Sammie’s Pizza and Restaurant have opened up in 3003 Avenue U, the spot formerly occupied by Pizzeria Del Corso. Don’t get too excited for the return of Nino Coniglio, the pizza prodigy that ran the last joint; Sammie’s has new owners and is running under a new name, though the sign isn’t up yet.
We haven’t sampled its delights yet, but the menu at Sammie’s does look nice and extensive. There are the usual dishes such as heroes, rolls, calzones, pizza pies, wraps and pasta. In addition, there’s a few interesting pizza selections Del Corso never offered, including “Philly Cheese Steak Pizza” and “Chicken Honey Mustard Pizza.” There is also a nice variety of salads – 13 different ones listed on the menu. Overall, the pizza menu is less traditional than the Del Corso menu, the restaurant menu less refined – but there remains a lot of options.
Welcome to the neighborhood, Sammie’s!