and crunchy and thin. The toppings should pack a punch: here, the arugala and salami provided a nice salt bite to each piece. And lastly, the cheese should bind the whole thing together: the blend of white cheese here made for an enjoyable slice.
One of the better slices in the District. Just a shade below Comet Ping Pong and 2 Amy's as our favorite.
Food Rating: **** (out of 5)
Date Rating: 2.5 Hearts (out of 5)
Dress Code: Casual
Bar Rating: Quiet Drinks
Cost: $ (out of 5) (less than $25 for two)
Pairing: Head down the street to board game shop Labyrinth to pick up one of the store's unique games.