SeventhHill pizza on Capitol Hill

Photo courtesy of Daily Candy

Photo courtesy of Daily Candy

Seventh Hill, a new pizza bistro is now formally open for business along 7th Street on Capitol Hill. Eastern Market’s new pizza joint is being run by husband and wife team Tammy and Chef Brian Barszcz. Chef Barszcz, formerly of Locanda, has also cooked at some of the best DC area restaurants such as Colvin Run, Bistro Bis, and Obelisk in Dupont Circle, where he discovered the joys of Italian food. 

When asked, Tammy said that they have been “open just two weeks.” I walked right over to the French imported oven and stuck my head in. Tammy was quite proud of the oven’s origin and stood next to it pointing at it like Vanna White. Evidently, the pizza oven is made from prized Rhone River stones originally recognized by the Romans for their superior baking quality.

Photo Courtesy of Thrillist

Photo Courtesy of Thrillist

Several months ago, the owners of Montmartre took over the space next door which was formerly a Ben & Jerry’s and re-designed the inside to resemble a small and slightly narrow galley pizzeria (see photo above on right). The floors are done in large black-and-white tile lined with decorative wooden pizza peals and racked firewood. There are a dozen plastic stools along the bar in a retro bright yellow.

Despite the French ownership, all of SeventhHill’s pizzas are named after nearby Capitol Hill locations, such as Navy Yard and Eastern Market and range in price from $9.95-10.95 for an 8″ and $15.95-16.95 for a 12″.  Diners many also custom-top their pies, or go for the Soup-du-Jours or daily panini that use bread fresh-baked in the same brick oven. 

You can also call in your order in advance if you want to take it to go.  With their limited seating area (especially once it is too cold to sit on the patio), take-out will likely be the most popular option.

7H Pizza Menu:

  • Pennsylvania Ave: fresh tomato, olive, pesto, pecorino spinach
  • Lincoln Park: artichoke, rosemary, mozzarella, zucchini, portobello
  • Navy Yard: tomato, Toulouse sausage, oregano, pecorino
  • Eastern Market: tomato, goat cheese, fresh herbs, tapenade, fresh mushrooms
  • Southwest Waterfront: tomato, black olive, anchovies, basil
  • Union Station: goat cheese, mozzarella, pecorina, gorgonzola, garlic
  • Capitol Hill: tomato, basil, mozzarella
  • Barracks Row: tomato, mushroom, spinach, red onion, mozzarella
  • Stanton Park: zucchini, red onion, garlic, roasted red pepper, eggplant, tomato, mozzarella, pecorino, parmesan
  • Seventh Street: prosciutto, parmesean, roasted red pepper, tomato
  • Garfield Park: tomato, mozzarella

 For more info: Location: 327 7th St., SE, Washington, DC 20003. tel: (202) 544-1911/ www.seventhHILL.com

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One Response

  1. I’m looking forward to giving this place a try. Pizza is a great food where sometimes all food groups are included on one pie. Will beer and wine be available? JimmyStewart.me

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