Far from it. The coal oven located at Bethesda’s newest face on the scene, Haven Pizzeria Napoletana, justifies its gargantuan dimensions by churning out some of the finest cooked pizza this food blogger has ever tasted.
|General Manager Mark Bergami displaying the appetizers in front of the coal oven.|
The pizza is unlike any I’ve had before. The dynamics of a coal oven are such that the heat spreads evenly among the bricks, providing for a consistent charring of the crust throughout. My favorite pizza was the Haven White Clam Pie. It’s definitely for a person that is accustomed to the pungent taste of clams, and is a direct descendant of the original white clam pies offered in New Haven. Needless to say, it was unbeatable. I also had the Haven Fresh pie, their version of the traditional mozzarella, tomato, and basil pizza that is known for providing a refreshing taste. Haven’s version didn’t disappoint.