Sometimes it is easy to get in the habit of going to the same places over and over again. I have written about my now almost , and while I love the comfort of the familiar, a few months ago it was time to venture out, so I tried .
Over the course of a few weeks, I popped in a few times for lunch and once for dinner. I wasn’t blown away by what I found. The restaurant was consistently understaffed with only one or two staff people on board. During my second lunch, my food came out cold.
After those few experiences, I stayed at my regular spots until one week I had someone book a lunch meeting at Pizzeria and friends suggest it for dinner. I wasn’t thrilled but didn’t want to be a pain, so accepted both invites.
The restaurant was a completely different place. It is now staffed appropriately, offers a great atmosphere, awesome food and reasonable prices.
If you are in for lunch, the menu has a great selection of sandwiches that are affordable and unique. The buffalo chicken sandwich in particular offers a fresh take on the dish and you won’t regret trying it.
For dinner, the restaurant offers a little bit of everything. If you haven’t tried the pizza, give it a shot. There are some interesting selections with fresh toppings that really makes the pizza stand out.
Sometimes it takes a new restaurant in an old neighborhood a bit of time to find its groove. Del Ray Pizzeria has found its place and our neighborhood is all the better for it.